Episcopal News Update

A weekly newsletter serving the Diocese of Los Angeles
April 10, 2022
Cranes for Ukraine: Youth at St. Edmund's, San Marino, take action to aid victims of war

By Pat McCaughan

[The Episcopal News – April 6, 2022] Kaelyn Chatfield, 13, and others in the St. Edmund’s Church youth group in San Marino, are crafting origami cranes in blue and yellow – the national colors of Ukraine – to aid people from the war-torn country.

While folding the delicate, Japanese-inspired birds can feel frustrating at times, the goal, she said, is “to make enough money to help people.”

On Sundays, and at home as well, the youth group members are creating the individual birds, which will be strung together as hanging chains to be sold on Easter Day. The goal is to raise at least a thousand dollars, and the effort is both a spiritual exercise and a means of empowering youth, according to St. Edmund’s rector, the Rev. Jenifer Chatfield, Kaelyn’s mom.

“We thought doing something tangible would give the kids a feeling of pride and ownership,” she told The Episcopal News recently. “It turns out some of the kids have an interest in origami. They’re busily making peace cranes that we’ll sell on Easter. We are hoping to raise $1,000 and will donate the money.

Read more here.
Share the wealth of Episcopal Church Holy Week services on social media

"How about some easy digital evangelism?" Bishop John Harvey Taylor posted on Facebook April 6. "Just in time for Easter, the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles communications office has organized our 133 missions and parishes by region, including service times and web sites. Please share this webpage and link with all your Facebook friends!"

In addition, all congregations of the diocese will be listed in a half-page group advertisement scheduled to run in the Los Angeles Times California Section on Saturday, April 9. The print ad will be accompanied by smaller digital ads that will rotate on the Times website during Holy Week. Concurrently, Orange County’s 20 Episcopal congregations will be listed in a similar half-page ad set to appear in the Orange County Register on April 9.

Both ads have been made possible by more than 25 congregations that have joined with Bishop John Harvey Taylor as sponsors. Additional congregations and individuals who wish to contribute to this effort are welcome to do so in any amount (lead sponsorships were contributed at $230 each) with checks made payable to “Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles” and mailed in care of Canon Robert Williams, St. Paul’s Commons, 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Any questions about the ads may be directed to Williams by email at [email protected]
Episcopal Enterprises issues beginner's guide to sharing church space

Many Diocese of Los Angeles congregations are sharing their buildings and land with other organizations as a way to increase their community impact and generate more income.

To assist church leaders who are considering such arrangements, Episcopal Enterprises has developed a beginners' guide for sharing spaces. The manual offers essential information about ways churches can profit from sharing their spaces, whether for long term or for various kinds of events. It provides information on important issues such as tax implications, contracts, marketing and pricing. The guide also includes examples and templates from churches that already make land, buildings and rooms available on a short term or long-term basis.

A team including Jan Cohen, Betsy Densmore, the Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton, Amanda Leigh, the Rev. Susan Stanton, and Tania Vasquez drafted and refined the document, which is available here. The team invites feedback and suggestions for further improvements; email to [email protected] or [email protected].

Following its mission of promoting social enterprise in the churches of the Diocese of Los Angeles, Episcopal Enterprise is always trying to inspire our community, sharing successful initiatives that have a positive impact. For our first social enterprise feature, Episcopal Enterprise interviewed Kathy Wilder, executive director of Camp Stevens, to learn more about the camp's mission and work, their current challenges, and much more. A sneak peek of the interview is available in Episcopal Enterprise's March newsletter; the full interview will be available soon on Episcopal Enterprise's social media and website. For more updates subscribe to the newsletter here.
The Gathering invites diocesan community to Eastertide journey of art, poetry, music and more

The Gathering - a space for Asian Pacific American spirituality - invites the diocesan community to an Easter journey celebrating Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices. "AAPI Alive!" is a 50-day devotional guide beginning on Easter Sunday and ending on the Feast of Pentecost, celebrating the Resurrection and this season of new life through the beauty and strength of AAPI voices. The Gathering, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, hopes that these offerings of prose and poetry, photographs, spoken word, visual art, vocals, and musical performance will connect readers to a celebration of the risen Christ and one another.

