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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. 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 »

Camp Huston - Open House, BBQ & Registration

Date:

Camp HustonJoin us for a Open House and Free BBQ, Sunday, May 17, 2015; 12:00pm-3:00pm!
Come on out to Camp Huston, enjoy a tour of the camp, meet some of the staff and ask questions about our programs. Find out more »

Help us to help others - giveBIG

GiveBigSupport our Episcopal Community Action ministries by rallying your friends to give early and give often online at the Seattle Foundation’s giveBIG event today. 

All day you can watch your gift grow because the donations you make to our Episcopal Community Action (ECA) ministries through our page on The Seattle Foundation's website today will be stretched further thanks to the Seattle Foundation and generous giveBIG sponsors, who will match a share of every contribution. Read more »

Holy Week Photo Contest Winners

We've discovered that there are many talented photographers in the area, which made judging the Holy Week Photo Contest very difficult. Congratulations goes to Jason Anderson from St Michael's, Issaquah for his Palm Sunday photo, and the Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore for their Maundy Thursday photo. 

Godly Play Training

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Time: 6:00pm

Dates: 
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: 
$25/Congregation
Location: 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Olympia, WA

What is Godly Play?
Children have an innate sense of the presence of
God. The Godly Play approach helps them to
explore their faith through story, to gain religious
language and to enhance their spiritual experience
though wonder and play. Based on Montessori
principles and developed using a spiral curriculum,
the Godly Play method serves children through
early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Find out more »

With God's Help: On Race

Date:

Students

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 »

6-Day Summer High School Youth Camp

Date:

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

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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 9
Disaster 101 Workshop

 

 

 

Students

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

 

 

 

June 24-30
Youth Pilgrimage to General Convention

 

 

 

Advent

June 26-27
Advent Planning Workshop

 

 

 

July 5-11
6-Day High School Camp

 

 

 

2015 Camp Huston Registration

 

 

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  2016 Cathedral Day Saturday, April 23!