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Events

1/27: Family Systems with Dr. Ron W. Richardson
Jan
27
9:30 am09:30

1/27: Family Systems with Dr. Ron W. Richardson

  • Seattle First Presbyterian Church

“From Our Home to Theirs: The Importance of the Therapist’s Own Emotional System in Doing Clinical Work.”  

Therapists and counselors are invited to a special workshop with Dr. Ronald W. Richardson hosted by Seattle Presbytery.

A major omission in much of the training of clinicians today is the lack of focus on the person of the therapist and what they bring from their own family of origin to the clinical effort. The triangle of Client, Therapist, and Therapist’s Own Family is ignored. The focus of this workshop will be on the importance of doing one’s own family of origin work and how that can help our clinical work.

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Ron Richardson is an accredited marriage and family therapist (and until retirement Supervisor) in AAMFT. He is a Diplomate in AAPC. He was the Executive Director of a large, metropolitan-wide counseling agency in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of many books on the application of Bowen family system theory to the practice of counseling: Family Ties That Bind, Couples in Conflict, Becoming Your Best (on Jane Austen and Bowen systems theory), Birth Order and You, and Jane Austen's Guide to Good Relationships

Registration fee: $25* (includes workshop, lunch & book). Online registration and payment required.  *Seattle Presbytery members & Samaritan Counseling employees only: $10; enter discount code seapres2017 at checkout.

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1/28: Leadership for Healthier Churches with Dr. Ron W. Richardson
Jan
28
9:30 am09:30

1/28: Leadership for Healthier Churches with Dr. Ron W. Richardson

  • Seattle First Presbyterian Church

"Leadership for Healthier Churches"

Pastors and church leaders are invited to a workshop with Dr. Ronald W. Richardson hosted by Seattle Presbytery.

We are all aware of the special challenges of being a congregational leader in these times. The peace and unity that may once have existed in our churches is seriously damaged. Our life as leaders may be more chaotic and unsatisfying. Family systems theory puts the intensity of congregational life into a context that both allows us to be both more relaxed, more effective, and to clarify what we are responsible for and not responsible for. In the busyness and daily crises of being leaders and care-givers, we can lose the bigger picture of the mission and ministry of the church. This one-day workshop will help you refresh your vision of how you want to function as a leader in the emotional system of your congregation.

Ron Richardson is an accredited pastoral counselor (Diplomate, retired) in AAPC, and a marriage and family therapist (and until retirement Supervisor) in AAMFT. He was the Executive Director of a large, metropolitan-wide counseling agency in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of many books on the application of Bowen family system theory to the life of the church including: Creating a Healthier Church, Becoming a Healthier Pastor, and Polarization and the Healthier Church.

Read: How Does a Systems Approach Help Us as Church Leaders, by Dr. Ron W. Richardson

Registration fee: $25* (includes workshop, lunch & book). Online registration and payment required. *Seattle Presbytery members & Samaritan Counseling employees only: $10; enter discount code seapres2017 at checkout.

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2/3-5: Race, Reconciliation, and Justice Workshop w/Tali Hairston
Feb
3
Feb 5

2/3-5: Race, Reconciliation, and Justice Workshop w/Tali Hairston

Workshop on Race, Reconciliation, and Justice with Tali Hairston.

Join us February 3-5 at Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 SE Inglewood Hill Rd, Sammamish, WA 98074 for a weekend with acclaimed writer and speaker Tali Hairston. Tali is the director of the John Perkins Center working for reconciliation, leadership training, and community development at Seattle Pacific University. He will be at SPC to speak and facilitate dialogue on the topic of race and justice. In addition to being a dynamic speaker, Hairston oversees co-curricular programs in global and urban service learning programs, intergroup dialogue, and experiential education opportunities in justice, poverty, ethnic identity, and cultural capacity. This two-day workshop will be intensive, thoughtful, and hard-work. This timely conversation in our world is open to the community, so invite a friend and come for a much needed conversation.

Details: 
3 Workshop Sessions
Friday from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  An evening workshop with discussion and dialogue followed by dessert reception.

Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Two workshops with light breakfast and coffee
Sunday 9:00 a.m. + 10:45 a.m. Tali will deliver the sermon at our regular morning worship services.  

Feb
7
12:00 pm12:00

2/7: Spiritual Discernment Pastors' Luncheon

  • Taste of India Restaurant

Co-Sponsored by Seattle Presbytery and Renewal Ministries Northwest 

Purpose:  To enjoy a catered lunch and to hear about the communal discernment process led by Renewal Ministries Northwest, Covenant Partner with Northwest Coast Presbytery.

Pastors Doug Kelly, Bethany PC, and Lynell Caudillo, Calvary PC, will share their how their churches benefited from the process.

Location:  Taste of India Restaurant, 5517 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle
(Lunch menu: Paneer and Vegetable Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken, Sauteed Vegies and Rice, Coconut Vegetable Curry, Spinach Naan)

RSVP no later than January 31, 2017.  Register online using the form below.

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2/9: Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017
Feb
9
9:00 am09:00

2/9: Interfaith Advocacy Day 2017

FAITH ACTION NETWORK’s Interfaith Advocacy Day on Thursday, February 9, 2017 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 for our shared values. Your meeting with legislators and/or their staff on this day is the most important thing our faith advocates can do.

On Interfaith Advocacy Day, you will be able to:

Don’t miss this important day in Olympia!

REGISTRATION: $15.00 when paid in advance, and $20.00 if you pay at the door. Your registration fee helps to cover some of the cost of renting our meeting space, catering, and materials. Contact us if you need a scholarship. REGISTER HERE.

