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We are over 31,000 people in more than 100 churches. We are building strong communities of faith. We are striving to be good stewards of all our resources: our time, our talents, our treasures and our Earth. We are deepening our relationships with youth and young adults, and with others: in the Holy Land, Latin America and all around the world.

We are inclusive. We are growing and learning. We are stewards. We are evangelists. We are on mission. We are the church in the world.

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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. Read more »

2015 Cathedral Day

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FREE - Register now - There is now no fee to attend Cathedral Day!! All are welcome on Saturday, April 18, 10:30am-3:30pm; St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle. Join us for a Celebration Eucharist, fun & games and complimentary lunch! Please
encourage people to register so that we can be sure to have
enough lunch for all.
 

Disaster 101 for Congregations

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St. Paul’s, Bellingham, hosts this year’s only Disaster 101 for Congregations training for congregations in the northern part of the Diocese on Saturday, May 9, 9:00am-2:00pm. The workshop will cover plans for parish/mission disaster preparedness and resilience. Instructors include Diocesan Disaster Coordinators Dave Baylor and The Rev. Patty Baker, with support from the U.S. Disaster Program of Episcopal Relief & Development.
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Church Pension Group Administrator Benefits Workshop

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Please join us for a free upcoming Church Pension Group (CPG) benefits learning event, Wednesday, April 15, 2:15-5:00pm; Office of the Bishop (D-house). At Bishop Rickel's request, the workshop is being offered to all parish administrators, treasurers, Senior Wardens, and any other interested staff. The goal is to help parishes become more familiar with products and services available through CPG. Attendance may be in person or remotely using GoTo Meeting®. RSVP requested.
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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, 5:30-7:00pm; 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.

Kindly RSVP online at Photo Exhibition Reception by April 15.
Light refreshments will be served.

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, July 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. Find out more »

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Around the Diocese

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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