Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

3/25: Cyclical Discerner Gathering featuring Dr. Neil Tibbott

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FEATURING: DR. NEIL TIBBOTT, CERTIFIED BIRKMAN PROFESSIONAL. YOU’RE INVITED TO COME AND JOIN IN THE PROCESS OF DISCERNING AND BEING WITH PEOPLE FAITHFULLY SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE, DISCERN, AND DREAM TOGETHER. 

Contact Rev. Paul Kim for more information.

Dr. Neil Tibbott

Dr. Neil Tibbott

Dr. Neil Tibbott is a Certified Birkman Professional and has used the Birkman Method for over 10 years for evaluating leadership capacity and career placement.  Individuals and Teams have benefited from his careful attention to details and intuitive approach to building collaborative environments.

The Birkman Method provides four areas of insight to consider: Interests, Strengths, Needs and Stressors.  Based on these insights Dr. Tibbott provides customized reports for Careers, Conflict Resolution and more.

In addition, Dr. Tibbott serves as a Councilmember in Edmonds, WA where he lives.  He speaks on topics regarding Personal Ethics, Vision and Community Involvement.  His hobbies include hiking, boating and cooking.

Please contact Dr Neil Tibbott at 425.773.4682 or by email at neil@LeadershipOnRamp.com.

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

4/6: Unbounded Love, Renewal Ministries NW Spring Retreat

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Invitation from Renewal Ministries Northwest:

“Unbounded Love,” our spring retreat featuring Christian artist Kathy Troccoli with worship leader Michelle Margiotta, and teaching time led by Rev. Denise Easter and Rev. Dianna Kunce.  The 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. retreat, on Saturday, April 6, will be held at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, WA. 

Created for both men and women, this one-time event will be a day of renewal, hope, and healing through song, teaching, reflection, and prayer.  We would greatly appreciate your help publicizing this event at your church and in the Presbytery.

You will find details about cost, lunch options, registration, and discounted hotel rooms (for those coming from out of the area) on the registration form

For additional information, go to www.renewalminnw.org or contact the office with questions by phone or email: 425.361.7953 or office@renewalminnw.org.  

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

4/6: Unbounded Love, Renewal Ministries NW Spring Retreat

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nvitation from Renewal Ministries Northwest:

“Unbounded Love,” our spring retreat featuring Christian artist Kathy Troccoli with worship leader Michelle Margiotta, and teaching time led by Rev. Denise Easter and Rev. Dianna Kunce.  The 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. retreat, on Saturday, April 6, will be held at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek, WA. 

Created for both men and women, this one-time event will be a day of renewal, hope, and healing through song, teaching, reflection, and prayer.  We would greatly appreciate your help publicizing this event at your church and in the Presbytery.

You will find details about cost, lunch options, registration, and discounted hotel rooms (for those coming from out of the area) on the registration form

For additional information, go to www.renewalminnw.org or contact the office with questions by phone or email: 425.361.7953 or office@renewalminnw.org.  

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Apr
26
to Apr 28

4/26-28: IF:Tall Timber Women's Retreat

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

IF:Tall Timber is a Women's Retreat, a weekend away at Tall Timber in the beautiful Cascade Mountains, on the borders of the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area, about 45 minutes from Leavenworth, WA. Sessions from the Feb 2019 IF:Gathering, free time to enjoy the incredible setting, food and fellowship, crafts and more.

  • DATES

    April 26, 2019

    from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    April 27, 2019

    from 9:00am to 9:00pm

    April 28, 2019

    from 9:00am to 3:00pm

  • ADDRESS

    Tall Timber
    27875 White River Rd
    Leavenworth, Washington United States

  • EVENT HOSTS

Kathi Bonallo

Melissa D'Atre

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Apr
29
to May 3

4/29-5/3: West Coast Presbyterian Pastors Conference

West Coast Presbyterian Pastors Conference

West Coast Presbyterian Pastors Conference is an annual week of spiritual and physical renewal in Christ for pastors.  At WCPPC we simply gather each year around the centrality of Jesus Christ and His Word and renew our connection to others called by God to pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian family. Our DNA is best described as:

Presbyterian
We are from the Presbyterian/Reformed family, with pastors that largely serve Presbyterian denominations such as the PC-USA, ECO and the EPC. We are welcoming of pastors from other traditions as well.

Evangelical:
We understand this in the classic British sense of the term, as Christ-centered and Bible based.

Egalitarian:
We support both men and women in the pastoral ministry and now intentionally schedule both male and female speakers.

Covenant Community:
Biblical and Theological teaching remain a priority for our conference.  Our commitment to covenant community in small groups is prioritized in our schedule.  Consistent times of worship, rest and laughter continue to make WCPPC a unique continuing education week in the annual ministry life of pastors.

Learn more and register online.

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Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

6/8: Celebration of Resilience: A Fellowship Fundraiser for Campbell Farm

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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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Jun
13
12:00 AM00:00

6/13: Leadership Summit - Hybrid

Northwest Coast Presbytery Leadership Summit - Hybrid, in Alaska

Time & schedule TBA

This is a hybrid meeting, which means distant members are encouraged to attend the meeting online.  Zoom video conference connection is encouraged for anyone who wishes to join virtually.  When you register you will be provided connection information to the Zoom videoconference. 

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7/16-20: Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Jul
16
to Jul 20

7/16-20: Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Presbyterian Youth Triennium is a gathering for high school age youth (entering freshmen through graduated seniors in high school) active in a PC(USA) or Cumberland Presbyterian church.  This is an amazing and awesome event occurring every three years. The 2019 event is July 16-20, 2019 at Purdue University. The theme for the 2019 event is “Here’s My Heart”. 

Check out “2019 Triennium Promo” from Michael Gyura: https://vimeo.com/273568850

Download information sheet.

Learn more and register.

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Sep
10
to Sep 12

9/10-12: NWC Presbytery Pastors Retreat

Among the last words that Jesus issued to his disciples in his Olivet Discourse (Mark 13) was the admonition to” Watch” or “Stay Awake. ”  In essence it was a call to take up the mantle of a prophet and to look for the signs of God’s work.  It was a call to attentiveness and contemplation, an invitation to consider well the events taking place around us and look for the presence of God in and among those events.  The prophetic task of giving witness to the Kingdom of God begins with contemplation of the presence of God.  The praying imagination is what gives birth to passionate proclamation.  Using the Olivet Discourse in Mark 13 as background and passages from three Old Testament Sentinels, Habbakuk, Isaiah and Ezekiel, we will explore our calling as pastors and practice that work of staying awake to God’s presence.  As we reflect on these texts as a large group, in small discussion groups and individual silent reflection our hope is to listen for and respond to the voice of God.

Register online.


ABOUT DAVE ROHRER:

Dave is a native of Southern California, graduating in 1979 from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena with an MDiv in 1982.  That same year he was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC (USA).  He has served in four congregations, two in Southern California and two in Washington.  He is currently pastor of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Bothell ,WA.  He and his wife, Mary Ann, who is a childbirth and parent educator, have been married since 1986 and they have two adult children.  Their son Justin and his wife Natasha live and work in Seattle. Their daughter Laura lives in Brinnon and works in Quilcene.  Dave is the author of The Sacred Wilderness of Pastoral Ministry: Preparing a People for the Presence of the Lord (IVP 2012).  He also works with the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary directing one of three initiatives that are a part of their Lilly “Flourishing in Ministry” grant.  His particular part of that work is with recent graduates as they navigate the transition from seminary into congregational pastoral ministry.  

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Mar
11
to Mar 13

3/11-13 (2019): NEXT Church National Gathering in Seattle

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2019 NEXT CHURCH NATIONAL GATHERING: MARCH 11-13 IN SEATTLE!

LOCATION: SEATTLE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1

NEXT Church is teaching elders, students, educators, church members, youth leaders and ruling elders who care about the flourishing of the church of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant to our communities.

Learn more online.

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3/2: Officer Training & Development Day
Mar
2
9:30 AM09:30

3/2: Officer Training & Development Day

Officer Training and Development Day

March 2, 2019 9:30am-3:30pm

Campbell Farm

Faculty: Dr. Corey Schlosser-Hall, Rev. Amy Delaney, and Rev. Neil Trainer

Register now! First 40 participants are in! Enrollment is first come, first serve and we are capping it at 40 participants for space.

The fee for this experience is your investment of energy, intelligence, imagination and love.  But no dollars. We do encourage you to give a donation to Campbell Farm if you wish.

