12/27-30: Unite 2017 Youth Winter Retreat
Dec
27
to Dec 30

12/27-30: Unite 2017 Youth Winter Retreat

“Unite!” 2017
A Regional Presbyterian Youth Ministry Winter Retreat

The purpose of this project: Unite! Youth Winter Retreat 2017, is a collaboration of Christian youth & youth ministries for the purpose of encouraging a larger and diverse community of faith among middle, high school, and college-age youth. By participating in this event you give your youth and young adults the opportunity to feel connected to the larger church body in our local North West Region.

When: Pre-Rally: December 8
Untie Retreat: December 27-30

Where: Tall Timber Ranch
27875 White River Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Cost: $185.00 per participant. We have sought grant funding from the Seattle and Northwest coast presbyteries and some youth groups will do fundraisers to help raise scholarship funds. Those individuals and church communities that can afford to pay more are encouraged to pay as close to the un- subsidized ($185.00/participant) amount as possible. This payment program is based on the principle outlined by Paul in 2 Cor. 8:15. By doing this, there is extra money available to be shared with students who come from lower income communities. As a result, in the past five years, we have never had a student be unable to attend due to finances.

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2/16-17: Intergenerational Ministry Workshop
Feb
16
to Feb 17

2/16-17: Intergenerational Ministry Workshop

Intergenerational Ministry Workshop at Menucha February 16-17, 2018

What are the best ways to help people grow in their faith? In times past, Sunday school classes divided by age seemed to work…but things are different today. Is the Spirit leading us to new methods?

Those interested in how churches can do a better job with Christian education for people of all ages are invited to attend a 24 hour retreat led by the Rev. Jason Santos, Ph.D., our denomination’s Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation.

The workshop is being held at Menucha Retreat & Conference Center in Corbett, Oregon, in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

The retreat begins at lunch on Friday, February 16, and concludes with lunch on Saturday, February 17. Early arrivals on Thursday, February 15 are welcome.

There are four sessions:

Session A: Elvis has left the Building (or, a case for why young people have left the church)
Session B: Born Identity (or, how human identity is formed through Christian community)
Session C: This is Our Story (or, what exactly do we mean by Christian formation?) 
Session D: Into the Wild (or, where do we go from here?)

Dr. Santos expects that 24 hours is “enough time for participants to engage something intensely and leave with some new ideas or frameworks for thinking about Christian Formation.” 

Registration is open at https://menucha.org/programs/intergenerational. For questions, please call Rev. Lori Nance, Menucha Program Director, at 503-695-2243.

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11/11: Maurice Klein Memorial
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

11/11: Maurice Klein Memorial

A WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTIONS AND CELEBRATION OF LIFE

MAURICE KLEIN (1925-2017)

July 11, 1925 - October 13, 2017 Maurice Edgar Klein was born on July 11, 1925, in Kamiah, Idaho to S. Ralph and Geneva Klein. Maurice and Ruth Klein were married December 22, 1945. Maurice's sister, Doris Bush; brothers, Laverne and Clifford Klein; all preceded him in death. Maurice died October 13, 2017, at home of old age with his family at his bedside. Maurice lived an active life with family until recently. Maurice is survived by his wife, Ruth Klein; and children, Ralph and Paula Klein, Doreen and Doug Vokes, and Debbie and Bob Newell; in addition to grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many others. Maurice, a patriot, shall be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery. A memorial service will be November 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Everett First Presbyterian Church. 2936 Rockefeller Avenue Everett WA 98201.

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Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

10/8: Heidi Greider Ordination

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The Presbytery of the Northwest Coast is pleased to hold a worship service of ordination to ordain Heidi Greider to the Ministry of the Word and Sacrament on Sunday, October 8, 3pm at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bothell, WA. 

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

19540 104th Ave NE

Bothell, WA 98011

www.epcbothell.org

Heidi is serving as a Chaplain at the Seattle Children's Hospital.  She also serves as Director of Christian Formation at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bothell.  Please join Heidi, her family, church family and friends for this sacred occasion. 

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Sep
12
to Sep 14

9/12-14: Pastor's Retreat @ Tall Timber Ranch


Journey Inward, Journey Outward

Pastor’s Retreat; September 12-14, 2017

Tall Timber Ranch

Leadership: Joseph Roy PhD, ThM & Merry Roy, Educator

Joseph is a Spiritual Director and volunteer hospice chaplain.  He retired from 30 years as a pastoral counselor and counseling psychologist.  He is an avid fly fisher and photographer and enjoys music.

Merry is retired from 35 years as a teacher.  She enjoys birding, writing and music.  They have five grown children and 14 grandchildren.  They are active in the Church of the Brethren and social justice issues.  Over the years they have worked as a team, conducting workshops and retreats. 

“The farther the outward journey takes you, the deeper the inward must be.” Henri Nouwen

This will be a contemplative retreat, quieting, restoring and enriching our spiritual journey with Christ.

We will listen for the Presence of God in our Midst, expanding our relationship with nature, the earth and our bodies while practicing contemplative skills that allow us to hear God, each other and creation.

We will have times of prayer, singing, study, creating, and rest, and will seek to better understand the significance of contemplative practices in our ministry to family, church, community and the world.

Our relationship with Jesus the Christ calls us to be in the world compassionately and at the same time beckons us to go deeper into God’s presence.  Let this retreat strengthen our walk with the Divine and aid each of us in building the Kingdom of God.

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Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

8/26: Seo Seo-Pyeong (Slowly and Peacefully) Documentary

A documentary about Elisabeth Shepping, one of the first missionaries to Korea from the PCUSA (or predecessor denomination will be showing at the AMC Theaters at Alderwood Mall on Saturday, August 26, 4pm.

You are invited to join Community Church of Seattle (Hyungjae) and Seattle New Life to watch it together.  

RSVP - to jinhyun@seattlenewlife.org by August 14th, so that we can reserve the movie times. 

Showtime:

Saturday, August 26th 4pm 

AMC Alderwood (18733 33rd Ave. W., Lynnwood, WA 98073)

Ticket Cost - $10

Elisabeth J. Shepping, RN (1880-1934) was one of the very first missionaries, a lesser-known female nurse, commissioned to Joseon by Southern Presbyterian Church in the USA. Shepping was born in Wiesbaden, Germany; she immigrated to America at age 9 and studied nursing. When she was 32 years old, she took a mission from the Presbyterian Church to Korea. From 1912 to 1934, in the days of Japanese colonial period, for 22 years until her death and burial in Joseon soil, she worked as a nurse in the greater areas of Gwangju, which was one of the poorest region in Korea with no access to medical care.

Movie Trailer

English(1min 50sec)

Youtube

https://youtu.be/ClNc8TlNXfA

File(mp4)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxFsOHL84gkLdXh5N2VZZkRSME0/view?usp=sharing

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