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Everything listed under: 2016

  • Youth Are Leading the Way

    by the Rev. Sarah Quinney, Assistant Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, RosevilleI have been blessed to participate in three pilgrimages this year with youth and young adults from our diocese and around the world: last summer with the Lift Every Voice Freedom Ride in North Carolina; this summer with the Lift Every Voice Pilgrimage to South Africa; and this summer on the Pathways Youth Pilgrimage in our diocese. These experiences have created space for tremendous transformation i...

  • Arts Come to Life at Sonoma Kids Camp

    Second Annual Art Camp Exposes Sonoma Youngsters to Classic Arts and Artists Classic fine art, and European and American artists recognized as giants of Western Culture, were brought to life for nearly 30 students, ages five to eleven, during a week-long series of arts classes held this summer at Trinity Episcopal Church in Sonoma.The curricula blended historical instruction with context and hands-on, kid-friendly projects inspired by the master artists. It featured daily “visits&rdqu...

  • September Liturgy and Music Conference

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

  • Youth Leaders Pilgrimage to South Africa

    by Paula Schaap, Director of Communications, Episcopal Diocese of Northern CaliforniaWhen about a dozen youth and young adults from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California traveled to North Carolina last summer to take part in Lift Every Voice: Freedom Ride, it began a three-year commitment to learn about ways to seek justice and reconciliation at home and abroad. Many of the same young people made a life-changing trip to South Africa this summer in the second year of their pilgrimage. The ...

  • 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...

  • 2016 MDG Grants Now Available

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Chair, Millennium Development Goals Committee; Priest in Partnership, St. Brigid's Episcopal Church, Rio VistaMillennium Development Goals: Making Poverty History, Now Accepting Grant ApplicationsThe diocesan Millennium Development Goals Commission (MDG) is pleased to announce the opening of this 2016 Grant Process.

  • October Prison Ministry Conversation

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid of Kildare Episcopal Church, Rio Vista"Remember those who are in prison as though you were in prison with them.” Hebrews 13:3.Let’s discern a future direction.

  • Anti-Racism Training in Davis

    by The Rev. Mark Allen, Rector, Episcopal Church of St. Martin, DavisThe Commission on Intercultural Ministries is holding an Anti-Racism Training on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.

  • Advocacy Day at the Capitol

    by Lynn Zender, Chair,  Welcoming the Stranger Task Force; Alison Pease, Member, Welcoming the Stranger Task ForceOn Monday, May 23rd Lynn Zender and Alison Pease, from the Welcoming the Stranger Task Force, and the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of Episcopal Community Services, took part in the annual immigration day rally and advocacy day at the capitol in Sacramento. It was an excited and engaged crowd of people from all over the state who gathered in the name of justice to advocate for ...

  • Community Resilience Event in Lakeport

    by St. John's Episcopal Church, Lakeport St. John's Episcopal Church in Lakeport is hosting local mindfulness teacher, author and life coach, JoAnn Saccato, M.A.

  • Many Voices, One Song Conference

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

  • 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.

  • Episcopal Relief & Development Survey

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator, Episcopal Relief & Development; Member, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Cloverdale Episcopal Relief & Development will be contacting every congregation in the country to complete a brief survey in the next few weeks. It will be very helpful if someone from the congregation - either clergy or lay person - fill out the survey. This information will be included in a strategic plan for Episcopal Relief & Development.

  • 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.

  • Sierra Deanery Convocation & Training

    by the Very Rev. Canon Mary Hauck, Dean, Sierra Deanery The Sierra Deanery will hold their Spring Convocation on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 8:45 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • Clader Honored at CDSP Commencement

    by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Rev. Dr. Linda Clader, Associate at St.

  • St. Michael's Indoor Yard Sale, June 18th

    by St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Carmichael St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Carmichael is holding an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, June 18th from 8:00 a.m.

  • Incarnation 100: World-Class Cycling

    by Karen Lockert, Member, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa In June 2015, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa hosted the first ever Incarnation 100: Benefit for Homeless Services. Dreamed up originally by avid cyclist Aaron Lucey, the Event Co-Chair, as a way to fund the church’s three different homeless service organizations, the inaugural Incarnation 100 proved successful beyond expectations. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 11, 2016.

  • Lively Fellowship with Retired Clergy

    by the Rev. Christine Leigh-Taylor, Chaplain to Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On Friday, April 29th, retired clergy from around the diocese enjoyed a delicious lunch with Bishop Beisner at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Napa.