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Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

2/25: New Expressions Field Trip & Discerners Dinner featuring Willow Weston

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FEATURING: WILLOW WESTON, COLLIDE FOUNDER & DIRECTOR. YOU’RE INVITED TO COME AND JOIN IN THE PROCESS OF DISCERNING AND BEING WITH PEOPLE FAITHFULLY SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE, DISCERN, AND DREAM TOGETHER. 

“What you need might not be what you think you need.”

When you dream to follow after God and do amazing things to impact the world, what you think you need is not always what God thinks you need. Let’s talk about your call and dreams and what God will use to change lives versus what you're still waiting to acquire, possess or access in order to do so.

Contact Rev. Paul Kim for more information.

On February 25th we will be having dinner at our usual time 6pm - 8pm. Our speaker this month is Willow Weston from the Bellingham-based ministry, Collide. 

For our field trip this month there are a few more options to engage with church planting folks on Feb 25th. Please see the Field Trip information below. You can come for all of the events, or pick the ones that work for you. 

Feb. 25 New Expressions Field Trip & Discerners Dinner

1:00-2:00pm   Join Rev. Matt McCoy (one of our Cyclical Starters) for a Bible Study at Lighthouse Mission, 910 Holly Street, Bellingham, WA. Must RSVP directly to Matt and only up to 5 people can join this.  360.685.3637 mobile/txt or mccoymatt@mac.com.  

3:15-4:15pm:  Join Rev. Matt McCoy at St. Paul’s Academy, 3000 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA, where a Bellingham New Church Expression that doesn’t yet have a name engages indoor worship.  Matt will share his story of the unfolding discernment about this new expression of Christ’s Church. 

4:30-5:30:  Join Willow Weston and Staff of Collide at their new office.  1416 North State Street, Bellingham, WA.  Willow and staff will share the mission and story of Collide: Run Into Jesus.  https://wecollide.net  and view their recent video about Collide herehttps://vimeo.com/312984869

6:00-8:30:  Discerners Dinner at Brandywine Kitchen, Mezzanine Room. 1317 Commercial St, Bellingham, WA featuring Willow Weston, guest speaker.  


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Feb
23
9:30 AM09:30

2/23: Creation Care @ Bethany PC, Seattle

CREATION CARE

As a hopeful spiritual practice for Lent

Learn more about how to care for creation with hope and joy.

Would you like to care for this beautiful earth as an act of love for God and as a way to draw near to God? Join us on Saturday morning Feb 23 from 9:30 to noon to explore that question.

In the first hour, Janette Plunkett will briefly introduce the connection between creation care and Lent, and Lynne Baab will speak about hopeful spiritual practices. We’ll engage in prayer together with four components – lament, confession, receiving God’s forgiveness, and prayers of dedication.

In the second hour, participants can chose one of five options:

  • practical responses with Janette Plunkett

  • creative responses via art with Sarah and Robbie Sawers

  • creation care in hymns with Sylvia Oines

  • responsible investing with Leola Ross who has worked in institutional investing at Russell

  • brainstorming time for families.      

 There will be fellowship and refreshment breaks.

Fun activities for kids 6 and older will be provided, along with childcare for kids 5 and under.

We are creating a Lenten devotional with weekly suggestions for Scripture, prayer, action, and family engagement. It will be online and accessible for all

The purpose of Lent is weaning us from sin and selfishness so we can be more aware and aligned with God’s will, more willing to be a hopeful participant in His kingdom. This surely  includes a healthy environment and community. 

Join us on Feb 23! And join us during Lent by using the devotional.

Learn more online.

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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

2/21: Leadership Summit - Hybrid

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Host: Cascade View Presbyterian Church

This is a hybrid meeting, which means distant members are encouraged to attend the meeting online. Zoom video conference connection is encouraged for anyone who wishes to join virtually.  When you register you will be provided connection information to the Zoom videoconference. 

Proposed schedule:

4:00 Workshops

5:00 Dinner (by advanced registration)

6:00 Worship 

7:00 Meeting

8:30 Adjourn

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Feb
11
to Feb 14

2/11-14: Transitional Ministry Workshops

Doing transitional ministry training is an outstanding way to develop pastoral leadership muscles!  And this one is taught by our friends in Seattle Presbytery (Heidi Armstrong, Scott Lumsden, Eliana Maxim, and others) in our backyard—Portland.  

