Seattle population continues to grow
The Diocese of Olympia has announced that it is closing St. George Episcopal Church, located in Seattle, Washington (Lake City). They held a final worship service on May 15, 2011. Over 200 people, present and past members, clergy and friends celebrated the ministry that was St. George's. The leadership of the congregation has been working with the Canon to the Ordinary over the past several months to resolve issues of funding and administration. After a valiant effort, it became apparent that the people of St. George could not continue into the future the same way as they had over the past several years, said a news announcement from the diocese.
In conversations held between the leadership of St. George and the Canon to the Ordinary, it was evident that the concern and hope of the people of St. George was that their legacy of providing ministry to those around them would continue. It is hoped that St. George will become a ministry center for their community. In the short term, it means that the present ministries to the preschool, the feeding program and the support groups will continue.
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