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Events

2/22-24: NEXT Church National Gathering
Feb
22
Feb 24

2/22-24: NEXT Church National Gathering

  • First PC Atlanta

Faith at the Crossroads

What’s at stake?

For you? For your congregation? For your community?

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Feb 22-24, 2016

This NEXT Church National Gathering—timed at the beginning of Lent—will engage questions that invite us into the transformative power of reconciliation and inspire us by the stories of those witnesses who go before us. We will hear stories of reconciliation from Allan Boesak, liberation theologian and advocate for social justice in apartheid South Africa. Atlanta native, Bob Lupton will share experience to prevent charity from becoming toxic. Andrew Foster Connors, Bishop Doug Miles, and Glenna Huber of BUILD (Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development) will witness to the importance of community organizing in creating social change and reconciliation.

We will worship together and be enriched in workshops, testimonies, IGNITE presentations, and relationship building. The questions framing our time together are:

  • How do we navigate the choices before us in faith-filled, Christ-honoring ways?
  • What’s at stake in the mission of the church today? Why does the church matter to the world?
  • What does it look like when the community of faith engages in reconciling work in a fractured city?
  • For what are we willing to give up the past and present form of the church we know and love? For what are we willing to sacrifice ourselves and lose our lives?
  • How do we practice the reconciling work about which we preach without giving in to partisanship or confines of ideology?
  • How do we give voice to places of sin, brokenness, and violence without becoming stuck and overcome by guilt, but able to move forward in hope and humility?

There are choices to be made in how we go forward as Christ’s church — as individual disciples, as congregations, as a denomination.

For more information, click here!

2/22-25: Transitional Ministry Workshops @ Menucha
Feb
22
8:00 am08:00

2/22-25: Transitional Ministry Workshops @ Menucha

TRANSITIONAL MINISTRY WORKSHOPS

February 22-25, 2016: Transitional Ministry Workshops with SeaPres Executive Scott Lumsden, Heidi Husted Armstrong and Tom Green. This includes the curriculum for interim ministry training, weeks 1 and 2, and more. Whether a pastor ever intends to serve as an interim or not, all churches experience transitions, so this workshop assists pastors in building skills to lead during those times.

Read More Describing the Training

Faculty Biographies

Content and Workshop Schedule

Cost to Attend

Is This “Real” Interim Training? and Other Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

PC(USA) Article on Interim/Transitional Ministry 


3/6: Newport PC Welcomes You to Worship!
Mar
6
8:45 am08:45

3/6: Newport PC Welcomes You to Worship!

  • Newport PC

On Sunday, March 6 at the 8:45 and 11:00 worship services, Newport Presbyterian Church will be led in worship by all five of its head of staff pastors:  Founding pastor, David Meekhof (1959-69), David Yeaworth (1970-81),  Dennis Hughes (1982-89), Gary Schwab (1991-2002) and Jim Patten (2004-2014).   The pastors will each share a few stories from their tenure at Newport and communion will be served.  All are welcome!

4/11-14: Festival of Preaching & Worship
Apr
11
Apr 14

4/11-14: Festival of Preaching & Worship

  • First Church (First United Methodist Church)

You are invited to the fourth FESTIVAL OF PREACHING AND WORSHIP held on April 11-15  at First United Methodist Church of Seattle.  The theme of the upcoming Festival is “Preaching and Worship for Justice.” This conference offers an opportunity to hear exceptional preachers from across the country, as well as a few from the Northwest.   

Additional opportunities to connect with others both informally and through workshops will be available. This conference is open to all people (ministry professionals and lay participants) and is designed to:

·  INSPIRE with excellent preaching

·  ENGAGE in creative worship

·  CONNECT through meaningful conversations

·  EQUIP for serving Christ in the world

Who is the conference for?  Anyone who enjoys great preaching, loves worship, and is interested in working toward justice.  No matter your role in your faith community, everyone participating in the festival will receive renewal in spirit, new ideas and resources for faithful living. The festival is a four day taste of soul-enriching experiences.

Early Bird registration runs through January 15, 2016, and we have a special ticket price for seminary students.  Check our website at  http://www.festivalofpreachingnw.org

We hope you can make it!

