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A Continuing Discussion on Race

Bishop Greg Rickel again joined the book group at Church of the Ascension in Seattle. This time they discussed Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow

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Diocesan Staff Transitions

Bishop Greg Rickel announced several recent diocesan staff transitions. Penny Curtis has resigned as Finance and Insurance Assistant; her last day was April 10th. Lori Hardow, recently hired as front desk Diocesan House Receptionist - who brought with her many years of bookkeeping experience - has transitioned to the position of Finance Assistant and Insurance Coordinator; she began in this role effective March 30th. Matt Koski has joined the staff as interim front desk Receptionist. Read more »

College Students: Baseball, Lego and Friends

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015

Time: 1:10pm

Dates: 
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:10pm - 6:00pm
Cost: 
10.00 dollars.
Location: 
Safeco Field

What does the Mariners and Lego have in common? They're both on the Safeco Field big screen. All college aged students are welcome to join the Episcopal Campus Ministries on Sunday April 26 to watch the Mariners beat the Twins, followed by the Lego movie on the big stadium screen.

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. Find out more »

Crossing the Seas to Care for Creation

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A delegation from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Philippines (EDSP) is currently touring our Diocese. The visit is part of our joint program “Caring for All Creation,” and our carbon offset program.

6-Day Summer High School Youth Camp

Date:

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 »

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 »

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.

Advent Planning Workshop

Date: Friday, June 26, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Dates: 
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 7:00pm - Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:00pm
Cost: 
$30 per person. $20 each for parish teams of three or more.
Location: 
Emmanuel Church, Mercer Island

The diocesan Liturgy and Arts Commission invites worship committees to an Advent Planning Workshop. Covering a range of disciplines, the weekend will encourage lively engagement and exploration of how congregations can craft meaningful and beautiful Advent liturgies this year. Following a Friday evening of worship and fellowship, the Saturday workshop will begin with an exegetical and theological exploration of the Advent lessons for Year C, with contributions by a liturgist, church musician, liturgical theologian, and liturgical artist. (Input from the attendees highly encouraged.) Find out more »

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Around the Diocese

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. 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.

 

St. Margaret's, Bellevue hosts the Ugandan Kids Choir as they perform their traditional song and dance on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22; 7:00pm. A free will offering will be taken to support these children in their education, spiritual growth, and hopes to escape a life of poverty.

 

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."

 

On Monday April 27th, 7:00pm at the Oak Harbor Library, friends Pastor Terry Kyllo (Christian) and Jeff Siddiqui (Muslim), will reflect on the recent extremist actions. They will seek to name the root causes and how each faith seeks to support people to live together in peace.

 

St. Andrew's, Pt. Angeles is kicking off their Celtic Journey program with a concert by The Fire Inside to be held at the Little Theater, Olympic Community College, May 8; 7:00pm. $10 suggested donation.

 

St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle presents a Peter Hallock Gala Tribute Concert, Saturday, May 9; 8:00 pm. Join us for an evening of music spanning seven decades, including some rarely heard gems. Music preformed by Opus 7 Vocal Ensemble, the Compline Choir, and Saint Mark's Cathedral Boys & Girls Choir, and includes handbells, string orchestra, organ, brass sextet, and percussion.

 

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