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Events

5/4-6: Preaching Pastors' Retreat @ Zephyr Point
May
4
May 6

5/4-6: Preaching Pastors' Retreat @ Zephyr Point

  • Zephyr Point

Session 1 – Featured Presenter: Dr. James Forbes

Dr. James Forbes

Dr. James Forbes

Preaching Justice in the Power of the Spirit

In Luke 4 Jesus said,

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Dr. Forbes will explore this theme of Preaching Justice in the Power of the Spirit by looking at Jesus, Elijah and Ezekiel as the prototypes for the prophetic word in our world today. Dr. Forbes will look at the two themes of Preaching Justice and Preaching in the Power of the Spirit and how we can bring about a real impact in our churches and communities through the preached word of compassion peace and justice.

Additionally, there will be a Preaching Clinic where we will have a Q&A time with Dr. Forbes to address any preaching concerns that ministers may have. As he jokingly says, he will help “scratch where we itch” so that he can make sure that he is addressing our contextual preaching concerns. We will close our time together by looking at the spiritual renewal of the preacher and the impact that can have on our congregations, community, and world. Come join us for a powerful conference that will be sure to strengthen and refresh your preaching and spirit.

James is a phenomenal preacher and teacher. He is the Senior Minister Emeritus of Riverside Church in New York City. He has taught preaching at Union Theological Seminary and Auburn Theological Seminary in New York.

Sponsored by the Pastoral Support Committee – Sacramento Presbytery

With the grant that the Sacramento Presbytery was awarded, the cost is only $50 for all PC(USA) Ministers of the Word and Sacrament in the western five Synods. Invite your friends!

5/15-16: Clergy Spouses Retreat
May
15
5:00 pm17:00

5/15-16: Clergy Spouses Retreat

  • Sunnyside United Methodist Church

All Clergy Spouses of all denominations and churches urban, rural, large, and small are invited to be in Retreat on May 15 & 16, 2015, to celebrate together the opportunities and challenges of being a clergy spouse.

We will gather for dinner on Friday evening May 15, 2015 at Sunnyside, Washington United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave at 5:00 p.m. and spend the evening visiting, worshipping, resting, and breaking bread together before retiring to our respective rooms at a nearby motel.

On Saturday, May 16 following breakfast at the Grapevine Inn, we will return to the church at 9:00 a.m. where Earl & Sandy Rice will facilitate discussions addressing the particular unique joys & challenges of being married to a pastor.

Earl Rice is a United Methodist Pastor; Sandy Rice is a Licensed Spiritual Director. Both Sandy & Earl are talented musicians. In addition, should any of our participants like some one-on-one time with either Earl or Sandy, they are available to you on Sunday morning May 17th.

While this Clergy Spouse Retreat is designed for men or women who are married to Clergy, Clergy themselves may attend should that be beneficial to their spouses.

This Retreat is sponsored by RMR – Rural Ministry Resources, an ecumenical organization serving churches in the Pacific Northwest of all denominations.

To register or for more information, please contact:                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cynthia Wuts                 cindy@wutsfamily.com               509) 796-4504                                                        or                                                                                                                                                            Kathy Lee Kramer     kramerrmrelmore@frontier.com     509) 284-6107    

Read more.                                                                               

5/16: PresbyFest @ UPC
May
16
8:30 am08:30

5/16: PresbyFest @ UPC

  • University Presbyterian Church

Register now for PresbyFest 2015! Featuring Mike Breen.

  • Keynote address: Missional communities have become one of the most important ways in which God is working in his church today. In this engaging presentation we will discover the 'Whats and Whys' of Missional community's in today's church. 
  • Oikoinia Workshop: Oikos maybe a brand of Greek yogurt but it's also the word most commonly used for the way in which the church gathered in the New Testament. In this fascinating workshop we will discover what it means for us today as we seek to build families that reflect God's purposes in the world.  
  • Special offering from Samaritan Counseling
  • Church planting/new initiatives
  • Exploring visual, musical, and literary art in faith
  • Plus more workshops! All free for SeaPres members. 
  • Event includes lunch (must RSVP by Monday, May 11).

Many thanks to our host church, University Presbyterian Church

Mike Breen:

Mike Breen has been a leading innovator of church and discipling movements throughout Europe and the United States for more than 25 years. He led a church re-plant in inner city London and in Sheffield, grew a church to the largest in England; all through pioneering the vehicles now known as Missional Communities and Huddles. In the late 2000's, they led a team that began a church planting movement in Europe; planting more than 1400 churches in 4 years.

Mike and Sally live in South Carolina, where they founded 3DM, a movement/organization which has now spread to 5 continents, training thousands of leaders and churches in how to move to a discipling  culture and missional mindset.

Today Mike and Sally continue to invest in leaders of movements around the world, Writing and speaking on a variety of subjects.

