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July 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, was a very big legislative day for the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church. Churchwide restructuring, the draft budget, the Church’s...
July 1, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, was not a day with much active legislation in the House of Deputies — at least as far as votes — but that doesn’t mean the deputies were not engaged. After...
June 30, 2015
On Sunday, June 28, women clergy who had previously “met” on a Facebook group met face-to-face. At two meetings, over 50 women deacons and priests, members of the...
June 30, 2015
Although Monday, June 29 did not involve a peaceful demonstration or the UTO Ingathering, it was no less busy. Rather than a 5k to start as on Sunday, committees still with...
June 28, 2015
Despite being only two days, the weekend portion of General Convention was quite busy. On Saturday, both houses of convention engaged very serious topics, from the election...
June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, was a vey busy day for Diocese of California Episcopalians! The General Convention morning began with committee hearings at 7:30 a.m., and the Diocese of...
June 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2015EPISCOPAL BISHOP OF CALIFORNIA SITS ON U.N. CLIMATE LEADERS ROUNDTABLEFruit of long work on sustainability and climate crisisSAN FRANCISCO...
June 26, 2015
The 78th General Convention began on Thursday, June 25, with an opening Eucharist at which Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori preached and presided. Grace Aheron, a...
June 26, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 26, 2015DIOCESE OF CALIFORNIA CELEBRATES NATIONWIDE MARRIAGE EQUALITYBishop and members of diocese long advocates for marriage equalitySAN FRANCISCO...
June 25, 2015
Although the General Convention did not officially begin until Thursday, June 25, some of the work of the convention started days in advance. Exhibitors and those campaigning...
June 16, 2015
On Monday, June 15, members of the bishop’s staff met at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park in Oakland instead of on Nob Hill at Diocesan House. Once assembled, two...
June 16, 2015
On Sunday, June 14, Holy Innocents offered its first dinner church, modeled after St. Lydia’s, in Brooklyn, New York. The gathering was small and intimate. The Rev. Joseph...
June 9, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 120 youth and adults from across the diocese gathered at Grace Cathedral for the sacrament of Confirmation, as well as the renewal of baptismal vows and...
June 2, 2015
Over 200 worshipers gathered on Saturday, May 23, for a festive Vigil of Pentecost at St. Michael and All Angels, Concord. New members from all four churches that comprise...
May 27, 2015
On Wednesday, May 20, Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, joined Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco and representatives from the San Francisco Interfaith Council for the...
May 12, 2015
This Sunday, May 10, saw the launch of the Episcopal Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in San Francisco, a bilingual Episcopal Latino Heritage community led by...
May 12, 2015
When James came to Saint Bartholomew’s, Livermore, he attended a nutrition class presented by their Big Heart Wellness Center. As a mental health consumer — he has received...
May 5, 2015
Another Nightwatch saw the dawn on May 2 in Grace Cathedral, when over 40 sleepy young people — and the adults leading the event with them —  woke up to music and the...

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