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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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After two weeks away, DioBytes is back! This week's issue has information about the remixed Equipping the Beloved Community and Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day, news from around the church, burial arrangements for the Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, registration for Anti-Racism Training, and much more from congregations and ministries.

Today’s DioBytes: vocational deacons gather at DioHouse | great turnout for Gaudalupe Art Program celebration | Bishop Andrus at SF Mandela remembrance | combined Equipping the Beloved Community and Vestry / BC Day — registration now open | DioBytes on holiday hiatus — returns 1/7 | a few “save the dates,” and more ...

DioBytes this week: ECS gift program | Ordinations last Saturday (with lots of photos) | Bishop Marc on the death of Nelson Mandela | Guadalupe celebration Thursday at Gallery 1055 | Vestry Day / Equipping event on February 1 | programs at the The Bishop’s Ranch | concerts, services, and more.

This week in DioBytes: Blogs from Bishop Marc, the Episcopal Service Corps interns, and Abundance Growing in Bayview | Gallery 1055 Opening | Last-minute Advent resources | Episcopal Youth Event recruitment | Advent concerts, lessons, carols, and programs | Oasis Survey | and more ...

DioBytes this week: prayer and statement from Bishop Marc about Typhoon Haiyan and relief information from Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City; the Rev. Tommy Dillon featured in an article on disaster preparedness; survey about discrimination and webcast about racism; open enrollment; ordinations; Gallery 1055; and much, much more from congregations and ministries.

This week’s DioBytes: Recanvass of convention election completed; EC’s Night of Light a success; Sarah Lawton honored at dio convention; DioCal disaster preparedness resources now online; Open Enrollment till 11/21; and more from congregations and ministries of the Diocese of California.

This week in DioBytes: lots of news about convention, lots of special music and services for All Saints and All Souls, fall bazaars, Advent readiness, parish fundraisers, and much, much more.

This week’s DioBytes is full of important information about Convention this weekend: Day of Convention Booklet, parking, childcare, meals, *important* changes for delegates to note, etc. Furthermore there are photos of the Rev. Canon. Stefani Schatz’s installation as Canon to the Ordinary, along with a host of upcoming events — Art Angels Fair, a book release, and special music events.

This week in DioBytes: The Bishop’s Ranch pool completed but not yet paid for; the Rev. Mauricio Wilson nominated for Suffragan Bishop of New York; the Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) posts its Engagement Kit; information on the consent calendar and meals for the upcoming Diocesan Convention; reports to convention now available; and many updates from congregations and ministries.

Banner: young singers from Haiti at St. Dot’s; links to last week’s Sing with Haiti benefit concert; Inside DioBytes: ECS’ Annual Awards Luncheon; a reflection on the Berkeley Ceasefire Walk; Happy birthday Bishop Millard; upcoming installation of Cn. Stefani Schatz; 10/16 retired clergy Eucharist and luncheon; 164th Convention update; and more...

DioBytes banner: The 2013 clergy retreat Eucharist with the Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz presiding; Inside DioBytes: Sing with Haiti concert tomorrow evening; upcoming installation of the Rev. Cn. Stefani Schatz; time for the annual BIG GAIN for campus ministry; Berkeley Ceasefire Walk this Thursday; Fall programs at The Bishop’s Ranch; and lots more.

This week’s DioBytes: Get ready for RESPITE: a retreat for youth at St. Dot’s; St. James Food Pantry in Oakland honored; Walk and Be Well; Sing with Haiti on October 2; Block party in Redwood City to welcome the Rev. Susan Parsons; ECS Awards Luncheon; Berkeley Ceasefire Walk; SCI Sunset Cruise; St. Michael and All Angels Festival Weekend in Concord; and a whole lot more!

This week’s DioBytes: St. Luke’s, San Francisco, Welcome Back Picnic (banner) | DioHouse staff at Bayview Mission (mini-banner) | join Walk and Be Well — a four-week walking program | Sing with Haiti benefit concert October 2 | 164th Convention info — | Going Deeper: young adult retreat | updated safe church policies — | and lots more.

This week’s banner: Open Cathedral in the Tenderloin
Inside DioBytes: a prayer for Syria from Bishop Marc; DioCal’s new gift planning officer; social media guidelines now available; 164th Convention information and upcoming deanery meetings; Episcopal Charities Action Network Meetings; and lots more from ministries and congregations as DioCal gears up for fall!

This week in DioBytes: notice of convention; Asian music festival; mission trip in San Diego; resourcing ministries with young people; celebration weekend at St. Timothy’s, Danville; Dean of Westminster Abbey speaking at Grace Cathedral; and much more.

Banner: Feast of the Assumption at Advent, San Francisco
Inside DioBytes: Sacred Space — a ministry of the church; Update from Good Shepherd, Berkeley; Welcome Andy Shamel, interim chaplain to Stanford; Break bread with the new DioCal Interns; Resource Center Open House on Thursday; Register for HS Nightwatch; Commemorate the 50th anniversary of “I Have a Dream” speech, and more —

This week’s DioBytes — Episcopal faith leaders help stop a deportation; the Rev. Sam Dessórdi Leite writes in Vestry Papers July issue; a new DioCal blog — Abundance Growing in Bayview; Bruce Bearden retiring; a DioBytes survey; Education for Ministry; last week to register for Equipping the Beloved Community at St. John’s, Ross; high school Nightwatch; and more as events are picking up for fall!

This week in DioBytes: The Patronal Feast of St. James at St. James’s/Santiago, Oakland; From the Rev. Phil Brochard — Walking in each other’s shoes; EfM informational gathering on the new curriculum this Saturday; 164th Convention vendor/exhibitor registration now open; Save the date for Sing with Haiti benefit concert on October 2; and more.

This week’s banner and lead story features Bishop Marc celebrating the Eucharist and the intermingling of the parish registries at Trinity and St. Peter’s, San Francisco; Repairs at Grace Cathedral; Nominations for Standing Committee and Executive Council extended; Save the date for a national webcast forum on racism in November; Diaper drive for Bayview Mission; Believe Out Loud workshop this Saturday; and more.

This week in DioBytes — All Souls, Berkeley, upcoming mission trip to help with Hurricane Sandy relief; Sojourn chaplains respond at SFGH; Zimmerman trial verdict responses; One year anniversary of St. Dot’s expansion; Save the date for Clergy Retreat 2013; DioCal Wellness blog; and lots more from Congregations, ministries, and organizations of the Diocese of California.

This week in DioBytes: news from England about women bishops and San Francisco about Asiana 214 crash; information about workshops on stewardship, LGBT welcome, and gun violence; celebrating St. James and Nelson Mandela.

Tuesday is DioBytes day. This week there is a lot of news about Prop 8 and DOMA, but there are tidbits about climate change, Equipping the Beloved Community, anti-racism training and more.

Banner: clergy and lion dancers at the EAM@40 Eucharist on Sunday, June 23; Inside: Bishop Marc offers a prayer for climate mindfulness; Meeting with Nancy Pelosi on immigration reform; Youth and young adults at EAM@40; Call for nominations; For rectors and vicars — update on the online database of clergy and congregations; Equipping the Beloved Community in August at St. John’s, Ross; and more.

This week’s DioBytes: An update on Good Shepherd, Berkeley, and their rebuilding efforts; Send in your nominations for DioCal offices and general convention delegates; Episcopal Charities Appreciation Luau this Saturday; Registration for the next Equipping the Beloved Community event now open; and lots more....