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  • Just Mercy: Bishop's Fall Book Selection

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Below are a few suggestions and resources for ways in which we can learn together from Bishop Beisner’s book selection for this fall, Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. If you use any of these resources, or develop your own, please share them with Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, at, so that we can all learn from your experience! Suggestions and Resour...

  • Special Book Signing with the Bishop

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Artist and writer Kathrin Burleson released her new book The Soul’s Journey: An Artist’s Approach to the Stations of the Cross in November 2014, which features Kathrin’s paintings and reflections on her creative process and spiritual journey. Bishop Barry Beisner will join Kathrin for a special book signing event at the The Cathedral Bookshop at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 6-7:00 p.m. What: Book Signing Event ...

  • ECS Announces Annual Advent Appeal

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Board President, Episcopal Community Services "Joy!" is the theme for the third Sunday of Advent, December 14, 2014. During this season we all share in the joy of anticipation and expectation, as we await the coming of Christ into our world.

  • The Gift of Listening

    by the Rev. Virginia McNeely, Deacon, All Saints', Sacramento The ability to hear is a sense. Our brains sift through what is coming to us as sound, and decides what we will hear.

  • Sister Diana Doncaster Ordained

    by the Rev. Sister Diana Doncaster C.T. Thinking back on my diaconal ordination last Thursday, October 2nd at Christ Church, Eureka, I am filled again with amazed gratitude.

  • Bishop Blesses St. James' Church

    by St. James Church, Lincoln On February 16, 2014 Bishop Beisner visited and offered blessings to the congregation (and building and grounds) at St. James’ Episcopal Church in Lincoln.

  • Dedication and Consecration in Rocklin

    This Friday! by St. Augustine, Rocklin St.

  • The Rev. Janine Schenone Ordained

    The Rev. Janine Schenone, theologian in residence at Christ Church in Bronxville, NY, was ordained to the sacred order of priests on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 by the Bishop Coadjutor of New York, the Rt. Rev.

  • It Is Not Too Late

    Episcopal Community Services - It Is Not Too Late To Help Rejoice, the Lord Is Nigh! The theme for the third Sunday of Advent is Joy! Joy is a difficult word to capture most of the year, but during Advent we all share those great feelings of anticipation and expectation.

  • School for Deacons Graduation

    by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacon Virginia McNeely of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento and Gary Brown of Emmanuel in Grass Valley graduated from the School for Deacons on May 10, 2012 with a Bachelor of Theological Studies (BTS).  They will be ordained to the diaconate on June 9, 2012 at the Cathedral. See Steve Skiffington (right) of Trinity Cathedral, a 2nd year Student, holding the School Banner.

  • Bishop Beisner Visits Memorial Garden

    by the Rev. James Wirrell and the Rev. Barbara Elizabeth Nixon On Sunday, May 6, the Rev.

  • Bishop Blesses Trinity Thrift

    article by Leslie Borasi and photo by Steve Bickford, both of Trinity, Folsom On the morning of Sunday, February 19, volunteers who staff Trinity Thrift Shop in Folsom welcomed Bishop Beisner (pictured right with, l-r: John Mack, Sue Mack, Karin Breck, Graham Breck and Scott Pinney) as he offered a blessing for the newly refurbished and reopened shop. The Bishop was making his annual visit to Trinity Church in Folsom and was presiding over the morning’s three services as well. It was a...

  • An Old Shop Made New Again

    article courtesy of Leslie Borasi, photos courtesy of Judy Pinney of Trinity, Folsom Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom's popular Trinity Thrift Shop debuts a new, remodeled look in 2012. More than 1,000 volunteer hours were contributed in the past month to refurbish and refresh the interior of the charming Victorian that has housed racks of nearly-new and gently-used clothing and household items since 1963. Demolition, painting, installing sheetrock and flooring were just a few of the activi...

  • St. Michael's Breaks Ground

    article and photo courtesy of the Rev. Jesse Vaughan, Headmaster of St. Michael's Episcopal Day School St.

  • Never Too Old to Serve God

    This article is partially reprinted from the Napa Valley Register by Michael Nissenson John Morris believes “it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.” The former submarine officer was ordained as a priest earlier this month at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church at the age of 72. For Morris, the idea of becoming a priest came later in life.

  • St. John's Set Apart for Worship

    article and photos by Caitlin Gutenberger, Communications Coordinator "This beautiful building has become a visible symbol of the presence of Christ in our midst. It is a symbol that represents the foundation upon which we build our life - Jesus Christ. The cross atop our cupola proclaims this to our community and the world." - the Rev.

  • Hallisey Named New Dean of Students

    article and photo reprinted courtesy of Church Divinity School of the Pacific The Rev. L. Ann Hallisey of Davis, Calif., is the new dean of students at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP), the Very Rev.

  • Gregg Nolta Ordained in Willows

    by Jerry Nord of Holy Trinity, Willows photos courtesy of James L. Davis Any ordination is a wonderful celebration, not only for the one being ordained, but for the church and the congregation in which it takes place. There were a couple of things that made the July 9, 2011 ordination of the Rev.

  • Bishop Visits Cathedral for Confirmations

    photos and article by the Rev. Anne McKeever of Trinity Cathedral On his first Sunday back from sabbatical, the Right Rev. Barry Beisner (pictured below left with Nancy Tennyson and confirmand Elizabeth Chisum) confirmed nine youth and four adults at Trinity Cathedral on Trinity Sunday, June 19, 2011.

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