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 offer the following programs for May:

  • May 12: Creating a Home Worship Center
  • May 19: Crafting a Personal Rule of Life
  • May 26: At Home in God

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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49th Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women 

Austin, Texas | July 5 – 13 | Registration $130-$600 (Travel & Lodging not Included)

ECW (Episcopal Churchwomen/Women in Ministry) meets in Austin, Texas for Triennial, alongside our General Convention July 5-13. See below for more information. Save the date! Full details coming early February. 

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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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