Transitional Ministry Workshops @ Menucha

Change happens - in interim situations and in congregations of longstanding. Build your skills with Week 1 and Week 2 of training (also qualifies as Interim Ministry Training).

Dates:  February 11 - 14, 2019    (Week 1 and Week 2 programs)

Cost: $699 (Includes program fee, triple occupancy room, all meals and materials. Other accommodations available; see our website for details). 

More Info and Registration:  Click Here

Want more details? Here are frequently asked questions.

Q: Is this the same as Interim Ministry Training?

A: It’s close, but not the same thing. Interim Ministry Training has been changing and adapting to our new cultural context for a while now. This particular training is designed to be more up-to-date with the current context — addressing the fact that every church is in some sort of transition or another.

Q: Will I still “get credit” for taking Interim Ministry?

A: Yes. We cover all the topics required for interim training. Also, our instructors are part the PC(USA)’s Interim Ministry Consortium (IMC). See http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/ministers/interim-pastors/.

Q: So what’s different about this particular Transitional Ministry Training offering?

A: Though covering many of the same topics, this offering is designed to be more immediately applicable to your current context. It addresses not just the “interim” ministry context, but many other contexts where congregational change is needed — after a long period of stagnancy, as a part of an intentional revisioning process, as a result of congregational conflict, within the context of reestablishing a new vision and mission for ministry.

Q: What do you teach in Week 1 vs. Week 2?

A: Here is what we cover in Week 1 Training:

Leadership is about teamwork, but good leadership starts with you. This first four day seminar will empower you to identify and lead (or be a part of a team leading) meaningful, transformational change in any church context. Learn the basics of congregational dynamics, church systems, effective conflict resolution, power dynamics, and simple strategies for leading change in congregations. Grow as well in your awareness of yourself as a church leader, a person of faith, and gain insights into your strengths and weaknesses as a transitional leader.

Here’s what we cover in Week 2 Training:

Once engaged in an intentional transition (Week I), transformational leaders need to be equipped to continue to lead through the rough waters of change. This second four day seminar further develops the tools of identifying the necessary change, establishing the strategies for change, recruiting a leadership team, dealing with congregational conflict, and sustaining a new culture around renewed identity.

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Feb
7
to Feb 8

2/7-8: Board University - Growing into Tomorrow... Today

Growing into Tomorrow...Today, Thursday, February 7 through Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Planning for retirement can be challenging. This two-day seminar is for plan members retiring within the next 15 years. Look beyond finances to be informed, educated, and inspired for a journey toward wholeness in retirement.

  Identify key questions for discernment.

  Assess your financial readiness.

  Discuss healthcare and housing options.

  Create next steps in identity, relationship, housing, health, and finances.

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Feb
6
8:30 AM08:30

2/6: Board University - Getting in Shape Fiscally

Getting in Shape Fiscally, Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

How “fiscally fit” are you? This one-day seminar is for plan members and seminarians looking to get their financial house in order. Attend and learn about:

  money danger signals and building budgets,

  terms of call and clergy taxes basics,

  debt reduction, saving, and investing, and

  estate planning basics.

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

2/5-26: Kaleidoscope Academy @ FPC Snohomish

Kaleidoscope Academy is a community outreach ministry of FPCS and we are excited to have a new Biblical scholar coming on our staff.  Felipe Ocampo is a recent Th. M. grad from Princeton Theological Seminary with experience doing research on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Kaleidoscope Academy has invited him to teach a four week class on Discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls which will be offered on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 PM, Feb. 5-26 at First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish. 

Felipe has two primary passions, music and Biblical studies.  As a musician, he is offering classes in guitar, ukulele, banjo, drums, and piano.  As a multi-lingual person, he is offering classes in Spanish and German, and can offer instruction in Biblical Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic.  As a Biblical Scholar he is offering a class on Ancient Israel for homeschool students and the Dead Sea Scrolls.  And as a fun-loving guy who enjoys dancing to stay in shape, he is teaching a class on Latin American Dance.

