September 8, 2019
Volunteers pitch in to clear the lawn at St. Barnabas' Church, Eagle Rock (Los Angeles). With the support of St. Stephen's Church, Hollywood, and its rector, Jaime Edwards-Acton, the church will relaunch as "St. Be's" at an event on Sept. 28. Photo: Jubilee Consortium
Revival or resurrection;
Eagle Rock church is coming back as 'St. Be's'
Launch party is scheduled for Sept. 28: all are welcome

By Pat McCaughan

Call it revival or resurrection, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church —which closed to official worship a year ago—is back as “St. Be” and is inviting the entire diocesan community to a Sept. 28 party to celebrate the launch of a reimagined, exploratory community in Eagle Rock.

For the Rev. Canon Jaime Edwards-Acton, jump-starting the new ministry was part of being a good neighbor.

“I’ve lived in Eagle Rock for 20 years and I wanted to explore something new, to re-energize the community, just because it’s my neighborhood, and because I’d love to have a vibrant community here,” said Edwards-Acton, who is rector of St. Stephen’s Church in Hollywood and executive director of the Jubilee Consortium.

His work with the consortium, a collaborative of Episcopal churches formed in 2001 to provide leadership and enrichment programs to local communities, helped fuel the revitalization.

Read more on The Episcopal News website here.
Bishop's Concert is sold out
Tickets for the Oct. 11 Bishop's Concert featuring singer, author and actor Debby Boone are now sold out, according to Canon Kathy O'Connor, who is coordinating the event. A profile of Boone and her artistic and spiritual journey, published in the Late Summer 2019 issue of The Episcopal News, is here .
Diocesan Convention
Nominees for diocesan office invited to submit videos along with other candidate information
Canon Steven Nishibayashi, Secretary of Convention, has requested that candidates for diocesan offices to be elected at this year's Diocesan Convention (Nov. 15 - 16) provide a video — taken on their phones — in which they identify themselves, their congregations, the office for which they are running, and a short statement of their reasons for seeking the office. Links to these videos will be provided along with the usual candidate information (photo, short biography and statement) in the Nominations pages of the convention website.

