February 3, 2019
All are invited to Feb. 24 celebration of Absalom Jones
A celebration in honor of Absalom Jones (1746 - 1818), first African-American priest in the Episcopal Church, will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 3 - 5 p.m. at St. Philip's Church, 2800 Stanford Avenue, Los Angeles 90011. The H. Belfield Hannibal Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Diocese of Los Angeles are sponsors of the event, which will include Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce; The Rev. Ronald Byrd, missioner for Black Ministries on the staff of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, will be the preacher. African-American seminarians of the diocese — Andrea Arsene, Shawn Evelyn, the Rev. Guy Leemhuis and Dominique Piper — will be recognized. A reception will follow. Come early for lunch and to join others in playing an Absalom Jones board game. All are invited. Absalom Jones, the first African American priest in the Episcopal Church, gained his freedom in the post-Revolutionary War era and eventually overcame various barriers to be ordained a deacon, then a priest. Jones co-founded Philadelphia's Free African Society, one of the first large free Black communities in the United States. In 1794 he established St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church, the first Black church in Philadelphia. The Episcopal Church remembers him each year on Feb. 13, the date of his death in 1818.
'Beyond Barbed Wire' at Japanese-American museum will remember past injustice, consider new civil rights cases
The Gathering: A Space for Asian-American Spirituality will meet on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 - 4 p.m. at the Japanese American National Museum for "Behind Barbed Wire: Keeping Children Safe and Families Together." The Gathering is among the sponsoring organizations of the event, which marks the Day of Remembrance, the 77th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, by which President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent some 120,000 Japanese-Americans into concentration camps. "Every year the refrain 'Never again' is repeated over and over to try and educate and prevent this shameful abrogation of civil rights from recurring," says the program announcement. "Yet, current events call upon us to stand up against racist hysteria against new immigrants. In fact, it is happening again. This year’s program will focus on the trauma of the past enacted against Japanese American families and the trauma of families separated at the border." Reservations are requested, and may be made here.
After the Trip helps travelers learn and grow from travel experience
After the Trip: Unpacking Your Crosscultural Experience, written by Cory Trenda, veteran trip leader and intercultural guide and a member of St. John Chrysostom Church, Ranch Santa Margarita, was recently published. The book is described as "a unique guide for individuals and teams to make the most of a crosscultural trip after returning home. Readers will find help with navigating the crucial reentry process, remembering and sharing key stories, interweaving new insights into everyday life, and engaging in continuing learning and service. Combining practical tips, reflections, and stories from Trenda's own decades of cross-cultural travel, this is an essential resource for organizations, churches, schools, and all travelers who want cross-cultural trips to be a catalyst for lasting good. The trip itself is just the beginning; real life change happens after the trip." The author has spent the past 35 years working with international charities focused primarily on poverty reduction. Today, he helps lead World Vision’s Innovation Fund and serves major contributors in reducing extreme poverty around the globe. The book is available in paperback (list price $14) and in a Kindle version. Its Amazon listing is here. For a review published in the Presbyterian Outlook, click here.
Events & Announcements
Music of contemporary composers highlights new choral CD from St. James', Los Angeles
The choir of St. James in-the-City Church, Los Angeles, has released its first commercially available CD, titled O Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New, on the Gothic label. Featuring the contemporary music of Baltic composers Miškinis, Ešenvalds, and Geilo alongside established Anglican composers Walton and Bairstow, the CD also includes Poulenc’s Lenten masterpiece “Timor et tremor” and three compositions by conductor James Buonemani, including the title work, written in 2011 for the 100th anniversary of St. James Church and premiered in May of 2012. Anchoring this mostly contemporary selection of music is “Salve Regina” by the 16th century Spanish composer Cristóbal Morales. Regarding the title work, Buonemani writes: "Humans have always celebrated the cycle of life, where death is the gateway to birth, and birth to death, in ritual and song - a retelling of ancient stories in new and immediate ways. These are the ineffable mysteries of Christianity, and indeed, of all life: a beauty ever ancient, ever new." The CD is available here and at music retailers.