Dead Sea Scrolls class information

Kaleidoscope Academy Classes Winter 2019

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Feb
5
8:30 AM08:30

2/5: Board University - Render Unto Caesar

Render Unto Caesar, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Terms of call and clergy taxes can be complicated. This one-day seminar is for PC(USA) church treasurers, administrators, and active pastors. Topics covered include:

  Board resources overview,

  Benefits Plan summary,

  clergy taxes and housing allowance,

  reimbursements versus allowances,

  terms of call structure, and

  retirement savings with the 403(b)(9) Retirement Savings Plan of the PC(USA)

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

1/28: Cyclical Discerner Gathering featuring Dean Strong

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FEATURING: REV. DEAN STRONG, NORTHWEST COAST PRESBYTERY. YOU’RE INVITED TO COME AND JOIN IN THE PROCESS OF DISCERNING AND BEING WITH PEOPLE FAITHFULLY SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE, DISCERN, AND DREAM TOGETHER. 

What We've Learned Over Three Decades of Church Planting

Contact Rev. Paul Kim for more information.

Rev. Dean Strong

Rev. Dean Strong

Dean was pastor of Discovery Presbyterian Church, a new church plant in South Snohomish County, from 1992 until 2001. It was part of a new church effort by North Puget Sound, Seattle, and Olympia presbyteries. At least 8 churches were planted in western Washington at that time. None of them survived. He looks forward to sharing lessons learned from startup.

Read Dean's bio.

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Jan
27
12:00 AM00:00

5 Month Ignation Prayer Retreat

5 Month Ignatian Prayer Retreat - REDUCED COST

1 Saturday a month, January 27 - May 19, 2019 at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

This retreat introduces us to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola (16th century).  They help us to engage in a regular practice of "time apart with God" while going about our everyday lives.  More information at renewalminnw.org.

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Dec
30
11:00 AM11:00

12/30: Service of Completion Trinity United PC

On December 30 at 11am Trinity United Presbyterian Church will worship for a final time as a congregation.  The congregation discerned that they are coming to the end of their ministry and they chose the last Sunday of 2018 to remember & celebrate the ministry of Trinity United and say good-bye.

You are welcome to join them for this Worship Service of Completion at Trinity United PC, 10217 Collins Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA.  

11am Service of Worship:  Rev. George Gilchrist preaching.

12:15 Fellowship and Luncheon

1:00pm Celebration of Ministry 

Thanks be to God for Trinity United PC and the witness to the Gospel they have been for many decades!  


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Dec
27
to Dec 30

12/27-30: UNITE Youth Winter Retreat

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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 Region.

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

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

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Contact: Curtis White

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Dec
17
6:00 PM18:00

12/17: Cyclical Discerner Gathering

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FEATURING: ANNE-MARIE ELLITHORPE. YOU’RE INVITED TO COME AND JOIN IN THE PROCESS OF DISCERNING AND BEING WITH PEOPLE FAITHFULLY SEEKING TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE, DISCERN, AND DREAM TOGETHER. 

Anne-Marie will be sharing with us about discernment through the lens of friendship.

Contact Rev. Paul Kim for more information.

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Anne-Marie Ellithorpe

Anne-Marie Ellithorpe is a research affiliate at Vancouver School of Theology. Her PhD thesis, “Towards a Practical Theology of Friendship”, completed through the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, is currently under examination. She has been in Canada for 5 years, having previously lived in California, Singapore and originally hailing from New Zealand. Anne-Marie’s husband,  Jim is a pastor at at local Vancouver church and they have two children. 

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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

12/8: Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades

Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

At this Advent retreat, we'll reflect on the promise that God is deeply at work in the places of our daily lives where hope fades.  We'll dwell in the poignant lyrics of the familiar carol: "How silently, how silently / the wondrous gift is given!"  More information at renewalminnw.org.

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Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

12/4: Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades

Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades  | 2 days to choose from!

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9:00am - 12:30pm at North Creek Presbyterian

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

At this Advent retreat, we'll reflect on the promise that God is deeply at work in the places of our daily lives where hope fades.  We'll dwell in the poignant lyrics of the familiar carol: "How silently, how silently / the wondrous gift is given!"  More information at renewalminnw.org.

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Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

11/26: Cyclical Discerner Gathering

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Featuring: Taeler Morgan. You’re invited to come and join in the process of discerning and being with people faithfully seeking to engage in dialogue, discern, and dream together. 

Contact Rev. Paul Kim for more information.

