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October 2017

Early Response Team (ERT) Training

October 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Portland First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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As The United Methodist Church, we primarily serve those within of our local communities, but when the unimaginable happens, we serve however and wherever we can. Participants of this Early Response Team (ERT) training will learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge. Certification requires attendance at an ERT…

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Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

October 22 - October 27
Redemptorist Renewal Center, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85743 United States
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The Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Upper Room invite you to the desert for a FIVE DAY ACADEMY FOR SPIRITUAL FORMATION in the Tucson area October 22-27, 2017. The rhythm for this retreat is carefully balanced with time for worship, solitude, rest and thoughtful reflection. This year’s faculty presenters are: Dr. Luther Smith, Candler School of Theology professor emeritus and Howard Thurman scholar; and Rabbi Chava Bahle, pastor, teacher and storyteller, one of the rising…

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November 2017

No Joke Live with special guests Brian McLaren and Aneelah Afzali.

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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$32

This event will be one of three ways to engage in this year's Bishop's Symposium. Click here to learn more. Aneela Afzali flanked by other faith leaders at the Defend DACA rally in Seattle, WA on September 5, 2017. Photo by Joe Mabel, CC BY 4.0. No Joke Live is a dynamic opportunity to learn more about developing interfaith relationships. Aneelah Afzali of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), noted Christian author and public theologian Brian McLaren, and a rabbi yet…

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March 2018

Northwest Leadership Institute (NLI)

March 8, 2018 - March 10, 2018
Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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More info TBD.

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April 2018

Greater Northwest 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

April 29, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, 4700 Southwest Dash Point Road
Federal Way, WA 98023 United States
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"Contemplative prayer is like striking a tuning fork. All you can really do in the spiritual life is resonate to the true pitch, to receive the always-present message." - Richard Rohr

Join us as Dr Sharon Daloz Parks and Rev Dr Cynthia Wilson help us to respond to a world full of fear, anxiety, and incivility by learning to resonate with God and others.

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