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Learn to “Dance with God” at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

Learn to “Dance with God” at Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

The Wisdom School at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle is delighted to host faith formation guru Gertrud Mueller Nelson in a series of workshops that are free and open to all. Nelson is known internationally as an illustrator, author, and speaker. Her books include A Wedding with Spirit, Build Your Own Bethlehem, and Here All Dwell Free. Clergy, staff, volunteers, and families will benefit from Nelson’s guidance on developing faith at home and at church, as well as her emphasis on

Statement Regarding Washington Referendum 88

Statement Regarding Washington Referendum 88

It was recently brought to our attention that one of the authors of the statement against Washington Referendum 88, Vote on I-1000 Affirmative Action Measure has listed “Episcopal Diocese” in their official byline. Please note that this does not in any way reflect the views of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. According to The Episcopal Church’s Policy for Action (https://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/ogr_policy_for_action_booklet.pdf), we are to “reaffirm support for affirmative action and fair employment practices.” If you have any questions about this, please

Just Ask a Librarian…

Just Ask a Librarian…

From Sue Tait, Director of Resource Center: Question: Every year someone asks for an “instructed liturgy” and I’m wondering if you know of anything in print or online. Answer: Well, first it depends on what group you are trying to reach. An instructed Eucharist specifically for children would be different from one for the entire congregation. But recently, I came across a fairly new and entirely unique way of presenting the information to adults called How2charist. All you need is an email address to

2019 Convention Workshops

2019 Convention Workshops

  Our list of workshops for the 2019 Diocesan Convention is now available! Come early and discover vital ministries across the diocese, gain tools you’ll be able to use in your own congregations, and learn more about the 2019 budget and other resolutions that will be voted upon during this year’s proceedings. Workshops are the Friday of Convention, November 8, and are open to everyone, so come and join us for this incredible time of learning and community. Refugee Resettlement

Seeking Paid Stage Manager and Volunteer Assistant for Diocesan Convention

Seeking Paid Stage Manager and Volunteer Assistant for Diocesan Convention

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia is currently seeking a Stage Manager for their annual Diocesan Convention, November 6-9. The Stage Manager will be responsible for managing rehearsals in the convention space on Friday morning and coordinating between the main stage, the music and worship team, the AV team, the video and PowerPoint operator, and the electronic voting technician. The Stage Manager will also oversee a volunteer Assistant Stage Manager who will run the presentation stage in the downstairs exhibit hall

Chaplains on the Harbor – The State of the Streets, Fall 2019

Chaplains on the Harbor – The State of the Streets, Fall 2019

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Grace and peace to y’all from Grays Harbor County! Chaplains on the Harbor is poised to wrap another powerful year of transformation and growth. Here are our 2019 highlights: At the end of 2018 Rev. Sarah Monroe and two co-plaintiffs (April Obi Boling and Tim Quigg) filed the first of two federal lawsuits against the City of Aberdeen– for attempting to restrict their visitations, ministry, and survival

Office of the Bishop Welcomes Seattle Service Corps

Office of the Bishop Welcomes Seattle Service Corps

The Office of the Bishop is pleased to announce our continued partnership with the Seattle Service Corps and is excited to welcome Aemelia Tripp to Diocesan House. Aemelia is a 2019-2020 member of the Seattle Service Corps, assisting in the Communications and Faith Formation departments. She brings a passion for writing as well as a love for graphic design to the job. A 2013 Calvin College graduate, Aemelia lived in Michigan the last 10 years working for various organizations in

Regional Youth Representatives FAQ

Regional Youth Representatives FAQ

What are Regional Youth Representatives? These are ten youth, ages 16-21, who are given seat, voice, and vote at the convention. Where do they come from? Each geographical region selects one youth from within the region to represent them as their delegate at large. Where do they sit at the convention? The youth are seated with the other members (clergy and lay) from their congregation. Who pays the registration fee for these youth? Each congregation, through the congregation registration form,

Ky Chen and Bishop’s Cross Award Nominations

Ky Chen and Bishop’s Cross Award Nominations

The Office of the Bishop has issued a call for nominations for two diocesan awards. If you know of a person deserving of either award, talk with your church office or leadership about submitting a nomination. The awards will be made during the Diocesan Convention, November 8-9, at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The deadling to submit nominations is Monday, September 30. Nominations must be made using the authorized form below. NOMINATION FORM In 2011, Bishop Rickel established the Ky Chen Employee

Staff Transitions

Staff Transitions

There’s a new staff transition to announce at the Office of the Bishop. Elizabeth Myers, our Diocesan Receptionist and Resource Assistant, has accepted a new position as Temporary Children’s Librarian with the Seattle Public Library. Elizabeth has been a vital part of the diocesan staff during their more than 14 months with us and has helped make the Office of the Bishop a more inclusive and hospitable space for our guests and visitors. While we are sorry to see them