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  • September Liturgy and Music Conference

    by the Rev. Larry Holben, Priest in Charge, St. Barnabus' Episcopal Church, Mt.

  • Youth Begin Pathways Pilgrimage

    by Paula Schaap, Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaYouth from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California begin their journey toward reconciliation in northern California on Sunday, July 31st with the Pathways pilgrimage. The group will be on the road until August 6th, learning strategies for reconciliation, as they visit sites in our diocese where injustices have been committed in society's name. This pilgrimage is especially timely as it occurs on th...

  • Pneuma Conference 2016

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaAre you looking for some new Christian education ideas and inspiration, or is there an existing or emerging leader in your congregation who would benefit from some investment in their gifts for ministry? Registration is open for the 2016 Pneuma Conference this fall at Bishop’s Ranch What: 2016 Pneuma Conference When: October 17-20, 2016 Where: The Bishop's Ranch 5297 Wests...

  • EfM Mentor Training in August

    by Sally Rooney, Coordinator, Education for Ministry, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Education for Ministry (EfM) is a unique four-year distance learning certificate program in theological education based upon small-group study and practice. Seminar groups work under the leadership of mentors who contract to serve as guides and administrators. An EfM Mentor Training is scheduled for August 3-5, 2016 at Mercy Retreat Center in Auburn.

  • School for Deacons Graduation

    by the Ven. Beatryce "Cookie" Clark, Archdeacon, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville The School for Deacons held its 2016 graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22nd at All Saints' Chapel on the campus of the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in Berkeley. This year's graduating class included the following members from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California: Beth Gaines (St.

  • Ministry and Mission Grants: Apply Now

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services of Northern California (ECS); Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Grant Cycle for 2015 is Now Open Episcopal Community Services (ECS) is now receiving applications for Ministry Development and Bishop Jerry & Jane Lamb Grants.

  • Province VIII Winter Talk 2015

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Indigenous Ministries Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon, Emmanuel, Grass Valley The Annual Province VIII Winter Talk, sponsored by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Province VIII, will be held the weekend of January 16-18, 2015 at Harrah’s Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. This year, the focus will be on indigenous women in leadership. The deadline for registration for this event is Friday, December 19, 2014.

  • Reflections: The Total Ministry Process

    by Pat Harik, Total Ministry Committee Administrator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and the Rev. Kay Rohde, Ministry Development Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California A group of more than 40 people gathered at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marysville to celebrate the 13th Annual Total Ministry Fall Gathering on October 17-18, 2014.

  • The Peach Lady & Stories from the Streets

    by the Rev. Kay Rohde, Ministry Development Coordinator, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Stories are powerful. The following is a collection of brief stories from the streets and from life.

  • New Online Course for Facilitators

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Deacon, Emmanuel, Grass Valley; Native American Ministries Missioner for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Path to Healing Begins with Understanding An online training course for facilitators called "Christian Responses to the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery" is being presented by the Offices of Indigenous Ministries and Lifelong Christian Formation, in partnership with Lifelong Learning at Episcopal Divinity School. This eight-week course will t...

  • Outreach Through Music & Arts Camp

    by the Rev. Nancy Streufert, deacon at Christ Church, Eureka The Christ Episcopal Church campus in Eureka came alive with the sound of children’s voices during the recent music and arts camp, held July 21 – 25, 2014 with this year's theme “The Spark of Creation.” Christ Church is in its fifth year of this outreach ministry that offers a morning day camp in the summer for children in the community entering the first through sixth grades. The children were divided into three groups that rotated da...

  • Thought-Provoking Forum in Gualala

    by Phil Graf, Mission Committee Chair, Shepherd by the Sea, Gualala As the current chair of the Mission Committee for Shepherd by the Sea in Gualala, a small, lively and happy church family, I would like to report that we are celebrating the success of an outreach project resulting from the Ministry Development Grant we received from the Congregational Vitalization Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Our project proposal was to bring outside speakers in to address the larg...

  • NorCal SWAT Team - "We Come To You"

    by the Rev. Dr. Sean Cox, Chair of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California’s Stewardship Commission and NorCal SWAT Commander The new Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California (formerly know as the Commission on Gratitude) launched this spring with a clear mission: “We come to you.” To provide information and resources on how we are converted to generosity, the diocesan Stewardship Commission is currently known as “Northern California Stewardship ...

  • Camp Noel Porter Summer Updates

    by Camp Noel Porter Summer camp is winding down, and this is our last week. Let us remind you that the tents will remain up and the camp facility is available for retreat groups and churches that may want to take their families, youth or others for a mid-week or weekend camping trip… book now while there are still openings! The retreat center is morphing from dorms for summer staff into retreat rooms.

  • Bishop Ordains Four Transitional Deacons

    by Merry Phillips, member of Christ Church, Eureka On Saturday, June 28, 2014, the Rt. Rev. Barry L.

  • The Center for Bible Study

    by Aubrey Miller, Director of the Center for Bible Study Save the Date: Upcoming conference to be held on September 27th at St. Augustine of Canterbury, Rocklin. Keep watching for more details to come!

  • Education for Ministry Training Recap

    by Sally Rooney, Education for Ministry Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The recent Education for Ministry (EfM) Training was held at the Mercy Center Auburn from June 11-13, 2014. The group of 22 EfM Mentors were provided annual training in mentoring skills and practices. The theme this year was “Living Faithfully in a Multicultural Context.” Training was provided by three enthusiastic trainers: Dr.

  • A Celebration: Walking the Abraham Path

    by Anne Clarke, Abraham Path Initiative Coordinator, St. Paul’s, Benicia After receiving a generous Congregational Vitalization Grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California last year, the people of St. Paul’s, Benicia began a journey to grow in faith and understanding through hospitality and relationship with others in the community.

  • 2014 Global Episcopal Mission Conference

    by Dan Boeger and the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, representing the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California's Millennium Development Goals Committee Two members of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, Dan Boeger of St. Timothy's, Gridley and the Rev.

  • School for Deacons Commencement

    by the Rev. Susan M. Reeve, St.

  • Watch CDSP's 120th Commencement Live

    On May 23, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) will hold their 120th Commencement. The Commencement will take place in the St. Margaret’s Courtyard at CDSP.

  • What is the Living Stones Partnership?

    by Pat Harik, Living Stones Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Before I became involved with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California's Total Ministry Development Group, I had never heard of Living Stones, outside of the biblical reference in 1 Peter: “Come to God, …. and like living stones let yourselves be built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood... .” Since then, I have attended their annual meeting twice, once in 2012, as a member of the D...

  • Entering Into Relationship with the Divine

    by the Rev. Lewis Powell, Native American Ministries Missioner, Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Deacon at Emmanuel, Grass Valley Why we need to enter into a relationship with the Divine, and with each other, is a mystery. But enter into those relationships we do.

  • 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.

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