Here's more background, from Bishop Bruno himself, in the latest issue of the diocesan publication "Episcopal News":
Whether you are here from afar, or from one of the 150 church sites within this Diocese, thank you for your participation in the community that unites us as God's people, as the General Convention, as the Episcopal Church Women, as volunteers and other groups represented in this place.
Bishops Chet Talton and Sergio Carranza join with Mary and me and our entire diocesan community in wishing you enjoyable and productive days here. Together we seek to bring you the best our Diocese has to offer, including insights into our current mission focus on "Faith & Our Future."
Great Emergence author Phyllis Tickle helped engage this topic when she spoke to our Diocesan Convention about the cycle of unprecedented global change that is reaching across the Church, financial markets, and digital communication, among other areas.
Emergent Church leader Brian McLaren will continue the conversation here in Anaheim, and also when our Diocesan Convention meets again this December. He and the Diocese's new Center for Creative Ministries will bring us L.A. Night on July 15 as an experience of "Genesis: From Breath to Wonder." The music will rock the Anaheim Arena while visual effects feature the artistry of light painting. Everyone is invited. Tickets are free and may be requested during General Convention at the Diocesan Hospitality Center or by email to lanight@ladiocese,org.
The Emergent Church brings us an authenticity that is refreshing in these times of pervasive change and transition. We hope you will see similar creativity and freshness in the ways in which this Diocese is welcoming all as Christ, renewing God's creation, serving with generosity, and building new community.
Facets of these priorities are reflected in these pages, in the video reports streaming at the Diocesan Hospitality Center, and in the stained glass featured here from All Saints' Church in L.A.'s Highland Park. The window offers a view of the fullness in Christ's outstretched arms and open-handed hospitality at the center of our faith and our future together.
Welcome to Southern California, and may God bless you . . .
que Dios lo bendiga . . .
Pagpalain nawa kayo ng Poong Maykapal.