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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,

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 a new clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Beverly A. Moore-Tasy has accepted a call as Rector of St. Margaret’s, Bellevue. The Rev. Beverly A. Moore-Tasy was born and raised in Utica, NY. She was educated in the Utica Public Schools and received her BA in Math from Keuka College in Keuka Park, NY. For 5 years she taught Math in junior and senior high school (with dance

2021 Diocesan Elections – Additional Information

2021 Diocesan Elections – Additional Information

From the Rev. Edie Weller, Nomination Committee: Here’s additional information about the positions we’ll be electing at convention this year, plus descriptions of the four diocesan groups for which we’re inviting candidates. Open Positions for 2021 Diocesan Elections The Nominations Committee is actively seeking a diverse group of qualified candidates for the following positions: For Diocesan Council (terms vary by region, per the transition plan for Council developed after 2020 Diocesan Convention): Lay representatives from Eastside (3-year term), Willapa (3

2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award

2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award

It’s again time for preachers or for those who have heard an outstanding sermon to nominate a preacher and a sermon for the 2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award. This year, we will be accepting video sermons only accompanied by a written text. If you do not have a video version of your sermon to submit, it’s permissible to record one and submit it along with your text. We’re focusing on video recordings (accompanied by a text) to acknowledge the fact that

2021 Diocesan Elections: Call for Nominations

2021 Diocesan Elections: Call for Nominations

From the Nominations Committee in the Diocese of Olympia: To prepare for elections at diocesan convention, the Nominations Committee is now calling for candidates to represent our diocese in four areas: Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, Commission on Ministry, and General Convention 2022. This year we’re seeking qualified candidates for the following positions: For Diocesan Council: In fulfillment of Resolution 4 passed at the 2020 Diocesan Convention, the Council will begin a 3-year transition to a new structure including both elected

Project Resource

Project Resource

Are you looking for a way to help your congregation reframe its understanding of stewardship? Do you need an effective stewardship plan as you head into the fall? Come and join us for Project Resource, an incredible learning opportunity and stewardship formation offering from the College for Bishops! We’ll be partnering with the Diocese of Oregon and gathering online via Zoom on Sundays, September 5 through October 3, from 2:00-4:00pm for this series of trainings which build on one another

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

Presiding Bishop’s Statement on Fulton vs. Philadelphia

Presiding Bishop’s Statement on Fulton vs. Philadelphia

Dear Ones, Sad ruling today in my mind and heart, and our Presiding Bishop says it best. +Greg Presiding Bishop Michael Curry issues statement on Fulton v. Philadelphia June 17, 2021 My heart is with my LGBTQ siblings in light of today’s ruling by the Supreme Court in Fulton v. Philadelphia. For us, the affirmation of equal rights for all people is a moral and religious conviction; it is grounded in the Bible, which declares that all people have been

Good News! 2021 Green Grants Available

Good News! 2021 Green Grants Available

Once again, the Bishop’s Committee for the Environment (BCE) is offering small matching grants for projects that reduce energy or water use at churches. The BCE will match church spending on these projects up to $750. Over 50% of the BCE budget is used to match church spending on these projects. Where to start? How about with reopening and soon! As you look around your church and grounds with fresh eyes, you may see some things that need attention. A