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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: Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network meets in Albuquerque | It Happened! Diocesan youth retreat #33 | Special Evensong celebrates The Bishop’s Ranch | Where does Communion wine come from? Part 1 of 4 | Chrism Mass and lunch | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: One-year memorial vigil and march for Amilcar Perez-Lopez | Sojourn Chaplaincy Evensong at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | Video: St. Gregory of Nyssa: Dani Scoville | Executive Council starts building infrastructure for new initiatives | New “safe ministry with elders” online course available | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Haiti Episcopal college prepares students for agriculture, agribusiness | Homebrewed Christianity | Miguelina Howell becomes first Latina Episcopal cathedral dean | Archdeacons announcement and Evensong invitation | Mentor training for Education for Ministry | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Roanridge Trust Award Grants announced for Episcopal Church innovative leadership development programs | Hildegard of Bingen at St. Mark’s, Berkeley | New books for St. Cornelius School | Absalom Jones celebration jazz Mass | Happening retreat for high school youth | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: All in the (Abrahamic) family | Probable cause vital in ICE interactions | Homeless advocates face off with cops at Super Bowl City | Invitation into transformation: Vestry and Bishop’s Committee Day 2016 | Ashes-to-go locations in DioCal | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Berkeley chaplaincy awarded Lilly Endowment grant | Church considers long-term response to Flint’s water crisis | Ferguson pilgrims study systemic racism, injustice, and reconciliation | A thank you to new and returning vestry members from the Episcopal Church Foundation | Rekindling the sacred imagination: A preaching symposium | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Death of spirituality in SF is greatly exaggerated | Task Force on the Study of Marriage maps out triennial work | Video: Presiding Bishop preaches at Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference | Last call to register for 2016 Vestry/BC Day & Equipping the Beloved Community | Rectors and Vicars: Report your lay delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: [From Bishop Marc's blog] They did not express the mind of Christ | The Bay Area remembers Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 2016 | Julia McCray-Goldsmith installed as Canon for Discipleship | Trinity Institute at two locations: CDSP, Berkeley, and St. John’s, Ross | Serve breakfast to the homeless at St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Asian Commission youth socialize and volunteer together | SF Mission vicar practices humanity from pulpit to City Hall | Martin Luther King weekend of service | Lent resources, adult formation, and vestry training | Send DioCal your congregation’s twitter handle | Come celebrate the Rev. David Lui’s many years of service | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Gay rector to lead San Leandro Episcopal church | Bishop Marc preaches at interfaith prayer service before mayor’s inauguration | Welby urges reconciliation, not agreement, among Anglican leaders | Julia McCray-Goldsmith to be installed as Canon for Discipleship | Martin Luther King, Jr. interfaith Evensong celebration at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

Special DioHouse edition of DioBytes! | PCN and Enedina Vasquez: an interview | Diocese of California births new intentional communities | Christmas and interfaith prayers for peace at St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco | 9 days remaining for “I Am Diocal” submissions | and more!

Last issue of DioBytes for 2015: Family remembers 26-year-old slain in SF Mission | Marin faith community responds to climate change | Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues letter to the staff | No DioBytes December 22 or December 29 | and much more! 

This week in DioBytes: Celebrating AEMCH at its end | COP21 delegation prepares to advocate church’s climate policies in Paris | Presiding Bishop and Primate resting after surgery | The Rev. Julia McCray-Goldsmith to be installed as Canon for Discipleship | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Mission church to offer homeless people space for ‘sacred sleep’ | Bishop Marc blogging from Paris
| In Los Angeles, Episcopalians partnering with others to help refugees | Ordinations, San Francisco | and much more! 

This week in DioBytes: Night of Light 2015 raises $220,000 for Episcopal Charities | SF supervisor proposes tighter control on guns left in cars | United Thank Offering offers special awards: added amount for young adults; new grants for seminarians | ‘Traces of the Trade’ screening and discussion with Dain Perry | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Prayers and solidarity offered after deadly attacks in Paris | Elevator groundbreaking at Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City | Christ the Lord, Pinole, parish video | Emma Snyder named as Handa Fellow 2015-2016 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Pneuma conference: Holy currencies — Six blessings for sustainable missional ministries | When church and cultures meet | Holy Innocents, San Francisco, at 125 | Installation of the 27th Presiding Bishop | and much more!


This week in DioBytes: Diocese of California votes for divestment from fossil fuels | Opening Night in SF for Foster Youth Museum | Diocese of California’s 2015 Convention: Celebration, reflection, and jazz | Actions Taken by Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Convention: this weekend | Interfaith tree planting in East Oakland | Young adult finance basics series | Mass of the Translation of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Relief and Development profiles the Rev. Margaret and Richard Trezevant | Video: The Rev. Paul Fromberg on mission in a modern context | Reflection: Our first Farm–to–Altar Table Harvest Day at The Bishop’s Ranch | ‘Darkness is as Bright as Day’: DioCal Summer camps come to a close | Applications open for Episcopal delegates to the March 2016 meeting of United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Who are America's transgender clergy? | Episcopal priest on road trip with interracial family shares harrowing story of police harassment | The Holy Eucharist with the Installation of Bishop Michael Bruce Curry as the Presiding Bishop | Register now for Clergy Retreat 2015: Walking the Mandala of Christ | 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Family Link, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Video: Steve Smith, former YASC missionary in South Africa | The Rt. Rev. Anne E. Hodges–Copple appointed Bishop Pro Tem of Diocese of North Carolina | First female diocesan bishop in Church of England consecrated | Darby Betts Funding Available | Sacred Cocktails Welcomes Dignity, San Francisco | and much more

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