A Word on Protest and Federal Policing

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A Word on Protest and Federal Policing

We Episcopalians stand in a creative tension with regard to civil authority. We are the inheritors of an established church tradition and so it is our longstanding custom to honor legitimate government. At the same time, we follow One who challenged the civil authority of his own day.

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In Support of Peaceful Protests and Continued Calls for Justice

We are all aware of the largely peaceful protests that have been going on in Portland these past months to call for changes in how we keep the peace in Portland and especially in how black and brown individuals are treated by law enforcement.

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A Few Words of Encouragement: April 22, 2020

A video message of thanks and encouragement from Bishop Michael.

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Church Finance Resources

Ideas and offerings from Bishop Michael and the Board of Trustees to assist during this time of dispersed community.

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COVID-19 March 19 Update

New guidelines and encouragement from Bishop Michael on continuing in community through the challenges of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 March 13 Update

Bishop Michael instructs churches in the diocese to discontinue public Sunday Services beginning March 22.

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COVID-19 March 12 Update

An update on COVID-19 from Bishop Michael for the churches of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon.

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COVID-19 March 9 Update

Updated instructions for churches on preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

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Community is Good

“Community is not about a perfect place filled with only the people we get along with best.” Read more from Bishop Michael’s reflection for Lent 2020.

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Bishop Michael’s Advent Message

Bishop Michael wishes you all a Blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas in his 2019 Advent video.

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