Spend a day exploring these key texts with SPU Professor of Old Testament Dr. Frank Spina. We’ll discuss the nature of creation; God’s engaging of the created order; the nature and role of humanity; the themes of sin, judgment, and grace; the election of the ancestors; the rescuing of God’s people; and the eventful trek through the wilderness.
The Oso Relief Committee of the Northwest Coast Presbytery is planning to hold two one-day retreats entitled Caring for the Caregiver on September 4 and 6 at Camp Brotherhood near Mt. Vernon. Each retreat will offer the same program, designed to help volunteers and various responders deal with the emotional after-effects of the Hwy 530/Oso Slide. The facilitators will be a national team from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, all trained counselors with experience in disaster response and the emotional impact it can have on volunteers and workers later.
Join other parents, pastors, and youth ministry staff as we explore what it means to take seriously the spiritual formation of children and adolescents. Chap Clark, Fuller Professor of Youth, Family, and Culture will provide training and tools to help us understand the adolescent experience and more more faithfully journey with children and youth as they become followers of Jesus.
Newport Presbyterian Church to Host Community Wide Event
Documentary screening and discussion on gun violence
Seattle, like many communities across the nation, has been impacted by gun violence. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has produced a documentary titled “Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” that examines the ripple effect one shooting has on a survivor, a family, a community and a society. It is told from the perspective of those who have been directly impacted and those who are called daily to respond to this ongoing tragedy.
2 days of exploration and collaboration
30 academic, cultural and church leaders
100s of conversations on Christianity in Cascadia
1,000s of possibilities
What is “Faith Forming Faith” and why should I want it for my church? Every healthy congregation wants to share its greatest treasure: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Faith Forming Faith is a lay-led process of shaping disciples of Christ and nurturing people – especially those new to the church - in a life-long journey of faith through small group study, table fellowship, and mentoring.
You are invited to Weaving Our Strengths, a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good.
What bright hope we have!
The brightness of the living God shimmers when we experience the ministry of the Holy Spirit. It is a privilege that we witness regularly: life-changing transformation reflected in the countenance of individuals, congregations, pastors and church leaders who radiate with hope and encouragement as they encounter God. Your support enables nothing short of the in-breaking of God’s Kingdom as people are equipped to discern, tap into and receive the empowering presence and work of the Spirit - bringing hope, comfort, strength, perspective, direction and empowerment to individuals and whole communities of faith.
Wright Lecture Series at Menucha. Practical Approaches to Emerging Ministries: Creating, Growing and Sustaining New Possibilities.
This two-day training, offered by InFaith Community Foundation and facilitated by FaithTrust Institute, is designed to help Christian pastors and lay leaders understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, the church and the community. It also equips churches to develop protocols to protect victims, prevent future harm, and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers. Location will be in the Seattle area (SeaTac), details TBA.
A retreat sponsored by Tall Timber Ranch and the Youth Leader Committee of Northwest Coast Presbytery. Sponsorship provided by Central Washington, Seattle, and Northwest Coast Presbyteries.
Finding God in the Pain and Messiness of Life
Dr. Rod J. K. Wilson
President and Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
Saturday, November 1 - 9AM to 3PM
North Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek
$45 early-bird | $65 after 10/1