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Events

12/10: Renewal Ministries NW Advent Prayer Retreat
Dec
10
9:00 am09:00

12/10: Renewal Ministries NW Advent Prayer Retreat

  • Peace and Spirituality Center

When have you stumbled or stubbed your toe while making your way in the dark? As Christ’s followers, learning to walk in the dark is an essential skill but, for many of us, in times or seasons of darkness, we falter, stumble, or have trouble seeing.  Advent, practiced well, can train and strengthen us so that we can walk confidently in the dark.

In our time together on this retreat, we will explore how the season of Advent can help us see and function better while we are waiting for more light.

Facilitated by Rev. Kimberly Crispeno
Dec. 10, 9AM-12:30PM
Peace and Spirituality Center
1663 Killarny Way, Bellevue, WA 98009
Cost:  $50 (snacks included)

Registration: Download our registration form 2016-advent-prayer-retreat-registration and send it to:
Renewal Ministries, P.O. Box 12243, Mill Creek, WA98082

12/30-1/1: Annual Family Snow Camp @ Tall Timber
Dec
30
Jan 1

12/30-1/1: Annual Family Snow Camp @ Tall Timber

  • Tall Timber

The folks at Tall Timber in Leavenworth are busy planning their annual Family Snow Camp, (link to: http://www.talltimber.org/programs/family_snow.html) which is scheduled this winter from Dec. 30 through Jan 1st. This year, they have a fun-filled lineup of activities, daily devotions, music, good food, great friends, and laughter!

This event is perfect for the whole family, regardless of age or how many are in your clan. There will be endless snow activities, from Nordic skiing to snowshoeing, to fort building and sledding. When you’ve had enough of the snow, warm up inside by the fire with some hot cocoa, coffee, or tea. Meals will be hearty and winter-themed.

They've scheduled lively music by All Strings Considered, so bring your dancing shoes (just in case!).

And yes, there will be a New Year’s Eve party, complete with fireworks, sparklers, and intention setting for the new year.

If you haven’t seen Tall Timber blanketed in snow, and illuminated by the magic of winter, it’s a great year to meet the team and experience the camp in this wondrous, revitalizing, and serene winter mountain setting.

Book today by clicking here. (linkto: http://www.talltimber.org/programs/family_snow.html)

1/13-14: January Term w/Princeton Theological Seminary
Jan
13
Jan 14

1/13-14: January Term w/Princeton Theological Seminary

  • Bothell United Methodist Church

Holy Week Proclamation in Sermon and Song
January 13-14, 2017

This event is taking place in the Pacific Northwest
Bothell United Methodist Church
Bothel, Washington

Join Princeton Theological Seminary faculty, staff, and students in the Pacific Northwest for a conference devoted to preparing for Holy Week services.  Through plenary sessions, worship, and workshops we will explore the theologies of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus as these come to expression through preaching, song and liturgy. Join us Friday only, Saturday only, or both days.

On Friday we will focus on the Maundy Thursday and Good Friday gospel narratives and collaborate together in creating liturgical resources. Sessions will be led by Gerald Liu, Martin Tel, and the Princeton Seminary Touring Choir. Come ready for engaging presentations, singing, collaborative preparation, enactment of liturgy, and working groups. The day concludes with an evening service which explores the meaning of Christ’s suffering and death through song and proclamation.

Saturday morning will begin with the plenary Timbres from the Tomb. Join Martin Tel and Gerald Liu as they discuss possibilities for expressing the gravity of Holy Saturday through music and proclamation. Along with singing from the touring choir, they will demonstrate how silence, song, and female-authored liturgy and proclamation (Mary and Mary were the first to bear witness to the emptiness that led to Easter celebration) can punctuate the death of Jesus with extraordinary depth and range.   Participants will then take part in two workshops designed for pastors, musicians, worship planners, educators, and those who work particularly with youth and young adults.

This seminar is offered with support from the William J. Wiseman Seminar Fund.

Learn more.

