Post Leadership Summit Resources Available

THANK YOU for your consistent and generous support of NWC Presbytery’s mission and ministry.  Because of your financial support we anticipate ending 2017 with a smaller net loss than we budgeted which is good news!  Each fall the presbytery (all minister members and elder commissioners from each congregation) determines a budget for NWC Presbytery’s ministry and mission during the following year and how much we are willing to pay per member (per capita) along with identifying mission partners and how to allocate your giving to NWC Presbytery Mission. Click here to see what the presbytery approved during the October 20, 2017 Leadership Summit.

Christmas Joy Special Offerings

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING: SUPPORTING PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE LEADERS

WHEN IS THE CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING RECEIVED?

The Christmas Joy Offering is traditionally received during the Advent Season. However, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by the Christmas Joy Offering by by making an online gift at any time throughout the year at any time throughout the year. Checks can be mailed care of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to P.O. Box 643700; Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

HOW IS MY GIFT USED?

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.

Get resources and learn more.

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

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Paul McDonald shares his grandparents' legacy

Photo: Shawn Gust Yakima Herald-Republic

 

As U.S. sent Japanese to camps, Yakima Valley duo took a stand

BY TAMMY AYER

Yakima Herald-Republic

OCTOBER 15, 2017 2:53 PM

Esther Short Boyd was working as usual at the R.R. Short Hardware store in Wapato when a man walked in and identified himself as president of one of the local Granges, a national fraternal association for farmers.

“You went to the Tolan Hearing,” he said. That’s correct, she replied. “Then we can’t trade with you,” he added, reflecting the anti-Japanese sentiment running high in the wake of Pearl Harbor.

She told him that was his privilege.

“It was my privilege to make my own decisions and do what I considered right,” Boyd recalled years later of the brief exchange in the spring of 1942.

Boyd and Wapato farmer Dan McDonald Sr. had testified in Seattle in March of that year on behalf of Yakima Valley residents of Japanese heritage potentially impacted by Executive Order 9066.

Signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the order forced approximately 120,000 West Coast residents of Japanese ancestry into remote prison camps. The order would eventually include 1,017 from the Valley, who were sent to Heart Mountain Relocation Center near Powell, Wyo.

Read more online.

Oct. 21: VERGE 2.0 @ United PC of Seattle

8:30am     Gather, register, enjoy coffee & breakfast
9:00am     VERGE 2.0 Welcome and Introductions
9:10am      VERGE 2.0 Speakers
12:00pm    Lunch
12:45pm    VERGE 2.0 Speakers & Conversations
3:00pm     Sending

VERGE 2.0 2017 is inspired by NWC Presbytery's 3 core initiatives:  
     Congregational Renewal
     New Expressions of the Church (new worshipping communities)
     Village Ministries (congregations in communities of less than 1000 people in rural orisolated areas).  

6 speakers will be giving TED-style talks focused on one or more of these three areas. 2017 speakers include

Dave RohrerPastor of Emmanuel PC, Bothell. (Renewal)

Seth NormingtonPastor Waterville Federated Church, Waterville. (Village)

Becki BarrettPastor of Overlake Park PC, Bellevue. (Renewal/New Expression)

Lina ThompsonPastor of Lake Burien PC, Burien, WA. (Renewal)

Nick WarnesPastor of Northland Village Church and Director of Cyclical LA. (New Expressions). 

Tamisha TylerPastor of a New Church Expression in LA Area and Ph.D. Student at Fuller Seminary.  Works with Nick Warnes through Cyclical. (New Expressions). 

Learn more and register online.

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Profound Change After War

From Rev. Kelly Wadsworth, Seattle Presbytery:

From October 1-31, 2017, I am spearheading an important project for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in our Greater Seattle congregations.

Profound Change after War” is a way for service members to reflect on their own spiritual encounter and transformation from their own perspective.

Participation involves a 40-60 minute in-person interview describing “an experience when you recognized that you had been profoundly changed by war.” In honor of our veterans, each participant will receive a $75 Amazon gift certificate.

Visit www.profoundchangeafterwar.com for more information. The attached flyer provides additional details and is available in hard copy as well.

As a Teaching Elder in the Seattle Presbytery and as an Army Chaplain who served with the 1-161 INF BN in Balad, Iraq (‘07-‘08), I am the lead on this project. I am happy to speak further with congregations about why profound encounters are a critical piece of our national conversations.

Download flyer.

Holm in Malawi Prayer Requests - October 2017

Check out our blog at: http://www.holminafrica.blogspot.com/ . You can subscribe to e-mail updates of our family blog on weekly work and life in Malawi by entering your email into the box "Follow by Email" and then confirming your e-mail.

Praises

* We have kicked off a new school year for little Mphatso, and thankful all is going well.  We are blessed she has a preschool that is part of the CCAP church that is a good fit for our family.

* An encouraging visit to Mzuzu by a member of our home church family, from West Side Church, Richland, WA who is leading a 3-day gender training at the University of Livingstonia this week.

* Tyler and Rochelle celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary this month.

* The University of Livingstonia will hold graduation on October 7th.

Prayer requests

* We have had numerous power cuts and water supply problems the past few weeks, which are unpredictable and often make even simple tasks very time consuming. At home, we have some things on our backup solar power unit and some water stockpiled.

* For grace while juggling busy academic and work-related travel schedules for both Tyler and Rochelle during October.

* As of last month, we were at 55% of our Presbyterian World Mission funding target for the year. As 2017 winds down, many of you give large gifts at the end of the year, please pray about giving an early gift to meet the needs of our sending and support and accompany us in our ministry work in Malawi.

* Pray for the country of Malawi, its government, its leaders, its students, its future, and also pray for our local partner the CCAP, and the universities that we work for.

Contact Rochelle: rochelle@rochelleholm.com

Contact Tyler: tyler@tylerholm.com          

To support us financially: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/E200532/

To support the University of Livingstonia Faculty of Theology:  http://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/E052124

To visit our weekly family blog: http://www.holminafrica.blogspot.com/      

 

Grace and Peace,

Tyler, Rochelle and Mphatso Holm

Presbyterian World Mission/University of Livingstonia (Tyler) and Mzuzu University (Rochelle)

Mzuzu, Malawi

NWCP Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (and possible Egypt option): April 27-May 10, 2018

 

Join fellow Northwest Coast Presbyterians on a life-changing pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine and experience the Holy Land first-hand as “the fifth gospel.”   The trip includes six days in Bethlehem, with trips to Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah and the Dead Sea, an overnight stay with a Palestinian family, and then several nights in the Galilee region as honored guests at the Mar Elias School, which was founded by three-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Archbishop Elias Chacour. 

Three of our NWCP pastors are coordinating the trip: Charlie Lewis (Snohomish First), Alan Dorway Everett First), and Milad Nahkla (Calvin) have teamed up with Pilgrims of Ibillin and a seasoned tour leader, Joan Deming, a UMC pastor from Madison, Wisconsin.

Go to www.pilgrimsofibillin.org and look up “Living Stones Pilgrimage” for the details of the trip (the website shows only the 2017 fall trip which will be duplicated for the April 27-May 10 trip we take).  We could be doing an optional extension trip to Egypt (Milad Nahkla’s home) should the conditions become safe enough.  Please contact one of the three pastors who are organizing the trip if you’re interested in going and they would be happy to give you more specifics and answer any questions.   We’re limited to the first 25 people to sign up and are already half way there!   Total cost of for the Holy Land portion of the trip will be approximately $3200 (covers airfare, insurance, hotels, meals, and ground transportation).  The Egypt portion of the trip, should it happen, will be extra.

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PDA issues prayer following Las Vegas massacre

At least 58 people dead after gunman opens fire on music festival crowd

by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service

LOUISVILLE – As details continue to emerge about the deadly shooting that took place in Las Vegas last evening, the Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus, director of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, has written a prayer to share with the church.

“We pray this day for the Sun of Righteousness to arise with healing in its wings, and rain mercy, grace and peace upon our broken people,” the prayer reads in part.

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Selection of GA Commissioners & YADDs

Commissioners and YADDs will be elected at the October 20 Leadership Summit.

Please distribute this to any person ordained as an elder that might be interested in serving as a GA Commissioner.

More information about the General Assembly is available at

https://www.pcusa.org/events/24276/223rd-general-assembly-2018/

Contact Dean Strong with any questions about serving as a GA Commissioner or YADD.

Download application.

Pacific Northwest Culture and Religious Identity Courses

Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry

Two Seattle Presbytery (Rev. Scott Anderson & Rev. Kelly Wadsworth) ministers will teach the Presbyterian specific segment of these courses.

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Rev. Dr. Kelly Wadsworth has served in the Seattle Presbytery since 2006. Kelly is native to the Pacific Northwest and is at home among the lakes, the rain, and the mountains. She was ordained into Army Chaplaincy and served in the Washington State National Guard until 2011. From 2008-2009, she deployed to Balad, Iraq with the 81st HBCT. Kelly currently ministers at Seattle’s Presbyterian Retirement Community as well as teaches first year courses for doctoral students. She received her PhD in 2017 from Saybrook University in San Francisco, CA. Kelly’s interests focus on the intersection of psychology and spirituality as it pertains to sacred change and the task of finding home after war. Kelly believes the Pacific Northwest is a stretch of historic geography where the Divine has and continues to be active through the various communities that live here. PNW Culture and Presbyterian Identity is a unique opportunity to expand the understanding of what makes religion in this place both soulful and rich. 

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The Rev. Dr. Scott Anderson has been serving Presbyterian (PCUSA) congregations since his ordination in 1994. He is the pastor of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Renton, WA where he has served since 2004. Scott received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry in 2017, exploring themes of ordination and leadership, particularly as they have to do with shifting values and developing themes in the current axial age. Scott also earned a certificate in non-profit fundraising through Seattle University’s School of Arts and Sciences in the course of his doctoral studies. A long-time Pacific Northwesterner, Scott loves to spend time in and around the forests, mountains, and waters that shape this region’s unique religious and spiritual identity. He believes the region’s religious life forecasts future patterns for other regions. Scott lives in Renton with Barbara, his wife of 29 years. They have two college-age children, Claire and Peter.

Scott says what is happening to the church and institutional religion in general is both unsettling and exciting. The possibilities for renewal are profound as we seek to learn from current realities and speak from the deep wisdom of our religious traditions. This course will offer opportunities to do both. 


Courses begin September 28, 2017
Deadline to register is September 15, 2017
Professional Development Student Cost: $210 per course

Part I class dates are Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 from 6-9pm.
Part II class dates are Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8 from 6-9pm.

Books and/or scholarships may be available to students. Please contact tricem@seattleu.edu for more details.


Pacific Northwest Culture & Lutheran Identity I and II

This two-course sequence will prepare students to become fluent within their own ecclesial tradition, and within the complex cultural challenges and opportunities that the Church experiences today in this region. The focus is to assist students in: Identifying and analyzing the pressing questions and responses to being Church in this region; enlarging their ecclesial fluency in matters of life, worldview, faith and witness in the Pacific Northwest; refining their sense of relevant Gospel witness where theology meets life every day, including any synodically authorized ministry. Sources will range from ELCA social statements to interdisciplinary analyses, from poetry to prose, from local history to international Lutheran service around the world. All of these sources will assist students in living into the question of identifying the markers for a Lutheran Cascadian sensibility in this dynamic region of the world.


Pacific Northwest Culture & Presbyterian Identity I and II

The focus of this two-course sequence is to assist students in: Identifying and analyzing the pressing challenges and responses to being religious in this region; enlarging progressive theological fluency in matters of life, worldview, faith and witness in the Pacific Northwest; and refining relevant leadership acumen that anticipates and is responsive to the societal challenges in this region, which likewise impact the country and the world. 

The two-course sequence provides an enhanced learning environment inclusive of two kinds of students: Students in degree-seeking programs at STM (MDiv, DMin, MAPS, etc.), and non-degree seeking professionals from throughout numerous walks of life, who participate in the life of their community. Distinct from a course on the history, polity or doctrine of a particular tradition, this course will prepare students for fluency both within the Presbyterian tradition, and within the complex cultural challenges and opportunities that religion experiences today in this region. Sources for this two-course sequence will range from social statements to interdisciplinary analyses, from in-class guests to an assessment of global efforts with local impact. All of these sources will assist students in identifying the markers for a Cascadian sensibility in this dynamic region of the world.


Pacific Northwest Culture & United Methodist Identity I and II

This two-course sequence enables students to develop an ecclesial competency in the faith, order, life and work of the UMC. Pacific Northwest Culture and United Methodist Identity will prepare students to become fluent within their own ecclesial tradition, and within the cultural challenges and opportunities that the Church experiences today in this region.  This sequence, taken in the first year of the M.Div. program, is a bookend requirement toward the United Methodist Polity, History, and Doctrine courses (STMA 5860, 5870, & 5880), which rediscover the theological challenges of contemporary United Methodist - Wesleyan identity alongside the place and authority of the historical statements of the United Methodist experience for being Church in the world today.


Pacific Northwest Culture & UUA Identity I and II

This two-course sequence is designed in partnership between the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University (STM) and the specific religious communities with longstanding commitments at this School for graduate theological education. The focus of this two-course sequence is to assist students in: Identifying and analyzing the pressing challenges and responses to being religious in this region; enlarging progressive theological fluency in matters of life, worldview, faith and witness in the Pacific Northwest; and refining relevant leadership acumen that anticipates and is responsive to the societal challenges in this region, which likewise impact the country and the world.  

The two-course sequence provides an enhanced learning environment inclusive of two kinds of students: Students in degree-seeking programs at STM (MDiv, DMin, MAPS, etc.), and non-degree seeking professionals from throughout numerous walks of life, who participate in the life of their religious community. Distinct from a course on the history, polity or doctrine of a particular tradition, this course will prepare students for fluency both within the Unitarian Universalist tradition, and within the complex cultural challenges and opportunities that religion experiences today in this region. Sources for this two-course sequence will range from social statements to interdisciplinary analyses, from in-class guests to an assessment of global efforts with local impact. All of these sources will assist students in identifying the markers for a Cascadian sensibility in this dynamic region of the world.

Learn more.

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Click here to register


Calling & Faith for Today's Generation

A message from Jon Epps (INN Director):

Greetings Friends and Colleagues in Ministry -

I hope that this note finds you well and enjoying the beautiful summer we are blessed with in the Northwest and all that glory that God's creation reveals. 

Many of you received a letter from the INN in partnership with Community College Outreach and Jan Smith a few months back with an invitation to partner in the ongoing missionary work to emerging young adults.  Despite the constant bad news we often hear about young adult engagement with faith and community - you have two sources of profoundly good news of the Spirit's transformational work right here in Washington!

To that end I wanted to extend the invitation with a reminder, links you can easily explore and a copy of Jan's letter below. 

I also wanted to share an exciting resource for any youth group or young person you know considering what's next.  Developed by a student for her senior project, this video gathers voices of students from a variety of perspectives that gives wisdom and direction while dispelling common traps that undermine faith, community and calling. 

It's a great conversation piece that could foster inter-generational sharing of wisdom for faith and life.  

I hope it can be a blessing to your community and provide insight and hope for how the Spirit is at work in young adult men and women passionate to seek the common good and reach their culture for the sake of Jesus. 

Please let Milad and I know if you have any questions regarding our missionary efforts, what we're learning or if we can meet with a young adult from your community. 

Peace - 

Jon Epps  ǀ  INN Director
The INN University Ministries

Watch Understanding Calling video


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Why college ministry is a call for all churches.
an open letter from Jan Smith

I'm writing with a challenge for you.  Both of our Presbyterian based college ministries, serving UW Bothell Campus, Western Washington University, Edmonds Community and Shoreline Community colleges, need to increase their funding base.  Right now, a large portion of their funding comes from two churches with a few others contributing on a regular basis.  They need each of our churches to join with them to provide this vital mission to young adults.
 
Although our tiny church has no students attending any of these institutions, we have determined as a session to be a multigenerational ministry and have responded by including the INN into our ministry budget.  These institutions draw the majority of their students from our four counties.  The students will become your friends and neighbors when they graduate and it is incumbent upon us to offer them the opportunity to learn about the God we love and follow.
 
As a retiree of Western Washington University, I saw firsthand the value of a strong Christian presence on a campus.  I still love having ministries to point students to as I continue work with that population but they can’t do it on their own.  It is our responsibility to offer the good news to all of those around us including college students and young adults through the INN and Community College Outreach.
 
I would like to urge you to add the INN and Community College Outreach into your mission budgets and to pray regularly for Milad Nakhla and Jon Epps as they direct these vital ministries.  Pray that students will come to see and grow in the knowledge of Christ.  Pray for the staff as they pastor and teach the students placed into their hands by God.
 
I am praying for you to experience the joy of reaching this generation of students with the news that they are loved and valued by God and your church.
 
Peace and grace to you,

     Janice Smith, CRE

     Acme Presbyterian Church
     Acme, Washington

Holm in Malawi Prayer Requests - August 2017

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The Holms' are supported by several NWC Presbytery congregations.

Check out our blog at: http://www.holminafrica.blogspot.com/ . You can subscribe to e-mail updates of our family blog on weekly work and life in Malawi by entering your email into the box "Follow by Email" and then confirming your e-mail.

Praises

* That our friend’s son has completed his United States immigration and citizenship process.  Thank you for surrounding them in prayer!

* The third cohort of Mzuzu University MSc and PhD students have finished their year-one course work and will soon be starting their research projects, their innovation in projects and energy is exciting and keeping Rochelle busy in this growing program building future leaders in water, sanitation and hygiene for Malawi.   

* The open and distance students finished their academic term at the University of Livingstonia last week.

Prayer requests

* Tyler will be attending a Theological Education conference in Tanzania (the country just north of Malawi) with two colleagues from the University of Livingstonia next week, they will be driving part of the trip and flying part of the trip.  Pray for enriching seminars and networking with other Universities. 

* There has been some difficulty in matriculating qualified students for the ministerial track for our next Faculty of Theology residential cohort.

* For Mphatso, for a smooth transition as she starts up her next year of preschool in a few weeks.

* Would you accompany us in our ministry work in Malawi through your prayers and financial support? Our service depends on you, and thank you! Please consider supporting Tyler’s position at the University of Livingstonia, Faculty of Theology.

* Pray for the country of Malawi, its government, its leaders, its students, its future, and also pray for our local partner the CCAP, and the universities that we work for.

Contact Rochelle: rochelle@rochelleholm.com

Contact Tyler: tyler@tylerholm.com          

To support us financially: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/E200532/

To support the University of Livingstonia Faculty of Theology:  http://www.presbyterianmission.org/donate/E052124

To visit our weekly family blog: http://www.holminafrica.blogspot.com/      

Grace and Peace,

Tyler, Rochelle and Mphatso Holm

Presbyterian World Mission/University of Livingstonia (Tyler) and Mzuzu University (Rochelle)

Mzuzu, Malawi

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community

Because of our biblical understanding of who God is and what God intends for humanity, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) must stand against, speak against and work against racism. In the wake of recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, the PC(USA)’s ongoing Facing Racism campaign offers tools to help assist Mid Councils in their work against racism. The campaign shares a wealth of free antiracism resources with the greater Church at FacingRacism.org, which features recent statements by the Church on Charlottesville, plus studies, books, training sessions and other events. 

May God bless your witness as you share these antiracism resources on your website, in e-newsletters and on social media, and as you help equip Presbyterians to engage in addressing racism. Thank you for joining together in the efforts of the Church to become the community of faith God calls us to be.

Yours in Christ,

PC(USA) Communications Directors

Hurricane Harvey Relief

LOUISVILLE – Hurricane Harvey may have been downgraded, but the torrential rains are still pounding parts of Texas. Historic flooding has forced rivers and streams from their banks, submerged homes, churches, businesses and roads, stranding thousands of people.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is maintaining constant contact with Mission Presbytery and the Presbytery of the New Covenant.

Read more.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency response and refugee program of the denomination, committed to the long-term journey of recovery of communities adversely affected by a crisis or catastrophic event. It is funded by One Great Hour of Sharing and raises designated funds for responding to specific disasters.

