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Lent Reading for 2016

Not in Gods NameBishop Rickel has chosen Not in God's Name: Confronting Religious Violence by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks for his 2016 Lent Reading.

In the book, Rabbi Sacks argues the premise that if religion is perceived as being part of the violence problem, then it must be part of the solution. Read more »

Ashes to Go and Lent Resources

This year Ash Wednesday is on February 10. We've put together some resources for Ash Wendesday, Ashes to Go and Lent. 

AmeriCorp Role at the Refugee Resettlement Office

The Episcopal Church, through its refugee resettlement service, Episcopal Migration Ministries, is launching a new program in partnership with ten local resettlement agencies across the country. This program will provide our Refugee Resettlement Office with a Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Manager. Read more »

How You Can Help the Refugee Resettlement Office

Our Refugee Resettlement Office has welcomed around 25 new refugee families in the last six weeks. While we’re excited to welcome these people into Washington, it was more than we were expecting and we need your help. One of the biggest things to help refugees settle into their new homes and lives is to have a job. There are two ways you can help the refugees get jobs. Read more »

TV Eucharist on Hiatus to Move Studios

TV EucharistThis week saw the final TV Eucharist taping at King Broadcasting’s Dexter Avenue studios.

King Broadcasting will be moving the end of this month to its new location in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood, opposite Safeco Field. TV Eucharist will be taped and broadcast from there. Read more »

Anglican Primates Meeting Issues Communiqué

Yesterday, the Primates of the Anglican Communion voted to impose sanctions on the Episcopal Church. These sanctions will be in force for three years and limit the Episcopal Church's abilities to vote and some participation in the committees and structures of the communion. Read more »

Staff Changes at the Office of the Bishop

The new year has brought some changes and opportunities to the Office of the Bishop team. Last week, we welcomed Kelly Phelan as the new Canon for Children's and Family Ministries, shared with St Mark's Cathedral. In other moves, Maureen McLaughlin-Crawford has accepted the role of Dean with our new diocesan school, in addition to her role with the Faith Formation team. More details on the school to come. Bianca Smith's role in Communications has changed from Content Manager to Interim Communications Director.  Read more »

Meet our Muslim Neighbors

The words are getting dangerous. Fear is winning. Some among us are becoming self fulfilling prophets, playing into the hands of those who wish us harm, instead of living out of our “better angels.”

Bishop Rickel recently met with Arsalan Bukhari of CAIR-Washington to discuss the current situation for Muslims in the United States and what we, as Christians, can do to support our neighbors.  Read more »

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Upcoming Diocesan Events

Diocesan-Convention
2015 Diocesan Convention  Wrap Up

 

 

February 13, 2016
Passing on Your Legacy
St John's, Kirkland 

 

 

February 27, 2016
Day of Art and Prayer
Faith Formation Day

 

 

April 23, 2016
Cathedral Day 

 

 

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October 22-23, 2016
Diocesan Convention
Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center