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

German Exchange Students in Seattle

July 15 – August 5

Northwest International Student Exchange is looking for caring host families to host a German exchange student this summer for 3 weeks.  5 students arrive July 15th for a homestay program and need to be in host families with children. For more information click the link below or contact Lisa Staiger at lstaiger@nwise.org or 971-634-1011.

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Challenge 2.0

July 22, 7:30am on MeTV

The Treacy Levine Center, in partnership with Weigle Brodcasting and Seattle Community Cable TV, is announcing the Challenge 2.0.a multi-faith talk show taking on the challenges of our dayWith host Jeff Renner, panelists from many traditions will gather to take on the challenges that face us today. Panelists will bring their wisdom to the table to help us envision the future we all desire, and what we can do to get there. Panelists will bring a capacity to listen, learn and strive toward love for all the human family.

Program Description: News fatigue is just one symptom of the rapid, often overwhelming change and emotional stress of our time. Is it reasonable to maintain a sense of hope in such conditions, and if so, how can we do that? Three faith leaders examine those questions in this episode of Challenge 2.0. 

Panelists:
Imam Adam Jamal of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound
Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg of Congregation Kol Ami in Woodinville
Reverend Terry Kyllo, Executive Director of the Treacy Levine Center and Neighbors in Faith, an ordained Lutheran minister

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Priory Spiritual Center

Lacy, WA

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

  • July 7: God the Artist
  • August 26-30: Iconography Workshop and Retreat

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

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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.


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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Study Spanish in Cuernavaca with the Diocese of Oregon!

August 12 – 26, 2018, $1,800 for Room and Board (Travel not Included)

Join members of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon for a two-week Spanish language immersion learning opportunity! The dates are August 12 to 26, 2018 and the cost for the program is $1800. The fee includes the language program, a shared room and meals at the Anglican Center in Cuernavaca, transportation to and from the Mexico City airport and Cuernavaca, and transportation for program excursions. (The fee does not include airfare, trip insurance, museum entrance fees, restaurant meals, personal expenses or a tip for the Anglican Center staff.) Morning Prayer and Compline are prayed in Spanish and on Sundays the members of the group will worship with local Anglican (Episcopal) congregations. For more information or to register, please contact Deacon Marla McGarry-Lawrence at mmcgarrylawrence@gmail.com or 503-803-0028 or Tracy Esguerra at TracyE@diocese-oregon.org, 888-346-2373.

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Volunteer at Hilfield Community

Dorset, England | September 14, 2018 until September 2019

 

Hilfield Friary Community seeks young adult volunteers aged 18-30 to share Christian community life. Volunteers  have a role working on the land and with livestock, helping to grow food. The Hilfield community is part of the Friary of St. Francis of the Society of St. Francis, an Anglican Franciscan religious order. Volunteers will experience life in community with all its joys and challenges. They will learn a different world view shaped by the spirituality of St. Francis, become familiar with a rhythm and practice of Christian prayer, practice openness to people of other faiths and develop a harmonious relationship with the world, creation and people.


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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