Archdeacon's Fund for Education
"For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake." 2 Corinthians 4:5
The fund provides assistance for candidates and postulants to the Diaconate. Schooling can be over $7,5000 for the deacons' unpaid ministry that adds so much to the life of our church. Because of the generosity of the Appeal's participants, the fund has been able to raise the amount of scholarships available from $500 to $750. The Bishop's Partnership Appeal is the only fundraising for this ministry.
The Center at St. Matthew's
"And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt." Deuteronomy 10:19
Partnerships and renewal of facilities are key to the goal of making St. Matthew's a diocesan center for outreach and ministry programs as it continues to be a multilingual place of worship, providing welcome for all. With the Diocesan Board of Trustees' support, the Center is in the process of transforming to better address the needs of a changing community.
"Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths." Psalm 25:4
The Belfry is the home of the Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis, and LEVN: the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, a young adult service corps. These ministries give young adults the opportunity to grow in their faith in an ecumenical setting.
Camp Living Waters
"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" Matthew 19:14
A week-long camp for ages 9-15 at Cookson Ranch in Humboldt County. Young adults ages 16-18 serve as counselors. The unofficial motto of the camp is, "Come for the food, stay for Jesus." Often, this is the first or primary experience of Christian community for both campers and counselors. About one-third to one-half of campers and counselors need a full or partial scholarship to participate.