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October 2016

Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course

October 22, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125 United States
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Intensive Preaching Workshop for Laity This course is designed for both the Lay Speaker who wants to enhance their preaching skills as well as the Lay Servant who perceives a call to a preaching ministry. Participants will receive personalized coaching and feedback in this small group approach to learning. Participants must attend both days; October 22 and October 29. Space is limited so please register early. Registration deadline: October 7th REGISTER HERE For more information: Email Joan Holms

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Seven Rivers District Training Events 2016

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 29, 2016 at 9:00am

Doesn’t Wisdom cry out and Understanding Shout?  Atop the heights along the path, at the crossroads she takes her stand. By the gate before the city, at the entrances she shouts: I cry out to you, people; my voice goes out to all humanity. Proverbs 8:1-4 Wisdom at the gates... ...calls us to listen to the diversity of voices found within our communities The workshop on external wisdom will focus on: •  creating events where wisdom can grow outside of…

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Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Haller Lake United Methodist Church, 13055 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125 United States
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Intensive Preaching Workshop for Laity This course is designed for both the Lay Speaker who wants to enhance their preaching skills as well as the Lay Servant who perceives a call to a preaching ministry. Participants will receive personalized coaching and feedback in this small group approach to learning. Participants must attend both days; October 22 and October 29. Space is limited so please register early. Registration deadline: October 7th REGISTER HERE For more information: Email Joan Holms

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November 2016

Fort Flagler Youth Retreat 2016

November 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - November 6, 2016 @ 11:30 am
Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358 United States
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Fort Flagler 2016 Out of Your Comfort Zone Tired of hearing the same bible stories at retreats or at Sunday school? This retreat is all about stepping out of the churches comfort zone and learning about some of the other stories in the bible. What is Fort Flagler and who is invited... Fort Flagler is a retreat for youth in 9th – 12th grade and held at Fort Flagler in Nordland, Washington. Friday, November 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday,…

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WORKSHOP: Being Church: Finding the Common Good

November 5, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Olympia, 1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1655 United States
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The Rev. Tex Sample. Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church in Olympia (with the Tacoma District) is sponsoring a day long workshop with Tex Sample on November 5. The event is called "Being Church: Finding the Common Good." In addition to two keynote addresses from Dr. Sample based on his most recent book, we will have a series of supplemental workshops  designed to share skills and…

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$10

Simple Governance Workshops

November 19, 2016
Audubon Park UMC, 3908 N Driscoll Blvd, Spokane, WA 99205
Spokane, 99205
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Morning & Afternoon Workshops Available Many congregations are finding that implementing the practices of simple governance can help their congregation become more intentional about its purpose and focus its efforts more on ministry than meetings.  The workshop will cover the principles and practices of simple governance as well as how your congregation might choose to streamline decision-making and communication.  This workshop is useful for everyone who is interested in how their congregations can become more focused and intentional about God's calling…

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CANCELLED – Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Due to low registration, this class has been postponed until after the first of the year. If you had already registered you should have received notification and refund information. If you do not have this information - please contact Joan Holms. A Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course will be offered on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Seattle First United Methodist Church. From leading a meeting, to caring for others, to communicating effectively, and more... this day long workshop will provide an overview of the…

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Vancouver Leadership Taskforce

November 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Longview United Methodist Church, 2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632 United States
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Leadership Task Force: Charged with planning and implementing the Vancouver District Training to happen next spring - we’re still deciding the date but will at the next meeting. Please RSVP to sventure@pnwumc.org  

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December 2016
Free

Vancouver District Clergy – Advent / Christmas Luncheon

December 7, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Jeremy’s Farm to Table, 576 W Main St B
Chehalis, WA 98532 United States
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Tis the season for joy and hope!

Vancouver District Clergy Advent/Christmas Luncheon

-Spouses welcome-

Connect, share, enjoy a meal with other church leaders!

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Charge Conference Paperwork Due

December 15, 2016
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Please submit your church's Charge Conference paperwork by end of business today.

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January 2017
Free

Vancouver District – Youth Retreat Planning Day

January 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kelso United Methodist Church, 206 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, WA United States
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We invite churches who would like to help plan the Vancouver district youth retreat to bring a team to the retreat planning day. A church team would include at least one youth and at least one adult. This is a great opportunity to help develop leadership potential for youth in your church. We will be working on the retreat schedule, small group activities, large group activities and other retreat details.

