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New Pop-Up Grants Available for Congregations

New Pop-Up Grants Available for Congregations

To better assist congregations become “healthier, more faithful, and more effective communities of faith” we will now offer smaller grants ($5,000 or less) to be given right away in the year of application. We will continue to offer larger grants applied for and decided the prior year to implementation. That process is not changed. These “Pop-Up Grants” can be applied for at any time. Pop-up applications will not be accepted after August of the current year and will be evaluated

Staff Transitions at the Office of the Bishop

Staff Transitions at the Office of the Bishop

We have a transition to announce at the Office of the Bishop. Denise Brumbaugh, our Diocesan Youth Ministry Program Coordinator, will be stepping down from her position at the end of March in order to travel and spend more time with her family. Denise also plans to partner with Chuck Hamilton, Episcopal Relief & Development’s coordinator for the Diocese of Olympia, on the 1,000 Days of Love campaign, so she will still be very active and involved in the diocese.

Updates from Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in the Diocese of Olympia

Updates from Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in the Diocese of Olympia

From Daryl Storey, Diocese of Olympia’s Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Representative: All women in all congregations are considered “Women in Ministry” and “Episcopal Church Women.” We would love to know what you all are doing. At this time, The Diocese of Olympia ECW is made up of women’s groups from St. Hugh, Allyn; St. Alban, Edmonds; St. Bede, Port Orchard; St. Aiden, Camano Island; Emmanuel, Orcas Island;  All Saints, Vancouver; St. Timothy, Chehalis; St. James, Kent; St. John, Snohomish; and

Phishing Scam

Phishing Scam

One of the facts of life in our modern digital world is there will be people trying to get money or goods fraudulently through phishing scams. This happens when an individual receives an email supposedly sent by someone they know and trust (their priest, or even the bishop). The email is sent to a number of people asking for assistance or a favor. This is now all-too common and seems to occur on a weekly basis at any one of

Office of the Bishop Seeks Staff Accountant

Office of the Bishop Seeks Staff Accountant

The Office of the Bishop is looking for a fulltime Staff Accountant to join our four-person accounting team. This non-exempt position is responsible for general ledger fund accounting, as well as payroll tracking and processing. The person hired will report to and assist our accounting manager. Take a look at the position description and, if interested, send resume and cover letter to Canon Dede Moore, Canon for Governance & Human Resources, dmoore@ecww.org, by February 7. FULL DESCRIPTION

Vandalism Across the Diocese on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Vandalism Across the Diocese on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Please note: the image of vandalism from St. Luke, Seattle contains potentially triggering slurs. Several churches across the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia were vandalized on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with messages of intolerance and political divisiveness. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seattle, Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett, and Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle were all targets of these acts of hate. The leaders of all three communities have responded with such grace and love in the midst of

The Second Episcopate: Staffing Changes and Reorganization at the Office of the Bishop

The Second Episcopate: Staffing Changes and Reorganization at the Office of the Bishop

To the Faithful of the Diocese of Olympia, I write to share with all of you some changes in staffing and a reorganization within the Office of the Bishop. These changes were carefully considered in conjunction with our new vision, and the idea of the “second episcopate” that so many of you resonated with and which came out of our year of discernment and pilgrimage. I first want to thank the many of you that responded to the letter regarding

Get to Know the Seattle Service Corps: Elly

Get to Know the Seattle Service Corps: Elly

Today we introduce another Seattle Service Corps member: Elly Green! She comes to Seattle by way of many places, but Kentucky is where her parents live. Elly graduated in 2018 from Xavier in Cincinnati, Ohio with a double major in English and Gender and Diversity Studies. Elly said about joining the Service Corps, “I’m really drawn to a sense of community in family ties and ones you form yourself. The SSC program community also intersects with spirituality, which was a

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20): unite! ¡unámonos!

Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20): unite! ¡unámonos!

July 5-11 | Registration Closes February 9 | $1,000 Registration (1/3 Scholarship Available) “Come to me, all you who are struggling hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Put on my yoke, and learn from me. I’m gentle and humble. And you will find rest for yourselves. My yoke is easy to bear, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30, Common English Bible (CEB) Join other youth from across The Episcopal Church for the largest

Bishop Rickel Responds to Recent Anti-Semitic Violence and Shooting in Texas

Bishop Rickel Responds to Recent Anti-Semitic Violence and Shooting in Texas

Dear Ones, Once again, our houses of worship have been violated by senseless violence as three people were shot at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas this morning. Two of the individuals are dead, one of those believed to be the shooter, and as is always the case in situations like this, there is much that we do not and will never know. We mourn the loss of life and pray for the families of everyone