Choir Robes Available
St. Thomas, Medina
St. Thomas, Medina has 20 black choir robes, 10 white surplices, and a couple of albs available. Please contact the church office at 425.454.9541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Celebration of 100 Years Making a Difference Together
Plymouth Church, Seattle | June 1, 6:00pm
Please join the Church Council of Greater Seattle in celebrating 100 years of making a difference together. We’ll gather as communities brought together by the work of faithful justice. Across religion, sectors, geography and other diversities we’ll hear stories of our work together over the years; reflect on the present day; honor prophetic leaders essential to who we are today as the Church Council; and look to the future, together. Program at 6:30 p.m., Reception at 8:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Episcopal Church Women (ECW)
Did you know that the National Episcopal Church Women (ECW) ministry is alive and growing?
Not your mother’s potluck group! (Though, yes, we do that, too!), The National Episcopal Church Women Organization is dedicated to the betterment of all women and girls throughout the world. Over the next three years, your local leaders and the national board are focused on improving the lives of members and their communities. Join us in embracing the covenants of the Episcopal Church and celebrating women through fellowship.
Want to know more? Stay connected with our monthly electronic newsletter, “ Branches”. We discuss women’s issues and highlight the work of women around the world. You will also find information about existing ECW groups and their affiliates, Church Periodical Club, Girls’ Friendly Society, Daughters of the King and United Thank Offering.
We are part of Province VIII, which encompasses 19 dioceses within 10 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Taiwan and Micronesia. Please contact the Diocese of Olympia representative with local news from ECW and Women in Ministry groups, as well as questions and comments.
Justice Leadership Jubilee
Justice Leadership Jubilee for the United Church of Christ is a program to help people grow in their justice advocacy skills and focus. Jubilee is an intentional ten-month commitment for adults who want to develop their faith and learn systemic change skills with a community of their peers. They are currently looking for Fall 2019 Jubilee participants. It involves: Community work, spiritual reflection and sojourning retreats, learning and skill building and church engagement. Could this be you? They welcome applications from all denominations.
The Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia Lake Como Italy
Should you be considering a trip to Italy and to the region of Lake Como you might like to consider calling in on the Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia (Immediately opposite Bellagio) on Lake Como. The Church is open daily and our regular Sunday Morning Service in English is at 10.30am to which you would be most welcome at this very inspiring and beautiful part of the world. The Church is also available for Weddings, Renewal of Wedding Vows, Baptisms, Retreats and all the normal services of the Church. The Church was built by residence and holiday makers back in the 1890’s, it is one of the important land marks of Cadenabbia and should you be walking the Greenways Walk it is mentioned as a place to visit. This prominent church with a number of fine features is immediately opposite the Passenger and Car Ferry in Cadenabbia.
Companions in Franciscan Spirituality for 2019
Free Ten Day Residential Immersion Programs in Franciscan Spirituality offered by The Community of St. Francis in San Francisco for women over 18. The program includes studying Franciscan spirituality and living out of that spirituality by sharing in community life, worship and ministry in the church and wider community.
Dates: Summer – July 19-29; St. Francistide – Sept. 27-Oct. 7
Learn to speak Spanish in the Diocese of Cuernavaca (Mexico)
August 8-17 | $2,000 plus Airfare
Two week Spanish language immersion program hosted by the Diocese of Oregon.
Priory Spiritual Center
The Priory Spiritual Center in Lacey has announced their schedule of programs for summer and fall:
- April 27: Mirroring Self, Mirroring Anima Mundi
- May 3-4: Images of Peace Retreat
- May 11: Music Facilitated Imagery for the Soul
- May 18: Trusting Your Mystical Experiences
- May 25: Hearing our Stories in the Psalms
The Priory offers retreats, spiritual direction, and workshops; fees are charged for their programs.
Adoration, Awe, and Service – A Pathways of Grace Workshop
Queen Anne, Seattle | June 15, 9:30am-12:30pm; Register by June 5 | $15 Materials Fee; Limit of 5 participants
We’ll reflect on Evelyn Underhill’s understanding of our three duties – adoration, awe and service – and explore how that applies in our own lives. How our service is transformed by awe and adoration. Rabbi Heschel understood Psalm 111:10 to say, “the awe of God is the beginning of wisdom.” This is wisdom grounded in being overwhelmed, confused, enchanted, afraid, fully alive, and living within a grand mystery. Adoration is giving ourselves to the joy of being in the Presence of God. Wisdom and joy making us new and purifying our service.
How have we each experienced these things? How has it changed us? How might we open ourselves to awe and adoration?
Sponsored by the Order of the Ascension, an Episcopal Religious Community.
Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders
Calvary Lutheran Church, Federal Way | October 14-18 | $895 Registration; $695 Registration by September 13
You are invited to attend Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI), a practical workshop for clergy and other church leaders that teaches participants how to deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict. This outstanding inter-denominational training event will be hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA (Seattle–Tacoma area) from 8:30am-5:00pm daily on October 14-18, 2019. Early-birds who register no later than September 13, 2019 can save $200 (non-discounted rate is $895).