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: Martin Luther King Jr. remembered at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral | Register now for the Beloved Community Training in Palo Alto! | Multi-Cultural Conversation Training in Woodland | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Building a culture of evangelism | Old churches are finding new use as new affordable housing | 2018 assessment appeals applications now being accepted | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop Curry's Easter 2018 message from the Holy Land | Social media updates from Episcopalians at March for Our Lives events | April 21 Beloved Community Traning | Senior Health Fair at Grace Cathedral | and much more

This week's DioBytes: Benefit performance of Jesus Christ Superstar a "labor of love" for the Marin theater community and San Rafael churches | Episcopalians follow Way of the Cross out of churches to pray at Lenten stations in their communities | El Camino Real bishop announces plan to resign in 2020 | Workshops in sacred response to gun violence | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Lead the leaders of the world, presiding bishop tells Episcopalians and Anglicans at UN women's meeting | Christian and Muslim youth learn about each other's traditions at Trinity Church in Menlo Park | The Jesus Sutras: Christian writings in seventh century China | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc to the Beloved Community: Protecting the vulnerable from gun violence is our responsibility | Liturgy and Music committee offers church a plan to unscramble its calendar of saints | SF Bishop Swing builds global powerhouse for good | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc to speak at EPA hearing, advocate for preserving Clean Power Plan | Episcopalians confront hard truths about Episcopal Church's role in slavery, black history | February fetes: Carnivale at Grace Cathedral, Heroes & Hearts at AT&T

This week in DioBytes: Services of lamentation planned after Florida school shooting as church leaders call for action | St. Dorothy's Rest leader receives prestigious national award for Sonoma wildfire response | Nightwatch at Grace Cathedral | and much more  



This week in DioBytes:  Pass the syrup — it's Shrove Tuesday | How the new tax laws could affect Episcopal charitable giving | Grace Cathedral and the cycle of life | Absalom Jones service | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Good Book Club among diverse Lenten tools offered by the Episcopal Church | This flu season, congregations urged to take common sense health precautions | St. Dorothy's Rest: Thank you, Transfiguration, San Mateo men's group

This week in DioBytes: Hymnathons: Episcopal choirs perform marathon-style training events to raise funds | Disasters can teach the church lessons about how to respond in the future | St. Paul's Episcopal Church in San Rafael celebrates 150 years | and more

This week in DioBytes:  DioCal takes part in Women's Marches | How Episcopal churches embrace radical 'welcome' | Mind your manners: a curriculum for civil discourse | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Haiti: an admirable nation and a great people | Lambeth Palace event to show Anglican primates' views on environment | Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered at Grace Cathedral | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Presiding Bishop in Puerto Rico exchanges messages of hope as stuggles persist after hurricane | Naming ceremony for transgender child an important rite of passage | Reflections on December Sandy Hook Remembrance event | and much more 

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