Diocesan Communications

Diocesan Communications (February)
Linda Morris                                                                                                             
  • Faith and Innovation Conference at St. Andrew's Saturday, February 24. This year's conference will engage the question, "What is the future of community?"  Speakers will be Joan Blades of Living Room Conversations, The Rev. Paul Fromberg, and attorney and author Adam Juratovac, each creators of community in their own right and all will explore both traditional and digital forms of community as well as tools to keep community healthy and alive in our changing world. Join them in the discussion and become part of the solution.  More info and registration here.
  • Santa Clara Valley Deanery joins voices for February 25 choir concert at 4:00 pm. For the past five years, the churches in the Santa Clara Valley Deanery have gathered on a Sunday afternoon to enjoy music shared by their music groups.  Each church performs individually and then all of the musicians come together to sing three pieces– more than 80 people singing praise to God!  The range of music styles is broad: classical, contemporary, and Praise Band. This year’s concert will be at St. Jude’s and include the premiere of Tethered, a piece composed by Peter Sammel and Will Watkins, with text by Bishop Mary. An offering will be requested to support Santa Maria Urban Ministry. 
  • Sierra Service Project for Middle School & High School students July 28-August 4.  Join our diocesan team to serve in San Diego’s South Bay to explore poverty, immigration, and the environment, which are very real in the communities along the US-Mexico border. The type of work includes painting, rebuilding fences, and other general home repairs. No construction experience is needed, and you’ll be amazed at all of the work that your youth teams complete! Volunteers will also have the opportunity to sign up for a day trip to Tijuana, or stay in the US for a day of learning and serving. View the SSP invitation video.  A non-refundable $50 deposit is due with your registration to hold your spot. Payment #2 of $200 is due February 25.  Payment #3 of $200 is due May 15. Space is limited, sign up now! More info and application here.
  • See more diocesan news and job opportunities here.
  • The Good News Along the King’s Highway, the weekly format for diocesan news, comes in your email as Real Episcopal.  Subscribe to get issues in your Wednesday email at the bottom of the home page at www.realepiscopal.org. News and event submissions must be received the previous Sunday at 9 pm. Limit stories to 200 words and include the "who-what-where-when-why" information in the first paragraph. For event news, please attach flyers but they must be accompanied by a basic summary of the event. All submissions will be edited for style and published as space allows. Questions? Contact editor Elrond Lawrence, diocesan communications at elrond@realepiscopal.org.elrond@realepiscopal.org.

For more diocesan or deanery information, contact Linda Morris, St. Jude’s Diocesan Communications Liaison, at communications@saintjudes.org or 408-376-0593.  St. Jude’s website page for Diocesan and Episcopal news is at http://saintjudes.org/beyond-saint-judes.


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