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April 2020

St. Andrew’s House Zoom Retreat

April 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until April 12, 2020

$25

St. Andrew's House is holding a Zoom Retreat on Re-imaging Life During and After the Pandemic.

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Webinar – Paycheck Protection Program Loans (in the CARES Act)

April 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will offer help in applying for a loan to grant program recently funded in the CARES Act.

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Webinar – Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Unemployment Insurance

April 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This webinar will help you and your financial stewards navigate Emergency Paid Sick Leave (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) and expanded unemployment benefits for affected employees.

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ASL Interpreted Easter Vigil from Saint Mark’s Cathedral

April 11, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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.

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Online Youth Gathering: Monday Funday

April 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 27, 2020

Join other youth from across the diocese every Monday night for virtual games, challenges, and fun together!

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Online Youth Gathering: Wednesday Worship

April 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 3, 2020

Join other youth from across the diocese for activities, workshops, or guest speakers, followed by compline with different priests from around the diocese.

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Children’s Presence in Worship: Full Participation or Brief Appearance?

April 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join faith formation educator and resource Sharon Ely Pearson for an on-line workshop and follow-up Q&A on: "Children’s Presence in Worship: Full Participation or Brief Appearance?"

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Stewardship and Giving in a Locked Down World – Webinar

April 28, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Bishop Rickel hosts a webinar on stewardship and online giving for our current crisis.

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Texting God: The Spirituality of Youth

April 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

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College for Congregational Development in Quarantine – Zoom Meeting

April 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The College for Congregational Development presents a Zoom meeting for us to pause, check-in with each other, and reflect on what we’ve learned and how we’re applying College for Congregational Development material in our current reality.

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May 2020

Webinar on House Bill 1754: Homeless Shelters on Church Property

May 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Office of the Bishop presents a webinar providing details and information on HB-1754 regarding homeless shelters on church properties.

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All Bach on the Flentrop Organ – Live-Stream

May 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Organist Michael Kleinschmidt plays a live-streamed concert of all Bach music on the Flentrop Organ of Saint Mark's Cathedral in Seattle.

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How Are You Reaching Out to Children & Families Right Now? A Faith Formation Virtual Meeting

May 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If you're looking for ideas for reaching out to the children and families in your congregation, join this casual Zoom conversation where we'll discuss what's working and what's not!

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Zoom – Lift Off to Ascension!

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

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Survive or Thrive: Mental Health Awareness Webinar

May 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

We will discuss ideas for staying healthy, resilient, and how to identify & decrease stress and anxiety…and help others do the same.

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Zoom Campfire on the Eve of Pentecost

May 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join St. Timothy, Chehalis and gather in Zoom around a virtual campfire to celebrate Pentecost.

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June 2020

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

June 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

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.

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One Diocese, One Church, One Day to Worship Together

June 7, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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ReGathering Considered: Legalities and Practicalities

June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Bishop Rickel and others for this webinar looking at the practical points for a church to consider once the decision is made to resume in-person worship services.

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IndigiAid

June 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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St. Andrew’s House Zoom Retreat

June 13, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$25

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

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C.S. Lewis Pilgrimage – Online Event

June 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on June 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Free

Join C.S. Lewis scholar Kim Gilnett and the community of St. Paul's, Seattle for an online pilgrimage through the life of C.S. Lewis and a virtual tour of Oxford.

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

June 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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Keeping Archives: Keeping Faith

June 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

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.

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CCD in Pandemic – Two-Day Virtual Conference

June 24, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Free

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.

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Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

June 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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."

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Virtual Prayer & Share

June 27, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Ordinations to the Priesthood

June 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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July 2020

It’s About Your Buildings: Being Good Stewards of Stuff

July 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join your diocesan property manager, the Rev. Dennis Tierney, in a conversation about how to care for buildings so they can support your congregation's mission.

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Navigating a Changing Church: Intercultural Competency for Black People, Indigenous People and People of Color (BIPOC)

July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join with other Episcopal BIPOC folk from around Western Washington to learn about how to care for ourselves while we model Jesus’s ministry of transformational change.