For information about the video, see the July issue of Convention Notes here.
Deadline for resolutions is Sept. 6
Resolutions proposed for consideration at Diocesan Convention 2019 must be submitted by September 6 using the form below and must be signed by the delegate submitting the Resolution. The deadline to submit statements of opposition to Resolutions is Oct. 4. For a submission form, click here.
Schedule for deanery pre-convention meetings
Convention is Friday - Saturday, Nov. 15 - 16 at Riverside Convention Center
As Diocesan Convention approaches each year, meetings are held in the deaneries of the diocese for clergy, convention delegates and all interested Episcopalians. Schedule is here.
Events & Announcements
Childless men and women invited to healing program at Church of the Angels
Church of the Angels, Pasadena, will welcome childless men and women to “Healing Loss with Light & Love,” on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. At this non-denominations service, those who are childless due to infertility, circumstance or difficult choices will have an opportunity to honor their loss in a safe space through poetry, readings, violin music, a candle lighting ceremony, and more. "Whatever the reasons you find yourself childless when having a child was your dream, you’re sure to find welcome and comfort at this event," says the announcement. The service will be led by Kelly Brandt, a certified bereavement facilitator and Gateway Women facilitator, and will be followed by refreshments. For more information, click here. For reservations or additional questions, contact Brandt at losstolight@gmail.com. The Church of the Angels is located at 1100 Avenue 64, Pasadena 91105.
LACMA 'Sundays Live' chamber music concerts coming to St. James' Church, Los Angeles
St. James in-the-City, in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, will be the site of the acclaimed chamber music series Sundays Live, which began in 1948 at Exposition Park and has been presented for the past 29 years at LACMA. Due to the museum's current renovation project, Sundays Live will find a new home at St. James's Church, featuring chamber, orchestral, choral and solo artists from Southern California and around the globe, who will present their free concert offerings at 6 p.m. each Sunday, streaming live and on KUSC’s Radio On Demand. St. James' will continue its traditional Evensong services and International Laureates Organ Series in addition to the Sundays Live programs. The inaugural concert will be on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. and will feature harpist Marcia Dickstein and Friends; Amy Hershberger and Luanne Homzy (violin), David Walther (viola), Angela Wiegand (flute) and Leslie Reed (English horn), playing music of Debussy, Bax and others. St. James Church is located at 3903 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90010. For information, visit STJLA.org. Live streaming will be posted at www.SundaysLive.org. For weekly downloads, visit www.kusc.org and click on Radio/On Demand.
'Womankind' invited to Arcadia parish for time of prayer and refreshment
Episcopal Church Women of Church of the Transfiguration, Arcadia, will present "WOMANKIND 2019," a time for prayer and refreshment, and care for the physical, spiritual, and mental self, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The program will feature a keynote address by the Rev. Canon Ada Wong Nagata, and presentations by the Rev. Laurel Coote, priest and certified spiritual director, and Patricia Esslin, assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University. The day will begin with Morning Prayer and end with a contemplative Taizé worship service, based on the practices of a monastic community in France. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are $25, including lunch. Childcare will be available at no charge; bring a sack lunch and snack for the child. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required: click here. Tickets may be purchased online here. For more information about the event, visit the Facebook event page here. Church of the Transfiguration is located at 1881 S. First Avenue, Arcadia 91006. For additional information, call the church office at 626.445.3340, or Suzanne Davis, event chair, at 626.679.7219.
Whittier's Soup Hour to host Comedy Show Fiesta fundraiser on Sept. 28
The Soup Hour, a longtime ministry at St. Matthias' Church, Whittier, will hold its Comedy Show Fiesta on Saturday, Sept. 28, 6 - 10 p.m. This fundraising event for the Soup Hour ministry, the event will be filled with laughs, tacos, raffles, and auctions. Tickets at $50 each will be available at the door, and will include the comedy show, a taco dinner, dessert and one drink. A $250 sponsorship will include four tickets. Raffle tickets and additional drinks will be available for purchase. The non-sectarian Soup Hour at Saint Matthias' Church, a 4 01(c)(3) registered nonprofit, has served the Whittier area continuously for more than 30 years. Every afternoon at 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, rain or shine, volunteers at the Soup Hour serve a hot meal to anyone who arrives — no questions asked. All proceeds from the Comedy Show Fiesta will support The Soup Hour. For tickets, click here. St. Matthias' Church is located at 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier 90602.
All are invited to St. Stephen’s Preschool's 50th anniversary celebration
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Preschool, Santa Clarita, is pleased to announce "Under the Big Top," a grand celebration of its 50th anniversary. The public is invited to join the fun at the school, located at 24901 Orchard Village Road, near the intersection with Lyons Avenue, on Saturday, Sept. 7, 5 - 8 p.m. A brief welcome with special guests at 5:30 p.m. will launch the festivities, which will include food, drinks, carnival games for all ages and a silent auction. School alumni are especially invited to attend. For reservations and tickets, call the school office at 661.259.8527 - or just come on Sept. 7.
From the wider Episcopal Church
Province 8 ECW invites church women to annual retreat
The Episcopal Church Women of Province VIII will hold its annual retreat, titled "Walking in God's Love," at the Hilton Garden Inn (Airport), Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 27 - 28. The program will include a keynote address by the Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall, bishop of Arizona (pictured), plus a business meeting, worship, and plenary presentations (the agenda is here). Registrations are still being accepted, and hotel reservations can be made by directly calling the hotel at 602.470.0500: use the code "PROV" for the discounted rate. Conference registration fee is $150, which includes the Friday reception and Taize service, Saturday programs, lunch and dinner (breakfast is not included); $125 for Saturday programs and lunch. To register, click here. For more information, contact Canon Martha Estes, marthakestes53@gmail.com.
