February 16, 2020
News
Spirituality, finances, social media strategies, community organizing and more: It'll all be there at Ministry Fair
A preliminary list of some 35 workshops to be presented at the March 7 Ministry Fair includes a wide range of church-related topics, from spirituality and Christian formation to social media, church finance, community organizing and more. All clergy and lay members of the diocesan community are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Ministry Fair will be held on March 7 at Campbell Hall School in Studio City, beginning with coffee and registration at 8 a.m., followed by opening prayer at 8:45 a.m., workshop sessions at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and Eucharist at 12 p.m. Two additional workshop sessions will be offered at 1:30 and 2:45 in the afternoon.

Ministry Fair topics and more information here.
Above: Bishop John Harvey Taylor speaks with homeless representatives Davon Brown and Ayman Ahmed. Below left: A copy of the "area cleanup" notice is posted near the homeless encampment. Photos: Janet Kawamoto
Bishop Taylor pays a visit to Echo Park in support of the homeless
In response to a "clean-up" notice posted near some 60 unhoused people who live in tents in Echo Park, Los Angeles, Bishop John Harvey Taylor crossed the street from St. Paul's Commons, administrative hub of the Diocese of Los Angeles, on Feb. 12 to engage with local activists and assure them of the diocese's concern for the sizable and increasing homeless population of the city and surrounding areas. A diocesan housing task force has been actively working to help find solutions to Southern California's housing crisis.

A crowd of activists gathered in the park to protest the announced cleanup; as of Wednesday afternoon, the homeless encampment remained in place.

In a Feb. 11 statement, Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell’s office said that the city's action would be a “regular maintenance day to ensure safe accessibility of amenities for all park users, conduct outreach to those experiencing homelessness, and educate the public on the rules governed by the City Charter.”

Activists have halted several previous city cleanup attempts; the homeless residents have made public statements that they are in the park because other options are closed to them, that their presence is no threat to anyone, and that they are serving the public by keeping the park clean.
Presiding Bishop Curry encourages support for 1000 Days of Love
Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday is March 1

The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, encourages congregations and supporters to support the One Thousand Days of Love campaign through observance of Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 1.

“Lent is a time of reflection and of following Jesus, demonstrating his love for the world,” said Presiding Bishop Curry. “I invite all congregations to devote a Sunday in Lent to reflect on the transformational work of Episcopal Relief & Development, particularly their work with children, and to tangibly demonstrate God’s love by giving generously to support One Thousand Days of Love.”

At the 2009 General Convention, Lent was officially designated as a time for dioceses, congregations and individuals to remember and support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Although the first Sunday in Lent is the official day of observance, churches may hold a special service on any Sunday.

Globally, 155 million children under the age of six are not reaching their full potential due to inadequate nutrition and healthcare. One Thousand Days of Love is a three-year, $3-million grassroots church-wide fundraising campaign dedicated to expanding Episcopal Relief & Development’s programs for children up to age six. The campaign launched in September 2019 and will run for 1,000 days, until May 31, 2022.

Diocesan contact for Episcopal Relief & Development and the Thousand Days of Love campaign is Linda Allport of St. John’s Rancho Santa Margarita, lsallport@cox.net or 949.981.3404.

Read more here.
Photo: A child in Puerto Rico, photographed for Episcopal Relief & Development by Mike Smith.
Diocesan offices to close for holiday Feb. 17
Diocesan offices at St. Paul's Commons in Echo Park will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day. Most office will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Books
Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World
By Eric H.F. Law
Chalice Press 2020

