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ASL Interpreted Easter Vigil from Saint Mark’s Cathedral

Online

The Office of the Bishop and Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle are partnering to present American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for Saint Mark's Cathedral's live-stream of the Great Vigil of Easter.

Texting God: The Spirituality of Youth

Online

Join your colleagues in Western Washington for a lecture and follow-up conversation on "Texting God: The Spirituality of Youth."

Zoom – Lift Off to Ascension!

Online

Join St. Timothy, Chehalis for an online event exploring what it might have been like to be one of Jesus's followers as he ascended into heaven.

Setting the Table for Generosity: Frameworks for Stewardship in COVID Times

Online

Marc Rieke, Senior Consultant for The Enrichment Group, explores sound scriptural understandings of healthy and effective stewardship foundations and frameworks, considerations, unique opportunities and practical strategies for unfolding stewardship appeals in this current time.

Free

One Diocese, One Church, One Day to Worship Together

Online

Join us for an all-diocese worship service designed to bring together all Episcopalians in Western Washington to worship as one, connect to each other, and meditate on all the ways we stay connected and stay church.

IndigiAid

Online

Join the Diocese of Northern Michigan for an evening of music and a time to support Indigenous Communities across The Episcopal Church.

St. Andrew’s House Zoom Retreat

Online

St. Andrew's House offers this mini Zoom retreat that will explore the practices of Buddhist mindfulness meditation and Christian contemplative prayer.

$25

Launch: Honoring Graduating High School Seniors in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

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The Diocese of Olympia would like to honor high school seniors from around Western Washington with a special virtual service in their honor, led by Bishop Rickel, including music, a personalized slideshow, and customized reflections, so each senior is lifted up and celebrated at this important life milestone.

Keeping Archives: Keeping Faith

Online

Join diocesan archivist, Diane Wells, as she provides a look into our diocesan archives, shares highlights of our archival collections, and reflects on how the Archives relates to our diocesan vision and helps us Keep the Faith.

Free

CCD in Pandemic – Two-Day Virtual Conference

Online

Join us for a free, two-day virtual conference discussing how to use CCD tools within the context of the upheaval of pandemic, economic crisis, and the struggle for racial justice.

Free

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Children & Families Ministry Leaders and all who work with children and families, are invited to this casual online gathering for brainstorming, idea-sharing, problem-solving, and guest speaker Crystal Goetz, who will share about the intergenerational program, "Messy Church."

Virtual Prayer & Share

Online

Join us via Zoom for virtual Prayer & Share sponsored by the Come and See...Go and Tell/Cursillo Community.

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Online

All are invited to join this virtual service for ordinations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Olympia.

Cybersecurity Webinar

Online

Join Diocesan Internet Strategist Kerry Allman and find out how to identify malicious internet activity, how to protect yourself from cyberattacks, and how to help others do the same.

Spirit Disciplines: Entering God’s Presence

Online

Join Dr. Grace La Torra, the Dean of the Diocese of Olympia Iona School, for a webinar that provides an overview of spiritual disciplines and proposes that spiritual disciplines are a way of entering into God's presence.

6 Day Online

Online

Join us for a virtual 6 Day and connect with other high school students via Zoom for worship, small group discussions, and "real world missions!"

$30

Book Sleuth: Finding the Books You Need

Online

Join Diocesan Librarian Sue Tait for a webinar that explores the Diocesan Resource Center Library as an integral part of our diocesan vision and introduces resources from the library's home page.

Kaleidoscope Summer Institute 2020

Online

Kaleidoscope Summer Institute 2020 brings together spiritual leaders to provide insight and guidance and community leaders who want to see things differently to provide gracious time and place for truth-seeking dialogue that can achieve non-violent mutual understanding and learn tools to lead discussions that will lead to brave and gracious community.

$40 – $200

Christian Media Literacy: Truth and Love

Online

Join Diocesan Internet Strategist Kerry Allman for a webinar that will provide tools to help you learn how to identify truth and facts from fiction and misinformation online.

Sound Alliance Annual Meeting

Online

Join Sound Alliance as they gather leaders from member organizations at their Delegate's Assembly to make the decisions for the entire Alliance, connecting with each other virtually, learning each other’s stories, and talk about the ways they are taking action and moving their agenda forward.

Our Fragile Island Home: Protecting God’s Creation

Online

This conference is building on Presiding Bishop Curry’s proclamation at the 79th General Convention in 2018 and will be focusing on the care and keeping of Our Fragile Island Home: Protecting God’s Creation.

Virtual Prayer and Share

Online

All are welcome to Zoom with us for a virtual Prayer & Share, sponsored by the Come and See/Cursillo Community.