  • e-Formation2016 Conference

    by Kyle Matthew Oliver, Digital Missioner and Instructor, Center for the Ministry of Teaching; Lead curator, e-Formation Learning Community A Conference on Ministry in a Digital World  Is your congregation getting serious about its online presence or hoping to take it to the next level? Would you like to learn with other ministry practitioners using technology in faith formation, communications and other ministries? If so, jump-start your learning with hands-on training and big-picture insp...

  • Anti-Racism Training in Sacramento

    by the Very Rev. Mary Hudak, Rector, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Carmichael; Dean, Capital DeaneryThe Commission on Intercultural Ministries and the Capital Deanery are hosting an Anti-Racism Training on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.

  • Godly Play Children's Ministry Conference

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California On August 11-13, 2016, the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa, will host a Godly Play Training and Children’s Ministry Conference. There are scholarships and grants available to support congregations who want to bolster their Godly Play program, begin a Godly Play program or who want to explore or begin other forms of children’s ministry (regardless of the size and make-up of you...

  • Godly Play Conference, Grant Opportunity

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Some of us have used the language of Godly Play to tell the story of the Risen Christ during this Easter Season, a story which calls us to join disciples as they learn to “Know Jesus in a New Way.” My favorite moment of that story is when we’re invited into Thomas and the disciples’ doubt and wonder: "And why wouldn’t he have some doubt? Their minds were stretching, stretching to be big e...

  • Central Deneary Spring Convocation

    by the Very Rev. Cliff Haggenjos, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Roseville; Dean, Central Deanery The Central Deneary Spring Convocation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.

  • Education for Ministry Graduation, May 6

    by Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento Participants from all around The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will be graduating from the Education for Ministry (EFM) program on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento. What: Education for Ministry Graduation When: Friday, May 6th; 7:00 p.m.

  • Davis Supporting Foundation Cristosal

    by Lynn Zender, Member, Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis As its 2016 Lenten Project, the Episcopal Church of St. Martin in Davis, raised $7,274.00 for Foundation Cristosal.

  • 2016 NAAC Ecumenical Gathering

    by North American Association for the Catechumenate “Sing a New Song: Unpacking the Mystery of Faith” will be the theme of the 2016 Annual Ecumenical Gathering hosted by the North American Association for the Catechumenate, on June 28-30, 2016 in in Albuquerque, NM. Register by May 15th and receive a $50.00 early bird discount. What: 2016 NAAC Ecumenical Gathering When: June 28-30, 2016 Where: Albuquerque, NM Registration: click here  For more information, please contact registrar Devr...

  • Reconciliation and the Jesus Movement

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 2016 Congregational Leadership Conferences: Anti-Racism Training and Beyond In February 2016, 300 lay and clergy leaders from across the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California participated in anti-racism trainings. Responding to the urgent call to address racial reconciliation in The Episcopal Church, the diocese made anti-racism training the sole focus of this year's Congregational Leadership Conferences, training its diocesan leaders in th...

  • 33rd Annual Garden Tour in Chico

    by St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Chico St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church of Chico is hosting their 33rd Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00 a.m.

  • Incarnation 100 Charity Benefit Bike Ride

    by Stephanie Blair, Member, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Santa Rosa will host its second Incarnation 100 – A Benefit For Homeless Services on Saturday, June 11, 2016. The Incarnation 100 is a charity benefit bike ride, and a great event for avid and recreational cyclists alike. Everyone is welcome- from those who are on the serious cycling circuit to occasional biking enthusiasts.

  • Nightwatch at Grace Cathedral, April 29

    by the Episcopal Diocese of California Join youth from around  Northern California on April 29-30, 2016 for fellowship and fun at "Nightwatch," an overnight “lock-in” program at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in San Francisco for youth in 6-12th grades. There will be facilitated community building, active and contemplative activities, art, music and prayer. Nightwatch can also be a time for youth ministers to spend casual time together.

  • Daughters of the King Spring Assembly

    by Mary Mussell, President, Daughters of the King of The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California; Member, St. Francis' Episcopal Church, Fair Oaks The Order of the Daughters of the King will have their Spring Assembly on Monday, April 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • 2016 ECS Grant Cycle Open

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President, Episcopal Community Services of Northern California; Priest-in-Partnership, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Grants for Ministry & Mission from Episcopal Community Services of Northern California Episcopal Community Services is now receiving applications for both the Ministry Development and Bishop Jerry & Jane Lamb Grants.

  • Retired Clergy Luncheon April 29th

    by the Rev. Christine Leigh-Taylor,  Chaplain to Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Bishop Invites Retired Clergy, Spouses and Partners to Lunch April 29th Retired clergy in our diocese are a cherished resource. They and their spouses and partners are invited to join Bishop Barry Beisner for a special luncheon at St.

