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.
This week in DioBytes: Grieve. Show compassion. Be proud. Act. | Important health news about Canon Stefani Schatz | Litany for Gun Violence Prevention offered for use in Sunday services | New associate for discipleship ministries, Caren Miles, begins this week | In memoriam: the Rev. DeLaney Armstead | “Perspectives on Philanthropy” event at the World Affairs Council | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Diocese of California celebrates 10 years of Bishop Marc Andrus | Diana Culmer of St. Clare’s, Walnut Creek, named Teacher of the Year | Bishop Marc on ‘Mosaic’ | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | Digital ministry training via webinar or at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: 110 years of Our Saviour, Oakland | Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwong speaks at CDSP commencement | Foster Youth Museum goes to Humbolt | Six months in, new Episcopal church leader reflects on church challenges | Stay updated on Canon Stefani’s health and healing in Scotland | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: All Souls, Berkeley, leads May Interfaith Immigration Vigil | Religious groups continue push for police reform | Episcopal Presiding Bishop named to Anglican Communion Task Force | ProvGat reflection | LAST CHANCE: DioBytes editors want your feedback! | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Announcing a 2017 Sabbatical | SFMOMA promises chance for spiritual awakening | ACC ‘neither endorsed nor affirmed’ primates’ action, six outgoing members say | Last call: Stewardship and leadership at Equipping the Beloved Community | Anti-racism training at Holy Cross, Castro Valley | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Will Gascon file charges against cops who shot Amilcar Perez Lopez? | One-third ponder leaving Bay Area amid costs, congestion | Video: Refugee, migration, and the Anglican Communion | Call for Special Convention | Rectors and Vicars: Report your lay delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: California Bishop represents church at climate agreement signing | Episcopalians reaffirm their commitment to the environment | Help save the light at St. Gregory’s, San Francisco | Why I walk Woods to Waves: a reflection | Installation of Archdeacons Evensong and reception | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: common|life: a retreat for 20s and 30s | Video: Activists in year-old police shooting await D.A.’s action | Climate change prompts resiliency strategy in San Francisco | EcoConfirmation: Confirmation, renewal, and environmental justice | Save the date: Celebrating 10 years of Bishop Marc! | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Haiti pilgrimage 2016: in summary | Stations of the Cosmic Christ book and exhibition debut at Grace Cathedral | PIN affirms call to investigate extrajudicial killings by Israeli, Egyptian armed forces | Last chance: common|life retreat for 20s and 30s | One more space for mentor training for Education for Ministry | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: SF church in development battle says it needs light | Navigating a path from homelessness to housing in San Francisco | DIY Tabernacling: Holy objects and holy space, at home | Video: Oil of Chrism from Grace Cathedral made with Palestinian olive oil | No DioBytes on April 5 | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Telling the truth about police brutality in San Francisco | St. John’s, Oakland blesses new buildings | Bishop Marc Andrus launches new book, ‘Stations of the Cosmic Christ,’ with Matthew Fox | Episcopal Bishops issue a Word to the Church | Leadership formation training | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: The Rev. Diana Wheeler receives Susie Wong Award for work with the LGBTQ community | Where does Communion wine come from? Part 2 of 4 | A letter on racial reconciliation | Bishop Marc’s book release this Saturday | A round table discussion to help discern DioCal investment and divestment priorities, San Francisco | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network meets in Albuquerque | It Happened! Diocesan youth retreat #33 | Special Evensong celebrates The Bishop’s Ranch | Where does Communion wine come from? Part 1 of 4 | Chrism Mass and lunch | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: One-year memorial vigil and march for Amilcar Perez-Lopez | Sojourn Chaplaincy Evensong at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | Video: St. Gregory of Nyssa: Dani Scoville | Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives | New “safe ministry with elders” online course available | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Haiti Episcopal college prepares students for agriculture, agribusiness | Homebrewed Christianity | Miguelina Howell becomes first Latina Episcopal cathedral dean | Archdeacons announcement and Evensong invitation | Mentor training for Education for Ministry | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Roanridge Trust Award Grants announced for Episcopal Church innovative leadership development programs | Hildegard of Bingen at St. Mark’s, Berkeley | New books for St. Cornelius School | Absalom Jones celebration jazz Mass | Happening retreat for high school youth | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: All in the (Abrahamic) family | Probable cause vital in ICE interactions | Homeless advocates face off with cops at Super Bowl City | Invitation into transformation: Vestry and Bishop’s Committee Day 2016 | Ashes-to-go locations in DioCal | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Berkeley chaplaincy awarded Lilly Endowment grant | Church considers long-term response to Flint’s water crisis | Ferguson pilgrims study systemic racism, injustice, and reconciliation | A thank you to new and returning vestry members from the Episcopal Church Foundation | Rekindling the sacred imagination: A preaching symposium | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Death of spirituality in SF is greatly exaggerated | Task Force on the Study of Marriage maps out triennial work | Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference | Last call to register for 2016 Vestry/BC Day & Equipping the Beloved Community | Rectors and Vicars: Report your lay delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: [From Bishop Marc's blog] They did not express the mind of Christ | The Bay Area remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2016 | Julia McCray-Goldsmith installed as Canon for Discipleship | Trinity Institute at two locations: CDSP, Berkeley, and St. John’s, Ross | Serve breakfast to the homeless at St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Asian Commission youth socialize and volunteer together | SF Mission vicar practices humanity from pulpit to City Hall | Martin Luther King weekend of service | Lent resources, adult formation, and vestry training | Send DioCal your congregation’s twitter handle | Come celebrate the Rev. David Lui’s many years of service | and much more!
This week in DioBytes: Gay rector to lead San Leandro Episcopal church | Bishop Marc preaches at interfaith prayer service before mayor’s inauguration | Welby urges reconciliation, not agreement, among Anglican leaders | Julia McCray-Goldsmith to be installed as Canon for Discipleship | Martin Luther King, Jr. interfaith Evensong celebration at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!
Special DioHouse edition of DioBytes! | PCN and Enedina Vasquez: an interview | Diocese of California births new intentional communities | Christmas and interfaith prayers for peace at St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco | 9 days remaining for “I Am Diocal” submissions | and more!
Last issue of DioBytes for 2015: Family remembers 26-year-old slain in SF Mission | Marin faith community responds to climate change | Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues letter to the staff | No DioBytes December 22 or December 29 | and much more!