The Planning Team

·         Charlie and Ann Lewis, Snohomish Presbyterian

·         Cory Maclay, Plymouth Church, Seattle, UCC

·         Elise Hale-Case, Seattle School of Theology and Psychology

·         Elizabeth Blanton, First United Methodist Church of Seattle

·         Erv Roorda, Retired Pastor, PCUSA

·         Lyda Hawes, First United Methodist Church of Seattle and Congregational Leadership Northwest

·         Monica Myers Greenberg, Northwest Christian, Disciples of Christ, Seattle and Congregational Leadership Northwest

·         Sharon Moe, First United Methodist Church of Seattle

·         Victor Rodriguez, Marysville Free Methodist Church

Learn more.

5/2-4: Preaching Pastors' Conference @ Zephyr Point
May
2
May 4

5/2-4: Preaching Pastors' Conference @ Zephyr Point

  • Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center

SAVE THE DATE!

The Presbytery of Sacramento’s Pastoral Support Committee would like to invite you to a 3-day preaching conference at Lake Tahoe.

2016 speakers and other details TBA.

To Register Please call (775) 588-6759 ext 107 or email Program@zephyrpoint.org

Learn more.

10/3-5: Preaching Pastors' Conference @ Zephyr Point
Oct
3
Oct 5

10/3-5: Preaching Pastors' Conference @ Zephyr Point

  • Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center

SAVE THE DATE!

The Presbytery of Sacramento’s Pastoral Support Committee would like to invite you to a 3-day preaching conference at Lake Tahoe.

2016 speakers and other details TBA.

To Register Please call (775) 588-6759 ext 107 or email Program@zephyrpoint.org

Learn more.

11/16-18: Mid Council Financial Network Meeting
Nov
16
Nov 18

11/16-18: Mid Council Financial Network Meeting

Dates:  November 16-18, 2016 (Start with breakfast on Wednesday and end at noon Friday)

Location:                            Holiday Inn & Suites

                                           521 S. Gulfview Blvd.

                                           Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767

                                          (Group Room Rate $109 + tax)

Hotel Reservations:         Select the link below and enter requested dates and number of people: http://tinyurl.com/zscuu8n

                                            

If making reservations by phone, please call the hotel directly at (727) 447-6461.

Be sure to give the group code MCF.

This hotel is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with beach access only 400 steps away.  Countless dining, shopping, and entertainment venues all within walking distance.  Other nearby attractions include the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Florida Aquarium, Adventure Island, and Busch Gardens.

Registration brochures will be sent out in July.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Diane Dulaney at (888) 728-7228, extension 5542.


2/4: Interfaith Advocacy Day
Feb
4
9:00 am09:00

2/4: Interfaith Advocacy Day

  • The United Churches of Olympia

FAITH ACTION NETWORK’s Interfaith Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Olympia brings to our elected leaders the voice of compassion and justice. We partner for the common good with people of all faiths who stand up boldly to challenge the powerful. Your meeting with legislators and/or their staff on this day is the most important thing our faith advocates can do.

 

2/3: Pastors' Oasis Renewal for Pastors
Feb
3
8:00 am08:00

2/3: Pastors' Oasis Renewal for Pastors

When pastors embrace the significant link between being and doing, it influences their leadership in the church; the body of Christ is built up, and a skeptical world has a much better opportunity to be impacted for good and for God.
— Dr. Rod Wilson

A unique one-year experience designed exclusively to nourish pastors at the deepest levels of their souls.

Do you find Pastors’ conferences are good for absorbing information about the “how-to’s” of pastoral ministry, but not as helpful for feeding your soul for the long-haul of ministry?  Do you sense that so much of today’s resources for pastors focus mostly on what you do, yet ignore the reality that our ability to minister flows less out of what we do, but rather out of the foundation of who we are in Christ?

