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Lenten & Good Friday Offerings: A Message from Bishop Rickel

The text of a video Message to all congregations and members of the Diocese of Olympia encouraging participation throughout Lent and especially to gather funds for special missionary purposes. Giving back is something we especially focus on during the season of Lent. In fact our canons say this: Every congregation is encouraged to solicit Church School Lenten Offerings for special missionary purposes to be designated by the Bishop. This is that gentle encouragement. I want to remind you of two

Vital Records, You and the Archives!!

What are vital records – and why should you care? Let me ask you this. How often are you asked for your driver’s license, your passport, your birth certificate or other document that establishes who you are? Have you ever tried to prove your identity without the proper documentation? Not easy is it? These types of records are known as vital records and it is just as important for your congregation to maintain and protect its vital church records as