Office of the Bishop Announcements

  • Office of the Bishop Closure - New Year's

    The office will be closed in observance of the New Year's holiday on Monday, January 2, 2017, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3. We wish everyone a peaceful and and Happy New Year!

  • Office of the Bishop Closure - Christmas

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday beginning at noon on Friday, December 23, and will reopen on Tuesday, December 27.We wish you all a peaceful and joyful holiday season!Please join us in prayer:From the Book of Common Prayer, page 212: The Nativity of Our Lord: Christmas Day, December 25O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confi...

  • Thanksgiving Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Monday, November 28.Please join us in prayer:From the Book of Common Prayer, page 840We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of earth and sky and sea; for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers; for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers. We praise you for these good gifts, and pray th...

  • Special Advent Message From the Bishop

    Dear Friends in Christ,Grace and peace to you, as again we come to Advent.This year our Church, like the society where it finds itself, carries with it a tense mixture of fear and hope, apprehension and eagerness. It is fitting that we came to this threshold between the Seasons reciting the Psalmist's reminder that God is with us always, even in uncertain times. We must not ignore what God says to us in that same Psalm: "Be still, and know that I am God."This busy time, with all its uncertainty,...

  • Veterans Day Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Monday, November 14, 2016. Please join us in prayer:Almighty God, we commend to your gracious care and keeping all the men and women of our armed forces at home and abroad. Defend them day by day with your heavenly grace; strengthen them in their trials and temptations; give them courage to face the perils which beset them; and gr...

  • Labor Day Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.Please join us in prayer: Almighty God, who hast so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own labor, make us mindful of ...

  • Office of the Bishop Staff Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce that Paula Schaap has joined our staff as the new Director of Communications! Paula's lifelong vocation has been writing, telling and discovering stories. One of her greatest joys as a writer and editor is to help others find their voice and tell their own stories.

  • Office of the Bishop Staff Announcement

    The Office of the Bishop is pleased to welcome back Tamoya Bell (formerly known as Tamoya Brewster) from her maternity leave!Tamoya and her husband welcomed their twin boys, Zechariah and Zion, into the world on February 12, 2016. We are also pleased to announce that Tamoya will continue on as Benefits Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and begin a new role in the Office of the Bishop Accounting office as an Accounting Specialist.Tamoya has been with...

  • Independence Day Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Tuesday, July 5th.Please join us in prayer:From the Book of Common Prayer, page 816Almighty God our heavenly Father, guide the nations of the world into the way of justice and truth, and establish among them that peace which is the fruit of righteousness, that they may become the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

  • Memorial Day Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Please join us in prayer: From the Book of Common Prayer, page 839 O Judge of the nations, we remember before you with grateful hearts the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.

  • April Camp Noel Porter Board Updates

    by Camp Noel Porter Board of Trustees The Camp Noel Porter Board of Trustees met on April 12th at the Office of the Bishop, and welcomed Gina Schumacher, who has agreed to serve as treasurer. The board heard reports on several administrative matters. Due to required tax forms not being filed with the Franchise Tax Board for over five years, Camp Noel Porter is scheduled to lose its non-profit status in May 2016.

  • Bishop's Sabbatical Updates

    by The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Office of the Bishop continues to prepare for Bishop Beisner's twelve-week sabbatical that begins on May 2nd. Please read the following important reminders and protocols for this time when the bishop will be away. Members of the Office of the Bishop staff will continue to be available for meetings and inquiries during this sabbatical time.

  • March Camp Noel Porter Board Update

    by Camp Noel Porter Board of Directors The Camp Noel Porter Board met on March 3rd, and was glad to hear that many previous Camp Noel Porter campers are signing up for Camp Galilee this summer, and that our counselors are applying for positions there. Plans were made for Stuart Campbell, executive director of Camp Galilee, to give a presentation about Camp Galilee on Sunday, March 13th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Folsom. All prospective campers, counselors and staff members were invited to at...

  • A Special Easter Message from the Bishop

      Dear Friends in Christ, A few months ago, we were gathered to celebrate Christmas. In that Season, the prayer of the Church was one of profound thanks that God, who wonderfully created the dignity of human nature in the beginning, has even more wonderfully restored that dignity in the Incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. We were not celebrating some theological abstraction, a mere change of metaphysical status.

  • Good Friday Office Closure

    The Office of the Bishop will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, March 25, 2016. The office will reopen, and staff will return to the office on Monday, March 28, 2016. To find a congregation near you, please click here.

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