We believe the core purpose of a diocese is building up the body of Christ. The Diocese of Olympia works to fulfill that commitment in our congregations by focusing on three areas.

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A Word from Bishop Rickel
Bishop Greg Rickel offers a Psalm of Lament put together by Kathryn Rickert and the Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton. He also Read more.
Youth Pilgrimage to the South: A Social Justice Experience
July 5-14, youth pilgrims and leaders from around our diocese are on a sojourn through Memphis, TN, Little Rock, AR, Read more.
Under Our Skin: Bishop Rickel participates in Seattle Times video project intended to foster deeper conversations about race and racism
Discussions about race, inclusiveness and sensitivity clearly aren’t new. Terms like “racism,” “white privilege” and “politically correct” are often used Read more.
On Orlando: A message from Bishop Rickel
Once again our generation is witness to senseless killing from hands that should not have had such simple and easy Read more.
Love, Laughter & Sharing: Tea raises funds for outreach
Vancouver, Church of the Good Shepherd: Despite 100 degree heat, 200 women gathered in their hats on June 4 for Read more.
Ordinary-Time
What is Ordinary Time?
According to Ecclesiastes 3:1 and the song by The Byrds, “To everything there is a season.” In much of the Read more.