Camp Stevens summer camp registrations opens Feb. 1
Registration for 2019 summer sessions offered by Camp Stevens, the camp and conference center serving the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego, opens Feb. 1. Available camps include four week-long adventure sessions for children ages 8 to 15, between June 30 and Aug. 2); "Mini-Camp," a four-day session for first-timers or those with tight summer schedules; and "International Odyssey," a session with students from a school in Japan. Off-site Wilderness Trips for teens and adults include "Sea Kayaking ," a journey to Catalina (July 6 - 12); an "On the Road" trip featuring rock climbing, backpacking and surfing (July 20 - 25); and a backpacking expedition (July 29 - Aug. 3). Tiered pricing and camperships are available. For information and to register, click here.
Conference to offer a Christian approach to healing mental disorders
Ken Fish of Kingdom Fire Ministries and the Rev. Mike Flynn of FreshWind Ministries will lead a conference Feb. 15 - 16 on "The Christian Mind: Healing Mental Disorders and Walking in Wholeness" at the Jesus Center, 3555 Lomita Blvd., #D, Torrance 90505. Topics will include inner healing of difficult as well as moderate issues, personal self-care, vulnerability to self, and ways to achieve mental health. Register here. Sessions will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 from 7 to 10 p.m., and on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Mike Flynn (pictured) is an Episcopal priest and former rector of St. Jude's Church, Burbank (now closed.)
From the wider church
Traveling the Way of Love: Episcopal Church launches new video series
Join host Chris Sikkema, manager for special projects, The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, as he journeys across The Episcopal Church in search of stories of the ways its people are engaged in the seven practices that encompass the Way of Love. “The thing that I find most life giving and wonderful is going around and listening to and telling the stories of this church,” said Sikkema. “Over the next few months, we’re going to go around and start looking at the way of love, practices for Jesus-centered life. We’ll go and see how people turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. Trying to serve God and their neighbor in their context. It’s going to be great; I can’t wait to see what we find. Come along.” Traveling the Way of Love, premieres Jan. 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm ET on The Episcopal Church Facebook page and here; video is available on demand. Accompanying each episode are an episode guide and other online resources designed to deepen engagement with all seven Way of Love practices, as well as resources related to the featured ministry. Six additional episodes are planned for March, May, July, September, October and November 2019. More information is here.
Episcopal Relief & Development offers Lenten meditation series
Episcopal Relief & Development celebrates the 15th anniversary of the organization’s Lenten Meditations with inspiring selections from previous years that highlight the incredible depth and insight provided by leaders from around The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion. The booklets are now available in both English and Spanish here. The Episcopal Church first designated Lent as a time to remember Episcopal Relief & Development’s response to global issues at General Convention in 2009. The Church also encourages congregations to observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday on March 10, which is the first Sunday in Lent, or at another convenient time during the season. For additional planning guides and resources, click here.
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent and Easter
The Episcopal Church has announced several new Lent and Easter resources for Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's Way of Love initiative. For more information click here.
SAVE THE DATE: March 24 is Camp Stevens Sunday
Congregations in the dioceses of Los Angeles and San Diego are invited to set March 24 aside as Camp Stevens Sunday; a day to focus on and learn about the diocesan camp, its summer programs for children and teens, and year-round programs for families and singles. All congregations will soon receive camp brochures, registration forms and more from the camp office. For information about the camp, click here.
ECW annual retreat and meeting, 'Time for a Refill,' planned for Feb. 23
The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Los Angeles (ECW-LA) will host their annual retreat and business meeting, themed “Time for a Refill: A Day of Refreshment and Self Care,” on Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Los Angeles.
Stern Lecture to feature author David Lose
The Rev. David J. Lose, author and senior pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, will be the featured speaker at the 2019 Stern Lecture to be held at St. Matthew’s Church, Pacific Palisades, Feb. 8- 9. Read more here.

