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: 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.

This week in DioBytes: Dioceses respond to marriage equality decision by U.S. Supreme Court | Griswold to facilitate meeting between GTS professors, trustees | Diocesan Convention | Braid Mission | Interfaith prayer and presence for children seeking asylum | and much, much, more.

This week in DioBytes: The St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk | Sally Bingham receives the bishop’s Green Cross Award | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, celebrates 25 years | A message from TREC following the church wide meeting | Convention information | Education for Ministry | youth and young adult retreats | much more

This week in DioBytes: The Seaman’s Church Institute’s annual fundraiser on the USS Potomac | Mission Trip to Puerto Rico | Convention Parking | Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times | Education remains priority amid General Seminary faculty departures | St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk for Urban Peace | much, much more

This week’s DioBytes: Climate Rally participants (banner) | DioCal solar program announced | St. Mark’s, Berkeley, Lions Hall dedication | Presiding Bishop announcement | DioHouse buys diapers for Bayview Mission | TREC webcast on 10/2 | ECS Awards Luncheon | Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral 10/14 | and lots more.

This week in DioBytes: Dean Shaw’s farewell | clergy retreat | St. Matthew’s, San Mateo new building | ‘Contra Costa Times’ column | Panelists named for church’s Civil Discourse in America forum | anti-racism training | youth and young adult retreats | much more

Banner and story: Anti-human trafficking awareness event at Good Shepherd, Belmont | TREC letter to TEC | upcoming deanery meetings | Convention vendor registration now open | Anti-Racism Training — Sept. 19 and 20 | Dean Jane Shaw bids farewell this Sunday | Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral in October | ECS annual awards luncheon | and lots more from congregations and ministries

Banner: Last Saturday, August 30, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes was installed as the ninth rector at the Renewal of Ministry at St. Augustine’s, Oakland. Bishop Marc presided, Br. Daniel-Chad Hoffman preached, and a festive reception followed | UBE Young Adults statement on Ferguson, MO | Upcoming Night Walks and Stand Ins | the Wild Glory Mass | beginning of the music program year | much more

This week the banner features last Sunday’s Asian Music Festival at Grace Cathedral | Urban Peace Collaboration begun | Diocese of No. California on the Napa quake | 2nd annual Diaper Drive for Bayview Mission | Two upcoming rector installations: the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes and the Rev. Susan Parsons | Holy Hikes at the SF Zoo | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: The God Squad Immersion Trip to the Standing Rock Reservation | the Bishop’s Roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Playing for bigger goals: Street Soccer USA opening banquet | Sacred Space, East Bay: ‘God sees you’ | Holy Hikes’ the Rev. Justin Cannon featured in two articles | blog from Bishop Marc about Ferguson and much much more