Reminders
New Episcopal News issue is online
The Late Summer 2019 issue of The Episcopal News magazine is now online, in versions for printing and reading online. Stories in this issue include:
  • "Defying gravity," a message from Bishop John Harvey Taylor
  • Preparations under way for Diocesan Convention at new time, old location
  • Dean Kelly Brown Douglas of Washington National Cathedral to keynote Bishop’s Dinner on Nov. 2
  • Los Angeles UBE chapter hosts ‘family reunion’ of Black Episcopalians from the diaspora
  • Presiding Bishop tells young Episcopalians: ‘We must help America find its soul’
  • Credit Union helps dreams come true for people — and churches, too
  • Singing star, clergy spouse Debby Boone will light up Bishop’s Concert
  • In Covina, rite celebrates a new name, affirms identity for transgender Episcopalian
The issue also includes clergy Connections, upcoming events, and other news of the diocesan community. For download options, click here.
Dean Kelly Brown Douglas of Washington National Cathedral to keynote Bishop's Dinner on Nov. 2
Event will honor Joe Costa, executive officer of Hillsides
The third annual Bishop's Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the nave of St. John's Cathedral, Los Angeles. Keynote speaker will be the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary, and canon theologian at Washington National Cathedral. The event will honor Joe Costa, president and chief executive officer of Hillsides, a service agency and diocesan institution that works with at-risk children and families. Read more here.
Filipino ministry immersion experience planned for Sept. 14
New Community, the multicultural ministries program of the diocese, will continue its series of full-day Asian Immersion experiences in which lay and clergy leaders will learn more about and engage with Asian cultures and communities on Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with "Exploring the Filipino Culture and Communities." Reservations are required. Cost is $30 per person, payable to The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, memo: Asian Immersion. For reservations, contact the Rev. Peter Huang at peter.huang@stfrancispalosverdes.org or the Rev. Brent Quines, brentsbp@yahoo.com.
Daughters of the King to gather for Fall Assembly in Camarillo
"Women in Spiritual Leadership: Sharing Our Stories – Sharing Our Spirit" will be the theme of the 2019 Daughters of the King Fall Assembly on Saturday, Oct. 19. The St. Columba’s DOK chapter in Camarillo will host the meeting in conjunction with the chapters at All Saints, Oxnard, and Saint Paul’s, Ventura. Read more here.
Rowan Williams, 104th archbishop of Canterbury, to take part in centennial celebration at St. Mary's Church, Palms
A distinguished guest at the 100th anniversary of St. Mary's Church in Palms, Los Angeles, will be the Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams, 104th archbishop of Canterbury, who retired from that post in 2012. Williams will celebrate and preach at a "pontifical high Mass" on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. Read more here.
St. Athanasius' to present 'Evening of Jazz' with Russell Ferrante
St. Athanasius’ Church in Los Angeles will host "An Evening of Jazz," a fundraiser and jazz concert performed by the Russell Ferrante Trio on Sunday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m. Ferrante, keyboardist for The Yellowjackets, is accompanied by Michael Valerio on bass and Steve Schaefer on drums. Tickets are $40 dollars per person, which includes admission and light hors d’oeuvres. Sponsorships are also available to purchase on behalf of those who would like to attend but don’t have the money; contact ykim@ladiocese.org for more information and to donate items for the silent auction. Beverages will be available for purchase. St. Athanasius Church is located at 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. For information, click here or call 857.600.8922.
All Saints, Pasadena, sponsors supply drive for schoolchildren
With the Pasadena Unified School District and Families in Transition, All Saints Church, Pasadena, is sponsoring a drive to collect school supplies, clothing and toiletries for children and young people in need in the Pasadena area. Donations may be dropped off at All Saints' main office and Regas House lobby, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Blessing of the Backpacks will be held on Sunday, Sept. 8. All Saints Church is located at 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101.
Video of Presiding Bishop Curry's UBE sermon now available online
All Saints Church, Pasadena, has posted a video of the sermon preached by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry during the Union of Black Episcopalians youth service on July 24. The video is here.
'Build for Unity' celebration will mark 10th anniversary of Gordon's House
Habitat for Humanity Orange County will host an interfaith "Build for Unity Celebration" on Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 - 7 p.m. at St. George's Church, Laguna Hills. This special event will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of Gordon's House, a Habitat house that was begun during the 2009 General Convention in Anaheim in honor of the Rev. Canon Gordon Yeaton. Read more here.
Black Episcopalians invited to 'Healing From Internalized Oppression'
The Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church invites Episcopalians of African descent to a seminary on "Healing From Internalized Oppression," on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 - 14, at the Cathedral Center of St. Paul, 840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles. The Friday session will take place 6 - 9 p.m.; dinner will be served. On Saturday, the program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.; continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For information and to register, click here. Read more here.
Filipino ministry immersion experience planned for Sept. 14
New Community, the multicultural ministries program of the diocese, will continue its series of full-day Asian Immersion experiences in which lay and clergy leaders will learn more about and engage with Asian cultures and communities on Saturday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with "Exploring the Filipino Culture and Communities." Read more here.
'Festival of Joy' in Laguna Hills will celebrate interfaith ties
St. George's Church, Laguna Hills, will hold a "Festival of Joy" interfaith celebration on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2 - 4 p.m. The event will include a potluck dinner with celebratory foods from different faith traditions, along with activities for families and children. The festival will be held at St. George's Bourne Hall, 23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills 92653. For information call the church office at 949.837.4530 or visit www.stgeorgesparish.org.
Hands Together celebrates 20 years of service to Santa Ana community
Hands Together - A Center for Children will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 3 - 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 with a fiesta at the Vanderlip Allen historic house at 655 W. Main Street, Tustin 92780. The Rev. Brad Karelius, a founder of Hands Together, will be honored at the event, which also will feature music, food, and auction and prizes. Read more here.
Franciscan spirituality program for women to be offered in September
Companions in Franciscan Spirituality, a free 10-day residential immersion program in Franciscan Spirituality, will be offered by the Community of St. Francis in San Francisco for women over 18 Sept. 27 - Oct. 7. The program includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out of that spirituality by sharing in community life, worship and ministry in the church and wider community. For more information, click here or contact Sr. Pamela Clare at pamelaclarecsf@aol.com.
Gooden Center announces 2019 'Run for Recovery'
The Gooden Center, an Episcopal Church-related treatment center for men dealing with addiction, will hold its annual "Run for Recovery" fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Lacy Park in San Marino. The event will include a 5K run, finisher medals, t-shirts, a Halloween costume contest, vendors, food, live music and activities for the whole family. Dogs and strollers are welcome. For information, visit goodencenterrun.com
Reminders from the wider church
'Celebrating Baptism' video series and reflection guides now available
The sacrament of baptism is an opportunity for joy, power, and a deep connection with tradition. "Celebrating Baptism" offers an opportunity to teach and learn about this sacrament through a free video series and accompanying reflection guides available from The Episcopal Church here. Celebrating Baptism follows the Gregory family as they navigate the process of preparing their young daughter, Anna, for baptism. Watch as they discover the beautiful reason why we baptize, create lifelong relationships with the community of believers on this journey with them, and connect with the ancient history of God’s presence through this outward sacrament of inner grace. Read more here.
Presiding bishop's office offers back-to-school greeting, other resources
Speaking in a newly released back-to-school video, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry -- toting his own backpack -- reminds young people that, like their school backpacks, Jesus is with them wherever they go and offers a prayer for them (from the Book of Common Prayer). The video is accompanied by blessing-of-the-backpacks resources and other back-to-school evangelism materials in English and Spanish. The video and link to resources are here.
Traveling the Way of Love Episode 4: Turn
"Traveling the Way of Love, Episode 4: Turn," the latest installment of a new video series from The Episcopal Church Office of Communication, premiered July 23 on The Episcopal Church website and on The Episcopal Church Facebook page. Hosted by Chris Sikkema, the Office of Communication’s manager for special projects, Traveling the Way of Love shares stories of the ways people across The Episcopal Church practice the Way of Love with each episode highlighting one of the seven Way of Love practices: turn, learn, pray, worship, bless, go, and rest. This fourth episode focuses on Turn. Three additional episodes are planned for 2019; watch for them in September, October and November. Episodes are closed-captioned. Read more here.
Episcopal and Lutheran recovery ministries to offer 'Addiction & Faith Conference' in Minnesota
It's not too late to register for the second annual Addiction & Faith Conference, hosted by the Fellowship of Recovering Lutheran Clergy (FRLC) and Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church (RMEC), September 20 - 22 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota. Keynote speakers will be lecturer and author the Rev. Brian McLaren and psychiatry professor and author George E. Vaillant. Writer and workshop leader Karen Casey and alcohol and drug counselor Samuel Simmons will be plenary speakers; special guest speaker will be Bishop Penrose Hoover of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (Lower Susquehanna Synod.) Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is also scheduled to attend. Spiritual practice activities and breakout sessions will also be offered. For more about the conference schedule, speakers, workshop leaders, costs and scholarships, click here.
Episcopal Church grants program will support local and regional evangelism efforts
Episcopal institutions can now apply for the next round of the Episcopal Evangelism Grants Program, designed to fund local and regional evangelism efforts in the Episcopal Church. The application deadline is October 1. The grant program, which began in 2017 as a result of the 2015 General Convention’s increased investment in evangelism galvanized by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, awards up to $2,000 for an individual congregation and up to $8,000 for multi-church, diocesan and regional collaborations. Read more here.
Book of Occasional Services 2018 is available to download in English, Spanish
The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is pleased to announce the release of The Book of Occasional Services 2018, a collection of liturgical resources related to occasions which do not occur with sufficient frequency to warrant their inclusion in The Book of Common Prayer. Read more here.
This week around the diocese
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Friday Night Farming
Edendale Grove Garden
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information here
