In Search of Office Space

The Office Relocation Committee for the Greater Seattle Al-Anon Information Services is seeking new office space. They are looking for a location located near Seattle that offers parking and is also near bus lines. They would like to know if there are any churches in the diocese that might have office space for rent. They are looking for around 400 square feet. Their service area reaches as far south as Pacific, WA and as far north as Shoreline. They hope to find a location that is centrally located. Contact Eliza Daniel with any inquires.


The Bishop White Prayer Book Society

It is probably a rare thing to be told that your parish might be eligible for a gift  – a gift that is actually useful and which is backed up by a promise that has been kept since 1833. It was in that year Bishop William White founded the Prayer Book Society which today bears his name. Through the years the Bishop White Prayer Book Society has made possible the provision of Prayer Books and Hymnals (and their supplements) to parishes and missions that could not afford them. Our website has more information about the application process. Can we be of help to your parish?

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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

Priory Spiritual Center

Lacy, WA

The Priory Spiritual Center in Lacey has announced their schedule of programs for January, including topics on creating beauty out of a big mess, the divine hidden feminine, contemplative discernment, and Benedictine vocation discernment . In addition, there is a Clergy Contemplative Retreat coming up in February.  The Priory offers retreats, spiritual direction, and workshops; fees are charged for their programs.

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Retreat on Lake Como, Italy

Mid October 2018, €750 for 5 night’s half-board accommodation (travel to and from is 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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