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Clergy Transitions

Clergy Transitions

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new clergy transitions to announce. The Rev. Natalie “Nat” Johnson has been called as the Interim Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Seattle. The Rev. Johnson joined the staff of St. Paul’s in October 2019 as the Interim Pastor for Children and Families. After ordination to the transitional diaconate, Nat was invited to stay on at St. Paul’s as curate once ordained to the priesthood in June

Chaplains on the Harbor Fall Appeal

Chaplains on the Harbor Fall Appeal

From Aaron Scott, Chaplain and Organizer at Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear friends and family in the dream of justice, Hope this fall is bringing an abundant harvest to your lives and souls, wherever you may be! 2021 has been another year for the books at Chaplains on the Harbor. We’ve spent the past month knee-deep in brambles, bees, and beans at Harbor Roots Farm— and we’ve got a closet full of pickles, preserves, and honey to prove it. We hit the jackpot

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Dr. Jane Maynard has been called to an interim position at St. Thomas, Medina for the second time. She first served there from 2008-2009 and is looking forward to renewing older relationships and forming new ones with parishioners and staff. In addition to her prior ministry at St. Thomas, Jane also served three other congregations in the Diocese of Olympia:

Seeking Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation

Seeking Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation

Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and the Office of the Bishop are seeking a Full Time Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation. The Canon will engage the diocese in becoming a more inclusive community. Areas of responsibility include oversight, facilitation, and implementation of a diocesan strategy to increase diversity in lay and clerical positions, as well as in programming. The Canon will support ethnic congregations, including the development of such congregations, and will engage the larger communities on issues

Locally Centered Ministries: Christ Church, Seattle’s Collaboration with Amplifier

Locally Centered Ministries: Christ Church, Seattle’s Collaboration with Amplifier

We’re sharing the stories of ministries in congregations around the diocese, celebrating the incredible work being done on the local level. In this local ministry profile, the Rev. Shelly Fayette of Christ Church, Seattle speaks about their partnership with Amplifier, and the Community Vaccination Art Program in which they participated. The mural is part of an activation event put on by Amplifier (Amplifier.org), who puts art in service of social change. We were approached by the U District Partnership, when Amplifier

Locally Centered Ministries: Christ Church, Blaine’s Children’s Giving Garden

Locally Centered Ministries: Christ Church, Blaine’s Children’s Giving Garden

We’re sharing the stories of ministries in congregations around the diocese, celebrating the incredible work being done on the local level. In this local ministry profile, W Massey of Christ Church, Blaine speaks about their Children’s Giving Garden. The CEC Children’s Giving Garden supports our community with garden grown produce. We were in a fortunate position in 2012, to have a sizable group of children of different ages in our children’s ministry. We set out to create an initiative they

New Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

New Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Stephen Crippen has been called to Grace, Bainbridge Island as Interim Rector. The Rev. Stephen Crippen joined the staff of Grace, Bainbridge just before his ordination to the priesthood in late June 2020 as their curate. He entered Grace during the pandemic, helping the rector guide the community in online worship, pastoral care, governance, and formation for all ages. Stephen

Locally Centered Ministries: St. Paul’s Bellingham’s Safety Pouches

Locally Centered Ministries: St. Paul’s Bellingham’s Safety Pouches

We’re sharing the stories of ministries in congregations around the diocese, celebrating the incredible work being done on the local level. In this local ministry profile, John Hoyte of St. Paul’s, Bellingham speaks about their Safety Pouch ministry. The St.Paul’s ministry in Bellingham provides safety pouches for the homeless. The idea of making and providing pouches grew out of the St.Paul’s Alms ministry in the Fall of 2019. For a number of years we have reached out to those in

New Clergy in the Diocese of Olympia

New Clergy in the Diocese of Olympia

The Diocese of Olympia is blessed to welcome new clergy to our ministry. Br. Chris McNabb, an Episcopal priest and member of the Order of Francis and Clare, is joining the staff at St. Andrew’s, Seattle, as part-time Missioner for Contemplative Ministries. Chris will help lead and re-imagine the Sunday evening Contemplative Service in the spirit of Taize, at St. Andrew’s, Seattle. Chris most recently served as Priest-in-Charge at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Long Island, New York. Before that he

Global Mission Grants Open

Global Mission Grants Open

Do you have a parish-based partnership in a developing country somewhere around the world?  Funds are available to assist you in that ministry through our Diocesan Mission Grants program.  At the 2015 Diocesan Convention we reaffirmed our commitment to support the UN’s development goals (now known as Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs) as criteria for global mission grants. This is consistent with the mission goals of The Episcopal Church, and with our baptismal covenant “to seek and serve Christ in