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October 10, 2022 | by Charlette Preslar

International Day of Peace or “Peace Day” is celebrated annually on September 21. It was established in 1981 by a unanimous vote to a resolution in the United Nations. Peace Day provides a shared date globally for all of humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of […]

September 26, 2022 | by Jason Evans

As the autumn season begins, many church—and personal—schedules begin to fill up. Days grow shorter and the list of to-do’s only increase as we inch towards forthcoming holidays. Costumes to be made, goodies to bake, presents to be purchased and so on. Considering the busy-ness of the next few months as we approach Advent, here […]

September 20, 2022 | by Dawn Stary

For five days in late May of this year, I had the privilege of gathering with other seminarians at the annual Preaching in Excellence conference hosted by the Episcopal Preaching Foundation (EPF). For 35 years, the EPF has been educating Episcopal seminarians and clergy on the benefits of great preaching. Four of my fellow Sewanee […]

September 6, 2022 | by Jason Evans

One of the interesting aspects of working in a diocesan office is an awareness of the trends across congregations in various locales. Of course, each congregation is unique in many ways, but we are each part of the same tradition, in the same diocese. Because of that, trends become quickly apparent. One of those emerges […]

July 5, 2022 | by Susan Jester

The Light Up the Cathedral Service has its roots in outreach, but it has become a beacon of hope, love, and interfaith inclusivity. This year, you can join the LGBTQ+ community and faith leaders from throughout San Diego on July 13th for Light Up the Cathedral and begin your Pride week in worship and love.    […]

June 21, 2022 | by Richard Hogue

Recently, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego and the Commission on Ministry (COM) have revamped the discernment process for anyone inquiring about ordination as a call in their lives.   What is discernment, and why do we have a formal process?   Discernment is prayerful and intentional listening someone does to better understand what God might […]

June 21, 2022 | by Mark Patzman

Education for Ministry: Fertile ground to grow your faith “Will you continue in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers” (Baptismal Covenant, BCP 304). Every baptized Christian is called to ministry.  What is yours?  Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of the School of Theology at the […]

June 6, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is excited to announce the headliners for the Good News Festival! The Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will be joined by social justice leader, The Rev. Dr. William Barber! With two of the greatest public speakers in a generation, the Good News Festival is primed to be the most energizing […]

April 12, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” The hymn we often sing on Good Friday recognizes that we were there as Jesus died – because the life-and-death story of that astounding week in Jerusalem is the central story of our lives as children of God. All of us were there with Jesus, we believe […]

March 29, 2022 | by Robert Lewis

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, St. Paul’s, Yuma hosted a block party as part of the Year of Evangelism. In the preceding two months, they began neighborhood canvassing efforts, both in the neighborhood of the church and in the neighborhoods of parishioners. Each parishioner had a role of reaching a minimum of one person in […]

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