2020 Indigenous Online Film Festival

Online

Vision Maker Media will be hosting an online, five-week-long celebration of American Indian, Alaska Native and worldwide Indigenous films.

Re:Turn

Online

Celebrate the autumn equinox through music, poetry, and nature with St. Luke's, Renton in this online event!

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A Holy Harvest

Food Bank Farm Connelly Rd., Snohomish, WA

Do your part to help the Food Bank Farm harvest 500,000lb of food from the field to the tables of hungry people in socially-distanced family units!

Spanish Stewardship Webinar

Online

This webinar will address the question, "How do I live as a Christian in today's world from the standpoint of money, health and relationships."

Mayordomía Cristiana

Este webinar abarcará el tema de cómo vivir como creyente en el día de hoy con referencia a finanzas, salud y relaciones.

A New Church for a New World

Online

What Will It Take for the Episcopal Church to Become an Anti-Racist Organization? Please join the Society for the Increase of the Ministry for our second in a series of conversations with thought-leaders of the Episcopal Church on designing... A New Church for a New World.

Choral Evensong

Online

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle offers a live-streamed service of Choral Evensong for the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels.

Back to Bach: Concert Livestream

Online

Join Epiphany, Seattle for an all-Bach concert live-stream with Ingrid Matthews on violin and Dr. Wyatt Smith on harpsichord.

Hungry to Help: Edible Hope Fundraiser

Online

Join St. Luke's, Seattle for their Fall Fundraiser for Edible Hope Kitchen which provides the majority of funding for the year as they continue to feed over 150 people every weekday with a hot meal, beverages, and hospitality.

“Regathering the Beloved Community” Virtual Retreat

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The Regathering the Beloved Community Virtual Retreat is for people of color in the Diocese of Olympia who have passion for advocacy and support of people of color and communities of color in our diocese. Participants will engage a visioning process towards identifying the initial steps in a strategic planning process for the work of Ethnic Ministries, identifying short and long-term goals.

Retiro Virtual “Reuniendo de Nuevo a la Comunidad Amada”

Online

El retiro virtual Reuniendo de Nuevo a la Comunidad Amada es para personas de color de nuestra diócesis que sienten pasión por la defensa y el apoyo a las personas de color y las comunidades de color en nuestra diócesis. Los participantes se envolverán en un proceso de visión que ayude a identificar los pasos iniciales en un proceso de planificación estratégica para el trabajo de los ministerios étnicos, identificando metas a corto y largo plazo.

Convention Orientation

Online

An orientation to the work of our 2020 Diocesan Convention including Rules or Order to be used for our virtual Convention.

2020 Diocesan Convention

Online

Join us for the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, as we gather virtually for workshops and worship. Join us as we assemble remotely to do the work of the diocese. Join us as we come together and connect as the Body of Christ.

2020 Convention Eucharist

Online

Join us for our 2020 Convention Eucharist as we wrap up the work of the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia with prayer, worship, and Diaconal Ordinations.

ASL and Spanish Interpreted Convention Eucharist

Online

Join us for our 2020 Convention Eucharist as we wrap up the work of the 110th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia with prayer, worship, and Diaconal Ordinations.

Eucaristía de la Convención Interpretada en Español

Online

Únase a nosotros para nuestra Eucaristía de la Convención 2020 mientras concluimos el trabajo de la 110a Convención de la Diócesis Episcopal de Olimpia con oración, adoración y ordenaciones diaconales.

Inscripción para la Conferencia Virtual de “La Comunidad Nueva”: Entrelezando Nuestra Diversidad y Formando Relaciones Vivificantes para la Nueva Realidad

Online

Esta reunión de líderes laicos y clérigos asiáticos, negros, latinos / hispanos e indígenas proporciona un lugar seguro para explorar la misión en los ministerios étnicos, compartir recursos y mejores prácticas, esperanzas y sueños, necesidades y preocupaciones, dones y ministerios, sufrimiento y alegría.

Choral Evensong: All Saints’ Day Live-Stream

Online

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle as members of the Evensong Choir will perform an Evensong Service in commemoration of the lives of all whom we love but see no longer.

COVID-19 All Souls Vigil

Online

Join the people of St. Hilda St. Patrick, Edmonds on All Souls Day, November 2, in remembering all the souls who are moving from strength to strength, especially those dead locally of COVID-19.

Election Night Prayer Vigil

Online

Join the people of St. Hilda St. Patrick, Edmonds as they gather digitally to pray for the election on election night.

