Electing Convention on February 2
The convention to elect our fifth bishop will take place on Saturday, February 2 at St. Bartholomew's, Poway. Certified delegates will attend; most have already registered. If you are a certified delegate and have not yet registered, please contact Alyson Terry. Let us hold in prayer our diocese, and all who are a part of the transition.

Prayer for a Bishop Search
O God, we ask you to bring us your next faithful servant to minister to the people of Southern California and Yuma, Arizona as we work to bring healing and peace through a commitment to justice, a desire to grow deeper relationships with Christ and one another, and a foundation of respecting the dignity of all. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,  Amen.

Upcoming Events
MLK Day of Service
11th Annual MLK Day
of Interfaith Service
Monday, January 21, 8:45 a.m.
Join diverse San Diego faith communities for hands-on volunteer service in Balboa Park. Make it a day on, not a day off! Bring work gloves, pruning tools, picnic items. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed shoes and goggles.

Ecumenical Prayer Service
Sunday, January 27, 3 p.m .

The Lutheran/Anglican/Roman Catholic Dialogue of San Diego invites everyone to our inter-diocesan prayer service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Bishop Katharine will preach. The service takes place at Clairemont Lutheran Church, 4271 Clairemont Mesa Drive, San Diego.

Leadership Academy
Saturday, February 23
Join us at St. Bartholomew's, Poway for a day of pragmatic training on the business of running an Episcopal Church. Workshops include HR best practices, wardens' roles and responsibilities, communications/PR, faith formation, property management, and more.

Early Childhood Education Leadership Day
Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m.

Explore key characteristics of Episcopal preschools, the roles of boards and vestries, positive church-school relations, and leadership transitions.

The Hope Gala
Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m.

Come enjoy the Cypress Room for The Hope Gala, an elegant evening to support the services and programs provided by  RefugeeNet . This fun evening of music, dinner, silent and live auctions helps raise funds to support new Americans with jobs, household setup, language skills, and much more.

Nightwatch Youth Event
Saturday, March 16

Youth from all over the diocese are invited to take a transformational journey this Lent. Explore your faith in community while also enjoying games, food, small group work, worship, laughter, love and an overnight in the Cathedral. Open to grades 6 - 12.

Honoring 30 Years of Service
On December 9, St. Paul in the Desert, Palm Springs celebrated their rector's thirtieth year of service. The Rev. Andrew Green, and his family, pictured at right, sans one son, have enjoyed their time in Palm Springs. The Rev. Susan Green, his wife, became a deacon in 2017 and is now serving at St. Paul as well.

"Stories abound of Father Green's grace-filled pastoral care for all God's people - quietly, thoroughly, with a godly word and a holy, human touch," said the Rt. Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, assisting bishop.

Thank you, Andrew, Susan and the whole Green family!
Podcast Brings Faith To You
Our Cathedral's podcast, Faith To Go, brings a lively conversation to you every week. Based on the Gospel readings from the past Sunday, the conversation features three 20-somethings (David Tremaine, Maya Little-Sana, and the Rev. Jacqueline Pippin) sharing their insights about the gospel. The podcast is accompanied by a weekly email full of prayers, songs and other resources to enrich your faith journey.

Compassionate Care for Asylum Seekers
Advocacy seeks to heal and transform society through long-lasting changes. Two recent advocacy actions in California and San Diego seek to improves the lives of asylum seekers. Last month, the Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) of California issued a statement calling for the compassionate care of asylum seekers and other refugees in our state. This statement was co-signed by all California Episcopal bishops. Recognizing that San Diego is the first place where many asylum seekers go before moving on to sponsors, the EPPN of CA urged people to support the asylum seeker relief efforts here. The San Diego branch of the EPPN is open to Episcopalians in our diocese who wish to transform lives through advocacy. If you are interested in joining, please email the Rev. Janine Schenone.