Pastors’ Oasis will:

  • create a sacred space for personal renewal and examination
  • help cultivate a deeper understanding of both God and self
  • invite you to journey with a small group of pastoral colleagues
  • help you flourish in holiness and health
  • foster a better understanding of the link between who you “are” and what you “do”
  • refine spiritual rhythms and practices that support ongoing growth and renewal

 PROGRAM DETAILS

Pastors’ Oasis takes place during three (3-day, 2-night) weekday retreats at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at The Palisades in Federal Way, Washington. You will enjoy your own private room and bath, take in sweeping views of the Puget Sound, have ample time to walk quietly along beautiful trails, and eat delicious food.

2016 Retreat Dates

February 3-5 (Wednesday Dinner through Friday Lunch)

June 7-9 (Tuesday Dinner through Thursday Lunch)

November 1-3 (Tuesday Dinner through Thursday Lunch)

Following each Retreat, participants will receive a personal and confidential one-hour Skype/phone interaction with a mentor of choice. 

REGISTRATION

$2,265 Cost includes all 3 facilitated retreats with private room at The Palisades; all meals & snacks; and 3 one-hour individual mentoring sessions. (Scholarships are available – please inquire.)

In order to preserve the unique benefits of a small-group atmosphere,space is limited to 16 participants. A non-refundable $250 deposit will hold your registration. Registration is due no later than January 20, 2016. Full payment by check or credit card will be due before the first gathering February 3, 2016.

To register, go to www.renewalminnw.org, email renewalministries@live.com or call 425-361-7953.

Learn more.

1/31-2/3: Pastors Unplugged @ Menucha
Jan
31
Feb 3

1/31-2/3: Pastors Unplugged @ Menucha

  • Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

PASTORS UNPLUGGED
January 31-February 3, 2016: Pastors Unplugged Retreat with Brett Webb-Mitchell, interim pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and author of School of the Pilgrim: An Alternative Path to Christian Growth. An annual event for pastors to get away, relax, connect with other pastors, and learn something. Newcomers are especially encouraged to attend.

Registration will open October 6, 2015, and close January 7, 2016

What does it mean to be a “follower of Jesus,” the Pilgrim God? Why were the earliest followers of Jesus called people of “the Way” (Acts 9:2)? These and other questions will guide our time together as we go on an actual pilgrimage around the grounds of Menucha with a lens of pilgrimage for everyday congregational life. Join us for four days of walking, discussing pilgrim life, reflecting on pilgrimage, washing feet, and celebrating Holy Communion–food for the journey–as people of “the Way.”

More online.

1/31: Jon Saur Ordination & Installation
Jan
31
4:00 pm16:00

1/31: Jon Saur Ordination & Installation

  • John Knox 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 and installation of Jon Saur, who has received a call at John Knox Presbyterian Church. 

Sunday, January 31 at 4:00 PM

John Knox Presbyterian Church

1/29-31: Earl Palmer Weekend
Jan
29
Jan 31

1/29-31: Earl Palmer Weekend

  • Sammamish PC

A WEEKEND STUDY WITH REV. EARL PALMER

Friday-Sunday, January 29-31

SPC welcomes Rev. Earl Palmer the weekend of January 29-31 as he teaches on the Book of Psalms and Prayer. Former Senior Pastor at University Presbyterian Church and author and noted scholar on C.S. Lewis, Rev. Palmer is a gifted teacher of the Bible with a unique style that unfolds the text and allows the listener to make great discoveries. Rev. Palmer has served on the Boards of Princeton Theological Seminary, New College Berkeley, Whitworth University and Regent College, and has written broadly, authoring 17 major books. Join us in the Sanctuary:

  • Friday, January 29, 7-8:30pm
  • Saturday, January 30, 9am-12pm (light refreshments will be served)
  • Sunday, January 31, 9 and 10:45am (preaching at worship services)

Registration

No RSVP for the events. Childcare will be available for Infants through 5 years old with 48-hour advance notice; RSVP to childcare@spconline.org.

Earl Palmer Weekend Archive Listen to previous recordings here>>

1/23: Centering Prayer Workshop @ Newport PC
Jan
23
9:00 am09:00

1/23: Centering Prayer Workshop @ Newport PC

  • Newport PC

Chapel at Newport Presbyterian Church

Christian monastics and mystics through the ages have described and practiced a contemplative relationship with God that takes place in silence deeper than words.  Centering Prayer is the name of a modern form of this practice.

