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GNAKH 1/17/2014

 

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Sharing News in the Diocese of El Camino Real


 Friday, January 17, 2014

The Diocesan Office will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on January 20th.  We will reopen on January 21st.

 


TOMORROW!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR:

The Diocesan Winter Conference

“Living in the Questions”

With our Partnership Guests from

The Diocese of Western Tanganyika

&

The Diocese of Gloucester!

CLICK HERE FOR BISHOP MARY’S INVITATION TO THE WINTER CONFERENCE!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN  (Scroll to the bottom of the page/click “Register for this Event”)

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JOIN OUR FRIENDS FROM ENGLAND AND TANZANIA FOR THE PARTNERSHIP VISIT PILGRIMAGE EVENTS—New Information below!

MONDAY, JAN. 20: THE ANZA TRAIL & OLD MISSION SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

SAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL http://www.nps.gov/juba
The Anza National Historic Trail goes through San Juan Bautista. The trail route follows an unpaved 8 mile section of trail through the northern Gabilan Range starting near downtown San Juan along the Alameda south of Highway 156 at the intersection with San Juan Canyon Road, Salinas Road, and Mission Vineyard Road.  We will be climbing from the trail head up the trail about 1.5 to 2 miles to see the wonderful vistas, then turn around and return to St. Francis Retreat Center for lunch.  The brothers will share with us some of the history of their presence in San Juan Bautista at that time.   The trail does sharply increase in elevation so be sure to bring supplies like water that you may need as you climb.   Learn more about the Anza Trail at http://www.solideas.com/DeAnza/TrailGuide/

We will meet at the trail head of the De Anza National Historic Trail at 10AM.

If you plan to join us for the walk please RSVP to marybeth@edecr.org or call Mary Beth Powell at 831-394-4465.

If you would like to have lunch after the walk at St. Francis Retreat Center, please also RSVP to marybeth@edecr.org or call 831-394-4465.  Lunch will cost $15.00.

TUESDAY, JAN. 21: SILICON VALLEY TECH TREK
Join us for a Technology Based Pilgrimage in Silicon Valley! 

We will meet at the San Jose Light Rail Santa Teresa Station at 9:45 a. m. to begin with “platform prayers” and to catch the 10:18 train and travel to the Tasman stop at 11:08.  We’ll catch the next train to Mountain View to arrive at 11:48 and enjoy lunch and a bit of sightseeing.  Next we will catch the 1:21 train and visit Trinity Cathedral at 2:15 for a tour, Eucharist and “round table” discussion.  The trains run every 6 minutes in the mid to late afternoon and we’ll catch one of them to return to the Santa Teresa Station at the end of the day.  Cost for an 8 hour excursion is $4 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 5-17, and $2 for seniors.

To reserve a spot, email marybeth@edecr.org or call Mary Beth Powell at 831-394-4465.

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SIERRA SERVICE PROJECT “WEEKEND OF SERICE” NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Are you ready for a weekend of challenging service, learning and fellowship? Piloted last winter, SSP has scheduled six exciting project weekends at the Oak Park United Methodist Church, located in Sacramento’s historically African-American Oak Park neighborhood. 

Who can sign up?  The weekend is open to both junior and senior high youth. Our scheduled weekend is Feb 14–16, 2014.The weekend is a wonderful first-time mission experience for youth and leaders new to this type of activity. Experienced Diocesan youth leaders will be counselors for this trip. Contact Leann Brooks 805-550-9832 leannbrooks@hotmail.com with any questions.   CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM.