17 April 2009

Happenings in the Diocese of San Joaquin

From Fr. Terry Martin
    Last month, I suggested that we respond to the House of Bishop's Pastoral Letter with a series of community forums. I'm pleased to announce that four of these forums will be launched in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin beginning this Sunday in Ridgecrest:

All Souls' Episcopal Church
invites you to a community forum:

Growing Together:
Building Community
in Uncertain Times

    What: A forum for the public to inquire about needs and assistance--working together to alleviate the suffering caused by the current economic crisis.

    Who: Everyone in the Ridgecrest area.

    When: April 19, 2009 at Noon.

    Where: Historical Society Building, 230 W. Ridgecrest Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA

    A free lunch and children’s activities will be provided

    Future forums:

    April 26 at noon - hosted by Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Madera, CA.
    420 E. Main Street (look for the red tent).

    May 3 at noon - hosted by St. Francis Episcopal Church, Turlock, CA
    Crane Park, 155 E. Canal Drive (red tent).

    May 9 at noon - hosted by St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Tracy, CA
    1218 Holly Ave. (red tent).

    If you're in the vicinity, come and join us for lunch and some good conversation.

    Also, I'll be joining two other staff members from the Episcopal Church Center at the Ministry Fairs scheduled for late April and early May in San Joaquin. We'll be offering presentations and workshops.

    Ministry Fairs:
    April 25 at Christ the King Episcopal Church - 6443 Estelle Ave., Riverbank, CA
    May 2 at Church of the Savior - 519 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA