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By: Taeshon Greene, ECS Communications and Marketing Manager

When asked about Episcopal Community Services (ECS), many San Diego Episcopalians recognize the organization as the service arm of the Episcopal Diocese. Established in 1927, ECS serves those that were often forgotten. In 1954, ECS expanded its support programs to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of all San Diegans. Today, over 7,000 people in the South Bay area of San Diego benefit from ECS’s services in four distinct areas: early childhood development, mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness. Throughout the four areas, people arrive at ECS’s programs struggling or hoping for answers and support.

Over the past few years, Tanya has been a resident at Uptown Safe Haven (UTSH), dealing with mental health and substance abuse disorders. She has a form of schizophrenia and had been using drugs to self-medicate before getting connected with Uptown. Through her ups and downs, Uptown Safe Haven has been there to help support her recovery efforts. Read More

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May AAPI Film Series

Celebrate AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Month through facilitated discussion and clip viewing of the 5-part PBS series: Asian Americans

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Stewardship: A Culture of Generosity

This virtual training introduces tips and tools to shape stewardship formation in your congregation.


Episcopal Evangelism 101

Evangelism 101 is a not-so-basic training designed to introduce a fresh, humble, effective, and Episcopal approach to the spiritual practice of evangelism. 


Congregational Building Damage

EDSD asks your prayers for our sisters and brothers in Christ at St. Philip’s Lemon Grove and Good Shepherd Hemet [...]



By: Cynde Durnford-Branecki

At the 2021 Diocesan Convention, Resolution 21-04 Becoming a Beloved Community by combatting anti-Asian/Pacific Islander American violence, bias and racism was adopted. As part of that resolution, the diocese agreed to lift up the stories of Asians, protect Asians from racist persecution, and nurture understanding of Asian peoples and cultures through prayer and liturgy, among other ways.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. Read More

Across the Church

May 14 - Daughters of the King Spring Assembly

May 16 - Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course

May 25 - Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training

For Clergy

May | Regional Clergy Lunches (RSVP)

Plan to gather with other diocesan clergy for lunch and fellowship (no planned programming) at a location most convenient for you, or attend multiple sites, including St. Bart's-Poway on 5/12; St. Andrew's-Encinitas on 5/18; Christ Church-Coronado on 5/25; and/or St. Margaret's-Palm Desert on 5/25. RSVP Here. For more information, email the Clergy Enrichment Committee.

June 18 | Ordination to the Priesthood (Save the Date)

God willing and the people consenting, The Right Reverend Doctor Susan Brown Snook, Bishop Diocesan of San Diego, will ordain Brian Petersen, Lilia Mendoza, Katherine Gordon, and Nancy Burnett to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10 am. Ordinations will take place at St Andrew's in Encinitas with a reception to follow. Vaccination is required for attendance. Your prayers and presence are requested.

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