Testimony on A049 Authorize Liturgical Resources for Blessing Same-Gender Relationships

I am Tom Jackson,  and I speak in support of Resolution A049 as President of Oasis California, the LGBT Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of California. 

Two trans resolutions clear committee

“By adding gender expression we are saying who is called in,” Deputy Ellen Tilotson said minutes before the Committee on Ministry voted to send two measures protecting transgender Episcopalians from discrimination on to the next stage of deliberation at the General Convention. The vote came after a hearing marked by transgender Episcopalians presenting powerful testimony on the need for resolutions D002 and D019 to pass.  Only one person spoke against the measures. 

Resolution on Just and Healthy Food Systems

Resolved, That the 169th Convention of the Diocese of California reaffirms resolutions A170 – GC 2015) and D053 (GC 2018);

Resolved, That all congregations and institutions within the Diocese of California shall offer the greatest proportion possible of plant-based whole foods on all occasions involving food; and

Trinity Menlo Park Youth Group at General Convention

Group photo of Trinity Menlo Park youth with Bishop Marc

On Tuesday, July 10 in the midst of General Convention in Austin, Texas, around 120 youth and chaperones representing a dozen dioceses and individual parishes met at the JW Marriott for an event dubbed, “Youth Gathering.” This was an affiliated event of the Executive Office of General Convention who arranged for the space and placed the event on the official General Convention calendar.

United Thank Offering at General Convention

Linda Daniel (Holy Trinity/La Santisima Trinidad, Richmond) and I, were happy to represent all of you, our Episcopal Women in the Diocese of California at ECW Triennial, which runs concurrently with General Convention, in Austin, Texas.

Triennial hosted 280 delegates and alternates from around the country and from Puerto Rico and Province 9 which covers many South American and Caribbean Dioceses among others. It was wonderful to renew old acquaintances and meet many new people from around our church.

Rugby Evensong, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 17:15


Grace Cathedral, San Francisco
1100 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: 415.749.6300
Fax: 415.749.6301

Celebration of New Ministry: The Rev. Andrew Lobban - St. Bartholomew's, Livermore

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 15:00


St. Bartholomew’s, Livermore
678 Enos Way
Livermore, CA 94550
Phone: 925.447.3289
Fax: 925.242.5894