An Evening With the Bishop

An Evening With the Bishop

Vine & Branch

by David L. Bundesen, President of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California Board of Directors

On October 27, 2012, existing and prospective new members of the Vine & Branch Society met for an informal Evening with the Bishop. The event was held at the beautiful home of our gracious hosts, Gary and Jackie French, from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Benecia.

In attendance were members from St. Paul’s, Benicia; St. Mary’s, Napa; St. John's, Petaluma; Epiphany, Vacaville; Grace Church, Fairfield, and St. Luke's, Woodland. Bishop Barry L. Beisner was on hand to personally thank those attendees for their gracious and generous support of the Episcopal Church through their estate plan.

The speeches were short and the evening was long on fellowship. A wonderful selection of heavy hors d'oeuvres was lovingly prepared by a local parishioner and it was a time to renew old friendships and make new ones. But most of all, it was a time to be thanked and recognized for making such an important commitment to the Episcopal Church and the wonderful work it does right here in Northern California.

The Vine & Branch Society is the Diocesan-wide donor recognition society that seeks to recognize those that have included their church, or one of the many Diocesan institutions, in their estate planning. Nothing more is required for membership. Should you be a member? Can we invite you to attend the next event? If so, please contact Teresa Jacobson, Development Coordinator at The Episcopal Foundation of Northern California. She can be reached via email or you may call her direct line at 916.283.8216.

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1 comment (Add your own)

1. Deborah Varson wrote:
Just so everyone knows, that "local parishioner" was Susie Bonstin, a whiz in the kitchen. She is invaluable to the St. Paul's Benicia family.

Tue, November 6, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

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