Sanctuary: a response required through scripture and tradition

From The Rev. Deacon Nancy Key, St. James Cathedral The Episcopal Church defines Sanctuary as a “Holy place, usually the worship space of a church. …. Historically, a sanctuary would be a place of safe refuge for criminals or fugitives. This is also known as the right of sanctuary. It is based on the understanding […]

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Episcopal Presiding Bishop, ELCA Presiding Bishop Joint statement

 For Such a Time as This: A Call to Prayer, Fasting, and Advocacy/Declaración conjunta del Obispo Presidente Episcopal y de la Obispa Presidenta de ELCA: Para un momento como éste: llamado a la oración, el ayuno y la defensoría View the statement here. “We fast on the 21st of the month because that is the […]

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Helping Urban Bicyclists

HUB (Helping Urban Bicyclists) could use your financial support. Donations of bicycles, or parts, are also welcome. Contact Deacon Steve at herb-and-jamaal@hotmail.com for additional information. Check donations to the HUB are made out to St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church 316 N. El Dorado Street, Stockton, CA 95292- memo line: HUB Visit The HUB on […]

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An Evening with the Mendelssohn

Saturday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 2216 17th Street, Bakersfield Presenting The Synergy Chamber Players & Friends Sponsored by The Stanislaus Arts Council & St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Bakersfield Reception with artists following the concert Free will donation accepted.

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Friday Reflection: Of What Are We Stewards?

From Deacon Carolyn Woodall This year’s topic for the Friday Reflections is Stewardship. Yes, that unpleasant topic we normally only hear about in the fall. We all know what it is, right? Definition of stewardship 1 – The office, duties, and obligations of a steward 2 – The conducting, supervising, or managing of something; especially: […]

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Cal Fire Launches New Ready For Wildfire App

From Dennis Fitzgerald, Diocesan Episcopal Relief and Development/Disaster Relief Coordinator Cal Fire Launches New Ready For Wildfire App SACRAMENTO – Being Ready for Wildfire has never been easier with Cal Fire’s new Ready for Wildfire app. Click here for more information and app!

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Spring Tea Success

St. Paul’s, Modesto Spring Tea was a huge success with specially decorated tables, raffles, scones and of course tea. The Speaker, Marian Martino, is a successful and respected design and communications specialist by day. She and her brother Paul own and operate Martino Graphic Design and have been in business since 1985. (They designed our […]

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The Friday Reflection: Standing in Solidarity With the Vulnerable and Excluded

From Deacon Nancy Key As we rejoice in the Risen Christ in this season of Easter we are reminded of our obligation to carry the light of Christ into the world through stewardship of our all of God’s people. Our creed affirms our belief that all are created by God, and through our baptismal covenant […]

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DioCal Offers Financial Aid for Students Pursuing Theological Education

DioCal offers financial aid for students pursuing theological education at an approved seminary or the School for Deacons. Financial aid is available for students from the Diocese of California, the Diocese of Northern California, the Diocese of San Joaquin and the Diocese of El Camino Real. Specific eligibility requirements differ from fund to fund. For more information […]

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Welcome Our New Facility Manager, Gurpreet!

Join us in welcoming Mr. Gurpreet Singh as the new facility manager for the Cathedral and diocese. Gurpreet comes to us from Fresno State (he’s graduating this month) and is excited to be a part of this emerging diocese. Gurpreet will have regular office hours at the Cathedral, and once he has his feet under […]

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