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Taeler Morgan is planter/pastor of Gather Tacoma, a community of Jesus-followers seeking to embody love and hospitality as we gather around a shared table, on a shared journey, and for a shared purpose. She is married to her favorite person, Tim Morgan, and they enjoy life together with their spunky 4 year old daughter, Eliana, and their dog, Whisper. Taeler is passionate about embodying the love of Christ for her neighbors, discipling and equipping leaders, and creating space for women in ministry to connect and grow. She loves to read, cook, travel, explore, bake bread and hang out in her front yard with her family, a gaggle of neighborhood kids and their parents. Taeler is ordained in the PCUSA and a graduate of Bethel Seminary (MDiv.).

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Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

10/29: Cyclical Cascadia Discerner Dinner

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INTRODUCING CYCLICAL & REV. PAUL KIM 

Greetings fellow leaders. My name is Paul Kim. I recently began serving as the Director for Cyclical Cascadia, a new ministry of Northwest Coast Presbytery. I also have the wonderful privilege of serving as the lead pastor of the English Ministry for Community Church of Seattle called “New Life Fellowship.”  I have been a member of Northwest Coast Presbytery since 2014 and served churches and new ministries in Toronto, Canada, Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth before being called here.  This year I was privileged to serve as a commissioner to the 223rd General Assembly in St. Louis from Northwest Coast Presbytery.  I look forward to connecting with you!

We are preparing to launch our first discerners and starters gathering for October 29th 6:00pm at Beardslee Public House in Bothell, WA. This will be a gathering of leaders who sense God might be calling them to consider starting a church. If that’s you…you are invited. If that’s someone you know, please invite them! There will be good food, good drinks and other leaders to share and dream together.  Just let me know you are coming so we can plan for you! 

Cyclical Cascadia is a ministry to nurture the ongoing lifecycle of starting new churches or other ministries which has been happening since Pentecost. Cyclical wants to help and support those who sense the subtle nudge of God’s Holy Spirit to try something new.  I would love to share more in-depth with you how Cyclical can serve to launch you in God’s vision.

If you feel a tug in your heart as you read this email I would love to meet with you individually to walk you through it. Please take me up on this offer. I would love to grab a meal or even a nice cup of coffee.

Please do not hesitate to email me at paul@northwestcoast.org or call me at 425-984-3697.

Sincerely,

Paul Kim


WHY CYCLICAL
Cyclical is a ministry of NWC Presbytery designed to fuel the God-designed life cycle of church and new church expressions.  After seeing many new expressions start over the last 10 years NWC Presbytery discerned in 2016 that God was calling us to give more shape, focus, and form to this ministry.  That’s when we connected with Cyclical Los Angeles and director Nick Warnes who have developed an approach to this ministry that we think can work well here in the northwest.  So we are partnering with Cyclical and adapting the Cyclical model for our people and our context. 
 
We call it “Cyclical” because each expression of Christ’s Church has a life cycle.  The Gospel of Jesus Christ is eternal, the big C church is eternal, but each congregation and each expression has its own life cycle.  Expressions of Christ’s church like any organization are born, they live, they may renew and transform over time, they may decline and complete their ministry because the Gospel is always incarnate in specific people, place and time with a life cycle.  Healthy congregations often generate new life, new ministries, sometimes new churches…it’s “cyclical.”
 
Cyclical fuels this life cycle by providing resources, and a community to existing churches and ministries and individuals who sense the call of God to try something new…to step out to follow God’s nudge, God’s call to form a new expression of church to connect and build community around the flame of the Gospel for others.
 
This impulse is embedded in our DNA.  The origin of NWC Presbytery came from this God-breathed impulse. When St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Victoria sent a “coloured minister” to San Juan Island to start our oldest living congregation…Friday Harbor PC…they were following this impulse.  When Mountain View PC encouraged Brandon Bailey and a discernment team to follow God’s lead and start Tidelands in Stanwood, they were following this impulse.  When Calvin PC did the crazy thing of welcoming an Egyptian evangelist…Rev. Milad Nhakla…to synchronize the churches desire to engage community college ministry (4 community colleges) …they were following this impulse.  When Community Church of Seattle launched 2 new Korean speaking campuses and a new English speaking campus.  They were following this impulse.  When Bellingham First PC blessed Collide as something way bigger than FPC, they were following this impulse.  In the 20th century, when First PC of Seattle launched 26 Sunday Schools in the 30s-40s 17 of which became congregations, 1 of which is University PC--they were following this impulse.  It’s a way the Gospel of Jesus Christ works.  Cyclical is here to fuel it. 
 
