General Convention 1922

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Thanksgiving Message from Bishop Akiyama

“For whom and for what are we thankful?” The question rang through the worship space like a rung bell. I was not the officiant in this liturgy and therefore had the luxury of sinking into […]

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The Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden Listed for Sale

View as a PDF Dear Friends in Christ,  Last Thursday, November 17, 2022, we officially listed the Bishop’s Close and Elk Rock Garden on RMLS.  Since becoming your Bishop in February 2021, I have heard many […]

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Called to care for God’s creation, a reflection by Bishop Akiyama

Dear friends in Christ, Recently, I was chatting with a stranger, and eager to find common ground, I commented on the weather. The stranger obliged with a friendly response, yes, it is certainly warmer than typical […]

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Demonstrating hospitality to others and to ourselves, a reflection from Bishop Akiyama

One of the hardest things we are called to do as Christians is to extend hospitality as Jesus taught. Earlier this week, we participated in one of the great rights and privileges of our democracy: voting. In […]

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The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon adopts resolution in support of Oregon ballot measure 114

View as a PDF NEWS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 31, 2022 Contact: The Rev. Laura Sheridan CampbellSecretary of Convention503-636-5613info@diocese-oregon.org THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN WESTERN OREGON ADOPTS RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF OREGON BALLOT MEASURE 114 On Saturday, […]

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Immersing ourselves in the Word so we can surf the chaos, a reflection from our Bishop

Dear friends in Christ, The Annual Meeting of the Convention is this Saturday, and I look forward to seeing our clergy and delegates as we tend to the mission and ministry of the diocese. This gathering […]

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The Closing and Sale of St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Cave Junction, Oregon

View as a PDF St. Matthias Episcopal Church has served the community of Cave Junction and the Illinois Valley since the early 1950s. For their entire ministry, the members of St. Matthias dedicated themselves to […]

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Annual Enrollment for 2023: October 12 – November 2

I am pleased to provide you with these important details about The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2023 health benefits offerings and Annual Enrollment.  Annual Enrollment for 2023 will run from : October 12, 2022 to […]

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Minding the Gap, a reflection from Bishop Akiyama

Dear friends in Christ, One of the phrases that Presiding Bishop Curry repeated during his visit to our diocese was “mind the gap.”  The phrase is from England’s underground transit system – the “Tube”- which warns […]

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General Convention 1922

By Pamela Filbert Many folks in the Diocese of Oregon are aware that Bishop Akiyama, eight delegates, and two alternate delegates journeyed to Baltimore, Maryland, this past summer to attend the 80th General Convention of the […]

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