In and Around Our Diocese

Everything listed under: Christmas

  • Welcoming Special-Needs Families to Church

    By Paula Schaap, Communications Director Big stuffed monkeys scattered on the floor in front of the altar and beanbag chairs weren’t what you’d expect to see at St. James’, Lincoln, Lincoln, which usually holds services in its simple white-washed church building in traditional prayer book fashion.But on December 17, the parish had prepared its worship space for a different kind of service – a Christmas service for special-needs children and their families.Just as the...

  • St. Mary’s, Napa Blessed for Christmas

    by Rob Simas, Member, St. Mary's, Napa St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Napa was “red tagged” as a result of damage to the building’s chancel arch, suffered in the 6.1 earthquake that struck Napa last August.

  • Blue Christmas at St. Martin's, Davis

    by Episcopal Church of St. Martin, Davis Please join the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Deacon Dave

    Serving Community No Chore for Dave Ferrell by John R. Hart, The Union Because his small office doubles as a store room for donated food that the Rev. Deacon Dave Ferrell collects for hungry people, it becomes increasingly cramped as Christmas nears.

  • Hi, howareya?

    by Russell Richardson, member of St. Nicholas', Tahoe City This article first appeared in the Sierra Sun. One evening in the winter of an early-adolescent year, when girls and hormones and bullies and hormones and middle school in general ensured life was as dramatically miserable as possible, while my mom drove us home in the full-size Bronco I would later take to college, I took a step toward adulthood by saying, “I know Santa's not real, but still, this Christmas, I...” and she cut me off.

  • Helping at the Holidays

    by St. James, Lincoln St. James, Lincoln has been working hard to help those in need in their community.

  • The Coming Banquet

    by The Very Rev. Jeanne Forte Here we pause – looking toward the banquet table around which we assemble for our Christmas feasting – yet casting our hearts further to that feast which is heralded by The Incarnation. As I was thinking through our Advent and our head-long rush into the Christmas services I was reminded of a study conducted by a student at the University of Louvain.

  • Nontraditional Pre-Christmas Services

    St. Mary’s non-traditional pre-Christmas events include a French-inspired mediation and a “Blue Christmas” liturgy by St. Mary's, Napa While St.

  • Messiah Community Sing-Along

    by Christ Church, Eureka Christ Church, Eureka is hosting their “Messiah Community Sing-Along”. Soloists will perform the arias and recitatives from Part I of Handel’s “Messiah” and the audience will sing the choruses, concluding with the “Hallelujah Chorus.” When: Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm Where: Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka This year’s soloists will be Elizabeth Rau (soprano), Betty Burton (alto) and Bill Frazee (bass). The Sing-Along is directed by Betty Burton, choir director at Chris...

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