In and Around Our Diocese

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  • Northern Californians Help Stop Ebola

    by the Rev. John Harris, Priest-in-Charge, St. Timothy's, Gridley With the help of a donation of $12,000 from Northern Californian Rotarians and Episcopal Church members, a few brave Liberians initiated an education program, effectively denying Ebola access to their district of 17,000 and keeping it "Ebola free" throughout the epidemic.

  • August Disaster Prep Workshop

    by Margaret Dunning, Diocesan Disaster Coordinator From the Diocesan Disaster Coordinator: Disaster Preparedness Workshop Has your congregation completed its disaster plan? Are they on target to meet the November 2015 deadline? Have questions?

  • Operation Cool Down

    Greetings from HOT and sunny Afghanistan! Thank you to all of the congregations and individuals who have sent freezer pops and other care package items for our Soldiers. Your generous gifts allow us to take ice cold treats to flight and maintenance crews during the heat of the day and stock the shelves of our ministry center.

  • Camp “Nurse” for 2014

    Are you a nurse, MD or other health professional? Would you be interested in a week at Lake Tahoe with room & board in exchange for being a volunteer Camp “Nurse” or Medical Staff in the Summer of 2014? Another opportunity might be to serve as an on-call Nursing/Medical Consult Person.

  • Human Trafficking

    In the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California by the Rev. Donnalee Hart, Deacon at St. Francis in the Redwoods, Willits Sacramento.

  • Stop Hunger Now Event

    by St. Augustine of Canterbury, Rocklin "Join us in this fun family activity," said Jim Quinney, chair for the Stop Hunger Now international meal-packing event at St. Augustine Episcopal Church, 1800 Wildcat Blvd., Rocklin, on Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday

    by Jane Snibbe, Diocesan Coordinator for Episcopal Relief & Development  Congregations in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California will recognize the work of Episcopal Relief & Development on a special Sunday during Lent. Bishop Beisner has asked that we observe this Sunday on April 6th, the 5th Sunday of Lent. There are special bulletin inserts available at www.episcopalrelief.org/Lent/ which describe the work of the Episcopal Church in working with local partners to empower in...

  • Episcopal Community Services Grants

    Episcopal Community Services is pleased to announce the success of our 2013 Advent Appeal! by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, President of Episcopal Community Services of Northern California Thanks to the generosity of you, the people in our diocese, we have raised about $6,500.00 towards our ministry development grant awards for this year.

  • So Much More Than Soup

    by the Ven. Cookie Clark, Archdeacon for The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and Deacon at Epiphany, Vacaville Making soup for 30 - 40 people is less daunting than planning 300 dinners. For that reason, I signed-up to provide a soup lunch on the first Tuesday of the month at Epiphany, Vacaville.

  • Homeless and Hungry

    by the Rev. Dave Ferrell, deacon at Holy Trinity, Nevada City Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord, Thank you Lord, Amen. It is the prayer I offer before each meal for the homeless & hungry.

  • Helping South Sudan

    2012 Diocesan Convention Offering Helps South Sudan At the 2012 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, held in Anderson, Bishop Barry Beisner designated the offering for the Diocese of Ezo in South Sudan. Canon Britt Olson had recently returned from a visit to this very remote diocese near the borders of Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic. The Diocese of Ezo operates a primary school for nearly 200 children.

  • Advent Appeal

    by Episcopal Community Services In 2013 Episcopal Community Services was able to help the congregations of this diocese serve Christ by serving others. We sponsored Bishop's Conference 2013 and gave out grants totaling $53,678. The congregations served were from all over the diocese from Sacramento to Arcata and included all sizes of churches from Trinity Cathedral to Quincy to Mt.

  • The Mom's Conference

  • Double Your Impact

    Important Announcement from Episcopal Relief & Development All donations to Episcopal Relief & Development are doubled until December 6th, thanks to a matching fund from several generous donors. This includes donations to Gifts for Life and to the Philippine relief fund. The Philippine relief fund can be found at www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/donate-now/individual-donation Thank you for your support!

  • MDG Grants Available

    by Millennium Development Goal Committee The Millennium Development Goals Committee is pleased to announce the opportunity for congregations to apply for Millennium Development Goal grants again this year. The funds for these grants are available thanks to the generosity of the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California who have dedicated 0.7 percent of diocesan budget towards the Millennium Development Goals. These grants are available to help congregations work on projects aimed at...

  • BECAS Fundraiser Dinner

    Click here to download a PDF flier Click here to download a bulletin insert

  • Episcopal Community Services Grants

    by the Rev. Lucretia Jevne, Episcopal Community Services Board President  The mission of Episcopal Community Services of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California is to help local congregations develop programs to serve the children, the elderly, the poor and others in need. Episcopal Community Services, ECS, your diocesan partner for outreach and social service ministries, is thrilled to announce that this year we are giving out more than $46,000 in support of congregations in our dioce...

  • Operation Cool Down

    Greetings from HOT and sunny Afghanistan! Thank you to all of the congregations and individuals who have sent freezer pops and other care package items for our Soldiers. Your generous gifts allow us to take ice cold treats to flight and maintenance crews during the heat of the day and stock the shelves of our ministry center.

  • 1st Annual Tennessee BBQ!

    by St. Clement's, Rancho Cordova When: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013; 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Where: St.

  • I Care: Providing Spiritual Care

    by The Sacramento BeeThe fragrance of fresh flowers fills the air in the meditation center as nurses arrive to have their hands blessed by [the] Rev. Arthur Lillicrapp, an Episcopal priest. As manager of Spiritual Care Services at Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento, he comforts the sick and dying, counsels grieving families, and reassures staff.

  • Patient Advocates in Rocklin

    by St. Augustine of Canterbury, Rocklin St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church of Rocklin has three parishioners functioning as a Pastoral Team offering pastoral health-based support grounded in their medical experience.

  • Responding to Violence and Destruction

    with Mercy and Justice by the Rev. Canon Britt E. Olson, Canon to the Ordinary O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not listen?

  • Story of Courage and Compassion

    by St. Paul's, Benicia Who: Marty Brounstein, San Francisco Bay area speaker and author of Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. When: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

  • Deacon Nominated - Stephen Recognition

    by the Ven. Beatryce "Cookie" Clark, Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California The Rev. Cindy Long, RN, deacon at St.

  • Weekend of Service

    Honoring Veterans with a Weekend of Service by Chuck Schaller, Adult Counselor, St. Michael's, Carmichael Twenty-four youth and adult counselors from four Northern California churches spent Veteran’s Day weekend making a difference in their community – a small gift to those who gave so much so that we can enjoy and help others to enjoy the great life we have in this country. We cleaned and repaired a home for a woman who gives a lot to her community but needed a helping hand to brighten her life...

  • Helping at the Holidays

    by St. James, Lincoln St. James, Lincoln has been working hard to help those in need in their community.

  • Virtual Food Drive

    What is a Virtual Food Drive? by River City Food Bank River City Food Bank’s Virtual Food Drive is the easiest, greenest way to help families, seniors, disabled people, veterans and others in need in our very own community. Help us raise $10,000 by Dec.

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