Diocesan School for Deacons & Center for Learning New Academic Year Begins Sept 15

Bishop David Rice has approved a revised program for the diocesan formation and education program that will begin its new year on September 15, 2018, on the site of our St. James’ Cathedral in Fresno. The school is open to all adults who wish to grow in their knowledge of the faith, to gain a […]

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We’ve got a WOW Story!

WOW moment from St. John’s Tulare, the Children’s Learning Center We have an amazing preschool here in Tulare. We are told it is the best preschool in town, run by director Jenna Saldivar, with a 3-year waiting list as families are registering their children shortly after leaving the hospital when they are born. Every Thursday […]

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From the Immigration Task Force: Faith on the Move

Faith on the Move: An educational evening on Immigration, September 30, Merced Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. As a committed pastor and nationally recognized immigration leader, he leads at the intersection of faith, higher education, and social change. He contributes a faith perspective to the national conversation on immigration. […]

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Meet Our New Dean-Elect for St. James Cathedral

The Rev. Ryan D. Newman On behalf of the Cathedral Chapter and the Cathedral Community of St. James, in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin it is my pleasure to announce that The Rev. Ryan D. Newman has accepted the call to serve as Cathedral Dean. Ryan, now Dean-elect of St. James Cathedral, soon finishes […]

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The Friday Reflection – August 10, 2018

From The Rev. Deacon Steve Skiffington, St. Raphael’s, Oakhurst Coming Soon to the Diocese of San Joaquin: EPPN-CA (Episcopal Public Policy Network – California) “It’s not politics, it’s Gospel.” -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry The Episcopal Church has long had an Office of Public Policy with offices in Washington, D.C. Part of that is EPPN, The […]

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The Fire Situation in Central California Just Keeps Moving On

This week the decision by Yosemite National Park was to evacuate all non-essential personal out of the Park Valley. The people were moved by buses in a special convoy to the ARC shelter at the New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Bootjack which actually has an address in Mariposa. Currently that shelter has 70 people […]

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Deacon’s Retreat Reflection

The residual effects of the Ferguson Fire were readily apparent during the Deacon’s Retreat at our ECCO Conference Center in Oakhurst last week. The scent of fire in the air, the light covering of ash on the cars, and the lack of traffic on Route 140 spoke volumes. During one of our Eucharist gatherings a […]

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From the Immigration Task Force: DREAMers

ALL DACA RECIPIENTS ARE “DREAMers,” BUT NOT ALL “DREAMers” ARE DACA RECIPIENTS By Jim Mendez As of 2017 there were about 3.6 million “DREAMers” in the United States. “DREAMers” were brought to the U.S. as children under the age of 18, and are part of the 10-11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United […]

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The Friday Reflection – August 3, 2018

From The Rev. Canon Dr. Anna Carmichael My sisters and brothers in Christ, Jesus said “I am the bread of life”. We are now entering the time of John’s gospel in our lectionary, which means we’re getting several weeks in a row of “I am the bread of life” or some variation thereof. I’ve given […]

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The Friday Reflection – July 27, 2018

From Steve Rumage, ECCO Director Looking up to the mountains from the Central Valley, one can only wonder what its like closer to the Ferguson Fire which has grown to more than 38,500 acres in size. The impact of this fire continues to be felt across the region. The Highway 41 entrance to Yosemite National […]

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