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Navegando una Iglesia en Transición: Capacidad Intercultural para personas de raza Negra, Indígenas, y de Color

July 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Júntese con otros episcopales de raza negra, indígenas y de color (por sus siglas en inglés: BIPOC) de la zona de Washington occidental para aprender cómo cuidarnos a nosotros mismos mientras damos ejemplo del ministerio de Jesús de cambio transformacional.

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Cybersecurity Webinar

July 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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Spirit Disciplines: Entering God’s Presence

July 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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.

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6 Day Online

July 24, 2020 - July 25, 2020
$30

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!"

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Book Sleuth: Finding the Books You Need

July 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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.

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August 2020

Navigating a Changing Church: Intercultural Competency as a Bridge to Effective Anti-Racism Work

August 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join with other Episcopalians to learn about how increasing your skill in navigating intercultural similarity and difference can help you begin to do the personal work necessary to dismantle racism in our church and in our individual lives.

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Kaleidoscope Summer Institute 2020

August 3, 2020 - August 13, 2020
$40 – $200

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.

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Refugee Resettlement Update: Past Accomplishments and Future Trends

August 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us Greg Hope, director of the Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office for a presentation on past and future arrival trends, followed by a description of program services.

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In the Spirit of Aloha Walking In The Way of Love Virtual Annual Meeting and Retreat (ECW)

August 7, 2020 - August 8, 2020

With the click (or two) of your mouse, you will be a part of the imagining, the worship, and the community with your ECW sisters throughout Province VIII.

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Using the TENS Resources for Virtual Stewardship

August 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This year's TENS stewardship materials are meant to be used in gathered community, virtual community, or hybrid communities.

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Christian Media Literacy: Truth and Love

August 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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Sound Alliance Annual Meeting

August 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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Our Fragile Island Home: Protecting God’s Creation

August 20, 2020 - August 21, 2020

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.

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Virtual Prayer and Share

August 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Spiritual Disciplines: Mysticism and the Transformation of Consciousness

August 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Diocese of Olympia’s Dean of the Iona School, Dr. Grace La Torra, and Fr. Bill Hardwick for the second in our series of ongoing webinars on spiritual disciplines - asking the question, can anyone be a mystic?

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Zoom & Teens: Charting a New Course for Youth Ministry in 2020-21

August 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join our new diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator, Alex Flannagan, for a conversation about connecting with the youth in your congregation in spite of the challenges of social distancing.

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2020 Indigenous Online Film Festival

August 31, 2020 - October 10, 2020

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

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September 2020

A House for Us All: Diocesan House, the Former Leary Mansion

September 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come join Diane Wells, Archivist for the Diocese of Olympia, as she leads a virtual tour of Diocesan House, the former Leary Mansion.

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Navigating a Changing Church: Intercultural Competency as a Bridge to Effective Anti-Racism Work

September 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join with other Episcopalians from around the Diocese of Olympia to learn about how increasing your skill in navigating intercultural similarity and difference can help you begin to do the personal work necessary to navigate, understand, and support efforts to dismantle racism in our church and in our individual lives.

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Re:Turn

September 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

September 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Connect with Children & Families Ministry leaders from around the diocese in order to pause, share, learn and laugh.

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A Holy Harvest

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Food Bank Farm, Connelly Rd.
Snohomish, WA 98296 United States
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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!

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Spanish Stewardship Webinar

September 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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."

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Mayordomía Cristiana

September 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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A New Church for a New World

September 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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October 2020

Seminary for the Rest of Us

October 2, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 31, 2020

Join Sabrina Reyes-Peters, a member of Epiphany, Seattle, for a tiny seminary podcast where everyone is welcome to God-talk.

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Choral Evensong

October 4, 2020 @ 4:30 am - 5:30 am

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

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Back to Bach: Concert Livestream

October 4, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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

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Convention Overview & Platform Introduction

October 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Canon Dede Moore for a Convention overview and an introduction to the Chime virtual platform.

