St. Luke's Celebrates as a Parish
Bishop Susan Brown Snook visited the joyful congregation of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in North Park on Sunday, October 17, 2021, to celebrate the church's return to parish status in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. 

The Revs. Laurel and Colin Mathewson's leadership over the last five years has grown St. Luke's into a bustling community. With a vibrant community garden, after-school programming, leadership development, and strategic partnerships in ministry, St Luke's is an established leader in the neighborhood. Read More
Diocesan Convention
Delegate and Visitor Information
Delegates to Convention can expect an email with information specific to attending Convention, voting, and support contacts on Monday, November 1.

Visitors are welcome to join zoom calls on Friday, November 5 (listed below). Visitors can join the Business of Convention on Saturday, November 6, through the Diocesan Youtube Channel here.
Review the Nominees to Elected Office
The nominees to elected offices are available for your review. Every year the Diocesan Convention fills numerous leadership positions through the election. This is your opportunity as a Delegate to review their bio prior to Convention here.
Review the Diocesan Budget
The Diocesan Budget ahead of this year's Diocesan Convention. The budget is available for your review here.
Review the Resolutions Facing Convention
The resolutions facing this year's Diocesan Convention are available for your review here.
The Diocesan Convention agenda is listed below

Friday, November 5
2:00 - 2:50pm Convention Workshops

Budget Hearing
Join diocesan leadership for the review of the budget.

Meeting ID: 812 3737 1113
Passcode: 105917

Loving our Neighbors, the Work of the EDSD Justice Task Forces
Learn about the work of the EDSD Creation Care, Food Justice, Racial Justice, and Affordable Housing Task Forces, groups that have started in 2021. We will share about the inspiring and important work being done in each of these areas, how this work relates to our call to follow Jesus, loving our neighbors, and how to get involved.

Meeting ID: 865 7917 7061
Passcode: 199324

3:00 -3:50pm Convention Workshops

Resolutions Hearing
Join diocesan leadership for a review of the resolutions facing convention.

Meeting ID: 812 3737 1113
Passcode: 105917

Incarnating Christ's Hands, Feet, and Heart Through Migration Ministries led by Troy Elder, Migration Missioner
In this season of unprecedented tumult for those who have been forcibly displaced, how are we as Christians called to meet the current moment by welcoming our newest neighbors? This workshop will provide participants an opportunity to grapple with challenging questions and explore a new slate of local Episcopal ministry opportunities. Prior to the workshop, participants are invited to read and reflect on a short article, "Five Ways to Have Better Conversations About Immigration," available here

Meeting ID: 865 7917 7061
Passcode: 199324

4:00 - 4:50 Convention Workshop

Evangelism in a Post-Pandemic World led by Jason Evans, Canon for Mission
The Rev. Dr. David Gortner has written that “Evangelism is your natural expression of gratitude for God’s goodness.” Where is God’s goodness reflected in your life? How might you express this good news organically and with gratitude? In this workshop, Canon Evans will explore the principles and practices that constitute an authentically Episcopal form of evangelism.

Meeting ID: 865 7917 7061
Passcode: 199324

5:15pm Keynote Conversation
A one-on-one conversation between Bishop Susan Brown Snook and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.

Meeting ID: 819 4171 7276
Passcode: 464679

Saturday, November 6
Zoom information will be provided to delegates through email on Monday, November 1. Visitors are welcome to join the Business of Convention on Saturday, November 6, through the Diocesan Youtube Channel here.
8:00am Registration Opens
9:00am Convention Opening Worship
10:30am Business of Convention begins
4:00pm Close of Business

Please email the Director of Communications, Chris Tumilty with any questions regarding this year's virtual convention.
Youth at Convention
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a light party at the Episcopal Church Center in Ocean Beach. After a year of separation, we are looking forward to lighting up the night together! 

As with all diocesan events, persons age 12 and up are required to bring proof of vaccination to the event. Youth who are in sixth grade, but still 11 years old, must arrive with a negative test result. All attendees are expected to wear a mask when inside. 

The event includes tacos, music, games, t-shirt, black lights, glow sticks, and time to laugh and play with friends from around the diocese.

Where: The Episcopal Church Center, 2083 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, Ocean Beach
When: November 6, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Who: Youth in grades 6-12
Cost: $25 (scholarships available)

Transformation Academy Recap
Did you know that there are over 100 different types of dementia? They affect people regardless of nationality, gender, race, faith, or age (yes, there is even pediatric dementia!). What if there were a technique that one could learn, a set of tools that make the path through dementia easier? What if it were possible to create a calmer environment, with more moments of joy and grace?
Veterans Day Resources
By: The Rev. Dr. Frank Munoz LCDR, CHC, USN (Ret), EDSD Military Missioner
Veterans Day in the US, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day elsewhere, is remembered on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – since 1918, when “the war to end all wars” came to an end.

Veterans are just ordinary people who served this country with honor. They are ordinary people who may have unglamorous assignments but still, they served; whose lives are sometimes disrupted and still they served; whose health may be compromised and still they served. Just ordinary people doing their duty so that this Nation can thrive and stand by its declaration of "liberty and justice for all." Read More
Open Enrollment is Coming
All Employees of Congregations in the Diocese (and Employees of the Diocese)--Open Enrollment is coming. Health and Dental insurance plans will remain unchanged in 2022. If you are an employee of the diocese and work more than 1,000 hours, you will be offered the chance to enroll in the Denominational Health Plan from October 27 to November 17. Be on the lookout for a green envelope from the Church Pension Group with your enrollment package, and a letter from your employer in the next few weeks with more information. The Rev. Jeff Martinhauk, Chief Financial Officer, is happy to help answer any questions.

Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration
Community Trunk or Treat - Saturday, October 30, 4-6 pm, 323 Maple Street

St. Paul's Cathedral and Mission Hills UMC invite you and your family to a Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration. Join people of all ages at our annual celebration for a free, family-friendly night of spooky fun. Enjoy games, contests, crafts, and TRUNKLOADS of free candy for all! Masks will be required for participants ages 2+, except when eating or drinking. For more information and volunteer opportunities, click here.
Chef's Dinner: October 31
Bless St Luke's Africa Trip and Delight in a Chef-Designed Meal
Have you joined us for one of St Luke's fundraiser dinners in our patio garden yet? These evenings are a great way to support the St. Luke's African Delegation trip, connect with friends, and see first-hand the work we are doing at St. Luke's. The October 31st meal is presented by Josh Kemble, Executive Chef of Harvest Kitchen! Check out the impressive menu and buy your tickets today by clicking here.
Camp Stevens: Acorns to Oaks Auction
It's time again for the Acorns to Oaks Auction. All proceeds from Acorns to Oaks 2021 will support Camp Stevens' Transformation Fund as we work to recover, rebuild, and reimagine the future. The Camp Stevens mission is to inspire, challenge, and empower personal, social, and environmental transformation. Camp Stevens is rooted in the Episcopal Church and our natural world.

Our Neighborhood and Beyond
St. Dunstan's in San Diego invites you to a Fall Wednesday night series entitled: "Our Neighborhood and Beyond." The talks will cover concerns and issues facing our neighborhoods.

7 PM, In-person: Church Sanctuary or Livestream:

Oct. 27:  Ready To Meet New Neighbors! Navajo Family Apartments
Speaker: Anna McMasters, Project Manager for The Navajo-family-apartments  
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 weekMore Here