Come learn about Centering Prayer at an introductory workshop.  Presenters Carolyn Wyman and Nancy Gale from Contemplative Outreach Northwest will cover the basics of the Centering Prayer method and review the context of the practice in the Christian tradition, and we will spend time praying.  You will have ample opportunities to share your own experience, to ask questions, and to explore where to go from here.  Even if you are a seasoned Centering Prayer practitioner, this promises to be an enriching and grace-filled experience.  And what a wonderful way to start the New Year and jump-start your Lenten spiritual journey.

We will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end promptly at 1:30 p.m., with a short lunch break.  Please bring a bag lunch and something to share if you are able.  Coffee and tea will be offered beginning at 8:30 a.m.  A donation of up to $20 will be requested at the door, but is not necessary for attendance.  All are welcome.

For more information, please contact Nancy Gale at nancy.gale@comcast.net.  Space is limited; to reserve your place, please call the Newport Presbyterian Church office at (425) 746-6111 or email nancy.gale@comcast.net or office@newportpres.org.

1/19: The Future PC(U.S.A.)
Jan
19
12:00 pm12:00

1/19: The Future PC(U.S.A.)

  • Bellevue Presbyterian Church

The PC(USA) is in the midst of a major overhaul and we’ve been invited to help. Our moderator has issued an urgent call to action to discern and work together to shape PC(USA) into a more effective denomination for the 21st century. Moderator Heath Rada, Associate Stated Clerk Tom Hay, and leaders of Puget Sound area presbyteries invite you to a conversation on the future PC(USA). This northwest gathering will be livestreamed so those at a distance will be able to participate online and even ask questions and make comments. 

Join us in person or online to hear the latest and add your thoughts and prayers.

Bellevue Presbyterian Church: Upper Campus 303 or to participate online on January 19th, go to: https://belpres.org/the-future-pcusa/.

Participants are asked to download & read the Moderator's Call to the Church prior to Tuesday's event.

Lunch will be provided to those who register in advance. 

Name *
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We will do our best to accommodate special meal requests if possible.

Please Note: Seattle Presbytery’s January stated meeting will be held the same day at 5pm at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church.  

1/16: Listening to God Together
Jan
16
12:00 am00:00

1/16: Listening to God Together

An equipping program for church leaders to learn and engage in the practice of communal spiritual discernment.  In partnership with Renewal Ministries Northwest and Seattle Presbytery.

As followers of Jesus, we live, work, and minister in a complex and rapidly changing culture. The church is reforming and recalibrating to share the gospel and minister more effectively in this context. As we face these challenges we need spiritual renewal and to intentionally seek God’s way forward through our practice of communal discernment.

We want to hear God speak into our challenges and our opportunities.  We want to learn more about how to discern well. In this program you will first learn spiritual practices that aid deepening in your relationship with God through prayer. And second, you will learn and have the opportunity to engage a process of communal discernment with your leadership team in which you listen to God together.

THROUGH THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL BE EQUIPPED TO:

  • Engage in time-honored prayer practices that aid you in deepening your relationship with God and listening to God.
  • Awaken your soul to discern the presence and work of the Spirit of Christ in daily life.
  • Participate with other leaders in your church in a process of Communal Discernment.
  • Identify the charism/continuity of the Spirit’s presence and work in your community through appreciative inquiry (undergirding values, gifting, capacities, strengths, and resources).
  • Frame your question for discernment – the matter your team is putting before the Lord.
  • Listen for the voice of Jesus within yourself (the role of silence in listening).
  • Listen for the voice of Jesus while listening to others (double listening/holy indifference).
  • Plan “action steps” in response to God’s leading in discernment.

Learn more.

1/8-10: Meekhof Lecture Series w/Rev. John Fife
Jan
8
Jan 10

1/8-10: Meekhof Lecture Series w/Rev. John Fife

  • Newport PC

More people are migrating across the face of the earth today than ever before in history. In the Americas, migration continues to confront the church and society with profound challenges to faith and ethics. On January 8-10, 2016, you’ll have a rare opportunity to enter into dialogue with someone who has been and continues to be intimately involved in the human rights struggle and immigration reform. The Rev. John Fife, will explore the questions “What can we learn from our checkered past? What must we do in our time to be more faithful?”

