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July 5, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

General Convention, the governing body of the Episcopal Church, begins its triennial meeting on July 8 in Baltimore, Maryland. Similar to our own Diocesan Convention, where our local congregations are represented by fellow parishioners, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church is a gathering of Bishops and elected representatives (deputies) from each diocese.  Every three […]

June 14, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

Does your church have an Emergency Disaster Plan? The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego wants your congregation to update and file its Emergency Disaster Plan with the Diocese. Our faith demands that we open ourselves to the world and share our faith, love, and commitment to Jesus Christ with everyone without judgment. This call to […]

May 2, 2022 | by Jason Evans

EDSD asks your prayers for our sisters and brothers in Christ at St. Philip’s Lemon Grove and Good Shepherd Hemet, both of which have suffered significant damage to their buildings lately. At Good Shepherd Hemet, a large quantity of water damaged the ground underneath the sanctuary on February 14, rendering the sanctuary unusable for the […]

March 15, 2022 | by Jason Evans

Pew Research Center reports that the highest share of searches for “church” is for Easter Sunday. We know that Easter is the center of our faith, and the secular world does too! This presents an opportunity for you and your church. Here are five suggestions to help you prepare for those that will attend your […]

February 22, 2022 | by Chris Tumilty

Lent is more than just a long runway to the high energy of Holy Week and the Resurrection of Christ; Lent is a season of the church that allows for self-reflection, refinement, and self-care. Here are five ways you can prepare for a Holy Lent.    1. Start moving  Being both body and soul, we […]

January 21, 2022 | by Susan Brown Snook

As the Covid pandemic continues, the members of our diocesan Public Health Task Force continue to meet and discuss ways to keep our communities safe, and pursue our mission in the name of Jesus Christ. We are grateful that our congregations have worked so hard on public health and safety issues for the nearly two […]

December 7, 2021 | by Jason Evans

A 2017 Pew study stated that more than half of adults in American plan to attend a worship service on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Christmas holds a unique place in American culture as a widely accepted religious holiday. This presents an opportunity for you and your church. Here are five suggestions to help you […]

August 31, 2021 | by Susan Brown Snook

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]

June 18, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

I’m writing to tell you a little about EfM, a course of study and inspiration. But really, there are two parts to the experience of EfM, the facts, so to speak, and the feelings.  So, let me start with the facts. The Book of Common Prayer’s Outline of the Faith includes the question, “Who are […]

June 11, 2021 | by Suzanne Watson

We’ve reached the point where the US is relaxing its COVID-19 precautions. That cases have fallen to the point that this is possible is incredibly good news, the answer to prayer, and a source of great joy. However, I am also seeing a spike in anxiety in my outpatient psychiatric practice. As I recently heard […]

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