News for the week of September 1, 2020
A Summer of Ordinations
On Wednesday, August 26, the Rev. Marcia Hansen was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by The Rt. Rev. Megan Traquair. The evening was full of warmth, online connections, and held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Roseville.

This summer we have been conducting these extraordinary ordinations using best practices in this time of COVID.
Convention Spotlight
Best Skills : Best Churches Nonprofit Management
Presenters: Arizona State University, Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation

This dynamic program, offered by ASU's Lodestar Center, is specially designed to meet the needs of communities of faith. This session will provide engaging, practice-oriented learning experiences that are focused on knowledge, skills, and techniques that can immediately be implemented in your faith-based organization. This program will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and enhance your leadership and management skills in order to best serve your faith community.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is currently open for clergy and delegates. Watch in the coming weeks for an invitation for all to participate in the 2020 Diocesan Convention.
Disaster Relief Assistance
As fire and smoke continue to impact our every movement, please know that we stand together in prayer, remembering that Jesus the Good Shepherd walks with us always. We are a strong and resilient diocese, and we know this path well. May God bless each of you during this time.

In addition to prayer, if you would like to reach out a helping hand, here is how to donate to disaster relief:

Bishop's Discretionary Fund: Disaster Relief
100% of your donation will go directly to assist victims in the first stage of the disaster and later during long term recovery.

To donate to disaster relief, click here now.


Please make checks out to EDNC
put "Disaster Relief" in the memo line.

Mail checks to: 
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California
350 University Avenue, Suite 280
Sacramento, CA 95825 
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Building Intentional Small Groups 

Many churches in our diocese are having small group meetings. If you would like more information on further developing or starting to use small groups in your church. The Episcopal Church has resources for creating an intentional small group ministry in your congregation. Click here for more information.
ELECTION RESOURCES for your church
Tens: The Episcopal Network for Stewardship

is offering a complementary event on Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 am.

Virtual Galas, Auctions, & Events for Church Fundraising

For more information and to register click here.
To submit news/events, please email communications@norcalepiscopal.org. The submission deadline is the Wednesday before the Tuesday publication.