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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

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

Former Presiding Bishop Schori to Speak Across the Diocese

Former Presiding Bishop Schori to Speak Across the Diocese

The Diocese of Olympia is delighted to host the former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, the Right Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori in Seattle and on the Olympic Peninsula as part of her participation in the diocesan Youth Creation Care Pilgrimage. During the course of the pilgrimage, she will speak at the following churches: Sunday, August 4, 11:00am | Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle Join us for Sunday morning worship; Bishop Katharine will deliver the homily. Sunday, August 4, 7:00–8:30pm |

Young Adults Invited to Waste Time at Popular Summer Retreat

Young Adults Invited to Waste Time at Popular Summer Retreat

It’s that time of year again! Young adults in the Diocese of Olympia, ages 18 and up, are invited to A Holy Waste of Time, August 16-18 at St. Andrew’s House, right on the Hood Canal, with the Olympic National Forest providing a spectacular backdrop. Time wasting options during the weekend include kayaking – boats are available all-day Saturday – swimming, hiking, or simply reading on the deck of the lodge. We’ll also offer optional activities like yoga, music (bring

Just Ask a Librarian…

Just Ask a Librarian…

From Sue Tait, Director of Diocesan Resource Center: Question: A few weeks ago, I heard Stephanie Spellers from the Presiding Bishop’s staff speak, and she mentioned a new curriculum for adults called “Sacred Ground.” What is that and how do I find out more about it? Sue Says: “Sacred Ground” is a ten part series on race and reconciliation that considers “family histories and stories, as well as important narratives that shape  the collective American story.” The guiding star, according

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

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation

Wrestling with God: Faith, Film, and Conversation A Young Adult Happening in the Diocese of Olympia Diocesan House | March 29, April 26, & May 10; 7:00pm Join us for a monthly film series exploring stories that wrestle with faith – the beauty and the mystery, as well as the ways in which religion is used to oppress and exclude. In Silence, Jesuit missionaries in Japan confront persecution by the local authorities and must wrestle with the colonialism of mission

Young Adult Happenings in the Greater Seattle Area

Young Adult Happenings in the Greater Seattle Area

Join others in their 20s and 30s for Faith | Friendship | Fun | Food Winter/Spring 2019 Questioning Together First Mondays of the month, year-round – A supportive group that discusses questions of faith and meaning over dinner. Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Capitol Hill – 7:30–9:00pm. (youngadults@saintmarks.org) Evening Episcopalians Sunday evenings, once-a-month. Curious about the traditions, histories and flavors of other churches in our diocese? Let’s check out the 5:00pm services at different parishes in the Seattle area, and maybe go

Better Together 2019

Better Together 2019

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia presents: A Mini-Conference for Faith Formation Leaders Church staff, clergy & volunteers are invited to this day-long event designed to provide resources, inspiration, opportunities for collaboration, and ample soul care. We’ll start the day with a continental breakfast and then get rolling with our keynote speaker, the witty and wise Bev Gaines, speaking on Self Care: Soul Care. Bev is a spiritual director and life coach with two decades’ experience working in Episcopal and other church