John Fife is a human rights activist. He is the former pastor of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, the first church to declare “Sanctuary” for refugees fleeing the death squads and civil wars of Central America in the 1980s. In 1986 John Fife and seven others were convicted for assisting illegal immi- gration into the U.S. During their trial they were denied by the judge any opportunity to comment on the following: international refugee law, United States refugee law, conditions in El Salvador, conditions in Guatemala, or their religious faiths. Before their sentencing, each defendant was allowed for the first time to tell his or her story—moving stories of deep faith and commitment, a reflection of their understand- ing of what it means to follow Jesus.

Today John continues to be intimately involved in the struggle for human rights and for immigration reform. Two free lectures will be held at Newport Presbyterian Church, 4010 120th Ave SE, Bellevue WA.

REFUGEES AND MIGRATION:
CHALLENGE OF FAITHFULNESS TO A GLOBAL CHURCH

Exodus: Migration as Challenge to the Church

Friday, January 8 ~ 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Getting in the Way: No Choice Between Collaboration and Resistance

Saturday, January 9 ~ 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Doors will open one-half hour before the lectures.  A reception will follow Friday’s lecture and a continental breakfast will be served prior to Saturday’s lecture.

Download Meekhof Lectures flyer.

Download Refugees and Migration flyer.

2/21: An Evening with Sara Groves
Jan
8
10:30 am10:30

2/21: An Evening with Sara Groves

  • Sammamish PC

AN EVENING WITH SARA GROVES

Sunday, February 21 | 7pm (Doors Open at 6pm)

All are invited to join us at SPC for a special evening with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Sara Groves, on Sunday, February 21, at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). Sara's songs are sonic vignettes of struggle and hope, racing and resting, joy in the midst of traversing hardship, honesty when wrestling with hard questions, and evoke feelings of coming home after a long journey. She has been nominated for 7 Dove Awards and has produced a string of poignant recordings including her latest, FLOODPLAIN.

Sara Groves In Worship, Sunday, February 21

Please join us in worship on Sunday, February 21 at 10:45am as Sara Groves joins us! Sara will sing a few of her songs, giving us a preview of the amazing concert to come that evening at SPC.

Tickets are Limited!

Tickets for the concert are $20 each (seating capacity of 550), and are now on sale at Brown Paper Tickets:

1/8: Listening to God Together
Jan
8
12:00 am00:00

1/8: Listening to God Together

An equipping program for church leaders to learn and engage in the practice of communal spiritual discernment.  In partnership with Renewal Ministries Northwest and Seattle Presbytery.

As followers of Jesus, we live, work, and minister in a complex and rapidly changing culture. The church is reforming and recalibrating to share the gospel and minister more effectively in this context. As we face these challenges we need spiritual renewal and to intentionally seek God’s way forward through our practice of communal discernment.

We want to hear God speak into our challenges and our opportunities.  We want to learn more about how to discern well. In this program you will first learn spiritual practices that aid deepening in your relationship with God through prayer. And second, you will learn and have the opportunity to engage a process of communal discernment with your leadership team in which you listen to God together.

THROUGH THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL BE EQUIPPED TO:

  • Engage in time-honored prayer practices that aid you in deepening your relationship with God and listening to God.
  • Awaken your soul to discern the presence and work of the Spirit of Christ in daily life.
  • Participate with other leaders in your church in a process of Communal Discernment.
  • Identify the charism/continuity of the Spirit’s presence and work in your community through appreciative inquiry (undergirding values, gifting, capacities, strengths, and resources).
  • Frame your question for discernment – the matter your team is putting before the Lord.
  • Listen for the voice of Jesus within yourself (the role of silence in listening).
  • Listen for the voice of Jesus while listening to others (double listening/holy indifference).
  • Plan “action steps” in response to God’s leading in discernment.

Learn more.

