Saturday, October 26, 2019

Across the diocese, many of us are experiencing power shut off and the question of how to have services with no power. Our office has fielded some calls about this, and we want to encourage each of our congregations to:

Be Safe: do what you need in order to be safe
Be Creative: if possible, hold services as a witness to the risen Christ
Be Bold: remember that we are witnesses to the wider community
Our church and community in Healdsburg and the surrounding area are all under evacuation. Click here for fire and evacuation news. Bishop Megan, Canon Andrea, and Director of Operations Kati Braak have been in contact with church leadership: the Very Rev. Daniel Green, Dean of the Russian River Deanery and St. John's, Petaluma; the Rev. Sally Hubble, St. Paul's, Healdsburg; and the Rev. Stephen Shaver, Incarnation, Santa Rosa; who are all working to coordinate response and hospitality efforts.

We are praying for St. Paul’s, Healdsburg: in gratitude for the ongoing outreach and service that they have for the homeless. St. Paul’s, today, is a center for the homeless to gather for transport to evacuation sites. We pray in hope: that all will be safe in the midst of this crisis. St. Paul’s will hold their Sunday Services at Incarnation, Santa Rosa.

We pray for Good Shepherd, Cloverdale: they are safe at this time, and in contact with the bishop’s office. They are holding Morning Prayer services and are opening their homes for safe harbor for those in need.

We pray for our diocese: as we all bear witness to the risen Christ and share this journey with one another.

We want to give: the bishop’s office has sent $6,000 to St. Paul’s already, and gift cards have been purchased and distributed. We are contacting Episcopal Relief and Development today. More will be needed, and we ask that you give generously.

Online Donation Information:

Click here to make a donation: 100% of your donation will go towards disaster relief, distributed by the clergy at their discretion.

Check Donation Information:

Want to send a check?  
Make checks out to EDNC, with "Disaster Relief" in the memo line

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 
350 University Avenue, Suite 280 
Sacramento, CA 95825

Gift Card Donation Information:

The following types of gift cards are being requested:

• Safeway
• Visa

You can mail the gift cards to The Office of the Bishop, who will coordinate distribution.  
The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California 
350 University Avenue, Suite 280 
Sacramento, CA 95825