Free

Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to “Drawdown” for People of Faith

Online

The founder of Drawdown Seattle will outline how global warming can be reversed and the role that you and your church community can play. Whether you are new to the issue or a scientist on the front lines, you will benefit from learning about the Drawdown framework and from interaction and planning with church members from around the diocese.

“2040” – At Home Community Screening

Online

Join us and reserve your place for this special, virtual screening of the award-winning climate documentary "2040" - a lively and family-friendly film - for free, in your own home!

Diocesan Confirmation Liturgy

Online

Join Bishop Rickel and the rest of the Diocese of Olympia via the Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle live-stream for this special diocesan confirmation liturgy with confirmands from across Western Washington.

Blossom Abundantly with Seattle Service Corps

Online

Join the Seattle Service Corps for this special fundraiser where members will share stories of growth and formation as they live into their covenants of community, faith, and service during a pandemic.

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O Antiphons

Online

The Little Sisters of St. Clare invite you to join them each evening for a brief liturgy centered around the O Antiphons.

Nativity Pageant Reprise in Pandemic

Online

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for a prayerful retelling of the Christmas story, with exquisite anthems and carols drawn from the cathedral's unique pageants of year's past; a virtual community gathering follows.

Yule: Light for the Darkest Night

Online

Join St. Luke's, Renton for an evening of poetry, song, and meditation, and share a mystic experience of the divine with Yule: Light for the Darkest Night.

Retired Clergy & Spouses Gathering

Online

Retired clergy and spouses in the Diocese of Olympia are invited to join Bishop Rickel for a special Zoom gathering.

Martin Luther King, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

Online

Join St. Augustine's-in-the-Woods, Freeland for this video recording containing interactive readings and Movement music honoring John Lewis and the Beloved Community while also, through personal witnesses, beginning a reckoning on White privilege and racism.

The Doctrine of Discovery: The Episcopal Church, Indigenous Peoples, and the Necessity of Decolonizing Christianity – A Presentation and Discussion with the Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton

Online

The Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton will lead a presentation and discussion via Zoom about the "Doctrine of Discovery"—the legal premise justifying colonialism, oppression, and genocide of Indigenous peoples— and will explore ways allies can work towards dismantling its legacy.

Black African Ministries Province VIII

Online

Province VIII Black African Ministries (BAM) wants to connect with Black Episcopalians in Province VIII for conversation and fellowship.

How to Host a Community Garden

Online

Learn how to host a community garden in a webinar that will cover how to identify interest in the community, draw together a group that then canvases the community for the needed skills, resources, funding and enthusiasm to build the garden.

Bondad Amorosa / Loving Kindness

Online

Bondad Amorosa es una reflexión virtual en español y en inglés. En este retiro nos vamos a enfocar en el mensaje del amor radical de Jesús. / Loving kindness is a virtual reflection in Spanish and English. In this retreat we are going to focus on Jesus’ message of love.

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SANCTUS

Online

Join Epiphany, Seattle for SANCTUS, a digital Lenten offering extending an invitation to holiness, with voices from throughout the Diocese of Olympia.

Prayer and Share (Virtual)

Online

Join us for a Zoom virtual Prayer and Share sponsored by the Come and See/Cursillo Community to pray and celebrate the New Year.

Diocese of Olympia Vergers Meeting

Online

Vergers, Sacristans, and anyone interested are invited to join us for a virtual meeting to discuss the formation of a diocesan chapter of The Vergers Guild!

Church Lay Staff in COVID Times: A Meeting with Our Bishop

Online

If you are lay staff in our churches, join Bishop Rickel for this special time to talk about what has been hard during COVID times, how the Office of the Bishop can support you, and learn about some shared resources for those who are employed by our congregations.

Jesus and the Disinherited: An Introduction

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Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle's Theologian-in-Residence, The Rev. Canon Walter Brownridge, presents an introduction to acclaimed African-American religious leader and theologian Howard Thurman and his foundational work, JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED.

Saint Mark’s Music Series: Concert à 3

Online

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for this live-streamed concert featuring three towering talents in the Puget Sound Region joining forces to offer a varied program of music for voice with bowed and plucked strings.

The Practice of Authentic Allyship

Online

Join Paths to Understanding and learn about how to practice authentic allyship with their online course materials and live session on Zoom.

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Join us for the next of our quarterly, casual meeting to connect with Children & Families Ministry leaders from around the diocese in order to pause, share, learn, and laugh.

Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time – Live-Stream

Online

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle's Music Series presents Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, a deeply spiritual work contemplating the power of faith, hope, and love to transcend time itself.

