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By: Chris Tumilty, Director of Communications

The Rev. Mark Hargreaves recalls how “Café Church” was all the rage amongst church growth experts when he left England. Congregations were encouraged to worship in a secular space and arrange chairs around tables, like in a café. But it wasn’t until a recent circumstance pushed his congregation out of their comfort zone that they unwittingly experienced this style of seating themselves.

When the organ builders moved into St. James-by-the Sea in La Jolla, and rain prevented the congregation from worshiping on the patio as planned, Rev. Hargreaves made the quick decision to relocate to the Cuvier Club across the road. It was set up for a wedding reception. There was no other option. The wedding reception’s round tables were just as good as any pew for Sunday’s service... Read More

Bishop's Appeal

Your generosity and financial partnership with EDSD are how we can do our work. This Easter season, join us by supporting the Bishop’s Appeal and support our efforts to bring the message of Christ’s good news to our communities. Visit or text “GIVE” to 833-256-6475 today. 

Clergy Transitions

The Rev. Katherine Gordon has been called as interim priest-in-charge at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Rancho Peñasquitos.

Congregational Governance Basics Roundtable

Vestries, Bishop’s Committees, Treasurers, and other congregational leaders are invited to join a virtual training in all things governance on April 29, from 9am-12pm on Zoom. The Rev. Canon Gwynn Lynch (Canon to the Ordinary) will cover Vestry/BC basics, and the Rev. Canon Jeff Martinhauk (Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer) will cover Finances and Human Resources.


Come with me...

For Barbecue and Tunes!

Only one week left to register for the dinner supporting the youth of our diocese as they prepare to attend the Episcopal Youth Event this Summer. The youth from our delegation are bound to grow in faith and love at EYE. The biggest obstacle in their path is raising funds to get there! You can support them on this incredible journey by attending one of their fundraisers? Click on the picture to check out the menu and get your tickets! Registration will close next Wednesday, April 26 at 5pm.


Creation Care Month of Service

Creation Care Month of Service

We are excited to have nearly 20 churches planning to engage in service this month, many in partnership with community organizations, to benefit the environment! If your church has a project and you haven't let us know yet, please share your story! 


St. Bart's Bargain Boutique

Don't miss out on fabulous deals at the St. Bart's Bargain Boutique on May 6 from 8am-2pm. With art, books, clothing, electronics, games, puzzles, holiday decor, housewares, jewelry, pet supplies, sporting goods, succulent arrangements, toys, vintage pottery, and more, you're bound to find something you can't live without!


Creation Care Community Roundtables

Register for the next EDSD Creation Care Community quarterly roundtables. This interactive program will begin with Sharing Good News about Climate Change Solutions, followed by discussion and networking, as well as an opportunity to learn about upcoming events. Tuesday, May 9 or Thursday, May 11 from 6:30 - 8:00pm

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North County Monarch Butterfly Festival

Please join Grace Episcopal Church in San Marcos on May 13 from 10am-2pm for fun, education, and awareness. There will be food, live entertainment, vendors, and crafts for the kids. This event is free.


Faith to Go Podcast

This week Charlette and David talk with Megan Costello & Angel Ibarra from Episcopal Community Services about the responsibility to welcome all at the table by empowering leadership with ECS's Emerging Leaders Initiative. 


Across the Church

Lay Eucharist Visitor Training

Sacred Ground inspires Nebraska Episcopalians to make a pilgrimage to Civil Rights sites in June

Chicago Bishop Paula Clark credits faith for carrying her through health crisis, family tragedy

Massachusetts churches have housed Afghan families for over a year as city unites in supporting new neighbors

Episcopal churches in Europe live into being ‘God’s church on the move’

We Pray for...

In the Anglican Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Church of the Province of Uganda.

In the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the clergy and people of St. Andrew’s, La Mesa.

In the Military Cycle of Prayer, we pray for the Marines and Sailors stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma.

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