Local Resources

Our local resources are located in Seattle, Washington. If you have a ministry resource in your local area, please contact us and we will include it on our National resource page.

Please click on the topic you are interested in for resources. You will find sub-topics under each heading:

Church Ministries
Community Education

CHURCH MINISTRIES

General Resources
Dance/Movement
Fertility Struggles
Labyrinth Walks

GENERAL RESOURCES

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia Resource Center
Sue Tait, Resource Center Director
1551 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 325-4200 
Website is here

The Diocesan Resource Center allows you to check out books, DVDs, and other media to aid you in learning, preaching, and teaching about a variety of Embodied Faith topics. The following is a working list of the titles that pertain to Embodied Faith: Diocesan Resource Center Embodied Faith Resource List

If you have suggestions for other resources that should be added to the list, please contact us.

DANCE/MOVEMENT

Cathedral Yoga
St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th AVE E.
Seattle, WA 98102
info@saintmarks.org
Cathedral Office: 206.323.0300
From their website: Sunday evenings in the Cathedral Nave* from 6-7 p.m. In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension, and deepen spirituality.

Dance Church
Velocity Dance Center  /  1621 12th Avenue, Suite 100  /  Seattle, WA   98122

From their website: Dance Church is an all abilities movement class that offers a fun, nonexclusive approach to dancing. Designed for people of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and identities, Dance Church is a communal space for everyone who wants to move their body. No previous training is required, but open-mindedness is a prerequisite.

The Dancing Word – Embodying the Sacred in Liturgy and Life
Seattle, Washington
Sharing the Ministry of Movement through the artistry of Betsey Beckman. Resources for Embodied Prayer, Liturgical Dance and the Arts in Spiritual Direction. Betsey Beckman is located in the Seattle area. The Dancing Word also has a partnership with Abbey of the Arts, a global online monastery fostering contemplative and creative expression, nurtured and cared for by Christine Valters Paintner. You can access The Dancing Word’s YouTube channel here.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Seattle
Walk Around Greenlake (WAG)
First Fridays of the Month
From their website: We meet at 8:55 am at Greenlake Park on the path near the community center and walk counter-clockwise. Join us for the walk and/or coffee afterwards at Starbucks. Anyone is welcome!

FERTILITY STRUGGLES

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
206.522.7144
www.ststephens-seattle.org
Fertility Journey Support Group–RESOLVE Laurelhurst

3rd Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:30 pm
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall

This is a free, drop-in, peer-led fertility journey support group that is part of the national RESOLVE organization where people can share stories, resources, and support. The group is open to everyone affected by fertility struggles: individuals, couples, family, and friends.

LABYRINTH WALKS

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer
6210 NE 181st St
Kenmore, WA 98028

(425) 486-3777
Labyrinth Ministry to the Northshore Community

From their website: Church of the Redeemer offers free labyrinth walks to the community each third Tuesday of the month in the Parish Hall. It is open for walking from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Our walks are open to all people who seek a quiet path for encountering the Holy. We offer table-top labyrinths in several patterns for walking with a finger or with a stylus, including the Circle of Peace labyrinth. Many people prefer walking with their fingers.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Parenting
Sexuality

PARENTING

Birds + Bees + Kids: How to Talk to Kids About Sex

From their website: Are you ready for the sex talk?

If you rely on strangers and their peers to teach your kids about sexuality they lose out on learning from the person they most want and need to hear from – YOU! Worse yet, they don’t get the information you want them to have about your values and related topics like love and healthy relationships.

And when you know how to talk to your kids about sex, this can lead to talking about many other parts of their lives.

The birds and the bees can be tough to talk about, but with a little information, skills, some careful thought and planning, it’s possible to have comfortable and effective sex talks with your kids that don’t make either of you nuts!

These talks are key to raising safe, healthy, happy and well adjusted kids and I promise to help you all I can along the way.

SEXUALITY

Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center

517 E. Pike Street
Seattle, Washington 98122
206.860.6969
www.gaycity.org

From their website: Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center promotes wellness in LGBTQ communities by providing health services, connecting people to resources, fostering arts, and building community. Gay City is the leading provider of HIV and STI testing in King County.

The Gender Sensei

Seattle, Washington

If you or someone in your life needs accurate and compassionate, grace-filled resources for a person who identifies as transgender this is the website to explore.  Mac’s blog, podcast and resource page will give you a wealth of information.

Thank God for Sex

From their website: Seattle-based group that promotes healing sexual shame and religious shame: If you or someone in your life needs accurate, instructive and open resources for dealing with sexual shame or religious sexual shame, this is a great website to explore.  This site was modeled after the IT GETS BETTER PROJECT and has videos posted from people who were negatively affected by conservative religion but who later went on to find ways to heal their shame and for many, heal their faith as well.  The site also has podcasts from community events on sexual shame, raising ‘shame free’ sexually healthy kids, adult sex ed, fertility loss and struggles, the purity movement, and other topics. There is also a blog and a large resource page for kids, youth, parents and adults.

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