Memorial Day Muster

St. Stephen, Portland and Trinity Cathedral, Portland | May 27, walk at noon, activities 1:00pm-4:00pm
 All are welcome to join the Diocese of Oregon for this afternoon of remembrance, reflection, and healing. Participants will gather at St. Stephen (1432 Sw 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97201) at noon for a memorial walk to Trinity Cathedral (147 Nw 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97209). The walk will be followed by an afternoon of activities, including an interactive conversation about trauma with author David Peters, a former Marine and Army chaplain. His books Death Letter: God, Sex, and War and Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares for People Who Have Been to Hell and Back detail his experiences of trauma in Iraq and military hospitals and vividly describe his own healing after war. After a pause for various reflection practices including a labyrinth walk, healing prayer, and brief workshops in art and writing, the afternoon will conclude with a healing service at 3:00pm. 
 
For more information contact Greg Rainey below. 
 

Interfaith Iftar and Fundraiser

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | May 30, 8-10:30pm. Iftar starts at 8:58 |
Tickets $50 online, $55 at the door, $25 children
Come and enjoy a delicious dinner buffet of Middle Eastern food, while supporting a great cause. We are featuring Teen Vogues’s Abeer Najjar, who will talk about her experience as an immigrant, her passion for food, and Ramadan traditions. We’ll also get to enjoy one of her decadent desserts. While Ramadan and Iftar are the theme of the dinner, we invite and encourage communities of all faiths to attend in solidarity with refugees. All proceeds will go to sending food and relief to families in Palestine and Lebanon. This is vital to supporting those affected by the critical situation in Gaza.Space is limited, so please get your tickets today. **Several vegetarian and non-vegetarian items will be available.**
 
 

I AM Exhibition: An East-West Art Exhibition of Premier Middle Eastern Women Artists

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle | Opening Program and Reception: June 10, 5:00pm | Exhibition: June 10-August 7 

Opening Event:
The official opening program and reception of the I AM exhibition.  Special guests include Bishop Gregory Rickel, Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler of CARAVAN, special music by Stephen Elaimy & Erik Brown of House of Tarab, and opening address from acclaimed Yemeni-Bosnian participating artist Alia Ali. Catered by Mamnoon restaurant.

Exhibition:
An East-West contemporary CARAVAN art exhibition designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions featuring 31 premier Middle Eastern women artists from 12 countries visually celebrating the rich, diverse and pivotal contributions that Middle Eastern women make to the enduring global quest for harmony and peace.  Curated by Janet Rady.

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Underhill House Listener Training

Underhill House, Seattle | June 13, 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Underhill House, a quiet place to pause for prayer,is offering its next Listener training on Wednesday, June 13 from 12:00pm–2:30pm. Come consider whether you’d like to greet, listen and pray with our guests once or twice a month, Wednesdays or Thursdays on Capitol Hill near Broadway and Republican. Come and discern — no commitment necessary to attend training. If you have questions or would like to sign up, please contact Susan Dean.

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Adventures in Wonderland –
HYC Six Day Summer Camp 2018

July 15-21, Camp Huston, Gold Bar | July 15-21
Registration deadline  June 15. Discounted early bird registration closes June 1.

“’Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” – Alice, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

It’s no surprise that Alice found herself asking this question as she journeyed through the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland, but who among us hasn’t felt a bit uncertain about ourselves at one time or another? 

Follow us down the rabbit hole as we adopt Alice’s curiosity and explore what God has in mind for us through small group conversations, workshops, activities and daily worship. With so many possibilities you’re bound to find inspiration- in the words of the Cheshire Cat: “You’re sure to [get somewhere] if you only walk long enough.” Who knows what you might discover?

Don’t be late for this very important date…register today!

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 “Hame is Best” Retreats with Scott Burnett and Dan Oberg

July 17-19 or 20-22 | St. Andrew’s House, Union | $275 or $250, respectively (includes room, board, and course materials)
 
Above the hearth in our Great Room at the Lodge, the phrase “East or West Hame is Best” is etched in the stone. From an old Scottish saying, “hame” refers to home, not only as a place where we come from, but where our ultimate destination lies. Similar to the Danish word, “hygge”, it suggests a quality of life more than a location. It is to this place that God calls us. “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places.” (John 14:2) “Dwelling place” (μοναι in NT Greek) refers to the invitation to abide, continue, remain, endure and be present; descriptions of coming home to our Maker, regardless of life circumstance. It is into this “hame” that we invite participants to live into, explore, and sketch, taking a pause from hectic lives which can distract from what God offers us. Through shared meals, fellowship, sketchbook journaling and worship, we invite you to join in this retreat journey which brings us to the place where we have always been intended to dwell.
 

Imagining the Story

St. Andrew’s House, Union  | July 22-27th | $952-1,120 (includes room, board, and course materials)

This weeklong course will offer a deep dive into what it means to be creaturely. Visual and literary art ’tells slant’ the salvation story, helping us to stumble across it afresh, and inviting us to participate in it through our own art-making.

The accommodation here is in traditional log cabin style set in the midst of stunning views. There are beautiful and calm gardens to explore for a multi-sensory experiences. Meal times are relaxed and all food is creatively made and locally sourced. The surrounding area is full of places to hike and you may stroll along the beach in your free time. For tranquil moments walk the nearby labyrinth or find calm space in the chapel overlooking the vast Hood Canal. All inspiration for art or writing projects is here on the doorstep

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Camp Huston

Gold Bar, WA | Summer 2018

Register now for Camp Huston. The Diocese of Olympia’s own summer camp runs programs for children in grades 1-10, as well as a leadership development program for those who have completed the 10th grade. Scholarships are available. Register before March 15 to automatically receive the early bird discount of $30 per camper. 

  • Counselor Training: June 26 – July 5
  • Discovery Camp 1 & Horse Camp 1: July 7-13
  • Missoula Children’s Theater Camp: July 15-20
  • Discovery Camp 2 & Intermediate Horse Camp: July 29 – August 4
  • Mini Camp: August 6-9
  • International Discovery Camp & Buckaroo Camp: August 12-18

If you have questions or would like to request a brochure, please email Alex Flannagan or call at 360-793-0441. 

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 Come and See… Go and Tell/Cursillo

Dumas Bay Conference Center, Federal Way | October 19-21 | $100
Come and See… Go and Tell/Cursillo offers an experience of spiritual renewal. You are invited to experience God’s unconditional love while deepening your understanding of Jesus’ teachings. Stories of faith presented on the weekend encourage living out one’s baptismal covenant in the world. The next weekend at Dumas Bay Conference Centre, Federal Way, begins mid-day Friday, October 19, concluding Sunday afternoon, October 21. Guest cost of $100 includes all retreat materials, all meals and snacks and 2 night’s lodging. 

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