Final Report from the Congregational Vitality Task Force

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Final Report from the Congregational Vitality Task Force

One of the four strategic directions in our Diocesan Mission Plan is Congregational Life. Resourcing congregations that they might become (or remain) vital and healthy is a key component of this strategic direction and is the basis for the work of the Congregational Vitality Task Force.

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The 2015 Youth Mission Trip to Navajoland

Plans are underway for up to 20 youth from the Diocese of Oregon to go to Arizona to engage in mission & ministry with the people of the Navajo Nation

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Communicating Closures and Emergency Information to Parishes

Diocesan Disaster Preparedness Program provides guidelines that can assist parishes in notify congregants of emergencies, especially church closures.

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Diocesan Convention Honorees for 2014

Three persons were honored at the 2014 Diocesan Convention banquet for their extraordinary service to their communities, the diocese, and the Kingdom of God.

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2014 Diocesan Convention Report

The theme of this year’s Diocesan Convention, which met in Salem Nov. 13-15, was “A New Spirit.” Convention was a mixture of education and inspiration around this theme, plus business and celebration of mission and ministry throughout the diocese.

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St. Alban, Tillamook featured in Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices – Vestry Papers

Pooling Resources By Nancy Davidge based on conversations with Jerry Jefferies and Carolynne Fairweather, part of the Vestry Papers issue on Leading Change – July 2014 Tillamook, Oregon has many similarities to other small cities […]

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What is an Interim Rector?

Posted by Jaime Sanders, Interim Rector of St. Aidan, Portland An interim rector is a priest who walks with a parish in a time of transition. When a long-time rector leaves a congregation, there is […]

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Missioner for Camp Ministry Available to Visit & Preach at Your Church

The Rev. Carol Sedlacek is looking for opportunities to visit congregations all around the diocese to share the good news of camping and outdoor ministries

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Bishop Hanley speaks at anti death penalty event

Bishop Michael Hanley, along with representatives of several other church groups, spoke at an October 16 ecumenical faith community rally and banquet at the First United Methodist Church. Bishop Michael J. Hanley from Allen Taylor on […]

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