Around the Diocese

June 9, 2014
In August 2013 the Rev. Justin Cannon, vicar of St. Giles’, Moraga, told his congregation that he’d once known a woman who wanted to visit her local Episcopal church but...
June 9, 2014
Karen Cuffie, the Rev Barbara Miller, and Deborah White represented Church Divinity School of the Pacific at the recent Preaching Excellence Program (PEP) entitled “The...
May 28, 2014
On Monday, May 26, the Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, offered the invocation for the annual Presidio Memorial Day service at the San Francisco...
May 27, 2014
The diocesan Committee on Nominations has opened nominations for positions to be elected at the 165th Convention of the Diocese of California (www.diocal.org/convention)...
May 20, 2014
St. Bartholomew’s, Livermore, has been coordinating a food pantry for 20 years. Their food pantry, facilitated through Interfaith Sharing, Inc., is one of the only pantries...
May 19, 2014
Bishop Marc Andrus and Canon Stefani Schatz, together with the vicars of the mission congregations, met in retreat last Monday, May 12, to Tuesday, May 13, at St. Dorothy’s...
May 13, 2014
Click here for photosOn Saturday, May 10, the Diocese of California held its first-ever Eco-Confirmation at St. Dorothy’s Rest in Camp Meeker, California. The confirmation...
May 13, 2014
On Wednesday, April 29, diocesan laity and clergy who are active in global partnerships gathered at St. James/Santiago, Oakland. Over a delicious meal, energetic conversation...
April 29, 2014
This past weekend saw Nightwatch return to Grace Cathedral — the annual overnight event for diocesan youth and friends in 6th to 8th grades. “Grow up in Every Way,” the theme...
April 22, 2014
On Thursday, April 17 — Maundy Thursday — St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco, hosted an interfaith public foot-washing to honor immigrant families. The event brought...
April 8, 2014
Holy Spirit Church in East Contra Costa County — the combined churches of St. Alban’s, Brentwood; St. George’s, Antioch; St. John’s, Clayton; and St. Michael and All Angels,...
April 1, 2014
Imagine a place where you can relax with friends over your favorite drink and listen to fascinating and uplifting stories, then engage in an animated and lively discussion,...
March 31, 2014
The real work of disaster preparedness needs to be done in community, and that ambition was realized on Saturday, March 29, as 80 clergy and lay church leaders from more than...
March 17, 2014
On a cool, bright morning in November, after more than year of silence, the vibrant tones of English handbells once again begin to rise among the old redwood timbers of faith...
March 17, 2014
[Editor’s note: the following is a first-person reflection on the Rev. Stephen McHale’s experience of the National Prayer Breakfast. To contribute stories from your...
March 17, 2014
[Editor’s note: the following is a first-person reflection on beginning a new stewardship model. To contribute stories from your congregation, click here.]When our rector,...
March 17, 2014
Consistently through the course of their time in Haiti, pilgrims reflected on how difficult it was to explain to friends and family — religious or otherwise — exactly what...
March 17, 2014
With rubble to their backs, the pilgrims to Haiti gathered with the community of Cathédrale Sainte Trinité to observe Ash Wednesday and be reminded on their foreheads and in...

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