July 16, 2021
Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia
It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce.

The Rev. Beverly A. Moore-Tasy has accepted a call as Rector of St. Margaret’s, Bellevue. Please join us in welcoming the Rev. Beverly A. Moore-Tasy into her new calling with St. Margaret’s, Bellevue, and please keep all congregations experiencing clergy leadership transition in your prayers.
Travel with Bishop Rickel to the Holy Land
January 15-24; January 23-27 (Jordan Extension) | $5,395 Registration; $2045 Registration (Jordan Extension)

Our Christian tradition holds dear the practice of making pilgrimages as holy experiences of learning, conversion and transformation, and none is more significant than walking the paths of Jesus.

Join Bishop Rickel for this exciting opportunity to journey with Christ on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, engaging with our sacred Scriptures contextually, exploring the realities of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, and worshiping in local Episcopal Churches. Additionally, there is an optional four day extension into Jordan. This trip is open to all, clergy and lay alike. Just as Jesus extended his invitation to the first disciples, you’re also invited to journey with us and “Come and see.”

Get more information and register today!
Project Resource
Sundays, September 5-October 3; 2:00pm | $50 Registration per Congregational Team

Are you looking for a way to help your congregation reframe its understanding of stewardship? Do you need an effective stewardship plan as you head into the fall? Come and join us for Project Resource, an incredible learning opportunity and stewardship formation offering from the College for Bishops! We’ll be partnering with the Diocese of Oregon and gathering online via Zoom on Sundays, September 5 through October 3, from 2:00-4:00pm for this series of trainings which build on one another and lead to your team walking away with a much more theological and spiritual understanding of stewardship, and more practically, a completed, ready to implement pledge drive for 2021. Normally $450 a person, Oregon and Olympia have partnered and paid for this offering so that it will only cost each congregation, no matter the size of your team, only $50 per team!

Learn more and register today!
2021 Bishop's Preaching Award: Call for Entries
It’s again time for preachers or for those who have heard an outstanding sermon to nominate a preacher and a sermon for the 2021 Bishop’s Preaching Award.

Find out all of the details by following the link below!
2021 Diocesan Elections: Additional Information
Here’s additional information about the positions we’ll be electing at convention this year, plus descriptions of the four diocesan groups for which we’re inviting candidates.

Learn more by following the link below!
Spanish Language Congregational Resources Page
People in our diocese who attend services in Spanish, or may want to in the future, come from a variety of backgrounds. Some of us were born in the United States. Others are from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador. Some of us have grown up in the Episcopal or Anglican churches. Others come from an Evangelical background or a Roman Catholic background. What brings us together is a common experience of God’s love in community and so this new resource page will provide tools to celebrate the liturgies of the Episcopal Church and the Feasts that are dear to us. For those that are new to the church these resources may serve to more deeply familiarize ourselves with the church. The resources also serve to connect us to the wider Latine/Hispanic Episcopal community and to connect the Spanish-speaking congregations around the diocese.
Página de Recursos Congregacionales en Español
Bienvenidos a todos y todas que tienen interés en la Iglesia Episcopal en la regio del Oeste de Washington, la Diócesis de Olympia. SI vienes de California o Texas o Puerto Rico o donde sea en el Caribe o de Centroamérica o de Mexico, bienvenidos. Aquí se encuentren recursos para saber mas de la iglesia Episcopal y para celebrar las Fiestas tradicionales y los Sacramentos del año litúrgico. Esperamos que la información aquí les ayudara a conectar mas profundamente con la comunidad Episcopal y que servirá al desarrollo de su comunidad de fe.
Camp Huston Seeks a Full Time Executive Director
Camp Huston, located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains about an hour northeast of Seattle, is seeking its next Executive Director to manage all aspects of the operation in a way that carries out the mission and builds a sustainable future.
Online Formation Classes and Events
During this continued time of online gathering, churches across the diocese have being offering online formation events and classes. Follow the link below to see current offerings and find links to submit your church's online formation events!
Webinars from the Diocese of Olympia
During this time of remote gathering, the Diocese of Olympia has been holding a series of webinars on a wide range of topics, including stewardship, faith formation, and specific topics related to regathering once our buildings open once again. Here you can find an archive of our past webinars, grouped by topic, if you would like to revisit the material, or if you missed the webinar the first time around.
Live-Streaming Services
Across the Diocese
As more of our churches have moved to live-streaming their services, we've created a directory of our churches with services times and links to where you can join for Sunday morning and weekday prayer.
Youth Nights
New Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Join other youth from all across Western Washington gather for online games and activities, discussions, guest speakers, and worship.

