All Aboard for Vacation Bible School 2020!
A Virtual Experience: Coming July 12th
During this unprecedented season of prevention, many members of our diocesan family have made collaborative steps toward producing VBS for our congregations and other ecumenical partners. Using Rocky Railway from Group , we’ll explore Jesus’ role in our lives. Join us for the videos of songs, skits, scripture, and prayers led by church leaders from across our diocese. Starting July 12th, these 20-30 minute videos will premiere each Sunday afternoon at 3pm. This year's VBS is a great way for families to explore faith together, and continue the conversation during dinner and into the night. 
Approved Action Plans: In-Person Worship
Find examples of approved action plans from churches beginning to restart in-person worship here. Other COVID19 resources can be found here.
The Rev. Brenda Sol, rector of St. Andrew’s in Encinitas, and other clergy colleagues in our diocese created a statement of our commitment to our baptismal covenant and Jesus’ call to us during this time of twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice. Any church in our diocese is welcome to use this statement, for instance as a clergy-vestry joint statement, or as an ongoing statement in your bulletin.
As part of the Jesus Movement and the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, we pledge to love our neighbors and protect the most vulnerable among us, remembering our baptismal vows to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being.” We live these pledges out by actively engaging in dismantling racism. For many of us, this will mean learning more about our racial identity, listening to those who have experienced racial prejudice, speaking out against racism, and showing up alongside those in our community working to change unjust systems in our society. We also live out this pledge at worship during this pandemic, by wearing face-coverings, respecting distancing guidelines, foregoing the common cup and refraining from congregational singing.
Education for Ministry: Summer Sessions
Every baptized Christian is called to ministry. What is yours? Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology at the University of the South (Sewanee) that provides the foundational education to assist you in discerning and carrying out your ministry. Like the mustard seed (Luke 13:18-19), we need fertile soil to grow. EfM is that fertile soil and we are the mustard seeds. Learning scriptures, church history, and theology is the light shining on the soil, warming it so the seed will sprout. Read More or Register Here
Mask Give Away - Coming June 27th
Eucharistic Visitor Training
As we prepare to return to in-person worship, it is clear that many in our congregations will not be able to or will not wish to return. Small group worship and Eucharistic Visitors can assist in extending the Eucharistic table to those who are not in their midst. To that end, the latest offering from the EDSD Lay Ministry Series is a 2-hour session that includes the Eucharistic Small Group Visitor Workshop and the Small Group Leader Workshop. Read More  
Checklist to Resume In-Person Worship
Our bishop has authorized in-person worship to restart in our diocese as of June 21 (assuming we do not see another spike in COVID-19 cases which might push the date back). Both the bishop and the state of California have issued guidelines for in-person worship. A congregational checklist that consolidates and simplifies these guidelines can be found here .

Some counties have also issued separate guidelines and requirements, so please check your local county guidelines. Please note that San Diego County requires that a Reopening Plan be posted in a public place. The template for the plan can be found here
FONTS! --Learn how to use them correctly
Faith to Go: Your weekly formation resources
A Weekly, On The Go Resource for Parents and Non-Parents Alike

Hosted by the Faith To Go team in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, David Tremaine and Charlette Preslar. Joined each week by a special guest, the Faith To Go team highlights themes from the Sunday Gospel reading for you to take into your faith discussions and reflections throughout the week More Here
COVID-19 Resources
Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is here to support you through this difficult time. The sudden impact of COVID-19 on our community-life does not mean we need to give up community. Find a list of resources that can help here : including a bulletin for Morning Prayer, resources for online giving for your congregation, help in setting up video meetings, Faith at Home resources, and more .
If you have or need any type of resource that is not listed here, please email Christian Gillette, Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship with your materials or request. 
Diocesan Staff: Working Remotely
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Due to COVID-19 the Diocesan Staff will be working remotely. You can find contact information for each of the staff members here. Feel free, as always, to call Bishop Susan, Canon Gwynn, Canon Christian, Rev. Kirby, or Chris for any reason. Please email the other members of the Diocesan Staff as their cell phone numbers are not listed.