2017 Diocese of Olympia Convention

The 2017 annual convention was held October 27-28 at the Hilton Vancouver, Washington. The Reverend John Forman and delegates of the St. Elizabeth parish were in attendance.

Parishioner Tony Hettler at convention
Convention 2017

The Diocese of Olympia Convention meets annually to conduct the business of the diocese. It elects to diocesan offices; ratifies a budget; sets assessment levels; admits congregations as missions or parishes; votes on resolutions; elects a General Convention deputation; and hears the bishop’s annual address. Clergy and elected delegates from congregations attend.

Bishop Rickel’s convention address >>

St. Elizabeth, Burien, Welcomes Neighborhood House

Children at Neighborhood House
Big smiles light the faces of Neighborhood House children

Since 1906, Neighborhood House has been serving diverse communities in Seattle and King County. Partnering with individuals and families, Neighborhood House works to build community and achieve their goals for health, education and self-sufficiency through culturally and linguistically relevant services. Their two newly renovated classrooms at St. Elizabeth offer full day, center-based care to 16 low-income toddlers as part of the responsive environment for diverse and multilingual families and build family partnerships through parent engagement in the program planning. To learn more about their work, visit

Neighborhood House has invited St. Elizabeth to come and see the new spaces they have created for little ones on August 20th after church. Please come and help us welcome them to the building!

We are an open-hearted, openminded community where people find healing, friendship, acceptance, and opportunities to discover and give their gifts to the world.