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By: Chris Tumilty, Director of Communications

This year, as part of the Year of Service, EDSD is studying one book: The New Parish: How Neighborhood Churches are Transforming Mission, Discipleship, and Community. Churches across the diocese are encouraged to gather in small groups to explore how your church can be known to our neighbors through care, reconciliation, and renewal. After all, a church that cares for its neighborhood is the type of church others want to join.

Bishop Susan Brown Snook said, “This book is an excellent example of how churches can lead local neighborhoods to the gift of God’s love through service and action. I encourage you to join your church’s book group and engage in the life-giving joy of sharing Christ’s love with your neighborhood.”  Read More

Theology of Service Webinar

Join Bishop Susan Brown Snook and leaders from throughout the church for this four-week webinar series on the Theology of Service, beginning January 18 at 6:00pm.


Ordination to the Diaconate

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. Susan Brown Snook will ordain Heather Lawrence, Christina Miller, and Dawn Stary to the Holy Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 18, 2023, 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul's Cathedral.


Quarterly Lunch and Planning

Children, Youth, and Family ministry leaders are invited for lunch and a meeting at the ECC. Information will be provided on upcoming diocesan programs: confirmation, The Episcopal Youth Event, Nightwatch, Vacation Bible School, and more. There will also be time for building connections between congregations and dreaming together. 


MissionInsite: Plotting and Neighbor Center

Help your ministry move from data to decisions on January 19. In this session, you'll learn how to plot your congregants on a map, then add your neighbors to that map, as well. Once plotted, the work of analyzing and planning ministry opportunities will come to life! 


Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition

The Diocesan Service & Justice Coalition is a group of dedicated service/outreach and peace/social justice coordinators who gather to network and share ideas and collaborate on projects to make a greater impact in our community. A guaranteed inspiring dialogue at every meeting! 


Sacred Ground Circles Starting

EDSD Racial Justice and Reconciliation Task Force will offer two Sacred Ground circles. One on Mondays 3-5 pm starting Feb 13, and one on Fridays 6-8 pm starting Feb 17. Info sessions coming in January.  


RefugeeNet Gala March 18

This is RefugeeNet's once-a-year opportunity to share stories of our life-changing work and invite you and your friends into the crucial partnership needed to sustain these efforts. We know you'll enjoy the delicious east African meal prepared by our very own Mama Africa catering company, joyful music by the St Luke's Choir, and our live and silent auctions.



With special guest Sean McConnell

Charlette and David tackle living into the trials and tribulations of a divine call then we enter the Way Back Machine to The Good News Festival for a God Sighting with Sean McConnell of Episcopal Relief and Development. Listen Here

Across the Church

"We Believe..." EDSD Collaborative Confirmation

Beloved: Youth Epiphany Retreat: February 3 -5

John Phillip Newell Is Coming to All Saints', San Diego

Lay Eucharist Visitor Training: January 18

Episcopalians support communities’ response to intense rainstorms, flooding across California

Presiding Bishop preaches ‘love always’ at San Diego’s Good News Festival

We Pray for...

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of North India (United).

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for our the children, staff and board of Vida Joven de México and for the growth of service in the diocese.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for all staff and patients of the Veterans Medical Center, San Diego.

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