From Chalice Press: "Fear grips us daily: the fear of the next mass shooting, the next national disaster, the next terrorist attack, the next suicide at our local school, the next national scandal. Savvy politicians, commentators, and the media use our fear to their advantage to win votes and build a following. We’re scared and anxious more often than not these days ... and we’re sick and tired of living this way. In Fear Not: Living Grace and Truth in a Frightened World, the Rev. Canon Eric Law, founder and executive director of Kaleidoscope, shows how to break free from the paralyzing power of fear. 'I want my readers to recognize the fear-exploiters of our time – those who stand to benefit from keeping us perpetually fearful of the other, our environment, and ourselves,' Law says. 'We cannot make change and transform our communities unless we are able to name and describe this pattern of exploitation and then take concrete actions to resist it through forming courageous and gracious communities.'” To order copies, click here.
Events & Announcements
Girls invited to GFS 'Not So Quiet Day' March 14
Girls Friendly Society Los Angeles will hold a "Not So Quiet Day" for girls ages 5 and up on Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Trinity Church, Redlands. Using the "Signs of Life curriculum from the Society of St. John the Evangelist, girls will look at how water, light, food, shelter and community shape and transform people. The day's program also includes Eucharist and lunch. Participants are asked to bring supplies for Healing Water Ministry, such as travel-size soap, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and lotion, as well as sanitary products and underwear. There is no cost for the program. All girls are invited, whether or not they are members of GFS. To register, click here. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 419 S. 4th Street, Redlands 92373. A flyer with more information is here.
Treble clef
'Aria Marathon' will raise funds for Long Beach parish's music ministry
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach will host an "Aria Marathon," an afternoon of operatic solos and duets performed by singers from the St. Luke’s Choir and the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University, Long Beach, on Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for St. Luke's music ministry. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken, and raffle tickets will be sold; the prize is two tickets to the Long Beach Symphony Pops Broadway Blockbusters concert on March 21. A reception will follow the program. St. Luke's is located at 525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach 90813. Parking is available in St. Luke's two lots, located on Atlantic Avenue and on Linden Avenue and 7th Street. (To access the hall, enter through Atlantic Avenue gates.) For information, call the church office at 562.436.4047.
Reminders
Renewal DACA application assistance available from IRIS
Webinar exploring immigration developments is available online
For a limited time, IRIS (Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Service), a ministry of the Diocese of Los Angeles, is able to file Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal applications for free, including help with the $495 USCIS filing fee. For assistance contact Meghan Taylor, executive director of IRIS, via email at mtaylor@ladiocese.org. IRIS also notes that a webinar exploring the changing contours of immigration policy in recent days, trends in immigrant detention, changes to asylum rules, developments with the refugee admissions program, and more, produced by the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations, is now available to view on demand here.
Called to the Wall 2020 planned for March 28
Called to the Wall, the annual pilgrimage to the U.S. – Mexico border in support of immigrants’ rights sponsored by the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego, will be held this year on Saturday, March 28. The pilgrimage group will travel by car caravan with stops at several churches along the way, and conclude at the border. Plans are being finalized; watch The Episcopal News Update for more information.
Camp Stevens opens registration for summer sessions
Camp Stevens has opened registration for its summer programs for children and teens. Offerings include:
  • Summer Camp (ages 8 -15). Choose from six-day Adventure Sessions, the seven-day International Odyssey, or a four-day Mini-Camp.
  • Wilderness Trips. Teens can kayak, camp, explore, climb, and hike through summer with the expertise and guidance of Camp Stevens staff. Four unique trips including a brand new version of On The Road, heading north to the Sierras, are planned.
In addition, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Harvest Weekend, and Thanksgiving family camps will offer lodging, food and activities for all ages. For more information about Camp Stevens offerings, see the brochure here or visit campstevens.org.
New Echo Park exhibit features paintings by veteran priest Warner Traynham
“Abstractions in Oil,” an exhibit of paintings by the Rev. Canon Warner Traynham, will be on view at St. Paul’s Commons through March 31. Bishop John Harvey Taylor will host an reception on Thursday, Feb. 13, 6 - 8 p.m., in honor of Traynham, who retired 18 years ago as rector of St. John’s, Los Angeles. All are welcome. Selected paintings are available for purchase from the artist. St. Paul’s Commons is located at 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles 90026, with two levels of free secured parking. For further information, email media@ladiocese.org or call 213.482.2040, ext. 240. Read more here.
