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April 4 at 10 a.m.: Chrism Mass and Renewal of Vows at St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Fresno
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A Conversation with Women Clergy Leaders Who Serve in an Indigenous Context ~ March 28 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom
We encourage each member of the church to meditate on a single scripture passage for the month of February.
On March 5, we will share our reflections during Coffee Hour.
The Anti-Racism Commission invites congregations to join in reading The Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery during the months of January and February. (This book was released back in June 2022.)
Then join us for a discussion of the book the weekend of February 24-26 via ZOOM! Each day will build upon the previous day's conversation, but you can join as you are able. We hope to have a minimum of 5 laypersons from each congregation.
Friday 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday 1-5:30 p.m.
Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.
To receive the ZOOM link, RSVP to Canon Anna (firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 23.
The Food Pantry is 9 - 11am on the following days:
24 January (4th Tuesday)
28 February (4th Tuesday)
28 March (4th Tuesday)
25 April (4th Tuesday)
23 May (4th Tuesday)
27 June (4th Tuesday)
25 July (4th Tuesday)
29 August (5th Tuesday)
26 September (4th Tuesday)
24 October (4th Tuesday)
28 November (4th Tuesday)
26 December (4th Tuesday)
10:30 - 11:30 am
17 January (3rd Tuesday)
21 February (3rd Tuesday)
20 March (3rd Monday)
17 April (3rd Monday)
15 May (3rd Monday)
20 June (3rd Tuesday)
17 July (3rd Monday)
21 August (3rd Monday)
18 September (3rd Monday)
16 October (3rd Monday)
20 November (3rd Monday)
18 December (3rd Monday)
God Willing and the People Consenting
The Right Reverend David Cappel Rice
Bishop of San Joaquin
Alison Rose Montgomery Fischer
Jessica Louise Harmon
David D. Wooten (LT, CHC, USN)
To the Sacred Order of Deacons
José Antonio Álvarez
to the Sacred Order of Priests
In Christ’s One, Holy,
Catholic and Apostolic Church on
Saturday, the Twenty-First of January Two Thousand Twenty-Three at
Ten O’clock in the Morning.
St. James Cathedral
4147 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
Your prayers and presence are requested
To RSVP: www.diosanjoaquin.org/deaconordination
Our Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 22, after our 10 a.m. Eucharist. Elections will be held for two Diocesan Convention Delegates. Nominations will be received from the floor.
The Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin is organized into three deaneries (geographic groups of congregations). St. Michael’s belongs to the Southern Deanery.
Delegates are elected from each parish of the deanery. In addition to Padre Jorge and Deacon Cathy, St. Michael’s has two lay delegates. The number of delegates is based on the average Sunday attendance of the parish. Delegate responsibilities include attending quarterly deanery meetings, the annual Diocesan Convention (this year, November 4-5), and participating in the community of St. Michael’s. Each delegate serves for one year and may be re-elected in subsequent years.
To be eligible for election as a Deanery Representative/Diocesan Convention Delegate one must be an adult communicant member of St. Michael’s in good standing and who has been confirmed.
Our Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 22, after our 10 a.m. Eucharist. Elections will be held for one Bishop’s Committee Member. Nominations will be received from the floor.
To be eligible to sit on the Bishop’s Committee one must be an adult communicant member of St. Michael’s in good standing. Bishop’s Committee members serve a three- year term.
Meetings. The BC meets monthly generally on the Fourth Sunday of the Month. January’s meeting will be on January 29 and February’s meeting will be on February 19.
1. Fiscal Responsibility. The Bishop’s Committee provides financial oversight for the church, preparing an annual budget and filing a corporate report yearly. Bishop’s Committee members raise money for the church, pay salaries and bills and take care of all assets held by the church. Assets the church may have include endowments and trust funds. The Bishop’s Committee approves or recommends any salary increases and denies or approves any expenditures.
2. Property Management. Property management is another duty of the Bishop’s Committee; responsibilities include maintaining buildings, furnishings, and the surrounding property. If upgrades need to be made to physical property, the Bishop’s Committee decides what changes can be made and allocates funds to these changes. Property management includes the entire campus including the parking lot and solar array; all should be free of any hazards. The Bishop’s Committee also holds the duty of making sure that all property is insured.
3. Priest-in-Charge Assistance. The Priest-in-Charge doesn’t have time to handle oversight of the church alone. The Bishop’s Committee acts in partnership with the Priest-in-Charge. All work collectively and provide guidance to the Priest-in-Charge as needed.
4. Parishioner Recruitment and Enrichment. As a group of elected individuals, the Bishop’s Committee must seek ways to form community among parishioners. A Bishop’s Committee defines its own mission, goals, and values, depending on the variety of backgrounds among the Bishop’s Committee members. Celebrations, picnics, outings, and other events are organized and carried out by the bishop’s committee to build community within the church.
5. Community Outreach. Community outreach is vital to the spiritual growth of members in a parish; it may include raising money for a good cause, providing meals to homeless individuals, or cleaning up a local park. The Bishop’s Committee oversees any outreach efforts by members of the parish.
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Ridgecrest, CA 93556
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Ridgecrest, CA 93555
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