To support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, click here. You’ll be taken to the PC(USA) website to donate securely and quickly.

If you prefer to mail a check (please designate Disaster Relief – U.S. Hurricane Response, DR000169), send it to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
P.O. Box 643700
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700

You may also call 800-872-3283 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT), to donate by phone.

Visit the PDA website for continuing updates.

Many Congregations, One Spirit

This is the worship service from May 31, 2017 in Bellingham of 12 congregations worshipping together at Pentecost including 4 Presbyterian Churches in Whatcom County. This was a vision of Rev. Doug Bunnell 8 years ago. And this was the 8th service of its sort. 

Here's a little backstory: Eight years ago FPC, Birchwood, Acme, St. James, the local Covenant Church and maybe one or two more did a combined service for Pentecost. Those churches closed down that day and moved to the Mt Baker Theater. It was Doug's idea, Presbytery gave seed money. Last Sunday, for the eighth time, it was held again, now at the local high school with a better auditorium. Now ten churches, including St James PC (at Seth's urging) after not participating for a few years, and a network of Hispanic churches (a story of its own).

The service is video recorded (Facebook link above). If you can't view the whole thing, at least check out the hymn done in both Spanish and English at 12 minutes and Rev. Darrell Johnson's incredible sermon at 40.00 (notice the very visible translator to his left who was translating for folks with head sets) and the benediction that you gotta see at 1.24 where he does prophecy in front of a bunch of Presbyterians.

Apple picking weekends at Campbell Farm

A weekend filled with apple picking!

Weekend includes: 2 night stay here on the farm, all meals, and 1000lbs of apples to share with your congregation.

$2000/20 people. Additional people negotiable

Weekends marked in green are available. Weekend marked in yellow is our Harvest Festival

For more info or to book contact:
The Campbell Farm 2527 Campbell Road Wapato WA 98951

email:campbellfarm3@hotmail.com Office phone 509)877-6413

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How serving its community transformed a dwindling church

Photo by Rachel Boisen

Through a modest tutoring program, a congregation discovered its calling in mission to the community. And then it started to grow.

TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017

At the end of a recent Sunday service at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, Washington, a long line of worshippers headed outside to a scrubby lawn where a galvanized horse trough stood full of fresh, cold water.

The Rev. Matthew Robbins-Ghormley, in khaki shorts and a dark blue T-shirt, climbed in and waited for the first of three young adult catechumens to join him, beneath the blue sky for all to see.

The smiling crowd was full of children and families. Driving by, you might have thought a magic show or birthday party was underway, especially when cheers went up as each person was dunked under the water.

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Tall Timber Expeditions

Summer is off to an incredible start! We’ve already had lots of laughs, campfires, s’mores, stories, friendships, and fun at Tall Timber this year.

Have you heard of Tall Timber Expeditions yet? It’s a classic Tall Timber program with a new name (formerly Caravans) that gives kids from grade 7 through adults the chance to get trained in an outdoor skill and experience it firsthand with a team of competent instructors over the course of 5-6 days. This year, we’re offering expeditions that are focused on these incredible activities:

To learn more, contact us at the information below.

Cheers,

Dave Saugen

Executive Director
Email: registrar@talltimber.org
Phone: 509-763-3127

Book Riverfest: Paddling and Camping

Rock Climbing in Renowned Leavenworth

Backpacking in the Central Cascades

Mountaineering to summit: Glacier Peak

Tall Timber Youth Camps

A Whitworth University Professor had THIS to say about Tall Timber...

Jerry Sittser, Whitworth University's Professor of Theology, had this to say about Tall Timber:

I can't think of a more beautiful and inspiring setting for a camp anywhere in the country.

I think this perfectly sums up what Tall Timber summer camps offer to kids of all ages. Between the beautiful and inspiring setting at Tall Timber, the chance to make lifelong friends while on an outdoor adventure, and our dedication to God and all that He has created, we hope your kids will join us this summer.

Only a few weeks left to book

Blessings, 

Dave Saugen, Executive Director

Email: registrar@talltimber.org

Phone: 509-763-3127