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Events

May
15
10:00 am10:00

5/15: Pentecost Celebration @ Steel Lake PC

  • Steel Lake PC

For Immediate Release

Steel Lake Presbyterian Church Launches New Mission Focusing on Underserved Aging and Caregiving Communities

FEDERAL WAY, Washington, May 2, 2016: Steel Lake Presbyterian Church will launch its new mission, focusing on underserved aging and caregiving communities in the greater Federal Way area, during a special Pentecost celebration on May 15, 2016.

“Our mission is in our name,” asserts Pastor Will Mason. “Presbyterian means elder. It’s not just our polity; it’s our identity.”

Read full press release.

 

5/21: Leadership Training Event w/Tod Bolsinger
May
21
1:00 pm13:00

5/21: Leadership Training Event w/Tod Bolsinger

  • First PC Puyallup

Saturday, May 21 @ First Presbyterian Church, Puyallup

Tod Bolsinger will be interacting with Olympia Presbytery and its leaders around the topic of "CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP IN UNCHARTED TERRITORY." 

If you (or your entire leadership team) would like to buy a copy of the book, Canoeing the Mountains, at a discounted rate, a limited number of copies are available at $10. Email the Stated Clerk with your order. 

5/22: Justin Beatty Ordination
May
22
3:00 pm15:00

5/22: Justin Beatty Ordination

  • Magnolia 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 Justin Beatty, who has received a call at Magnolia Presbyterian Church.

Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 PM

Magnolia Presbyterian Church

Jun
5
9:30 am09:30

6/5: Ray Moore Retirement Celebration @ UPC

  • University Presbyterian Church

From UPC:  

6/5/16 9:45 am - 10:45 am 

Larson Hall 

Ray Moore, Pastor of Visitation, is retiring after 44 years with UPC. Send contributions of your memories, congratulations, or a photo of Ray tocelebrate44@comcast.net, upload photos or documents to bit.ly/celebrate44, or send by US mail to Ray Moore Retirement, c/o Becky Riggers, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. University Presbyterian Church, 4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Learn more.

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.

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.


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

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

Spring 2016 Preaching Pastors' Conference with Professor Kang Yup Na

The Conference Overview:  

We read... the New Testament. A new song (Psalm 33.3). A new covenant (Jeremiah 31.31). New wine (Matthew 9.17). A new commandment (John 13.34). Renewing of our minds (Romans 12.1). A new creation (2 Corinthians 5.17). A new heaven and a new earth (Revelation 21.1). 

When we read in Isaiah 43.19, "I am about to do a new thing; . . . do you not perceive it?" Our reply is, sometimes - often? - "no." How might we think of our new (baptismal) life in Christ, spiritual renewal, our faith journey, and our church life in terms of new? How might we attain new perspectives on the scriptures that we have known so long?

One of the important "methods" of preparing ourselves for seeing and hearing God's Word afresh, especially those beloved and familiar parts of the Bible we know all too well, is to indeed follow Yoda's Zen-Exodus lesson, "You must unlearn what you have learned."

The Trainer: 

Reverend Kang Na

Rev. Kang Yup Na is an Associate Professor of Religion at Westminster College (New Wilmington, PA), where he teaches courses on the Bible, biblical interpretation, and Reformed theology. His area of specialty is the New Testament (Paul's letters in particular) and hermeneutics. The son of first-generation Christian parents, he was baptized in South Korea, moved to Tennessee just before turning ten, and since then has lived, studied, taught, and served churches in various places in New Jersey, Korea, Atlanta,

Germany, and New York City. He earned an AB at Princeton University, an M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD in New Testament from Emory University. He is a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

A generous grant from the PC(USA) Mission Agency allows for two conferences to be sponsored each year during the spring and autumn seasons.  Those Ministers of the Word & Sacrament within the Western 5 Synods can take advantage of a $50 registration fee.  All ordained ministers and others in a pastoral role are invited to attend (cost $299).  Many conferences like this cost more than $1,000 just for the registration, hotel room and food. This truly is a bargain! If you are a parishioner, please encourage your pastor to attend this or another upcoming Preaching Pastors' Conference.  It is truly a time for study, reflection, and camaraderie in a serene setting.