Photo exhibit at cathedral reflects world of foster youth
See Me: Portraits of Foster Youth, an exhibit of black and white photographs from the Foster Youth Museum in Oakland, California, is being hosted at St. John's Cathedral from Jan. 11 to March 5. Read more here.

Buddhist priest, author to lead ' Radical Dharma ' workshop on Feb. 9
The Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Zen Buddhist priest, author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, and internationally known speaker and spiritual leader, will lead an all-day workshop titled "Connections" on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at All Saints, Pasadena. More soon on the All Saints website.

'Sacred feminine' will be focus of Guibord Center program
The Guibord Center, which works to increase understanding among Los Angeles' diverse religious communities, will present "Grace Rising: Putting an End to the Violence by Affirming the Sacredness of the Feminine in All People" on Saturday, Feb. 23, 7 - 9 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, 514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Registration is requested; click here.

CPC book funds accepting grant applications for 2019
The Church Periodicals Club, a program of The Episcopal Church under the auspices of Episcopal Church Women, has announced that the application process is open for 2019 National Book Fund (NBF) grants. Grant requests may come from schools, libraries, individuals, agencies and parishes throughout the Anglican Communion. To learn more about Church Periodicals Club, and to download NBF and MOP application forms, visit the CPC website here.

Pilgrimage to Cuernavaca planned for March 23 – April 6
The 2019 annual pilgrimage to Cuernavaca is an opportunity to become acquainted with the Anglican Diocese of Cuernavaca, and to learn Spanish. The dioceses of Cuernavaca and Los Angeles are in an official companion relationship. Read more here.

Bishop Taylor to install new rector Kate Cress at St. James' Church, Los Angeles
Bishop John Harvey Taylor will install the Rev. Kate Cress as 10th rector of St. James in-the-City Church, Los Angeles, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. A luncheon will follow the service. All are invited. Clergy: white stoles. St. James' Church is located at 3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

The Abundant Table to offer immersive retreats
The Abundant Table offers faith communities the opportunity to come to its Camarillo farm for a half-day facilitated retreat that includes a tour, conversation, meditative exercise and time in the fields weeding or harvesting. To schedule a group retreat, inquire about the fee schedule or learn more, contact the Rev. Nicole Janelle at nicole@theabundanttable.org.

End-of-life companion training to be offered in February, March classes
By Your Side Vigil Companions will offer End of Life Vigil Companion Training Feb. 20 - March 20 at Los Angeles County/USC Hospital's St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Growth. The training is a 10-hour course taken over five weeks, on Wednesday evenings, 7 - 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 20 and concluding on March 20. St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care is located at 1911 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles 90033. A flyer with more information is here.

Give the gift of food to a farm worker family in need
The Abundant Table is piloting a new program to provide local farmworker families with a box of fresh produce grown on its farm. Congregations and individuals can sign up to support a family though this donation-based Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. Cost is: $125 for a month of weekly boxes; $375 for a season of weekly boxes; $1,650 for a year of weekly boxes. For more information and to sign up, email to CSA@theabundanttable.org or call 646.248.0341.
This week around the diocese
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Abundant Table Open Farm
McGrath Family Farm
1012 West Ventura Boulevard, Camarillo 93010  
Information/Reservations here or contact Lisa Devine at lisa@theabundanttable.org
The Abundant Table's Open Farm 1st Saturdays are a way for the wider community to connect deeply with the farm and its mission. Come learn and explore. Volunteer your time and labor. Learn more about our ecological justice, environmental stewardship and farm education programs for youth and their families. Each month, we will explore a different aspect of sustainable farming (from soil science to organic pest control), creating a rich and immersive experience. Enjoy a farm-fresh salad after the work time. A $5 donation is requested to help cover operational costs. Bring sun protection, gardening gloves and plenty of drinking water. Children (with parents) are welcome. Reservations are requested.