"During this pandemic, the AAPI community has suffered a surge of hate and violence because of what we look like each day in the mirror," said the Rev. Peter Huang of The Gathering. "Fear and anxiety have risen and for many of us, historical and personal trauma have brought us to tears and to our knees. Through this devotional guide, we desire to enter into the Resurrection that brings us healing and celebrates who God created us to be – a diverse, vibrant, thriving community.

"We invite you to make space in your day to receive these offerings of insight, joy, and beauty. May they bring healing and hope to you."

The devotional guide is funded by a grant from Becoming Beloved Community – whose mission is to bring racial reconciliation to The Episcopal Church and its community – and from generous supporting churches and individuals.

AAPI Alive! will be available here beginning Easter Sunday. More information is available here. For ideas on how to use AAPI Alive! in church groups, send an email to [email protected].
Youth orchestra holds benefit concert at Garden Grove church for Ukrainian refugees

The Young Artists Orchestra of Los Angeles gave a concert on March 28 in support of Ukrainian refugees at St. Anselm's Church in Garden Grove. The orchestra, directed by Caster J. Teoh, DMA, holds rehearsals at Christ Church, Redondo Beach and at St. Andrew's Church, Irvine. Learn more about the orchestra here.
Events & Announcements
NYA Scholarship Benefit reception set for May 14 in Pacific Palisades

Launching of the new Fred and Barbara Borsch Writing Workshop will be among highlights of NYA’s 39th annual Scholarship Benefit, a reception set for 5 – 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades.

All are welcome to share in this gathering that will recognize some 25 NYA students who have applied for more than $90,000 in scholarships to be awarded in the coming academic year. Under the theme “Opening Doors to a Bright Future,” the benefit also will salute NYA’s Class of 2022. Its members have so far received multiple acceptances to some 35 universities including UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, USC, Fordham, Loyola Marymount, the University of Connecticut, Williams College, and the Cal-State campuses. Most NYA high school seniors are the first in their families to attend college.

Tickets, priced at $125 each, may be purchased through the NYA website or by check (address above). Benefit guests are asked to note that this year’s event has been planned in the format of a catered reception and abbreviated program recognizing health considerations as the pandemic slows. The program also will be livestreamed via NYA’s Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Read more about the Borsch Writing Workshop here.
Interfaith ‘Build the World House’ online discussion will amplify LGBTQ+ voices April 7

Interfaith LGBTQ+ voices collaborating for justice will be amplified in the next "Build the World House" online panel discussion set for 5 p.m. on April 7. Registration is here.

The presentation is the second in a series co-sponsored by the United Religious Initiative, the University of La Verne, Interfaith Youth Corps, and the diocesan Program Group on Ecumenical and Interfaith Life.

The series’ first panel, held March 10, featured interfaith African American advocates working for social justice, and a subsequent presentation will feature Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voices. For links and further information, contact Tahil Sharma, diocesan interfaith minister in residence, at [email protected].
Priest, rabbi to lead discussions of women clergy in Episcopal, Jewish traditions

Join the Rev. Canon Susan Russell (Diocese of Los Angeles canon for Engagement Across Difference and clergy staff, All Saints Church, Pasadena) and Rabbi Heather Miller (Keeping It Sacred) to discuss women clergy in their respective religious traditions, Jewish and Episcopalian, at 5 p.m. on Mondays, April 11, 18 and 25. The three sessions, held in honor of the 50th ordination anniversary of Rabbi Sally J. Priesand (June 3) will cover where women clergy have been, where they are and where they are going. This program will be held via Zoom and is free, though donations to Keeping It Sacred or All Saints Church are welcome. Register here.
A word on masks and continuing safety

Now that public health officers in each of the six counties within the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles have lifted mask mandates for fully vaccinated persons in indoor public spaces, diocesan congregations may adjust protocols accordingly while still requiring that unvaccinated persons continue to wear masks indoors.

