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Disrupting White Christian Nationalism: Aaron Scott

Disrupting White Christian Nationalism: Aaron Scott

From Aaron Scott: Dear friends and loved ones, As some of you know, I will be leaving my job at Chaplains on the Harbor at the end of March. I am so proud of this organization and all the work we’ve done together over the past eight years, and deeply grateful to know that many capable hands are picking up the work I’m handing off. I plan to stay in close contact with our leadership and the whole team at

Staff Transitions at Chaplains on the Harbor

Staff Transitions at Chaplains on the Harbor

From Aaron Scott, Co-Founder and Development Director at Chaplains on the Harbor: Aaron Scott, Co-Founder and Development Director at Chaplains on the Harbor, will be stepping down from his role as of March 31, 2022. He and the COH team are incredibly proud of the work they’ve done together over the past eight years. Aaron is excited to join the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights & Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, and will be responsible for building out Kairos’

Chaplains on the Harbor: Advent Appeal

Chaplains on the Harbor: Advent Appeal

From Aaron Scott, Chaplain and Organizer at Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear friends and family, “God has brought the rulers down from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble!” In the midst of an eviction avalanche and with COVID surging on, we are working hard to stay grounded in the revolutionary hope of Mary’s song this Advent: that the hungry will be filled with good things to eat. A bright light over these past few months has been the

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

Spring Update from Chaplains on the Harbor

Spring Update from Chaplains on the Harbor

Dear friends, family and supporters in the struggle and in Christ, What a spring this is! To see new life, sunshine, and hope breaking through in the midst of a world still very much on fire with injustice and grief can almost give you spiritual whiplash. And yet this is how it’s always been for our ministry at Chaplains on the Harbor, and for poor and oppressed people everywhere on earth—in the middle of a cruel slew of overdoses and

Harbor Roots Farm Shares Now Available for 2021 Season!

Harbor Roots Farm Shares Now Available for 2021 Season!

Dear friends, supporters, and customers, Harbor Roots Farm, the supportive employment program of Chaplains on the Harbor, is BACK for 2021– with vegetables for sale! You can now buy shares for yourself, or buy shares to donate to hungry people in our community. A lot has happened since our last season: we moved to a permanent farm site on 23 acres in the Chehalis River Valley, we started selling our vegetables at the Aberdeen Farmers Market, and we grew our

Chaplains on the Harbor Receives Group Health Grant

Chaplains on the Harbor Receives Group Health Grant

The Diocese of Olympia is very excited to announce that Chaplains on the Harbor has just received a three-year grant from Group Health Foundation for $165,000 per year. Added to a previous three-year grant of $75,000 a year, this brings their three-year total to $720,000. The funding will be used to expand COH’s paid apprenticeship positions for people getting off the street, out of jail, and in recovery from addiction. Apprentices will work at Harbor Roots Farm, growing food to

Chaplains on the Harbor: Keep Truckin’

Chaplains on the Harbor: Keep Truckin’

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear friends and family in Christ, It’s the end of the world and here we are fundraising for… a food truck. A food truck?! Like us, it’s neither fireproof nor bulletproof. But as hunger, homelessness, and displacement explode across our parish, we are faced with the clear need to make our ministry at Chaplains on the Harbor more mobile than ever. So much

Chaplains on the Harbor Update: Aberdeen City Council Stands Against Racism

Chaplains on the Harbor Update: Aberdeen City Council Stands Against Racism

In the wake of Chaplains on the Harbor’s recent confrontation with armed and hostile counter-protestors, the Aberdeen City Council–for the first time ever–issued a public statement condemning systemic racism and racial injustice. Included in the statement is an explicit recognition that, while legal, armed open-carry counter protesting has a chilling effect on people’s constitutionally protected right to freedom of assembly. The statement passed despite significant division within the council on these issues. You can read full coverage of the council’s

Aberdeen Camp Update

Aberdeen Camp Update

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner for Anti-Poverty Organizing: Yesterday the City of Aberdeen voted to shut down Grays Harbor County’s only sanctioned homeless encampment. This is the camp the city set up in response to two federal lawsuits last year, wherein Rev. Sarah Monroe stood as co-plaintiff with homeless residents of Aberdeen. Below is Chaplains on the Harbor’s public comment on the closure: “With regard to the Council’s proposed closure of the TASL (Temporary Alternative Shelter Location) by May 15th,