Policy for accepting congregational gifts
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.
A sample for a mission and vision statement.
Worksheet for discerning a congregations God-given Core Passions
The role of the deacon in the Eucharist and various other special liturgies
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer included here is structured to include all congregations, clergy and staff, the ministries and committees of the Diocese of Olympia. It is updated annually.
A PDF of the Cycle of Prayer for 2021 is linked at the bottom of this page.
December 2020 (Mount Baker)
12/6/20 – Second Sunday of Advent
- St. Paul, Mount Vernon
- La Iglesia Episcopal de la Resurrección, Mount Vernon
12/13/20 – Third Sunday of Advent
Suggested Diocesan Pastoral Care Polices and Procedures Guidelines
Policies for those working with children or youth
Diocesan Staff including contact information and areas of responsibility
The following are guidelines regarding the carrying of concealed firearms by members of the public and the congregation on Church property.
The following are guidelines regarding the carrying of concealed firearms by staff and volunteers on Church property while an individual is acting as a volunteer or staff person for the Church.
Policy on Same Sex Blessings in the Diocese of Olympia
Slide deck from the webinar Regathering Considered: Legalities and Practicalities, dealing with the coronavirus and re-opening church buildings. Webinar held on June 10, 2020.
Slide Deck: PDF can be found at the bottom of this page.
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)
Application for Lay Eucharistic Minister
Renewal Application for Lay Eucharistic Minister
Application for Eucharistic Visitor
Diocesan policy on Eucharistic Visitors, also known as the Two by Two visitation policy.
Renewal Form for Eucharistic Visitor
Expectations for clergy who serve or wish to serve in the Diocese of Olympia
The process and procedures put into place on a complaint of sexual misconduct
Guidelines for Conducting a Virtual Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions
I Will Bless You, formerly known as A049 as passed at General Convention 2012
In February 2020 the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) adopted a Model DFMS (Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society) Vaccination Policy for Youth Events, and encouraged dioceses and Episcopal Institutions to adapt it locally. Our Diocesan Council established a task group to adapt this into a diocesan policy, which was approved at the July council meeting.
Ubuntu Bible study method