Concurrently, congregations are strongly encouraged to keep in place safety protocols that assure maximum protection for all, especially safeguarding parishioners and clergy age 65 and older. These steps may include continuing to require, on church sites, proof of vaccination, to encourage mask-wearing widely among all who wish to do so, and to maintain careful cleaning and sanitizing procedures.

Current diocesan policy is updated regularly with guidance from Bishop Diocesan John Harvey Taylor together with the Rev. Canon Melissa McCarthy, diocesan canon to the ordinary, and the bishop’s council of advice comprising deans active in ministry across the diocese.

Please note the following links to public health information in the counties across the diocese, and to California state safety measures here.

Supporting humanitarian response to the crisis in Ukraine 

[Episcopal Relief & Development – February 28, 2022] Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners in order to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine. 

Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance (ACT Alliance), Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance.

“Ecumenical and orthodox faith networks are on the ground in the border areas of Poland and Hungary,” said Abagail Nelson, executive vice president, Episcopal Relief & Development. “We will continue to coordinate with these networks, in order to meet the needs of people who have been displaced.”

Please pray for all those affected.

Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s International Disaster Response Fund will provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Ukraine.

For more information, contact Linda Allport, Diocese of Los Angeles ministry partner for Episcopal Relief & Development, at [email protected].
Follow, share new diocesan content on social media

Twitter account
Features blog posts, commentary from Bishop John Harvey Taylor: @edlabishop. The blog may also be read here

#Weekly Query
A new series on Twitter (@ladiocese) and Instagram (#episcopaldioceseoflosangeles) – invites audience responses to questions related to Episcopal Church parish life.

Gospel Justice and Community Care Lenten series 
Providing insights into issues of policing in local and national contexts, the Bishop’s Commission on Gospel Justice and Community Care invites all in the diocese to follow its Facebook page and engage in daily posts on topics including countering racism and providing mental health-care options for intervention rather than arrest.

More social media
Additional diocesan social media feeds to follow and share include the diocesan Facebook page and YouTube channel and The Episcopal News's Facebook page and Twitter (@EpiscoNews_LA).
From the wider church
Absalom Jones Center hosts ‘Say Their Names,’ commemorates Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination

By Pat McCaughan

[Episcopal News Service – April 6, 2022] Students from Atlanta’s historically Black colleges gathered on April 4 in the chapel at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. To a rousing rendition of “Say Their Names,” they rose to their feet, clapping, dancing and shouting three times each the names of civil rights freedom riders like Episcopal seminarian Jonathan Daniels, victims of police violence George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and of historic statesmen, like Booker T. Washington.

“This service was an outreach to the students,” from both Spelman and Morehouse colleges, and Clark Atlanta University, the Rev. Lynne Washington, rector of Atlanta’s Church of the Incarnation, and the commemoration’s guest officiant, told Episcopal News Service. “It was exhilarating. There were whites and Blacks and young people and kids and seniors. It was one of those moments when it was very exciting to be an Episcopalian in an African American worship environment.”

The Voices of Freedom Choir, directed by Clark Professor Dan Black, led the congregation in the repetitive rallying cry, “Say Their Names,” inspired by the 2015 song “Say Her Name,” by Janelle Monae, which paid tribute to Black women killed by police violence. A star-studded 2021 remix included Monae, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Zoe Kravitz and others and named over 50 victims of police violence, each name repeated three times as a rallying cry.

Read more here.
Middle East resolutions focus on boycotts, apartheid, antisemitism, ‘Christian Zionism’

By David Paulsen

[Episcopal News Service – April 4, 2022] The Middle East, though thousands of miles from Maryland, will be on the minds of bishops and deputies who meet in Baltimore this July at the 80th General Convention. Proposals addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have been among the most hotly debated resolutions at past triennial churchwide gatherings, and several new proposals await this General Convention.

