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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: Incarnating hope | Episcopalians, Baptists find a home with Methodists post-flooding | As election draws near, preachers feel the gospel’s challenge |

Election results and resolutions from 167th convention now online | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Christ Church-Sei Ko Kai outreach to Bayview Mission | Task Force on the Study of Marriage issues report on progress | Haiti needs 'massive response' to halt cholera crisis after Matthew: U.N. | Hundreds gather at Lincoln Memorial to Chant 4 Change | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Grace Cathedral’s pet project draws furry churchgoers | Bishops begin historic Canterbury-Rome ‘pilgrimage’ | As election nears, Episcopal Church groups offer resources | Welcome ESC intern Ryan Brenner | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Water is a gift: Respect it, protect it | St. Columba’s, again a mission, opens arms to community | Bishop’s Society Peninsula Regional Social | Welcome ESC intern Bonnie Bailey | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Water, wealth, and Standing Rock | Farm to Altar Table – a season of fruitfulness | Video: Michael Curry on loving, liberating, and life-giving | Historic joint meeting hears of effort to change church’s culture | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: The tragedy of gun violence | CDSP prepares seminarians for public life | Public ministry in practice | Welcome Steve Zimmerman, DioCal’s new internal auditor | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Los Angeles diocese announces 5 nominees for bishop coadjutor election | St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, youth mission trip to Kenya | North Dakota pipeline to halt temporarily after tribe’s protest | 167th Annual Convention of the Diocese of California | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Christian groups have renewed focus on fighting racism | Rebel churches unite the faithful in diverse SF neighborhoods | March held to mark 18 months since fatal SFPD shooting of Amilcar Perez-Lopez | Supporting Transplant Camp | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal Peace Fellowship endorses Black Lives’ policy platform | Presiding Bishop Curry offers video election message, encourages voting as “a Christian obligation” | Christians worldwide to celebrate Season of Creation | Last chance to register for Equipping the Beloved Community | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: Iglesia Filipina Independiente celebrates 114 years | Blazing but not consumed — the God Squad goes to Washington State | Backpack drive at Holy Family, Half Moon Bay | Diocese of California EfM Mentor Training | and much more!

This week in DioBytes: First joint picnic of the Asian Commission of the Diocese of California | Episcopal churches go for Pokémon Go | VIDEO: On policing, reconciliation, black lives, and the church’s role | Operation staycation at Grace Cathedral | and much more!

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!