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  • Pilgrims Confront Environmental Issues, Seeking Peace Through Justice

    By Anna Wiley, Communications InternDuring the week of the 2018 Pathways Youth Pilgrimage, participants engaged with truths from California's history and listened to each other's stories and perspectives. This year, the 70 Pathways participants and leaders hailed from all over Northern California, from Eureka to Yuba City to Benicia. They traveled to Marin Headlands and Angel Island, and hosted a variety of speakers and educators on the Sonoma State University campus.

  • Pathways 2018 to Focus on Faith, Science and Climate

    By the Rev. Anne Clarke, Lifelong Christian Formation CoordinatorOur Pathways planning team is proud and excited to announce some of the details of this summer's Pathways pilgrimage, from June 24-30, 2018. Registration is open for all youth finishing grades 7-12.

  • Summer of Episcopal Love: Youth Lead the Way

    By Lori Korleski Richardson, Interim Communications DirectorFor some, it was a full summer of participation in several youth events offered by our diocese, other dioceses and the larger Episcopal Church. For some, it was summer camp, either at Camp Living Waters in Humboldt County (see story here), St. Dorothy's Rest, Bishop's Ranch or Camp Galilee on Lake Tahoe.

  • 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?

  • 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...

  • 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...

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