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: Farewell to the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, St. Augustine’s, Oakland, and the Rev. Tommy Dillon, St. Aidan’s, San Francisco | My spot: Walking Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth | Empowering Episcopalians and the next generation to care for creation | In Egypt, CARAVAN art exhibition opens as a path to grassroots peace | Diocesan Early Childhood Education to meet on Saturday, April 18 | much more

This week in DioBytes: Easter at Sacred Space, Oakland | Easter at Stanford | Having a green lawn while using less water | East Bay NightSong | Young adult retreat deadline | Anti-Racism Training | Day of Discernment | much more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Cross and Crown of Thorns from Transfiguration, San Mateo | Field trip to ‘@Large’ | Reclaiming climate change as a moral issue | Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus | In Memoriam: the Rev. Dr. Rudy Johnson | East Bay NightSong | much more

This week in DioBytes: Climate Change Crisis webcast available on demand | Water usage at St. Anselm’s, Lafayette | New research report addresses Church’s response to racism | Presiding Bishop on climate change denial | Nightwatch registration | Communications associate job posting | preview performance of ‘For a look or a touch’ | much, much more.

This week in DioBytes: Faith leaders, community members demand justice for Guatemalan man shot by police | Honoring [the] Rev. Peter and Anna Cassey | Episcopal asset map to connect, unite Episcopalians in ministry | Climate Change Crisis watch groups | Building your spiritual core: How to grow spiritually strong in today’s secular age | Interfaith forum and prayer honoring Monseñor Romero | much more

This week in DioBytes: Diocesan Confirmation retreat: I will with God’s help | SF Interfaith clergy and allies to join community leaders to demand justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez and an end to police violence in San Francisco | San Francisco plans to move entire homeless encampments into housing | Join Bishop Marc for ‘The Climate Change Crisis’ on March 24 | much more

This week in DioBytes: New campus ministry board at Stanford | The liberty and splendor of the children of God, a new font at St. Anne’s, Fremont | [The] Rev. Malcolm Boyd, an author, activist and counterculture rebel, dies at 91 | NightSong in the East Bay | Day of Discernment | Chrism Mass | Young adult retreat | much more

This week in DioBytes: Evensong at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, for The Bishop’s Ranch | Panelists (including Bishop Marc) announced for The Climate Change Crisis: Live webcast on March 24 * Kick off to 30 Days of Action | Bishops from Fiji to Alaska to meet in Cape Town on climate change | EcoConfirmation | Save the date for Equipping | job postings | much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopalians and others gather for ecumenical call to repentance for treatment of immigrants | DioCal Interns ask, “Wait, like, what actually is intentional community though?” | Absalom Jones Celebration Weekend is here | After Ferguson: How communities can stand up to hate and bias | Holy Hikes at Tilden Park (from Inspiration Point), February 28 | much more

This week in DioBytes: Spiritual, yoga worlds collide at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral | Episcopal Charities: Action Network meetings kick off | Happening 32: We’re on our way | 10,0000 meals, 15 workshops, and Mark Scandrette at Equipping the Beloved Community | Absalom Jones | much more

This week in DioBytes: Executive Council Retreat 2015 | Environmental stewardship fellows foster ministry rooted in creation | Task Force on Study of Marriage presents final report | NightSong | Last day to register for Equipping the Beloved Community / Vestry+BC Day | much more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Charley Moore facilitates a conversation between the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and others after a special showing of Selma at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. | Servant leadership: How we can support #BlackLivesMatter in the Bay and beyond | ‘No zero-sum solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict | much, much more!

This week in DioBytes: Blessing solar panels at St. James, San Francisco | Truth, Reconciliation, and Solidarity for Martin Luther King, Jr. | The Battle Is Far From Over: Reflections on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Thornell | Climate change crisis forum | much, much more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus and the Rev. Este Gardner Cantor, assisted by the Rev. Ellen Ekstrom, asperge the assembly during the affirmation of faith at the reconsecration of Good Shepherd, Berkeley, on Sunday, January 11 | Abundance Community at Bayview Mission: Simplicity | bishopmarc.com: Praying for peace internally and externally | Annual Epiphany reflection day | and more

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Mary Louise Gotthold, Greg Sondhern, and Mary McArthur found the feves in the King cakes that were a part of the annual DioHouse / Grace Cathedral Epiphany Party on January 5. | A note from the editor about links | Bishop’s Society | Confirmation and Happening | Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day with Equipping the Beloved Community | Much more.

This week in DioBytes: Banner:Over 300 people of faith from West Berkeley gathered on Sunday, December 14, for a Vigil of Lamentation for #blacklivesmatter. All Souls, Berkeley, St. Mark’s, Berkeley, and Good Shepherd, Berkeley, participated, as did the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California | A Feast of a Madonna of many colors | Equipping the Beloved Community registration open.

This week in DioBytes: banner: On Saturday, December 6, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus ordained (left to right) the Rev. Rebecca Goldberg, the Rev. Anne Pierpoint Mertz, and the Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna to the priesthood and the Rev. Mary Greene to the diaconate. | All Souls, Berkeley, leads immigration vigil | New congregation and new priest welcomed to Diocese of California | and much more

This week in DioBytes: World Rainbow Fund Tree of Hope | Contra Costa Deanery comes to Crockett | Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops on World AIDS Day 2014 | Discussion questions available on the Ferguson decision | NightSong | New Skellig Community to be received into The Episcopal Church | Ordination of one deacon and three priests | Epiphany Reflection Day with Bishop Marc at The Bishop’s Ranch | much, much more.

This week in DioBytes: A statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus regarding the protests in Ferguson and around the country | Consecrating generosity | The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin made a right turn in grad school, which led her to the priesthood | Provincial, Episcopal Church delegates named for 2015 United Nations meeting | and much more

DioBytes this week: Celebrating 50 years of SF Night Ministry | DioCal Open Enrollment ends Friday | DioHouse transitions | Big Game / Big Gain | Advent resources | and lots more from Congregations and Ministries ...

This week in DioBytes: Bishops’ wager partially fulfilled | Running the race: DioCal helps pass Prop 47 | An interfaith All Saints at Holy Family, Half Moon Bay | Moments of knowing and reaching out | General Seminary board of trustees, dean and faculty reach agreement | Grand Ultra | Big Gain | Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Music colloquium at CDSP | much more.

This week in DioBytes: Beloved Community Confirmation at St. James’s / Santiago, Oakland | a blog post from Abundance Community at Bayview Mission | 2015 Open Enrollment through 11/21 | Gallery 1055 opening this Thursday | the annual Big Gain | and lots more from DioCal’s congregations and ministries.

This week in DioBytes: DioCal Convention raises $10k for Ebola relief | Make your donation to Episcopal Relief and Development in honor of the Giants | St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, given Wosser Award | New Gallery 1055 exhibit | Open enrollment information | Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day save the date | much more

This week in DioBytes: All things convention! Certified resolutions and election results | bishops’ bet on the World Series and Episcopal Relief & Development donations | Prop 47 support | St. Edmund’s, Pacifica in the news | Bishop’s Society reception | much, much more.