One Service for Turtle Island

Online

Join together online to worship Jesus with Episcopalians from all over the Diocese of Olympia led by our Circles of Color and focused on the languages, cultures, and experiences of the First Peoples of Turtle Island - the geographic region covering Canada, United States, Central America, and South America, with a specific focus on communities from within Province 8.

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The Practice of Authentic Allyship

Online

Learn what authentic allyship is, what it is not, and key skills, strategies and awarenesses to stand with others; gain a better understanding of the caste system in the US and how it impacts all of us; practice sharing your own story of why you want to stand as an ally; and learn some guidelines for conversation with your family and your groups in this workshop from Paths to Understanding.

Varies

Saint Mark’s Music Series: All-Bach on the Flentrop Organ

Online

For the final concert of the 2020-21 Music Series - and the second All-Bach Concert of the pandemic - join Hannah Byun, Wyatt Smith, Susanna Valleau, and Johann Sebastian Bach for a free, live-streamed concert of organ favorites from the mighty Flentrop organ of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle.

All Hands on Deck: Online Auction

Online

Join St. Matthew, Tacoma for their online auction, "All Hands on Deck," and bid on a treasure trove of adventures, new ideas, and activities - all of which will support their community ministries.

Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend

Online

The Episcopal Church greets Pentecost with "One in the Spirit, a Way of Love Revival Weekend" designed to fan the flames of hope, celebrate difference, honor creation, foster beloved community, and send people toward Jesus’s Way of Love.

Retired Clergy & Spouses Spring Gathering

Online

Knowing that it will be a while until we can reconvene in person, the Chaplains to the Retired and Bishop Rickel are planning a similar Zoom event for Thursday, May 27, at 2:00pm.

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Racial Healing Handbook Group Study with Iyabo Onipede

Online

All are welcome to join this series on racial justice and the Episcopal Church, hosted by Iyabo Onipede and aligned with "The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage in Collective Healing."

Conflict Transformation Skills

Online

Join the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center for this workshop where participants learn to manage conflicts within their churches in a healthier manner.

$99

Spiritual Gifts Workshop

Online

Join St Margaret’s, Bellevue for a Spiritual Gifts Workshop via Zoom created by The Catherine of Sienna Institute to be facilitated by Rev. Canon Dr. Marda Steedman Sanborn who has extensive experience leading this workshop across the diocese.

Backstage @ the Border presents: Susan Mills

Online

Join Christ Church, Blaine for a piano concert featuring the fabulous keyboard musician, Susan Mills, playing popular songs of the 1940s, '50s and '60s.

Healthy Congregations

Online

Join the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center for Healthy Congregations, using the insights of Bowen family systems theory to help church leaders become more effective stewards of their congregations' health.

$99

Year-End Conversation with Seattle Service Corps

Online

COVID-19 couldn't stop Seattle Service Corps - sign on to Zoom and discover what it was like to live in community and serve as essential workers during a pandemic!

Prayer and Share

Online

Join Come and See... Go and Tell/Cursillo for an online Prayer and Share featuring a panel that will explore our online experiences with gatherings.

Trio Guadalevin Concert

Online

Join Trinity, Seattle for a concert with Trio Guadalevin exploring the Latin American intersection of Indigenous, European, and African music, featuring Abel Rocha, Tony Gomez, and Gus Denhard.

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

Join this quarterly gathering of Children & Families Ministry Leaders to share ideas, discuss plans for opening churches and starting up again, and to dream about what's next in children's programming.

Ruthie Dornfeld, Fiddle

Online

Music at Trinity, Seattle presents Ruthie Dornfeld and Bruce Reid in an online concert of fiddle music from around the USA and Mexico.

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join the Mindful Poetry group practice to explore poems of remembrance by Eaven Boland, Natalie Diaz, Ada Limon, Robert Hayden, and Denise Levertov.

Contemplative Photography

Online

Join our second online session of Contemplative Photography, as we focus on the practice of sitting in contemplative view of images we or others have made, the practice of Visio Divina.

New Music for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Online

Join Church of the Apostles and The Reverb Collective for a free concert featuring new music for use in worship during Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

David: The Faces of Love

Online

David: The Faces of Love, written by Fred Northup, tells of the searing, glorious, tragic and always moving love that the Biblical great, King David, shares in friendship, passion, and family relationships.

$10

Water is Life, Water for Gaza

Online

Join the Bishop's Committee for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land for a webinar with Zeiad Abbas Shamrouch, the Executive Director of MECA (Middle East Children’s Alliance), on Water for Gaza.