11/18-20: Mid Council Financial Network Conference
Nov
18
Nov 20

11/18-20: Mid Council Financial Network Conference

The Mid Council Financial Network conference will take place November 18-20, in San Antonio, Texas. 

The theme this year is : “Our Church’s Growth in Today’s Electronic World.”  We have several experienced and well qualified speakers lined up, including keynote speaker Dr. Heath Rada, Moderator of the 221st General Assembly, plenary speakers, Frank and Elaine Sommerville,  Stated Clerk Gradye Parsons, and representatives from the Presbyterian Foundation, the Board of Pensions, Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program, and other Presbyterian Mission Agency leaders.

Learn more.

11/14: Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering
Nov
14
9:30 am09:30

11/14: Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering

  • Lake City Presbyterian Church

Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery of Seattle invite you to attend the Fall Gathering!

Keynote speakers: Mission co-workers Ryan & Alethia White
Ryan and Alethia have been in Germany since 2013, and are currently serving with the
Iranian Presbyterian Church in Berlin.

SATURDAY, November 14, 2015

Lake City Presbyterian Church

3841 NE 123rd St.
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 362-6878

COST: $5.00 Registration Includes Lunch

Download flyer.

Fall Newslink 2015.

11/8: Worshiping Together
Nov
8
10:30 am10:30

11/8: Worshiping Together

  • Seattle First PC

Sunday, November 8, 10:30 am at Seattle First Presbyterian Church
Annual joint worship service with Bethany Presbyterian Church, Seattle First Presbyterian Church, Emerald City Bible Fellowship, Mt. View Presbyterian Church, and Urban Impact.

Dr. Curtiss DeYoung from Chicago will speak on unity. More online.

11/3: Leigh Weber Ordination
Nov
3
7:00 pm19:00

11/3: Leigh Weber Ordination

  • University 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 Leigh Weber, who has received a call to John Knox Presbyterian Church and the REACH program in Renton. 

Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00 PM

University Presbyterian Church

10/31: RMNW Fall Teaching Retreat
Oct
31
9:00 am09:00

10/31: RMNW Fall Teaching Retreat

  • Bethany PC

Spiritual Practices to Empower Christian Professionals to be
God's People in Today's Marketplace

  • How do we navigate as faithful followers of Jesus in the messy places in our lives?
  • Particularly what do we do when our work seems to leave us with no good options?
  • When should Christians compromise?
  • Is choosing the lesser evil the same thing as living lives of holiness?
  • When confronted with challenging decisions where there does not seem to be any “pure” way out, what can help us stay alert to what God is doing in our midst?

Jeff & Margie VanDuzer, will help explore the problems and decisions that Christian professionals are often challenged by in current market realities, and will take a closer look at practices that will help nurture community, foster spiritual disciplines and cultivate hope.

Saturday, October 31 - 9AM to 2PM

Bethany Presbyterian Church, Seattle
Early Bird Price $35 if registered by October 1 ($50 General) | REGISTER

10/30: Healthy Boundaries Training (Level 2)
Oct
30
9:00 am09:00

10/30: Healthy Boundaries Training (Level 2)

Healthy Boundaries: Beyond the Basics 201 is scheduled for those who have previously completed a full day of misconduct prevention training on the above dates. The location for the training is yet to be determined.  

Healthy Boundaries: Beyond the Basics 201 is a refresher course with two new topics.  In this shorter workshop you will be reminded of the need for healthy boundaries and good self-care.  We will review the reality of power, and the policies & procedures necessary to protect vulnerable children, youth, & adults in your congregations.  And we will consider the boundary challenges posed by finances and social media.  The presentations will include material from the new FaithTrust Institute’s 201 course of the same name.

Come join us for a busy morning as we support each other in our efforts to be leaders with integrity in our communities.  The leader for this workshop is Rev. Amy Delaney, Pastor of Edmonds Presbyterian Church.

Learn more & register online.

10/26-28: ReSource @ Tall Timber
Oct
26
Oct 28

10/26-28: ReSource @ Tall Timber

  • Tall Timber Ranch

Tall Timber invites you to ReSource: We have a HUGE heart for youth ministry as a camp that has been serving youth for 68 years! We also want to support the people who serve these youth. As a Kingdom resource we are reaching out to all denominational and non-denominational churches to let you know about this great opportunity to connect with each other at Tall Timber. 