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

Learn more.

5/1: Samaritan Center Spring Fundraising Event
May
1
4:00 pm16:00

5/1: Samaritan Center Spring Fundraising Event

  • Bellevue Hilton

4:00 PM Registration & No-Host bar
5:00 PM Dinner followed by Program/Speaker

Space may be available at tables. Call Mary Eaves Mitchell: 206-527-2266 ext. 117.

Speaker: Author, William Paul Young

Tickets: $70 person*

*Donations above ticket price for this event go to help replenish funds that provide counseling and services for those in significant financial need.  

4/22-23: Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar w/Ken Sande
Apr
22
Apr 23

4/22-23: Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar w/Ken Sande

  • Highlands Community Church

Brothers and Sisters in Seattle Presbytery,

I’d like to invite you to a seminar that could change the way your church does relationships.

This training will introduce your people to a discipleship paradigm called relational wisdom, which is a God-centered, gospel-driven form of emotional intelligence. This paradigm is designed to equip Christians with six specific skills that will help them to fulfill Jesus’ command to love God with all their hearts and to love their neighbors as themselves.  

As believers improve their relational skills, they can build stronger families, (leading to fewer divorces and meltdowns with their teens), find greater fulfillment and success in their work, and, most importantly, develop relationships that attract others to Christ (John 13:34-35).

Refined in the Fires of Conflict

This seminar will be taught by Ken Sande, who has had over thirty years of “relationship-repairing” experience with Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360. Ken has mediated hundreds of conflicts and learned what destroys relationships and what strengthens them. Many of these lessons are set forth in the books he’s authored, including The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict.

Proven Benefits in Multiple Settings

As illustrated by testimonies, the six skills of relational wisdom are producing benefits in a wide variety of settings, including churches, counseling centers, Christian-owned businesses, mission teams, pregnancy centers, Christian schools, law enforcement, and on military bases. As one pastor wrote: 

“I apply RW every day, either with church staff and volunteers, in elders’ meetings, or in pastoral counseling. To keep the concepts fresh, I deliberately revisit them with my congregation every other month … it’s so easy to work into sermons. I am amazed by how effective RW is for all sorts of ministry settings! While most churches in my area are declining, divided and dying, my church is growing and united. RW360 and peacemaking have kept us unified and relevant. David Mason, Pastor of Green Valley Church 

RW Seminar: An Opportunity to Grow

Ken is scheduled to teach a Discovering Relational Wisdom Seminar at Highlands Community Church in Renton, on April 22-23. The seminar is interactive and involves biblical exposition, analysis of film clips, group discussion, and real-life application exercises.

This training is relevant to anyone who wants to develop better relational skills, especially those who are called to lead, serve and set an example of godly relationships for others. The fee for the seminar is $25 and scholarships are available.

Evangelistic Opportunity

This training is designed to facilitate witnessing and evangelism in two ways. First, the seminar itself is designed to be welcoming and relevant to nonbelievers, so church members can feel comfortable inviting non-Christian friends, relatives, and co-workers to come and learn practical relational skills … and hear how the gospel empowers relational wisdom.

Second, as Christians practice these skills, their marriages, friendships, and working relationships can become more appealing to nonbelievers, thus fulfilling Jesus’ teaching that our love for one another is one of the most vivid ways we can demonstrate the transforming power of the gospel (see John 13:34-35; 17:20-23).

To register for the seminar, please visit www.rw360.org/seminar 

Please feel free to email or call me if you’d like to learn more about why we are excited to promote this upcoming seminar.

Warmly in Christ, 

Pastor Tom Dabasinskas
Adult Ministries Team Leader

4/22-24: Millexer Retreat
Apr
22
Apr 24

4/22-24: Millexer Retreat

  • Soundview Camp & Retreat Center

"Millexer Retreat" at Sound View Camp on April 22nd-24th (Friday-Sunday) for adults & young families.  Limited registration is now available at the following link on a first-come, first served basis.  Registration closes on 4/15.  

