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May 24, 2017
As with many training programs, the Oasis Congregations Program was continuously being renewed and revised to better meet the needs of those it served. As the program grew,...
May 16, 2017
At the beginning of 1998, Oasis/CA celebrated its second anniversary with its annual service at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. During that year, the group continued its...
May 16, 2017
 

O God of peace, who hast taught us that in returning and rest we shall be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be our strength: By the might of thy Spirit...
May 16, 2017
Members of the ACDC (Asian Commission of the Diocese of California) gathered for a Chinese dinner in South San Francisco on Wednesday, May 10 to celebrate the Rev. Dr....
May 9, 2017
More than 50 people came together Saturday to plant trees and create a community garden at Santiago/St. James in East Oakland. Members of Santiago/St John's, Oakland...
May 9, 2017
The entire DioCal staff is working hard to coordinate this beautiful weekend on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 dedicated to protecting and celebrating God’s creation....
May 9, 2017
On January 13, 1996, Oasis/CA had its inaugural service at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco with a congregation of 600 in attendance. The guest speaker was the Rt. Rev. Walter...
May 9, 2017
The growing and increasingly active East Bay chapter of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship had the honor on Saturday, May 6 of leading this month's interfaith immigration vigil...
May 2, 2017
 

The Parsonage struggled in the early 1990s, as the AIDS crisis wiped out a large part of a generation of gay men. In 1991, The Parsonage began publishing its...
April 25, 2017
From 1990 to 1993, the AIDS crisis was at its peak in San Francisco, and that was reflected in the ministries of The Parsonage. Headlines of articles and phrases in sermons...
April 18, 2017
1989 brought many changes to The Parsonage. For some time, there had been quite a deal of disagreement within the leadership of The Parsonage about what its purpose was. The...
April 18, 2017


Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick (right) and Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington greet church representatives in front of City Hall.   

St. John...
April 4, 2017
On that sunny Sunday in October, 1987, founder the Rev. Mayes miraculously bumped into Jack Pantaleo — a Parsonage member who brought The Parsonage’s banner across the...
March 28, 2017
In January of 1987 at the annual retreat of The Parsonage at the Bishop’s Ranch, some dreaming was done about new goals and ideas of what The Parsonage could become. Of the...
March 21, 2017
1986 was off to a running start: The Episcopal Church Foundation granted The Parsonage $10,640 to put on the National Episcopal Church Conference on the AIDS Crisis. The...
March 14, 2017
At the close of summer 1984, The Parsonage put on a “Founders’ Day” potluck to celebrate three years of ministry and seminarian Michael Wyatt’s year of work. On that August...
March 7, 2017
To round out 1983 and recognize the fifth anniversary of the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the Diocese of California held a service of thanksgiving for...
February 28, 2017
The Parsonage’s charter served many bureaucratic and logistical purposes to help The Parsonage run more smoothly, but more importantly, its charter plainly stated who The...

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