Nick Steinloski from Bethany Community Church will be our teacher. He too has a great passion for youth and supporting their leaders which is why we reached out to him. We know this will be a great opportunity to grow together in our spectacular wilderness setting. 

Learn more.

Download flyer.

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.

10/17: Verge 2.0 @ Community Church of Seattle
Oct
17
9:00 am09:00

10/17: Verge 2.0 @ Community Church of Seattle

  • Community Church of Seattle

“Innovate” [in-uh-veyt] 
to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
-(Isaiah the Prophet chapter 43 v. 19)

On October 17 VERGE 2.0 converges 7 innovative ministry leaders to share their stories with you, ignite your imagination, and encourage your ministry. 

None of them did it alone. They all steward stories bigger than themselves about God partnering with ordinary people to write new chapters in His unfolding mission on earth. 

Inspired by the TED Conference, we’re asking these innovators to give the presentation of their life in 18 minutes or less. As a VERGE 2.0 participant, you will also receive timely and practical learning resources throughout the following year so that you can continue to benefit from this new learning community.

Everyone is invited!  Join us Saturday, October 17, 9 am - 3 pm, at Community Church of Seattle in Bothell to behold the bold things God is doing! 

10/12: Voices of Hope @ BelPres
Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

10/12: Voices of Hope @ BelPres

  • BelPres

Voices of Hope: Meet leaders from the largest interfaith youth peacebuilding organization in Jerusalem

Join Bellevue Presbyterian as they welcome the Co-Directors of Kids4Peace Jerusalem, Rebecca Sullum and Mohammad Joulany. This is an opportunity to learn more about the work of Kids4Peace (www.k4p.org) as they bring together Jewish, Muslim, and Christian youth in Israel/Palestine and North America (including Seattle) for interfaith education and peacebuilding programs. This is a rare opportunity to hear from both a Palestinian and an Israeli who are working--together--on the front lines of the peace movement. The program will include a presentation, Q&A session, and reception.

The Kids4Peace Seattle program provides opportunities for local youth (beginning at age 12) to engage in interfaith learning and peacebuilding dialogue.

10/3: Weaving Our Strengths Conference
Oct
3
8:00 am08:00

10/3: Weaving Our Strengths Conference

  • University Congregational UCC

The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to Weaving Our Strengths on Saturday, October 3 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle.

Weaving Our Strengths is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, & skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. 

More information and registration at:
http://thechurchcouncil.ejoinme.org/WOS 

10/2-4: Code for the Kingdom
Oct
2
Oct 4

10/2-4: Code for the Kingdom

  • Impact Hub Seattle

Code for the Kingdom Seattle is a 36 hour hackathon that convenes believers using their gifts in technology, design, entrepreneurship and every other discipline to deliver amazing and creative solutions to global challenges that demonstrate the love of Christ for the world.

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9/29: Coastal Presbytery of Colombia
Sep
29
6:00 pm18:00

9/29: Coastal Presbytery of Colombia

  • Mercer Island PC

You are invited to meet with pastoral leaders from the Coastal Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Colombia and hear about ministry opportunities for the churches of Seattle Presbytery as we explore a missional partnership.  Dinner is included.  RSVP required to Eliana Maxim.

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9/26: Sticky Faith w/Chap Clark
Sep
26
10:00 am10:00

9/26: Sticky Faith w/Chap Clark

  • Calvin PC

Everyday ideas to build lasting faith in your kids

• Explore what it means to take seriously the spiritual formation of children and adolescents.

Event Description
Join other parents, pastors, youth and children’s ministry staff.
Chap Clark, Fuller Seminary Professor of Youth, Family & Culture and best selling author, will provide training and tools to help us understand the adolescent experience and faithfully journey with children and youth as they become followers of Jesus.

Two Sessions Offered
Saturday, September 26, 2015
10am – 12 noon
For church leaders and pastors
Discern ways to better minister to families and equip parents to walk with their children and adolescents on a journey of faith.