So far, nine resolutions relating to the ongoing conflict in the Middle East have been assigned to the bishops’ and deputies’ committees on Social Justice & International Policy. Those two committees, which typically meet as one, held an online hearing March 31 to take testimony on three of the resolutions. Another hearing for the other six is scheduled for April 8.

Information on attending or testifying at the hearing is available on the General Convention website.

Read more here.
Episcopal delegates to UN women’s conference share learnings in final online event

By Melodie Woerman

[Episcopal News Service – April 4, 2022] In a final March 28 webinar, the eight Episcopal delegates to the 66th meeting of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women described what they had learned about gender inequality and the impact of climate change, and how they hope to share their experience with others. And just like all the aspects of their participation in the meeting, the report was made online.

Lynnaia Main, The Episcopal Church representative to the United Nations, said this was the second group of Episcopal UNSCW delegates to participate entirely remotely, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “They did so marvelously, enthusiastically, energetically,” she said. That participation included watching official plenary meetings involving representatives of U.N. member nations, attending worship services and participating in some of the hundreds of online events offered by interested groups during the March 14–25 gathering. They also had the chance to meet virtually on March 24 with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who selected the delegates and who were charged with advocating for the three priorities Curry outlined in a written statement to the UNCSW:

  • Address the climate emergency and implement gender mainstreaming across climate, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.
  • Prioritize responses and protection for women and girls marginalized by environmental racism.
  • Accelerate women’s and girls’ empowerment and gender equality and eradicate violence against women and girls.

Read more here. Joie Zhang of Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, is a member of the Episcopal Church delegation to UNCSW 2022.
Border & Migration Ministry Summit highlights Episcopal mission amid constant upheaval

By Egan Millard

[Episcopal News Service – April 1, 2022] At the fourth annual Border & Migration Ministry Summit, hosted by Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Diocese of West Texas, experts talked about how the already complex situation along the U.S.-Mexico border is changing by the day, and Episcopalians involved in mission work along the border shared updates on how they’ve adapted their efforts to help migrants and refugees.

During the March 30-21 virtual conference, presenters talked about everything from the causes of migration to the shifting demographics of migrants to the labyrinth of logistics involved in accompanying migrants through their journeys. The conference also included discussions about the theology of migration and perspectives on how changing parts of the U.S. immigration enforcement system might benefit everyone involved.

The summit “was an inspiring reminder that there are dynamic migration ministries happening all around the country,” said Kendall Martin, senior communications manager for EMM. “Episcopalians are serving asylum seekers at the border, running shelters and respite centers, sponsoring asylum seekers and newly arrived Afghans, fighting the injustices of the immigrant detention system, and advocating for the protection and rights of all migrants. The summit offered an invaluable opportunity for individuals engaged in migration ministries to share their work, lift up opportunities to get involved, and open the doors for collaboration.”

Read more here.
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for 100th anniversary Good Friday Offering

[The Episcopal Church – March 30, 2022] Celebrating 100 years of Episcopal Church gifts to Jerusalem and the Middle East, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites bishops, congregations, and supporters to participate in the centenary Good Friday Offering.

First gathered in 1922, the initial Good Friday Offering was an intentional response of The Episcopal Church to support Anglican ministries in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East that were impacted by the devastation of World War I, the Spanish flu pandemic, and social and political unrest affecting Armenian Christians, among others throughout that region.

A lifeline of hope in times of genuine need in years past, the Good Friday Offering continues to support churches, medical programs, and schools today.

“The Good Friday Offering offers us the opportunity to celebrate and rejoice in the hope and opportunity for the very young and the very old, for needy families, students, and many others in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East,” Curry says in a Lenten letter to Episcopal parishioners. “For 10 decades we have provided an opportunity for every parish throughout our church to connect with the ministry of love and compassion carried out by our Anglican sisters and brothers” in the region.

Read more and view a video message from Presiding Bishop Curry here.
More reporting from Episcopal News Service is here.
In other media
Touched by its support, Costa Mesa woman from Ukraine offers sweet thanks to local church

By Susan Hoffman

[The Daily Pilot – April 1, 2022] It was the sight of the blue and yellow banner hanging on the outside wall of St. James Episcopal Church in Newport Beach that prompted Lidiia Zamaraieva to deliver a Ukrainian cake to church the following Sunday.