Mike has authored numerous best selling books, most notably Building a Discipling Culture and Family on Mission. 

You can follow Mike's at :

www.3dmovements.com/mikebreen/

www.facebook.com/mike.breen.14

twitter: mike_breen

5/31: Aaron Willett Ordination
May
31
4:00 pm16:00

5/31: Aaron Willett Ordination

  • Southminster PC
And after they had appointed elders for them in each church, with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe.
— Acts 14:23 (NRSV)

Please join Seattle Presbytery in a service of worship for the ordination of Aaron Willett, who has received a call at Southminster Presbyterian Church. 

Sunday, May 31 at 4:00 PM

Southminster Presbyterian Church

7/20-24: Whitworth Institute of Ministry
Jul
20
Jul 24

7/20-24: Whitworth Institute of Ministry

Whitworth Institute of Ministry 40th Anniversary: July 20-24, 2015

"Pursuing the Common Good: Engaging Culture with the Gospel"

The Whitworth Institute of Ministry (WIM) is an annual conference hosted on the university’s beautiful campus. WIM is designed to provide spiritual renewal for those involved in ministry leadership, as well as their entire family. Special programs designed to support spouses, youth, and children run throughout the week, concurrent with plenary sessions (morning Bible Study and Convocation, afternoon seminars, and evening worship). WIM has been known for the combination of great bible teaching, dynamic preaching, vibrant worship, and time for personal renewal. Many ministry cohort groups find WIM to be an opportunity to gather with friends and families for a week of fellowship and retreat.

WIM will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year on July 20-24, 2015. For more information about our program and speakers, go online.

Summer 2015 Speakers

Bible Hour Walter Brueggemann

Bible Hour

Walter Brueggemann

Convocation Andy Crouch

Convocation

Andy Crouch

Evening Worship Anne Zaki

Evening Worship

Anne Zaki


7/30-8/1: Big Tent 2015
Jul
30
Aug 1

7/30-8/1: Big Tent 2015

  • University of Tennessee

BIG TENT 2015
JULY 30 – AUGUST 1, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CAMPUS
KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

10/26-29: Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising
Oct
26
Oct 29

10/26-29: Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising

  • Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising (ECRF) is a four-day intensive program with a practical application project, offered specifically for leaders in churches, nonprofits, and religious social service organizations. The Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising program provides the research, tools, and training to meet the growing needs of religious leaders to inspire and transform philanthropic giving within their congregation and community.


5/3: Daniel Triller Ordination
May
3
4:00 pm16:00

5/3: Daniel Triller Ordination

  • Bellevue PC
And after they had appointed elders for them in each church, with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe.
— Acts 14:23 (NRSV)

Please join Seattle Presbytery in a service of worship for the ordination of Daniel Triller, who has received a call at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 PM

Bellevue Presbyterian Church

3/24: Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make Webinar
Mar
24
11:00 am11:00

3/24: Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make Webinar

Top 10 Financial Mistakes Churches Make (and How to Fix Them)

A 90-minute webinar on Tuesday March 24 at (11 a.m. PT) 

featuring Eric Heinekamp

Church finances are unique and challenging - and yet are often managed by volunteers and staff with little training.

But there is hope! In this webinar we will look at real financial challenges facing our congregations and simple, practical ways to improve money management so your congregation can focus on their mission.

Participants will:

  • Hear common mistakes church volunteers and staff make related to money;
  • Learn practical tips, tactics and tools to reduce operating costs and increase income;
  • Discover useful resources to help churches be better at financial planning, spending, taxes, audits and stewardship.

Presenter ERIC HEINEKAMP is director of business affairs for the Presbytery of Chicago. He is responsible for the finance, accounting and real estate of the presbytery and meets frequently with churches in the presbytery to consult on these topics. 

Click here to learn more, register for the live event or on-demand replay ($29.95), or pre-order a DVD ($43.95).

3/14: Renewal Ministries Lenten Prayer Retreat
Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

3/14: Renewal Ministries Lenten Prayer Retreat

  • North Creek PC

During the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, Christians draw closer to God through prayer and repentance. Lent is a time to re-establish the harmony with God that was broken by sin; a time to put off the old and put on the new (2 Corinthians 5). It is a time for a deeper conversion of our hearts. A time to overcome in ourselves what is of the flesh so the life of Christ may prevail in us. Lent is a time to recognize that we cannot do this for ourselves. We are utterly dependent on the rescuing love of Christ.

3/10-12: Bread & Wine - A Lenten Journey
Mar
10
Mar 12

3/10-12: Bread & Wine - A Lenten Journey

This reflective yet experiential journey includes sessions on the art of making bread, a trip and travel component to local wineries to taste and discover wine making, as well as morning and evening devotions around Lenten themes. Devotional times will include community devotional practices as well as opportunities to engage in self-directed spiritual disciplines on your own.

