News for the week of November 10, 2020
November is Native American Heritage Month
This month is a time to celebrate and learn about the numerous cultures, traditions, and histories of Indigenous people. It provides a great opportunity to learn about the unique challenges Native people have faced historically and in the present.
New Sacred Ground Circle Forming
The Commission for Intercultural Ministry is forming a Sacred Ground Dialogue Circle that will begin meeting on December 1, 2020Sacred Ground is a 10-session study of the history of race in the United States, and the relationship between anti-racism work and faith.

This course is a transformative opportunity to learn more about the history of various racial groups in our country, to reflect upon your own relationship to race, and to prayerfully consider God's call to you to continue learning, acting, and reflecting in the future.

Trinity Cathedral - Upcoming Events
Thursdays, Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 10 and 17 - 7:00 p.m.
Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited Vincent Harding, African American historian and social activist called Howard Thurman a “Black prophet-mystic.” This book, published first in 1949, is as relevant today as it was then, perhaps even more so. Text on the back of the 1996 printing states: “Jesus and the Disinherited is an important and influential book whose message helped shape the civil rights movement and changed our nation’s history forever.” Come learn about the man and his profound theology. 

Email study@trinitycathedral.org for more information and for Zoom links.
Making Room for New Life in This In-Between Time: An Advent Retreat
Join Bishops Ranch on Zoom from home or from the Ranch for a time of spiritual practice and reflection focused on grounding and opening. When so much is in flux, and so much that urges us to constrict, we’ll explore ways to welcome the new life that is beckoning. We know in our heads that somehow in the midst of all of this, God’s creative spirit is at work. Life is about more than our heads though, so we’ll bring our hearts and our whole selves to the practices.

There will be daily worship, prayer, silence, meditation, poetry, music, chant, conversation, reflections and even cooking together!
Resources and Links
One Thousand Days of Love
Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) invites individuals, congregations, and dioceses to join ONE THOUSAND DAYS OF LOVE by engaging in acts of love of their own.
Get Prepared - Whether it’s an earthquake, wildfire, flood, or COVID-19, Listos California wants everyone to get ready and stay safe. Working with you to establish resilient communities and build a new culture of disaster preparedness for all Californians. Listos California offers resources for you and your family. Visit their website here.
Need help navigating insurance after the fires?

This Roadmap to Recovery™ workshop series is presented by United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization helping improve disaster recovery for over 29 years. For more information click here.
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