To all the good people of the Diocese of Olympia, This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took some historic and much needed steps in addressing past abuses by clergy toward lay persons and toward other clergy in the church. For far too long there has been too much […]
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2015 is the 75th Anniversary of Episcopal Relief & Development. With our successful track record of international aid efforts in over 40 countries worldwide, we have much to celebrate! On October 25thm there will be a Celebration Workshop. Episcopal Relief & Development Parish Representatives, clergy, outreach committee members, or anyone willing to help in this celebration […]
Dear Ones, I have many thoughts about the war now raging in Israel/Palestine. I have a lot of thoughts about the propaganda of both sides. What I see and know after visiting the land of the Holy One, is that there are truly two worlds. There is a world where the vast majority of people, […]
Pentecost is a time of color, and joy, and celebration. Pentecost is a time ripe for photography. To celebrate, the Diocese of Olympia is hosting a diocesan Pentecost-themed photography contest. Show us how your church celebrates Pentecost, or perhaps, what Pentecost means to you. [More]
Dear Ones, I’m sure many of you are by now aware of the massive mudslide that occurred this weekend in Oso, Washington, about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. I have been in close communications with the Rev. Janet Loyd, Vicar at Church of the Transfiguration in Darrington, near Oso, and the Rev. Terry Kyllo, Priest in […]
Dear Olympians! Great news for our Seahawks, and great thanks to you that responded to the Super Bowl Challenge for Episcopal Relief and Development. It looks like it was just Seattle’s year! Here are the results of the challenge as reported by Rob Radtke, President of ERD. Number of gifts supporting the Seattle Seahawks: […]
Join us for the Love Mercy Do Justice Fall Conference as we explore concrete ways to bring justice and advocacy into our churches and faith journeys. Attendance at the spring conference is not required. Saturday, November 16, 9 am-5 pm, St. Benedict, Lacey. [More]