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2017 Bishop's Partnership Appeal - Ministries

The Archdeacon’s Fund for Education - This fund was established to provide grant assistance for Candidates and Postulants to the Diaconate. Aspirants are in formation for a ministry that is not paid and the cost of schooling can be over $7,500. Grant money assists with costs related to education, training and the calling process.

The Belfry - Home of Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry at UC Davis and the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network (LEVN), a young adult service corps. These ministries give young adults the opportunity to grow in their faith in an ecumenical setting.

Bishop's Discretionary Fund – Money donated will specifically go to aid victims of natural disasters in our Diocese, with a focus on fire relief.

Camp Living Waters - A weeklong camp for youth ages 9-15 in Humboldt County. Youth ages 16-18 serve as counselors. This is an entirely volunteer ministry, on the part of the counselors and adult staff. The campers (and often the counselors) include young people for whom this has been a first or primary experience of Christian community. As about one third to one half of our campers & counselors need a full or partial scholarship, camper fees typically cover just over half the cost of camp.

Campership and Youth Discipleship – This fund assists congregations and families in affording opportunities for their young people to grow as disciples, especially through our regional Episcopal summer camps and the diocesan Pathways Youth Pilgrimage. Last summer this fund enabled 37 young people from around our diocese to participate in these life- changing and faith-building experiences.

Carmichael, St. George – A small, vibrant, caring congregation with a community garden, open to anyone who wants to grow their own produce, and a college scholarship program open to seniors from area high schools.

Diocese of Northern California, Lana Fund - This Fund assists seminarians with preparation for ordination; in particular, it provides for a Holy Land pilgrimage together with the Bishop.

Episcopal Community Services - ECS can help you fulfill your call to serve Christ by serving your neighbors and by assisting you in developing and implementing programs in your congregation that proclaim the good news of the reign of God to your community.

Episcopal Foundation of Northern California - EFNC works to enhance the financial viability of our congregations and institutions through education programs, consultation, legacy giving, stock/security transfers, direct donations, grants and technical support.

Eureka, Christ Church – Is in its eighth year of providing a Music & Arts Camp for children entering the first through sixth grades in Humboldt County. We encourage enrollment especially among those children with less opportunity for creative outlets and those in foster care. In this joyful outreach ministry, it is our mission to help awaken and nurture the creative spirit in the children, that we all possess, in a safe and loving environment, while building relationships with the families and encouraging discipleship in our congregation.

Galt, St. Luke’s - For over 116 years St. Luke’s in Galt has been loving and serving the wider community. We grow as disciples of Jesus through worship, Bible Study, and as we share the good news of Jesus’ gift of new life and a relationship with God. We reach out to the local community and world by offering college scholarships, sponsoring orphans and the needy in Uganda, Central China, the Holy Land and India, and through ministry with area food banks and students.

Healdsburg, St. Paul’s – We bear witness to the kingdom of God through vital worship and outreach to the community. We are involved in extensive ministry to the homeless, including a Shower Ministry that is open four days a week, a weekly art program and a Community Meal every Sunday afternoon. We have also served as an emergency shelter in times of adverse weather conditions.

Sacramento, The Center at St. Matthew’s – With the Board of Trustees support, we are in the process of transforming to better address the needs of our community through partnering with agencies (Highlands Community Charter School and River City Food Bank) and with other churches. Partnerships and renovations of the facilities are key to our goal of making St Matthew’s a diocesan center for outreach and ministry programs. We continue to be a multilingual place of worship and welcome for all. Volunteers, grants and donations are an integral part of the plan.

Santa Rosa, Church of the Incarnation – Nutritious breakfast, bag lunch and clean clothing for needy and hungry folks in downtown Santa Rosa, every Sunday morning at 6:00 a.m. Helping God’s children maintain their dignity in difficult situations, especially in the aftermath of recent fires where Incarnation has been actively feeding and helping those impacted.

Vacaville, Church of the Epiphany - For over 15 years, this church has helped feed the hungry and the homeless. What began as a weekly meal has grown into a city-wide ecumenical effort. The Community Meal program has expanded to include a partnership with a nursing school and Solano County mobile medical and dental units come each month to address our guests’ healthcare needs. The program now includes volunteers from other local churches who connect our guests with available resources to help them better their lives.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

'...For they gave according to their means ...and beyond their means, of their own free will...'.

2 Corinthians 8: 3

 

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.)