Dear Friends in Christ,
Grace and peace to you!
It gives me great joy to enter Advent together, preparing together to welcome our Lord. God’s love comes to dwell with us, and to be born anew in us. In this holy Season I invite you to consider a gift for the Church that love has built, as we join together with the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California in the 2017 Bishop’s Partnership Appeal. Support for these ongoing ministries strengthens our church to face crises, like the recent catastrophic wildfires and regional recovery efforts.
The Bishop’s Partnership Appeal raises funds through year-end giving to help congregations, ministries, and institutions of our Diocese to do God’s work more effectively. Recipients of last year’s Appeal benefited greatly from the nearly $27,000 raised; this year I hope to see us do much more. Be assured that 100% of your gift goes directly to your designated recipients.
This year, EFNC is contributing a challenge grant of $1,000 if the annual appeal reaches $20,000 in donations.
This Partnership is a partnership of people who love The Episcopal Church in Northern California. It 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 and better able to reach out and engage in the work God calls us to do. I deeply hope that we will be partners in supporting that work again this year.
Yours in Christ,
The Rt. Rev. Barry L. Beisner
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 have a specific ministry in mind you are donating to, in the comments section, write in the name of that ministry.)