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His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH meets with the Northern California members of the Fellowship of St. John the Divine - 11/12/2005

Orinda, California

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On November 12, 2005, His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH met with the member of the Fellowship of St. John the Divine in Northern California. We had 20 in attendance.  Following the discussion we celebrated Great Vespers with His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH presiding, and then the Young Adults proceeded to dinner together at a local restaurant.  The discussion was more of an open forum and asking the opinions of the young adults; such as, what obstacles they are facing that would prevent them from participating in any diocese events.  Most replies from both discussions were the costs of events and securing dates with little conflicts.  We also asked for suggestions of specific events they would like to see happen in our diocese and the responses included community service projects in the deaneries allowing several young adults in the local area to help with the project together.  Another suggestion was Saturday workshops with speakers, followed by vespers and a dinner.  Recommendations of spiritual books and suggested group topic questions from the books were asked for and will soon be placed on our website so that all young adults from across the diocese can have access to the material. These Deanery Discussions and Dinners will continue and allow the young adults to gather, meet and have fellowship with one another.  The job isn’t done yet though, we still are in planning for the Desert, Prairie, and the Pacific Northwest Deaneries.

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