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: 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

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