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The Christian Education and Life-Long Formation program group supports all the congregations in the diocese as a resource helping them develop education programs. We maintain resources, provide training and support for educators, and offer consultation. Our future plan is to coordinate with other program groups to provide our services in a timely manner. We maintain a complete library with videos, curriculum, and other pertinent materials.
Cursillo is a movement in the church that helps Christians deeply experience both the love of God and love of one another, in ways that empower them to share that love with the world. One estimate is that perhaps 1.5 million (including Bishop Michael Hanley) have attended a Cursillo weekend in the US and 8 to 10 Million worldwide, finding their faith nourished and expanded.
The ladies in The Daughters of the King, an international Order of Episcopal women and friends, joyously celebrated 125 years of prayer and service during 2010. There are six Chapters in the Oregon Diocese – at St. Andrew, Florence; St. Hilda, Monmouth; St. Luke, Grants Pass; St. Aidan, Gresham, Grace Memorial, Portland, and St. Andrew, Portland. In addition there are many Daughters at Large who serve in churches throughout the Oregon Assembly.
Education for Ministry (EfM) provides people with the education to carry out ministry. EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service.
The Diocese of Oregon Emergency Response Preparedness Program is designed to create and implement a plan to mitigate the effects of emergencies and disasters within the Diocese. This Program is an integral part of The Episcopal Relief & Development Program and was initiated by The Episcopal Church National Executive Council in 2005.
Episcopal Church Women of Oregon is affiliated with National Episcopal Church Women USA. This being the case, the Diocesan ECW Board of Oregon, when financially feasible, sends the following delegates to Province VIII meetings and triennial: president, vice-president, and UTO representative. Within the diocese the board sponsors an annual Spirituality Day for all women of the diocese. The board also hosts an annual meeting and luncheon during Diocesan Convention.
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) responds to human suffering around the world. ERD provides emergency assistance after disasters, rebuilds communities, and helps children and families climb out of poverty. ERD’s work around the world addresses the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals by focusing on food security, primary health care, and emergency relief and rebuilding. The Diocese of Oregon has a strong ERD chapter, which, over the past few years, has organized congregational and individual support for people left homeless and needy by the Southeast Asia tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and other natural and man-made disasters.
The Global Mission Committee’s mission is to encourage the congregations and people of the Diocese to engage with other parts of the Anglican Communion and other Christians around the world in the mission of Jesus Christ.
Rahab’s Sisters provides compassionate hospitality and a supportive presence to women marginalized by the sex industry, substance abuse, and homelessness. We welcome them without judgment, just as they are, no strings attached, no questions asked. Our mission is to respond to our sisters in a servant spirit and to improve their lives.
The United Thank Offering addresses compelling human need through grants to projects that alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally, within the Anglican provinces, diocese and companion dioceses. Approximately $2 million dollars in grants was distributed in 2009.
Founded in 1965, and named in honor of a former Archbishop of Canterbury, William Temple House has been serving working poor individuals and families through ministries of body, mind, and spirit by its three service divisions of emergency social services, mental health counseling and pastoral care. Volunteers, under professional supervision, provide all services at William Temple House.
William Temple House actively seeks to partner with Episcopal congregations to support ministries of outreach and social justice. Together, we draw our strength as described in the baptismal covenant: