News for the week of Mar. 24, 2020
Bishop Megan announces Holy Week @ Home and joins us in worship
In a video released this week, Bishop Megan offered pastoral guidance and instruction as we prepare to celebrate Holy Week at home, in this unique time.

The video, summary of her message, and the sharable link are here: conta.cc/3bflaTT

A written transcript of Bishop Megan's comments is available here.
Bishop Megan joined the clergy at Trinity Cathedral, Sacramento, for their live-stream on Sunday, Mar. 22. She participated in the service in numerous ways, including sharing her reflections on the Gospel passage, John 9:1-41. View the video and hear her reflections by following this link: bit.ly/Mar22BishopMeganAtTrinity
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BISHOP
Online worship opportunities
Sunday was yet another day of amazing community online. We are building a network of connection and worship as we explore the avenues that are right for each of our congregations.

At the Office of the Bishop, we are maintaining a listing of all of the online worship opportunities in our diocese that we have been made aware of. Click here to see what's available. If your church is not listed, or we have information that is out of date, please email communications@norcalepiscopal.org with the addition or correction and we will get it on the page as soon as possible.
Health and Safety: COVID-19
Our webpage will be continually updated with the latest communications, links and recommendations. We will also archive links to past messages on the same page. You can access that information at: norcalepiscopal.org/covid-19-health-and-safety or by clicking the Health and Safety: COVID-19 button, pictured above, on the home page.
Are you using Zoom?
If you've begun to use Zoom to connect your congregation, go to our Facebook page and share your successes, struggles and tips using the hashtag #NorCalZoom. We can all benefit from learning this new tool together.

Bishop Megan has prioritized digital communication in each congregation during the time we are not able to gather physically. To that end, she has made a grant to each congregation for a subscription to the Zoom online meeting platform.

See the Zoom resources below.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Online Giving Resources
Live-streaming resource links:
Online resources for people in recovery
  • A message from The Rev. Anne McKeever, Diocesan Recovery Facilitator, as well as a set of compiled resources are available here: conta.cc/2wr45Yj
Holy Week Resources
Holy Week @ Home Resource page (updates will happen throughout the week):
Virtual Easter Choir Opportunity:
Triduum under Quarantine: Virginia Theological Seminary Webinars:
Do you have resources that have worked well for you? Share them with us at communications@norcalepiscopal.org and we will share them on our website.
NEWS AND EVENTS IN AND BEYOND THE DIOCESE
This week's "Habits of Grace" video from Presiding Bishop Curry
For the second week, Presiding Bishop Curry has posted in his online series "Habits of Grace." He plans to post a video a week, to encourage and help as we adjust our lives. You can check here each week for a new offering.
Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership offers spring courses
The Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership’s (CALL) online courses are offered throughout the year and are designed so that you can participate at your own pace and at your own time.

Click here for more information on their website.
To submit news/events, please email communications@norcalepiscopal.org. The submission deadline is the Wednesday before the Tuesday publication.