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: Bishop Marc breaks ground at Eviva Mission Bay | ECF Announces 2015 Fellows | Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension | ‘The Forum’ at Grace Cathedral: Transforming prisoner rehabilitation and re-entry, San Francisco | A new monastic community is forming in DioCal | and much more
This week in DioBytes: Diamond ring found in purse to help Sonoma Co. camp for child cancer survivors | JNCPB announces no additional nominees | Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict | Andrea Foote joins bishop’s staff as Interim Associate for Discipleship Ministries | Benefit Concert for Nepal at Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City | and much more
This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral announces the 9th Dean | Mental health awareness at St. Bart’s, Livermore, and in your congregation | Our Lady of Guadalupe, the newest congregation of Diocese of California | Save the date: Pilgrimage and the resacralisation of the Earth: a workshop at Grace Cathedral with Bishop Marc Andrus and Dr. Rupert Sheldrake | Celebrate couples in your congregation who have been together 50+ years at a special Evensong | and much more
This week in DioBytes: Nightwatch 2015 | Four chosen as nominees for 27th presiding bishop | An open letter to the Supreme Court as you consider same-sex marriage | Live stream Bishop Marc from the Festival of Faiths | Pneuma christian formation conference at The Bishop’s Ranch in October | much more.
This week in DioBytes: EcoConfirmation | Neighbors of police shooting victim take vigil to police station | Praying for the situation in Baltimore | Last call for Equipping the Beloved Community | General Confirmation at Grace Cathedral | Education for Ministry | Latin dance classes | The Grateful Dead | much more
This week in DioBytes: What kind of journals does the Holy Spirit keep?: 2015 young adult retreat | Pet memorial service — St. Aidan’s, San Francisco | Communion with creation: Holy Hikes | Welcome new Communications Associate Dani Scoville | Nightwatch May 1–2 | The Bishop’s Society East Bay Regional Social | much more
This week in DioBytes: Banner: Farewell to the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes, St. Augustine’s, Oakland, and the Rev. Tommy Dillon, St. Aidan’s, San Francisco | My spot: Walking Grace Cathedral’s labyrinth | Empowering Episcopalians and the next generation to care for creation | In Egypt, CARAVAN art exhibition opens as a path to grassroots peace | Diocesan Early Childhood Education to meet on Saturday, April 18 | much more
This week in DioBytes: Easter at Sacred Space, Oakland | Easter at Stanford | Having a green lawn while using less water | East Bay NightSong | Young adult retreat deadline | Anti-Racism Training | Day of Discernment | much more
This week in DioBytes: Banner: Cross and Crown of Thorns from Transfiguration, San Mateo | Field trip to ‘@Large’ | Reclaiming climate change as a moral issue | Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society reports $2.4 million annual surplus | In Memoriam: the Rev. Dr. Rudy Johnson | East Bay NightSong | much more
This week in DioBytes: Climate Change Crisis webcast available on demand | Water usage at St. Anselm’s, Lafayette | New research report addresses Church’s response to racism | Presiding Bishop on climate change denial | Nightwatch registration | Communications associate job posting | preview performance of ‘For a look or a touch’ | much, much more.
