DioBytes Archive

DioBytes is a weekly newsletter with diocesan news and events from the bishop’s office, congregations and ministries, and the community for clergy, lay leaders, and members of the Diocese of California. It is published on Tuesday.

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This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc issues statement denouncing Charlottesville violence, urging non-violent resistance to hate | Episcopalians rally against hate as white supremacists bring violence to Charlottesville | A note to the diocese from Canon Stefani's family | Equipping the Beloved Community — Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice, at St. Stephen's, Belvedere | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: ‘Sanctuary’ defines San Francisco congregation’s sense of mission on more than immigration | Loving across difference, Living without fear | Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Resolutions for Diocesan Convention — comment section open | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Faith grows greener in the era of Donald Trump | Presiding Bishop responds to Trump’s transgender military ban | Task Force to Study Dual Call Couples issues video | Save the Date: Equipping the Beloved Community — Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church denounces bathroom bill | House of Deputies committee issues surveys on pension plan, social justice | Help DioCal Connect! | Nominations for Diocesan Convention — deadline this Monday! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A short history of the Sanctuary movement in San Francisco churches | As EYE17 closes, ‘peacemakers’ make a path home | Launch of the new Oxford History of Anglicanism | Canon changes for Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Middle School 'Squad' gets Civic | Episcopal Church announces Stewardship of Creation grant recipients | Six Black Women at the Center of Gravity in Theological Education | Have Faith, Millennials | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s EcoJustice Sermon | Diocese of San Joaquin notified of successful canonical consent process | An Update on Canon Stefani | Honduras Mission Trip planning meeting at St. Paul's, Walnut Creek | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Resist with pride: a call to the Jesus Movement | An open door to all: Church community rallies behind message of inclusion | From the DioCal Intern Blog: Ending well | Standing with Standing Rock taught Episcopalians about solidarity | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Final thoughts and reflections from the author | San Francisco Pride March Invitation from Oasis California | Pride 2017 at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | Notes Against the Travel Ban: A musical response from the 7 countries, at St. Cyprian's, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Intern's Research Project Inspires LGBTQ+ History Event at Grace Cathedral | God's Doors are Open to All — art installation at Epiphany, San Carlos | Pride Evensong and History of Ministry for LGBTQ+ Community Panel this Thursday! | San Francisco Pride March Invitation from Oasis California | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: California bishop responds to Trump’s decision to pull US out of climate agreement | True Sunshine in Chinatown marks 112 years, Rector’s retirement |Pride beyond the Red Doors | Two San Rafael Churches conduct a joyful experiment in sharing space (and everything else) | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: California diocese hosts eco-justice conversation | Church Pension Fund plans major revisions for greater flexibility | Guatemalan woman facing deportation receives sanctuary at North Carolina Episcopal church | Last call! Help DioCal camp properties while connecting the diocese with new DioBytes subscribers | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bishop of Manchester offers prayers after suicide attack | Presiding Bishop preaches on ‘forgiveness, repentance, healing and reconciliation’ in Haiti | Celebrating a successful EcoJustice Weekend with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry | Pride Evensong and History of Ministry for LGBTQ+ Community Panel | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: From Bishop Marc: An important update on Canon Stefani | Presiding Bishop urges the Church to ‘wake up’ | ACDC retirement dinner for the Rev. Franco Kwan | EcoJustice Weekend — this week | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The top 10 reasons to come to EcoJustice Weekend! |Episcopal Peace Fellowship leads Immigration Vigil at West County Detention Center in Richmond | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 13: Hitting the ground running, an Oasis/CA story | Pride Evensong and History of Ministry for LGBTQ+ Community Panel | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopalians advocate for protecting God’s creation at Peoples Climate March and beyond | Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese | Equipping the Beloved Community: Welcoming the Exiled | San Francisco 2017 Walk & Bike to Worship week | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Faith groups backing march see an ally in science | Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announces covenant agreement for the Diocese of Haiti | EcoJustice Early Bird discount: Deadline is May 5 | Equipping the Beloved Community: Welcoming the Exiled | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A letter from Bishop Marc about his sabbatical | SF protesters want DA to release investigative file from fatal police shooting | Oakland Police Chief, Vice Mayor join Good Friday action | Immigration now: What you need to know, what you need to do, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message 2017 | Last beam completes Salesforce Tower, SF’s tallest building | Task Force on the Study of Marriage provides progress on actions, four working groups | Interfaith foot washing ritual to honor the dignity of all immigrants | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Stryker talks trans history at Grace Cathedral | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 9: By word and deed, marching forwards | Spread the word: Serenade for Haiti film screening this Friday! | General Convention now receiving nominations to serve The Episcopal Church | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishops issue statement in response to Trump’s executive order on climate change | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 8: Allies in feminism and hope in grief | In memoriam: the Rev. Canon Michael Hansen | Requiem for the Rev. Harold Weicker | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishops make three-day journey into diversity and inclusion | What is Neil Gorsuch's religion? It's complicated | How some churches are preparing to offer literal sanctuary to fight Trump’s policies | Help DioCal camp properties while connecting the diocese with new DioBytes subscribers! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Asian Art Museum’s Art and Tech gala enriches and inspires | Episcopal Migration Ministries launches fundraising campaign | Episcopalians join ‘Native Nations’ to protest pipeline in nation’s capital | Bishop Marc to lead beach clean-up Mass | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Eye on the state: Our housing crisis is a moral crisis | SF Mission Church offers Sanctuary to Undocumented Community | Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom policy Bishop Marc Andrus welcomes Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to EcoJustice: Safeguarding Climate, Food, and Water | and much more!

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