NEW AGE BREAKDOWN: Grades 6-12, with breakout groups for middle school and high school.
Youth Ministry Leadership Meetings
First Thursdays, 10:00am

Join other youth ministry leaders across the diocese for a monthly leadership meeting!
Oración de la Mañana | Spanish Morning Prayer
Martes, 10:00am | Tuesdays, 10:00am

Únase a la Oración matutina de Saint Luke's en Renton por medio de Zoom, esta será dirigida por Libe Arellano. | Join St Luke’s, Renton for Morning Prayer on Zoom, led by Libe Arellano.
Book Discussion: Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
Last Mondays, Beginning July 26; 7:00pm

Join us for a monthly book discussion on "Does Jesus Really Love Me? A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America," hosted by the Rev. Nat Johnson and the Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews.
Diocesan Vergers Guild Meeting and Nominations for Leadership
August 22, 2:30pm | Zoom

The vergers of the Diocese of Olympia have officially formed a Guild Chapter, part of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church. This new Guild Chapter seeks to be of service to the diocese, specifically to support rectors and congregations by connecting them with resources. You don’t have to be a verger to join! Learn more about the first official Guild Chapter meeting and nominations for leadership roles by following the link below!
Nuevo Amanecer
August 5-7

We will gather for new learning opportunities and inspirational speakers; reconnecting with friends and expanding your network; stimulating workshops and group conversations; and worship and music to feed the soul.
Nuevo Amanecer
5-7 de agosto

La Conferencia ofrece nuevas oportunidades de aprendizajes con oradores y presentadores bastante inspiradores. Además podremos reconectar con amigos y expandir nuestras redes de trabajo. Ofreceremos buenos talleres con oportunidad de conversar en pequeños grupos. Con música y momentos de adoración y música para alimentar el alma.
Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course
August 9-13

There is still time to register for the next session of the Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course (VELMC), an innovative five-day intensive course designed for diocesan staff, clergy, lay leaders, and seminarians to gain practical knowledge and cultural competency for Latino/Hispanic ministry.
Curso Virtual de Competencia para el Ministerio Latino Episcopal
9-13 de agosto

Un curso intensivo innovador de cinco días diseñado para que el personal diocesano, el clero, los líderes laicos y los seminaristas obtengan conocimientos prácticos y competencia cultural para el ministerio latino / hispano.
Camp Huston:
Summer Camp 2021
June-August, 2021

Join Camp Huston for the 2021 Summer Camp season! Registration is now open!
Family Camp 2021
Camp Huston | July 27-30, August 10-13

Enjoy a four-day and three-night Camp Huston getaway with your family!
Young Adult Wilderness Pilgrimage
July 30-August 2 | $150 Registration

This summer grab your backpack for a 3-day trek into the Central Cascades with a group of adventure-seeking 20s & 30s from around the diocese.
Sunday Stairway Walks – 20s and 30s
August 8, & September 26; 2:00pm | Epiphany, Seattle; Saint Marl's Cathedral, Seattle; & St. John the Baptist, Seattle

Explore different neighborhoods and Episcopal parishes within Seattle with other young adults from around the diocese.
Christ Church, Anacortes Outdoor Service
August 8, 10:30am

Join Christ Church, Anacortes as they welcome the Pacific Lutheran Steel Pan Band to play at our annual outdoor service.
A Holy Waste of Time: Weekend Retreat for 20s & 30s
August 20-22 | $110 Registration

Join us for A Holy Waste of Time, our annual weekend gathering dedicated to the joys of relaxation, waterfront views, outstanding food, and new friends.
Icon Writing Workshop with Br. Peter Pearson, CFC
September 9-12 |
$295 Registration before August 1; $395 after August 1

Join St. Luke's, Sequim for a four-day Icon Writing Workshop with Br. Peter Pearson, CFC.
Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders
August 2-6 | $750 Registration

Join the Mediation Skills Training Institute and learn how to deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, or other forms of group conflict.