This is the document for liturgical resources for marriage that was presented to the 79th General Convention in 2018. It includes liturgies, guidelines, and recommendations for use in same-sex wedding ceremonies. The link for this is HERE.
Here are the basic steps for approval if you wish to officiate at a wedding in the Diocese of Olympia and are not licensed or canonically resident.
Requests should be made at least 60 days prior to the proposed wedding date.
Petition guidelines for remarriage
Annual report for accounting of diaconal/priestly activity during a calendar year
Report for retired and non parochial clergy listing services that have officiating at during the year
Bishop's January 18, 2013 pastoral letter on same sex blessings
The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.
A checklist of items necessary for a successful Visitation by the Bishop.
Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.
Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling
Checklist for clergy with regards to appropriate use of church property
Policy on clergy discretionary accounts
Clergy Handbook for the Diocese
An orientation guide for clergy in the Diocese of Olympia, with links to resources.
Report on the results of the clergy wellness survey for 2020
Suggestions for topics in a letter to the Bishop from Confirmands prior to the Bishop's Visitation.
Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.
A sample for a mission and vision statement.
Worksheet for discerning a congregations God-given Core Passions
Covid-19 Vaccination Policies adopted by Diocesan Council, June 24, 2021
The role of the deacon in the Eucharist and various other special liturgies
Policies for those working with children or youth
Policy on Same Sex Blessings in the Diocese of Olympia
This is the draft schedule for the Clergy Retreat May 2nd -May 5th.
Schedule is subject to change.
A short summary of the duties and responsibilities for a senior and junior warden of a chuch. The information is from the Vestry Resource Guide, revised by Nancy Davidge, editor, and Susan Elliott, writer —A Project of The Episcopal Church Foundation (www.episcopalfoundation.org)