Seeds of Hope, a food justice program based in Los Angeles, invites volunteers for an evening of service and fellowship. Participants will help maintain the Edendale Grove Garden and its living labyrinth, and share a fresh dinner on the roof of the Cathedral Center.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 5 p.m.
Book Signing: River of Fire by Helen Prejean
All Saints Church
132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena 91101
Information here
Vroman’s Bookstore will present Sister Helen Prejean in conversation with the Rev. Mike Kinman, talking about and signing her new memoir, River of Fire: My Spiritual Journey. Tickets are $32, which includes a copy of the book.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Build For Unity Celebration
St. George’s Church
23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills
Information here
    Habitat for Humanity Orange County will host an interfaith celebration to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Gordon’s House, a Habitat house that was begun during the 2009 General Convention in Anaheim in honor of the Rev. Canon Gordon Yeaton. Tickets are $25, which includes dinner and music and dance performances.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Healing from Internalized Oppression
Cathedral Center of St. Paul
840 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles
Information here
The Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church invites Episcopalians of African descent to a seminary on “Healing From Internalized Oppression” for education on institutional, interpersonal, and internal oppression along with healing processes. The Friday session will be 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.; dinner will be served. On Saturday, the program will be from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Asian Immersion: Exploring the Filipino Culture and Communities
Holy Trinity-St. Benedict Church
412 N. Garfield Avenue, Alhambra
New Community, the multicultural ministries program of the diocese, will continue its series of full-day Asian Immersion experiences in which lay and clergy leaders will learn more about and engage with Asian cultures and communities. As one of the fastest-growing and the second-largest Asian group in the U.S., the Filipino community is very diverse and often overlooked. Hosted by Bishop Suffragan Diane Jardine Bruce, the day will include presentations and discussions of the Filipino populations, as well as examples of the indigenous Pinoy and Igorot cultures of the Phillipines. Reservations are required; cost is $30 per person, payable to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, memo: Asian Immersion.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Free Legal Aid Ministry
Jackie Robinson Center
1020 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena 91103
Information: 626.583.2734 or aramirez@allsaints-pas.org
A free legal aid clinic will assist with issues in: Housing; Public Benefits; Family Law; Expungements; Bankruptcy/Consumer Debt; and other issues. Open to all individuals and community members who need legal assistance but lack resources for an attorney. Please bring any and all papers related to your case. If you can't attend the clinic and are in need of support, call Public Counsel at 213.385.2977.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Festival of Joy
St. George’s Church
23802 Avenida de la Carlota, Laguna Hills 92653
Information: 949.837.4530 or here
This interfaith event will include a potluck dinner with celebratory foods from different faith traditions, along with activities for families and children.
This week in liturgy & the arts
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 10 a.m.
Installation of Rector: Lester Mackenzie
St. Mary’s Church
428 Park Avenue, Laguna Beach 92651
Information: 949.494.3542
Bishop John Harvey Taylor will install the Rev. Lester Mackenzie as rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Laguna Beach. A light luncheon will follow the service. Clergy: red stoles.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 8 p.m.
Golden Bridge Consort
All Saints’ Church
504 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills 90210
310.275.0123 ext.112 or www.allsaintsbh.org
This outstanding vocal ensemble, led by Suzi Digby, OBE, returns to All Saints’ with a program exploring the relationship between the English and American choral traditions. Tickets available at the door; Music Guild members admitted free with season pass.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 8 p.m.
Compline at the Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
514 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles 90007
Thirty minutes of stillness, prayer, and song—bathed in calming candlelight; followed by food and fellowship. (First and third Sundays of each month, September through July.)
Opportunities
TRAVEL & PILGRIMAGE
Pilgrimage to England and Scotland: Tracing the Roots of the Episcopal Church
November 11 - 21, 2019
An 11-day pilgrimage exploring historic events that helped shape the Episcopal Church. Stops will include a visit to St. Andrew's Cathedral in Aberdeen, Scotland; a luncheon at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, where C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien met with the "Inklings"; exploration of the Scottish and English countryside, shopping, pub visits, afternoon tea and more. Cost is $3,749, which covers roundtrip flight from L.A., four-star hotels, most meals, all ground transportation, guides and drivers, and entrances to everything listed in the itinerary. Led by the Rev. Steve DeMuth, rector of Holy Trinity Church, Covina. A full brochure is here.
Be Transformed by Tanzania
April 25 - May 7, 2020
Christian and Shannon Kassoff will lead a transformational journey to Tanzania in East Africa April 25 - May 7, 2020. This trip will have a school project component, however, the focus will be traveling with intention to meet new people, experience another culture, and to stretch, learn and grow into new ways of being and engaging the world. This will not be a "churchy" trip but we will meet the Holy Spirit everywhere as she expresses herself around East Africa. We will have time for reflection and meditation and optional opportunities for yoga. We will of course visit God's creation on safari in the Serengetti and Ngorongoro Crater. Cost is $3,700, which covers roundtrip flight from LAX. For information visit RoadtoTanzania.com. Questions? Contact Christian at zinchy@gmail.com and 714.726.3673.
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. Most 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.

