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.
Office of the Bishop
The Office of Bishop oversees the pastoral, administrative, and programmatic oversight for the diocese. This office coordinates all schedules for the Bishop including Sunday and weekly visitations. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.
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
Policy for alcohol and alcoholic beverages at church functions
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
Form to be filled out by health care provider for proof of childhood immunizations
Best practices for conducting a Virtual Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions
Bishop's January 18, 2013 pastoral letter on same sex blessings
The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.
Bishop Rickel's 10 Rules for Respect.
A checklist of items necessary for a successful Visitation by the Bishop.
Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.
A newsletter for border and immigration resources.
In addition, the following two Facebook groups offer other ways to connect:
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
Compensation and Benefits Manual for Parochial Clergy
The slide deck for the Clergy Wellness for Lay Leaders: Caring for Your Clergy During Covid Times.
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.
Policy for accepting congregational gifts
A sample for a mission and vision statement.