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

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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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7:30pm 7:30pm

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 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.

Movie Trailer

English(1min 50sec)



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