JANUARY 22,  2019
It's walkabout week: meet the candidates at a church near you!

Our candidates for bishop stop at St. Luke's, Calistoga, on their way to the Jan. 22 walkabout in Chico.  From left: The Rev. Canon Andrea McMillin, The Rev. Christopher Brooke Craun, The Rev. Canon Megan Traquair, The Rev. Matthew D. Cowden, The Rev. Randall R. Warren


Here is the daily schedule for the remaining walkabouts:

4:30 p.m.      Area Clergy Dinner with Candidates
6:00 p.m.      Check In
6:30 p.m.      Walkabout starts
8:30 p.m.      Social Time
9:00 p.m.      Candidates Depart

We will be live-streaming the Chico walkabout on the diocesan  Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. (a Facebook account is required). The video will also be available in full on Facebook after the event is over. 

Tuesday, Jan. 22
St. John's, Chico
2341 Floral Avenue 
Chico, CA 95926

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Christ Church, Eureka
625 15th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
 
Thursday, Jan. 24
St. Martin's, Davis
640 Hawthorn Lane 
Davis, CA 95616

FREE PARKINGThe Sacramento parking garage on 27th Street between Capitol Avenue and N Street will offer free parking at 5:30 p.m. for the Trinity Cathedral walkabout. All you need to do is mention you're attending the walkabout!

Friday, Jan. 25
Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento
2620 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, CA 95816
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
2019 Diocesan cycles of prayer

Jan. 27 - Christ Church, Eureka
The Rev. Dr. Daniel London, Rector

Jan. 27 - St. Mary's, Napa
The Rev. Vanessa Glass, Interim Rector

Feb. 3 - Christ the King, Quincy
The Rev. Matt Warren, Vicar

Feb. 10 - Our Saviour, Placerville
The Rev. Debra Warwick-Sabino, Priest-in-Charge

Feb. 10 - St Matthew's, Sacramento

For the full Diocesan cycle of prayer and the 30 day cycle of prayer, visit our website
Bishop's visitation schedule  
  • Feb. 3 - St. Paul's, Sacramento 
  • Feb. 17 - St. Stephen's, Sebastopol
  • March 3 - St. John's, Roseville 
  • March 31 - St. James, Yuba City
Bishop Barry's 2019 visitation schedule is available here.
NEWS AND EVENTS IN AND BEYOND OUR DIOCESE
Rev. Annie Mertz of St. Paul's, Benicia,  gives birth to son


The Rev. Annie Pierpoint Mertz, Rector at St. Paul's, Benicia, and her husband Andrew welcomed their second son, Wesley Jonathan Pierpoint Mertz, on Monday, Jan. 7 at 7:28 p.m.  He weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 23 inches in length. Both mom and baby are doing well. 
People impacted by the Camp Fire share their stories 

We are sharing stories of people who were impacted by the Camp Fire on the  Episcopal Church Camp Fire Recovery Team Facebook page.

This week's stories are  available here
Volunteer at the River City Food Bank and help support The Center at St. Matthew's 



River City Food Bank, partnered with The Center at St. Matthew's, is expanding their hours to include the second and fourth Fridays each month. Volunteers are needed for 9-11 a.m. and 11-1 p.m. shifts. 

Bagging food, sorting diapers, helping people choose food and building community with other volunteers and our guests -- that is what happens when serving at  River City Food Bank Serving is a great way to get to know one another and share God's love with our neighbors in a very tangible way. Email Deacon Cindy Long for more information.
Book discussion on climate change - Wednesday evenings in Davis starting Jan. 23

Join with parishioners and friends from around the St. Martin's, Davis, community as they read Love in a Time of Climate Change. Author Sharon Delgado will be the featured speaker at the Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice conference in March, and this book helps prepare for topics discussed at the conference.

This book "challenges readers to develop a loving response to climate change, which disproportionately harms the poor, threatens future generations, and damages God's creation," according to the publisher. Discussions of the book will be held on Wednesdays starting Jan. 23 to Feb. 28, from 7-8:30 p.m.
Rise Against Hunger packing in Rocklin - Saturday, Jan. 26

St. Augustine's, Rocklin, invites you to join their meal packing event, as a part of the movement to end hunger by the year 2030. The event will be  Saturday, Jan. 26 from 2-4 p.m. This event is also a great way to involve your family and children (ages 4+). Sign up to help here.

If you can't volunteer your time but would like to donate, you may do so here
Join Trinity Cathedral in counting Sacramento's homeless

Trinity Cathedral parishioners will be volunteering for Sacramento County's 2019 Point-In-Time homeless count. The homeless count is essential to help our county apply for the appropriate level of federal homelessness funds. It's well organized and you will feel good about doing it.

Volunteering does not require any prior experience but you must be 18 years of age or older; have a strong interest in helping people who are experiencing homelessness; be able to walk a couple of miles and attend a required training class to learn to safely conduct accurate counts with teams within carefully pre-mapped territories. Information about the count goes out within the homeless community so that our counters are welcomed by people who are homeless. 

The counts will occur Jan. 30-31 in the evening, and locations are to be determined. Volunteers go out in groups to their assigned area. You can sign up here; please also email Shireen Miles to let her know know you are interested:  volunteeringshireenmiles@comcast.net.
Ordinations to Transitional Diaconate - Saturday, Feb. 16

On Saturday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m.,   Alex Leach,   Jane Snibbe, and  Julie D. Vice will be ordained into the Sacred Order of Deacons at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, 2620 Capitol Ave. 

Reception to follow. Clergy - red stoles. 
Celebration of New Ministry - Thursday, Feb. 28

The Celebration of New Ministry for the Rev. Brad Helmuth, Rector at   Holy Trinity, Nevada City, located at 201 Nevada St., will be Thursday, Feb. 28  at 6:30 p.m. 

Reception to follow. Clergy - white stoles. 
Men's creativity retreat at The Bishop's Ranch, March 8-10 


The Bishop's Ranch in Healsburg is hosting a men's retreat March 8-10, with the theme Men & Creativity: A Path to Wholeness.

Creativity can deliver to us works, feelings and thoughts of greater splendor than we ourselves by ourselves might have conceived, for, as Carl Jung said, "Creative Power is mightier than its possessor." Expressing our creativity in community, having it witnessed and supported by community can be a tremendous accelerant. Come join us for a weekend of creativity and play. Learn more here.
Black African Ministries Conference in Arizona, Feb. 21-23

Province VIII is hosting the Black African Ministries & Union of Black Episcopalians Western Region Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on Feb. 21-23. 
 
The theme of the conference is Unchained Hope & Freedom: Believing Black Lives Matter (The Sequel). Our featured guest for the conference is The Rev. Hershey Mallette Stephens. Most recently, Mallette-Stephens served in the Presiding Bishop's Office of Evangelism, where she was Project Lead for the Beloved Community Storysharing Campaign. This work afforded her the joy and opportunity to hear stories of faith, grace, and discovery from Episcopalians of all ages and backgrounds from around the country. A flyer with information is available here.

Please contact Dr. Dawn Conley at (623) 258-5588 for further information
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