2/17-28, 2017: SE Asia Trip
Feb
17
Feb 28

2/17-28, 2017: SE Asia Trip

From SE Asia Ministries Team:

On February 17 - 28, 2017 we will organize a trip to Southeast Asia and visit four cities {Chiang Mai (Thailand), Vientiane (Laos), Siem Reap and Phnom Penh (Cambodia)}.

The estimated cost per traveler is $2,750.00. After the trip, each traveler will receive the details of his/her expenses. 
+ If the cost of a traveler is lower than $2,750.00, he/she will receive a check reimbursing for the remaining balance.

There is also an option of staying in Seoul (Korea) for 4 days and 3 nights (February 28 - March 03). The estimated cost of this option is $600.00. After the trip, each traveler will also receive the details of his/her expenses in Seoul.

+ If the cost of a traveler is lower than $600.00, he/she will receive a check reimbursing for the remaining balance.

As soon as a traveler makes a decision of joining the trip, he/she needs to send Binh Nguyen a copy of a passport, a Visa photo, and a $1,500.00 check, so he can book the international tickets (the earlier the better the price). 

See trip itinerary.

2/21-23: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis
Feb
21
Feb 23

2/21-23: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis

  • Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center

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, WA.

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. 

2017 Retreat Datess

February 21-23 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
June 20-22 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
November 13-15 (Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch)

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

REGISTRATION

Cost: $1900 – includes all 3 facilitated retreats with private room at The Palisades; all meals & snacks; and 3 one-hour individual mentoring sessions. (Scholarships and payment plans are available – please inquire)

In order to preserve the unique benefits of a small-group atmosphere, space is limited to 8 participants.  
A non-refundable $250 deposit will hold your registration.

Registration Due: January 20, 2017
Full payment due before the first gathering on February 21, 2017.

Where to Register 

2/23-25: Inquirers Weekend @ San Francisco Theological Seminary
Feb
23
Feb 25

2/23-25: Inquirers Weekend @ San Francisco Theological Seminary

Cost: FREE to attend (and we’ll help get you here!)

Part academic seminar, part spiritual retreat, the SFTS Inquirers Weekend will introduce you to our robust theological education and inclusive and reflective community over two days in Marin County, California. This is a perfect opportunity to explore our innovative degree programs, courses, and beautiful campus, meet faculty and students, and explore the area surrounding the seminary grounds.

Let us help you get here! We will offer you:

  • Travel vouchers to help cover travel costs, including ground transportation from/to the airport.
  • Free room and board here on our beautiful campus in Marin County, California.
  • Application fees waived if you apply to one of our programs while you’re here.
  • Generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities for those who qualify.

Learn more.

6/20-22: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis
Jun
20
Jun 22

6/20-22: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis

  • Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center

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, WA.

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. 

2017 Retreat Datess

February 21-23 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
June 20-22 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
November 13-15 (Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch)

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

REGISTRATION

Cost: $1900 – includes all 3 facilitated retreats with private room at The Palisades; all meals & snacks; and 3 one-hour individual mentoring sessions. (Scholarships and payment plans are available – please inquire)

In order to preserve the unique benefits of a small-group atmosphere, space is limited to 8 participants.  
A non-refundable $250 deposit will hold your registration.

Registration Due: January 20, 2017
Full payment due before the first gathering on February 21, 2017.

Where to Register 

11/13-15: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis
Nov
13
Nov 15

11/13-15: Renewal Ministries NW Pastors' Oasis

  • Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center

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, WA.

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. 

2017 Retreat Datess

February 21-23 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
June 20-22 (Tuesday dinner through Thursday lunch) 
November 13-15 (Monday dinner through Wednesday lunch)

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

REGISTRATION

Cost: $1900 – includes all 3 facilitated retreats with private room at The Palisades; all meals & snacks; and 3 one-hour individual mentoring sessions. (Scholarships and payment plans are available – please inquire)

In order to preserve the unique benefits of a small-group atmosphere, space is limited to 8 participants.  
A non-refundable $250 deposit will hold your registration.