Installation of Rector Kate Cress
St. James Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Bishop John Harvey Taylor will install the Rev. Kate Cress as 10th rector of St. James in-the-City Church. Clergy: white stoles. A luncheon will follow the service. All are invited.

St. Athanasius Church
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
St. Athanasius Church invites all to its celebration of Candlemas, the feast of Presentation and the halfway point of winter, commemorating the infant Jesus being presented in the temple in Jerusalem. Candlemas is an annual event at St. Athanasius, where the congregation gathers to tell stories from around the world, light a new fire in the patio fire pit, and bless infant Jesus figures from their home Christmas creches and candles for their homes. Eucharist will be celebrated and dinner will be served. All are welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 6 - 10 p.m.
The Bishop's Ball: The Oasis Ball
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
242 E. Alvarado Street, Pomona 91767
Information/Reservations: admin@stpaulspomona.org
    This annual event is for high school-age Episcopalians, their youth group leaders, chaperones and friends. Featuring food, games, music and dancing. "Formal island attire; Hawaiian shirts optional."
The Stern Lecture: The Rev. David J. Lose
St. Matthews Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Information/Reservations: sternlecture@stmatthews.com or 310.454.1358
The Rev. David J. Lose, author and senior pastor of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, is highly regarded for his books, blogs and presentations about the opportunities and challenges of being church in a postmodern digitally pluralistic age. His books include Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World - and Our Preaching - Is Changing and Making Sense of the Christian Faith in the "Making Sense" series.The Stern Lecture will consist of three separate talks, the first of which will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. Loses second and third lectures will follow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, with a break between conversations. The event is free of charge, with advance reservations requested. Read more here.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Workshop: Radical Dharma
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena
Information:  acamacho@allsaints-pas.org or 626.796.1172
The Rev. angel Kyodo williams (her preferred spelling), Zen Buddhist priest, author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace and internationally known speaker and spiritual leader, will lead an all-day workshop. Cost is $100. Full and partial scholarships are available. Registration will be available on the All Saints Church website.
This week in liturgy, art & music
Cantus Vocal Ensemble: Alone Together
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
1031 Bienveneda Avenue, Pacific Palisades
Information: 310.573.7422 or www.musicguildonline.org
The Cantus Vocal Ensemble presents “an introspective narrative on our struggles to connect with one another in an increasingly digital world.”

St. Athanasius Church
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information: falton@ladiocese.org or ykim@ladiocese.org
St. Athanasius Church invites all to its celebration of Candlemas, the feast of Presentation and the halfway point of winter, commemorating the infant Jesus being presented in the temple in Jerusalem. Candlemas is an annual event at St. Athanasius, where the congregation gathers to tell stories from around the world, light a new fire in the patio fire pit, and bless infant Jesus figures from their home Christmas creches and candles for their homes. Eucharist will be celebrated and dinner will be served. All are welcome.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 7:30 p.m.
Central4 Piano Quartet
St. Bede's Episcopal Church
3590 Grand View Blvd., Los Angeles 90039
Information: 310.391.5522 or stbedesla.org
    This brilliant piano quartet will provide a thrilling program after the Super Bowl. Suggested donation is $15 (or free with a Friends of Music season pass); students pay as they can afford. Free off-street parking available.
Latin Vigil Mass: L.A. Schola
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church
7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90046
    Eight voices of the L.A.Schola accompany the Latin Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday before Lent. Christopher Gravis conducts.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 4:30 p.m.
Solemn Evensong
St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90010
Information: 213.388.3015 or STJLA.org
    Choir of St. James will sing.

International Laureates Organ Series
St. James in-the-City Episcopal Church
3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010
Information: 213.388.3015 or STJLA.org
    Featuring Benjamin Straley.

