Bishop Curry’s Message, Support Indian Boarding schools & Prayer

From Our Sacred Ground in Action Committee (SGIA): First, we mourn the tragic deaths and suffering from the shootings in Buffalo, NY and Orange County this past week.  Click here to read Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s Pastoral Statement. Action: The Episcopal Public Policy Network asks: Please take this moment to contact your members of Congress to urge the passage of … READ MORE…

SGIA: Education Through Art and Prayer

From the Sacred Ground in Action Ministry:In Rev. Carol Worthing’s current Book Study. The Church Cracked Open by Stephanie Spellers, participants have been continuously reminded the we must name the wounds in order to heal; and “before you reconcile you must reckon.”  This wonderful series below can move us along the path of naming the wounds so that … READ MORE…

KOSSOLA CUDJO LEWIS CA. (1841-1935)

Content curated from our Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Committee Posted on December 19, 2009 by Catherine Roth Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. Born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin), he was given the name Oluale … READ MORE…

Walking the Path of Racial Reconciliation

From our Sacred Ground In Action Committee Prayer Almighty God, Source of all that is, Giver of every good gift: You create all people in your image and call us to love one another as you love us. We confess that we have failed to honor you in the great diversity of the human family. … READ MORE…

Honoring Black History Month in February

From our Sacred Ground in Action (SGIA) Committee Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was “the first Black woman millionaire in America” and made her fortune thanks to her homemade line of hair care products for Black women. Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867. Her parents, Owen and Minerva, were Louisiana sharecroppers who had been born into slavery. Sarah, their fifth … READ MORE…

Strive for Voting Rights in our Country

From our Sacred Ground In Action Committee The Voting Rights debate is another of the many divisive issues in our country. Yet what could be more important for democracy than access to vote? As people of faith we are called to love our neighbor, which always alerts us to actions that require such a response.  Here is just … READ MORE…

Sacred Ground in Action Town Hall (SGIA): Kumeyaay Voices

Sunday, November 14, 6 pm, On Zoom As we observe Indigenous People’s Month, Sacred Ground in Action and Simpler Living are collaborating on activities to cultivate greater awareness of our country’s treatment of indigenous people, with an emphasis on the Kumeyaay Nation. Recognizing that we worship on unceded Kumeyaay land, we are exploring avenues to create … READ MORE…

From Communion in the Courtyard: A Reflection on Luke 18:1-8

This reflection was originally shared by The Rev. Canon Richard Lief at our Thursday night Communion in the Courtyard Service, where participants are invited to contribute unique prayers, reflections, music, and poems to our common worship. The liturgy is intentionally malleable and reflective of the distinct talents, passions, and each participant on any given week. … READ MORE…

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