Registration Due: January 20, 2017
Full payment due before the first gathering on February 21, 2017.

Where to Register 


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.

Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

11/13: "The Wound of Beauty" - Greg Wolfe

  • Capitol Hill PC

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church lecture series presents
“The Wound of Beauty” Greg Wolfe
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13TH 7PM

Beauty is a perpetual source of inspiration—and debate. Does it lead us to truth and goodness or is it maybe just surface decoration—or even a lure to the dark side? Gregory Wolfe will speak about beauty’s paradox—its power of attraction, its capacity to wound us—and its role in the Christian life and the artist’s vocation.

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
1729 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98122
Doors open at 6:30pm, open seating

Sponsored by Adult Discipleship/Hospitality @ CPHC. Free to the public. Free parking available. Reception, book signing, Q&A and refreshments following the lecture.

Download flyer.

11/12: Fall Teaching Retreat: A Day of Renewal in the Lord's Prayer
Nov
12
9:00 am09:00

11/12: Fall Teaching Retreat: A Day of Renewal in the Lord's Prayer

  • North Creek PC


Renewal Ministries Northwest Fall Teaching Retreat

A Day of Renewal in the Lord’s Prayer

Our Speaker will be Rev. Darrell Johnson, former Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College, Vancouver B.C. Darrell is a popular conference and retreat preacher! He will share from his book, Fifty Seven Words that Change the World – A Journey Through the Lord’s Prayer.

Cost: $25 (includes snacks, materials and lunch).

Sponsored in part by Seattle Presbytery

Learn more.

11/5: Verge 2.0 - Northwest Coast Presbytery
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

11/5: Verge 2.0 - Northwest Coast Presbytery

  • Community Church of Seattle

VERGE 2.0: Multicultural and Multigenerational Ministry

“Multi” = Many

Many cultures . . . Many generations

Loving neighbor as ourselves means loving people of many generations and many cultures.  Today, there are 5 generations within the Church and more cultures, ethnicities, and languages represented in our communities than ever. And it’s multi-plying!

VERGE 2.0 speakers (including Seattle Presbytery's Eliana Maxim) incarnate this reality in their leadership, congregations, & aspirations.

You’re invited to engage, reflect, and grow into who God is calling us to be… God’s people for God’s “multi”-world.

E Pluribus Unum.  Out of many, one… One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God of all!  

Schedule:  Saturday, Nov. 5
                   8 - 9am - VERGE Check-in or walk-in registration
                   9 - 12noon - VERGE Speakers 1 - 4
                   12 - 12:45pm - Lunch and Fellowship
                   12:40 - 3pm - Speakers 5 - 7
                   3 - 3:30pm - Final Announcements, Conclude Send-Off
Place:        Community Church of Seattle
                  3727 240th St. SE, Bothell, WA  98021-8975

10/26: Faith & Citizenship
Oct
26
7:00 pm19:00

10/26: Faith & Citizenship

  • University PC

How does faith translate into active citizenship? Join us at 7 pm in UPC's sanctuary on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings this fall to explore this question with panelists who are deeply faithful to Christ and deeply engaged in public life –from all 'sides' of our current political debates.

Oct. 26 – Immigration, Ethnic Diversity & Worship 

Dr. Joe Castleberry (President, Northwest University and author of “The New Pilgrims - How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values”), and worship that reconciles, led by David Bailey of Arrabon, an organization based in in Richmond, VA, that equips the church to reflect the diverse kingdom of God (www.arrabon.org).

Learn more.

10/26: The Very Good Gospel Forum
Oct
26
3:00 pm15:00

10/26: The Very Good Gospel Forum

  • The Seattle School Commons

We live in a culture steeped in unrest, from protests to shooting. What’s happening in our culture and what do we, as Christian leaders, have to say in the midst of it?

As we attempt to wrestle with that question, Lisa Sharon Harper, Chief Church Engagement Officer for Sojourners, will join us for a theological forum on the biblical concept of shalom in a world of unrest. In her book, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right, Lisa dives deep into the biblical concept of shalom, its implications on our understanding of the “good news” of the gospel, and the gospel’s implications on church engagement in personal, communal, and systemic justice. With a newspaper in one hand and a Bible in the other, Lisa will share insights from her journey and invite us to consider together how the church in Seattle might become shalom-builders today.

Learn more and register online.

10/22: Weaving Our Strengths
Oct
22
8:00 am08:00

10/22: Weaving Our Strengths

  • Seattle First Baptist Church

A day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches' efforts for the common good.  

Saturday, October 22, 2016
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle 98122

Early Bird through September 15: $40
Regular Rate: $55
Student Rate: $25
Groups (up to 5 people): $175
Groups (6-10 people): $275

Coffee, tea, and snacks provided
Food vendor invited for lunch

Scholarships available
No charge parking available

For more information:
206.525.1213, ext. 105 or email Ann

Visit the workshop section of our event website to see the line-up of dynamic workshops from exceptional faith leader presenters. Workshop themes include interfaith dialogue & approach to scripture; storytelling for community action; immigrant & refugee accompaniment; “habits of the heart” for healthy conversations; mental illness & the church; racial justice – through Scripture & in congregations; conflict & resolution in Colombia; church in the neighborhood; dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery; and creative worship.  

Nominate a community champion: At the conference, we’ll also celebrate the recipients of our annual Gertrude Apel Pioneering Spirit Awards, honoring a congregation and an individual who embody Rev. Apel’s spirit of ground-breaking, spirit-filled justice making. We encourage you to nominate. Learn more and submit nominations via the event website. Deadline for nominations is Monday, September 26, 2016.

This is event is sponsored in part by Seattle Presbytery.

Learn more.

10/19: Faith & Citizenship
Oct
19
7:00 pm19:00

10/19: Faith & Citizenship

  • University PC

How does faith translate into active citizenship? Join us at 7 pm in UPC's sanctuary on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings this fall to explore this question with panelists who are deeply faithful to Christ and deeply engaged in public life –from all 'sides' of our current political debates.

Oct. 19 – Faith in Action:  Engaging Local Issues  

Dan Satterberg (King County Prosecutor) on criminal justice reform, with Stew Bowerman (UPC Associate Director of International Ministries) on personal involvement in racial justice; and Brian Chandler (Union Gospel Mission leader of Men's Outreach & Jungle outreach team) on homelessness.

Oct. 26 – Immigration, Ethnic Diversity & Worship 

Dr. Joe Castleberry (President, Northwest University and author of “The New Pilgrims - How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values”), and worship that reconciles, led by David Bailey of Arrabon, an organization based in in Richmond, VA, that equips the church to reflect the diverse kingdom of God (www.arrabon.org).

Learn more.

10/18: Electronic giving workshop (Pre-presbytery)
Oct
18
3:00 pm15:00

10/18: Electronic giving workshop (Pre-presbytery)

  • Mercer Island PC

Electronic giving tools  

Most churches have tiptoed in slowly, or not at all.  What are we missing?  What is holding us back?  Is it the tools?  Is it our theology?  

Speaker: Rev. Rob Hagan, Ministry Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Foundation

Presentation topics include: What are the implications of new methods of giving? How do these new methods connect with the history of church giving and our current cultural contexts?

What are the primary tools of electronic giving? Do we need them? How complicated are they for our church and for our donors?  What are the costs? Who are the vendors? How do we choose?

Download event flyer.  

Register online:

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10/12: Faith & Citizenship
Oct
12
7:00 pm19:00

10/12: Faith & Citizenship

  • University PC

How does faith translate into active citizenship? Join us at 7 pm in UPC's sanctuary on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings this fall to explore this question with panelists who are deeply faithful to Christ and deeply engaged in public life –from all 'sides' of our current political debates.

