7/23-27: Whitworth Institute of Ministry
to Jul 27

7/23-27: Whitworth Institute of Ministry

The annual Whitworth Institute for Ministry is ready for registration and it should be a good one.  

Also, for pastors desiring to advance their preaching NWC Presbytery is invited to form 1, 2 or several preaching cohorts to participate in the preaching track of WIM.  Pastors who participate in the preaching cohort will receive a $300 grant/scholarship to WIM meaning you only pay $50 + room and board for WIM.  

See below (and on the website) for the info about this preaching track.   

Preaching & Teaching Scripture
Mindy Smith, Ron Pyle & Erik Peterson

This biblical preaching track will focus on the intersection of the pastor-preacher's personal spiritual formation with the responsibility to communicate the biblical message with clarity, passion and conviction. Led by a teaching team with decades of experience studying the essential elements of Christian discipleship in relation to biblical teachings, workshops will equip preachers with fresh tools as they begin to plan for the coming year of sermons. All are welcome to participate, though this track is primarily designed for a co-existing Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) preaching/teaching pastor cohort, funded by a denominational grant. Upon completion, if one chooses, participants may join or form a cohort that will continue the learning process throughout the year. Come and see.

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to Jun 8

6/5-8: Discerning Missional Leadership Assessment

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Discerning Missional Leadership Assessment.  June 5-8, 2018 in Bothell, WA.  This is an opportunity for people considering starting a new ministry, new worshipping community or expression of the church to assess their spiritual gifts and competencies to engage that challenge.  Join other curious folks to see if starting something new is for you: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/1001-2/assessment/

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9:00 AM09:00

5/15: Renewal Ministries NW Spring Prayer Retreat

Spring Prayer Retreat: “Freedom to Respond to God’s Call”

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Facilitated By: Rev. Denise Easter & Rev. Dianna Kunce
Location: North Creek Presbyterian Church, Mill Creek
Cost: $25
(Cost includes materials & snacks.)

God’s desire for us as His beloved ones is to grow in spiritual freedom.  We are spiritually free when we are growing in our awareness of God’s love and acceptance; when we know who we are, with all of our gifts and our limitations. We are better able to discern God’s presence, find more meaning in our lives, and make choices that flow from who we are, whatever circumstances we find ourselves in. Keeping God at the center of our lives allows us to discern God’s call in our present situation and to respond generously to that call. Our preoccupations can get in the way of hearing and responding to God and may create chaos in our souls, leading us to make poor choices.

At this retreat, we will reflect on several passages of Scripture, pondering what leads us into spiritual freedom. In prayer, we will seek God’s guidance about “disordered loves” in our lives that may push God out of the center of our lives and rob us of the joy, freedom, and hope that God invites us into.

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6:00 PM18:00

5/12: Celebrating 8 years of CCO Ministry with a Benefit Dinner


Celebrating 8 Years of CCO Ministry with a Benefit Dinner

Ground Zero:  Ministry Encounters in Current College Culture

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 6-8 pm, Calvin Church

Ready to experience a “slice of life” from today’s diverse, secular college culture?

Come learn about some of the barriers CCO students encounter,  including issues around the radical re-definition of gender identity, when they penetrate that culture through Christian witness.

Students will share their stories and explain the Witnessing Model they’ve developed to allow the Holy Spirit to empower them on the front lines of evangelistic ministry.

We will celebrate the ways God is working through CCO to minister to students, faculty, and staff at Shoreline, Edmonds, Everett, and Cascadia  Colleges.

Buy tickets and learn more online.

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March 2018 CCO article in Calvin Connections newsletter (page 5)

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7:00 PM19:00

5/5: Kathy Troccoli Concert

Kathy Troccoli is coming to Seattle! We’re excited to share that North Creek Presbyterian Church will be hosting her in a free concert on Saturday, May 5th at 7 PM—“Comfort by Candlelight: An Evening with Kathy Troccoli.” Renewal Ministries Northwest is supporting the event. 

Kathy has been singing and performing for the last three decades—everything from a top-ten single recorded with the Beach Boys (“I Can Hear the Music”) to worship songs onstage with the late Billy Graham. She believes in the healing power of music. Her “Comfort by Candlelight” tour is her offering to communities looking for the light and hope around them. Even with hundreds of people gathered to hear her perform, she works to make the experience intimate—as though you were at her dinner table.

Please spread the word; there may be quite a few Kathy Troccoli fans in your congregation! All are welcome. Tickets (again, free!) can be purchased through iTickets (with a $1 processing fee) or by e-mailing renewalministries@live.com. We recommend tickets be claimed by April 1.

