Past Diocesan Newsletters

DioCal News & Events is a weekly email newsletter with diocesan news, events, and resources from the bishop’s office and upcoming calendar events from congregations and ministries. This newsletter is for the entire community of the Diocese of California. It is published on Tuesday afternoon.

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This week in DioBytes: Convention acts to streamline Title IV process, fund training materials | Episcopal clergy reach out to help burned churches | Zimbabwe: Anglican churches help launch Gender and Faith Network | The Bishop’s Society Peninsula regional social | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Mixing deportation and criminal justice systems harms communities | San Francisco Foundation awards grants to Episcopal-based programs | United Thank Offering grant awarded in the Diocese of California | General Convention: Beyond legislation | The Reverend Deacon Barbara J. Hill Memorial Service and Celebration of Life | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishop joins Secretary General at climate roundtable | Interfaith group prays for police shooting victim | General Convention: All said and done | General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes | Facilitate a book group about racism in your congregation | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Religions’ reactions to same-sex marriage ruling span spectrum | North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected as 27th Presiding Bishop | Breaking the Episcopal glass ceiling | Episcopal bishops seek end to ‘unholy trinity’ of racism, poverty and gun violence | Keeping up with General Convention 2015 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: May we live in peace and justice | A response to the recent murders: At Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina | Photo gallery: Bayview remembers Charleston shooting victims | St. Giles' member George Alexeeff honored by the State of California | Overnight hosts needed in San Francisco for next Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Summer experiment at Holy Innocents, San Francisco | Bishop’s Staff Service Day 2015 | Hoping for reconciliation, church offers to settle South Carolina lawsuit | Follow General Convention 2015 | Pilgrimage and the Resacralisation of the Earth | and much more

This week in DioBytes: An active faith matters (and so does ecumenical community) | The transformers: The reverend | Church in Brazil to celebrate 125 years | Ordinations | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Easy, inexpensive, and effective ways to save water in the home | Holy Spirit Church co-vicars installed | Archdeacon finds neighbor helping neighbor in Houston | Episcopal Community Services’ SummerTini, San Francisco | EPA administrator visits Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more

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

DioBytes this week: Celebrating 50 years of SF Night Ministry | DioCal Open Enrollment ends Friday | DioHouse transitions | Big Game / Big Gain | Advent resources | and lots more from Congregations and Ministries ...

This week in DioBytes: Bishops’ wager partially fulfilled | Running the race: DioCal helps pass Prop 47 | An interfaith All Saints at Holy Family, Half Moon Bay | Moments of knowing and reaching out | General Seminary board of trustees, dean and faculty reach agreement | Grand Ultra | Big Gain | Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Music colloquium at CDSP | much more.

This week in DioBytes: Beloved Community Confirmation at St. James’s / Santiago, Oakland | a blog post from Abundance Community at Bayview Mission | 2015 Open Enrollment through 11/21 | Gallery 1055 opening this Thursday | the annual Big Gain | and lots more from DioCal’s congregations and ministries.

This week in DioBytes: DioCal Convention raises $10k for Ebola relief | Make your donation to Episcopal Relief and Development in honor of the Giants | St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, given Wosser Award | New Gallery 1055 exhibit | Open enrollment information | Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day save the date | much more

This week in DioBytes: The St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk | Sally Bingham receives the bishop’s Green Cross Award | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, celebrates 25 years | A message from TREC following the church wide meeting | Convention information | Education for Ministry | youth and young adult retreats | much more

This week in DioBytes: The Seaman’s Church Institute’s annual fundraiser on the USS Potomac | Mission Trip to Puerto Rico | Convention Parking | Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times | Education remains priority amid General Seminary faculty departures | St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk for Urban Peace | much, much more

This week’s DioBytes: Climate Rally participants (banner) | DioCal solar program announced | St. Mark’s, Berkeley, Lions Hall dedication | Presiding Bishop announcement | DioHouse buys diapers for Bayview Mission | TREC webcast on 10/2 | ECS Awards Luncheon | Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral 10/14 | and lots more.

This week in DioBytes: Dean Shaw’s farewell | clergy retreat | St. Matthew’s, San Mateo new building | ‘Contra Costa Times’ column | Panelists named for church’s Civil Discourse in America forum | anti-racism training | youth and young adult retreats | much more

Banner and story: Anti-human trafficking awareness event at Good Shepherd, Belmont | TREC letter to TEC | upcoming deanery meetings | Convention vendor registration now open | Anti-Racism Training — Sept. 19 and 20 | Dean Jane Shaw bids farewell this Sunday | Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral in October | ECS annual awards luncheon | and lots more from congregations and ministries

Banner: Last Saturday, August 30, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes was installed as the ninth rector at the Renewal of Ministry at St. Augustine’s, Oakland. Bishop Marc presided, Br. Daniel-Chad Hoffman preached, and a festive reception followed | UBE Young Adults statement on Ferguson, MO | Upcoming Night Walks and Stand Ins | the Wild Glory Mass | beginning of the music program year | much more

This week the banner features last Sunday’s Asian Music Festival at Grace Cathedral | Urban Peace Collaboration begun | Diocese of No. California on the Napa quake | 2nd annual Diaper Drive for Bayview Mission | Two upcoming rector installations: the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes and the Rev. Susan Parsons | Holy Hikes at the SF Zoo | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: The God Squad Immersion Trip to the Standing Rock Reservation | the Bishop’s Roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Playing for bigger goals: Street Soccer USA opening banquet | Sacred Space, East Bay: ‘God sees you’ | Holy Hikes’ the Rev. Justin Cannon featured in two articles | blog from Bishop Marc about Ferguson and much much more

DioBytes this week: Vacation Bible School at Holy Cross, Castro Valley | register now for Equipping the Beloved Community at Trinity, Menlo Park, 8/23 | Grace Cathedral Labyrinth Walk this Friday | Renewal of Ministry at St. Augustine’s, Oakland, 8/30 | save the date for St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk, 10/4 | The coming week’s Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week’s DioBytes: LGBT rights in El Salvador | part 2 Episcopal Youth Event | ENS coverage on the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination | upcoming bishop’s roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Equipping the Beloved Community | and more from congregations and ministries