Could you survive a month in poverty? Participate in a poverty simulation:
- Role play a month in the lives of low-income families
- meet others who care about the issue, and
- explore the impact of poverty on our community.
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Could you survive a month in poverty? Participate in a poverty simulation:
This reflective yet experiential journey includes sessions on the art of making bread, a trip and travel component to local wineries to taste and discover wine making, as well as morning and evening devotions around Lenten themes. Devotional times will include community devotional practices as well as opportunities to engage in self-directed spiritual disciplines on your own.
During the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter, Christians draw closer to God through prayer and repentance. Lent is a time to re-establish the harmony with God that was broken by sin; a time to put off the old and put on the new (2 Corinthians 5). It is a time for a deeper conversion of our hearts. A time to overcome in ourselves what is of the flesh so the life of Christ may prevail in us. Lent is a time to recognize that we cannot do this for ourselves. We are utterly dependent on the rescuing love of Christ.
There's an opportunity for about 20 men to join the men of West Side and Rose Hill on Saturday, March 21 at Camp McCullough near Kent to hear Dr. Bruce McNichol of TrueFaced Ministry teach from his book, The Cure. This is an all-day event, meals and copy of The Cure provided, for only $55 per person.
GROWING INTO TOMORROW... TODAY
A RETIREMENT PLANNING SEMINAR
March 24-25, 2015
North Creek PC
GETTING IN SHAPE FISCALLY
A FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR
March 26, 2015
North Creek PC
A SEMINAR FOR LIFE POST-EMPLOYMENT
March 27, 2015
North Creek PC
The Whitworth Institute of Ministry (WIM) is an annual conference hosted on the university’s beautiful campus. WIM is designed to provide spiritual renewal for those involved in ministry leadership, as well as their entire family. Special programs designed to support spouses, youth, and children run throughout the week, concurrent with plenary sessions (morning Bible Study and Convocation, afternoon seminars, and evening worship). WIM has been known for the combination of great bible teaching, dynamic preaching, vibrant worship, and time for personal renewal. Many ministry cohort groups find WIM to be an opportunity to gather with friends and families for a week of fellowship and retreat.
WIM will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year on July 20-24, 2015. For more information about our program and speakers, go online.
BIG TENT 2015
JULY 30 – AUGUST 1, 2015
UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CAMPUS
Monday, February 23, 2015, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Upper Gwinn Commons, Seattle Pacific University, 3307 3rd Avenue West, Seattle, WA , Seattle, WA US 98119
Attendance Limit: 200
Earl Palmer Ministries is pleased to present this seminar - a one day event/series of sessions for pastors and lay teachers to join together with a three fold purpose:
What exactly does “Exposition of the Bible” mean?
To understand the Bible we begin by first listening to the Biblical text. Then we move forward by asking simple questions that go from “What is the writer/speaker/narrator in the text saying?” to include “What do the words of the writer/speaker/narrator in the text/context mean?” When the preacher/teacher shares this journey of understanding with the listeners we call this exposition. The goal of exposition is to present the text of the Bible in such a way that the listener- including the teacher/preacher- discovers for himself/herself a personal connection to the message of the text.
The Resource Teacher for this event is Earl Palmer who will present the case for exposition and then teach through example in studies of separate New Testament texts. In addition there will be a designated responder for each presentation who will offer a reflection after each of three sessions. Time will be arranged also for Q and A with the large group.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 PM
Calvin Presbyterian Church, Shoreline
Facilitated by: Jeff Johnson
Cost: Free-will offering will be taken
The Selah Service offers the opportunity to pause and rest together in prayer, song, reflection and worship before God. Join us for this very special observance of Ash Wednesday, as we begin the Lenten Journey to Easter.
Sunday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m.: a spectacular musical by a Presbyterian choir from New Jersey at Newport Presbyterian, Bellevue, called "The Children of Eden."
Estimated trip cost: (February 14 - 24) is $2,500. Optional trip to Siem Reap, Feb. 23-Feb.25 (see itinerary).
Registration deadline: November 30, 2014 but please note that international airline tickets will be cheaper if purchased earlier.
When: February 14th, 2015
Where: Union Church Kakao Cafe
Please join Seattle Presbytery in a service of worship for the ordination of Maggie Breen, who has received a call to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Join Lake Burien Presbyterian Church as the Presbytery of Seattle officially installs Rev. Lina Thompson as Lake Burien's pastor on Sunday, February 8 at 4:00 PM.
Sammamish PC will welcome Rev. Earl Palmer the weekend of February 6-8 as he teaches on the topic, "In Faithful Hands - A New Look At The Book Of Revelation."
