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: [From Bishop Marc's blog] They did not express the mind of Christ | The Bay Area remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2016 | Julia McCray-Goldsmith installed as Canon for Discipleship | Trinity Institute at two locations: CDSP, Berkeley, and St. John’s, Ross | Serve breakfast to the homeless at St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Asian Commission youth socialize and volunteer together | SF Mission vicar practices humanity from pulpit to City Hall | Martin Luther King weekend of service | Lent resources, adult formation, and vestry training | Send DioCal your congregation’s twitter handle | Come celebrate the Rev. David Lui’s many years of service | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Gay rector to lead San Leandro Episcopal church | Bishop Marc preaches at interfaith prayer service before mayor’s inauguration | Welby urges reconciliation, not agreement, among Anglican leaders | Julia McCray-Goldsmith to be installed as Canon for Discipleship | Martin Luther King, Jr. interfaith Evensong celebration at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

Special DioHouse edition of DioBytes! | PCN and Enedina Vasquez: an interview | Diocese of California births new intentional communities | Christmas and interfaith prayers for peace at St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco | 9 days remaining for “I Am Diocal” submissions | and more!

Last issue of DioBytes for 2015: Family remembers 26-year-old slain in SF Mission | Marin faith community responds to climate change | Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues letter to the staff | No DioBytes December 22 or December 29 | and much more! 

This week in DioBytes: Celebrating AEMCH at its end | COP21 delegation prepares to advocate church’s climate policies in Paris | Presiding Bishop and Primate resting after surgery | The Rev. Julia McCray-Goldsmith to be installed as Canon for Discipleship | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Mission church to offer homeless people space for ‘sacred sleep’ | Bishop Marc blogging from Paris
| In Los Angeles, Episcopalians partnering with others to help refugees | Ordinations, San Francisco | and much more! 

This week in DioBytes: Night of Light 2015 raises $220,000 for Episcopal Charities | SF supervisor proposes tighter control on guns left in cars | United Thank Offering offers special awards: added amount for young adults; new grants for seminarians | ‘Traces of the Trade’ screening and discussion with Dain Perry | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Prayers and solidarity offered after deadly attacks in Paris | Elevator groundbreaking at Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City | Christ the Lord, Pinole, parish video | Emma Snyder named as Handa Fellow 2015-2016 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: St. James Pantry awarded expanded food distribution program by the City of Oakland | St. Dorothy’s Rest awarded $50,000 San Francisco Foundation Mohrhardt Grant | Beloved Community Confirmation | 
Last chance to buy tickets for Episcopal Charities’ Night of Light gala | Candlelit reading of “A Christmas Memory” and holiday boutique at St. John’s, Ross — Thanksgiving Weekend

This week in DioBytes: new Head of School at St. Matthew’s Day School, San Mateo; Day of the Dead across the diocese; Bishop Marc presents on karma and climate change; Michael Bruce Curry installed as Presiding Bishop; commuter Godly Play; NightSong; Night of Light; much more!

This week in DioBytes: Pneuma conference: Holy currencies — Six blessings for sustainable missional ministries | When church and cultures meet | Holy Innocents, San Francisco, at 125 | Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop | and much more!


This week in DioBytes: Diocese of California votes for divestment from fossil fuels | Opening Night in SF for Foster Youth Museum | Diocese of California’s 2015 Convention: Celebration, reflection, and jazz | Actions Taken by Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Convention: this weekend | Interfaith tree planting in East Oakland | Young adult finance basics series | Mass of the Translation of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Banner: The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is vested in the dean’s cope as a part of his installation | Grace Cathedral installs Malcolm Clemens Young as Ninth Dean | Episcopal Asiamerica Ministries celebrate partnerships, look to future | Oregon diocese calls for prayers, transformation following shooting | Last day to pre-register for convention

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Clergy from the Diocese of California gather for a photo with a bottle of Dita detergent after hearing the Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding talk about her time with workers in Tuzla, Bosnia | New dean in the news | Justice for Amilcar | Clergy retreat | Diocesan Convention Choir | Brian Barnes funeral information | much more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: On Sunday, September 20, St. Matthew’s, San Mateo, observed the Feast of St. Matthew (September 21) and celebrated its 150th anniversary | New postulants in Community of St. John Cassian | Convention updates | Last chance to register for Pneuma | Altar guild mini-conference | Dean installation | Program offerings from The Bishop’s Ranch | In memoriam: the Rev. William C. Rhodes

This week in DioBytes: Responding to the refugee crisis | wildfires | Convention choir | Evensongs | Holy Hikes | Bazaars | much more

This week in DioBytes: In memoriam: the Ven. Brian Barnes | Everyone was equipped, and nobody was hungry | Preparing for collaboration, planning for disasters: the Episcopal Asset Map | Tickets for Presiding Bishop’s installation | Notice of Convention | much much more

This week in DioBytes: Street Soccer welcome dinner | Letter from Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies | Katrina remembrance | Pilgrimage to Ferguson | Nightsong | Anti-racism training | Yoga for change | much more!

This week in DioBytes: A reflection from the Rev. Phyllis Manoogian | Ruby Sales preaches in Jonathan Daniels’ home parish | RIP: Former Jerusalem and Middle East Bishop Samir Hana Kafity | Last chance to register for this Saturday’s Equipping the Beloved Community | Last call for Education for Ministry Mentor Training | Cursillo gathering in Seattle | much more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: St. Bart’s, Livermore, joints interfaith effort to gather backpacks | Jonathan Daniels | Instagram contest focuses on food security | Equipping the Beloved Community | New Labyrinth at Resurrection, Pleasant Hill | Rachmaninov’s Vespers | much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Relief and Development profiles the Rev. Margaret and Richard Trezevant | Video: The Rev. Paul Fromberg on mission in a modern context | Reflection: Our first Farm–to–Altar Table Harvest Day at The Bishop’s Ranch | ‘Darkness is as Bright as Day’: DioCal Summer camps come to a close | Applications open for Episcopal delegates to the March 2016 meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Who are America's transgender clergy? | Episcopal priest on road trip with interracial family shares harrowing story of police harassment | The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop | Register now for Clergy Retreat 2015: Walking the Mandala of Christ | 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Family Link, San Francisco | and much more