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Friday Reflection, January 24, 2020

Submitted by Dean Ryan Newman Last weekend, the Chapter and clergy of St. James Cathedral gathered at ECCO for a retreat. It is the first time since my arrival a year ago that our governance group gathered together in a retreat format. Unlike our monthly meetings where the agenda is consumed by the day-to-day minutiae […]

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Free Food in Taft!

Laborers of the Harvest is giving away 70 pounds of food per household in the city of Taft! If you, or someone you know is in need of food in the area, feel free to share this flyer

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Care Creation Grocery Tip

Commit to Low or No Waste Grocery Shopping Some ways to reduce the waste when shopping for groceries are to buy unpackaged fresh fruits and vegetables, bringing your own container to a bulk food store, investing in some produce bags to transport fresh foods, avoid prepared foods, and bring your own grocery bags.

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Friday Reflection, January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Canon Anna Carmichael Happy New Year San Joaquin! This week I sent out to clergy and new Wardens (that I’m aware of) a list of things that they needed to be prepared to report immediately following their Annual Meeting: —the names/emails/phone numbers of new Vestry/BC members, including the new Wardens and Treasurer, […]

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Care of Creation 2020

The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is endeavoring to go deeper when it comes to Creation Care. We are implementing a Creation Care Task Force to inspire and support us living into chapter two of our creation care lives. I, Bishop David, have asked The Rev. Terrance Goodpasture, Deacon to serve as Creation Care coordinator […]

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Friday Reflection: January 10, 2020

One of the traditions I have come to look forward to and appreciate throughout the liturgical year is the blessing of chalk and subsequent “chalking” of doors on Epiphany Eve or for some, on the first Sunday in Epiphanytide.  We enjoyed this observance and celebration at our cathedral on Sunday evening.  And on Sunday, Canon […]

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Parishes Support First Responders at Christmas

We’re in the last few days of the Christmas season in the Church. Many of your parishes made efforts to reach those who had no place to go for the holiday, and found ways to engage those who needed you most.  For the last 20 years, St. Anne’s, Stockton, has been sponsoring a different type […]

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Building Church Leaders

Calling all NEWLY ELECTED/APPOINTED Wardens/Treasurers!Join Bishop David, Canon Anna, Chancellor Michael, and Diocesan Treasurer Cathy Peck February 7 beginning at 4pm and concluding the afternoon of February 8 at ECCO(Episcopal Conference Center at Oakhurst)for a conference on Episcopal polity, leadership skills, and financial best practices. This will be an opportunity to learn why we do […]

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Deacons: Save the date, August 20-23rd in Phoenix

Our Fragile Island: Protecting God’s Creation | 2020 Deacons from Province VIII Conference As a Deacon, you have been empowered by God and the Church to model our Savior, Jesus Christ’s servant ministry to all people. The time is now as we are facing the most serious problem confronting humanity and life on this planet, […]

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Is your parish in need of an Electronic Organ?

Saint Matthew’s, San Andreas, has an “electronic organ’ (computerized organ in the box, and does play a variety of styles…piano, etc.) that we would like to give to a parish that needs an organ. Please be in touch with the Diocesan office at dioadmin@diosanjoaquin.org or Jack+ at FatherShumaker@hotmail.com for more information. 

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