Menucha Retreat & Conference Center is hosting a retreat called Pastors Unplugged from February 1-4, 2015. "The Science of Sabbath Rest."
How do we speak about racism and privilege from the pulpit? How can ministers and pastoral leaders be better prepared to engage in this issues both Biblically and culturally? What lenses or filters do you bring to the conversation?
Join Wallingford Presbyterian Church as the Presbytery of Seattle officially installs Rev. Tiare Mathison as Wallingford's Pastor on Sunday, January 25 at 4:00 PM.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Regional Prayer Service on Thursday, January 22
from 7 – 8:30 p.m., location to be announced.
Stay tuned for details: www.weekofprayer.us
Meekhof Memorial Lecture
January 9-11, 2015
"New Possibilities for Interfaith Relations: Countering Fear and Cultivating Envy"
The Gospel of Matthew is the start of our New Testament, giving readers the first glimpse into the life and ministry of Jesus.
Local church leaders, alumni, Lectio readers:
Spend an evening exploring this important text with SPU Associate Professor of New Testament Studies David Nienhuis
Celebrate Christmas differently this year by remembering the 100th anniversary of the incredible 1914 Christmas Truce. Hear stories and songs from the time, see images from the truce, and share the hope of peace. An interfaith and nonsectarian event.
First United Methodist Church, Seattle. Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets here.
A concert with singer/songwriter John McCutcheon, benefitting the peace and justice work of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.
We invite you to come together for the cause of racial justice. We believe we are at a crucial moment when the church needs to unite at a time when our country is so divided. Therefore we gather as Christians from all racial backgrounds, united by the gospel of Jesus Christ, to worship, pray, listen, encourage, and challenge each other. The evening will be an opportunity to hear how all Christians can make a difference and do so in partnership with each other.
You are invited to come away from the “busyness” of the Christmas season and join us at our annual Advent Prayer Retreat. Give yourself the gift of slowing down and entering into the sacred journey of Mary and Joseph; to invite the Spirit of Christ to make their story come alive for you like never before! Come! Be inspired and refreshed in God’s presence!
Faith-Based Solutions to Family Homelessness: What’s Next for your Congregation? On Sunday, December 7th from 2 – 4 p.m. at Seattle University’s Student Center rm. 160.
Join Justice Ventures International on International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2, 2014. One event, multiple churches across the U.S. & Asia. The Pacific Northwest's location is being hosted at Seattle Community Church.
The Seattle Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Session and congregation of Bellevue Presbyterian church invite you to attend the ordination of the Rev. Annie Duncan as pastor of this church at a Service of Ordination:
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
Hosted by Northwest Coast Presbytery at Tierra Nueva in Burlington. Healthy Boundaries: Beyond the Basics 201 is a refresher course with two new topics. In this shorter workshop you will be reminded of the need for healthy boundaries and good self-care. We will review the reality of power, and the policies & procedures necessary to protect vulnerable children, youth, & adults in your congregations. And we will consider the boundary challenges posed by finances and social media. The presentations will include material from the new FaithTrust Institute’s 201 course of the same name.
We are launching a series of climate-focused workshops and visioning sessions — in cities across the country as well as through a new online platform. Through this program, we will crowd-source a detailed vision of what a sustainable and just future would look like — and develop the strategies and tactics that will get us there.
Mark your calendar for November 9th, which is the actual day that Northminster began as a church 125 years ago! Come to worship that day at 10:30 and join in the festivities that will follow. A potluck will take place in our fellowship hall, so bring your favorite hot dish, salad or dessert to church that day. See old friends, meet new ones and see a fabulous display of Northminster through the years! Everyone is very welcome to join in our celebration.
Join World Vision's Mae Elise Cannon as she hosts a conversation with Sami Awad and Danny Sherman about Christian engagement in Israel and Palestine. Hope for the Holy Land is a movement of Christians that are genuinely Pro-Israeli and Pro-Palestinian, advocating for peace, security, freedom and dignity for all the people of the Holy Land.
Join Southminster Presbyterian Church as the Presbytery of Seattle officially installs Ken Onstot as Southminster Presbyterian Church's Pastor on Sunday, November 2, at 3:00 PM.
Finding God in the Pain and Messiness of Life
Dr. Rod J. K. Wilson
President and Professor of Counseling and Psychology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada
Saturday, November 1 - 9AM to 3PM
North Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek
$45 early-bird | $65 after 10/1
Join us on “Make a Difference Day” for a Stephen Ministry Introductory Workshop where you will learn skills to make a difference right now in how you approach Christian care giving. You will also have the opportunity to explore the benefits of a Stephen Ministry Program in your church. The “Difference” can be life changing for those you assist and for you as a caregiver.