“When I was passing by the church and saw the flag ‘Pray For Ukraine’ outside, I asked myself, ‘Are there any Ukrainians in that church?’” said Zamaraieva. “‘Or do they know of any Ukrainians?’”

Stepping inside, she met Family Life Pastor Jeremy Brock and learned St. James didn’t have Ukrainians in the congregation, and the banner was a symbol of support.

”I want to come and say thanks to the people of the church for supporting Ukraine even though they don’t know Ukrainians,” said Zamaraieva. “That touched me so deeply.”

Read more here.
Coming up
An Evening for Ukraine
All Saints Episcopal Church
3847 Terracina Drive, Riverside 92506
Evening Prayer for peace in Ukraine and the whole world, with prayer, song and candlelight.

Taizé Service
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
428 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach 92651
Taizé worship is marked by simplicity, silence, confession, reconciliation and prayer. Founded after World War II to provide a place of refuge and forgiveness for those seeking healing and reconciliation after the distress and devastation of war. The service is a blend of Christian styles, both liturgical and free, both ancient and contemporary. St. Mary's holds a Taizé service on the first Thursday of each month. All are welcome.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 4:30 p.m.
Solemn Evensong
St. James' in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information here
Tickets here
Choir of Saint James offers the uniquely Anglican service of Evensong in the style of the great English Cathedrals on the second Sunday of the month at 4:30 p.m. Freewill offering. Ticket required to attend.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 6 p.m.
International Laureates Organ Series: Tom Mueller
St. James' in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information here
Tickets here
Tom Mueller is an associate professor of church music, university organist, and music department chair at Concordia University in Irvine, California, where he directs academic programs in keyboard, composition, jazz, and church music. An award-winning church musician, he is associate organist at St. James’ Church, where he accompanies the acclaimed Choir of St. James’ under the direction of James Buonemani. He is an active recitalist, clinician, and adjudicator. Read more about this artist here. Ticket required to attend.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7 p.m.
Holy Week Taizé
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach 90813
Zoom link here; Facebook Live page here
Holy Week provides a unique opportunity to attend a service each night. On Tuesday, we hope you will light a candle and join us from the comfort of your home for a beautiful hour of Taizé, as we remember this last week of Jesus' journey to the cross in prayer and song, wrapped in God’s peaceful presence. Visit St. Luke's website for additional bilingual (Spanish/English) Holy Week services.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Week Organ Recital: Boude Moore
Prince of Peace Episcopal Church
5700 Rudnick Avenue , Woodland Hills 91367
Information/Reservations: 818.346.6968
Boude Moore is music director at Prince of Peace Church. The performance will be live streamed and be available thereafter on YouTube through the link on the PoP website. Limited seating is available for the live performance. Reservations may be made through the church office. The program and program notes are here, or may be read on the church website.

Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1432 Engracia Avenue, Torrance 90501
Please join the Mutual Ministry Choir of St. Andrew’s and Christ Church for their annual Tenebrae. This solemn service of readings and song follow Christ through his last days leading up to his crucifixion. Candles are extinguished throughout the service to accompany the passion narrative. You won’t want to miss this special Holy Week service with music by organ, oboe and choir.
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 7:30 p.m.
Missa Mystica on Maundy Thursday
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.01, ext.112 or
Choral Eucharist with All Saints’ Choir performing Missa Brevis by G. P. Palestrina; "Peace is my last gift" by Craig Phillips; Ubi caritas, Tantum ergo by Maurice Duruflé.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 7:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service with Foot Washing
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Spanish/English service (Church); Trouvères offer music.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 12 – 3 p.m.
Good Friday Service: The Great Three Hours
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
The Rev. Mike Kinman and members of clergy staff will offer meditations; Canterbury and Coventry Choirs offer music.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 12:10 p.m.
Good Friday Service
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.01, ext.112 or
All Saints’ Choir will sing Passion According to St. John by Craig Phillips and Reproaches by Tomás Luis de Victoria.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6 p.m.
Stations of the Cross – A Journey Through Pasadena
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
On the Quad Lawn. A bilingual Spanish/English service.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 7:30 p.m.
Tenebrae: Service of Shadows
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Coventry Renaissance Singers offer music.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 4 p.m.
Children’s Easter Vigil & Baptisms
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Infant and child baptisms. Troubadours will offer music.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 7:30 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
A journey of faith through story, adult baptisms, welcoming of new members and the first Eucharist of Easter. Canterbury Chamber Singers will offer music.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 8 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.01, ext.112 or
All Saints’ Choir and All Saints’ Brass Quintet perform "Sing ye to the Lord" by Edward Bairstow and "Magdalen, cease from sobs and sighs" by Peter Hurford.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 6 p.m.
Classical Sundays at Six: Petronel Malan, piano
St. James' in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information here
Tickets here
Pianist Petronel Malan will perform music to be announced. Ticket required to attend.
Additional events are listed on the diocesan calendar here. For more about Holy Week and Easter services in the Diocese of Los Angeles, click here.
Blood Drives
Churches continue blood drives

Blood supplies are critically low in California, and congregations in the Diocese of Los Angeles have stepped up to help replenish them by hosting blood drives. Currently scheduled events are listed below.

Additional helpful resources from the American Red Cross:

Donors may save up to 15 minutes by completing pre-donation reading and answering health history questions here, rather than filling out forms on the day of donation.

Reservations are required. All donors and staff will be screened before entering the facilities.

FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1 - 7 p.m. 
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Parish Hall)
330 E 16th Street, Upland 91784
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: stmarks

SUNDAY, MAY 29, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Vicenti Hall
4745 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne 91750
Reservations here or call 1.800.RED.CROSS (1.800.733.2767)
Sponsor code: STJOHNS
Additional date at this location is Sunday, July 24.

Will your church host blood drives in coming months? Send the information to [email protected] for inclusion in the calendar. Please include the date, times, location and sponsor code.

Listings may be sent to [email protected]. There is no charge.

COVINA: Organist/Choirmaster, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Part time (6-12 hours per week). Holy Trinity Church in Covina seeks an organist/director of Music responsible for providing music in the Episcopal/Anglican tradition (music ancient, classical, contemporary, and multicultural). Send resume to the parish administrator via email at [email protected]. For a full job description, click here.

FILLMORE/VENTURA: Community Engagement and Development Coordinator, The Abundant Table, a non-profit, organic certified farm and BIPOC- and women-led worker collective in Ventura County, California that seeks to transform our food system towards justice, liberation, and increased health for all people, while caring for the land and all who tend the land. Community Engagement and Development Coordinator will be responsible to oversee and coordinate the TAT community engagement and development processes, including management; fundraising; community engagement, coordination and development. 30 hours/week; salary and benefits $32,864.Full job description here.

LOS ANGELES (ECHO PARK): Credit Union CEO/Manager, Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union. To provide strategic, vision, leadership, and management in all functional areas. Plan, direct and control credit union activities in accordance with credit union plans, policies, directives and activities as established by the Board of Directors. Responsible for ensuring financial stability and member satisfaction commensurate with the best interest of members, staff and credit union. A full job description is here. For more information and to apply, click here.

LOS ANGELES: Coordinator for Capacity Building, Outreach and Volunteers, Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service. IRIS is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and the Southern California based affiliate office of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). IRIS offers refugee resettlement assistance, intensive case management and immigration legal services to the low-income refugee and immigrant community of the greater Los Angeles region. The Coordinator for Capacity Building, Outreach and Volunteers will work across IRIS’ departments to build comprehensive community capacity and engagement to support IRIS’ efforts to support refugee and immigrant integration throughout the greater Los Angeles region. This position is responsible for: recruiting, training and supervising volunteers and co-sponsors; tracking and maintaining data; working with IRIS staff, donors and partners to coordinate donations of household goods; coordinating IRIS community engagement efforts including education and outreach to program partners, faith groups, educational institutions, and other community partners; and develop and distribute materials to engage local stakeholders around resettlement service activities that positively impact refugee and immigrant communities in the region. Full job description here.

