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Friday Reflection, December 13, 2019

Rev. Bob Woods I love Advent and Christmas. Yes, I know from seminary that Easter is more important, the “realization of our eschatological hope” and so on. But Advent is a time of joyful, patient expectation leading to the one perfect Gift, the birth of the One who died and rose for us. “Be patient, […]

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Soup Kitchen Needs Christmas Day Donations

Episcopal Church of the Saviour in Hanford seeks out donations for their Soup Kitchen guests for Christmas Day.  For more information on the items needed contact the church at 559-584-7706 or ecosoffice1@gmail.com

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Messiah Sing Along

St James, Sonora Concert Series presents Sing-Along MessiahMusical scores provided for people who don’t have their own. Sunday, December 15th 3:00 pm Admission is free, but donations (food and money) accepted for INTERFAITH. Church of the 49ers, 11155 Jackson St. Columbia, CA

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Friday Reflection, December 6, 2019

By Deacon Terrance Goodpasture and Deacon Nancy Key The 2nd Annual Border Ministries Summit took place last week in Tucson, Arizona at St. Philip’s In the Hills Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael, Deacon Terrance Goodpasture, Deacon Tom Hampson, Deacon Nancy Key, and Cathy Kline all attended this three-day conference.  The Tuscan area of […]

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Do you know your Creche history?

Are you putting up your Creche any time soon?  You’ll be interested to know that the very first Nativity scene was created in 1223 and that St. Francis of Assisi was responsible for the idea.  He asked Pope Honorius IIIfor permission to arrange a manger scene in a cave in the Italian village of Greccio.  A living ox and […]

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Friday Reflection November 22, 2019

For some, certainly perhaps those of a particular vintage (read generation), the day refers to the early beginnings of this country and stories of hospitality.  Unfortunately for others, often of a different vintage (again read generation), all historical revision aside, the day points to eventual cultural abuse.  On a far lighter note, for others, the […]

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Congratulations to Tom Hampson on His Ordination

Tom Hampson was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons at St James Cathedral, Fresno on November 16, 2019.

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Friday Reflection, November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019Canon Anna Carmichael Dear Friends, As I write this, I’m on a brief break between sessions at the Genesis Conference. On Monday, Deacon Nancy Key, Deacon Terrance Goodpasture, Wilson Colon and I traveled to a very cold, but beautiful Birmingham Alabama. Along the way, in the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, we met up with […]

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Yellow Food Bag Initiative

On November 3rd, 2019, 12 members of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Ridgecrest, gathered after the Sunday service to assemble 31 Yellow Bags.  The Yellow Bags are an initiative of the Rt. Rev. David Rice, Bishop of the San Joaquin Diocese. The bags are made of a lightweight, durable yellow fabric and filled with necessities including a […]

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Las Posadas: St Paul’s Bakerfield – Dec 16, 2019

Las Posadas December 16th at 4:30 PM St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bakersfield All are welcome to join St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bakersfield for their Posada celebration. This is an ecumenical initiative, and is sure to be a great time!        

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