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To answer the questions of “Where are we going?” and “Who can help us get there?” the search committee reached out to the diocese to ask these questions, as well as where we think we are right now. To do that, it conducted three in person focus groups, one each in the south, central and […]
Diocesan Convention We gather annually in late October or early November in Diocesan Convention to worship God, connect with each other, and conduct the business of the diocese, including elections, the budget, and resolutions. The bishop presides at Convention. This year’s convention will take place in Salem, beginning with workshops on the evening of October […]
We are seventy churches in Western Oregon that celebrate God’s unconditional love as we serve the world in Jesus’ name. (https://www.diocese-oregon.org/about/churches/). We are clustered along the two great north-south roads in Western Oregon discussed elsewhere in the profile: about one quarter of the churches are along 101 and the rest along or near I-5. The […]
The first Episcopal churches in the Oregon Territory were Trinity Parish, Portland, established in 1851 and followed one week later by St. Paul’s Parish in Oregon City. The Missionary District was established in 1854 and consisted of territory that is now the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho as well as the western half of […]