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Columbarium Niche for Sale

Section A – #A18 measuring 12″ deep, 12″ high and 5-3/4″ wide. Located at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. Sale price of $1500. or best offer; Respond by August 1 to BJ Carter at 360-688-9095 or iam_bjc@yahoo.com.


Episcopal-Lutheran-Methodist College Ministry at Eastern Washington University’s Event Fest

EWU Campus Mall, Cheney, WA | September 21

ELM is a cooperative Christian Ministry. Together we are committed to creating a loving and welcoming community, centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ and working to make a change at EWU, Cheney, and throughout the world. We welcome ALL people. We are a safe place to make friends, explore your faith, and serve in this world. ELM = Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist Campus Ministry. Every Monday at 5:00pm: Home cooked meal and Christian Community at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm Street (By Rockwood Clinic).


Weaving Our Strengths Conference

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church | September 29, 8:00am-3:15pm | $55 Registration; $25 Student Registration; Group Rates Available

A conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. The Weaving Our Strength Conference is put on annually by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.  A great chance to connect across denominations, share best practices, foster spiritually-grounded action, and bring insights and opportunities back to your home congregation.

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Practical Whole-iness: Making Disciples for the 21st Century

Fremont United Methodist Church, Portland OR | Oct. 5 – 6 | $100/person, $300 for up to 6 from one church
Registration opens July 1

Are you looking for a way to deepen the faith lives of those coming to your church and enliven your congregation? If so, bring a team to this ecumenical training in the adult catechumenate, a process of spiritual formation for people exploring Christianity or seeking to renew their faith. Based on ancient practices, the catechumenate goes beyond the traditional study of “what Christians believe” to asking questions, telling our stories, and discovering God’s story in our story. Through worship, prayer, small groups, Biblical reflection, sponsors and ministry in daily life, it creates a journey to baptismal living which changes lives and makes disciples.

This event is recommended for teams of two or more from your setting (clergy, musicians, lay leaders and worship and adult faith formation staff) and will provide you with the background and resources you need to begin a catechumenal process in your setting. The registration fee includes lunch and dinner on Sunday, plus coffee and snacks. Housing is own your own; a hotel list will be provided.  For questions, contact Pastor Martha Maier at maierm@comcast.net

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Habitat for Humanity (King County) Interfaith Build

Sammamish | October 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, or 14th (special Interfaith Service) 

Be a part of the affordable housing solution in the greater Seattle area… Sign up to swing a hammer at the 2018 Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build in King County.

This year the Interfaith Build is in Sammamish. Join volunteers from other Episcopal churches and from every faith for: hands-on construction of a 10-home compound; lunches prepared by faith volunteers; the sharing of cultural traditions; and an Interfaith prayer service.  Dates for the build project are October 4th, 6th, 11th or 13th with a special Interfaith Service scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 14th.

If are interested in the work of Habitat for Humanity, the Interfaith Build is a good way to engage – either as an individual or as a group. After registering, you can simply show up for one day and get the on-the-job training you need to lend a hand. The added benefit is that you’re working side-by-side with members of local faith communities including the Muslim, Jewish and other Christian congregations that make up the event planning team. 

Register through the link below and provide your preferred dates and Habitat will provide more detailed information. There is a daily limit to the number of volunteers that Habitat can accommodate.

Also, please share the Interfaith Build flyer (link below) in your bulletin and/or e-news to invite your congregation to participate, especially those of you closer to the Sammamish build site. 

Hope to see you there!  Questions?  E-mail Valerie Reinke at the Diocese of Olympia.

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INTERFAITH PDF FLYER


Retreat on Lake Como, Italy

Mid October 2018, €750 for 5 Night’s Half-Board Accommodation (Travel  not Included)

The Anglican Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia was built in 1891 by a group of English-speaking residents, today it still provides a place for visitors and residents to worship or simply to stop and have a few moments of quiet in its beautiful interior.  Cadenabbia is in the central lake area, which includes the beautiful towns of Bellagio, Menaggio, Tremezzo and Varenna Italy.

If a week’s retreat (led by an experienced english spiritual director) in beautiful surroundings with stimulating spiritual and historical reflection, meeting local residents, and like-minded international visitors, as well as visiting some unusual ancient sites of worship is of interest, please contact Jeannie Willan for more details.  A very special time is assured for this small group of approximately 25 participants. There will also be time for you to explore the beauty of the area and visit some of the towns on the spectacular Lake Como.

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Priory Spiritual Center

Lacy, WA

The Priory Spiritual Center in Lacey has announced their schedule of programs for summer and fall:

  • October 6: Mirroring Self, Mirroring Soul Re-visited
  • October 13: Nonviolent Communication
  • October 19-21: Silent Centering Prayer Retreat
  • October 27: Moving with the Kingdom Within
Clergy Contemplative Retreats: 
  • October 29-30, 2018 (overnight or single day)
    Mon. at 2pm – Tues. 2:30pm Or Tues. 9:30am – 3:00pm

The Priory offers retreats, spiritual direction, and workshops; fees are charged for their programs.

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Northwest Community Bail Fund

Being unable to post bail before trial can leave people with a tough choice – plead guilty to a crime they may not have committed, or stay in jail for weeks or months. Both choices impact their job, their shelter/housing, and even custody of children.

The Northwest Community Bail Fund has a mission to provide cash bail for people who are unable to pay due to poverty and who are charged with misdemeanor crimes in King County with a total bail set at less than or equal to $1500. This allows them to get out of jail during their trial period and defend themselves from a position of freedom. We are modeling the ministry on other bail funds that are currently in existence, namely the Bronx Freedom Fund and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.

Ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer
  • Community Partner (provide reminders court dates and arrange transportation)
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Manage social media
  • Advocacy work on bail reform
  • Donate
    • www.saintmarks.org – “Give” link in upper right corner and enter amount on the line for Northwest Community Bail Fund
    • Check made out to St. Mark’s Cathedral with Northwest Community Bail Fund on memo line
  • Provide community service projects for people being released from jail