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A Bold Budget for Bad Times: Presenting the 2021 Diocesan Operating Budget

October 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Rev. Dennis Tierney and members of the Budget and Finance Committee for a webinar exploring the 2021 Operating Budget for the Diocese of Olympia - bad times call for bold responses; learn about our diocesan response.

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Hungry to Help: Edible Hope Fundraiser

October 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

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“Regathering the Beloved Community” Virtual Retreat

October 17, 2020

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.

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Retiro Virtual “Reuniendo de Nuevo a la Comunidad Amada”

October 17, 2020

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.

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Youth Suicide Prevention Training

October 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Networks for Life is a three-hour certified training for youth suicide prevention.

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Convention Orientation

October 20, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

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Towards Transforming Our Organizational Structures and Institutional Culture: An Introduction & Discussion of the Six Resolutions Submitted on Behalf of Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color

October 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop will introduce each of the six convention resolutions submitted on behalf of Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color and provide an opportunity for dialog and questions.

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2020 Diocesan Convention

October 23, 2020 - October 24, 2020

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.

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Flentrop Organ Concert: Michael Kleinschmidt, Organist

October 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Michael Kleinschmidt, organist, will begin the 2020-21 Saint Mark's Music Series with a concert on the Flentrop Organ.

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2020 Convention Eucharist

October 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

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ASL and Spanish Interpreted Convention Eucharist

October 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

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Eucaristía de la Convención Interpretada en Español

October 24, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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.

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New Community 2020 Virtual Conference: Weaving Our Diversity and Forming Life-Giving Relationships For The New Reality

October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020

This gathering of Asian, Black, Latino/Hispanic and Indigenous clergy and lay leaders provides a safe place to explore mission in ethnic ministries, share resources and best practices, hopes and dreams, needs and concerns, gifts and ministries, suffering and joy.

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

October 30, 2020 - October 31, 2020

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.

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November 2020

Choral Evensong: All Saints’ Day Live-Stream

November 1, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.

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United for Good: Gathering in Silence to Quell the Darkness

November 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle for a live-streamed inter-faith service of quiet and contemplation on the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right.

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Prophetic Indigenous Voices on the Planetary Crisis – Save the Date!

November 2, 2020

Online presentations and discussions from indigenous leaders across the Anglican Communion from Aotearoa & Polynesia, the Amazon, the Arctic, and Africa.

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COVID-19 All Souls Vigil

November 2, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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.

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Election Night Prayer Vigil

November 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

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

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

November 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

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“2040” – At Home Community Screening

November 13, 2020 - November 22, 2020

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!

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Clergy Wellness for Lay Leaders: Caring for Your Clergy During Covid Times

November 14, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learn how lay leadership can specifically be of support for your clergy person/people during this incredibly stressful time.

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Mental Health First Aid: Training for Youth Workers

November 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.

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Diocesan Confirmation Liturgy

November 21, 2020 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Program

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join St. Hilda St. Patrick, Edmonds virtually for its sixth annual Transgender Day of Remembrance program.

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Thanksgiving Day Prayers and Town Hall Meeting of Gratitude with Bishop Rickel

November 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

After the virtual Thanksgiving Day service at Saint Mark's Cathedral, join Bishop Rickel via Zoom for a virtual "get together" on Thanksgiving Day!

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December 2020

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Connect with Children & Families Ministry leaders from around the diocese in order to pause, share, learn, and laugh during this busy season.

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The A,B,C’s of Come and See… Go and Tell

December 5, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 12:00 pm

Taste the mysteries of a "Come and See... Go and Tell" (Cursillo) weekend via Zoom.

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Diocese of Olympia Vergers Conference

December 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join with vergers, sacristans, and others from across the diocese for our first-ever diocesan Vergers Conference!

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Blossom Abundantly with Seattle Service Corps

December 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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

December 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00 pm, repeating until December 23, 2020

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

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Nativity Pageant Reprise in Pandemic

December 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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Yule: Light for the Darkest Night

December 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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.

