Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Update – March 2022

Bishop’s Message

Stories From The Diocese

Reflecting on the Presiding Bishop’s Visit

Dear friends in Christ, I have heard from many of you who have shared your experience of the Presiding Bishop’s visit. To a person, the responses have been positive – this does not come as […]

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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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The Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Oregon to meet online

View as a PDF Dear friends in Christ, The 134th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Oregon will take place online via Zoom on Saturday, October 29, 2022. This decision is a […]

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New Diocesan Office to open in Coos Bay, Oregon

View as a PDF. Dear Friends in Christ,  I am very happy to announce the opening of a second diocesan office location in Coos Bay, Oregon on June 1, 2022.  We have signed a rental […]

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Bishop’s Message: Change in Diocesan Office Staffing

View as a PDF Dear friends in Christ, I write to announce a change in the structure and staffing at the diocesan office. Effective June 1, 2022, the diocesan staff position of Controller will be […]

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Train of Tears, the news, and turning to Scripture -a Reflection from our Bishop

Dear friends in Christ, Last Friday I spoke at the “Train of Tears” event sponsored by Riverside Church in Hood River.  This United Church of Christ congregation decided a year ago to investigate their response to […]

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Bishop Akiyama’s Message on the Potential Reversal of Roe v. Wade

View as a PDF, y en Español. Dear Friends in Christ, Many years ago, I heard a reflection about wealth in which the speaker said, “For me wealth is all about choice – having the […]

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An Easter Message from our Bishop

Dear Friends in Christ,  I’m wondering how you are experiencing Easter this year. It is our biggest celebration of the Christian year. Many of us will be gathering for the first time after a long […]

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A message from our Bishop on Palm Sunday

Dear Friends in Christ, This year, I invite you on Palm Sunday to enjoy the celebration and then prepare to walk with Jesus during the week in which he is crucified and killed. I encourage […]

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Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Update – March 2022

Read as a PDF. Dear Friends in Christ,  This Saturday, Governor Kate Brown will lift the mask mandate for the state of Oregon. This comes after cases and hospitalizations in the state of Oregon have […]

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