Oct. 12 --  Why Be Personally Engaged in Politics?   

Susan Hutchison (UPC member and Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party) and Tim Burgess (member at Bethany Presbyterian and Member-at-Large, Seattle City Council)

Oct. 19 – Faith in Action:  Engaging Local Issues  

Dan Satterberg (King County Prosecutor) on criminal justice reform, with Stew Bowerman (UPC Associate Director of International Ministries) on personal involvement in racial justice; and Brian Chandler (Union Gospel Mission leader of Men's Outreach & Jungle outreach team) on homelessness.

Oct. 26 – Immigration, Ethnic Diversity & Worship 

Dr. Joe Castleberry (President, Northwest University and author of “The New Pilgrims - How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values”), and worship that reconciles, led by David Bailey of Arrabon, an organization based in in Richmond, VA, that equips the church to reflect the diverse kingdom of God (www.arrabon.org).

Learn more.

10/14-15: Christ & Cascadia Conference
Oct
10
10:00 pm22:00

10/14-15: Christ & Cascadia Conference

  • University PC

Join us for 2 days of exploration and collaboration with 50 academic, cultural, and church leaders, 100s of conversations on Christianity in Cascadia, and 1,000s of possibilities.

Join an historic gathering of leaders, churches, scholars, and institutions from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.

Explore the cultural questions, challenges, and opportunities for the church in this region.

Converse with Christian scholars from nearly every major Christian college, university and seminary in the region.

Collaborate with innovative leaders from a diverse array of cities, churches, backgrounds and cultural sectors.

Learn more & register.

10/9-11: Wright Lecture Series @ Menucha
Oct
9
Oct 11

10/9-11: Wright Lecture Series @ Menucha

  • Menucha Retreat & Conference Center

Wright Lecture Series

The Churches at the Four Corners

Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Guest Lecturer: REV. DR. TOM LONG

Rev. Dr. Tom Long

Rev. Dr. Tom Long

  • Named one of the twelve most effective preachers in the English speaking world by Baylor University in 1996, along with the likes of Fred Craddock, Billy Graham, James Forbes, Barbara Brown Taylor and William Willimon.
  • Author of The Witness of Preaching, named one of the 25 most influential books on preaching in the past 25 years by Preaching magazine.

Tom’s Description of the Program:

In a time when we are more aware than ever of religious diversity, both in the larger society and in the church as well, it is good to remember that diversity has been with us from the beginning of the Christian movement. In these talks, I will imagine an intersection of thoroughfares with a church at each corner – four corners and four churches: the churches of St. Mark, St. Mathew, St. Luke, and St. John. In each presentation we will spend a few minutes in the pews of each of these churches, experiencing their different understandings of Jesus and of the Christian life. We will discover what these communities of faith were like, how different these churches were from each other, and the very particular ways they understand Jesus, the nature of the Christian life, and the mission of Christ’s people.

Hopefully those who listen to these lectures will intrigued to see some flesh put on these four Gospel churches and informed about how each of these Gospels works to craft a coherent vision of being church and being Christian in the world. The four lectures will work together to make the point that even the earliest Christian churches were quite diverse. I think those who hear the lectures will be challenged to deepen their own commitment to the faith and to a greater appreciation for those who understand the faith differently.

Why I’m Attending this Year’s Wright Lectures with Tom Long

“Tom Long is as gifted a crystalizer of cultural trends and Biblical themes as I can think of. I expect every Wright Lectures participant will come away with tangible and memorable lenses for viewing each of the evangelists’ enduring take on Jesus and His gospel. Plus, there will be a clutch of stories so fitting to the text and so grippingly told that you’ll be dying for your next preaching or teaching opportunity to work one in.”

– Rev. Greg Ikehara-Martin, Laurehurst Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR

“It was good to be in the presence of Tom Long again at last fall’s Lectionary Retreat and I’m looking forward to having him back at the Wright Lectures.  Not only did Tom provide his unique take on preaching the Gospel of Luke, he also offered up-to-date insights about preaching in the 21st century.  He remains true to our roots and traditions while also probing the frontiers of the church’s current context and the challenges we all face here and now.”

