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to the Episcopal Church in Western Washington.

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.

We are glad you're here. The Episcopal Church welcomes you!

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Show your Episcopal PRIDE!


Seattle-Pride-Parade2016 Seattle Pride Day Parade, Sunday, June 26. Last year, we had a great turnout and event as the Episcopal Church showed its rainbow colors; let's do it again this year! Through many, we truly are one as we share one bread and one cup and as we march as one for justice and dignity.  Find out more »

SDG Grants Applications are Open

At the 2015 Diocesan Convention we reaffirmed our commitment to support the UN's development goals (now known as Sustainable Development Goals -- SDGs) as criteria for global mission grants. This is consistent with the mission goals of The Episcopal Church, and with our baptismal covenant "to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbor as ourselves." Read more »

Baseball with the Bishop


Baseball with the Bishop is SOLD OUT! Thank you to all who purchased tickets!

Grab your mitt on Saturday, June 11 and join Bishop Rickel to watch the Tacoma Rainiers play the Reno Aces.

Start with meeting the players and collecting autographs, then head to your reserved seat to watch the excitement. A baseball meal and game program are included with your ticket. After the game, kids can run the bases. 

When: Saturday, June 11. Gates open 4 p.m. game starts at 5:05 p.m.
Where: Cheney Stadium, Tacoma
What: $14.50 ticket includes reserved seat, hot dog meal, and game program Read more »

Southern Social Justice Experience for 8th-12th Graders

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 12:00pm

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm - Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
800 (400: family, 400: fundraising)
Memphis, TN

Southern Social Justice Experience this summer for 8th-12th graders:

- Speak with people in Little Rock, Jackson, and Memphis who are using
their religious and social justice experiences to affect change in their
communities

A Holy Waste of Time Young Adult Retreat

Date: Friday, August 12, 2016

Time: 6:00pm

Friday, August 12, 2016 - 6:00pm - Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
45.00 dollars
St. Andrew's House in Union, WA

Young Adults (18-35) will be gathering August 12-14, 2016 at St. Andrew's House, our beautiful retreat house on the Hood Canal. Enjoy time with others or by yourself kayaking and swimming the warm(ish) waters of the canal, hiking under the rain forest canopy, reading in the lodge, and sunning on the deck. Find out more »

Free Course to Learn About World Religions

Continuing with the Meet Your Neighbor video series theme, we want to share with you a new free online course developed by Harvard University. Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures is the first course in the Word Religions Through Their Scriptures series looking at different faiths and beliefs. Read more >>

New Pastoral Resource on Perinatal Bereavement Contains Local Contribution

More than 1 million women suffer fetal loss each year, yet most mothers will struggle to find words to share their grief or describe their experience. The Reverend Danae Ashley, Associate Priest at St. Stephen's, Seattle has contributed a chapter to a new pastoral resource: Still a Mother: Journeys through Perinatal Bereavement. The book includes pastoral care points, as well as appendices with prayers and do's and don'ts when ministering to someone who is going through perinatal bereavement or is struggling with their fertility journey. Read more »

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 »

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Upcoming Diocesan Events

2016 Vacation Bible School List


Fierce Conversations
June 1-2 



Baseball with the Bishop
June 11
Cheney Stadium, Tacoma


2016 Diocesan Convention

October 21-22, 2016
 Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center


2015 Diocesan Convention Wrap Up