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Snow and the World

Snow does something very important to the world: it reminds us that nothing is really “mundane.” When it snows, everything is different.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Stephen’s, Portland

In a time when our church is struggling with its identity, St. Stephen’s demonstrates that the Good News of Jesus never goes out of style. God’s love is welcome for everyone and anyone in any place and at any time.

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All Are Welcome, But…

We live in troubling times, and it is prudent to be cautious with strangers, but it is also our mandate to love and embrace all God’s people.

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Beginning in Prayer

Bishop Michael Hanley invites all people to prayer as we continue our journey of visioning for the future of the Diocese of Oregon.

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Pastoral Letter: In Support Of Healing and Justice

As your bishop, I wholeheartedly support the efforts to bring healing and justice to everyone affected by abuse.

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Title IV Statute of Limitations Suspended

As a result of General Convention Resolution D034, the time limit on initiating proceedings in cases of clergy sexual misconduct against adults is lifted for three years.

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January 2019 Disaster Preparedness Checklist: Alerts and Warnings

Exploring our options for timely, relevant, and accurate warning systems related to a variety of natural disasters.

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Congregation Close-up: St. Thomas, Eugene

“Give thanks and praise to our Lord and share His love.” The people of St. Thomas seek to live this out day-in and day-out, as individuals and as a parish.

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Cursillo: April 2019

Cursillo (pronounced “cur see’ yo”) is a movement within the Episcopal Church to help people understand their individual callings to be Christian leaders.

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Congregation Close-up: Christ the King, Stayton

At first blush, one might think that Christ the King in Stayton, Oregon has little going for it. Some of our peculiarities are that we lack a building, do not seek formal pledges, our entire congregation can be counted on two hands, and we are too small to even be like other “small” churches.

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