January 27, 2019
New York, Los Angeles ministries create space for Asian Americans
The Diocese of Los Angeles recently hosted a summit conference at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul for organizers of EDLA's The Gathering: a Space for Asian American Spirituality and EAST (Episcopal Asian Supper Table), a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. Led by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce of Los Angeles and Bishop Suffragan Allen Shin of New York (pictured at right), about 11 representatives, clergy and lay, from each diocese compared narratives, notes, and experiences. "We planned the meeting around the past, present and future," said the Rev. Yein Kim of St. Athanasius Church, Los Angeles, who was among the organizers for the three-day conference. "People told their stories. There were tears, there was laughter." The group also spent some time brainstorming possibilities for building ministry among "people who feel they don't belong," Kim said; both Episcopalians of Asian descent and people outside the church who need what the Episcopal Church has to offer. Possible new outreach may include support for Asian clergy and lay members in dioceses that don't have specific ministries for Asian members. For more information about The Gathering, contact Kim at ykim@ladiocese.org or the Rev. Peter Huang at peter.huang@stfrancispalosverdes.org.
Top photo: Chris Tumilty. Photo above right: John Taylor
Law, morality, and a non-linear path to civil rights are subject of address at Jan. 20 MLK event
“Law and morality are not the same thing,” Devon Carbado, a professor of law at UCLA (pictured above), told some 250 people at the diocesan Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, held on Jan. 20 at All Saints Church, Pasadena. Furthermore, he said, “The civil rights trajectory, the pathway to social change, is not linear. It reflects what we might call a reform entrenchment; a movement forward, then a movement backward.” He drew attention to a series of historical court cases in which the rights of African-Americans and other groups were either advanced or set back. His remarks were preceded by readings from the words of distinguished African Americans, including poet Maya Angelou, President Barack Obama, and Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, interspersed with hymns and anthems by the Episcopal Chorale. Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce and Deacon Margaret McCauley were among the planners of the event; Bishop John Harvey Taylor also took part. For more, see the Winter 2019 issue of The Episcopal News, due out in early February.
Photo: Janet Kawamoto
Local Episcopal, Roman Catholic and Lutheran bishops reaffirm baptism covenant on 25th anniversary
Marking the Jan. 18 opening of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Above left, from left), Bishop John Harvey Taylor of the Episcopal Diocese, Archbishop Jose Gomez of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Bishop R. Guy Erwin of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America renew a covenant on baptism and cooperative ministries which was inaugurated 25 years ago, on Nov. 21, 1993, by their three predecessors (above right, left to right), Bishop Frederick H. Borsch, Cardinal Roger Mahony, and Bishop J. Robert Anderson during a liturgy attended by 500 at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. The Jan. 18 commemoration occurred in the St. Vibiana Chapel of L.A.’s Roman Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels where participating prelates renewed friendships and informally discussed collaboration to address the Southland’s crisis of housing affordability and availability.                 
—Reported by Bob Williams. 2019 photo: Bob Williams. 1993 photo: Bob Messina
In the congregations
Echo Park food bank reaches out to local federal employees affected by government shutdown
The St. Athanasius Food Bank located at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul in Echo Park invites government employees in Los Angeles County affected by the shutdown who need food for their families to come to the food bank at 840 Echo Park Ave (entrance on Laguna Street) for distribution of provisions. Regular hours are Fridays, 8 - 11 a.m., but food will be given on other days during business hours. Cathedral Center Provost Frank Alton encourages the diocesan community to help share the news of this service. For information, contact him at falton@ladiocese.org.