Workshop on Feb. 15 to consider church's role in civil discourse
“Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse,” a workshop addressing the problems of a "polarized, hyperbolic and angry" public conversation, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at St. Paul's Commons (formerly known as the Cathedral Center), 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026. The program will be led by Alan Yarborough of the Office of Governmental Relations of The Episcopal Church. Read more here.
End-of-life vigil companion training to be offered in Long Beach
Episcopal Communities & Services will offer "By Your Side" end-of-life vigil companion training in five 2-hour between Feb. 20 and March 19 at St. Thomas' Church, Long Beach. The By Your Side program trains volunteers to be a compassionate presence in the lives of those nearing the end of life. The training will take place on five successive Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m. There is no requirement for those who complete the program to volunteer as end-of-life companions; however, at the completion of the course a practicum and placement will be offered. The training covers the practical medical, emotional and spiritual challenges of the end-of-life process, and provides participants with the knowledge and empathy to care for those who are dying while respecting all religious or spiritual beliefs. A fee of $70, which includes all materials, is due at the first session. Scholarships are available. For information, see the flyer here, or contact Susan Brown, sbrown@ecsbyyourside.org or 626.403.5424 for information.
Feb. 22 service will honor Absalom Jones, first Black Episcopal priest
A service in celebration of Absalom Jones (1746 - 1818), first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 2800 Stanford Way, Los Angeles. The "loving, liberating and life-giving" service, sponsored by the H. Belfield Hannibal chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, will celebrate Jones' life and ministry with lessons and spirituals. All are invited. Read more here.
Author Brian McLaren to lead workshop on 'Falling in Love' at Trinity, Santa Barbara
Brian McLaren, best-selling author, activist, and theologian, will lead a workshop titled "Introducing our Lenten Theme: Falling in Love" at Trinity Church, Santa Barbara, on Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The workshop, sponsored in part by the Mark Asman Progressive Theology Fund, will be structured around McLaren's new book, The Galapagos Islands, a Spiritual Journey — a travel guide, spiritual memoir, and call to contemplative activism. Books will be available for sale at the event. Cost is $20 ($23 by credit card); lunch will be provided. To register (by Feb. 16), click here. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 1500 State Street, Santa Barbara.
Celtic Spirituality seminar with J. Philip Newell coming Feb. 24
Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality, will present "Listening for the Heartbeat of God: Celtic Spirituality," a seminar with J. Phillip Newell (pictured), on Monday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel, 535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel 91775. The program will offer a look at spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality throughout the centuries. The emphasis is on the goodness of creation and of humanity made in the image of God. John Philip Newell, formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, writes, teaches and leads international pilgrimage weeks on Iona. He is the co-founder of Heartbeat: A Journey Towards Earth’s Wellbeing, established to expand sacred vision, deepen spiritual practice, nurture reflective community, and enable action for change. For information visit the Stillpoint website here.
2020 Census is topic of upcoming EMM webinar
Episcopal Migration Ministries has announced that it will hold a webinar titled "Accurate Count: Engage the 2020 Census" on Thursday, Feb. 27, 1 - 2 p.m. "As an official partner of Census 2020, The Episcopal Church can help make the count as accurate as possible, but we need you to help us do that," says the event announcement. "The census count is critical to many issues that Episcopalians care about, including walking alongside immigrants." The webinar will give information on how individuals can engage the 2020 Census. To register, click here.
Chinese ministry immersion and summit planned for February 29
New Community, the multicultural ministries program of the diocese, will continue its series of Asian Immersion conversations in which lay and clergy leaders will learn more about and engage with Asian cultures and communities on Saturday, February 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with "Exploring Ministry with Chinese Culture and Communities." The event is free and includes lunch. Reservations are required: contact the Rev. Peter Huang at revpeterhuang@gmail.com. Read more here.
Emmaus to offer February concert, retreat with Celtic flair
Vocalist Deirdre Ní Chinnéide of Inis Mór, Ireland, will offer both a Celtic Concert and a Lenten Retreat Day at Emmaus Spiritual Ministries, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. (Canon Stephen Bruce, spouse of Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce, serves on Emmaus's program design committee.) "Journey to the Heart: A Live Concert with Celtic Song & Poetry" will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 6 - 7 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 29, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Chinnéide will lead "The Spiral and the Cross: Symbols of Hope through Challenging Times - A Lenten Retreat." For more information, or to register for the concert or the retreat (or both) click here.
