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Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Presents Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Presents Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral presents A Commemorative Event for Seattle Civil Rights Leader Edwin T. Pratt, to be held on Saturday, February 2 at 2:00pm. The event will honor Pratt’s legacy, featuring speakers from the community and special guests, including Michelle Merriweather at Urban League; The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte; King County Councilmember Larry Gossett; and Pratt’s daughter, Miriam Pratt Glover. Seattle civil rights leader Edwin Pratt was assassinated at the door of his Shoreline home almost 50 years ago.

Christ Church, Tacoma Receives Humanitarian Award

Christ Church, Tacoma Receives Humanitarian Award

The International Imperial Court System, an organization dedicated to charitable work and advocacy for the LGBTQ community, has honored Christ Church-Tacoma with the Jose Julio Sarria Civil Rights Award.  Jose Sarria, a gay man and the founder of the Imperial Court System, was a leader in the gay and lesbian struggle for civil rights that began in the 1960’s. AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma (AHAT) was founded in 1989 at the height of the AIDS crisis.  When the AIDS crisis

Holiday Services in the Diocese of Olympia

Holiday Services in the Diocese of Olympia

  Join our churches and worshiping communities from across the Diocese of Olympia this holiday season! You can view holiday service times below, arranged alphabetically by city. St. Andrew, Aberdeen December 1; 9:00am – Winterfest Breakfast with Santa December 2; 9:00am- 1st Sunday of Advent (Advent Wreath-Making for all ages) December 9; 8:00am & 10:00am – 2nd Advent December 16; 8:00am & 10:00am – 3rd Advent December 20; 6:00pm – Neighborhood Walk & Caroling (Join us, and stay for winter refreshments.) December 22; 9:00am

A House Divided: The Spokane-Olympia Apple Cup Challenge

A House Divided: The Spokane-Olympia Apple Cup Challenge

To the Good People of the Diocese of Olympia and the Diocese of Spokane. Your bishops write you with news of a friendly wager we are making in regard to the upcoming Apple Cup game this Friday between the Washington State Cougars and the University of Washington Huskies in what is sure to be a great game. The two of us have made a friendly bet on the team that resides in our diocese. Our bet is this, whoever loses

The Rev. Sarah Monroe Files Lawsuit Against City of Aberdeen, WA

The Rev. Sarah Monroe Files Lawsuit Against City of Aberdeen, WA

A lawsuit has been filed in federal district court, by the Rev Sarah Monroe, April Obi Boling, and Tim Quigg against the City of Aberdeen, Mayor Erik Larson, and City Engineer Kris Koski. People experiencing homelessness in Aberdeen have been camping out and living on the banks of the Chehalis River for decades, more and more people joining the encampment over recent years as they get squeezed out of a dwindling housing market. Most recently, the city purchased the land

This is Us: Bishop Rickel’s Convention Address

This is Us: Bishop Rickel’s Convention Address

“This Is Us, Looking Back, Moving Forward.” That’s our theme for this 2018 Convention. And I know some of you have asked why did we steal the title of an Emmy Award-winning TV drama? Well, I would just say, because it’s good. As I said to you at the Bishop’s Leadership Conference, I believe in the CASE method: Copy and Steal Everything. Which you can of course, when you can. And that title seemed to fit us as a diocese

The Way of Love: BLESS

The Way of Love: BLESS

From Sue Tait, Diocesan Librarian: The Way of Love: Practices for Jesus-Centered Life The following materials helps individuals, groups, and congregations move more deeply into our lives as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. “Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, ‘What do you seek?’” (John 1:38). Many of us seek love, freedom, abundant life, and we seek Jesus. In this second posting of resources for the Way of Love we

Chaplains on the Harbor: Emergency Appeal

Chaplains on the Harbor: Emergency Appeal

From Aaron Scott of Chaplains on the Harbor: Beloved friends in Christ: once again we need your help. In order to stay open until the end of this fiscal year, Chaplains on the Harbor needs to raise $20,000 by December or face the real possibility of permanent closure. We are a church, first and foremost. We gather people together, we pray, we study, we break bread, we build trust. Our own members frequently tithe beyond ten percent: a month’s worth

Bishop Rickel Responds to Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

Bishop Rickel Responds to Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh

Dear Ones, As we gathered for the second day of the 108th Convention of the Diocese of Olympia in SeaTac, the news began to come that yet again, gun violence had taken the lives of innocent people, and yet again, inside a house of worship. We now know that the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States. We know that the killer had as his

Bishop Rickel Affirms Support for Transgender Persons

Bishop Rickel Affirms Support for Transgender Persons

Dear Ones, On Monday of this week, it came to light that the United States Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to redefine the legal definition of sex as “either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with,” under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program that receives government assistance. This would remove essential federal recognition and