Taizé Prayer and Song: The Power of Love
St Luke’s Episcopal Church
525 E. 7th Street, Long Beach 90813
Information: 562.436.4047 or www.stlukeslb.org
    The Episcopal Church has been participating in the Presiding Bishop’s program “The Way of Love”, and on February 12, St. Luke’s Long Beach will celebrate two of the program's practices, “Pray” and “Worship”, in an hour of quiet reflection. Gather with us in community to be still and listen, sing, and offer prayers of gratitude for the gift of Christ’s love for us and our love for one another.

Greek Isles & Italy Cruise with Dubrovnik
June 7 - 21, 2019
Imagine sailing on the same waters of historic seas that the ancient mariners navigated. This trip begins and ends with stays in two classic Italian cities Venice and Rome. Travelers will have the chance to experience the canals of Venice and the classical beauty of Rome. However, rather than taking a bus, they will cruise to ten classic ports laden with history, culture and religion: Kotor, Dubrovnik, Argostoli, Santorini, Mykonos, Chania, Malta, Sicily and the Italian mainland ports of Naples, and Livorno (Pisa and Florence). The cost from Los Angeles starts at $4,599 (inclusive of $600 in port fees and taxes). For more information contact the Rev. Canon Jim Newman, 310.391.5522, 888.-802.722 (toll-free), or rector@stbedesla.org. A brochure may be downloaded here.
Pilgrimage to the South of France: A Journey of Healing   
May 16-31, 2019
Please join us for a contemplative, thirteen-day journey through one of the most beautiful regions of the world: the South of France and the heart of Provence. The itinerary includes stays in Racamadour, the medieval city that has served as a Christian pilgrimage place for more than a thousand years; Lourdes, the ancient Christian healing place, and Avignon, in the heart of Provence with special emphasis on the healing journey of Vincent Van Gogh and Cezanne; there will also be side visits to Arles, Ax-En Provence and St. Remy, plus some of the most beautiful gardens in France. Our theme is inner healing, and the journey will allow time for rest, free time to explore and spiritual reflection. The pilgrimage will be led by Christopher McCauley, spiritual director and teacher and host of international pilgrimages and Frank Ramirez, veteran co-host of pilgrimages throughout the world. For more information, including a detailed itinerary, fees, and registration, please go to www.christophermccauley.org. Early registration by December 10 is strongly recommended; call 626.798.8944 or email cmccauley7100@gmail.com
A Pilgrimage in the Steps of the Ancient Celtic & British Saints
September 23 – October 5, 2019
Led by Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce and the Very Rev. Canon Ian Davis, rector of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Hollywood. The itinerary includes stops in Chester, Conwy Castle, Anglesey, Aberdaron, Snowdonia, Porteirion, Brecon, Llandaff, and Cardiff in Wales, as well as Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Canterbury, Oxford and London in England. A full itinerary is here. This pilgrimage involves a moderate amount of physical activity, including walking for a mile or more and traversing uneven ground. For more information and to sign up, contact Davies at frdavies@saintthomashollywood.org.
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.

Listings may be sent to editor@ladiocese.org

COSTA MESA: Administrative Assistant, St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Up to 20 hours/week. Temporary position; no benefits. Responsible for a wide variety of communication, administrative, and programmatic tasks for the parish, and is the key contact (with the clergy) for parishioners, groups using the facility, and visitors. A full job description, with contact information, is here.

LOS ANGELES (PALMS): Organist or organist/choir director at St. Mary's Church . Sunday services, with an hour's choir rehearsal beforehand, plus evening services for major feast days. Small, but fairly good pipe organ. The congregation can provide either modest lodgings and a small stipend, or no lodgings and a somewhat more generous stipend. Contact: Debora Shuger at shuger@gmail.com.

