Diocesan News and Events
Bishop Susan's Visitations
The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook, fifth bishop of our diocese, will visit St. John's, Indio on Sunday, August 18 and St. Mark's, San Diego ~ City Heights on Sunday, August 25.

Back 2 School Bash: Hairdressers Wanted
Back to School
Saturday, August 17, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Mark's, 4227 Fairmount Blvd., San Diego
Congregations provide a bash for underserved families as students head back to school. Kids receive backpacks, supplies, haircuts (we need hair dressers), shoes, socks and the message that they are loved. Volunteer help appreciated on Thursday, August 8 at 6 p.m. and on the day of the event. Three shifts available: 8:15-11:15 a.m.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Email Debbie Kistler for info/RSVP. Email Joy to be a hairdresser.
Litany in the Wake of a
Mass Shooting
Episcopal bishops provided this litany for use in your congregation. Join in this prayer which spurs our commitment to take action so our country can be free from the epidemic of gun violence.

HR Roundtable
Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
St. Timothy’s, San Diego

Come learn how our churches can comply with the new California state requirements to provide sexual harassment prevention training to all employees before January 1, 2020.   We will also roll out a new employee handbook for preschools.

Thursday Talks
Thursday , August 22, 2 - 3 p.m.
The Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook will lead this month's discussion about her experience with congregational communications. Learn how your congregation can communicate effectively about doing God's work in the world. NB: We changed the day of the week that we meet from Tuesday to Thursday.

St. Paul's LUV SummerFest
Saturday, August 24, 5 p.m.
Enjoy a fun evening at Humphrey's by the Bay supporting St. Paul's Senior Services. Tasting room, karaoke lounge, silent and live auctions, photo booth, music fest and more. Proceeds help PACE, a program that allows low-income seniors to receive medical care while staying in their homes, among other programs.

Orientation & Convocation
Sunday, August 25
2 - 3:30 p.m. Student Orientation
3:30 - 4 p.m. Convocation Worship for students, faculty, staff and alumni followed by a brief reception

2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107

Register for the fall semester.
For more information contact Rector Laura Sheridan Campbell or Registrar Alyson Terry or click here.
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Eucharistic Visitor and Pastoral Visitor Training
Saturday, September 14
Learn the art of taking the bread and wine to those who cannot come to church, and learn how to be a pastoral visitor. The Rev. Pam Rieger will facilitate the workshop at St. Margaret's, 47535 Highway 74, Palm Desert, 92260.

Multicultural Children's Festival
Saturday, September 21, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bring your kids and grandkids and enjoy a Lion Dance, Aztec and Filipino dancers, the St. Luke's choir and other African music. Participate in origami folding, Indian chalk-painting, Vietnamese eggroll-making. Taste food from East Africa, Greece, India, the Philippines and Vietnam. $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 1-7. St. David's, 5050 Milton St., San Diego, 92110.

Contact Hanh Tran
Latino/Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saturday, September 14, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Food, games, bounce house, DJ, art, live music, dancers and more! All are welcome to this celebration at St. Philip's, 2660 Hardy Drive, Lemon Grove, 91945.

Pray for Our Youth on Mission in Western Mexico
August 3 - 9: Youth Mission Trip to the Diocese of Western Mexico
As our high school diocesan youth experience this service trip, we ask your prayers for them, especially for safe travel, good health, and for the bonds of affection across borders to be strengthened. Follow their adventures on Instagram or Facebook as they travel to our companion diocese, the Diocese of Western Mexico.

Urban Immersion
Aug 3-10: Middle School Youth Mission Trip to Imperial Beach
Pray for diocesan youth in middle school as they learn about poverty, immigration and the environment.
RefugeeNet Responds to Refugee Needs
RefugeeNet is beginning a transition reflecting the major reduction in new arrivals through the national office of refugee resettlement. It is time to revise our mission in response to this reality. We will expand our education and youth development programs, as great demand exists to serve refugees in these areas. We are actively looking for staff leadership with experience in youth education and programming. As we continue to progress in this field we hope we can count on continued support from our loyal volunteers and donors.

Education for Ministry and Radical Life Changes
Jeff Pack, St. Paul's Cathedral parishioner, offers this reflection on his experience as part of Education for Ministry (EfM).

Faith To Go Podcast: Weekly Gospel Reflection
A podcast for busy people, Faith To Go is a weekly production that explores the gospel reading for the week. Birthed at St. Paul's Cathedral, the weekly reflection now comes to you, free, as a resource from our diocese.

Volunteers Wanted
Volunteers wanted to help asylum seekers at the San Diego Rapid Response Network. Contact the Ven. Robert Nelson , 619-997-5629 if you would like more information, or click here .
Vacation Bible School
Christian summer programs for kids
Congregations throughout our diocese host summer programs for children. We have compiled a list of all the Vacation Bible School (VBS) programs we could find. If yours is not listed, please send the details to Hannah Wilder .

Congregational Events
St. Dunstan's Rummage Sale
Friday - Saturday, August 16 - 17
7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Diego, 92120

Two days of bargains with thousands of items: books, furniture, clothes, shoes, toys, bedding, housewares, jewelry, art, collectibles, and more! Proceeds from this event support vital programs such as the Interfaith Shelter Network, El Nido Transitional Living Program, and others. Contact St. Dunstan's with questions.
Art & Empire:
The Golden Age of Spain
Tuesday, August 27, 11 a.m.

St. Peter's will tour this extraordinary exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park. $12 museum entry. Call St. Peter's church office for information: 858-755-1616.
Learn Tai Chi
St. Andrew's, Pacific Beach

Learn the ancient healing art of Tai Chi. A series of gentle motions paired with breathing, Tai Chi is helpful for people of all ages. Wednesdays at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew's, 1050 Thomas Ave., San Diego.

Creative Corner
September 21 -22, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Andrew's, La Mesa seeks artists and crafters interested in showing and selling their craft. Submit photos of your craft via email . Include name, phone, email. The committee looks forward to hearing from you. Questions? Contact Widget: 619-8510338 or Donna 951-847-3677.
Vida Joven Trip
Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join St. Michael's, Carlsbad as they travel to Vida Joven de Mexico to play with the children in the Tijuana orphanage. A valid passport is required. Bring a sack lunch. Consider a $10 donation for transportation.

A Call for
Uncommon Courage
Saturday, December 7, 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

St. Margaret's, Palm Desert welcomes world renowned author Joan Chittister to share her passion for social justice, God, and life. Her message energizes us to participate in a vision for a world greater than our current one.

Beyond Our Diocese
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Walking in God's Love
Friday - Saturday, September 27 - 28
Hilton Garden Inn, Phoenix
Episcopal Church Women invite you to its annual retreat where participants will hear from the new bishop of Arizona, the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall, enjoy a Taize service, and learn about walking in God's love.

Episcopal Church Invests and Advocates with Gun Manufacturers
From Episcopal News Service

The Episcopal Church has begun investing in gun manufacturers as part of a policy  approved in 2018 by General Convention  that was intended to  give the church a seat at the table  in gun safety discussions with the companies. . . . As a shareholder, the church ultimately will have the ability to propose shareholder resolutions with the three publicly traded companies [read the article]

Homeless Kids Deserve Education

Print and post these flyers at your church to help educate homeless parents about their children's right to education.