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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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Banner and story: Anti-human trafficking awareness event at Good Shepherd, Belmont | TREC letter to TEC | upcoming deanery meetings | Convention vendor registration now open | Anti-Racism Training — Sept. 19 and 20 | Dean Jane Shaw bids farewell this Sunday | Bill McKibben at Grace Cathedral in October | ECS annual awards luncheon | and lots more from congregations and ministries

Banner: Last Saturday, August 30, the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes was installed as the ninth rector at the Renewal of Ministry at St. Augustine’s, Oakland. Bishop Marc presided, Br. Daniel-Chad Hoffman preached, and a festive reception followed | UBE Young Adults statement on Ferguson, MO | Upcoming Night Walks and Stand Ins | the Wild Glory Mass | beginning of the music program year | much more

This week the banner features last Sunday’s Asian Music Festival at Grace Cathedral | Urban Peace Collaboration begun | Diocese of No. California on the Napa quake | 2nd annual Diaper Drive for Bayview Mission | Two upcoming rector installations: the Rev. Tyrone Fowlkes and the Rev. Susan Parsons | Holy Hikes at the SF Zoo | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: The God Squad Immersion Trip to the Standing Rock Reservation | the Bishop’s Roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Playing for bigger goals: Street Soccer USA opening banquet | Sacred Space, East Bay: ‘God sees you’ | Holy Hikes’ the Rev. Justin Cannon featured in two articles | blog from Bishop Marc about Ferguson and much much more

DioBytes this week: Vacation Bible School at Holy Cross, Castro Valley | register now for Equipping the Beloved Community at Trinity, Menlo Park, 8/23 | Grace Cathedral Labyrinth Walk this Friday | Renewal of Ministry at St. Augustine’s, Oakland, 8/30 | save the date for St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk, 10/4 | The coming week’s Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week’s DioBytes: LGBT rights in El Salvador | part 2 Episcopal Youth Event | ENS coverage on the 40th anniversary of women’s ordination | upcoming bishop’s roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Equipping the Beloved Community | and more from congregations and ministries

This week’s banner and story: Deacon’s Day 2014 | News and announcements: Dean Jane Shaw leaving Grace Cathedral | Clergy visit the border crisis | DioCal Intern Grace Aheron reports on EYE | In Memoriam: the Rev. Don Fisher | August 23 Equipping the Beloved Community | Community building for gun violence prevention: Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week in DioBytes: DioCal celebrates 40 years of women’s ordained ministry | a shout out to St. Dorothy’s Rest | Church of England says ‘yes’ to women as bishops | Bishop Marc responds to crisis of unaccompanied minors | Roundtable on Socially Responsible Investing | Equipping the Beloved Community registration open | Clergy Retreat registration open | much more

The week’s DioBytes: Pride Mass in the Castro | Pride weekend locations announced | Prayers for the Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves | El Buen Samaritano | Equipping the Beloved Community in August at Trinity, Menlo Park | Save the dates for Clergy Retreat | Global mission survey | Night Walks and more.

This week in DioBytes: Two UTO grants for DioCal | Living in the shadow of oil: Refinery Healing Walks | Put families first: St. John the Evangelist’s vicar, the Rev. Richard Smith, in Washington, DC | Coffee with clergy at the State Capitol | Legacy Planning Seminar presented by The Bishop’s Society | Call for convention resolutions | much more

This week in DioBytes: common|life young adult retreat at The Bishop’s Ranch | upcoming Pride Celebration | In Memoria — the Rev. Cal Rutherford and the Rev. Marylou McClure Taylor | DioCal Nomination are open | Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral | Night Walks this week in Oakland | Refinery Corridor Healing Walk this Saturday | and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

DioBytes banner: Spring Ingathering of the United Thank Offering at St. Francis’, San Francisco | Inside DioBytes: A new blog post from Abundance Community | NightSong tomorrow evening at Grace Cathedral | TENS conference — Walking the Way | ECS’s SummerTini this Friday | Community building for gun violence prevention — Night Walks and Stand In | and more.

