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June 12, 2018 | by Jim Stiven

In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 54, the so-called California Values Act which declared that we are a sanctuary state. In November 2017, this Diocese, through its annual convention passed Resolution 17-05 declaring that this diocese is a sanctuary diocese.  Much debate has ensued at the local, state and national levels about […]

April 27, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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No one’s plans for the end of life will be exactly the same, but one thing is for certain: if you don’t plan, someone else will decide for you. From reviewing medical care if you are incapacitated, to how you wish be remembered by your loved ones, and planning your estate, take the time now […]

April 27, 2018 | by Hannah Wilder
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Few things are more important than making certain that your assets are distributed as you wish at your death, or ensuring the kind of funeral/memorial service you would desire. It is also crucial that loved ones know how you want to be cared for medically if you were not able to communicate your wishes directly. […]

December 1, 2017 | by Jim Stiven

Following the publication of Resolution 17-05, and the dissemination of the standing committee president’s commentary on the subject, questions emerged. We offer these frequently asked questions and responses in hopes of providing further guidance on these topics. These responses are not intended as legal advice.   Does Resolution 17-05 require congregations in the diocese to declare […]

June 15, 2017 | by The Rev. Kathleen Kelly

To encourage a process grounded in prayer, the standing committee is in the process of calling together a team of chaplains, lay and clergy, from across the diocese. Some chaplains have already been identified, but we hope that more who are interested in being part of a chaplaincy team will contact us. A group of […]

June 23, 2016 | by Jim Mathes

I am deeply saddened to report that yesterday evening a fire in the rectory of St. James by-the-Sea, La Jolla destroyed the garage and claimed one life. The Rev. Dr. Mark Hargreaves, rector, and his wife, Laura, are grieving the loss of Laura’s mother, Ellen. She was 90 years old and a much loved mother and […]