1pm – 3 pm
For parents
Learn more about the world of adolescents and discover ways to be more intentional about faith formation at home.

Cost
$15 for church leaders and pastors
$10 for parent session
$20 for both sessions

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9/25: Healthy Boundaries Training (Level 1)
Sep
25
9:00 am09:00

9/25: Healthy Boundaries Training (Level 1)

  • North Creek Presbyterian Church

Healthy Boundaries 101:  Healthy boundaries in our relationships with others are an essential component of a healthy ministry.   As leaders who have been entrusted with caring for others, we have the responsibility to set appropriate boundaries and model professional behavior in our ministry.  

In this workshop, using materials from the FaithTrust Institute, we will:
•  Define boundaries and why they are important, both psychologically and theologically,
•  Increase awareness of the need for healthy boundaries in our relationships, and how those boundaries are affected by our relative power or vulnerability,
•  Illustrate strategies to sustain a safe and healthy church environment,
•  Consider the many challenges to our boundary setting, such as gifts, friendships, dual relationships, dating, and social media, and
•  Provide guidelines for appropriate boundaries and self-care, including expectations of the PCUSA and the local presbytery.

Learn more & register online.

Sep
19
5:00 pm17:00

9/19: Rev. Dr. Jean Kim Celebration

  • Korean United PC of Edmonds

Rev. Dr. Jean Kim's (HR) family and the Nest Mission staff and Board invite you to celebrate her 80th birthday and her lifelong service to the homeless.  Please join us for an evening of worship, celebration of the publication of DVDs of her work, and the launch of the Jean Kim Foundation for Homeless Education.  

No cards, flowers or gifts will be accepted.  If you wish to make a contribution to the homeless education foundation, all contributions are tax deductible.  

RSVP: Rev. Kyung Ho Lee, 253-732-3929.

9/14-16: Pastors' Retreat @ Tall Timber
Sep
16
5:00 pm17:00

9/14-16: Pastors' Retreat @ Tall Timber

  • Tall Timber Ranch

September 14-16, 2015

Tall Timber Ranch

Theme: A Long Obedience; Staying Faithful, Fresh and Full over the long haul

Facilitator:  The Rev. Kimberly Crispeno

We enter our ministries intent upon being faithful servants of Jesus Christ, each of us with a backpack of tools, expectations, and great intentions.  But we quickly find it is not as easy as we hoped to live out what we know, and stay present, engaged, and fresh in our vocations and personal lives.  In our time together, we will explore in our own stories how and why we sabotage ourselves and struggle to practice our values and what we know to be true and needed.

Kimberly grew up on the shores of Flathead Lake in Montana, the daughter of two pastors in a small town Pentecostal church.  Her grandmother, Evelyn Peterson, and her uncles Eugene, and Kenneth Peterson, were also strong pastoral influences in her formative years.  She has lived and seen the church from nearly every angel.

In November of 2014, Kimberly stepped away from a pastoral role at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline, WA. In order to devote more time to spiritual direction, speaking, writing, art, hospitality and her family.  The mother of three, Kimberly never imagined how much time she’d spend in ice hockey rinks, on soccer fields, or trying to find a healthy balance between vocational ministry and personal life.  She lives in Edmonds, WA. with her husband and family. 

Registration:

To register, go on line to Camp@TallTimber.org  click on registration; click on Pastors’ Retreat.  If this is not available, email: Cathi@TallTimber.org. give your name and address, and that you are registering for the Pastors’ Retreat, September 14-16 and that you will be paying the registration fee of $85 upon arrival.   

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9/13: Free Classical Piano Concert
Sep
13
6:00 pm18:00

9/13: Free Classical Piano Concert

  • Rose Hill PC

Rose Hill Presbyterian Church invites you on September 13, 6pm, to an evening of classical piano with internationally acclaimed concert pianist, Sam Rotman.  Born to an orthodox Jewish family that narrowly escaped the WWII concentration camps, Sam became a Christian while training at the Juilliard Academy.  He now travels the world giving concerts and sharing his amazing story and testimony.  Tickets are free at rosehillpc.org or 425-827-4649.

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