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January 2021

Retired Clergy & Spouses Gathering

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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

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Winter Talk 2021 Virtual Conference: An Annual Gathering of Indigenous and Indo-Hispanic Episcopalians

January 16 - January 18

For many years Winter Talk has gathered and engaged youth, elders, and clergy in sharing various aspects of Indigenous ministry within the Church.

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Altar Guild – A Spiritual Ministry: Province VIII Altar Guild Meeting

January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the virtual Province VIII Altar Guide Meeting with presentations by Dianne Walters (President of the National Altar Guild Association) and the Rev. Dr. Eric Hinds (Rector of Saint Matthew’s San Mateo, California).

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Martin Luther King, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers”

January 18

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.

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St. Luke's, Renton will offer two opportunities to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 18.

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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

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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Fritts Organ Concert: John Stuntebeck, Organist

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saint Mark's Music Series continues with a concert featuring associate organist John Stuntebeck, playing works by living North American composers and more.

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February 2021

Black African Ministries Province VIII

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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How to Host a Community Garden

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

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Congregational Leadership Conference: Wardens, Treasurers, and All Members of Vestries and Bishop’s Committees

February 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a day-long exploration of what it means to serve on a Vestry or Bishop’s Committee and gain important tools and insights that will help you fulfill your role as a lay leader in the congregation.

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Bondad Amorosa / Loving Kindness

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

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

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

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

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Prayer and Share (Virtual)

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Diocese of Olympia Vergers Meeting

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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!

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

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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.

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Jesus and the Disinherited: An Introduction

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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.

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March 2021

Saint Mark’s Music Series: Concert à 3

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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Better Together: A Faith Formation Mini-Conference

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25

Better Together is a one-day virtual event for staff, clergy, musicians, and volunteers who care deeply about spiritual formation both personally and church-wide. With top-notch keynote speakers, a diverse array of workshops, and lively plenary sessions featuring music, art, and poetry, participants will come away with a renewed enthusiasm for faith formation in 2021.

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The Practice of Authentic Allyship

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Tree Planting/Carbon Offset Partnership in the Philippines

March 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to learn more about the Diocese of Olympia's Tree Planting/Carbon Offset Partnership with the Diocese of Southern Philippines.

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Gus Denhard – Across the Danube: Music for Lute and Turkish Oud

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Trinity, Seattle for an online concert of lute and Turkish oud music from both sides of the Danube.

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Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

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

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.

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April 2021

Sacred Ground: Cultivating Connections Between Our Food, Faith and Climate

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle for a virtual community discussion on food justice via Zoom.

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One Service for Turtle Island

April 25

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

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on May 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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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.

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May 2021

Clergy Retreat 2021 – Registration Now Open

May 2 - May 5

Clergy of the diocese, please mark your calendars and plan to attend our online Clergy Retreat, focused on rest and renewal.

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Mediation Skills Training Institute (MSTI) Refresher Course

May 11 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 12, 2021 at 7:00 am

For those who have already taken the Mediation Skills Training Institute (MSTI), they are pleased to offer a new one-day event: the MSTI Refresher Course!

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

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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All Hands on Deck: Online Auction

May 15 - May 22

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.

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Pentecost Way of Love Revival Weekend

May 21 - May 23

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.

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Navigating a Changing Church, Part 2: Cultural Communication Styles and Anti-Racism Work

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Come learn about how culture influences communication and conflict, and reflect on how these differences in communication affect how racism and privilege work in United States culture.

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Vicki Boeckman: Music Ancient and Modern From East and West

May 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Trinity, Seattle as they present international performer Vicki Boeckman (recorder) for a program of favorite pieces spanning eight centuries and six countries.

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Retired Clergy & Spouses Spring Gathering

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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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June 2021

Racial Healing Handbook Group Study with Iyabo Onipede

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 18, 2021

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."

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Conflict Transformation Skills

June 3 @ 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
$99

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

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Spiritual Gifts Workshop

June 5 - June 6

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.

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Backstage @ the Border presents: Susan Mills

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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Healthy Congregations

June 15 @ 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
$99

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.

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Year-End Conversation with Seattle Service Corps

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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!

