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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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This week in DioBytes: We're still in the fight against climate change | Save the Date: Beloved Community Training Day | 50+ Anniversary Evensong | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Churches face 'conunundrum" in scheduling Advent | Bishop Marc speaks at SF Mayor Ed Lee's memorial service | Safe Church Certification Training | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Christmas message | Robinson enjoys life on the fringes | Job opening at DioCal | Climate Justice and Community Organizing Courses | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Interfaith effort in Menlo Park seeks to unite what political rhetoric divides | Trump sharply reduces size of Bears Ears National Monument despite interfaith opposition | Education for Ministry (EfM) announcement | Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Weekend of Service and Overnight at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: A fire-scarred community rallies with spiritual family | Episcopal food ministries help neighbors give thanks more than a month after deadly Northern California wildfires | Episcopal delegation to COP23 encouraged by talk of taking action on climate change | Bishop Gene Robinson to deliver sermon, lead follow-up discussion at St. John the Evangelist, SF | and much more

This week in DioBytes: A resurrection nearly 10 years in the making, San Joaquin celebrates with three-day revival | Episcopal Church’s advocacy fights hunger at intersection of public policy, Christian values | Ordinations Saturday, December 2, at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | Speak Up, Sleep Over, Be Heard! at Grace Cathedral’s MLK Celebration and Overnight for youth, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Climate action begins with us — pray | Anglicans urge leaders to push ahead with action on climate change | St. Dorothy’s Rest receives accreditation! | Episcopal Impact Fund Night of Light Gala 2017 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop speaks on Texas church shooting | Follow Bishop Marc at COP23 | Don’t Miss the AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibit at Grace Cathedral | Nonviolence Training starting this Saturday | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Convention 2017 Results | UTO Ingathering Convention Result | Stanford Chaplaincy giving at Convention | Convention online videos | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Legal Help for People Impacted by the California Fires | Full communion proposed for US-based Methodist and Episcopal Churches | Going to Convention this Friday and Saturday? | Volunteers needed for DioCal Convention! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Potential temporary Trinity Center Walnut Creek location draws criticism | St. Dorothy's Rest Update | Hospitality for a Conference on the Move: PNEUMA 2017 | Celebration of New Ministry at Grace Church, Martinez | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Helping the Diocese of Northern California’s Fire Victims | Episcopalians flee Northern California fires – and help their neighbors | Day of Discernment at St. James, Oakland | Gallery 1055 opening: Adrian Octavius Walker's My Lens, Our Ferguson | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: VIDEO: Presiding Bishop delivers message from Primates on Las Vegas | A Word to the Church from the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops | A tour of DioCal Part II: A Visit to All Souls, Berkeley | Convention: Pre-registration now open and convention materials available | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad | Alaska Native villages struggling to preserve way of life offer warm welcome to Episcopal bishops | John Dwyer joins Church Divinity School of the Pacific as chief operating officer | Request for images for Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Religious leaders file Supreme Court brief against Trump travel ban | California is set to become a 'Sanctuary State.' Here's what that means | Diocese of Alaska backs grassroots climate efforts as it prepares to welcome Episcopal bishops | Healing Racism Training at St Paul’s, Walnut Creek | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Reflexión del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry: Quizás no podamos solucionarlo todo, ni podamos hacerlo todo. Pero, pase lo que pase, algo podemos hacer. | Lunchtime meditations with Bishop Marc | Church Pension Group to host a series of conversations that address issues of interest to the Episcopal Church | Clergy Retreat at Bishop's Ranch: Body, Mind, & Spirit — deadline this Thursday! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A message to the diocese from Bishop Marc: Protect the Dreamers | Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies president on DACA | National Cathedral is removing stained-glass windows honoring Confederate leaders | Episcopalians labor on to help Hurricane Harvey-hit Gulf Coast | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: ‘Our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana need our help’ — Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Hurricane Harvey | From Bishop Marc to diocese: Thank you for your presence — in numbers and in spirit | Bay Area unites against hate at rousing synagogue events | San Francisco Night Ministry fundraiser in Oakland | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area Faith Leaders March Against White Supremacy | Presiding Bishop Curry, President Jennings issue letter on Texas “bathroom bill” | Church offers prayers for victims of Barcelona attack | Clausen House celebrates its 50th anniversary with community party | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc issues statement denouncing Charlottesville violence, urging non-violent resistance to hate | Episcopalians rally against hate as white supremacists bring violence to Charlottesville | A note to the diocese from Canon Stefani's family | Equipping the Beloved Community — Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice, at St. Stephen's, Belvedere | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: ‘Sanctuary’ defines San Francisco congregation’s sense of mission on more than immigration | Loving across difference, Living without fear | Applications accepted for Episcopal delegates to March 2018 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Resolutions for Diocesan Convention — comment section open | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Faith grows greener in the era of Donald Trump | Presiding Bishop responds to Trump’s transgender military ban | Task Force to Study Dual Call Couples issues video | Save the Date: Equipping the Beloved Community — Finding Home: Embodied Welcome, Embodied Justice | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church denounces bathroom bill | House of Deputies committee issues surveys on pension plan, social justice | Help DioCal Connect! | Nominations for Diocesan Convention — deadline this Monday! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A short history of the Sanctuary movement in San Francisco churches | As EYE17 closes, ‘peacemakers’ make a path home | Launch of the new Oxford History of Anglicanism | Canon changes for Diocesan Convention | and much more!