This week in DioBytes: Faith leaders, community members demand justice for Guatemalan man shot by police | Honoring [the] Rev. Peter and Anna Cassey | Episcopal asset map to connect, unite Episcopalians in ministry | Climate Change Crisis watch groups | Building your spiritual core: How to grow spiritually strong in today’s secular age | Interfaith forum and prayer honoring Monseñor Romero | much more
This week in DioBytes: Diocesan Confirmation retreat: I will with God’s help | SF Interfaith clergy and allies to join community leaders to demand justice for Amilcar Perez-Lopez and an end to police violence in San Francisco | San Francisco plans to move entire homeless encampments into housing | Join Bishop Marc for ‘The Climate Change Crisis’ on March 24 | much more
This week in DioBytes: New campus ministry board at Stanford | The liberty and splendor of the children of God, a new font at St. Anne’s, Fremont | [The] Rev. Malcolm Boyd, an author, activist and counterculture rebel, dies at 91 | NightSong in the East Bay | Day of Discernment | Chrism Mass | Young adult retreat | much more
This week in DioBytes: Evensong at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, for The Bishop’s Ranch | Panelists (including Bishop Marc) announced for The Climate Change Crisis: Live webcast on March 24 * Kick off to 30 Days of Action | Bishops from Fiji to Alaska to meet in Cape Town on climate change | EcoConfirmation | Save the date for Equipping | job postings | much more
This week in DioBytes: Episcopalians and others gather for ecumenical call to repentance for treatment of immigrants | DioCal Interns ask, “Wait, like, what actually is intentional community though?” | Absalom Jones Celebration Weekend is here | After Ferguson: How communities can stand up to hate and bias | Holy Hikes at Tilden Park (from Inspiration Point), February 28 | much more
This week in DioBytes: Spiritual, yoga worlds collide at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral | Episcopal Charities: Action Network meetings kick off | Happening 32: We’re on our way | 10,0000 meals, 15 workshops, and Mark Scandrette at Equipping the Beloved Community | Absalom Jones | much more
This week in DioBytes: Executive Council Retreat 2015 | Environmental stewardship fellows foster ministry rooted in creation | Task Force on Study of Marriage presents final report | NightSong | Last day to register for Equipping the Beloved Community / Vestry+BC Day | much more
This week in DioBytes: Banner: Charley Moore facilitates a conversation between the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and others after a special showing of Selma at the Vogue Theater in San Francisco. | Servant leadership: How we can support #BlackLivesMatter in the Bay and beyond | ‘No zero-sum solution’ to Israeli-Palestinian conflict | much, much more!
This week in DioBytes: Blessing solar panels at St. James, San Francisco | Truth, Reconciliation, and Solidarity for Martin Luther King, Jr. | The Battle Is Far From Over: Reflections on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Thornell | Climate change crisis forum | much, much more
This week in DioBytes: Banner: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus and the Rev. Este Gardner Cantor, assisted by the Rev. Ellen Ekstrom, asperge the assembly during the affirmation of faith at the reconsecration of Good Shepherd, Berkeley, on Sunday, January 11 | Abundance Community at Bayview Mission: Simplicity | bishopmarc.com: Praying for peace internally and externally | Annual Epiphany reflection day | and more
This week in DioBytes: Banner: Mary Louise Gotthold, Greg Sondhern, and Mary McArthur found the feves in the King cakes that were a part of the annual DioHouse / Grace Cathedral Epiphany Party on January 5. | A note from the editor about links | Bishop’s Society | Confirmation and Happening | Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day with Equipping the Beloved Community | Much more.
This week in DioBytes: Banner:Over 300 people of faith from West Berkeley gathered on Sunday, December 14, for a Vigil of Lamentation for #blacklivesmatter. All Souls, Berkeley, St. Mark’s, Berkeley, and Good Shepherd, Berkeley, participated, as did the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California | A Feast of a Madonna of many colors | Equipping the Beloved Community registration open.
This week in DioBytes: banner: On Saturday, December 6, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus ordained (left to right) the Rev. Rebecca Goldberg, the Rev. Anne Pierpoint Mertz, and the Rev. Claire Dietrich Ranna to the priesthood and the Rev. Mary Greene to the diaconate. | All Souls, Berkeley, leads immigration vigil | New congregation and new priest welcomed to Diocese of California | and much more
This week in DioBytes: World Rainbow Fund Tree of Hope | Contra Costa Deanery comes to Crockett | Episcopal, ELCA Presiding Bishops on World AIDS Day 2014 | Discussion questions available on the Ferguson decision | NightSong | New Skellig Community to be received into The Episcopal Church | Ordination of one deacon and three priests | Epiphany Reflection Day with Bishop Marc at The Bishop’s Ranch | much, much more.