Bishop’s Message regarding the Vestavia Hills Church Shooting

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Reflections from Camp

Written by Carol Sedlacek Dear friends in Christ, I just arrived home after two phenomenal weeks at Suttle Lake Camp. The first week I was with 3-5 graders and the second week was with 1-3 […]

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Call to Artists – ‘Chrysalis – Spreading Our Wings’

Call to Artists Diocese of Oregon Art exhibition 2022 on the theme ‘Chrysalis – Spreading Our Wings ’ A gathering of artistic expressions from Episcopal Churches of Western Oregon The Details: Art will be displayed […]

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Further Reflections from the 80th General Convention

Written by Alan Murray The 80th General Convention was historic in so many ways. Due to COVID safety precautions, the Convention was smaller, shorter, fully masked with daily rapid testing prior to legislative sessions. And […]

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Full-Time Rector – St. Barnabas, McMinnville

At St. Barnabas in McMinnville we seek a full-time rector to walk with us, guide us, help us realize our untapped potential, grow and strengthen areas we as a congregation do well, and work with […]

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Full-Time Rector – St. Michael & All Angels, Portland

St. Michael & All Angels/San Miguel y Todos los Ángeles Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon, seeks a new full-time rector.  We are a vibrant and healthy faith community with four beautiful weekly services in Spanish […]

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Making Community with Music

Written by the Rev. Maria McDowell The moment liturgy ended, a new Episcopalian burst out, “I love singing! I want to do this every Sunday!”  Up until this moment, she hated singing. She told me […]

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80th General Convention Impressions

We were part of an 11 person deputation from the Diocese to the 80th General Convention that included Bishop Akiyama, four clergy deputies, four lay deputies, and an alternate deputy in each order. As first […]

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 5

The Rev. Diane Higgins-Shaffer, Deacon Home Congregation: Calvary, Seaside Number of General Conventions attended:  Two Legislative Committee: None Why is General Convention important to you?    Having had the privilege of being elected to and participating in parish and […]

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Meet your deputies to General Convention – Part 4

The Rev. Kerlin Richter Home Congregation: St. David of Wales, Portland Number of General Conventions attended:  2 as a guest, this will be my first as a deputy Legislative Committee: None Why is General Convention important to you? […]

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Bishop’s Message regarding the Vestavia Hills Church Shooting

Dear Diocesan Family,  I write to you in deep grief. Yesterday, the community of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama experienced a horror that houses of worship fear: a shooting during a time […]

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