May, 2018
The End of the (Program) Year!
The End of the Year (already?!)
It's the end of the year! Well, not really, but it is the end of what the church typically refers to as it's "Program Year" which runs from Welcome Back Sunday through the Day of Pentecost.

As parishioners look forward to summer vacations, kids go on summer break, and, in Spokane at least, folks head out to the lake, the church slows down a bit too, at least in terms of the amount of programming that is offered on a weekly basis.

The good news is that this slow down allows the staff and lay leadership to evaluate what has been done, and be inspired for what is to be done in the coming year (if not years).

This summer also marks for us a time of transition as we will (hopefully) be welcoming a new Dean, and looking forward to the next program year under their guidance and leadership.

But, just because we're slowing down doesn't mean there's nothing to do!

Check out some of the great opportunities for formation, fellowship, and more in this month's eNews!
Racial Reconciliation & The Episcopal Church
In recognition of the life and ministry of The Rev. Dr. James Cone, Father of Black Liberation Theology, who died this past April, the following book is recommended by Fr. Nic for personal study and conversation.
The Cross and the Lynching Tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk.
One of the primary focuses of the past three years in the Episcopal Church, and a focal point moving forward of our Presiding Bishop, is the work of Racial Reconciliation, particularly as the Church.

In that mission, this spot will provide resources over the next few months addressing this topic .
Spokane Interfaith
Pride Service, June 5
As part of Spokane Pride 27: Now More Than Ever, j oin LGBTQ clergy and allies from a variety of religious faiths to celebrate diversity and inclusion at Spokane Pride's Interfaith Worship service. Come worship God, Spirit, Holy One, in a safe and welcoming atmosphere.

Bishop Gretchen Rehberg is one of the featured speakers at this year's event!
Camp Cross Creation Care
Environmental Camp
June 8th-10th
Led by Evita Krislock, Camp Cross is excited to offer a new Camp Experience this summer.

Creation Care, Environmental Camp-called, empowered and sent forth. Tools for teaching why, how and where we answer the call to Care for all Creation. Earth Ministry walks with us through the dimensions of environmental stewardship in four sessions over a three day period. The rest of the time will be given to personalizing the call, living into it through personal activities, life style choices and advocacy. Let us feed you in ways that will forever change how you care and view Creation.

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St. John's Night @
The Spokane Indians
Join us as we cheer on the home team on June 16th at Avista Stadium!

Free Tickets!

$1 Feast Night!

Contact Fr. Nic to reserve your spot!
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