One River, Ethics Matter (OREM) Conference

Online

The 2021 One River Ethics Matter conference is hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance and UBC Okanagan. This will be the eighth annual event and it will focus on the Indigenous-led work of the Syilx nation with kł cp̓əlk̓ stim̓—restoring ntytyix (salmon)—to the Okanagan and Upper Columbia rivers.

The Rev. Dr. Mark Jefferson Preaching at Grace Church Bainbridge Island

Grace, Bainbridge Island 8595 NE Day Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA

Join Grace, Bainbridge for special guest, the Rev. Dr. Jefferson, a powerful scholar and preacher, proclaiming the Good News with prophetic insight during this time of global upheaval, conflict, and transformation.

Guest Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson of First AME

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle as longtime pastor of First AME Church, the Rev. Dr. Carey Anderson, will preach at Saint Mark’s Cathedral.

Mindful Poetry

Online

For our next session of Mindful Poetry, we’ll enjoy how songs and lyrics become the poetry of our life - join in, all are welcome!

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock Online Screening

Online

Join Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and Meaningful Movies Project offered by the Diocese of Olympia's online screening of END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK, a film that captures history in the making, as a small group of indigenous women establish a peaceful camp in protest of the $3.8 billion oil pipeline construction that threatens their land, water, and existence.

The “O” Antiphons Liturgy, 2021

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for this year's "O" Antiphons Liturgy, a moving and evocative entrance into the Advent season of prayerful expectation, which will be live-streamed, as well as open to in-person worship by pre-registration only, with proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test required.

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

Online

In the midst of planning for Christmas, take a pause and gather with your colleagues from around the diocese to talk about what's happening in Children & Families Ministry leadership and to hear from our featured speaker, Wendy Claire Barrie.

Contemplative Photography

Online

For our third and final session of Contemplative Photography, we’ll share photos from our individual Visio Divina practice as well as enjoy the haikus we wrote after practicing Visio Divina using someone else’s photograph.

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join Mindful Poetry - each poem this month is an invitation to celebrate, to revel in the escape to snow, ice, frost, and winter’s warmth.

Mission: JOY Screening

Online

Join Meaningful Movies Project offered by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia for deeply moving and laugh-out-loud funny, Mission: JOY, an online screening of the documentary featuring dear friends, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu.

Contemplative Creativity

Online

Join the Contemplative Creativity online community for an intriguing new three-session series, Way to Being with Carla Orlando, which will explore the creative expression process.

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Finding Wonder in Winter

Online

In the deep mid-winter, join author Christine Aroney-Sine for a series of conversations inspired by her book: The Gift of Wonder: Creative Practices for Delighting in God.

Free – $10

Mindful Poetry

Online

Join our exploration of the poet’s use of animals in verse - all are welcome, no prerequisites, no homework!

Mindful Poetry – Still I Rise

Online

In honor of Black History Month, Mindful Poetry will be celebrating the voices of Black poets throughout American history - all are welcome, no prerequisites, no homework!

EfM Information Forum

Online

Learn about EfM classes next fall at St. Mark's Cathedral via Zoom.

Chisholm ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed Online Screening and Panel/Community Conversation

Online

Join the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color for a Juneteenth observation screening/discussion of CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & Unbossed - the definitive historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm; following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida in July, the story is like her- fabulous, fierce, and fundamentally right on.

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Diocesan Ordinations to the Priesthood

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

By the grace of God and the People of God consenting, The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia, will ordain seven new priests. Your prayers and presence are invited.

Mindful Poetry – Homecoming

Online

Come and travel with us in a pursuit of poetry - our once-monthly group practice focuses on the mindful reading of verse, concentrating on sensory experience and spiritual connection.

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Climate Conversations: What You Can Do

Online

One-hour monthly Zoom conversations about things people can do in their everyday lives relating to energy usage to reduce their carbon footprint and reverse climate change.

Exploring Indigenous Theology with The Rev. Canon Mary Crist, Ed.D.

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

In this Saturday morning workshop, offered in person OR online via Zoom, the Coordinator of Indigenous Theological Education in the Department of Ethnic Ministries of the Office of the Presiding Bishop will explore concepts in Indigenous theology, such as “two-eyed” seeing, vision quests, and sacred stories. Free and open to all; registration required.

The Holy Land: What’s Next?

St. Mark's Cathedral 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

The Mideast Focus Ministry of Saint Mark's Cathedral, the Bishop’s Committee for Justice & Peace in the Holy Land, and Kairos Puget Sound Coalition present this symposium—in person and online via Zoom—which brings together prominent voices from different religious backgrounds to ask where the struggle to achieve justice and peace in the Israel-Palestine goes from here.