July, 2018
A Fond Farewell
A lot can happen in three years.
Three years ago, I was ordained a Priest here at St. John’s Cathedral. It was a great moment in my life and a launching off point for what I am sure will be a life well-filled.

Just under three years ago, I started working here at St. John’s Cathedral, the newest Curate, ready to cut my teeth in real ministry and put all of my seminary learning to good use.

It was just over a year ago, that you helped my wife and I welcome our baby girl Charlee into the church as she was baptized here.

And it was this past year that we’ve lived into the uncertainty of transition together. It has been these past three years that have taught me a lot about what it means to be a priest, what it looks like to live into that vocation, how I can take what I have learned here with me as I answer the call to serve as the next Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, in Longview, Washington.

This past year in particular...

On the Episcopal Church website for Racial Reconciliation, the following words are the first to greet you: " Reconciliation is the spiritual practice of seeking loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God and one another, and striving to heal and transform injustice and brokenness in ourselves, our communities, institutions and society."

In that spirit, I encourage you to explore the website ( link here ) to learn about what the Episcopal Church is doing on this issue and how you too can get involved.
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 .
Refugee Simulation Opportunity

We have the unique opportunity here in Spokane to take advantage of an immersive learning experience through the organization World Relief, to truly immerse ourselves in what it is like to be a refugee in today's world.

This simulation challenges the participant as p articipants are separated into families from various countries and memorize their biographies before going through a mock interview by UN Officials, a feeding station, a medical screening clinic, and a language acquisition class. Families must pass interviews at each of these stations on their journey to freedom.

St. John's Cathedral has signed up with World Relief to offer this immersive learning experience on:

Wednesday August 15, from 4-7pm

But in order to insure that we have enough dedicated participants, we need to secure RSVPs and a deposit now.

Normally the program is $35 per person, but St. John's will help offset this cost so that it is only $10 per person.

We have a limited number of spaces available and they will be offered on a first come basis (to include submitting your $10 deposit).

To RSVP, please email Fr. Nic

For more information about the experience of this simulation:

Don't Miss Camp Cross
This Summer!
Camp Cross wraps up its summer season in the next month with the following camps still available!

Arts Camp (4th-9th grades)
July 22-26

Jr. High (7th-9th grades)
July 29-August 3

Sr. High (10th-2018 Grads)
August 5-11

If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Lucas or Fr. Nic, no camper will ever be turned away due to lack of ability to pay.

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