From the Office of the Bishop

  • 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.

  • A Message from Bishop Megan about the Mountain Fire

    Dear Friends in Christ,I've received word that there is a fire burning in Shasta county, north of Redding and Bella Vista. It is being called the Mountain Fire. As I write this note to you, I am reminded that for thousands of residents of Northern California, and in our diocese, this news will trigger hard and painful memories.

  • A message of lament and hope from Bishop Megan

    Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at Trinity Cathedral's Vigil of Lament and Hope: Prayers for the victims of gun violence, Bishop Megan shared a message of lament and hope to welcome the attendees and set the tone for the service. You can read that message below: Friends, Tonight, we grieve again as deadly gun shots have rung out across our country in the short span of a week.

  • Accounting and benefits position open

    We are seeking a full-time Benefits Coordinator and Accounting Specialist. Learn more and apply here.

  • Please change bishop information on your church website

    Now that we've consecrated our new bishop, we kindly ask that you update your church website to reflect who our new bishop is. Here is a short blurb on Bishop Megan you can include on your website or you can link to her full biography on the diocesan website here.We will be releasing official portraits of Bishop Megan you can post in the next few weeks.

  • Reminder: two forms due to the Office of the Bishop on Aug. 2

    We would like to remind you that your Certificate of Lay Delegates form for this year's Diocesan Convention is due Aug. 2. You may download the form here.Another form due on the same day is your yearly congregation information form.

  • Diocesan Convention theme announced; registration now open

    Dear Friends in Christ, I would like to invite you attend our Annual Diocesan Convention with me this November. This year, there will be an intentional theme to our gathering, a theme that echoes where we are in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. I’ve chosen the theme because we have a unique opportunity, at the beginning of this episcopate, to look at where we are and where we’d like to go and chart a course toward that goal.

  • The seating of Bishop Megan Traquair

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