– Rev. Jeff Sievert, Reedville Presbyterian, Aloha, OR

Learn more.

Download flyer.

10/5: Faith & Citizenship
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

10/5: Faith & Citizenship

  • University PC

How does faith translate into active citizenship? Join us at 7 pm in UPC's sanctuary on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings this fall to explore this question with panelists who are deeply faithful to Christ and deeply engaged in public life –from all 'sides' of our current political debates.

Oct 5 – Forming and Practicing Faithful Political Positions  

Ron Sider, Ph. D (Co-Founder, Evangelicals for Social Action, seminary professor, and author “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” and “Just Politics”) and the Honorable Edmund C. Moy (former director of US Mint, special assistant to the president for presidential personnel at the White House)

Oct. 12 --  Why Be Personally Engaged in Politics?   

Susan Hutchison (UPC member and Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party) and Tim Burgess (member at Bethany Presbyterian and Member-at-Large, Seattle City Council)

Oct. 19 – Faith in Action:  Engaging Local Issues  

Dan Satterberg (King County Prosecutor) on criminal justice reform, with Stew Bowerman (UPC Associate Director of International Ministries) on personal involvement in racial justice; and Brian Chandler (Union Gospel Mission leader of Men's Outreach & Jungle outreach team) on homelessness.

Oct. 26 – Immigration, Ethnic Diversity & Worship 

Dr. Joe Castleberry (President, Northwest University and author of “The New Pilgrims - How Immigrants are Renewing America's Faith and Values”), and worship that reconciles, led by David Bailey of Arrabon, an organization based in in Richmond, VA, that equips the church to reflect the diverse kingdom of God (www.arrabon.org).

Learn more.

10/4-14: Journey to Korea
Oct
4
Oct 14

10/4-14: Journey to Korea

Study and Journey through the Spiritual History of the Korean Church

130 years ago the seeds of the gospel were planted by Presbyterian missionary Underwood. Join us in witnessing what one seed of the gospel can do for a nation.  We will tour Korea paying special attention to studying Korean churches, mapping out their spiritual history and finally experiencing the rich culture.

Join Moderator Rev. James Kwon for a Pilgrimage to Korea
October 4 – 14, 2016
$2,500 includes airfare, all travel and hotel accommodations and meals

A remarkable opportunity to experience the spiritual and cultural landscape of Korea for such a reasonable cost thanks to Community Church of Seattle.  

Learn about the mission legacy of the Presbyterian Church USA and the vibrant presence of the Presbyterian Church in Korea and around the world.  Get an up close experience of one of the most innovative economic engines in the world coupled with the tensions of the ongoing North Korea-South Korea conflict.  

Click here for attached brochure with more details.  
Get Application Form to register.
Email Rev. Paul Kim the registration form, or if you have questions or need more information, please call Rev. Kim at 425-984-3697. Note: limited space available.

Photo: Myung Sung Korean Church, Seoul, South Korea

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.

9/28: The Advance Workshop
Sep
28
Sep 29

9/28: The Advance Workshop

  • Mount Zion Baptist Church

2-Day Workshop
Presented by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Join key leaders of Puget Sound for a 2-day workshop in Seattle. We will spend our time focused on increasing our capability and commitment to the cities God has placed us in, and the good news that is in store for them! 

Team discussions are the heart, purpose and goal of every minute of our time spent together! We strongly encourage you to register with your local city network, or ask to join your local network.

Guest Speaker
Dr. Raymond J. Bakke

Wednesday, September 28
1:00pm—8:30pm
Dinner included

Thursday, September 29
8:30am—1:00pm
Light breakfast and lunch included 

Learn more & register.

