Abolition

St. James’ Episcopal Church, Sonora will be the setting for a new dramatic play. The highly respected local playwright, Rick Foster, will premiere his latest work “Abolition” with 9 performances in July and August. The play dramatizes the sometimes stormy friendship between John Brown and Frederick Douglass, two lions of the abolition movement. They first […]

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A Call To Prayer and Action for the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin

I constantly return to the words our Presiding Bishop, The Most Reverend Michael Curry, preached at Saint Paul’s, Bakersfield during our Revival last year. The theme of our Revival was Called to be.. A Safe Place for All of God’s People where we gave particular attention to how these words apply to Dreamers (DACA Recipients). […]

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The Friday Reflection – June 15, 2018

From The Rev. Cn. Dr. Anna Carmichael Dear Friends, Please read and pray upon this request from the Immigrant Task Force. Blessings, Canon Anna SUPPORT THE IMMIGRANT LEGAL DEFENSE FUND The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin Immigration Task Force invites members of the diocese support the Immigrant Legal Defense Fund administered by Faith in the […]

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Prayers for our Colorado Colleagues

“The fire outside of Durango, known as the 416 Fire, continues for its 13th day. Hundreds of firefighters are tirelessly working to contain the fire and protect homes and wildlife habitats alike. Evacuation orders remain in effect for more than 2,000 homes. The Rev. Debbie Shew, Rector of St. Mark’s in Durango, has been coordinating […]

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Diocesan Labor Day Service Weekend at ECCO – August 31 – September 2, 2018

ECCO is our Diocesan Retreat and Conference Center located just outside Yosemite National Park. The center, located on a beautiful 163-acre property of forest, ponds, and meadows, features comfortable hotel-style lodging and delicious meals prepared under the guidance of our very own Executive Chef. There will be a variety of service projects to choose between […]

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Congratulations and Best Wishes go to The Rev. Helen Harper

Sisters and Brothers of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, today, I announce to you that The Rev. Helen Harper (St. Michael’s, Ridgecrest) has accepted a position in the Parish of St Peter’s, Niagara Falls in the Diocese of Western New York. I wish to acknowledge and celebrate the good work and faithful ministry Helen […]

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Episcopal Relief & Development Responding to Volcano Eruption in Hawaii

New York, NY — Episcopal Relief & Development is partnering with the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii and Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo to provide emergency assistance after the Kilauea volcano first erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 3. Lava flows from the volcano wiped out hundreds of homes. Thousands were forced to […]

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An Introduction to the 79th General Convention

What is the General Convention? The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. It is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, with more than 800 members (up to four clergy and four lay persons from each diocese), and the House of Bishops, with over 300 active and resigned bishops. […]

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Statement on AB 2943

Unlawful business practices: sexual orientation change efforts We, the Bishops of the six Episcopal Dioceses of California, represent almost 150,000 people residing throughout the state. Our parishioners live and work in all manner of communities, ranging from small agricultural towns and secluded mountain enclaves to sprawling urban centers of tourism and technology. We are united […]

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St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Seeking Priest-in-Charge

Called to be…The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church is located in Stockton, California. It is located in the Northern Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, which spans the Central Valley of California. The diocese includes 19 worshiping communities, the Cathedral, and the Episcopal Conference Center at Oakhurst […]

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