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Our Lady of Guadalupe Receives Bishop Nedi Rivera Hispanic Ministry Grant

Our Lady of Guadalupe Receives Bishop Nedi Rivera Hispanic Ministry Grant

St. Luke’s, Renton has been awarded a grant for the regathering and growth of Hispanic ministry in the Renton area. The ministry will be under the leadership of Liberato Arellano and the Rev. Kevin Pearson. Grant funds will be used “to begin gathering new and former Spanish-speaking participants, on a monthly basis, after the primary Beloved Community liturgy at St. Luke’s, for a Base Community Model of biblical reflection and talking circle, sharing the stories of their lives as they

Work at Camp Huston This Summer!

Work at Camp Huston This Summer!

“Camp Huston helped teach me leadership and team building skills that I still use today” – Jordan (2015 staff alum), a local politician and Gold Bar City Councilman. Working at Camp Huston is an opportunity to serve the Episcopal community (and beyond!) while gaining a wide variety of skills. We have campers, from kids to teens, attending Camp Huston and coming from all walks of life. Our camp counselors and staff are the ones who make the summer a positive,

Cathedral Day 2022: Returning to Our Roots

Cathedral Day 2022: Returning to Our Roots

Cathedral Day is a celebration of the community of the Diocese of Olympia—a “family reunion” for Episcopalians from across western Washington. Both Cathedral Day 2020 and Cathedral Day 2021 were cancelled due to the pandemic, but Cathedral Day will be back in May 2022, with all the fun and fellowship of this beloved tradition. This is a time for connecting across communities, experiencing your cathedral in a new light… and a lot of fun. There’s something for everyone—no matter your

Holy Week and Easter Services in the Diocese of Olympia

Holy Week and Easter Services in the Diocese of Olympia

Join our churches and worshiping communities from across the Diocese of Olympia throughout Holy Week and Easter! More services will be added in the coming weeks, so check back for more updates! Events are listed chronologically, but you can narrow your search by clicking the “Show Events Search” tab below and selecting a date and/or entering a zip code. When searching by location, the form will pull up events within a 10 mile radius of the zip code entered.

Announcing New Canon for Multicultural Ministries & Community Transformation

Announcing New Canon for Multicultural Ministries & Community Transformation

The Office of the Bishop is very pleased to announce the latest addition to the Office of the Bishop’s staff. Beginning on April 1, 2022, the Rev. Carla Robinson will be joining diocesan staff as our new Canon for Multicultural Ministries & Community Transformation. The Rev. Carla Robinson, a graduate of Concordia Seminary (St Louis, MO), served as a Lutheran pastor for 13 years before coming to the Episcopal Church. She was received into the communion in 2001 and was

Bishop Nedi Rivera Fund Approves First Grant Request for the Development and Support of Latino Ministry in the Diocese of Olympia

Bishop Nedi Rivera Fund Approves First Grant Request for the Development and Support of Latino Ministry in the Diocese of Olympia

At its most recent meeting the advisory board for the Bishop Nedi Rivera Latino Ministry Fund recommended disbursement of $20,000 to the on-going Spanish-speaking congregation at St. Luke’s/San Lucas in Vancouver, under the leadership of the Rev. Jesus Reyes. The grant process of the Rivera Fund is intended to support existing Latino congregations in the diocese as they re-gather after the pandemic, and in response to other past leadership and support challenges. The grant for San Lucas envisions a three-stage

A Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine by Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color

A Statement on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine by Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color

From Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color: We, as the Circles of Color in the Diocese of Olympia, renounce the acts of violence and war in Ukraine and stand with the many around the world who call upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to cease and withdraw Russian military presence. We raise our prayers for peace in Ukraine and for safety for all those affected in the region: soldiers on both sides, civilians, children and refugees. We pray that the aggressors may

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’

Bishop’s Leadership Conference 2022: What’s Now? What’s Next? Church in Pandemic and Beyond

Bishop’s Leadership Conference 2022: What’s Now? What’s Next? Church in Pandemic and Beyond

Our communal life as the Body of Christ has been forever changed by the ongoing pandemic, altering the ways we think about worship, formation, stewardship, and the very nature of community. In this time of unprecedented upheaval, how do we meaningfully do the work of congregational development in the midst of our current reality, all while preparing to move soberly and joyfully into the future God has called us to? The Office of the Bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of

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 new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton has accepted a call as Interim Rector of St. John’s, Snohomish. Nigel was born and grew up in London, England, graduating from two different universities in Bangor, Wales and Birmingham, England, then from an Ecumenical seminary (Anglican/Methodist/Presbyterian/Congregationalist) in Birmingham. He then spent a year as a World Council of Churches Ecumenical Fellow at the Graduate Theological Union in