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The Diocese of Olympia takes its responsibility for the safety of our people seriously. The Safe Church program teaches how to identify and prevent abuse within the church community, and is conducted several times per year, free of charge. The training consists of two sessions: Safeguarding God’s Children and Safeguarding God’s People.

Safeguarding God’s Children and People is required for all canonically resident and licensed clergy.

Safeguarding God’s Children is required for non-clergy who have a key to the church facility, vestry and bishop committee members, church staff, and anyone who works with children in any capacity. Safeguarding God’s People is required for non-clergy who have a key to the church facility, vestry and bishop committee members, church staff, and eucharistic visitors.

The renewal training for Safeguarding God’s Children and for Safeguarding God’s People MAY be taken online if the original training was done after 2009.

If this is a first time training for either program, it is recommended that the training is taken in person. If one is not able to attend an in-person training (upcoming trainings are listed below), it is possible to take this online with the submission of a couple of survey questions added for compliance purposes.

Any other interested parishioners are encouraged to participate in training sessions. Certificates are valid for five years and then a renewal is required.

For any questions or concerns, please contact safechurch@ecww.org.

For instructions to complete the online training, please click  Online Training

College for Congregational Development Weekend Sessions

Dumas Bay Conference Center 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA

The College of Congregational Development is a comprehensive training program. It seeks to nurture and develop congregational development practitioners from within existing parish lay and clergy leadership.

$850

Discover Refreshing Cyprus!

Larnaca, Cyprus Larnaca

Join this pilgrimage to the island of Cyprus with its natural beauty and sites related to the New Testament, history, archaeology, culture and more!

$2600

Blessing of the Animals

St. Germain, Hoodsport 600 N Lake Cushman Rd, Hoodsport, WA

Annual Blessing of the Animals with pet blessings, memorial service, treat bags, medals, and certificates.

Free

Blessing of the Animals

Christ Church, Tacoma 310 N K St, Tacoma, WA

Blessing of the Animals, October 2, 2022 at 4:00pm.

Free
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Hybrid Bible Study

Online

Join Good Shepherd, Federal Way’s regular Thursday morning Bible study group as they tackle the Revelation to John, reading every word and discussing the text in-depth at their own pace.

Edible Hope Kitchen Fundraiser

Lagunitas Brewing Company TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary 1550 Northwest 49th Street, Seattle, WA

Edible Hope Kitchen's annual fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery is back with food, beverages, entertainment, and exciting raffle items!

$30

Jerusalem’s Old City: A Holy Story

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

In this hybrid forum (in person and online), BBC journalist and author Matthew Teller will present his new book, Nine Quarters of Jerusalem, a highly original “biography” of Jerusalem's Old City highlighting the voices of its little-known ethnic communities.

Free

Visit the Holy Land in Depth

Holy Land Jerusalem

See the Land of Milk and Honey that includes many of the sacred and historically significant locations related to both the Old and New Testaments with the added bonus of meeting with women from different religions along the way to learn about their lives and beliefs.

$3850

Ditty Bag Stuffing Day 2022

St. John the Baptist, Seattle 3050 California Ave SW, Seattle

Join with others from around Puget Sound to make Christmas care packages for international seafarers who will be in Puget Sound during the holidays.

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.

Follow the Star: The Ballad of the Brown King

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

For their 13th annual Cathedral Christmas family concert, the Seattle Choral Company presents the first Seattle performance of Margaret Bonds' unjustly neglected holiday masterpiece, The Ballad of the Brown King, written in collaboration with poet Langston Hughes.

$5.00 – $65

Portuguese Camino Pilgrimage

Porto, Portugal Porto

Ten day walking pilgrimage to the traditional burial site of St. James in Santiago, Spain departing from Porto, Portugal on April 14, 2023.

$2,895