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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: 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

This week in DioBytes: Episcopal bishop joins Secretary General at climate roundtable | Interfaith group prays for police shooting victim | General Convention: All said and done | General Convention wrap-up: Historic actions, structural changes | Facilitate a book group about racism in your congregation | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Religions’ reactions to same-sex marriage ruling span spectrum | North Carolina Bishop Michael Curry elected as 27th Presiding Bishop | Breaking the Episcopal glass ceiling | Episcopal bishops seek end to ‘unholy trinity’ of racism, poverty and gun violence | Keeping up with General Convention 2015 | and much more

This week in DioBytes: May we live in peace and justice | A response to the recent murders: At Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston, South Carolina | Photo gallery: Bayview remembers Charleston shooting victims | St. Giles' member George Alexeeff honored by the State of California | Overnight hosts needed in San Francisco for next Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Summer experiment at Holy Innocents, San Francisco | Bishop’s Staff Service Day 2015 | Hoping for reconciliation, church offers to settle South Carolina lawsuit | Follow General Convention 2015 | Pilgrimage and the Resacralisation of the Earth | and much more

This week in DioBytes: An active faith matters (and so does ecumenical community) | The transformers: The reverend | Church in Brazil to celebrate 125 years | Ordinations | Nominations for Diocesan Convention | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Easy, inexpensive, and effective ways to save water in the home | Holy Spirit Church co-vicars installed | Archdeacon finds neighbor helping neighbor in Houston | Episcopal Community Services’ SummerTini, San Francisco | EPA administrator visits Grace Cathedral, San Francisco | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Bishop Marc breaks ground at Eviva Mission Bay | ECF Announces 2015 Fellows | Church in Burundi responds to people displaced by political tension | ‘The Forum’ at Grace Cathedral: Transforming prisoner rehabilitation and re-entry, San Francisco | A new monastic community is forming in DioCal | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Diamond ring found in purse to help Sonoma Co. camp for child cancer survivors | JNCPB announces no additional nominees | Churches coordinate relief efforts in South Sudan’s protracted conflict | Andrea Foote joins bishop’s staff as Interim Associate for Discipleship Ministries | Benefit Concert for Nepal at Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City | and much more

DioBytes this week: Celebrating 50 years of SF Night Ministry | DioCal Open Enrollment ends Friday | DioHouse transitions | Big Game / Big Gain | Advent resources | and lots more from Congregations and Ministries ...

This week in DioBytes: Bishops’ wager partially fulfilled | Running the race: DioCal helps pass Prop 47 | An interfaith All Saints at Holy Family, Half Moon Bay | Moments of knowing and reaching out | General Seminary board of trustees, dean and faculty reach agreement | Grand Ultra | Big Gain | Associated Parishes for Liturgy and Music colloquium at CDSP | much more.

This week in DioBytes: Beloved Community Confirmation at St. James’s / Santiago, Oakland | a blog post from Abundance Community at Bayview Mission | 2015 Open Enrollment through 11/21 | Gallery 1055 opening this Thursday | the annual Big Gain | and lots more from DioCal’s congregations and ministries.

This week in DioBytes: DioCal Convention raises $10k for Ebola relief | Make your donation to Episcopal Relief and Development in honor of the Giants | St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, given Wosser Award | New Gallery 1055 exhibit | Open enrollment information | Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day save the date | much more

This week in DioBytes: The St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk | Sally Bingham receives the bishop’s Green Cross Award | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, celebrates 25 years | A message from TREC following the church wide meeting | Convention information | Education for Ministry | youth and young adult retreats | much more

This week in DioBytes: The Seaman’s Church Institute’s annual fundraiser on the USS Potomac | Mission Trip to Puerto Rico | Convention Parking | Missouri churches offer hope in Ferguson’s tense, uncertain times | Education remains priority amid General Seminary faculty departures | St. Francis Day Convocation and Walk for Urban Peace | much, much more