Sep
23
12:00 am00:00

BOP Oct. Seminars - Registration Deadline 9/23

  • Presbytery of the Cascades

The registration deadline for the three Board of Pensions seminars hosted by Cascades Presbytery has been extended to Friday, September 23.  Please see below for more information and contact the Board of Pensions with any questions.

Growing into Tomorrow…Today
A retirement planning seminar
October 17
Westminster Presbyterian, Eugene

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Render unto Caesar
A terms of call and clergy tax issues seminar
October 19
Central Presbyterian, Eugene

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Post-Retirement Seminar
A seminar for life post-employment
October 20
Central Presbyterian, Eugene

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9/18: Rebecca Cedergreen Ordination
Sep
18
3:30 pm15:30

9/18: Rebecca Cedergreen 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 Rebecca Cedergreen, who has received a call at CHI Franciscan Health.

Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 PM.

Southminster Presbyterian Church.

Sep
17
5:00 pm17:00

9/17: Kangele Family Celebration

  • Steel Lake PC

Please join us for the Kangele Family Welcoming Celebration!

Being held on September 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. in the Starkey Friendship Center.

Come welcome the first lady of City of Glory Church, Rev. Lauden Kangele’ s spouse, Naike Kangele and their children, Lauden Jr., Godwin, and Benson. 

Rev. Lauden Kangele and his family will be honored in a welcoming service with a reception following.

Worship, music, and food from America and Africa will be provided by both churches. Local and regional dignitaries will be present to bless and welcome the family.

Please save the date and come be a blessing to this family as they transplant their roots from Nairobi, Kenya.

Help us keep track of the number of participants by making your R.S.V.P., with Sandra Ervin in the SLPC office.

We look forward to seeing you there! 

Sandra Ervin

Office Administrator

Steel Lake Presbyterian Church

1829 South 308th Street | Federal Way, WA 98003

Office:  (253) 839-1210

Email:  officeadmin@steellake.org

9/16: An Evening Lecture w/Dr. Curt Thompson
Sep
16
7:30 pm19:30

9/16: An Evening Lecture w/Dr. Curt Thompson

On Friday, September 16, 7:30-9:00pm, Dr. Curt Thompson will offer a public lecture at The Seattle School, Loving God with All Your Mind: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Relational Flourishing. 

He has specific expertise in the field of interpersonal neurobiology and how it reflects important tenets of Christian faith, providing opportunities to comprehend and experience that same faith in fresh, trustworthy ways. Much of his work is now committed to training other professionals across cultures and in multiple vocational domains in the same material.

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9/15: Disaster training for church leaders
Sep
15
9:00 am09:00

9/15: Disaster training for church leaders

  • Doxa Church

Get Prepared.  Get Equipped.  Loving our neighbors. Moving into the neighborhood like Jesus.  Content includes being the 1st Century church in the 21st century, emergency preparedness and mapping your neighborhoods (MYN).   Lunch and MYN resources are included. Paid parking is available at: 929 Garage, 929 - 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA.

Washington State has asked all its citizens to pursue neighborhood emergency preparedness, offered Map Your Neighborhood as a blueprint, and endorsed faith communities in providing leadership for this initiative. In collaboration with QPlace--a gentle approach to starting spiritual discussions and discovery Bible study--your members can learn to serve their neighbors in a very tangible way and begin meaningful conversations.
 
Conference Content will include:

  • Loving our neighbors like the 1st century church.
  • What are scientists predicting may happen in this region?
  • How do we prepare physically and spiritually for a catastrophic event?
  • How can faith-based organizations prepare to love and serve our neighborhoods?
  • How does the WA State Map Your Neighborhood Resource build community in our neighborhoods? 
  • What skills are especially important for us to practice as we build trust with our neighbors?
  • What does the Bible say about earthquakes?

Conference is for:  
Anyone who is a current leader (volunteer or staff) of a faith-based organization in this region.  Or, anyone who wants to become a leader in helping their community prepare for a disaster. 

Register online.