Annual pilgrimage to Cuernavaca is March 14 - 28
The Diocese of Los Angeles will sponsor its annual pilgrimage to its companion Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca, Mexico, March 14 - 28. Up to 15 guests can experience Mexican culture, learn Spanish, and visit historical and cultural sites throughout the area. Cost is $3,000, which will cover transportation, lodging, meals, and teaching services; a deposit of $100 is required to confirm a place in the program. Contact the Rev. Laurel Coote ( RevLaurelC@gmail.com) for information on scholarships. Registration and further information are available here.
Annual Lenten retreat will offer women opportunities to 'pray, play, praise'
"Pray, Play, Praise," the annual Women's Lenten Retreat sponsored by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, will be held on Saturday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1145 Valencia Mesa Drive, Fullerton 92833. The retreat will be "a day to relax, refresh spiritually and enjoy a series of workshops that encourage expansion of the way we relate and connect with each other and God," according to the event announcement. A registration fee of $40 per person includes continental breakfast, snacks, lunch and workshop supplies. Scholarships are available. For information and to register, click here.
ECW Annual Meeting to be held in Alhambra
The 2020 annual meeting of the Diocese of Los Angeles' Episcopal Church Women will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Holy Trinity & St. Benedict’s Church in Alhambra (pictured at left). According to Christine Budzowski, diocesan ECW president, the board is working to line up speakers and program, which will be announced as soon as they are finalized. For information, contact Martha Watson at marthamwatson2006@gmail.com.
Restorative justice training offers tools for those seeking to address conflict, mend relationships
A Restorative Justice & Circle Process Training will be hosted on Saturday, March 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church, Studio City. The training, cosponsored by Deanery 2, will be taught by leaders from the Center for Peacemaking at Fresno Pacific University. There is no charge for the training. A light breakfast and a lunch will be provided. Childcare is available for a small fee. For more information see the flyer here. To register, click here. Registration is limited to 50 participants. St. Michael and All Angels Church is located at 3646 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Studio City 91604. For additional information, contact Hannah Bowman, event organizer, at newfplunk@gmail.com. Read more here.
From the wider Episcopal Church
High-school age Episcopalians invited to 2020 Episcopal Youth Event in Maryland
The Program Group on Youth & Young Adult Ministries invites high-school age Episcopalians to consider attending Episcopal Youth Event 2020, which will be held July 7 - 11 at the University of Maryland. Every three years young people from all over the world gather for a week of exploration, prayer and fun. This year's speakers, preachers, workshops and more will be keyed to the theme “Unite! ¡Unámonos!” and to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's "Way of Love" initiative. To learn more about the event, including costs, scholarships and fundraising and more, and to register, click here.
Nuevo Amanecer Conference on Latino/Hispanic Ministries, May 12-15
Nuevo Amanecer, a biennial event that unifies and celebrates the Latino ministries from across The Episcopal Church, will have the honor of hosting Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at their May 12-15, 2020 gathering at Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Lay leaders, clergy, diocesan missioners, parish staff, church planters, and anyone else interested in expanding their knowledge by sharing best practices and exploring new methods of church growth, discipleship and evangelism, are invited to attend. Speakers include Damaris de Jesús and Bishop José McLaughlin. Read more here.
Women invited to Franciscan spirituality program in San Francisco
Companions in Franciscan Spirituality in San Francisco invites women over age 18 to its 10-day residential immersion programs in Franciscan Spirituality. The program, which is free of charge, includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out of that spirituality by sharing in community life, worship and ministry in the church and wider community. Program dates in 2020 are April 3 - 13, July 3 - 13, and Oct. 2 - 12. For more information, contact Sr. Pamela Clare at pamelaclarecsf@aol.com.
This week around the diocese
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Reception: Abstractions in Oil by Warner Traynham
St. Paul’s Commons
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026
Information: media@ladiocese.org or 213.482.2040
“Abstractions in Oil,” an exhibit of paintings by the Rev. Canon Warner Traynham, will be on view at St. Paul’s Commons through March 31. Bishop John Harvey Taylor will host a reception in honor of Traynham, who retired 18 years ago as rector of St. John’s in Los Angeles. All are welcome. Selected paintings are available for purchase from the artist.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 7 p.m.
Overcoming Negative Thought Habits (fourth session)
St. Paul’s Church
1221 Wass Street, Tustin
Information: 714.544.3141
In this six-week class, The Rev. David Milligan will guide participants to "identify patterns of self-defeating habitual thinking a lay out a spiritual practice for changing the foundation of our thought processes, creating an energetic shift in our lives."