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Prayer and Share

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

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Pacific Northwest Union of Black Episcopalians Juneteenth Morning Prayer Service

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians on Saturday, at 10am, for a special Juneteenth Saturday Mass via YouTube.

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Trio Guadalevin Concert

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

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Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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.

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July 2021

Ruthie Dornfeld, Fiddle

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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August 2021

Nuevo Amanecer 2021

August 5 - August 7

La Conferencia ofrece nuevas oportunidades de aprendizajes con oradores y presentadores bastante inspiradores. Además podremos reconectar con amigos y expandir nuestras redes de trabajo. Ofreceremos buenos talleres con oportunidad de conversar en pequeños grupos. Con música y momentos de adoración y música para alimentar el alma.

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Nuevo Amanecer

August 5 - August 7

We will gather for new learning opportunities and inspirational speakers; reconnecting with friends and expanding your network; stimulating workshops and group conversations; and worship and music to feed the soul.

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Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course

August 9 - August 13
$300

There is still time to register for the next session of the Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course (VELMC), an innovative five-day intensive course designed for diocesan staff, clergy, lay leaders, and seminarians to gain practical knowledge and cultural competency for Latino/Hispanic ministry.

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Curso Virtual de Competencia para el Ministerio Latino Episcopal

August 9 - August 13

Un curso intensivo innovador de cinco días diseñado para que el personal diocesano, el clero, los líderes laicos y los seminaristas obtengan conocimientos prácticos y competencia cultural para el ministerio latino / hispano.

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ECW Province VIII Retreat

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$20

Join with members of the Province VIII Episcopal Church Women for their annual retreat and business meeting featuring music, small groups, and great content - all online!

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Diocesan Vergers Guild Meeting

August 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the first official meeting of the Diocese of Olympia's chapter of the Verger's Guild of the Episcopal Church and learn more about leadership nominations.

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Resettling Afghan Refugees

August 31 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join us for a conversation with staff from the Diocese of Olympia’s Refugee Resettlement Office to learn more about their efforts to resettle refugees during this humanitarian crisis and ways that you can get involved.

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September 2021

Children & Families Ministry Leadership Meeting

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us and connect with Children & Families Ministry leaders from around the diocese in order to pause, plan, share and learn.

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Meaningful Movies: YOUTH v GOV Screening

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an online screening of YOUTH v GOV - a timely, hopeful film of America's youth taking action to address the climate crisis - co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia's Youth Ministry and Climate Task Force.

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Japanese Convocation Conference 2021

September 24 - September 25
$20

Japanese Convocation Conference 2021: Coming Together in Agape is a virtual conference for all people, whether you are of Japanese descent or not, to hear updates about historically Japanese Episcopal Churches and communities, and to celebrate and lift up the Japanese/JA community.

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Book Discussion: Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 30, 2021

Join us for a monthly book discussion on "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America," hosted by the Rev. Nat Johnson and the Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews.

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David: The Faces of Love

September 28 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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.

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Mindful Poetry

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Mindful Poetry - a monthly group practice during which we experience and enjoy poetry in contemplative companionship.

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October 2021

Church Youth Ministry Leadership Meetings

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Join other youth ministry leaders across the diocese for a monthly leadership meeting!

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Contemplative Creativity

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in as Contemplative Creativity returns; we meet monthly for art and companionship – to explore spirituality through mindful creativity, focusing on process or experience as opposed to product or permanence.

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HARVEST OF EMPIRE Online Screening and Community Conversation

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an online screening of HARVEST OF EMPIRE - the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to many, but is a crucial part of our national conversation about immigration - sponsored by Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color/Circulos de Color.

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Youth Night

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Join other youth from all across Western Washington gather for online games and activities, discussions, guest speakers, and worship.

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Oración de la Mañana | Spanish Morning Prayer

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Únase a la Oración matutina de Saint Luke's en Renton por medio de Zoom, esta será dirigida por Libe Arellano. | Join St Luke’s, Renton for Morning Prayer on Zoom, led by Libe Arellano.

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