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Introduction and a brief survey from the Housing Crisis Working Group

In July of 2022, Bishop Akiyama commissioned a Housing Crisis Working Group for the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon in response to the evident emergency in our towns, cities, and nation.  There are currently six […]

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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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National Suicide Prevention Month, a reflection from the Rev. Dr. Liz Klein

Help Prevent Suicide- Share the Lifeline 988 September is National Suicide Prevention Month, a time for raising awareness, amplifying voices of survivors, spreading hope, and ensuring that individuals and families have access to resources to […]

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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 Medical Loan Closet Ministry of St. John’s, Bandon

This blog was written by Judy Jackson, Medical Loan Closet Coordinator for St. John Episcopal Church in Bandon, Oregon. Contact information is available at the end. A loan closet is a program that allows people […]

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The Alcena has been awarded funding – St. Philip the Deacon, Portland

This blog is taken from St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church’s website with the assistance of the Rev. Maria McDowell. Read the original post here. The image above was from Design Research Office LLC. On […]

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Reflections from a Hospital Chaplain

This blog was written by the Rev. Jennifer M Creswell. Jennifer has served parishes and hospitals in Portland and New York as a priest for 15 years and is currently serving as a healthcare chaplain […]

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Canterbury House offering ministry on OSU’s Campus

This blog was written and submitted by Ruth Krueger, Canterbury House Episcopal Campus Ministry Chaplain/ Associate for Parish Life & Campus Ministry Chaplain for the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, Corvallis. Canterbury House Episcopal […]

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Reflections on Racial Justice

This reflection was written by Michael Montgomery and Madeline Moore, co-conveners of the Engaging Racial Justice Working Group for the Diocese of Oregon Have you ever let yourself dream about what our world, including our […]

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Listening to Benedict: Trinity’s Cornerstone Community

This blog is written by author and member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Stephen Isaacson. In addition to serving as Prior to the Cornerstone community, Steve is the author of Praying with Saint Benedict: Reflections on the […]

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