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: 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

This week in DioBytes: Video: Steve Smith, former YASC missionary in South Africa | The Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges–Copple appointed Bishop Pro Tem of Diocese of North Carolina | First female diocesan bishop in Church of England consecrated | Darby Betts Funding Available | Sacred Cocktails Welcomes Dignity, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Convention acts to streamline Title IV process, fund training materials | Episcopal clergy reach out to help burned churches | Zimbabwe: Anglican churches help launch Gender and Faith Network | The Bishop’s Society Peninsula regional social | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Mixing deportation and criminal justice systems harms communities | San Francisco Foundation awards grants to Episcopal-based programs | United Thank Offering grant awarded in the Diocese of California | General Convention: Beyond legislation | The Reverend Deacon Barbara J. Hill Memorial Service and Celebration of Life | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishop joins Secretary General at climate roundtable | Interfaith group prays for police shooting victim | General Convention: All said and done | General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes | Facilitate a book group about racism in your congregation | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Religions’ reactions to same-sex marriage ruling span spectrum | North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected as 27th Presiding Bishop | Breaking the Episcopal glass ceiling | Episcopal bishops seek end to ‘unholy trinity’ of racism, poverty and gun violence | Keeping up with General Convention 2015 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: May we live in peace and justice | A response to the recent murders: At Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina | Photo gallery: Bayview remembers Charleston shooting victims | St. Giles' member George Alexeeff honored by the State of California | Overnight hosts needed in San Francisco for next Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Summer experiment at Holy Innocents, San Francisco | Bishop’s Staff Service Day 2015 | Hoping for reconciliation, church offers to settle South Carolina lawsuit | Follow General Convention 2015 | Pilgrimage and the Resacralisation of the Earth | and much more

This week in DioBytes: An active faith matters (and so does ecumenical community) | The transformers: The reverend | Church in Brazil to celebrate 125 years | Ordinations | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Easy, inexpensive, and effective ways to save water in the home | Holy Spirit Church co-vicars installed | Archdeacon finds neighbor helping neighbor in Houston | Episcopal Community Services’ SummerTini, San Francisco | EPA administrator visits Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc breaks ground at Eviva Mission Bay | ECF Announces 2015 Fellows | Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension | ‘The Forum’ at Grace Cathedral: Transforming prisoner rehabilitation and re-entry, San Francisco | A new monastic community is forming in DioCal | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Diamond ring found in purse to help Sonoma Co. camp for child cancer survivors | JNCPB announces no additional nominees | Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict | Andrea Foote joins bishop’s staff as Interim Associate for Discipleship Ministries | Benefit Concert for Nepal at Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral announces the 9th Dean | Mental health awareness at St. Bart’s, Livermore, and in your congregation | Our Lady of Guadalupe, the newest congregation of Diocese of California | Save the date: Pilgrimage and the resacralisation of the Earth: a workshop at Grace Cathedral with Bishop Marc Andrus and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake | Celebrate couples in your congregation who have been together 50+ years at a special Evensong | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Nightwatch 2015 | Four chosen as nominees for 27th presiding bishop | An open letter to the Supreme Court as you consider same-sex marriage | Live stream Bishop Marc from the Festival of Faiths | Pneuma christian formation conference at The Bishop’s Ranch in October | much more.

This week in DioBytes: EcoConfirmation | Neighbors of police shooting victim take vigil to police station | Praying for the situation in Baltimore | Last call for Equipping the Beloved Community | General Confirmation at Grace Cathedral | Education for Ministry | Latin dance classes | The Grateful Dead | much more

This week in DioBytes: What kind of journals does the Holy Spirit keep?: 2015 young adult retreat | Pet memorial service — St. Aidan’s, San Francisco | Communion with creation: Holy Hikes | Welcome new Communications Associate Dani Scoville | Nightwatch May 1–2 | The Bishop’s Society East Bay Regional Social | much more