Support Seattle Service Corps

Support Seattle Service Corps

The Seattle Service Corps (SSC) program is a chance for young adults to explore their faith and discern their vocational call, while working in ministry at local non-profits and faith based communities. A year spent in this program is a commitment to: living in intentional Christian community; serving 32 hours per week at a local church or nonprofit; becoming integrated into the life of a local Episcopal congregation; participating in the worshiping and communal life of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral; discerning

Phone Scam Targeting Episcopalians

Phone Scam Targeting Episcopalians

It has come to our attention that parishioners within the diocese have been targeted by fraudulent phone calls from an individual claiming to represent the Diocese of Olympia. This individual tells parishioners that they are behind in their pledges and offers to process payments by phone. The Office of the Bishop for the Diocese of Olympia does not make direct phone calls to individuals asking for credit card information. Please inform the Office of the Bishop if you receive any

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

We are pleased to announce a new clergy call within the diocese. The Rev. Laura Murray has been called as vicar of Faith, Poulsbo. Please join us in welcoming her to her new position. The Rev. Laura Murray The Rev. Laura was born in Alaska and spent her formative years in New Mexico and Washington State. Prior to seminary, she worked as a consultant and senior negotiator on public projects with clients ranging from King County to Williams Communications. She

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

New Clergy Calls in the Diocese of Olympia

We are pleased to announce a new clergy call within the diocese. The Rev. Josephine Robertson has been called as vicar of All Saints, Bellevue. Please join us in welcoming her to her new positions. The Rev. Josephine Robertson The Rev. Josephine Robertson was born and raised on the wild shores of Lake Huron. Josephine took the long way around (through Texas of all places) to the Diocese of Olympia. Her first career was in software engineering and she brings

Camp Huston: Teaching Independence, Decision-Making, and Social Skills

Camp Huston: Teaching Independence, Decision-Making, and Social Skills

According to the Search Institute, a Lutheran-affiliated organization researching children, youth, and family needs, young people have seven key developmental needs: physical activity, competence and achievement, self-definition, creative self-expression, positive social interactions, structure and clear limits, and meaningful participation. The Diocese of Olympia’s Camp Huston is uniquely positioned to provide these developmental needs for children in the first through tenth grade. Camp is the perfect partner to family, school, church, and community youth activities. Children learn independence, decision-making, social and

Save the Date: Cathedral Day 2018

Save the Date: Cathedral Day 2018

Cathedral Day 2018 will be held Saturday, April 28th with the Eucharist and liturgy for confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmation beginning at 11:00am at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle. We invite all in the diocese to join us for this special celebration. Following the service, all are invited to have lunch from our food trucks, participate in games and activities for all ages, and take a tour of the Cathedral and Diocesan House. The Cathedral Shop will also be open for the

Episcopal Retirement Communities – Serving Seniors of Limited Means

Episcopal Retirement Communities – Serving Seniors of Limited Means

Helen Long was a philanthropist and longtime parishioner of St. Luke’s Memorial, Tacoma whose generosity supported many charitable organizations, including local hospitals and Annie Wright School. In 1975, Helen’s trust provided a bequest for the Diocese of Olympia’s Episcopal Fund for the Aged and was used to help the diocese establish and fund what became Episcopal Retirement Communities (ERC). In the ‘90s, ERC set up and began operating two residences, helping to meet the growing need for affordable senior housing.

New Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing – Aaron Scott

New Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing – Aaron Scott

The Diocese of Olympia is pleased to introduce Aaron Scott as the new Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing for the Diocese of Olympia. Aaron begins this position on March 1st. He will continue his current position at Chaplains on the Harbor but will add this title to his ongoing organizing and consulting work on our behalf. Aaron Scott is currently the organizer on staff at Chaplains on the Harbor. He serves on the National Steering Committee for the Poor People’s Campaign:

Bishop Rickel Responds to Florida Shooting

Bishop Rickel Responds to Florida Shooting

Dear Ones, Our nation has once again been devastated by the deadly effects of gun violence. It was indeed a stunning collision of time to have this happen as we were in the process of the beginning of Lent, and on Ash Wednesday specifically. One of the most compelling photos of the horror yesterday was a very distraught parent clutching another one, with her ash cross clearly visible on her forehead. Just minutes before she had those ashes placed there,