Montecito church to begin 14-month renovation of church building
All Saints Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara will hold a last worship service in its nave Jan. 27 before the 119-year-old church is closed for a 14-month renovation project. Services will be held in the parish hall beginning Feb. 3. Construction will begin April 1; before then everything in the church will be removed, including the organ, pews and pulpit. Stained glass windows also will be removed and crated for safe storage during the renovation project. Parishioners have recently worked to spruce up the parish hall for its temporary role as worship space. About a year ago, All Saints was in the news when it served as a triage center and staging area for rescue efforts after its Montecito neighborhood was badly damaged by mudslides caused by heavy rainfall after a massive fire wiped out much of the vegetation on the hillsides. The church itself was not damaged in the fires or mudslides; the renovation is designed to deal with wear and tear on a building that has served the community for well over a century. Pictured above left: Rector Aimee Eyer-Delevett, at right, welcomes, from left, Canon Michael Bamberger, Bishop John Harvey Taylor and Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce to the church in January 2018. Photo: Janet Kawamoto
Events & Announcements
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. Evita Krislock, Province 8 ECW president, will offer the keynote address on "Sacred Listening," based on Kay Lindahl’s popular books. Homilist at the Eucharist will be Canon Kathy Hannigan O’Connor, wife of Bishop John Harvey Taylor. Intergenerational programs to be offered will include “Self Assessment “ with Nora Harris (Girls Friendly Society); “Spiritual Refreshment” with Kimberly Cortner (Daughters of the King); and “Self Healing with Essential Oils” with the Rev. Jo Ann Weeks. A buffet lunch will be served, and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Cost is $35 per person or $50 per family if registered and paid in advance; $40 per person at the door. The Cathedral Center is located at 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. More information is here, or email to president@ecwlosangeles.org
St. Athanasius Church invites all to Candlemas on Feb. 2
St. Athanasius Church, Los Angeles, invites all to its celebration of Candlemas on Saturday, February 2, at 4 p.m. Feb. 2, known by various names throughout the world -- Candlemas, Groundhog Day, Imbolc, Día de la Candelaria, la Chandeleur, among others -- is the feast of the Presentation, the halfway point of winter, 40 days after Christmas, commemorating the infant Jesus being presented in the temple in Jerusalem. Candlemas is an annual event at St. Athanasius, where the congregation -- children and adults -- gathers to tell stories from around the world, light a new fire in the patio fire pit, bless infant Jesus figures from their home Christmas creches, and candles for their homes. Eucharist will be celebrated, and dinner will be served. St. Athanasius Church is at the Cathedral Center, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. All are welcome. For information, contact the Rev. Canon Frank Alton, provost, at falton@ladiocese.org, or the Rev. Yein Kim at ykim@ladiocese.org.
All Saints 20s/30s weekend retreat planned for March 1 - 3
20s/30s All Saints, a Pasadena-based faith community of young adults aiming "to comfort, challenge, and create; to ask tough questions and grow as they share their journeys," will hold a Spring Retreat March 1 - 3 at Camp Stevens in Julian. Led by Carol Hekman, it will be a weekend of fellowship, friendship, fun and thoughtful spiritual reflection on the theme of Centering Prayer. Cost is $100 per person and includes all meals. To register, click here. For more information, contact Christine Cox at 626.583.2765 or ccox@allsaints-pas.org.
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, located in Julian, 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.
From the wider church
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. The new resource set includes three components:

  • Adult Forums: a set of seven forums, suitable to diverse settings, ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love.
  • Quiet Day: The Quiet Day curriculum condenses the forums into a single-day journey.
  • Test Kitchen: “Living the Way of Love, Transformed.” After the forty days of Lent, this Facebook-based platform will invite participants into a fifty-day Eastertide “Test Kitchen.” People everywhere will actively “GO” with Jesus from the tomb to bless the world - and then share and inspire each other with accounts of how they are living the Way of Love.

Additional seasonal resources are also available, including Ashes to Go, Lenten meditations from Episcopal Relief & Development, Lent Madness, and more. For more information about these resources, click here.
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 and 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.

Sacred Stillness retreat slated at All Saints, Pasadena
The Healing and Health ministry at All Saints Church, Pasadena, will begin a series of quarterly Sacred Stillness morning retreats on Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 - 11:30 a.m., led by Ann D'Angelo. For more information contact Ana Camacho at acamacho@allsaints-pas.org or 626.583.2737.

Buddhist priest, author to lead 'Connections' 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.

The Gathering invites all to 'find connections across cultures' at Jan. 26 conversation
Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce and the deans of St. John's Cathedral invite the diocesan community to a presentation and facilitated community conversation on "Finding Our Connections Across Cultures" on Saturday, January 26, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Read more here.

Pilgrimage to Cuernavaca planned for March 23 – April 6
The 2019 annual pilgrimage to Cuernavaca is an opportunity to become acquainted with the Diocese of Los Angeles’ companions in 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, JANUARY 26, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.
Asian Ministries: Finding Our Connections Across Cultures
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
St. John's Cathedral and the Gathering - a Space for Asian American Spirituality will hold a presentation and facilitated community conversation, featuring Heidi Kim, staff officer to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on Racial Reconciliation, and the Rev. Chuck Wynder, Jr., staff officer to the presiding bishop on Social Justice and Advocacy Engagement. This event seeks to engage not only leaders in New Community ministries (formerly multicultural ministries) but those in the wider diocesan community who desire to better understand racial and cultural dynamics in ministry. All are welcome to attend; the event is free and includes continental breakfast. Contact the Rev. Peter Huang or the Rev. Yein Kim for reservations.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 11:30 a.m.
Sacred Stillness Retreat
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena
Information: acamacho@allsaints-pas.org or 626.583.2737
The Healing and Health ministry at All Saints Church, Pasadena, will begin a series of quarterly Sacred Stillness morning retreats, led by Ann D’Angelo. The sessions will be “a time for stillness, reflection, prayers, healing and meditation. Connect to the love that is the engine of change and the fuel for action in our world. What empowers change and makes us long for transformation is the experience of being deeply loved for who we are.” All are welcome.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 7:30 p.m.
Screening: L.A. Foodways
Laemmle Fine Arts Theater
8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills 90211
Tickets here
Seeds of Hope, the dioceses food justice ministry, will co-host a special sneak preview screening of KCETs upcoming regional historical program, L.A. Foodways, which features Tim Alderson, Seeds of Hope executive director and fifth-generation Los Angeles-area farmer. The new multi-platform series from filmmaker/actor/producer Raphael Sbarge explores L.A.s storied agricultural past and presents some surprising answers to challenges the city now faces. There will be a wine reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion with key individuals featured in the film.
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.

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."
This week in liturgy, art & music
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 5 p.m.
Choral Evensong for Epiphany
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
Information: 310.275.0123, ext.112 or www.allsaintsbh.org
All Saints Choir performs works by William Byrd, John Reading, Herbert Murrill, and Byron Adams. A reception will follow the service.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 5:30 p.m.
Eucharist in the Style of Taizé
St. Columba's Episcopal Church
1251 Las Posas Road, Camarillo 93010
Information: 805.482.8831
St. Columba’s monthly Sunday evening service uses the music of Taizé and quiet reflection to set the mood of worship. These services will feature simple chants sung repetitively, to let the message of scripture settle into hearts and minds. There will be a time of silence (5-7 minutes). A potluck supper in the parish hall will be available following the service. Participants may drop off their dishes in the Parish Hall kitchen before the service.
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.”

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.

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.


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.

HERMOSA BEACH: Director of Music/Organist, St. Cross Episcopal Church. St. Cross seeks a Director of Music/Organist to lead worship, work with the choirs, and set a vision for the church’s music program. 20 hours a week with benefits. Choirs include one adult choir, one children’s choir, and a bell choir. Music is mostly traditional but allows for other forms of sacred music. Information is here. Deadline is December 21; please send cover letter and resume to the Rev. Rachel Nyback at rnyback@stcross.org.

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. 

THOUSAND OAKS: Tenor or Baritone section leader for The Parish of Saint Patrick . Choir seeks a professional baritone or tenor to lead the male section. Applicants should have excellent sight reading and musicianship skills, feel comfortable singing solo, and provide singing leadership at all scheduled Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday morning church services. For more information, please contact Susie Ruth at church@stpatschurch.org.

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.