Engage the Way of Love this Liturgical Season
The Most Rev. Michael Curry invites Episcopalians to explore the Way of Love, Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life. More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices--turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go rest--that form us into the likeness of Jesus. To assist congregations with engaging the Way of Love throughout the liturgical year, the Episcopal Church offers these resources. If your ministry has developed a seasonal Way of Love offering, please share by emailing: wayoflove@episcopalchurch.org. We would love to feature it on the website and pray for our shared journey into new life.
Around Our Diocese
Mendelssohn in Encinitas
Friday, January 18, 8 p.m.

The program will include Barbar Adagio for Strings and other Consort fan favorites. Performed by the Hutchins Consort at St. Andrew's, 890 Balour Dr., Encinitas.

All Saints' Chapel Tour and Lunch

As part of St. Paul's Cathedral's 150th anniversary, you are invited to join a tour of All Saints' Chapel in Oceanside, where it all began.

Alive! at St. David's
Last Saturday of the Month @ 6 p.m.
Alive at St. David's is a new, non-traditional, contemporary worship experience. People of all religious beliefs, orientations, ages and backgrounds are welcome. A special musical guest will join us every month. Thomas Mellan, award-winning organist, pianist and composer will join us on Saturday, January 26. Stay after for a lively open discussion with food and fellowship at Theology on Tap.

87th Annual White Elephant Sale
February 22-24

St. James' invites you to its annual sale, the proceeds of which fund mission and ministry throughout the world. Last year's sale raised over $45,000 for mission work, while providing people with clothing, jewelry, housewares, antiques, collectibles, furniture, toys and books. First Choice Night: Friday, February 22, 5 - 7:30 p.m., $20 admission
Main Sale Day: Saturday, February 23, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., free admission
Half Price Afternoon: Sunday, February 24, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., free admission

Kendra Gives Back
Thursday, February 7, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Kendra Scott jewelry store at Fashion Valley mall invites you to shop for your Valentine’s gifts, or a gift for yourself, while enjoying yummy sips and sweets! 20% of all sales will benefit Episcopal Community Services (ECS). Can’t attend but want to support ECS? Call the store at 858-380-4389, or contact Deann at drios@ecscalifornia.org or 619-694-9892 with questions. We hope to see you there! 

Trinity Community Garden Open House
Saturday, January 26, 10 a.m.

Trinity's Community Garden is now completely operational, with gardening boxes and beds ready for planting. Now is the time to try exercising your green thumb. Come to the Garden Open House on Saturday, January 26, and on future fourth Saturdays, which makes this the perfect date for checking out the garden and bringing inquirers with you. Knowledgeable people will be there, beginning at 10 a.m.

Beyond Our Diocese
Revive is a discipleship program to help active lay leaders—wardens, property and finance officers, committee chairs, vestry members, church school teachers, youth ministers, pastoral visitors, and liturgical ministers—grow in confidence as spiritual leaders. Revive is about transformation through spiritual formation. In just 10 months, this small-group program transforms leaders of practical church ministry into confident spiritual leaders who love God and participate in Christ’s ministry. This program is offered as a gift of thanks for the dedicated service of those lay people who work so hard for their church. Revive is available for purchase at  forwardmovement.org .

Upcoming Conferences
The Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes offers connection, collaboration and conversation at its annual conference, which is open to all interested parties.

Make plans now to attend 2019 Episcopal Communicators in Denver with keynote speaker Nadia Bolz-Weber, renowned author and speaker.

Episcopal and Lutheran Young Adult and Campus Ministry Leadership Conference
June 19 - 22 @ Boston University

This conference is for Episcopal ministry leaders who work with young adults. Workshops include asset based community development, social media and technology, Ignatian spirituality, ministry with young adults, fundraising and board development and small group facilitation. Registration is now open. Preconference: $82. Conference: $325 earlybird; $375 after March 1; Commuter $125.

June 13 - 15 @ Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans
2019 Missional Voices brings together church leaders, seminarians, church planters, entrepreneurs, artists, and everyday innovators to discuss innovative ministries and missional communities both within and outside of the traditional church context. This year we'll hear from people leading refugee resettlement agencies, campus ministries, a worshipping community inside a prison, parishes after natural disasters, and more.