The Episcopal Church Women of the diocese will soon form a new board and we invite you to step up to join. The positions for election to a three-year term include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, United Thank Offering Coordinator.
The purpose of the Diocesan ECW Board is to support individual congregations in the diocese, with programs within our church and communities that strengthen our faith, improve our relations with others, and use our own individual time, talents and treasures.
The ECW Board meets monthly, currently by Zoom. The work focuses on presenting programs offered to all women of the diocese for new learning, building community, and for recognizing Honored Women from each congregation. All women are members of the ECW of the diocese by virtue of their membership in the Episcopal Church.
The Board, along with members of the Standing Committee and Commission on Ministry, gathered in person at St. Paul’s/San Pablo, Salinas, for a leadership retreat. The retreat focused on canonical governance structures, roles, and responsibilities.
The Board held its Annual Meeting, adopted Norms, and elected officers. The Rev. Kristine Johnson will serve as Vice President and Jeff Diehl will serve as Secretary.
In preparation for an awesome year, the Board reviewed the way we conduct our meetings and reviewed our operating structures for the benefit of the new Board members.
St. Mary's Church Looking For Handbells - There is a strong interest in starting a handbell choir at St. Mary's Church. Does your church have a set of handbells you are not using and are willing to loan out? Please contact the Saint Mary's Music Director, Nicholas Mourlam at (925) 724-8882 or email@example.com.
From the Social Justice Committee
Double Milestone for Decarbonizing - Nathaniel Bullard reported more good creation care news in Bloomberg Green Sparklines on 1-26-2023. He reported “Last year was a double milestone for decarbonizing the world’s energy system. It was the first year when investment in the energy transition equaled global investment in fossil fuels, according to the latest data release from clean energy research group BloombergNEF.
But 2022 was also a milestone in another sense — as the first year when investment in decarbonizing energy surpassed $1 trillion. The year-on-year increase of more than $250 billion from 2021 was the largest jump yet.”
“Renewable energy and electrified transport reaped most of those dollars. Those sectors were buoyed by soaring installations of wind and solar — with more than 350 gigawatts of assets built — and sales of 10-million-plus electric vehicles globally.
St. Barnabas’, Arroyo Grande Visitation
Funeral for the Rev. Norman Somes
St. Peter’s-by-the-Sea, Morro Bay Visitation
Consecration of the Rev. Elias Garcia Cardeñas
as Bishop of Columbia
The Episcopal Church in Almaden seeks a Music Director/Organist. Please click here for the job description and instructions on how to apply.
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church seeks a Director of Music/Organist to establish and maintain a robust and inspiring music program that incorporates corporate worship and invites broad participation by the choir and congregation. Click here to see the job description.
St. Luke’s, Atascadero, is calling a part-time Priest-in-Charge. This position will be 10 hours/week, and so, would be a great fit for a bivocational priest, or a priest who only wants to work quarter-time. There is very strong lay leadership, which was especially helpful throughout the pandemic, and which sets the parish up nicely to work with a part-time priest. For more information, please see their parish profile by clicking HERE. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and OTM profile to Canon Martha Korienek at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are being received through Feb. 15, 2023.
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