LONG BEACH: Music Director and Organist, St. Luke's Episcopal Church; to lead worship, work with the choir, and set a vision for the parish music program. 18 hours per week; salary $33,000-$38,000 commensurate with experience. St. Luke's hopes to fill this position by November, 2019. Full job description and application instructions here.

LOS ANGELES: Senior Accountant. The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles is seeking an experienced senior accountant who is well versed in fund accounting, budgeting, financial statement preparation, and internal controls. 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. A full job description is here. Send resume and cover letter to finance@ladiocese.org.

ONTARIO: Parish Assistant, Christ Church, to staff the office Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. For inquires, contact Gianluigi Gugliermetto, priest-in-charge, at priest.christchurchont@gmail.com.

PALOS VERDES ESTATES: Organist. St Francis Episcopal Church seeks an organist for two services on Sunday and to accompany one adult choir. 10-15 hours per week. For full job description click here.

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. Must be fully bilingual (English and Spanish). Full job description and application instructions are here.

PLACENTIA: Office secretary/Administrative Assistant, Church of the Blessed Sacrament. Experienced church secretary/administrator with strong communication skills, to provide full parish office support. Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p..m. Responsibilities include: Computer work; office support and inventory; regular office equipment usage, including daily printing/copying; MSOffice projects as assigned, managing mail, telephone calls, etc. Send resume for immediate consideration to frbarrett1314@gmail.com.

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.