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Letter from the Bishop - 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal

Dear Friends in Christ,

It is with great joy that I write to invite you to join us for the 2019 Bishop's Partnership Appeal. This partnership is a collaborative year-end Appeal process that is designed to directly support the congregations and institutions of our diocese.  Last year, a total of $15,000 was received in Appeal donations, 100% of which went directly to the designated recipients.

This year’s Appeal presents ministries in four different areas.  These groupings naturally arose from the requests that were made for inclusion earlier in the fall. You have opportunities to give in the areas of:

  • Youth Campership and Young Adult Ministry
  • Feeding and Caring for Those in Need
  • Environmental Initiatives
  • Diocesan Addiction Recovery Ministry

You may also donate to the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California itself. 

Over the past six years, many ministries in our diocese have received the benefits of the Partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California and the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California (EFNC). Some of the programs have diocesan-wide benefits; others invest in more localized efforts. The Appeal is an opportunity for each of us to support the ministries and organizations we believe in and to equip them for the future. When we give in this way, our Church becomes stronger; better able to reach out and engage in the work God calls us to do.

The fact is that about one-third of all charitable contributions given in the U.S. are received between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. By participating in this Appeal, we are giving ourselves a way to choose the Church as recipient of our year-end giving.  Our generous, service mind-set will fuel new ways to invite folks into what God is doing here in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.

Will you join us?  It is my deep hope that we will be partners in supporting work that invites, program that welcomes, and ministry that connects.

In Christ,

The Rt. Rev. Megan M. Traquair
Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California

To see a list of ministries that you can contribute, please click here.

To make a donation now, click here.
(Please note, if you would like to donate to a specific ministry, write the name of that ministry in the note/memo section.)