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We are over 31,000 people in more than 100 churches. We are building strong communities of faith. We are striving to be good stewards of all our resources: our time, our talents, our treasures and our Earth. We are deepening our relationships with youth and young adults, and with others: in the Holy Land, Latin America and all around the world.

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Helping St Stephen's, Oak Harbor with a New Beginning

St Stephen's AppealSt. Stephen's, Oak Harbor is celebrating a new beginning! After a seven-year covenant due to a property dispute, negotiations resulted in the loss their cross and baptismal font. We are asking for Gifts of Thanksgiving to help the church raise funds needed to replace these items. View Bishop Rickel's video as he talks about the new beginning and where pictures of the Read more »

Earthquake in Nepal

Episcopal Relief & Development (ERD) is working with the ecumenical ACT Alliance in Nepal and local partners in northern India and southwest China regarding urgent needs and assessment efforts following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck near Kathmandu on the morning of April 25 and subsequent quake on May 12. An April 27 Press Release provides more information. We urge prayers (sample prayers) for all those impacted by the quake, and for those who are bringing relief, support and encouragement to people in need. If you wish to support relief efforts financially, you may donate to the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund. Thank you for your prayers and support. Read more »

Godly Play Training


St. Christopher's, Olympia hosts a Godly Play training, Friday, May 29, 6:00-9:00pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia. Cost: $25.00 per congregation. What is Godly Play?
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps Find out more »

With God's Help: On Race



Youth from around the diocese are invited to a Youth Summit, May 29, 6:00pm - May 30, 4:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for a weekend of exploring our faith and how we are called to respond to the world in which we live. Find out more »

We're seeking a Youth Ministry Program Coordinator

Youth-MinistryWe're looking for a part-time Youth Ministry Program Coordinator to join the Office of the Bishop team. Do you love delivering programs for youth in grades six to 12? We want to hear from you.
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Show your Episcopal PRIDE!


Seattle-Pride-Parade2015 Seattle Pride Day Parade, Sunday, June 28. Once again, in 2014, we had a great turnout and event and the Episcopal Church showed its rainbow colors! Through many, we truly are one as we share one bread and one cup and as we march as one for justice and dignity. Our presence is sponsored by Find out more »

6-Day Summer High School Youth Camp


Join high school students from around the Diocese of Olympia, Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, July 11 for 6-day Camp at Pleasant Valley Camp in Mineral, WA. We will gather in large and small groups for fun, fellowship and worship. Camp amenities include mini-golf, swimming, archery, Frisbee, campfire, volleyball and basketball. The theme of the week is: "Rainbows: God Reigns, the Son Shines." Friends welcome. Find out more »

Advent Planning Workshop


The Liturgy and Arts Commission invites worship committees to an Advent Preparation Workshop, Saturday, June 27; 9:00am-4:00pm hosted by Emmanuel Church, Mercer Island. Covering a range of disciplines, lively engagement and exploration will be encouraged to help discover how parishes can craft meaningful and beautiful Advent liturgies this year.

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Upcoming Diocesan Events


May 29-30
With God's Help: On Race



May 30
Baseball with the Bishop



June 6
Stewardship Conference
Money Follows Mission

June 24-30
Youth Pilgrimage to General Convention



June 26-27
Advent Planning Workshop


July 5-11
6-Day High School Camp


2015 Camp Huston Registration


Save the Date!
  2016 Cathedral Day Saturday, April 23!