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc offers Memorial Day invocation | nominations open | Liza Colton memorial service | Feeding the hungry after ordinations | Sacred Cocktails welcomes early leaders of Castro reconciliation center between Church and LGBT community | a message from the Task Force for Action Against Gun Violence about the Santa Barbara tragedy | much more

This week in DioBytes: Meet the 2015 General Convention deputation | Vicars’ Retreat | DioCal Voices blog posts from Oasis and Employee Wellness | In Memoriam: Liza Colton | Last class from Bishop Marc on Evolutionary Ecology — 5/21 | TENS conference in June | new DioBytes sections: Instruments of Peace and A Changing Climate | and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

This week’s DioBytes: Report on Eco-confirmation and Woods to Waves at St. Dot’s | DioCal global companionship meeting | ENS and ERD on South Sudan | Tomorrow: the third in the four-part series of ecology / theology classes with Bishop Marc | Last chance to register for Equipping the Beloved Community | New DioBytes section: Instruments of Peace | Events from congregations and ministries | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: Banner: young adult panel at CDSP youth day | A week and two days of gathering the faithful: Holy Week and Easter 2014 with Oasis | Bishop Marc’s ecology class | Equipping the Beloved Community | Fall Christian educators conference | Gun violence actions | much more

This week in DioBytes: NightWatch | a letter from Senator Feinstein | Stewardship at Abundance Community | seven years of Episcopal Café | genocide in South Sudan | churches helping after deadly storms | much more

This week in DioBytes: An Easter message from Bishop Marc | Interfaith foot-washing at St. John’s, San Francisco | Support the EYE youth delegation | EcoConfirmation and Wood-to-Waves | Gun violence prevention: building community | Beyond the Doctrine of Discovery workshop at CDSP | Holy Hikes this Saturday | And more ...

This week in DioBytes: Banner: Chrism Mass | Presiding Bishop’s Easter message | ‘Reclaiming Gospel of Peace’ wraps up in Oklahoma City | Archbishop says church must ‘join its enemies on their knees’ | Beyond Sustainability: Evolutionary Ecology — classes with Bishop Marc | Honor Senior Sunday in May | and more

This week in DioBytes: Common Life: Young Adult Retreat | Holy Spirit Church receives Episcopal Charities grant | Episcopal Community Services in SFGate article | Good Friday Offering | on Archbishop of Canterbury statements | opening on Thursday for Carson Perez: Imagining Grace | EcoConfirmation and Woods to Waves on May 10 | Camp St. Francis fundraiser | and more …

This week’s DioBytes: Disaster preparedness workshop with ERD | Sacred Cocktails returns | NightSong tomorrow | Gallery 1055: Carson Perez | upcoming classes with Bishop Marc | Equipping the Beloved Community at St. Tim’s in May | spring programs at The Bishop’s Ranch | concerts and more ...

This week in DioBytes: Epiphany, San Carlos, Chancel Choir performs Faure’s Requiem (banner) | In Memoriam: the Rev. Robert Adams | Abundance Community blog: Equality | Happening Reunion on 4/6 | annual Chrism Mass and lunch | Equipping the Beloved Community on 5/17 at St. Tim’s, Danville | spring programs at The Bishop’s Ranch | guitarist/vocalist David Zink at St. Alban’s | and more ...

This week in DioBytes: more blog entries and articles than can be linked to (including reflections on the National Prayer Breakfast and stewardship and an article about a young handbell ringer) | the next Equipping the Beloved Community save the date | disaster preparedness workshop registration | Night Watch | EYE fundraising video | much more.

This week’s DioBytes: More from the Pilgrimage to Haiti | Tree planting in SF’s Bayview neighborhood | Blog posts from Bishop Marc, Employee Wellness, and DioCal Interns | Gallery 1055 | Programs and Events from The Bishop’s Ranch and St. Dorothy’s | Lenten programs and conversations | and lots more …