In and Around Our Diocese

Everything listed under: outreach

  • Ministries, Networking and the Asset Map

    by Ethan Lowery, Asset Map and US Disaster Intern, Episcopal Relief & Development What is going on at the church across town? Is your church’s garden being used to grow food for any community outreach efforts? Who else in the country sends their high schoolers to the Standing Rock reservation for service trips?

  • Join the Call to Witness Ministry

    by the Rev. Steve Skiffington, Deacon, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Sacramento How many times have you heard about a community meeting, rally or demonstration regarding an issue of concern that took place yesterday? You may have thought to yourself  “if I’d only known, I would have been there!” Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Sacramento is pleased to announce Call to Witness, a new ministry to keep you in the loop!

  • New Tool Unveiled: Episcopal Asset Map

    by Margaret Dunning, Disaster Coordinator, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Episcopal Church Rolls Out New Tool for Evangelism, Outreach and Disaster Mitigation On March 10, 2015, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and Episcopal Relief & Development announced a joint venture that has produced a dynamic tool that will enable every diocese to highlight and enrich their local ministries, as well as increase evangelism, outreach and disaster preparedness. The tool is cal...

  • Music of Italy at St. George's, Carmichael

    by Lani Hahn, member, St. George's, Carmichael On Saturday, October 11, 2014 the music of Italy will be presented at St. George's Episcopal Church in Carmichael.

  • Supporting Recovery Ministry

    by the Rev. Aileen Aidnik, St. Francis', Fair Oaks St.

  • Horn of Plenty Golf Fundraiser

    by St. Nicholas', Paradise St. Nicholas' Episcopal Church in Paradise is pleased to announce that their Second Annual Horn of Plenty Golf Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Tuscan Ridge Golf Club in Paradise.

  • St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange

    by St. Brigid's, Rio Vista Please bring clothing your child has outgrown to exchange for free usable garments at St. Brigid's Children's Clothing Exchange.

  • Total Ministry Fall Gathering

    by Total Ministry Development Group The sun was shining, and the fall foliage was beautiful as the Total Ministry Development Group Fall Gathering commenced on September 27 - 28, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Marysville. And what a Gathering it was!

  • 2013 Grant Opportunities

    Episcopal Community Services Deadline for grants is May 24, 2013 Grant Announcements on June 15, 2013 by  Episcopal Community Services Grant proposals are being accepted for the Ministry Development Fund which funds development or expansion of Health & Social Service Outreach Ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. Grant maximum: $5000.00 In addition, grant proposals are being accepted for the Bishop Jerry & Jane Lamb Grant funding Youth/Young Adults in doing Out...

  • Participate in a Weekend of Service

    Sierra Service Project Announces Sacramento Weekends of Service During the 2011-2012 school year, youth groups from across Northern California participated in a Weekend of Service, sharing Christ's love through acts of service in the Sacramento area with Sierra Service Project (SSP). Junior high and high school youth worked on construction projects for local nonprofits and homeowners, and were challenged to grow in their relationship with God. During two weekends, teenagers worked for Soil Born ...

  • Bishop Blesses Trinity Thrift

    article by Leslie Borasi and photo by Steve Bickford, both of Trinity, Folsom On the morning of Sunday, February 19, volunteers who staff Trinity Thrift Shop in Folsom welcomed Bishop Beisner (pictured right with, l-r: John Mack, Sue Mack, Karin Breck, Graham Breck and Scott Pinney) as he offered a blessing for the newly refurbished and reopened shop. The Bishop was making his annual visit to Trinity Church in Folsom and was presiding over the morning’s three services as well. It was a...

  • Gathering Inn-terest in Outreach

    article by Jo Jones and photos by Adrienne Collom St. John’s, Roseville The sleepover guests arrived by bus from The Gathering Inn just in time for a tasty stew supper prepared by members of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roseville (whose ministry group is pictured at right) and served family style on Sunday, January 15.

  • Consider the Prayer Shawl Ministry

    by Marge O'Neil (pictured below left), of Trinity, Sutter Creek; photos courtesy of Mary Ann Tortorich Why not consider the Prayer Shawl Ministry? At Trinity, Sutter Creek, Carol Holt, Donna Matson and Linda Lee started this ministry, which has been very successful, having distributed 50 shawls. When they offered "Knitting 101," designed for beginners, I attended.

  • Embracing Change

    This article has been reprinted from the December issue of the St. Matthew's, Sacramento Newsletter. Click here to read the entire issue.

  • Animal Ministry Forum Gathers a Flock

    by Lauren Read of Incarnation, Santa Rosa Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa hosted its Animal Ministry Forum on Sunday, November 20. The purpose of this interfaith event was to acknowledge, honor, celebrate and build upon our relationships with animals. The event opened with an abundant plant-based reception contributed by many local companies including Amy’s Kitchen and Mutt Lynch Winery.

  • The Thanksgiving Basket Project

    article by Janet Lane and photo by Gail Gong of St. Martin's, Davis This Thanksgiving, St. Martin’s distributed baskets of food to 51 families in Davis and Dixon.

  • St. Matthew's Gives Turkeys, Thanks

    article and photos by Caitlin Gutenberger, News Editor This past Tuesday, November 22, St. Matthew's, Sacramento held their annual pre-Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. Church staff and 32 volunteers (some pictured right) worked to hand turkeys and meal trimmings out to over 400 families - the biggest crowd they have ever served.

  • St. James' "Living" Mission

    article and photo courtesy of St. James', Yuba City St. James of Jerusalem Episcopal Church of Yuba City is literally “living” their mission to “Feed My Sheep.” Through our 14,000 sq.

  • Walkers Work to End Hunger

    article by the Rev. Deacon Cindy Long of St. Matthew's, Sacramento; photo by Mark Long On Sunday October 9, groups from many faith communities joined together in the annual Sacramento CROP Hunger Walk.

  • Growing a Community in Carmichael

    by the Rev. Robert Olsen, Deacon of St. George's, Carmichael Four years ago, the vestry of St George’s, Carmichael set a goal of developing a hands-on project to complement the outreach we do through other agencies, feeding and caring for our neighbors.

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