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Seattle District Committee of Ministry

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1

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Seattle District Building and Location

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1

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Lay Servant Ministries – Basic

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Queen Anne United Methodist Church – The Well, 1606 5th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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More information coming soon - Questions? Please contact Joan Holms - JOANHOLMS25@msn.com

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Blanket of Fear

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blaine Memorial UMC, 3001 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign terrorist organization, an incarcerated grade school teacher, her immigrant mother-in-law, and her public defender must search for answers in their past to secure an unknown future.

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$15.00

Seattle District Training Day – It’s Time to Change!

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renton First UMC, 2201 Northeast 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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We need to become unusual.

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Roots & Wings 2017

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98270 United States
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Register Now! Roots & Wings, the Puget Sound District's annual training & workshop event, is scheduled for January 28, 2017.  Marysville UMC will host! Join us for our annual Puget Sound District training event, Roots and Wings! Our theme is Sow, Nurture, Grow. We will worship together and hear from Rev. Lyda Pierce, PNW Conference Lay Leader Nancy Tam Davis, and District Superintendent Daniel Foster. Workshops will focus on leadership and mission. In registering, we encourage you to choose one…

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Vancouver Clergy Retreat – Cultivating Compassion

January 30 - January 31
Alton L Collins Retreat Center, 32867 Oregon 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Cultivating Compassion: A retreat to develop spiritual practices that draw us into the love of God for ourselves and for others. We will experience God's deep compassion known to us in Jesus and learn how we can extend that compassion to ourselves, to those we love, and to those we struggle to love. We will move through an exploration of how to catch our breath and experience the radical way of Jesus' compassion, how to know our own compassion heart and…

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February 2017
$60

CLM – Cycle A – Intermediate Preaching (west side)

February 4
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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Intermediate Preaching will dive deeper into the practice of homiletics including sermon prep, delivery, and biblical exegesis

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Vancouver District Youth Retreat

February 18 @ 11:00 am - February 20 @ 11:00 am
Ocean Park Camp, 28511 Vernon Ave.
Ocean Park, WA 98640 United States
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2017’s fun-filled district retreat at Ocean Park Camp & Retreat Center! Throughout the weekend we spend time in worship and prayer, we will play games, explore the camp and enjoy two days away from the busyness of life. The Reverend Heather Sparkman will help us explore our weekend's theme: CALM: Finding Peace in Anxious Times. The Vancouver District youth retreat welcomes youth in grades 6 through 12 and the adults who work with them. Registration will begin at 11 AM on Saturday morning…

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Seven Rivers Clergy & Laity Retreats

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - February 26 @ 12:00 pm
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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Seven Rivers Clergy & Laity Retreat “Finally, all of you have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.  Do not repay evil for evil, or abuse for abuse; but, on the contrary, repay with a blessing.  It is for this that you were called—that you might inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9 “Jesus’ way of radical compassion aligns our spirit with the Divine Spirit that brings life out of death, hope in…

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Vancouver – District Committee on Ministry

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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March 2017

Exploring New Ways of Walking With One Another in Uncertain Times

March 4 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Moses Lake United Methodist Church, 746 S Ironwood Drive
Moses Lake, WA 98837 United States
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In a reality where immigrants are threatened with deportation, Muslims with registration, and any stranger may be harassed as a danger, Jesus calls us to love our neighbors. A lot of discussion about “sanctuary” is being expressed and shared. As Church, we need to consider what “sanctuary” means, what it looks like, and how we may be able to offer it to those in need. Exploring other responses to these needs may help our communities to be safe places. You…

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SUMYT Retreat

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - March 19 @ 12:00 pm
Camp Indianola, 10635 NE Shore Dr. PO Box 1150
Indianola, WA 98342 United States
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The SUMYT retreat is organized each year by the Seattle United Methodist Youth Team (SUMYT). It is for grades 6-12 and is hosted at Camp Indianola and is open to youth and their adult leaders from across the conference. More details to come...

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$10

Vancouver All District Clergy and Lay Learning Event: Compassionate Spirituality

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kelso United Methodist Church, 206 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, WA United States
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The Vancouver District invites you to join us as we develop our personal spiritual lives and explore practical ways to be compassionate in a fractured world. 

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