The Community Garden at St. Timothy’s, Brookings

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The Closing of St. David’s in Drain

After 70 years of ministry, the congregation of St. David’s Episcopal Church in the town of Drain, Oregon decided to end its time as a mission of the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon. The church building was sold on Thursday, June 10, 2021, to the Family Relief Nursery in Drain, a family and childcare center that has been renting space from the parish of St. David’s for many years. This relationship between St. David’s and the Family Relief Nursery has grown very close over the years and selling of the property to the Nursery was the ardent hope of the 2 remaining congregants of St. David.

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The Four Vision Quests of Jesus and our own transformation

We would like to invite you to reach for the spiritual center of the story and to look at anti-racist work as an opportuntiy for personal transfiguration. Bravery and courage for this work comes from our incredible liturgy. We are all one body, we are all interconnected, and we have access to the transformative and healing power of our gospel.

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Christina Harutunyan to join staff as Bishop Akiyama’s Executive Assistant

We are pleased to welcome Christina Harutunyan to the Diocesan Staff as Executive Assistant to the Bishop. About Christina: Christina Harutunyan was born in Las Vegas, NV and grew up in an Armenian household. Although she […]

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Diocese of Oregon COVID-19 Guidelines for the Reopening of Parishes

Almost as quickly as health authorities asked us to cease holding public worship in March 2020, the CDC has suddenly announced that it is appropriate for fully vaccinated people to gather unmasked indoors and outdoors. […]

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Head Chaplain, Oregon Episcopal School

The Oregon Episcopal School is seeking at full-time Head Chaplain. The head chaplain plays the lead role in defining, preserving, and promoting the School’s Episcopal identity to all constituencies. This position is a community builder […]

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Nominations for Diocesan Leadership Positions now open!

Do you want to help support the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Oregon? Should you or someone in the Diocese you know help shape the future of The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon? Who is at the table matters when decisions are being made. Please stand for election or nominate someone to stand for election for one of our governing bodies: Standing Committee, Board of Trustees, Diocesan Council, Trinity Cathedral Chapter.

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Bishop’s Message regarding the latest mask guidelines for vaccinated persons and worshiping in-person

Dear Colleagues, The latest Covid guidelines issued by the CDC and the State of Oregon have raised questions about gathering for worship indoors. The current scientific data supports the return to in-person gatherings without face masks […]

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Part-time Parish Administrator, St. Thomas, Eugene

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eugene, is seeking a part-time Parish Administrator (10 hours per week, $15 per hour).  This person must be positive, reliable, and possess strong communication skills.  This person will be responsible for answering phones, […]

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Bishop’s Reflection: I am DONE with…

I am DONE.  I’ve been hearing this phrase, or a version of it a lot lately.  It has not been expressed as a form of giving up or going away, rather I hear it in conversations about how […]

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The Community Garden at St. Timothy’s, Brookings

This post is written and offered by Deacon Linda Lee and the community at St. Timothy’s Church in Brookings. From AFM paper on Rogation Day liturgy… At St. Timothy’s in Brookings, Oregon, we always have […]

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