MALIBU: Minister of Music. St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church. Part time. Responsible for providing music in the Episcopal/Anglican and contemporary traditions. Keyboard and organ performance for Sunday and special services; choir training and development; supervision of full music program, including choral scholars (vocal music students from Pepperdine University); additional services. Full job description/contact information here

PASADENA: Assistant Youth Minister, All Saints Church. The AYM will share the transforming love of Jesus with the youth in a real and relevant way. The AYM will participate in the creation, development and operation of programs that support the spiritual formation and overall well being of all youth (grades 6 through 12) in the parish. They will foster their personal spiritual growth, ethical insight, age-appropriate theological and interfaith awareness and community engagement of the youth. They will engage in pastoral care of the youth and their families. This is a full-time position; for more, click here. Submit resume and cover letter to Christina Honchell by email at honchell@allsaints-pas.org.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA: Organist/Choirmaster, St. John Chrysostom Church . Part time (15 hours per week). To provide organ and other keyboard accompaniment, lead the choir and plan the music program. Classical and contemporary music proficiency required. For a full job description and application instructions, click here

SAN GABRIEL: Parish Secretary, Church of Our Saviour . Full time with benefits. Requirements: Microsoft Office Suite proficiency; minimum three years office management experience; experience with user-level database management; detail-oriented, organized and able to multi-task. Full job description and application instructions here .

SAN MARINO: Full-charge Bookkeeper, St. Edmund's Episcopal Church. Under direction of the church Treasurer, the rector and vestry, this position is responsible for maintaining (or, if a 1099 employee, to independently perform the tasks needed to maintain) the financial records of the church using computer financial software (currently Quickbooks), including journal entries and general ledger maintenance. A full job description, with contact information, is here.

SANTA BARBARA: Director of Music Ministries, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church . Seeking a director of music ministries (32 hours a week) to lead the All Saints congregation at the weekend services of Holy Eucharist, the Wednesday Eventide service, as well as feast days during the year. Ideal candidate will be a skilled musician on both organ and piano, an excellent choral conductor versatile in both contemporary and traditional sacred music, and be familiar and comfortable with the breadth of Episcopal style and tradition of worship. For full job description click here.

SANTA BARBARA: Youth Minister, All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church . Seeking a part-time youth minister to nurture Christian education and faith formation in youth and their families. The youth minister is responsible for coordinating programming for youth while enthusiastically seeking to involve all age groups in the on-going life of the congregation. For full job description click here.

SIMI VALLEY: Music Minister, St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. Part time, to accompany, direct and lead the choir for Sunday services. To apply,contact the church office at 805.526.5141 or email to stfrancis.simi@gmail.com.

SOUTH PASADENA: Professional tenor section leader, St. James' Church . Choir seeks a professional tenor section leader. Applicants should have excellent sight-reading skills, feel comfortable singing Renaissance and traditional Anglican music with one voice on a part, and be a responsible, professional employee. Section leaders perform solo repertoire throughout the church year as well. Having a degree in music is encouraged, but not required. Section leaders sing every Sunday morning (excluding summer Sundays), one Wednesday rehearsal a month and services for Advent, Christmas, and Holy Week. Email to sarahdrabant@gmail.com for more information. 

UPLAND: Preschool Substitute Teacher, St. Mark's Episcopal Preschool. Part- time position; six units or more of child development classes. Must be reliable, loving, nurturing, and committed. Contact: Jackie Wilds, 909.920.5565, ext. 208. Address: 330 E. 16th St. Upland, Ca. 91784.

VENTURA: The Farm Store at The Abundant Table . The farm store is looking for dedicated employees who love agriculture, farmers, food, the earth, and extraordinary community! Are you interested in helping shape the local food system? If so, the farm has shifts available on weekends and weekdays and would love to hear from you. Please send your resume and a brief statement about your interest in The Abundant Table to Lola@theabundanttable.org.

VENTURA: Institutional Sales Partnerships & CSA Manager for The Abundant Table . This is a three-year grant-funded position through the USDA Farmer’s Market Promotion Program. This position will build upon our current CSA and Farm to School sales with a key focus of developing new distribution markets among local institutions and under-resourced communities (predominantly Latino/a and Mixteco), developing new CSA models, as well as incorporating produce from other local growers into our unique distribution markets. The successful candidate should have the ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, anticipate issues and develop solutions. Fluency in Spanish is a must . For more information, click here.