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: Episcopal bishops make three-day journey into diversity and inclusion | What is Neil Gorsuch's religion? It's complicated | How some churches are preparing to offer literal sanctuary to fight Trump’s policies | Help DioCal camp properties while connecting the diocese with new DioBytes subscribers! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Asian Art Museum’s Art and Tech gala enriches and inspires | Episcopal Migration Ministries launches fundraising campaign | Episcopalians join ‘Native Nations’ to protest pipeline in nation’s capital | Bishop Marc to lead beach clean-up Mass | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Eye on the state: Our housing crisis is a moral crisis | SF Mission Church offers Sanctuary to Undocumented Community | Curry, Jennings take lead in Supreme Court brief on transgender-bathroom policy Bishop Marc Andrus welcomes Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to EcoJustice: Safeguarding Climate, Food, and Water | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc responds to anti-Semitic cemetery desecrations and bomb threats | Episcopal Asset Map celebrates 99 dioceses, invites full participation across church | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 4: Persistent love is Christian love | Ashes to go! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The 11th annual Absalom Jones and Richard Allen celebration | Episcopal Church Sues Trump Administration Over Travel Ban | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 3: Outreach, organizing, and becoming official | The call of the wild in the urban jungle | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 2: From fear to friendship | General Convention 2018 draft schedule announced | Northern California Episcopal churches turn out for Oroville Dam evacuees | Annual Absalom Jones and Richard Allen commemoration at St. Paul’s, Oakland | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Record number of participants turn out for monthly immigration vigil at West County Detention Facility | "Planting with Purpose" grant awarded for a community garden at Santiago/St. James, Oakland | CEOs give Oakland elementary students new uniforms | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 1: Full and equal claim | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc makes statement about President's executive orders | The Village Project unites Western Addition community in SF | In the bleak midwinter, Standing Rock Episcopal ministry is changing | Is your congregation offering "ashes to go?" Let DioCal know! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area women converge on Washington to protest Trump | 22 Powerful Posts From People Of Faith At The Women’s March | Trump inaugural events end in prayer at National Cathedral | Resource fair success at All Souls, Berkeley | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Statement of Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Curry regarding prayers for the President | Interfaith service, panel, youth overnight, and march commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in San Francisco | Episcopal leaders address church’s part in Trump’s inauguration | Tree planting success at St. Dorothy’s Rest | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: ACDC bids farewell to the Rev. Monica Whitaker | Bishop Millard’s Selma reflection | The Iconocast podcast interview with the Rev. Richard Smith | A star is born at Epiphany, San Carlos | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Californian Episcopal bishops send letter of concern to Trump | Houses of worship poised to serve as Trump-Era immigrant sanctuaries | National Cathedral to host customary post-inaugural prayer service | Community, ministry, and mission address by Presiding Bishop in Salinas | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A Christmas message | What the police won’t tell you about the Amilcar Lopez killing | Bishop and archdeacon treated to bento lunches and mochi dessert | Exhibits inside soaring cathedral, stark bunkers | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Massachusetts Episcopal bishops oppose Trump's EPA pick | Night of Light 2016 gala raises funds to address Bay Area poverty | An update from the Capital Campaign office | No DioBytes December 27 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The Oakland Fire tragedy | The Jesus Movement at the 2017 International Black Clergy Conference | Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 3 and final: Return | Albany workshop examines possibility of shared housing | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 1: History | California: San Leandro church goes solar | Evangelism matters to the world, say 400+ Episcopalians, Anglicans conference connected, inspired participants, and gave them practical tools | Online Advent calendar created by the world | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Standing with Standing Rock: It’s more than just a pipeline, Part 2: Action | Diocesan student pilgrims to Haiti raise funds for scholarships by selling Haitian coffee, chocolate, and metal art | Community and Advent: Stories of patience and waiting | Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Opportunities to heal following the tumultuous 2016 election | Episcopal delegation to Marrakesh seeks to build on 2015 climate agreement | Statement from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry | A message from Bishop Marc after the election | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Episcopal bishop attending COP22 in Marrakesh: Representing The Episcopal Church, credentialed for negotiations | Episcopal churches among those receiving preservation grants | Saint John Coltrane Church finds a new groove In NoPa | Peaceful, prayerful, nonviolent stand of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Episcopal bishop to visit Standing Rock Reservation: Joined by lay and clergy members of diocese of California | Interview with Obispa Griselda Delgado del Carpio, bishop of Cuba | More than 500 homeless people expected to visit San Francisco ‘Street Store’ | First African-American woman elected diocesan bishop | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Called as women, not in spite of it | A call to action on Standing Rock | Church Divinity School of the Pacific dedicates solar panels | Haiti emergency response: Donating water filtration system | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Incarnating hope | Episcopalians, Baptists find a home with Methodists post-flooding | As election draws near, preachers feel the gospel’s challenge |

Election results and resolutions from 167th convention now online | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Christ Church-Sei Ko Kai outreach to Bayview Mission | Task Force on the Study of Marriage issues report on progress | Haiti needs 'massive response' to halt cholera crisis after Matthew: U.N. | Hundreds gather at Lincoln Memorial to Chant 4 Change | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral’s pet project draws furry churchgoers | Bishops begin historic Canterbury-Rome ‘pilgrimage’ | As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources | Welcome ESC intern Ryan Brenner | and much more!

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