How are you sharing your abundance?

From The Rev. Canon Anna Carmichael Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Thank you for allowing me to share with you some brief reflections on stewardship and The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS) at our Special Meeting of Convention on March 4. As a parish priest, I had to overcome a lot of obstacles–both personal […]

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Business Card Outreach

A few years back, my wife Terry and I were in Sarasota, FL to visit my sister and her family. While we were there, we attended church at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church there in Sarasota. One of the things they gave to newcomers was a generic church business card with all the pertinent […]

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Repairer of the Breach

From The Rev. Linda Huggard This is not the fast that I choose. In one of the optional readings from the Book of Common Prayer for Ash Weds, Isaiah 58:1-12, there is, as is common in the Book of Isaiah, an indictment of the behavior of the people and a correction and guidance by the […]

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A Day of Discovery

A Day of Discovery A Program for Discerning Ministry in the Episcopal Church May 13, 2017 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. St James Episcopal Cathedral 4147 E Dakota Ave, Fresno, CA 93726 Day of Discovery is designed to help Episcopalians broaden their understanding and appreciation of the four groups of ministers in the Episcopal Church. Participants […]

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Friday Reflection Article Submission

All articles and special news can be submitted to the Diocesan Office. All submissions are due MONDAY for the following Friday Reflection. Submission requirements: Pictures -JPEG format Articles- word document Linked documents- PDF Please send all information as attachments. Please edit pictures for best brightness, contrast, and lighting before sending in.

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ENS: San Joaquin Overwhelmingly Elects David Cappel Rice Diocesan Bishop

[Episcopal News Service] Delegates to a special convention of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin overwhelmingly voted March 4 to elect Provisional Bishop David Cappel Rice as their diocesan bishop. Rice was the only nominee. He was elected on the first ballot by a vote of 21 to 1 in the clergy order and 41 […]

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ENS: San Joaquin Poised to Take Unusual Step in Bishop Election

[Episcopal News Service] When the Diocese of San Joaquin meets in convention March 4 to elect a bishop, the path Episcopalians took to get to that moment – and the choice they will make – will be symbolic of the way they are rebuilding their diocese. It has been nearly 10 years since an earlier […]

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Friday Reflection: Oppose Injustice

From The Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian Stewardship. We usually think of money, time, and talents. Money matters because as former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said, “Property [and staff] allows us to do mission and ministry.” We usually associate time and talents with church stuff: committee work, serving as lectors or Eucharistic ministers, running the […]

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A Brush With God

Iconography Retreat with Iconographer Peter Pearson, M Div, ThD March 6-10, 2017 Iconography is one of the great treasures of Christian art, going back to the early centuries of Christian tradition. Thousands of people from a wide variety of spiritual traditions have found themselves drawn to the mysterious and prayerful images found in the icons […]

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How Will You be Practicing Stewardship in Lent?

From Canon Anna Carmichael Friends, As we look towards the Lenten season, stewardship is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Normally we think of sackcloth and ashes and coming face to face with our own mortality. But I ask you to think bigger this year; I ask that you consider taking on […]

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