Past Diocesan Newsletters

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: Altar in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) at Iglesia Santiago / St. James’, Oakland
In the News: Celebrating Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in the Mission and in Oakland; and more
From the Bishop’s Office: Church Growth Matching Fund Program launched; Evensong and reception for Michael Barlowe; and much more from Congregations and Ministries.

Banner: St. Cyprian’s, SF, Advent wreath. News: December ordinations and reception; TRUST Act. Bishop’s Office: be::community webinar this Thursday; Equipping the Beloved Community at Christ Church, Alameda; parish endowments & capital campaign workshops in January; Congregations & Ministries: Richard Rohr; EfM in Berkeley; St. Paul’s, Oakland, 100th anniversary; concerts; and more.

Banner: Help support Adopt-a-Family Bikes
DioCal members of TEC Joint CCAB; annual CIPL Energy Oscars; Ordinations this Saturday at Grace Cathedral, and lots of upcoming holiday music, events, and good cheer.

A Thanksgiving prayer from Bishop Marc; last weekend’s High School Nightwatch in Grace Cathedral (banner and article); a reflection on Diocesan Convention; DioCal Open Enrollment ends November 21 — tomorrow; Equipping the Beloved Community on Saturday, January 12; and lots more from congregations and ministries....

Banner: the Ven. Carolyn Bolton installed as archdeacon for the East Bay; 2012 Night of Light — a sold-out success; the Rev. Eric Metoyer named Associate for Congregational Ministries; Open Enrollment through November 21; resources for Advent; music; theater; and more....

Banner: Episcopal Community Services staff picnic
Hurricane Sandy news from ENS and Seamen’s Church Institute; DioCal Open Enrollment through 11/21; Episcopal Charities’ Night of Light this Sat.; Nightwatch for high schoolers next weekend; the Ven. Carolyn Bolton’s installation tomorrow at St. Paul’s, Oak.; Bilingual Pageant Workshop at Santiago/St. James’, Oakland, this Sat.; and more.

This week: Grace Cathedral glows orange (the banner); St. Aidan’s, San Francisco, and their work with disaster resilience; DioCal Open Enrollment; Gallery 1055 opening — Asylum: Portraits by Nancy Warner — this Thursday; Night of Light — Pennies from Heaven; the next Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0; and lots more from congregations and ministries.

Update on the fire at Good Shepherd, Berkeley; summary of Diocesan Convention; Bishop Marc's address; Prop 34; and the latest news from congregations in the diocese.

Get the latest news, including a new Concerts and Arts section, info on convention, and some facts and figures from The Episcopal Church.

Music for Haiti 2012 Tour wrap-up; about DioBytes submissions; be::community webinar this Thursday evening; the Big Gain for campus ministry; UTO Ingathering time; Respite Retreat for youth at St. Dot's; Episcopal Charities Night of Light event — Pennies from Heaven; and lots more from DioCal congregations and ministries.

Bishop Marc on the new Archbishop of San Francisco; Walk and Be Well with Credo; the Big Gain, and more.

DioHouse staff visit Bayview Mission; Diocesan Convention: It’s just around the corner; Bishop Marc: Reflections on 9/11; and more....

Resonance, Ritual, and Return: Rupert Sheldrake, Jill Purce, and Bishop Marc • Christian Practice for the New Millennium retreat this weekend • Registration for be::community church vitality webinars • see::community – be::community facilitator training session • Music for Haiti schedule • Western Christian Educators’ Conference • And more!

Introducing see::community – be::community; register now for the be::community church vitality webinar series; Music for Haiti 2012 Tour — save the dates in early October; ERC Open House this Thursday; Day of Discernment at Saturday's Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0 at St. Paul's, Walnut Creek; and more.

God Squad Immersion Trip at The Bishop’s Ranch (banner); Press event tomorrow for immigrant rights at Grace Cathedral on great stairs; Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0 next Saturday; Rupert Sheldrake and Jill Purce with +Marc on 9/6; UTO Ingathering information for the fall; SF Night Ministry gala in October; Service Day at The Bishop’s Ranch; Holy Hikes this Saturday in Point Reyes; and more.

• Summer construction at Grace Cathedral • Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0 — 8/25: meet with Bishop Marc; Eucharistic Ministry and Visiting, Day of Discernment, Godly Play, youth ministry, and more • Good Shepherd, Berkeley — 134 years old! • Music: benefit for Design Revolution at St. Stephen's, Belvedere; Schola Adventus at Advent, SF

Asian Music Festival at Grace Cathedral last Sunday; Music for Haiti news; Bishop Marc and Sheila Andrus' visit to Haiti; and lots more here.

EcoPilgrimage on the Russian River; Patronal Feast Day at St. James / Santiago, Oakland; In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. Winston Ching; Save the date for Clergy Conference / Retreat in September; Holy Hikes this Saturday; ....

DioCal at General Convention 2012; Canon Michael Barlowe elected to EC of the Episcopal Church; Deadline approaching for Canon changes and nominations to diocesan offices; soccer balls for Afghanistan; Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0 in August; and more!

St. James’ / La Iglesia de Santiago, Oakland (banner); Bishop Christopher Senyonjo at Pride 2012; follow General Convention with DioCal bloggers, the Rev. Tom Jackson and the Rev. Br. Richard Helmer; Equipping the Beloved Community event in August; Haitian boys' choir will tour DioCal again this October; and lots more.

DioBytes will be on hiatus July 3 & July 10; Committee on Nominations seeks those who are Called to Serve; Equipping the Beloved Community 2.0 in August; EfM opportunities; Solstice stained glass tour at the cathedral; Pride Eucharist and Parade this Sunday; and more....

A report on Youth Ministry Visioning Day; the Rev. Justin Cannon leaving DioHouse; Diocesan Convention Resolutions; and more.... Welcome to summer!

The June 2 Ordinations; Nominations to diocesan offices needed; Oasis response to today's Prop. 8 decision; 77th General Convention DioCal deputation blog on new diocesan website; and lots more....