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Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal, Week 4

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal, Week 4

From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner of Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear family in Christ and in the struggle for survival and dignity for all people, Chaplains on the Harbor still needs to raise $30,000 to close out the year! This is week four of Chaplains on the Harbor sharing testimonies from our incredible staff, as part of our year end appeal. As individuals and as a team, we have come a long way

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal, Week 3

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal, Week 3

Dear family in Christ and in the struggle for survival and dignity for all people, This is week three of Chaplains on the Harbor sharing testimonies from our incredible staff, as part of our year-end appeal. As individuals and as a team, we have come a long way in six years – from homelessness, from active addiction, from incarceration, from family separation, from a budget of $500 and backpack full of sandwiches – to a thriving staff of 11 leaders

Chaplains on the Harbor: Year End Appeal, Week 2

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From Aaron Scott, Diocesan Missioner of Anti-Poverty Organizing and Chaplain and Organizer with Chaplains on the Harbor: Dear family in Christ and in the struggle for survival and dignity for all people, Here’s week two of Chaplains on the Harbor sharing testimonies from our incredible staff, as part of our year-end appeal. As individuals and as a team, we have come a long way in six years – from homelessness, from active addiction, from incarceration, from family separation, from a

Convention 2019 Elections and Resolutions

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At our 2019 Diocesan Convention at the Lynnwood Convention Center, we elected representatives to Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and the diocesan offices of archivist and records manager, treasurer, and historiographer. We also elected our deputation to the 2021 General Convention of The Episcopal Church! See our complete list of elections below. Diocesan Council The Rev. Connie Carlson (St. Andrew, Seattle) | Be Attitudes Regional Ministry | Clerical Order Stuart Case (St. Barnabas, Bainbridge Island) | Peninsula Regional Ministry | Lay

Advent Resources

Advent Resources

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash We’re gathering resources for Advent and Christmas! Follow the links below for resources from The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) Vital Practices, Forward Movement, and more! And if you know of resources that should be shared across the diocese, let us know at communications@ecww.org. Advent and Christmas Resources from The Episcopal Church The Episcopal Church has collected a list of resources for churches, including Journeying the Way of Love Advent Curriculum, Sermons, and

Advent, Christmas, and Holiday Services in the Diocese of Olympia

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Photo by Lukas Langrock on Unsplash Join our churches and worshiping communities from across the Diocese of Olympia this holiday season! More services will be added throughout the season, 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

Get to Know the Seattle Service Corps: Alex

Get to Know the Seattle Service Corps: Alex

Say hello to Alex Norwood, a Seattle Service Corps Member! Alex grew up in New Bern, North Carolina and graduated from Western Carolina University in 2019 with a political science major. He moved all the way to Seattle for the Service Corps because, “It was an area of the country I hadn’t been to before. I wanted to take a gap year before grad school, and this area of the country seemed very different from what I am used to,

Updates from Chaplains on the Harbor: Homeless Plaintiffs Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Against the City of Aberdeen

Updates from Chaplains on the Harbor: Homeless Plaintiffs Reach Settlement in Lawsuit Against the City of Aberdeen

From the Rev. Sarah Monroe of Chaplains on the Harbor: Early this year, a group of plaintiffs who lived along the Chehalis River filed a lawsuit as the city of Aberdeen announced its intentions to sweep and bulldoze their camps. Today, the city is settling with those plaintiffs. In the time since this lawsuit has been filed, it has become harder to survive as a homeless person in Aberdeen; you cannot rest on the sidewalks during the day, you cannot

Dr. Rowan Williams visits Epiphany, Seattle on All Saints’ Sunday

Dr. Rowan Williams visits Epiphany, Seattle on All Saints’ Sunday

From Jad Baaklini, Communications Director at Epiphany, Seattle: The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, will be visiting Seattle in November as part of his official responsibilities as Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University. During his stay, Dr. Williams will be meeting with Magdalene alumni in the area. He will also be spending All Saints’ Sunday (November 3) at Epiphany Episcopal Parish in Seattle, at the invitation of parishioner Marshal McReal. “His acceptance of our invitation to visit