3/8: Poverty Simulation Workshop
Mar
8
4:00 pm16:00

3/8: Poverty Simulation Workshop

  • Newport PC

Could you survive a month in poverty? Participate in a poverty simulation:

  • Role play a month in the lives of low-income families
  • meet others who care about the issue, and
  • explore the impact of poverty on our community.
2/23: The Joy of Teaching Through Exposition of the Bible
Feb
23
8:30 pm20:30

2/23: The Joy of Teaching Through Exposition of the Bible

  • Seattle Pacific University (Upper Gwinn Commons)

Earl Palmer Ministries presents: 

Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Location: Upper Gwinn Commons, Seattle Pacific University, 3307 3rd Avenue West, Seattle, WA , Seattle, WA US 98119

Cost: $35.00

Attendance Limit: 200

Earl Palmer Ministries is pleased to present this seminar - a one day event/series of sessions for pastors and lay teachers to join together with a three fold purpose:

  • to hear the case/examine the importance/value of exposition; 
  • to learn the methods/steps of/for preparation of exposition in the worship/teaching setting: 
  • to learn ways to communicate and affirm the Gospel through exposition. 

What exactly does “Exposition of the Bible” mean? 

To understand the Bible we begin by first listening to the Biblical text. Then we move forward by asking simple questions that go from “What is the writer/speaker/narrator in the text saying?” to include “What do the words of the writer/speaker/narrator in the text/context mean?”  When the preacher/teacher shares this journey of understanding with the listeners we call this exposition. The goal of exposition is to present the text of the Bible in such a way that the listener- including the teacher/preacher- discovers for himself/herself a personal connection to the message of the text. 

The Resource Teacher for this event is Earl Palmer who will present the case for exposition and then teach through example in studies of separate New Testament texts.  In addition there will be a designated responder for each presentation who will offer a reflection after each of three sessions. Time will be arranged also for Q and A with the large group.

2/18: Ash Wednesday Selah Service
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

2/18: Ash Wednesday Selah Service

  • Calvin Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 PM

Calvin Presbyterian Church, Shoreline

Facilitated by: Jeff Johnson

Cost: Free-will offering will be taken

The Selah Service offers the opportunity to pause and rest together in prayer, song, reflection and worship before God. Join us for this very special observance of Ash Wednesday, as we begin the Lenten Journey to Easter.

2/8: Rev. Lina Thompson Installation
Feb
8
4:00 pm16:00

2/8: Rev. Lina Thompson Installation

  • Lake Burien PC

Join Lake Burien Presbyterian Church as the Presbytery of Seattle officially installs Rev. Lina Thompson as Lake Burien's pastor on Sunday, February 8 at 4:00 PM. 

2/6-8: Earl Palmer Weekend
Feb
6
Feb 8

2/6-8: Earl Palmer Weekend

  • Sammamish PC

Sammamish PC will welcome Rev. Earl Palmer the weekend of February 6-8 as he teaches on the topic, "In Faithful Hands - A New Look At The Book Of Revelation."  

1/9-11: Meekhof Lecture
Jan
9
Jan 11

1/9-11: Meekhof Lecture

  • Newport PC

Meekhof Memorial Lecture

January 9-11, 2015

"New Possibilities for Interfaith Relations: Countering Fear and Cultivating Envy"

1/6: The Gospel of Matthew @ SPU
Jan
6
6:00 pm18:00

1/6: The Gospel of Matthew @ SPU

  • Seattle Pacific University

The Gospel of Matthew is the start of our New Testament, giving readers the first glimpse into the life and ministry of Jesus.

Local church leaders, alumni, Lectio readers:

Spend an evening exploring this important text with SPU Associate Professor of New Testament Studies David Nienhuis

12/18: 1914 Christmas Truce 100th Anniversary Commemoration
Dec
18
7:00 pm19:00

12/18: 1914 Christmas Truce 100th Anniversary Commemoration

  • University Temple United Methodist Church

Celebrate Christmas differently this year by remembering the 100th anniversary of the incredible 1914 Christmas Truce. Hear stories and songs from the time, see images from the truce, and share the hope of peace. An interfaith and nonsectarian event. 

12/17: John McCutcheon in Concert
Dec
17
7:00 pm19:00

12/17: John McCutcheon in Concert

  • Seattle First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, Seattle. Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets here.

A concert with singer/songwriter John McCutcheon, benefitting the peace and justice work of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

12/15: Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice
Dec
15
7:00 pm19:00

12/15: Seattle Evangelicals for Racial Justice

  • SPU at First Free Methodist Church

We invite you to come together for the cause of racial justice. We believe we are at a crucial moment when the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided. Therefore we gather as Christians from all racial backgrounds, united by the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other. The evening will be an opportunity to hear how all Christians can make a difference and do so in partnership with each other.