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11:30 AM11:30

4/28: Campbell Farm Spring Run Salmon Bake Fundraiser

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Come and Join Us for

The 3rd Annual Campbell Farm
Spring Run Salmon Bake Fundraiser

Saturday, April 28th, 11:30 am--3:00 pm

$25 a plate

Menu : Alder wood fire grilled salmon, asparagus, wild rice blend, Indian fried bread, blueberry pie, and drink

Children’s menu option:  Grilled hamburger, chips, cookies, and drink

This fundraiser helps us keep our children's ministry alive. 

The Campbell Farm offers after-school programs, partnerships with churches and collaborations with colleges. 

We also offer a summer day camp.  Our summer feeding outreach program helps to feed kids:  mind, body, and soul.

With your help Campbell Farm offers a safe place for the children in our community to THRIVE beyond the boundaries of our poverty stricken reservation.

      $25 helps sponsor a child for a week in summer day camp

      $250 will sponsor a child for the Summer

So—the price of your salmon bake meal will help feed a child breakfast and lunch for a whole week!  

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email or phone to Carman Pimms at Campbell Farm:  campbellfarm3@hotmail.comor 509.877.6413.

Thank you in advance for helping our children dream BIG!

If you cannot attend, but would like to sponsor a child/children for a week or the summer, please fill-out and return the bottom of the attached flyer to Campbell Farm with your donation. 

The Campbell Farm
2527 Campbell Road
Wapato, WA 98951

Click here for registration & information form.

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4/27-29: IF: Gathering 2018
to Apr 29

4/27-29: IF: Gathering 2018

IF: Gathering 2018

What if we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity?  




$125: includes amazing meals by TT’s Chef Sparrow and 2 night’s lodging


Early Bird Registration: FEB 15-28—$115


This isn’t about hearing your favorite speaker, it’s about participating in a generation of women who believe God at His word and desire to spend their lives well for His glory.

For more information:
www.ifgathering.com; plaincommunitychurch.org; www.talltimber.org

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to Apr 19

4/17-19: SE Alaska Cluster Gathering

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SE Alaska Friends: 

Please make plans to meet together for a SE Alaska Cluster gathering Tuesday April 17 (Arrival) to Thursday April 19 (departure) in Wrangell.  We will be staying at Wrangell PC in their hostel. If you have any questions about accommodations and food please contact Nettie Covalt at jeanettecovalt@rocketmail.com or (907) 874-2779. Please make your flight or ferry reservations by March 17 to ensure best prices.  And send your receipts for reimbursement to me.  

The planning team of Larry Emery, Bob Carter, and Nettie Covalt will be sharing more about the program in the coming weeks.  For now please identify 2 people from your church (usually a pastoral leader and an elder) who can join together in Wrangell to celebrate ministry and especially some important transitions.

Register below and send receipts for travel with expense reimbursement request form to Jenine Taylor (jenine@northwestcoast.org). 

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12:30 PM12:30

4/15: Play at First P.C. in Snohomish, Sahmatah: Memory of Stones

Play at First P.C. in Snohomish on April 15 at 12:30 PM
Sahmatah: Memory of Stones

As a group of 25 people from our Northwest Coast Presbytery prepare to head to Israel/Palestine from April 27-May10, they’ll be familiarizing themselves with the history of the area since 1948.  One way is through a play that is being performed at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish called Sahmatah: Memory of Stones.  The play, performed by two Palestinians, is about an old Palestinian man who seeks to bridge a generation gap by helping his grandson come to understand what the land means to him and his generation and the impact the loss of that land has had on him.  As grandfather and grandson walk through the pine trees and scattered stones—and the grandfather shares from his heart about his beloved village, Sahmatah, that exists no more— the memory of the place rises from the ground itself.   The play (no cost) is about an hour long with a time for questions and answers afterward.   Members and friends of churches within our presbytery are invited.  A potato-bar lunch is also being provided from11:45 AM – 12:25 PM before the play.  If you’d like to have lunch beforehand, please call (360-568-6498) and let us know you are coming.

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10:00 AM10:00

3/14: Got Vision? Webinar


Why have a Vision?

The Vision can be the driving force in ministry. The Vision of a church is driven by its core values. The Vision is NECESSARY.

Discover how to:

  • spiritually discern and develop a Vision

  • reinvigorate a ‘tired’ Vision

  • align church ministry to a Vision

“Vision” can be defined as the capacity to "taste and see" what God is doing at the intersection between God's people and the world He loves-so that others can "taste and see" it, participate in it, pray for it, be transformed by it.

Participate in this 40-minute interactive webinar with Rev. Rob Hagan, Presbyterian Foundation and Dr. Corey Schlosser-Hall for a plan to discover your church’s core values and the steps to create a vision. Corey and Rob will also be available for individual consultation for churches building a vision-minded community of faith.

