The Friday Reflection – December 14, 2018

From The Rev. Canon Dr. Anna Carmichael It’s all about relationships. This week your clergy and Bishop met at ECCO for their Advent Clergy Conference. These twice annual gatherings are a time for clergy to be in fellowship, to participate in continuing education, and take some time for spiritual renewal. We talk, laugh, break bread […]

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Now Accepting Applications for 2019 United Thank Offering Grants

The focus for the 2019 United Thank Offering grants is Go: Crossing boundaries created by race, culture, and economics to create communities that listen deeply and learn to live like Jesus. “Boundaries divide us and encourage us see each other as more different than we are. Jesus was always crossing those kinds of boundaries to […]

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Diocese of San Joaquin at Demonstration

A strong representation from the Diocese of San Joaquin at a demonstration sponsored by Faith in the Valley outside the offices of Homeland Security in Stockton, which also serves as a short-term detention center for undocumented Californians. The Rev. Nick Lorenzetti, The Rev. Lyn Morlan, Deacon Terrance Goodpasture and Wil Colon were in attendance.

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The Friday Reflection – December 7, 2018

From The Rev. Deacon Amy Larsen           As I went out to my frost-covered car last week, my thoughts went to spring. I love the spring, when new buds start opening into full bloom, reaching out towards the sun. St. Francis reminds me of these blossoms. When I first started at St. Francis it was a […]

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Diocese of San Joaquin Cathedral Welcomes New Dean, ‘Historic’ Deacon Ordinations

By Pat McCaughan The Very Rev. Ryan Newman, second row and right, was the first dean to be installed at Fresno’s St. James Cathedral in more than a decade. The altar party included, front row, Emily Cabbiness and Tony Alvarez. Also pictured, San Joaquin Bishop David Rice.   Photo: Jeff March/Diocese of San Joaquin San […]

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Interpreting Yosemite: Artist Retreat & Creative Event

Sunday, September 15 – Thursday, September 19, 2019 Enjoy the splendor of Yosemite National Park while you learn the art of “en plein air” from some of the Yosemite Western Artists’ (YWA) best art instructors OR take the traditional and very inspiring ICON Painting classes from master iconographer, Joyce Tanner. Guests will enjoy a four […]

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The Friday Reflection – November 30, 2018

From Bishop David I trust you have seen the images of people walking en masse towards the southern US border seeking hope. Personally, I have found these visuals too much to take in, not to mention the horrific manner in which families were stopped at the border with tear gas. Furthermore, I find myself yearning […]

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Episcopal Church Women’s & Men’s Christmas Luncheon

When: December 8, 2018 Doors open at 11:30am Luncheon Served: 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Tri Tip & Salads from around the world!) Raffle & Door Prizes: 1:00pm – 2:00pm Where: 519 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA Cost: $25. All proceeds benefit the ECWM For more information, call Steve Noel at 559-362-5151 Download Flyer

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Madera

Holy Trinity is reaching out to two community projects. The Christmas Basket Program has been one of our major Outreach projects for many years. Trinity’s Doug Nelson, a longtime member, has helped lead the program for over 30 years. Our annual Christmas Basket Raffle fundraiser, as well as personal donations, have helped donate money to […]

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The Friday Reflection – November 16, 2018

From The Rev. Canon Dr. Anna Carmichael O God, You know us better than we know ourselves. Guide us throughout our time of transition. Empower each one of us to use our unique gifts to create a beautiful life, to share openly and honestly our thoughts, to respect the opinions of others, and to encourage […]

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