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Holy Week Photography Contest

Holy-WeekWant to see your photo on our facebook page? Or maybe on the welcome screen at Office of the Bishop (D-house)? Holy Week is fast approaching and that means a new photography contest.

 

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Chaplains on the Harbor stands with homeless over evictions in Aberdeen

For the past year and a half, Chaplains on the Harbor, has ministered on the streets of Aberdeen. The Rev Sarah Monroe began this ministry walking the streets with a backpack of sandwiches, building relationships on the streets and in homeless camps. Over the past week, the largest of these semi-permanent camps along the Chehalis River running through town – in the ruins of old mills and pilings – has been issued eviction notices. People had been given until March 31 to clear out, with no options for where they can go next. Read more »

Delegation from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines to visit in April

Focus will be global mission and the challenges of climate change.

A delegation from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines (EDSP) representing our two dioceses’ program “Caring for All Creation,” and our carbon offset program, have been granted visas to travel to western Washington this April. The response from members of our diocesan Bishop’s Committee for the Environment on hearing the news was, “Thanks be to God!” as it had been a long process to make this visit happen. Activities open to all will be planned around the diocese; if you are interested in global mission and the challenges of climate change, we invite you to take this opportunity to meet members from our partner diocese and learn how they respond to human need and the challenge of climate change. Read more »

Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition Reception

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Episcopal Relief & Development hosts their 75th Anniversary Photo Exhibition Reception, Saturday, April 18, 5:30-7:30pm; St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. Program begins at 6:30p.m. This beautiful photo exhibit leads the viewer through a meaningful, intimate exploration of ERD's history and it's four core program areas.


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6-Day Summer High School Youth Camp

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Join high school students from around the Diocese of Olympia, Sunday, July 5 - Saturday, June 11 for 6-day Camp at Pleasant Valley Camp in Mineral, WA. We will gather in large and small groups for fun, fellowship and worship. Camp amenities include mini-golf, swimming, archery, Frisbee, campfire, volleyball and basketball. The theme of the week is: "Rainbows: God Reigns, the Son Shines." Friends welcome. Cost: $280 (scholarships available) Find out more »

Spring Junior High Youth Conference

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 12:30pm
Cost: 
35.00 (scholarships available)
Location: 
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Bellingham

Faith-based fun!  Young people in grades 6-9 are invited to join us as we navigate the "turning-into- teenager years."  With lots of community-building games and activities this, is the place to find friends who will be with you through it all! Around 70 youth come together from all over Western Washington to share in music, worship and fun!  The theme of the weekend is: "Are You There God? It's Me, __________." Find out more »

Spring High School Youth Conference (HYC)

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Dates: 
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm - Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:30pm
Cost: 
35.00 (scholarships available)
Location: 
St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Renton

Friends, faith, music, worship, games, workshops, conversation and just hanging out at the dance are all a part of this fantastic weekend for youth in grades 9-12.  Come join the fun and meet people who, through Jesus Christ, see the goodness in all of us. Bring a friend...  The theme of the weekend is: "iFaith: Un-charge to Re-charge". Find out more »

High School Youth Pilgrimage to General Convention

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time: 10:00am

Dates: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 10:00am - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00pm
Cost: 
290.00 (scholarships available) + Fundraising
Location: 
Road trip to Salt Lake City
14 High School students from around the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia are invited to make a pilgrimage to the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City.

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Around the Diocese

St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle hosts Byrd Ensemble presenting The Full Final Sacrifice Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm-9:30pm. Ticket information.

 

St. Stephen's, Seattle, presents an arts-based Easter Vigil featuring drama, storytelling, film and a rich music. Saturday, April 4, 8:00pm.

 

St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle hosts the Rev. Dr. Angus Stuart, a modern story teller, presents his one man dramatization of the Gospel of Mark, Wednesday, April 8, 7:00pm

 

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, will preach at Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle in a Festal Eucharist, Sunday, April 12, 9:00am. All are welcome.

 

The Center at St. Andrew's, Seattle, is offering open registration for Spring 2015 Gentle Yoga. Daytime classes run from April 13-June 24.

 

St. Matthew, Tacoma hosts a workshop on Youth Mental Health First Aid, Saturday, April 18, 8:00am-5:00pm. This course is designed to provide tools to people who work with adolescents age 12-18; who are experiencing issues with mental health, addiction challenges or are in crisis. Cost is $25

 

St. Dunstan's, Shoreline will be offering Dave Ramsey's 9 week Financial Peace University course beginning April 21, 7:00pm. The course costs $100 per family, and a limited number of partial scholarships are available. To register, please contact the office at 206-363-4319; office@sdchp.org.

 

The Center at St. Andrew's, Seattle, presents their Spring Wednesday Class Series, April 22 - May 20; 7:00pm- 8:30pm. Choose from "Poetry of the Spirit, The Spirit of Poetry: Five Weeks, Five Poets" or "Discerning Your Call to Action."

 

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