9/9: Prepare-Enrich Facilitator Training Workshop
Sep
9
9:00 am09:00

9/9: Prepare-Enrich Facilitator Training Workshop

  • BelPres

Don’t miss the chance to become a Prepare-Enrich certified premarital counselor!

Prepare-Enrich Facilitator Training Workshop

September 9, 2016 / 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (registration deadline 9/2).

Bellevue Presbyterian Church

1717 Bellevue Way NE

Bellevue, WA 98004

Led by Rev. Kelly Hostetler

504-377-6824 or khostetler@belpres.org

For registration information:  click here

Or go to prepare-enrich.com, find a workshop

Dear fellow Pastors/Leaders/Mentors/Counselors…

If you are engaged in relational ministry with adults, it’s likely you’ve been asked to officiate a few weddings.  Meeting with the couple for premarital counseling is an important part of your role! It not only helps you get to know them more intimately, but enables you to walk with them as they explore and strengthen their relationship. 

For over 30 years, Prepare-Enrich has been training pastors, counselors, leaders and mentors to use these relationship tools effectively to coach, guide, and work more effectively with couples as they prepare to be married.  With P-E’s online assessment tool, you have a wonderful structure for conversations about their relationship, in which you can teach proven relationships skills and offer meaningful feedback. 

If you are interested in learning more about this great ministry tool, consider attending a one-day training with P-E Facilitator, Rev. Kelly Hostetler on Friday, September 9 at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.  Details about the course can be found here, and more information and testimonials about Prepare-Enrich are on their website

You will come out of this short training with resources and information that will help you to encourage productive conversations, address issues couples have, even if they are not yet aware of their problems; identify their relationship strengths; help couples resolve current issues and prevent future problems; as well as enabling you to quickly understand a couple's needs and maximize your impact over a short time.

 

8/19-21: Building an Inclusive Church Workshop
Aug
19
Aug 21

8/19-21: Building an Inclusive Church Workshop

  • Newport PC

8/19-21:  Building an Inclusive Church @ Newport PC

Basic Workshop 8/19-20; Optional Coaching Workshop 8/21

The Building an Inclusive Church trainings help you design and implement a process for your congregation to publicly and intentionally welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. Building an Inclusive Church equips you with ways to create dialogue – deepening relationships throughout the congregation rather than sparking debate and division. You will have opportunities to engage through a mix of presentation, hands-on practice, and small group discussion. Grounded in scripture and discipleship, this training allows you to explore your own Christian call to hospitality and evangelism.

The Optional Sunday, 8/21 Coaching Workshop offers additional free training for those interested in becoming a local resource for churches engaged in the BIC process.  Updates on LGBTQ advocacy in Washington State will also be provided.

For all the workshop forms, open this hyperlink.

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8/11-12: Global Leadership Summit @ BelPres
Aug
12
8:30 am08:30

8/11-12: Global Leadership Summit @ BelPres

  • BelPres

The Global Leadership Summit will inspire and equip you with practical skills to help you reach your greatest potential. 

Faculty members deliver a unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply. Some of the topics to be covered include: Executing ideas that matter most - Harnessing the power of emotional intelligence - Navigating effectively through cultural differences - Building cultures that value efficiencies - Virtues that accelerate teamwork Ingredients of successful turnarounds.

Visit our web page at BelPres.org for registration, videos, blogs and scholarship info.

Additional information is easily accessible at The Global Leadership Summit website.

Contact Nancy Campi ncampi@belpres.org to learn about special pricing and scholarships for qualifying area churches and community organizations. Scholarship are only available on a limited bases and applications are due by June 24.

7/18-22: Whitworth Institute of Ministry
Jul
18
Jul 22

7/18-22: Whitworth Institute of Ministry

  • Whitworth University

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 for their families. 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 throughout its history for its combination of great Bible teaching, dynamic preaching, vibrant worship, and time for personal renewal. Many ministry cohort groups find WIM a great opportunity to gather with friends and families for a week of fellowship and retreat.

Learn more and register online.