Ministry Partners for the 111th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia.

American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Thirty years ago, at the time of the first Intifada, Episcopal leaders saw the need for a safe, secure channel to offer support to the humanitarian institutions owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem. American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) was born. A nonpolitical, nonsectarian 501(c)(3) organization, AFEDJ is dedicated to raising financial support for schools, hospitals, and centers for children with disabilities in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon. These institutions serve everyone, irrespective of their religion, ethnicity or ability to pay. They build hope for all in the Holy Land. The Christian values of equity, justice, and respect for the dignity of all are at the heart of our efforts.

In addition to raising financial support for Diocese of Jerusalem institutions, AFEDJ works to build awareness of the humanitarian needs faced by Palestinians and other vulnerable and displaced people in East Jerusalem, Gaza, the West Bank, Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon.

Our partnership with the Diocese of Jerusalem’s bishop, the Most Rev. Hosam Naoum, members of diocesan staff, and leaders at humanitarian institutions across four countries remains strong as we deepen relationships and reach more committed, generous, compassionate supporters across the United States.

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Archives

The Archives is the official repository for records created by and about the Diocese of Olympia. Its mission is to identify, collect and preserve records of enduring value to the diocese and to serve its informational and records management needs.

The Archives serves the broader mission of the diocese by using its resources to support the ministry and community life of diocesan congregations, ministries, and institutions. It does this by providing reference and research services, offering information regarding the collection and preservation of records, and by supplying records management assistance.

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Camp Huston

Camp Huston is a part of the missionary outreach program of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia and our summer camp program is accredited by the American Camp Association. Our conference center facilities are available to rent for religious, non-profit, and educational groups for conferences, retreats, and events. Camp Huston runs our own programs year round, including summer camp, family camp and craft retreats.

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Episcopal Relief & Development

For more info on Episcopal Relief & Development and how your contributions are helping two million people worldwide, please go to the website below.

To find out how you and your church can join in on the 1000 Days of Love Campaign, please visit the link below.

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Faith Action Network (FAN)

Faith Action Network is a multi-faith, non-profit organization though which thousands of people and over 161 faith communities across Washington State partner for the common good. Together, we are powerful voices of the faith and conscience advocating for a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Bring your passion for justice and join us on this journey!

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Mission to Seafarers - Seattle Seafarers Center

The Mission to Seafarers – Seattle Seafarers’ Center (Center) provides a vital role caring for the wellbeing of seafarers who visit the major ports of the inland waters of Puget Sound. The Center’s mission is to welcome and care for seafarers. Hospitality, collaboration, and mutuality are at the heart of our ministry. We live into those core values by providing pastoral care to and being present with seafarers and those who support them like members of the Port community. Our care happens in a variety of ways including ship visiting, transporting seafarers (when shore leave is allowed), providing access to COVID vaccines, connecting seafarers with their families through basic communication services, and providing limited personal shopping for basic necessities.

The Center also encourages broader community participation and recognition of seafarers through participation in special events such as the annual holiday ditty bag program. In addition, the Center fosters leadership and vocational development through its internship program.

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Diocesan Resource Center Library

Books and DVDs, on topics of diocesan and congregational interest and focus and to support congregational programming. Online suggestions for researching topics may also be available. The collection includes Education for Ministry (EfM) materials, and the Earth Ministry collection. Almost all materials circulate and the Resource Center often travels to diocesan and congregational events to highlight and circulate material. The part-time librarian is available in the building four days a week, and the catalog is available online.

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Saint Mark's Cathedral Visual Arts Ministry

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle

St. Andrew's House

The mission of St. Andrew’s House is to provide retreats for individual & group reflection and community-building in communion with God and Creation.

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Youth Ministry

Serving youth grades 6-12. An open-minded and inquisitive community, come to a retreat in the spring or fall, meet up monthly for Holy Hikes, and attend one of the best summer camps around: Camp Huston! Online programs include weekly check-ins, worship & bible study, movie night, and more in the pipeline. Time is typically split between faith practice, engaging with environmental and social justice issues, learning more about self-care and mental health, and gaining skills in leadership and group development. Join us for an upcoming Youth Night (every Sunday at 7:00pm) and find out if we’re a good fit for you.