Episcopal Church

Organizations affiliated with, or ministries of, The Episcopal Church with local chapters or local representations in
the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon.

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH is a Christian denomination that includes 108 dioceses and three mission areas in 22 nations. The Episcopal Church in Western Oregon is a diocese of The Episcopal Church. It is a member province of the Anglican Communion. The Episcopal Church is called to three specific priorities: evangelism, reconciliation, and creation care.  Learn more at episcopalchurch.org

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH FOUNDATION (ECF) is an independent, lay-led, and inclusive organization that helps build, vitalize and transform Episcopal faith communities focusing on formation, finance, and resources. Programs and resources include Endowment Management, Vital Practices, a Fellowship program, the Diocesan Vitality Initiative, Planned Giving and much more. Learn more at ecf.org.

EPISCOPAL RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT (ERD) is an organization dedicated to supporting communities struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster, and disease. They collaborate with local partners and faith communities throughout the Anglican Communion to provide long-term development and disaster response programs to over 3 million people each year. Learn more at episcopalrelief.org.

UNITED THANK OFFERING (UTO) invites individuals to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude through giving offerings using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion. Learn more at unitedthankoffering.com. Contact our diocesan UTO representative by email

UNION OF BLACK EPISCOPALIANS (UBE) continues the tradition of more than 200 years of Black leadership in the Episcopal Church. . Organized in 1968 as the Union of Black Clergy and Laity, the union changed their name to the Union of Black Episcopalians in 1971. There are over 50 UBE chapters throughout the church, including one in the Pacific Northwest. UBE offers resources, scholarships, and a platform to highlight Black leadership in the church. Learn more at ube.org

CHURCH PERIODICAL CLUB (CPC) is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church, dedicated to the worldwide Ministry of the Written Word and the Promotion of Christian Mission. It was founded in 1888 and is dedicated to providing free literature and related materials, both religious and secular, through grants and funds. Learn more at churchperiodical.com.

THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW is a worldwide ministry of The Episcopal Church that seeks to accomplish their mission to bring men and youth to Christ through prayer, study, and service. There are over 350 chapters throughout the United States that oversee ministries and community service. The local chapter is based at St. Bede Episcopal Church in Forrest Grove. Learn more at brothersandrew.net

THE ORDER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING is a Christian community of women at every stage of life that adopt a Rule of Life and commit to a life of prayer, service, and evangelism. The Order has chapters throughout the world, including several chapters active in the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon. Learn more at doknational.org