Feb
11
8:00 am08:00

2/11: Craft of Worship Workshop with Marcia McFee

University UCC Worship and Music Ministry is delighted to announce that we are bringing Marcia McFee to UCUCC February 11 to lead an experiential Saturday workshop on Saturday February 11 on the craft of worship with members and friends of our congregation and other congregations in our area.  Drawing on a first career in professional dance and musical theater, and equipped with a Master's in Theology and a PhD in Liturgical Studies, Marcia McFee understands the role of any worship artist in the church as that of creating extraordinary portals through which communities journey with the Spirit. The task is at once deeply theological and wonderfully artistic. Connecting worship professionals and volunteers to their passion and depth of spiritual leadership is her aim in teaching and consulting as well as equipping them with skills to carry this out.

Dr. McFee has designed and led worship for regional, national and international gatherings of several denominations for the last 20 years. She is the creator and visionary of the Worship Design Studio (www.worshipdesignstudio.com), an online experience of coaching, education, inspiration and a design application. Her new book, Think Like a Filmmaker: Sensory-Rich Worship Design for Unforgettable Messages came out in June 2016.

Her Saturday workshop on February 11

(8:00—4:00 at UCUCC) will include presentations and conversations on:

  •   “Creating Worship with Deep Soul”: In this session Marcia will introduce what she means by "M-M-Good" Worship and why this is the most exciting time in worship history to be planning worship - no matter the "style!"

  •   “Think Like a Filmmaker”: What can we learn from filmmakers that can inform our work in offering the greatest Story ever told in sensory-rich ways?

  •   The Rhythms of Liturgy and Life & The Politics of Change: With lots of interactive music we will explore the various rhythms of worship vocabularies and why we benefit from utilizing a diversity of rhythms (AND why we get into "worship wars" and how to avoid it) and...

  •   "O Lord, Is it Sunday Already?!": Worship planning can be relentless with Sunday coming EVERY week! We'll talk about planning substantive and vital worship without getting burned out, drawing on the model offered in Marcia's Worship Design Studio.

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.

2/18: A Day of Solace With God
Feb
18
9:00 am09:00

2/18: A Day of Solace With God

  • North Creek PC

A Day of Solace With God

Saturday, February 18, 9AM—4:30PM Cost $35 (includes snacks & lunch)

North Creek Presbyterian Church

621 164th St. SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.   John 14:27

Where can you find solace in the midst of disruption?

Not long ago anxiety was primarily understood as a psychological problem requiring intervention.  Now, we are seeing massive changes in global culture, an increase in terrorist threats, and a volatile economic climate world-wide.  Younger people are concerned about their long term job prospects and seniors are wondering if they will outlive their financial resources.  While many of us still experience psychological distress, a new kind of anxiety is washing over the planet, one that demands a fresh look at the shalom/peace that is provided by the triune God.

This day of solace with God will combine teaching, reflection, prayer, silence, and art to explore these themes and to invite us into a space where we can find solace in the midst of disruption.

Registration form.  

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.

See flyer.

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 


1/14: Humanity Through Community
Jan
14
9:30 am09:30

1/14: Humanity Through Community

  • The Seattle School

In a world in which thoughtful conversation and responsible engagement with differing perspectives seem to be in short supply, The Seattle School seeks to equip thinkers, practitioners, artists, and organizations in awareness, skill-building, and advocacy as they work toward justice in our communities.

To that end, we are hosting Humanity Through Community, a two-hour summit designed to empower us to live, work, and lead in culturally responsive ways. With The Myth of the Single Story as our theme, we will wrestle with the grand narrative that connects us all—one of justice, the imago dei, and a new heaven and new earth—as well as the imperative to recognize the biases in each of us and to recognize the particularity of each person in our diverse and changing culture.

This year’s keynote speaker is Jimmy McGee, founder of the Bitumen Group, President of the Impact Movement, and former Director of the Pilgrimage for Reconciliation at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. McGee, who describes himself as “unashamedly Black, unapologetically Christian,” has devoted his life to impacting the lives of college students, church practitioners, and community leaders through mentoring, training, and directing conferences. You can learn more about him in this interview on the Intersections blog.

Humanity Through Community will also feature a compelling panel discussion engaging our work in the midst of changing demographics and culture. At the core of all of this, we look forward to gathering faith-based people and organizations to wrestle together with the question, “What does it mean to be human in a diverse, biased, and rapidly changing context?”

Read more.

1/14: 5-Month Guided Prayer Retreat
Jan
14
9:00 am09:00

1/14: 5-Month Guided Prayer Retreat

2017 Ignatian 5-Month Prayer Retreat

Presented by Renewal Ministries Northwest

Hearing, Recognizing and Responding to the Voice of Jesus through Prayer

and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.— John 10:4

A Guided 5-Month Prayer Retreat This retreat introduces you to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola (16th century). They will help you to engage in a regular practice of “ me apart with God” while going about your everyday life. Through these prayer practices, you will grow in your ability to be attentive and aware of God’s presence and to listen to God speak into your life. 

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1/13-15: Meekhof Lecture Series 2017
Jan
13
Jan 15

1/13-15: Meekhof Lecture Series 2017

  • Newport PC

Newport Presbyterian Church is delighted to welcome the Rev. Tim Phillips as our 2017 Meekhof lecturer on January 13-15, and we invite you to attend!

Tim’s message is focused on “Evolutionary Theology and Revolutionary Worship.”  Can the modern mainline church be saved?  Yes!...if modern mainline churches can make the shift into the reality of post-modernity. This series begins a conversation about that shift and the possibilities for an authentic and energizing spiritual practice of worship.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Read more.

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.

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)

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

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).

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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).

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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?

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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).

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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

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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

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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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