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You are invited to take part in an interfaith Moment of Blessing to respond to the murders of Summer Scheibel, age 23 and Nicholas Olson, age 25 - both of Lacey who died by gunfire on November 17, 2018. The brief service will include readings, non-denominational prayers and an opportunity for those in attendance to speak if they wish. Kathy Baros Friedt of Interfaith Works will lead the service.

There's a code blue this week, given the cold weather. Click on the volunteer calendar below to see what you can do to help.

Volunteer Calendar

Interfaith connection is out...

November, December Interfaith Works Newsletter

Sidewalk's newsletter is out...

Walk The Walk - SideWalk's Monthly Newsletter

A response to Pope Francis' decision to halt US bishops from voting on sex abuse crisis reforms. Something to ponder...

Why Pope Francis was right to halt the US bishops

Community meeting tonight! Click the link for details, including the agenda and relevant notes.

Community Meeting Tonight, Contemplative Mass Saturday

A biting and timely editorial...

Open letter to the US Catholic bishops: It's over

Open places to pray on election day:

Great workshop this Friday and Saturday on the women of Luke, co-sponsored by HW. And don't forget: Contemplative Mass on Saturday is at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

A bold faced name of centering prayer and inspiration for many in the HW community, Thomas Keating is dead at 95.

Rev. Thomas Keating, Pioneer in Contemplative Movement, Dies at 95

Roman Catholic Women Priests mourn the victims of Saturday's horrific violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the victims and their families, both to those who lost their lives and were injured including members of the Jewish community and first responders. We commit ourselves to working for unity among all people of the United States. We, as a nation, are better than the divisive rhetoric filling our airwaves. As Christians, we have a moral obligation to care for all, especially the most threatened.

Roman Catholic Women Priests focuses on the renewal of the Catholic Church through the inclusion of the marginalized, by ordaining women to the priesthood. RCWP-USA condemns the divisive atmosphere created by the present administration, whereby entire races and faiths are labeled as enemies. We disagree with those who suggest that armed security for schools and houses of worship forms a solution.

We call on the leaders of our nation to end speech which divides Americans and enact laws which ban assault rifles and keep all firearms out of the hands of those who would threaten the innocent.

Temple Beth Hatfiloh

Kathleen reports that folks in the homeless encampments in Downtown Olympia are in need of first aid supplies,
bus passes, brooms and dustpans, blankets, tents, and basic hygiene supplies. She and others will return to visit the encampments next Thursday with supplies. If people want to donate items they should contact her about where to drop items off.

Sidewalk's newsletter is out...

Walk The Walk - SideWalk's Monthly Newsletter

Cancelled: Tonight's community meeting. The next meeting will be Nov. 15.