When you experience God’s tug to connect with people in your community and beyond.  There are all kinds of ways to organize it.  One is to build community among those people more than expecting those people to come to you.  Cyclical is here to help you do that. 
 
WHAT DOES CYCLICAL DO? 
Discerners and Starters Gatherings.  The first is October 29 (see info below).  People who are sensing God call to explore new a new church and existing church leaders who support this gather to eat, meet, encourage, and some great teaching on discerning and starting new church expressions!
Assessing potential new church leaders for the gifts and skills to do this ministry.  We partner with PC(USA)’s 1001 New Worshipping Communities ministry to provide a comprehensive opportunity for potential new church discerners and starters to learn what it takes and see whether you’ve got it!  There are several of these held around the country.  The next one in our neighborhood will be June 10-13, 2019 at Seattle New Life Fellowship in Bothell, WA.  We held one last June where 8 people from around the country and 4 from NWC Presbytery participated. 
Education and Equipping for Existing Congregations.  The best way new church expressions get started is from the support and encouragement they receive from existing congregations.  If you have the nudge, we provide “Get in the Game” education, backgrounding, story sharing, and “here’s what it takes!” for teams, sessions or whole congregations.
Curate and Share the Best resources, stories, and experiences of this ministry! 
Prayer, people and financial resources to give it a go! When you discern God wants you to give it a try we can connect you to prayer, people and financial resources to follow God’s call. 
 
You ready?  Let’s go!

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9/24-26: Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Sep
24
to Sep 26

9/24-26: Stewardship Kaleidoscope

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Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

Our mission is to create an annual event that:

  • Ignites generosity among Lutherans and Presbyterians
  • Gives practical tools for cultivating generosity in congregations
  • Expands the leadership capacity of those who lead stewardship initiatives
  • Cultivates adaptive approaches for funding Christ’s mission

Venues vary annually, and you can count on Stewardship Kaleidoscope to provide Real Tools for Real Ministry!

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Sep
11
to Sep 13

9/11-13: Northwest Coast Presbytery Pastors' Retreat

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Northwest Coast Presbytery Pastor’s Retreat

Tuesday September 11-Thursday September 13

Tall Timber Ranch

Amy Delaney as Facilitator

You are invited to join us for a time of renewal in the midst of God’s gloriously beautiful creation.   There will be time for hiking, reading, and resting.  Worship together, times of prayer, and conversations with colleagues are always the “secret sauce” of a retreat – blessing and renewing our spirits for another season of ministry.  Come and be served, rest, and renew with us.

The focus of the three teaching sessions this year is:  

Discerning well: continuing to listen for God’s voice in our lives.

We will learning from the masters of Christian discernment and also from the assembled retreat community what forms discernment takes in our lives and the lives of those we serve.  We will consider what decisions are best brought to discernment, practice a process for individual discernment; and then notice the special considerations for guiding discernment in small and larger groups. 

We hope you will discern to join us in September! 

Facilitator:  The Rev. Amy Delaney serves as pastor of Edmonds Presbyterian Church.  In and beyond the church, her ministry includes preaching, teaching, spiritual direction, and the occasional retreat or workshop leadership. She is especially drawn to Ignatian Spirituality, and has served as a spiritual director in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life (SEEL) annual 9-month retreat for more than 10 years. 

Registration:  Online registration is available on the Tall Timber Ranch website:  https://talltimber.venue360.me/public/events/homepage

Registration fee:  $116 includes   Further details will be sent to the registrants the middle of August.  If you have questions or concerns contact Jim Caulkins, coordinator, at jncbees@applecapital.net or by phone; 509-662-0130. 

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8/25: Rev. Becca Niemeyer Installation @ First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham
Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

8/25: Rev. Becca Niemeyer Installation @ First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham

You are invited to celebrate...

The installation of Rev. Becca Niemeyer as Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham.

Saturday, August 25 at 3:00pm

First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham
1031 N Garden St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Childcare provided for birth through 5 years old during the ceremony.
Reception following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Everyone is invited!

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