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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: Backpack drive underway | Historically black church explores faith and justice in gentrified Washington, D.C. | Growing vegetables at the nexus of resources and need | Acting SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin to speak to faith community August 11, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: A summer camp for organ transplant recipients | Living faith in action — St. Ambrose, Foster City, and Holy Child & St. Martin, Daly city, team up with Sierra Service Project | Two recent Bishop Marc local video interviews | New DioBytes coming in August | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Bay Area officers to attend memorial for fallen Dallas officers (and Interfaith Vigil coverage) | How to experience the world despite the horrors of recent violence | Bishop Browning remembered for his courage, compassion, and concern for all people | Planning team named for Episcopal Youth Event 2017 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Praying for peace: SF’s Grace Cathedral welcomes all walks of life to interfaith vigil | San Francisco Police disproportionately search African-Americans, report says | Activists say police tampered with evidence in Mission District shooting | Video: Presiding Bishop asks for prayers following shooting | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Pilot program for homeless sees some success | Meet Monroe the gardener: From homeless to SRO | Companions of Dorothy the Worker engage to end violence against the LGBTQ community | Congregational collaboration: the Middle School Immersion Trip | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: There is gospel to preach here: Christian leaders respond to the Orlando shooting | Letter to Episcopal Church from Presiding Bishop, President of House of Deputies | Alan Yarborough named the 2016-2017 intern for innovative Episcopal Church collaboration | Three videos about Bishop Marc and COP21 now available | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Marin faiths memorialize 49 killed in Orlando massacre | Family of homeless man shot by police moves to sue San Francisco | Shared retreat magic | UTO awards All Saints, San Leandro, $56,000 grant for environmental initiative | Canon Stefani update from her husband, Joe: ‘Homecoming!’ | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: 175 days of evangelism at All Saints, San Leandro | ClimateMusic Project performs, Bishop Marc sits on panel | 140 confirmed at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | Sheila Andrus’ mother, Kathleen Rachel Carter Moore’s obituary | Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Grieve. Show compassion. Be proud. Act. | Important health news about Canon Stefani Schatz | Litany for Gun Violence Prevention offered for use in Sunday services | New associate for discipleship ministries, Caren Miles, begins this week | In memoriam: the Rev. DeLaney Armstead | “Perspectives on Philanthropy” event at the World Affairs Council | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Diocese of California celebrates 10 years of Bishop Marc Andrus | Diana Culmer of St. Clare’s, Walnut Creek, named Teacher of the Year | Bishop Marc on ‘Mosaic’ | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | Digital ministry training via webinar or at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: 110 years of Our Saviour, Oakland | Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwong speaks at CDSP commencement | Foster Youth Museum goes to Humbolt | Six months in, new Episcopal church leader reflects on church challenges | Stay updated on Canon Stefani’s health and healing in Scotland | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: All Souls, Berkeley, leads May Interfaith Immigration Vigil | Religious groups continue push for police reform | Episcopal Presiding Bishop named to Anglican Communion Task Force | ProvGat reflection | LAST CHANCE: DioBytes editors want your feedback! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Announcing a 2017 Sabbatical | SFMOMA promises chance for spiritual awakening | ACC ‘neither endorsed nor affirmed’ primates’ action, six outgoing members say | Last call: Stewardship and leadership at Equipping the Beloved Community | Anti-racism training at Holy Cross, Castro Valley | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Will Gascon file charges against cops who shot Amilcar Perez Lopez? | One-third ponder leaving Bay Area amid costs, congestion | Video: Refugee, migration, and the Anglican Communion | Call for Special Convention | Rectors and Vicars: Report your lay delegates and alternates to Diocesan Convention | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: California Bishop represents church at climate agreement signing | Episcopalians reaffirm their commitment to the environment | Help save the light at St. Gregory’s, San Francisco | Why I walk Woods to Waves: a reflection | Installation of Archdeacons Evensong and reception | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: common|life: a retreat for 20s and 30s | Video: Activists in year-old police shooting await D.A.’s action | Climate change prompts resiliency strategy in San Francisco | EcoConfirmation: Confirmation, renewal, and environmental justice | Save the date: Celebrating 10 years of Bishop Marc! | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Haiti pilgrimage 2016: in summary | Stations of the Cosmic Christ book and exhibition debut at Grace Cathedral | PIN affirms call to investigate extrajudicial killings by Israeli, Egyptian armed forces | Last chance: common|life retreat for 20s and 30s | One more space for mentor training for Education for Ministry | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: SF church in development battle says it needs light | Navigating a path from homelessness to housing in San Francisco | DIY Tabernacling: Holy objects and holy space, at home | Video: Oil of Chrism from Grace Cathedral made with Palestinian olive oil | No DioBytes on April 5 | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Telling the truth about police brutality in San Francisco | St. John’s, Oakland blesses new buildings | Bishop Marc Andrus launches new book, ‘Stations of the Cosmic Christ,’ with Matthew Fox | Episcopal Bishops issue a Word to the Church | Leadership formation training | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The Rev. Diana Wheeler receives Susie Wong Award for work with the LGBTQ community | Where does Communion wine come from? Part 2 of 4 | A letter on racial reconciliation | Bishop Marc’s book release this Saturday | A round table discussion to help discern DioCal investment and divestment priorities, San Francisco | and much more!

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!