St. Benedict, Lacey Warmly Welcomes Junior High Youth

"Knock, Knock, Who's There?" was the theme for our JYC Conference held at St. Benedict, Lacey May 3-5.  The weather was perfect and the fun was fabulous!  Great food, good friends and a bit of water fun too.  the next JYC (Junior High Youth Conference will be held at St. Michael's and All Angels in Issaquah November 22-24r so mark your calenders and save the date! Read more »

Deepening Discipleship: Education for Ministry (EfM).

I’ve been spending the past few weeks arranging training sessions for EfM mentors, those men and women who facilitate the Education for Ministry classes held in many parishes.  I’m the diocesan coordinator for EfM, and as a result of all this activity I’ve been thinking a lot about the program.  Believing that “every baptized person is called to ministry,” the curriculum is designed for lay people and provides a way to provide in-depth knowledge which we might apply to the ministries we do now and those we might take on in the future. Read more »

How What We Do Affects or Involves Those Living in Poverty

Resolution 4 called for the people of The Diocese of Olympia to include as a part of all meetings held during the 2013 year, the question: How will what we are doing here affect or involve those living in poverty?  As I have attended or participated in various meetings and gatherings around the diocese, I am encouraged by the conversations I am hearing from the various groups as they discuss the reality of poverty in our midst. Read more »

People of Remembrance

In my last blog post, I told you a little about the Episcopal Archivists, an advisory group to the Archives of the Episcopal Church and about their new website which can be found at

The whole purpose of this group is to provide resources and professional expertise to those within The Episcopal Church who are tasked with the duty of caring for church records and for protecting the Church’s documentary heritage – thereby preserving the Church’s story. Read more »

Seeing Shapes Believing

A few days ago Canon Melissa Skelton posted about exploring the creation of new Sunday liturgies,and I realized that the Resource Center has some material that might be helpful in such exploration. I'm available and eager to bring the pertinent resources to aid in the conversation. Read more »

"Open Mic" truly was...

St. Stephen's, Longview was host to our recent HYC (High School Youth Conference) April 12th-14th.  We were warmly welcomed by the Reverend Kathleen Patton and the wonderful people of St. Read more »

Province VIII Campus Ministry Conference in San Luis Obispo

We are back from a whirlwind trip to San Luis Obispo for the Province VIII Campus Ministry Conference.  Three UW undergraduate students: Ivy, Elizabeth, and Jeff along Rebecca, our chaplain, traveled to San Luis Obispo, CA to spend the weekend in conference and retreat with college students from around Province VIII.

We were hosted by the Canterbury Club at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  The conference site was hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church where were worshiped, ate, and students slept on their pews.
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Exploring the Creation of New Sunday Liturgies...How about getting together and working on this?

These days I'm hearing more and more from congregations interested in launching new Sunday liturgies.  What I tell them is that I'm thrilled they're at the point of exploring this AND that it's not just a matter of noodling through what they might want to do and going ahead and launching it.  Read more »

New Website for Episcopal Archivists

I wanted you to be the first to know that the Episcopal Archivists,
an advisory group to the Archives of the Episcopal Church,
has just launched a new website. 

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Introducing Simple Changes Lenten Resource

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Simple Changes: Faith and Food during Lent Read more »