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: From Bishop Marc: An important update on Canon Stefani | Presiding Bishop urges the Church to ‘wake up’ | ACDC retirement dinner for the Rev. Franco Kwan | EcoJustice Weekend — this week | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The top 10 reasons to come to EcoJustice Weekend! |Episcopal Peace Fellowship leads Immigration Vigil at West County Detention Center in Richmond | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 13: Hitting the ground running, an Oasis/CA story | Pride Evensong and History of Ministry for LGBTQ+ Community Panel | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopalians advocate for protecting God’s creation at Peoples Climate March and beyond | Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows becomes 11th bishop of Indianapolis, first black woman to lead Episcopal diocese | Equipping the Beloved Community: Welcoming the Exiled | San Francisco 2017 Walk & Bike to Worship week | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Faith groups backing march see an ally in science | Presiding Bishop Michael Curry announces covenant agreement for the Diocese of Haiti | EcoJustice Early Bird discount: Deadline is May 5 | Equipping the Beloved Community: Welcoming the Exiled | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A letter from Bishop Marc about his sabbatical | SF protesters want DA to release investigative file from fatal police shooting | Oakland Police Chief, Vice Mayor join Good Friday action | Immigration now: What you need to know, what you need to do, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Easter message 2017 | Last beam completes Salesforce Tower, SF’s tallest building | Task Force on the Study of Marriage provides progress on actions, four working groups | Interfaith foot washing ritual to honor the dignity of all immigrants | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Stryker talks trans history at Grace Cathedral | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 9: By word and deed, marching forwards | Spread the word: Serenade for Haiti film screening this Friday! | General Convention now receiving nominations to serve The Episcopal Church | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishops issue statement in response to Trump’s executive order on climate change | A living history of ministry for the LGBTQ+ community — Part 8: Allies in feminism and hope in grief | In memoriam: the Rev. Canon Michael Hansen | Requiem for the Rev. Harold Weicker | and much more!

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!

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