  • Russian River Spring Convocation

    by the Very Rev. Daniel Green, Rector, St. John's Episcopal Church, Petaluma; Dean, Russian River Deanery The Russian River Deanery will host its Spring Convocation on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:30 a.m.

  • Dynamic Celtic Benefit Concert, Roseville

    by St. John's Episcopal Church in Roseville St. John's Episcopal Church in Roseville invites you to a special Celtic Concert and Benefit Event, featuring bag pipes, Celtic dancers, Irish fiddle and much more on Friday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00 p.m.

  • 2016 CDSP Youth Ministry Symposium

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Fourth Annual Youth Ministry Symposium at Church Divinity School of the Pacific will be held on April 9, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. This year's focus is on the challenges young people face when they become aware of their own economic, racial, gender, and political privilege in the context of mission trips and service projects.

  • Transformative Circles

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Faith Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California One of the most enjoyable parts of my job as the Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, thus far, has been seeing all the surprising commonalities that we all share, even as unique congregations spread out across Northern California. One of those beautifully mundane commonalities is the closet, rack or pile of folding chairs present in every church. They’re always the source of a littl...

  • Palm Sunday Concert at St. Clement's

    by Carole Maxson, Choirmaster, St. Clement's Episcopal Church, Rancho Cordova St. Clement's Episcopal Church in Rancho Cordova presents their Palm Sunday Concert "God So Loved the World," featuring the St.

  • Stop Hunger Now Packing Event 2016

    by Barbara Woolman, Member, St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Rocklin "Three different days and four different times to do something good!" said Jim Quinney, chair of the Stop Hunger Now Meal-Packing event.  A three-day, two-community meal-packing event is planned for March 11-13, 2016 at St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Rocklin.

  • 2016 Deacons' Retreat with the Bishop

    by the Ven. Gary Brown and the Ven. Cookie Clarke, Archdeacons, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Ven.

  • St. Augustine Lecturer Alexia Salvatierra

    by  The Belfry, Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis Renowned author of Faith-Rooted Organizing, the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, will speak at UC Davis on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.. Ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Rev.

  • ECS 2016 Letters of Interest Due in March

    by Betty Harrison Smith, Board of Directors, Episcopal Community Services Episcopal Community Services is in the process of planning for its 2016 grant cycle. In order to help make your grant application successful, we are requesting that, if you are considering asking for a grant this year, you precede your formal grant application with an informal Letter of Interest. This process will help us to plan for the year and enable us to offer targeted ways to assist you. Letters of Interest are ...

  • Celtic Evensong at St. John’s, Petaluma

    by St. John's Episcopal Church, Petaluma St. John's Episcopal Church in Petaluma is happy to announce a new worship experience called Celtic Evensong, which will be held on the first Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

  • 2016 Pilgrims in the Holy Land

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California Bishop Barry Beisner and Bishop Greg Rickel, of The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, returned this week after leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for bishops, ordinands and newly ordained clergy in The Episcopal Church in January 2016. Members of The Episcopal Dioceses of Northern California, Olympia and Arizona were among the pilgrims. "I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this life-changing trip," shares Anne Clarke, Lifelong Chris...

  • Monastic Affiliates Gathering in Chico

    by Rich Carlson, Associate, Order Julian of Norwich On March 12, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. there will be a gathering at St.

  • 2016 Bishop & Ordinands in Holy Land

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The second Bishop & Ordinand Holy Land Pilgrimage, in collaboration with the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, is in full swing. On January 12th, pilgrims from The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, led by the Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, left California and met the full group in Tel Aviv, before traveling north to the Galilee.

  • January Children's Clothing Exchange

    by the Rev. Susan Reeve, Deacon, St. Brigid's, Rio Vista St.

  • Thank You For Preparing

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator; Member, Epiphany Episcopal Church, Vacaville I would like to thank our diocese and congregations for completing and submitting their Disaster Preparedness Plans to the Office of the Bishop. I am very happy to have worked with you this year to fulfill Resolution R7-14: Disaster Preparedness. For those congregations who have not yet submitted their completed plans, Bishop Barry Beisner has extended the due date to February 14, 2016.

  • CDSP Organizing for Public Ministry Class

    by Church Divinity School of the Pacific Organizing for Public Ministry is a week-long intensive class, held January 17 - 22, 2016, that is taught by a team of experienced Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) community organizers, about how to engage the public mission of the church in the world. What: Organizing for Public Ministry When: January 17 - 22, 2016 Where: Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) 2451 Ridge Rd. Berkeley, CA 94709 View map Registration: Click here to register online S...

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