Join us at 10:00 am on March 14

Facilitators: Rev. Rob Hagan, Presbyterian Foundation & Dr. Corey Schlosser-Hall, Northwest Coast Presbytery

To register: email or call Rob Hagan at rob.hagan@presbyterianfoundation.org, 509-521-5200.

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3/7: Envisioning the Vision Webinar

Why have a Vision?

The Vision can be the driving force in ministry. The Vision of a church is driven by its core values. The Vision is NECESSARY.

Discover how to:

  • spiritually discern and develop a Vision

  • reinvigorate a ‘tired’ Vision

align church ministry to a Vision

“Vision” can be defined as the capacity to "taste and see" what God is doing at the intersection between God's people and the world He loves-so that others can "taste and see" it, participate in it, pray for it, be transformed by it.

Participate in this 40-minute interactive webinar for a plan to discover your church’s core values and the steps to create a vision. Corey and Rob will also be available for individual consultation for churches building a vision-minded community of faith.

Join us at 10:00 am on either March 7 or March 14

Facilitators: Rev. Rob Hagan, Presbyterian Foundation & Dr. Corey Schlosser-Hall, Northwest Coast Presbytery

To register: email or call Rob Hagan at rob.hagan@presbyterianfoundation.org, 509-521-5200.

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7:00 PM19:00

3/6: Safe Church Training

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Invitation from Barry Crane, Pastor @ North Sound Church:

Dear Fellow Faith Community Leaders,

After the tragic church shootings in recent times, I approached the Edmonds Police Department about training for our church staff and hospitality team to be able to keep our congregants as safe as possible in the event of an active shooter situation or any disruption of our services. The police department put us in touch with former police officer Timothy Durand, who now heads up React Solutions (https://www.activethreatsolutions.org/).

We have scheduled a training event for our leadership and hospitality team on Tuesday, March 6th, at 7 pm, at the North Sound Center, 201 4th Ave N. in Edmonds . If you think this training would be of value to your congregation we invite you to join us with your church leadership, ushers, greeters, etc. There is no charge for this training event.

We look forward to insights into how to make our churches increasingly safe for those who attend. Tim has indicated his presentation would include items such as:

  • The how and why of a current police response (this helps develop individual response plans). 
  • The Priority of Life Scale as it pertains to your situation.
  • General observation and threat recognition skills (Pre-Attack Indicators).
  • Personal empowerment. 
  • Denial and how to help overcome Normalcy Bias. 
  • The Active Threat Plan.
  • Crisis Communication, some tips for talking to angry, upset people.

He has indicated the training will be helpful for dealing with disruptive people as well as active shooters.

If you would like to join us for this event could you please respond to Sue Johnson with the name of your congregation and the number of folks who will be attending? Sue Johnson, suej@northsoundchurch.com or 425-776-9800.

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to Mar 3

2/25-3/3: Adult Mission Trip to Houston

Join Lake Forest Park PC and North Creek PC for an adult mission trip to Houston, TX: February 25-March 3, 2018.

The team will help rebuild homes after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  

Cost: $600/person (includes lodging, most meals, air and ground transportation, construction materials)

Download brochure and registration form.

Contact Pastor Mike: 206-364-2712, x106. 

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2/16-17: Intergenerational Ministry Workshop
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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6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of Resilience: A Fellowship Fundraiser for Campbell Farm

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Campbell Farm Fundraiser (Individual) Registration

Select this option for individual registration ($75/person).

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Campbell Farm Fundraiser (Group) registration

Group registration for a table of 6 ($400/table).

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Unable to attend but wish to donate?  Send checks to: Northwest Coast Presbytery, 1010 E Casino Rd., Everett, WA 98203, memo: Campbell Farm Fundraiser. Or donate online.

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2/3: Renewal Ministries NW Teaching Retreat
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2/3: Renewal Ministries NW Teaching Retreat

Teaching Retreat: “Finding God in the Pain and Messiness of Life”

Dates: February 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Facilitated By: Rev. Dr. Rod & Bev Wilson
Location: University Presbyterian Church, Seattle WA
Cost: $45 (Cost includes materials & snacks.  Lunch is on your own)

Being committed to follow the triune God does not make us immune from experiences of pain and messiness in our lives or the lives of those who are close to us. It is at those times that our faith is tested most heavily as we wonder why we are hurting, why it feels like God is hiding, and why our church community is so unhelpful. During this day together, we will explore these themes and grapple with the question of whether our life in, and with God, is enhanced by the presence of pain and messiness.

This day will combine teaching, reflection, prayer, silence, and art to explore these themes and to invite us into a space where we can receive consolation and peace.

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12/27-30: Unite 2017 Youth Winter Retreat
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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11/11: Maurice Klein Memorial
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11/11: Maurice Klein Memorial


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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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


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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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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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. 


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.

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