In and Around Our Diocese

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  • Youth Leaders Reflect on a Journey of Reconciliation

    by Paula Schaap, Communications Director This summer, Maddison Vernon, a young adult leader at Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, had a chance to see how a journey to learn about reconciliation, carried out over time and in different countries – and in her own community – can bear fruit.Vernon was nominated to represent the Russian River Deanery on the North Carolina Freedom Ride that took place in the summer of 2015. That trip was crafted as a three-year pilgrimage to help parti...

  • A Meditation on the Pathways 2016 Pilgrimage

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation CoordinatorKeeping all the details and logistics of an event like Pathways together is complicated work, as many of you know from similar experiences. There are a lot of calculations when you go on a journey with a group. Would this delay mean we’d need to add another bathroom break?

  • Faith Formation at Diocesan Convention

    by Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California “Faith formation is about making space and drawing people together to share and heal old pains, and discern together new possibilities. In doing so, we need to trust the leaders that God gives us and recognize our own leadership.” “The vehicle used is not as important as the relationships that are formed. The Holy Spirit works to bring us together.” “How can we provide deeper sharing experience...

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