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse
St. Paul’s Commons
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles 90026
Alan Yarborough will lead a workshop addressing the problems of a “polarized, hyperbolic and angry” public conversation and providing training to “enhance our ability to learn from and understand one another, and to apply that practice to public policy conversations.” All are welcome, lay and ordained, church members or not.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
By Your Side Vigil Companions Training (Session 1 of 5)
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
5306 E. Arbor Road, Long Beach
Information: 626.403.5424 or sbrown@ecsbyyourside.org
By Your Side Vigil Companions trains volunteers to be a compassionate presence in the lives of those nearing the end of life. Training is 10 hours over 5 weeks, on Thursday evenings. A fee of $70 is due on the first night of training; scholarships are available.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 7 p.m.
Overcoming Negative Thought Habits
St. Paul’s Church
1221 Wass Street, Tustin
Information: 714.544.3141
In this six-week class, the Rev. David Milligan will guide participants to "identify patterns of self-defeating habitual thinking a lay out a spiritual practice for changing the foundation of our thought processes, creating an energetic shift in our lives."

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Introducing Our Lenten Theme: Falling in Love
Trinity Church
1500 State Street, Santa Barbara
Information/Registration here
Brian McLaren, best-selling author, activist, and theologian, will lead a workshop structured around his new book, The Galapagos Islands, A Spiritual Journey. Cost is $20 ($23 by credit card); lunch will be provided. Books will be available for sale at the event. Registration required by February 16.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Listening for the Heartbeat of God: Celtic Spirituality
Church of Our Saviour
535 W. Roses Road, San Gabriel 91775
Information here
Presented by Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality and led by J. Phillip Newell. The program will offer a look at spirituality for today, modeled on the vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality throughout the centuries.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 5 - 7 p.m.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Sweetland Hall, All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: Christine Cox, 626.583.2765 or ccox@allsaints-pas.org
Join us as we merge the Anglican tradition of Shrove Tuesday pancakes with the festive energy of the best Mardi Gras party in town. Gluten-free and sugar-free options available; along with children’s crafts and activities. Suggested donation: $5 Adults, $3 Kids (under 5 years free). Enjoy a fabulously festive intergenerational party with something for everyone!
This week in liturgy & the arts
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 6:30 p.m.
Eucharist in honor of the Rev. Absalom Jones
St. Barnabas' Church
1062 North Fair Oaks, Pasadena 91103
Information: stbarnabaspasadena.org
The Rt. Rev. Carl Wright, bishop suffragan for Armed Forces and Federal Ministries of the Episcopal Church, will preach and preside. Refreshments will follow the service.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7 p.m.
Celtic Contemplative Prayer
St. Columba’s Church
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo
Information here
Are you looking for an alternative to the stress and busyness of life? Come and be a part of this Contemplative Prayer experience of spoken word and prayer, meditative song, and silence.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 5 p.m.
Jazz Vespers with Calabria Foti
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information: jazz@allsaints-pas.org
Calabria Foti is an American singer, violinist, composer, arranger, author, and educator. A consummate musician and a dynamic entertainer, Calabria is a connoisseur of music, from classical to Broadway.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 6 p.m.
Sacramentum
St. James' Church
1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena 91030
Information: sjcsp.org or 626.799.9194
Sacramentum is a contemplative, candlelit Eucharist that provides quiet space to pray, sing, and reflect. Pamela Scott-Johnson, St. James’ parishioner and dean and professor of psychology at Cal State Los Angeles, will speak about how to listen for God’s voice in the midst of all the noise around us. Childcare is provided.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16, 8 p.m.
Compline at the Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles
Information here
Thirty minutes of stillness, prayer, and song—bathed in calming candlelight—followed by food and fellowship. We are a welcoming and affirming community seeking to worship, pray, and connect to God and one another. (First and third Sunday of each month, except in summer.)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2 p.m.
Celebratory Service: Absalom Jones
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church
2800 Stanford Way, Los Angeles
Information: 323.232.3494
A service in celebration of Absalom Jones, first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. The “loving, liberating and life-giving” service, sponsored by the H. Belfield Hannibal chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, will celebrate Jones’ life and ministry with lessons and spirituals. All are invited.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Concert: Weicheng Zhao and USC Thornton Chamber Singers
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information/tickets: 213.821.5756 or USChoral@usc.edu
Organist/Choirmaster Weicheng Zhao and the USC Thornton Chamber Singers will present Jean Langlais’ Messe Solenelle. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $20.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 7:30 p.m.
Missa Mystica for Ash Wednesday
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
310.275.0123 ext.112 or www.allsaintsbh.org
Craig Phillips, Communion Service in G and William Byrd, "Miserere mei, Deus."
Opportunities
TRAVEL & PILGRIMAGE
Central Europe: Oberammergau Passion Play
September 2 - 14, 2020
Join Bishop Guy Erwin of the ELCA and Canon Jim Newman of the Episcopal Church for a 13-day journey across central Europe to Oberammergau, Germany. The day-long Oberammergau Passion Play is produced every decade and is a four-century “thank you” to God for saving the people of this picturesque Bavarian Alpine village. Experience this spiritual event and look at the culture and religion of Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Auschwitz and Czestochowa), Hungary (Budapest), Czech Republic (Bratislava), Austria (Vienna & the Salzkammergut) and Germany (Oberammergau & Munich). Cost is $4,899 from Los Angeles including $450 taxes/airline surcharges.) Information: Jim Newman, 3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066; 310.391.5522 or 888.802.6722; rector@stbedesla.org. A full itinerary is here.

