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.

 Anne-Marie Ellithorpe

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
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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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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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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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
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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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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7/25: Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

7/25: Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018

Presented by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

in cooperation with the Presbytery of Seattle

Led by Board of Pensions Church Consultant Rev. Mark T. Frey CEBS, RPA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Designed for: Church Administrators, Personnel Committee Members,

HR Leadership, Pastors, Employer Representatives,

Mid-Council Staff/COM Members and other Benefits Decision Makers throughout the Puget Sound Region

The Benefits Summit will focus on:

·      Theology of Benefits

·      Highlights of Benefits Design and Development

·      Review of Employer Benefits Enrollment Process

·      New Programs to Assist Congregations, Pastors and Employees

·      2019 Benefit Provisions and Options

·      Connecting With Other Personnel and Benefits Leaders in Your Region

Registration: Contact Mark Frey at either 800-510-3068 or mfrey@pensions.org, with name, church/organization, your role, phone and email.  Please indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

Please pass this invitation along to any others in your setting who may be interested in attending!

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7/23-27: Whitworth Institute of Ministry
Jul
23
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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Jun
5
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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May
15
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.

Learn more and register online.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

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

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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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May
5
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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Apr
28
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
Apr
27
to Apr 29

4/27-29: IF: Gathering 2018

IF: Gathering 2018

What if we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity?  

IF: TALL TIMBER 2018—LADIES’ RETREAT (Ages 15-115)

TALL TIMBER RANCH—PLAIN, WA

FRIDAY DINNER THRU SUNDAY BRUNCH

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

REGISTER AT: TALLTIMBER.ORG

Early Bird Registration: FEB 15-28—$115

*REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 16

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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Apr
17
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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Apr
15
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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Mar
14
10:00 AM10:00

3/14: Got Vision? Webinar

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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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Mar
7
10:00 AM10:00

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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Mar
6
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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Feb
25
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
Feb
16
to Feb 17

2/16-17: Intergenerational Ministry Workshop

Intergenerational Ministry Workshop at Menucha February 16-17, 2018

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

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

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

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

There are four sessions:

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

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

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

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Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of Resilience: A Fellowship Fundraiser for Campbell Farm

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ONLINE REGISTRATION

JOIN CAMPBELL FARM FOR GREAT FOOD, SILENT AUCTION, FUN, FELLOWSHIP, AND A CHANCE TO HEAR WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE FARM.

Campbell Farm Fundraiser (Individual) Registration
75.00

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

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Campbell Farm Fundraiser (Group) registration
400.00

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
Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

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.

Learn more & register.

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

12/27-30: Unite 2017 Youth Winter Retreat

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

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

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

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

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

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