Vital Teams: Leadership Essentials
Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. @ St. John's, Chula Vista
Learn from Episcopal Church Foundation experts, Sandra Montes and Kjerstin Besser, about the qualities of effective teams: clarity of purpose, strong relationships, improved meetings, and focus on results. $25 per person. Lunch included. Scholarships available.

Support the Bishop's Appeal
$25,308.75 raised this year to date
Thank you to all who donated to the Bishop's Appeal, which provides life-giving support to ministries throughout our diocese. We are only $4,691.25 away from our goal of $30,000. If you have not yet contributed, would you please take a moment now to help people in need?

Episcopal Night at Petco Park
Friday, July 27, 5:30 p.m. @ Petco Park
This will be a fun summer night with fellow Episcopalians! Sign up to sing in the diocesan choir that will perform the National Anthem prior to the game. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. but you can enjoy the Party in the Park beforehand which features food and drink specials, country music and more. A portion of all ticket sales support diocesan ministries. Purchase tickets from your church coordinator.

Stewardship for the Heart & Soul
Saturday, August 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. St. Michael's, Carlsbad
Do you want to gain a deeper theological and spiritual understanding of stewardship? Do you want to run a more meaningful and effective pledge drive in the fall? Do you want tips for deepening your congregation's understanding of year-round stewardship? If so, this workshop is for you.

Bishop Search Update
Transition Committee Formed
Our transition committee has gathered and held its first planning retreat. They will shepherd our bishop candidates through the interview process, facilitate walkabouts, and assist with the finalist's move. They are also responsible for the consecration and ordination service, which will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego.

Wear Orange on Saturday, June 2
Wear Orange on the National Day of Remembrance for victims and survivors of gun violence in America on June 2.  On an average day in America 96 people die from guns, seven of them are children.
Regardless of one's views of guns in our society, honoring victims and supporting survivors is a compassionate response. Learn how you can do more:
Pride Parade: March with Episcopalians
Saturday, July 14

Bear witness to God's fearless love by marching in San Diego's Gay Pride parade with the diocese. Come early to participate in a street Eucharist during the staging time, walk the parade route and enjoy a barbeque at the Cathedral afterward. The parade starts at 11 a.m. We will gather at the staging area at 9:45 a.m. so the Eucahrist can start promptly at 10 a.m. Gather at the Cathedral at 9:30 a.m. to take a shuttle to the staging area.

Episcopal Community Services' Annual Meeting
Sunday, June 10, 4 p.m.
Help ECS celebrate another year of service to the San Diego community. Learn more about their work. Evensong service and annual meeting followed by a light reception. No cost. Plenty of parking. St. Dunstan's, 6556 Park Ridge Blvd., San Diego. Please RSVP using the link below to assist with planning.

General Convention in Austin
Eight deputies will represent the Diocese of San Diego at the 79th General Convention July 5-13. Learn about our deputation.

General Convention gathers every three years to vote on resolutions, elect candidates, and approve a budget, as well as strengthen the bonds of our affection across the entire Episcopal Church.

During the convention, Bishop Katharine and deputies will post updates on the diocesan blog and Facebook page. Beginning July 3, worship and legislative sessions will be streamed online on the Media Hub.
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Disaster Preparedness Webinar
Tuesday, June 26, 11 a.m.
Does your church know what to do when disaster strikes? Join the webinar led by Episcopal Relief & Development expert Lura Steele. She will cover what steps to take after a disaster, protocol for preparedness and response, concrete tools for disaster prep and more. Also, fill out this survey to let ERD know about your disaster prep activities so far this year.
Noah's Flood
All Souls', Point Loma will produce Britten's 45 minute children's opera, Noye's Fludde (Noah's Flood) on June 8 and 9. You do not need to be a member of All Souls' to participate. The more the merrier!
Royal Wedding Sermon
"There is Power in Love"
Not only did our presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, preach at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, he preached so powerfully that he attracted worldwide attention. He has appeared on The View , the Today Show , Good Morning America , and has inspired a skit on Saturday Night Live .
Friday, June 22
Dr. Richard Lederer, dubbed the Abbot of Absurdity by the Boston Globe, and America's Wittiest Verbalist by Book of the Month Club will present an Evening of Language and Laughter, spiced with faith-filled fun from the Bible at All Souls', Point Loma. Auctions, poker and more fun to be had. Funds raised will support the All Souls' capital campaign to expand mission and ministries.

Mike Flynn
Friday-Saturday, July 13-14
Attend this Order of St Luke (OSL) retreat to learn how to bring healing to yourself and others. The Rev. Mike Flynn will speak at Good Shepherd, Bonita and share his vision for teaching, modeling and imparting responsiveness to the Holy Spirit. $10 before July 2. $15 after July 2. Lunch provided. Contact Ted Parsons with questions: 619-267-4760 or

Willan West Special Events
Saturday, June 23, 7 p.m.
Mass of the Eve of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m.
Choral Works of Healey Willan Concert

Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.
Mass of St. Mary

All events held at All Saints', 625 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Diego.

English Conversation Ministry
Volunteers Wanted
Help refugees learn English through conversation. We meet every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Alban's, El Cajon. No need to register. Just show up. We need English, Arabic, and Karen speakers alike. Enjoy cookies and coffee and the chance to have conversations with members of our refugee community. Everyone will learn in the process. Join us for this enriching experience.

Creativity Workshop at St. James
Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Using his unique, art journal-style workbook, Mark will guide your exploration of the stages of creation: inspiration, execution and exhibition.
Bring your idea, project, business, art,  endeavor , or  performance  to customize the workshop to your own goals while gaining insights from Mark's 49-year career as artist, writer and producer around the world.

Sunday, June 17
Russian vocal quartet to perform for free at St. Thomas, Temecula.