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: Potential temporary Trinity Center Walnut Creek location draws criticism | St. Dorothy's Rest Update | Hospitality for a Conference on the Move: PNEUMA 2017 | Celebration of New Ministry at Grace Church, Martinez | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Helping the Diocese of Northern California’s Fire Victims | Episcopalians flee Northern California fires – and help their neighbors | Day of Discernment at St. James, Oakland | Gallery 1055 opening: Adrian Octavius Walker's My Lens, Our Ferguson | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: VIDEO: Presiding Bishop delivers message from Primates on Las Vegas | A Word to the Church from the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops | A tour of DioCal Part II: A Visit to All Souls, Berkeley | Convention: Pre-registration now open and convention materials available | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad | Alaska Native villages struggling to preserve way of life offer warm welcome to Episcopal bishops | John Dwyer joins Church Divinity School of the Pacific as chief operating officer | Request for images for Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Religious leaders file Supreme Court brief against Trump travel ban | California is set to become a 'Sanctuary State.' Here's what that means | Diocese of Alaska backs grassroots climate efforts as it prepares to welcome Episcopal bishops | Healing Racism Training at St Paul’s, Walnut Creek | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Reflexión del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: Quizás no podamos solucionarlo todo, ni podamos hacerlo todo. Pero, pase lo que pase, algo podemos hacer. | Lunchtime meditations with Bishop Marc | Church Pension Group to host a series of conversations that address issues of interest to the Episcopal Church | Clergy Retreat at Bishop's Ranch: Body, Mind, & Spirit — deadline this Thursday! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A message to the diocese from Bishop Marc: Protect the Dreamers | Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies president on DACA | National Cathedral is removing stained-glass windows honoring Confederate leaders | Episcopalians labor on to help Hurricane Harvey-hit Gulf Coast | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: ‘Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help’ — Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey | From Bishop Marc to diocese: Thank you for your presence — in numbers and in spirit | Bay Area unites against hate at rousing synagogue events | San Francisco Night Ministry fundraiser in Oakland | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Faith Leaders March Against White Supremacy | Presiding Bishop Curry, President Jennings issue letter on Texas “bathroom bill” | Church offers prayers for victims of Barcelona attack | Clausen House celebrates its 50th anniversary with community party | and much more!

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!

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