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Former Presiding Bishop Schori Joins Youth for Creation Care Pilgrimage

Former Presiding Bishop Schori Joins Youth for Creation Care Pilgrimage

Former Presiding Bishop, the Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, will be joining more than 20 diocesan teens this summer for a pilgrimage across the Olympic Peninsula. Her unique status as both a faith leader and a scientist (she studied biology at Stanford and has a PhD in Oceanography from Oregon State University) will provide a unique perspective throughout the week, as the journey underscores how faith calls us to protect the planet. The idea for a “Youth Creation Care Pilgrimage”

Chaplains on the Harbor to Address Presidential Candidates in DC

Chaplains on the Harbor to Address Presidential Candidates in DC

On Monday June 17th, four members of Chaplains on the Harbor will attend a forum with nine presidential candidates hosted by the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Mashyla Buckmaster, who runs COH’s community center in Westport, will be directly questioning the candidates on the crisis of homelessness facing young people. Mashyla first began volunteering at COH when she was homeless during her pregnancy. She is now senior staff, running three weekly feeding programs and overseeing the

Join the Diocese of Olympia at the Seattle Pride Parade!

Join the Diocese of Olympia at the Seattle Pride Parade!

Join the Diocese of Olympia for the 2019 Seattle Pride Parade. Though many, we truly are one as we share one bread and one cup and march for justice and dignity. By our actions we demonstrate that the Episcopal Church of Western Washington really does welcome you – whoever you are! The 2.5-mile route will be the same as last year: 4th Avenue from Union to Seattle Center. Similar to last year, marchers will gather in late morning and begin to walk in early

Summer Adventures for Youth in the Diocese of Olympia

Summer Adventures for Youth in the Diocese of Olympia

Camp Huston Summer Camp 2019 Camp Huston, Gold Bar | Summer 2019, Beginning June 25 Camp Huston, the Diocese of Olympia’s summer camp, serves children in grades 1-10. Campers have an opportunity to learn more about nature, God, and themselves while building teamwork and self-esteem. We also offer leadership development through our Counselor Training program for those who have completed 10th grade. Scholarships are available! Counselor Training: June 25 – July 4 ($435) Discovery Camp 1: July 6-12 ($591) Horse

Sharing the Abundance: Free Books From the Diocesan Resource Center

Sharing the Abundance: Free Books From the Diocesan Resource Center

From time to time people donate books to the Diocesan Resource Center library, and after we have gratefully added what we can use, there are some still available. For years we’ve been thinking about ways to share this abundance with others in the diocese, and now, thanks to the skills of Josh deLacy and Kerry Allman, a new page allows people to see a limited selection of what is available. You can find this page below. Titles will be listed

Pride Events in the Diocese of Olympia

Pride Events in the Diocese of Olympia

Episcopal Churches in the Diocese of Olympia are participating in Pride Events across Western Washington! Find an event near you and join with us to reaffirm our commitment as a welcoming and affirming faith community – the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Snohomish County Pride Festival St. John’s Episcopal Church, Snohomish | June 1, 11:00am | Free Willis D Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Dr, Snohomish, WA St. John, Snohomish will have a table at the event 11am-5pm. Stop

Icon Workshop Coming to St. Andrew, Seattle

Icon Workshop Coming to St. Andrew, Seattle

Master iconographer, Peter Pearson will be back in Seattle at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church offering another Icon Workshop the end of June. The theme of the upcoming workshop is Desert Mystics and will feature icons to either Mary of Egypt or Moses, the Ethiopian. Participants may choose one image to write. St. Andrew has hosted this annual (and now bi-annual) event since 2012. During the course of the workshop, participants are guided through the process of writing an Icon. At

St. Paul, Bellingham Presents The Way of Love: The Passion of Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Paul, Bellingham Presents The Way of Love: The Passion of Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Bellingham is pleased to announce that the Rev. Suzanne Guthrie, noted author, priest, and retreat leader, will visit on June 6 and June 9, 2019. During her visit, Rev. Guthrie will present on Thérèse of Lisieux Thursday, June 6 at 7:00pm and preach at all three services on Day of Pentecost, Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 7:45, 9:00 and 10:30am. All engagements are free and open to the public. Rev. Guthrie’s visit is in conjunction

Climate & Creation Care

Climate & Creation Care

On April 26, 2019, Andrew Himes, Jeff Thiel, Penelope Jackson, and Aldyen Donnelly gave a presentation on climate change and creation care to the governing bodies of the Diocese of Olympia. You can watch their full video above and find links to their resources below. BISHOP RICKEL’S INVITATION CREATION CARE PLEDGE CARBON TRACKER EARTH DAY 2020 CAMPAIGN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS INTERFAITH CENTER ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY THE FORUM FOR SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT DONATE TO THE CARBON OFFSET COOPERATIVE MISSION LEARN

Diocesan Communications Team Wins Awards

Diocesan Communications Team Wins Awards

At last week’s Episcopal Communicators Conference in Denver, CO, the communications team from the Office of the Bishop won three Polly Bond Awards for Excellence in Communication. Inspired by the life and work of Polly Bond, a beloved communicator and founding member of Episcopal Communicators, the awards are given each year to recognize the outstanding work done by communicators within the Episcopal Church. The diocesan communications team won the following awards: The Award of Excellence in Long-Form Video (St. Bernard’s Chapel)