Advent Calendar Day 2: The Bishop’s Appeal

The Bishop’s Appeal

Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. James Mathes, appeals to us every year in order to further the ministry of our diocese in southern California and eastern Arizona.

“Every gift directly and positively touches lives; every dollar provides for pressing human need. This year, more than $100,000 in donations have been distributed, thanks to your generosity.”

Read the Bishop’s Appeal Letter

Advent Calendar 2011

For further reflection

Who we are

We are a diverse community committed to living out the message of Jesus Christ. This message is one of hope for the oppressed, love for the outcast, home for the alien, and peace for all people.

We strive to build relationships across ideological, political and socio-economic divides as a way responding to Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We believe in God’s redeeming love through the person of Jesus Christ. We value human relationships above all else as reflected by the incarnation of God in the body and person of Jesus.

We embrace the awe and mystery of God through traditional liturgy while being open to the movement of the Holy Spirit to experience new forms of expression.

We are rooted in the ancient church and our eyes and hearts look to the future.

We welcome all people to experience the love of God.

Source: The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego

Author: Daniel Rondeau

I am a husband and father and an Episcopal Priest (now retired) in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.

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