The Bishop’s Guild was founded in 1929 by Angela Ware Cross, wife of Bishop Edward M. Cross to serve a source of friendship, support, and financial aid to the Bishop. Initially, the Bishop’s Guild divided its financial support between the Cathedral Building Fund and a Discretionary Fund from which the Bishop could draw according to its priorities. Today, from our two annual fundraisers, the Spring Fling and the Holiday Faire, we support the Bishop’s Scholarship and Discretionary Fund and contribute to the Bishop’s Portrait and Vestment Fund. The Bishop’s Guild hosts receptions for Ordinations that are held at the Cathedral. Luncheon meetings are held at noon once a month on the second Friday of the month from September to May.
Contact: Gloria Lund email@example.com
From the moment you step off the boat at Camp Cross as a camper, visitor, volunteer or even as a member of the staff, you will be immersed in an environment that is unlike any other. Deepen your connections with nature and friends, and be immersed in life-affirming values. Our programs provide an exceptional experience designed to foster an individual’s growth in leadership and service while building lifelong relationships with others.
Cursillo helps those in the Church understand their individual callings go be Christian leaders. This leadership may be exercised in work situations, in the family and social life, in leisure activities, and within the Church. Cursillo provides basic training for leadership in mission, and helps to renew Christian commitment. For more information about Episcopal Cursillo in this diocese, visit http://inlandnwcursillo.org/
Daughters of the King
The Daughters of the King is an order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it, or churches in the Historic Episcopate but not in communion with it. Today our membership includes women in the Anglican, Episcopal, Lutheran (ECLA) and Roman Catholic churches.
The Order was founded in 1885 by Margaret J. Franklin at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in New York City. Our Anglican tradition includes episcopal oversight, Holy Scripture containing all things necessary for salvation, recognition of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, the real presence of our Lord in the Holy Eucharist and worship according to The Book of Common Prayer.
Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and our straight allies. Since 1974 Integrity has been the leading grassroots voice for the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the Episcopal Church USA and our equal access to its rites and sacraments. Integrity-Spokane has been available to LGBT Episcopalians in the Diocese of Spokane since 1985. Integrity meets with the Catholic LGBT Group “Dignity” at noon on the second Saturday of each month at Spokane’s Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Contact: The Rev. Vern McGee, 509-325-4552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Justice and Outreach Ministry
Social Justice and Outreach Ministries is attentive to a variety of social ministries throughout the diocese and beyond. SJOM makes matching grants to congregations for work in hunger relief, poverty concerns and other work in their communities.
Contact: The Rev. David Hacker email@example.com
Spiritus is a center for spirituality that is jointly sponsored by the Diocese of Spokane and St. John’s Cathedral that offers programming in Spokane and around the Diocese. Our Vision: To be a resource for life-changing journeys of faith for people of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane. We welcome all who are seeking to explore issues in faith and practice.
Contact: the Rev. Canon Kristi Philip firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Ministry
Women in Ministry, (Episcopal Church Women) is designed to cultivate, nurture and network the ministries and relationships of women throughout the Diocese of Spokane. Across the Episcopal Church women step up and into lay ministries roles as well as ordained ministry. Women of all ages share their stories, hopes and dreams in an effort to build the church and live into the teachings of Christ. Opportunities to gather, learn, teach and grow while we discern “what’s next” and how that may be achieved. Women of all ages are invited to join in our activities from annual pre-convention luncheon, to Bad Girls of the Bible weekends in Wallace, to your church women’s luncheons, let us share your good works. Visit the ECW national website at ECWNational.org.
Youth Ministries in the Diocese of Spokane is a ministry that focuses on all youth in grades 6-12. Youth events are held throughout the year in which youth from all areas in the diocese can come together for community, prayer, spiritual growth, service and fun. The diocesan youth events provide opportunities for youth to gather with friends they have made attending Camp Cross and other Diocesan youth events. During these events the youth are given opportunities to participate in worship services by writing prayers, presenting homilies and providing music. Every event incorporates games, theological reflection and time to be with friends as well as make new ones
Contact: Colin Haffner email@example.com
Visit: Spokane Diocesan Youth Page www.spokanediocese.org/youth