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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: Bishop Marc and the We Are Still In movement at the Global Climate Action Summit | Presiding Bishop, church respond to further cuts to the US refugee resettlement program | Day of Discernment | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Round-up of articles covering DioCal participation in the Global Climate Action Summit | Photos from the Global Climate Action Summit Multi-Faith Service | One day retreat for young adults in the Bay Area with Bishop Marc Andrus this Saturday! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral in San Francisco to play prominent role in Global Climate Action Summit | Presiding Bishop Curry thanks all for prayers as he returns to work | CDSP students of color meet with clergy mentors | and much more

This week in DioBytes: September 12 service at Grace Cathedral will stress urgent need for faith-rooted action | DioCal co-hosting free faith-rooted climate workshops at Grace Cathedral, September 12-14 | Join Bishop Marc and Grace Cathedral at the Climate March in San Francisco, September 8 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: The moral case for climate action is clear and urgent | Bowdoin graduates are behind $20 million Facebook fundraiser for immigrants | Reserve your spots now for the Global Climate Action Summit Multi-Faith Service and Workshops at Grace Cathedral! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: St. John’s in Ross reveals time capsule amid restoration project | Episcopalians rally around ‘Way of Love’ framework for living into Jesus movement | Save the date: Canon Abbott Bailey's Installation Evensong at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Asian Commission of the Diocese of California Eucharist and picnic a great success | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay takes the lead on Coastside Annual Backpack Drive | Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby set to address UN Security Council | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Carr Fire in the Diocese of Northern California | Why the Episcopal Church is changing the Book of Common Prayer | Gun Buy Back | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: Pray for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as he undergoes surgery today | Pray for all affected by wildfire, especially our neighbors in the Diocese of Northern California | Union of Black Episcopalians at 50 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Faith in Action in Fremont: St. James' and St. Anne's Habitat build | Force majeure: Small, beautiful things are Rita Laforce’s raison d’etre | Calling for vendors and exhibitors at DioCal Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Trinity Menlo Park Youth Group at General Convention | General Convention wrap-up: Following the Way of Jesus | United Thank Offering at General Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love | Roundup of #GC79 Articles featuring DioCal folks | Education for Ministry Summer Series 2018 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Here’s a summary guide to the major issues facing the 79th meeting of General Convention in Austin | Church Integrates Faith with Education About Medical Cannabis | San Francisco's Navigation Centers, Three Years In | and much more

This week in DioBytes: News roundup on Episcopalians in action around separation of families at the border | Episcopalians, world religious leaders confront climate disruption | Episcopalians join the Poor People’s Campaign rally, march on Washington | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Sessions misuses Bible to justify separating children from migrant parents | In memoriam: the Right Reverend Richard Millard | Taking Action in Response to the Separation of Immigrant Families | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: The Bishops Of Episcopal Dioceses In California Statement On AB 2943 | S Supreme Court refuses to hear South Carolina Episcopal Church property case | Peace. Prayer. Productivity: California ‘day monastery’ melds prayer, work | and much more

This week in DioBytes: “Reclaiming Jesus” is supported by The Vivian Traylor/NO.CA Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians | Haiti elects Port-au-Prince cathedral dean as bishop coadjutor | Special Pride Mass | and much more

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This week in DioBytes: UTO Video: Health, Wellness, Community | Video: Bishop Michael Curry and Bishop William Barber on Poor People's Campaign | Bishop Michael Curry Joins Christian March To White House To ‘Reclaim Jesus’ | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Curry’s Message of Love Reverberates Around the Worlds | Two videos on how churches in DioCal have utilized United Thank Offering funds | Episcopal Asset Map unveils redesigned site, invites full participation across church | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Video: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry alongside Ecumenical Leaders on Reclaiming Jesus | Construction To Begin On Walnut Creek Affordable Housing | Several Stories on Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaching at the Royal Wedding on Saturday | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Holy Hikes ministry seeks God in nature by celebrating Eucharist one footstep at a time | VIDEO: The HUB: Helping Urban Bicyclists | Host a 2018 Oasis Pride Service! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Group of Episcopal Church bishops adds voices to Supreme Court case on Trump travel ban | Two Churches Reach Across the Racial Divide | Asian Commission of DioCal: Welcome to a New Member Congregation! | and much more

This week in DioBytes: About the Beyoncé Mass, from Grace Cathedral's Dean Malcolm Clemens Young | Episcopal Church needs to change approach to substance abuse, report says | General Convention will again grapple with same-sex marriage questions | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Church joins call for end to Gaza violence and measures to protect Palestinians | San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral to host Beyoncé Mass | When to do Youth Sunday? Every Sunday | and much more