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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: 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 …

This week in DioBytes — Pilgrimage to Haiti | Disaster Prep workshop on March 29 | Lenten study and resources | EcoConfirmation and Reaffirmation of Vows and Woods to Waves at SDR | Nightwatch for middle school students | Gun violence prevention | Participate in TREC | Letter from the Birmingham Jail with Anna Deavere Smith | and lots more!

This week’s DioBytes: St. Aidan’s, San Francisco, receives gift for outreach ministries; Blog post from Abundance Community at Bayview Mission; Installation of the the Rt. Rev. David Rice in the Diocese of San Joaquin; ‘Meditation 3 from the St. Alban’s Psalter’ from Bishop Marc’s blog; Upcoming Confirmation Retreat; Concerts, forums, preparations for Lent, and lots more.

This week in DioBytes: A statement from the United Thank Offering Board | Dreaming of new mission centers and worshipping communities | Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, welcomes Coastside Jewish Community with interfaith service | $250,000 gift to Interfaith AIDS Memorial Chapel | Disaster Preparedness Workshop | and much more

This week in DioBytes: Evensong for The Bishop’s Ranch | Presiding Bishop calls for Day of Prayer for South Sudan | UTO and Episcopal Church reach agreement | blog entries from DioCal interns | Absalom Jones | Day of Discernment | Report lay delegates to Diocesan Convention

This week in DioBytes: Executive Council retreats | Interns reflect on living together | the Rev. Richard Smith installed as vicar at St. John the Evangelist, San Francisco | in memoria | Invitational Church at Remix | Day of Discernment | Save the Date for disaster preparedness training | and much more from congregations, ministry, conversations, and concerts.

This week’s DioBytes: Fond farewell to the Rev. David Rickey (now in ministry in Haiti) at Trinity+St. Peter’s, SF; a new blog post from Bishop Marc; Tell your story for PCN and DioBytes; 2/1 Vestry/BC Day and Equipping the Beloved Community remix; Lenten resources; Spring confirmation dates; MLK Day march in SF on 1/20; and a whole lot more!

After two weeks away, DioBytes is back! This week's issue has information about the remixed Equipping the Beloved Community and Vestry / Bishop’s Committee Day, news from around the church, burial arrangements for the Rt. Rev. Otis Charles, registration for Anti-Racism Training, and much more from congregations and ministries.

Today’s DioBytes: vocational deacons gather at DioHouse | great turnout for Gaudalupe Art Program celebration | Bishop Andrus at SF Mandela remembrance | combined Equipping the Beloved Community and Vestry / BC Day — registration now open | DioBytes on holiday hiatus — returns 1/7 | a few “save the dates,” and more ...

DioBytes this week: ECS gift program | Ordinations last Saturday (with lots of photos) | Bishop Marc on the death of Nelson Mandela | Guadalupe celebration Thursday at Gallery 1055 | Vestry Day / Equipping event on February 1 | programs at the The Bishop’s Ranch | concerts, services, and more.

This week in DioBytes: Blogs from Bishop Marc, the Episcopal Service Corps interns, and Abundance Growing in Bayview | Gallery 1055 Opening | Last-minute Advent resources | Episcopal Youth Event recruitment | Advent concerts, lessons, carols, and programs | Oasis Survey | and more ...

DioBytes this week: prayer and statement from Bishop Marc about Typhoon Haiyan and relief information from Holy Child and St. Martin, Daly City; the Rev. Tommy Dillon featured in an article on disaster preparedness; survey about discrimination and webcast about racism; open enrollment; ordinations; Gallery 1055; and much, much more from congregations and ministries.

This week’s DioBytes: Recanvass of convention election completed; EC’s Night of Light a success; Sarah Lawton honored at dio convention; DioCal disaster preparedness resources now online; Open Enrollment till 11/21; and more from congregations and ministries of the Diocese of California.

This week in DioBytes: lots of news about convention, lots of special music and services for All Saints and All Souls, fall bazaars, Advent readiness, parish fundraisers, and much, much more.

This week’s DioBytes is full of important information about Convention this weekend: Day of Convention Booklet, parking, childcare, meals, *important* changes for delegates to note, etc. Furthermore there are photos of the Rev. Canon. Stefani Schatz’s installation as Canon to the Ordinary, along with a host of upcoming events — Art Angels Fair, a book release, and special music events.

This week in DioBytes: The Bishop’s Ranch pool completed but not yet paid for; the Rev. Mauricio Wilson nominated for Suffragan Bishop of New York; the Task Force for Re-Imagining the Episcopal Church (TREC) posts its Engagement Kit; information on the consent calendar and meals for the upcoming Diocesan Convention; reports to convention now available; and many updates from congregations and ministries.

Banner: young singers from Haiti at St. Dot’s; links to last week’s Sing with Haiti benefit concert; Inside DioBytes: ECS’ Annual Awards Luncheon; a reflection on the Berkeley Ceasefire Walk; Happy birthday Bishop Millard; upcoming installation of Cn. Stefani Schatz; 10/16 retired clergy Eucharist and luncheon; 164th Convention update; and more...

DioBytes banner: The 2013 clergy retreat Eucharist with the Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz presiding; Inside DioBytes: Sing with Haiti concert tomorrow evening; upcoming installation of the Rev. Cn. Stefani Schatz; time for the annual BIG GAIN for campus ministry; Berkeley Ceasefire Walk this Thursday; Fall programs at The Bishop’s Ranch; and lots more.

This week’s DioBytes: Get ready for RESPITE: a retreat for youth at St. Dot’s; St. James Food Pantry in Oakland honored; Walk and Be Well; Sing with Haiti on October 2; Block party in Redwood City to welcome the Rev. Susan Parsons; ECS Awards Luncheon; Berkeley Ceasefire Walk; SCI Sunset Cruise; St. Michael and All Angels Festival Weekend in Concord; and a whole lot more!

This week’s DioBytes: St. Luke’s, San Francisco, Welcome Back Picnic (banner) | DioHouse staff at Bayview Mission (mini-banner) | join Walk and Be Well — a four-week walking program | Sing with Haiti benefit concert October 2 | 164th Convention info — | Going Deeper: young adult retreat | updated safe church policies — | and lots more.

This week’s banner: Open Cathedral in the Tenderloin
Inside DioBytes: a prayer for Syria from Bishop Marc; DioCal’s new gift planning officer; social media guidelines now available; 164th Convention information and upcoming deanery meetings; Episcopal Charities Action Network Meetings; and lots more from ministries and congregations as DioCal gears up for fall!

This week in DioBytes: notice of convention; Asian music festival; mission trip in San Diego; resourcing ministries with young people; celebration weekend at St. Timothy’s, Danville; Dean of Westminster Abbey speaking at Grace Cathedral; and much more.

Banner: Feast of the Assumption at Advent, San Francisco
Inside DioBytes: Sacred Space — a ministry of the church; Update from Good Shepherd, Berkeley; Welcome Andy Shamel, interim chaplain to Stanford; Break bread with the new DioCal Interns; Resource Center Open House on Thursday; Register for HS Nightwatch; Commemorate the 50th anniversary of “I Have a Dream” speech, and more —