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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

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

Locally Centered Ministries: All Saints, Vancouver’s Babies in Need

Locally Centered Ministries: All Saints, Vancouver’s Babies in Need

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, Kitty Ash of All Saints, Vancouver speaks about Babies in Need. Babies in Need serves low-income families of all racial, ethnic, educational, and religious backgrounds; premature and special needs babies; unsupported mothers; homeless women and babies; victims of domestic violence or substance abuse; and families with medical problems or job loss. We don’t ask

Locally Centered Ministries: Faith, Poulsbo’s Partnership with Fishline Foodbank

Locally Centered Ministries: Faith, Poulsbo’s Partnership with Fishline Foodbank

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, Kay Rawlings of Faith, Poulsbo speaks about their partnership with the Fishline Foodbank. Faith Episcopal Church in Poulsbo has partnered with our local foodbank, Fishline, to offer showers, food, and clothing to those in need. We started this ministry in July of 2021, coincidently when the Northwest was in an unprecedented heat wave. Fishline

Locally Centered Ministries: “Essential Ministry” from St. Clare’s, Snoqualmie

Locally Centered Ministries: “Essential Ministry” from St. Clare’s, Snoqualmie

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, Cindy Remick of St. Clare’s, Snoqualmie speaks about “Essential Ministry.” I am one of two co-chairs of St. Clare Essential Ministry. Our other chair is Judy Bullard. St. Clare Essential Ministry, in partnership with the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, provides paper and personal products: toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, feminine products, incontinence products, soap,

Locally Centered Ministries: “Loads of Love” from Christ Church, Blaine

Locally Centered Ministries: “Loads of Love” from Christ Church, Blaine

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, Susan Thomson of Christ Church, Blaine speaks about “Loads of Love.” Loads of Love came out of the Mary Helen Windell Outreach Committee (MHWOC). Mary Helen was a parishioner at Christ Church Blaine who was passionate about social justice and helping the community. After her death in 2016, the Rev. Dawn Foisie, our priest