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Stories From The Diocese

The Rev. Chris Craun to join diocesan staff as new Missioner for Thriving Congregations

As a .PDF Dear Friends in Christ, I am delighted to share with you the news that the Rev. Christopher Craun will join the diocesan team as our new Missioner for Thriving Congregations. This new […]

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2022 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Important details and information about The Episcopal Church Medical Trust (Medical Trust) 2021 health benefit offerings and Annual Enrollment. Please share this information with all church employees.

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The Closing of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Stayton, Oregon

View as a PDF For over 30 years, the community of Christ the King on the Santiam served the community of Stayton, Oregon, and others in the Santiam Valley. In the late 1960s, a group […]

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Being the Hands and Heart of Christ in this World

This blog was written by Pamela Lyons-Nelson, Convenor of the Poverty and Homelessness Working Group. The Working Group has an upcoming online and silent auction called “Baskets of Plenty” coming this October to replace the […]

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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 a 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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