DioCal Youth Calendar

Youth Ministry Symposium at CDSP

Saturday, March 16, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This year, CDSP’s annual Youth Ministry Symposium will examine confirmation and formation practices that support youth, intergenerational groups, and the mission and spiritual growth of congregations. The event, which is open to all, is designed for youth ministers and volunteers, clergy, camp leaders, and directors of education and formation.

Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Kimball, an Episcopalian, and Dr. Jacob Sorenson, a Lutheran, serve on the leadership team of The Confirmation Project, a multi-denominational study of confirmation practices in congregations and camps funded by the Lilly Endowment. In their presentation, they will report on the findings of the study with a special focus on Lutheran and Episcopalian confirmation preparation and its potential for energizing congregational life.

The Youth Ministry Symposium is co-sponsored by Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Episcopal Dioceses of Northern California, California, El Camino Real, and San Joaquin, and Province VIII of the Episcopal Church.

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Family Camp at St. Dorothy's Rest

Friday, April 5th - Sunday, April 7th, 2019 
St. Dorothy's Rest, Camp Meeker

This year we are thrilled to invite your family to experience a 3-day family camp program at St. Dorothy’s Rest.
Never been to camp? Family camp is a great opportunity to become familar with our rich tradition of camp programs.
Did you attend St. Dorothy’s Rest as a child? What better way to share your love of St. Dorothy’s than to share it with your family.
If one week in the summer just isn’t enough, campers and families of all ages are invited to spend a weekend at St. Dorothy’s.
We’ll have a variety of program offerings including arts & crafts, archery, campfire program,  s’mores, hiking, and more!

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EcoConfirmation

Saturday, May 4, 2019 - Time & Location TBA

An outdoor service, participants at EcoConfirmation will uphold their baptismal vow to “cherish the wondrous works of God, and protect the beauty and integrity of all creation.” Together, the community will recommit itself to the fifth mark of mission: “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.”

Woods to Waves

Saturday, May 11th, 2019
St. Dorothy's Rest, Camp Meeker

Camp St. Dorothy’s are the two weeks of hospital camps, a tuition-free program for campers with cancer, sickle-cell anemia or organ transplants in partnership with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.

Woods-to-Waves raises funds to cover the cost of hospital camps and it’s great fun. Join us and a bunch of friends of St. Dorothy’s, and maybe even your dog as we walk, run or mountain-bike 2, 12.5 or 14.6 miles from St. Dorothy’s in the redwood hills of western Sonoma County down to Shell Beach on the salty Pacific Ocean. The path is beautiful, moderately strenuous for the first 2 miles, and it’s a great way to show your support St. Dorothy’s and hospital campers.

More information: Here

 

Spring General Confirmation

June 1, 2019
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Participation in General Confirmation requires advanced registration which will be available in mid-April

Forms are to be filled out by parishes, not individuals

Please arrive in Gresham Hall (downstairs at Grace Cathedral) by 9:00 a.m. to meet with Bishop Marc and recieve your instructions for the service.
The service begins at 10:00 a.m.
There will be a light reception following the service on the plaza. 

 

Fall General Confirmation

November 2, 2019
Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

Participation in General Confirmation requires advanced registration which will be available in the late-summer

Forms are to be filled out by parishes, not individuals

Please arrive in Gresham Hall (downstairs at Grace Cathedral) by 2:00 p.m. to meet with Bishop Marc and recieve your instructions for the service.
The service begins at 3:00 p.m.