LOS ANGELES: Preferred Communities Afghan Intensive Refugee Case Manager, IRIS (Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service). Responsible for coordinating medical and/or mental health services and provide case management to individuals with refugee and asylum status who have significant physical and/or mental health conditions. The PC Afghan Intensive Case Manager will be part of a specialized team within IRIS that focuses on intensive case manager for the agency’s most vulnerable clients. The position will work to promote self-sufficiency and goal attainment for clients, through connections to ongoing programming and mainstream supports, in compliance with IRIS programs and contract guidelines. This position reports to the Refugee Program Supervisor and IRIS executive director. Full job description and application instructions here.

LOS ANGELES: Executive Director, Commission on Schools. The Diocese of Los Angeles and the Commission on Schools are seeking a lay or ordained person with school, preschool, and/or parish leadership experience to be a part of the diocesan staff beginning Summer 2022. Being an Episcopalian is not required but is preferable, and a non-Episcopalian must be willing to fully understand, articulate, and support the ministries of Episcopal schools and preschools. The position is 1000 hours per year, benefits eligible, with the work schedule to be determined by the needs of the position with respect to the school year and diocesan considerations. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a reference list to Canon Anilin Collado via email at [email protected] or by postal mail at 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026 no later than March 31. A job description is here.

LOS ANGELES: Seminary Dean and President, Bloy House. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is recruiting an individual to serve as dean and president of Bloy House, the Episcopal Theological School of Los Angeles. Over its 50-year history, Bloy House has trained generations of lay leaders, priests, and deacons, moving flexibly with the needs of the diocese and the changing realities of academic seminaries. Our vision is that Bloy House will now put greater emphasis on lay formation and will provide an integrating hub for the many excellent existing, but disparate, formation programs in the diocese, as well as visioning new initiatives and expanded constituencies. A full job description is here.

LOS ANGELES: Preschool Director, St. James' Episcopal School. The preschool director oversees the Grammercy Place Preschool and is the supervisor for the St. Andrew’s Place preschool site director. The preschool director is responsible for curriculum, evaluation, professional development and parent and family engagement and communications for both preschool campuses. Website is here. Full job description here.

PACIFIC PALISADES: Live Stream Manager. St. Matthew's Parish is an inspiring house of worship situated in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The Director of Program Ministry seeks a part-time Live Stream Manager who is an experienced audio/visual consultant to partner with our ministry team to broadcast our live Sunday morning worship service and special services. A full job description is here. Please email your resume to [email protected]. Learn more about St. Matthew's here.

PACIFIC PALISADES: General Maintenance Worker, St. Matthew's Church and School. St. Matthew's is a vibrant community that includes both a Church and a School situated in beautiful Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles. The Director of Facilities and Operations seeks a full time maintenance staff member with maintenance experience. This is a "hands-on" position and the ideal candidate will have repair maintenance and event setup experience, great people skills and a history of providing the highest level of customer service. A full job description is here. Please email resume to [email protected].

THOUSAND OAKS: Assistant Principal, St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School. Duties include helping with admissions, development, parent relations, student supervision, and program development. Candidate must have a college degree, a teaching credential, and a minimum of five years working in a school. Administrative experience is desirable. If interested, please send resume to [email protected].

WOODLAND HILLS: Receiving Supervisor, West Valley Food Pantry. The Receiving Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the daily staging and oversight of a drive-through food delivery operation. Empathy and kindness to the clients should be part of this individual’s makeup. The Receiving Supervisor is the Food Pantry’s liaison with donating markets, and should cultivate excellent communication with the market's managers. Relationships with our volunteers is paramount, and a positive demeanor is a necessity. The Receiving Supervisor is responsible for accepting, tracking and inventory of all incoming deliveries and donations, in cooperation with the Warehouse Assistant. Full job description here.
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