EMPLOYMENT
Listing information may be sent to editor@ladiocese.org. Some documents, such as full job descriptions, are stored in an online Dropbox folder. It is not necessary to have a Dropbox account to download the files: select "Continue download" if the program invites you to create an account.

ALTADENA: Director of Christian Formation (all ages). St. Mark’s Church. Half-time with benefits; salary commensurate with experience. Director of Christian Formation will work with the rector, staff, and the Formation Committee to develop and implement a coordinated program of formation for all members of Saint Mark’s Church. A full job description is here. Contact: the Rev. Carri Patterson Grindon at carripg@saintmarksaltadena.org

BEVERLY HILLS: Chief of Staff, All Saints Church. The chief of staff manages all business and administrative affairs necessary to support All Saints’ ministries. Primary areas of responsibility include: finance, human resources, buildings and grounds, information technology, office administration, stewardship, communications and membership database. A full job description is here. Contact: jobs@allsaintsbh.org

BEVERLY HILLS: Assistant to the Rector, All Saints Church. The assistant to the rector supports the Rector administratively so that she may lead the parish most effectively. Responsibilities include calendar, scheduling, travel management, correspondence, meeting management, keeping parish records, etc. A full job description Is here. Contact: jobs@allsaintsbh.org.

EL MONTE: Director of Development, Our Saviour Center. Plans, schedules, and implements moderate-sized, comprehensive fundraising projects and programs, including specific fundraising programs such as annual fund, grant writing, research, etc. May coordinate and oversee the work of support staff and/or volunteers. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Position is expected to raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser specialization. Full job description here. Contact: Janet Fall, executive director, at JaneMF@Our-Center.org

LOS ANGELES: Receptionist/Administrative Support, Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. This role is unique and very important to the ministry of the diocese, being the first face and voice of communication representing the bishops and staff and the ministries that take place at St. Paul’s Commons. Full job description is here. Contact: Canon Anilin Collado, Human Resources manager, acollado@ladiocese.org.

LOS ANGELES: Staff Accountant. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is seeking a staff accountant who has strong general ledger skills. The job includes accounting for government contracts, maintaining records for mission congregations, bank reconciliations, and monthly journal entries. The ideal candidate is a hard worker who can easily navigate new financial accounting software systems, who communicates well, works well in a variety of situations, and who has a servant heart. Send resume and cover letter to finance@ladiocese.org.

OJAI: Organist/Choir Director. St. Andrew’s Church is seeking an experienced person well-versed in both organ and choral conducting skills. This is a part-time, contracted position, and compensation is commensurate with experience. Individuals who have excellent musicianship, can work both independently and collaboratively, are creative, and demonstrate strong leadership skills are encouraged to apply. More information is here.

OXNARD: Party/Event Supervisor. All Saints/Todos los Santos Church is seeking an individual or individuals to help open, partially set up, supervise and clean up after events held at the church hall. Typically needed one to two Saturdays a month. If interested, please contact the Rev. Melissa Campbell-Langdell, revmelissalangdell@gmail.com.

PASADENA: Building and Grounds Manager, All Saints Church. The manager has responsibility for supervision of a staff of eight full-time and part-time employees; for planning, organizing and directing campus maintenance, repairs and major events; and for managing annual budgets for the department. Fully bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred. Full job description and application instructions are here.

SANTA BARBARA: Director of Music Ministries. All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministries/Organist or part-time Director of music ministries versatile in both modern and traditional sacred music. This position can be held by one person or by two people (distinct director of music ministries and organist). Application period closes on Monday, March 1. A full job description with application instructions is here.

SIERRA MADRE: Ministry Intern at Church of the Ascension. Seeking a driven and organized part-time ministry intern, 5(+) hours/week (Sunday mornings from 7:45-12:45). Job duties include assisting Minister to Young Persons with childcare and various youth service activities. As-needed assistance with various kitchen maintenance duties (including coffee hour duties and kitchen upkeep.) Submit resume and cover letter to: parish@ascension-sierramadre.com, ATTN: The Rev. Canon Michael A. Bamberger.