Register online: www.spcdesmoines.org/millexer2016

We are pleased to announce that Rev. Eliana Maxim will be leading our devotional times on the topic of Sabbath.  The weekend will also include waterfront time (boats & such), crafts, food, music, and childcare for only $65 per adult (kids are free).  

Three good reasons to join in (or to encourage others to register):

1.  We all need Sabbath!

2.  Fellowship with Christians from other churches is fun and fruitful.

3.  This is an affordable, easy, restful getaway.  

4/19: Colombia Mission Co-Worker
Apr
19
4:00 pm16:00

4/19: Colombia Mission Co-Worker

  • North Point Church
Rev. Sarah Henken, Mission Co-Worker

Rev. Sarah Henken, Mission Co-Worker

Join PCUSA Mission co-worker Sarah Henken for a conversation on the civil war, peace and reconciliation in Colombia and how the Church can and has played a significant role in the ministering the people of Colombia. Sarah has been instrumental in helping Seattle Presbytery craft the historical covenant partnership with the Presbytery of the Coast in Colombia.
 
Sarah is the appointed regional liaison for the Andean region since July 2010. She provides support for partner ministries, implements regional strategies, and strengthens the work of mission personnel by providing guidance and assistance. She also facilitates the work of grassroots Presbyterians from the United States who are directly involved in mission in the region—Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.

4/6: Rev. Kristy Farber Installation Service
Apr
6
7:00 pm19:00

4/6: Rev. Kristy Farber Installation Service

  • Mercer Island PC

Join Mercer Island Presbyterian Church as the Presbytery of Seattle officially installs Kristy Farber as Mercer Island's Pastor on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00 PM. All are welcome to this worship service. 

3/31: Church Council of Greater Seattle Annual Assembly
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

3/31: Church Council of Greater Seattle Annual Assembly

  • Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

You are invited to the Church Council of Greater Seattle’s Annual Assembly on Thursday, March 31, at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Bloedel Hall, 1245 Tenth Ave. E., Seattle 98102. There will be a reception with light finger food at 6 p.m. and the programming will begin at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in the lot without charge on a first come, first serve basis.

The Church Council of Greater Seattle is the region’s ecumenical body serving King and South Snohomish Counties.  The Annual Assembly is our major consultative event of the year. It is a time to gather with members of the wider ecumenical church, to hold rich conversations, to learn what is happening currently with the Church Council, and to inform the Church Council’s work. 

All are welcome!  More information can be found at www.thechurchcouncil.org or by contacting Ann Erickson at 206.204.3855 or aerickson@thechurchcouncil.org.  An RSVP to Ann is requested but not necessary. 

3/25: Seven Sisters sharing the Seven Last Words of Jesus
Mar
25
12:00 pm12:00

3/25: Seven Sisters sharing the Seven Last Words of Jesus

  • Plymouth Church United Church of Christ

Seven Sisters Sharing the Seven Last Words of Jesus

An Ecumenical Observance of Good Friday

featuring

Rev. Eliana Maxim, Minister Emily Linderman, Rev. Dr. Linda Smith, Rev. Monica Corsaro, Rev. Jane Pauw, Rev. Dr. Patricia Hunter, Rev. Kelle Brown, with Rev. Brigitta Remole, Host & Officiant

Download flyer.

3/20: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré
Mar
20
4:00 pm16:00

3/20: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré

  • Mount Baker Park PC

The Mount Baker Park Presbyterian Church Choir and guest singers will present the “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré on Palm Sunday afternoon, March 20, at 4:00 p.m., with organ and harp accompaniment, conducted by MBPPC Director of Music, Allan J. Andrews. Come join us for this beautiful way to celebrate the Easter season.

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!

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

Need a Taxi? Click Here!

Cancellation Policy

PC(USA) Article on Interim/Transitional Ministry 


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!

2/4: 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. 

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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.