From the Office of the Bishop

  • 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal

  • Official Portraits of Bishop Megan Traquar are available.

    The Bishop's official portraits are ready to order!Bishop Megan sat for new official portraits with Eleakis & Elder Photography. These photos are available for order. There are two portrait options from which you can choose.

  • A summary of the 2019 Diocesan Convention

    The 2019 Diocesan Convention was held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov 7-9, at the McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento. Delegations from most of our churches gathered for three days of worship, fellowship and business in this important annual event in the governance of our diocese. Day One: Blessings, arrival and EucharistAs one came into the convention space, there was a font of water placed to remind us of our baptism and our baptismal ministry.

  • 2019 Diocesan Convention materials now available

  • Kincade Fire update and donation information

  • A message from Bishop Megan: Power outages, anniversaries and commemorations

  • 2020 CPG Annual Enrollment is now open

    2020 CPG Annual Enrollment is now open for active employees and retirees in our diocese.2020 Active Employee & Early Retiree Annual EnrollmentOctober 7 - November 15, 20192020 Retiree Annual EnrollmentOctober 14 - December 6, 2019More information on the 2020 Annual Enrollment is available here. More information on the 2020 medical plans is available here.For questions, please email benefits@norcalepiscopal.org.

  • Nominee bios for diocesan office; General Convention deputies

  • The Bishop's Partnership Appeal: Request for Inclusion

    An Invitation from Bishop MeganDear Friends in Christ,It is with great joy that I write to invite you to join us as an applicant for the 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal. This partnership is a collaborative year-end Appeal process that is designed to directly support the congregations and institutions of our diocese. Last year, a total of $15,000 was received in Appeal donations, 100% of which went directly to the designated recipients.Over the past six years, many ministries in our diocese ...

  • What is the Investment Fund of the diocese?

    Welcome to the best kept secret for some congregations - the Investment Fund of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California. This Fund is available to congregations and the Diocese to take advantage of an investment pool,  managed with diversification and a very low fee structure that uses third party experts. This Fund strives to balance investment return and risk while protecting the fiduciary responsibility of the leadership of each congregation.

  • Nominees for diocesan office, General Convention deputies, announced

    From John Miller, Chair of the Nominations Committee It is my great honor to announce to you that the diocese has received 31 nominations for our Nov. 7-9 Diocesan Convention, and that all five elections scheduled have enough candidates to be contested. Because of this, we will not need a second period of reopened nominations this year.

  • Bishop Megan at first House of Bishops gathering

    The number women in the House of Bishops continues to increase. Each of these women are serving, have served, or have been elected to serve as bishops in the Church. Bishop Megan poses with her "cohort," between Bishop Kirk and Bishop Jennifer, the 5th and 6th Bishops of Arizona, respectively, and Bishop Susan, Bishop of San Diego.

  • Diocesan Convention guest speaker is Mary Parmer

    Bishop Megan Traquair has selected Mary Parmer as Diocesan Convention's guest speaker for her ability to teach and inspire connection.Born and raised in the deep South, Mary Parmer is a congregational development consultant/coach, speaker, and retreat leader living in Sewanee, Tennessee. She serves as Director of INVITE WELCOME CONNECT, a transformational ministry of evangelism and hospitality now housed at the Beecken Center, School of Theology, University of the South. Mary is the past Directo...

  • Bishop Megan meets with retired clergy

    Bishop Megan met with retired clergy and their spouses on Friday, Aug. 30 at St. George's, Carmichael.

  • Bishop Megan visits FEMA shelters in Gridley

    Touring the homes in the FEMA village and listening to what's available for the future residents. Bishop Megan visited St. Timothy's while in Gridley.

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