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October 2016

Board of Laity

October 29, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wesley Homes Terrace, 816 S 216th
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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This meeting will take place in the East Terrace Room at Wesley Homes.

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November 2016

Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course

November 18, 2016
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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More information pending Questions? Please contact Joan Holms - JOANHOLMS25@msn.com  

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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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January 2017

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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Free

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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PNW United Methodist Women Executive Meeting

January 13 - January 15
Wesley Gardens, 815 S 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Wesley Homes

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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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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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$15.00

We need to become unusual.

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February 2017

Lay Servant Ministries – Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Aldersgate UMC, 14230 Southeast Newport Way
Bellevue, WA 98006 United States
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To register, contact Joan Holms, joanholms25@msn.com or 206-498-3689 Deadline for registration will close at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, February 9th. Cost: $30.00 (includes book, lunch and snacks)  

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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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March 2017

PNW United Methodist Women Executive Meeting

March 30 - March 31
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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PNW United Methodist Women Spiritual Retreat

March 31 - April 2
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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April 2017

CLM – Cycle B – Sacramental Theology and Worship (eastside)

April 29
Hillview UMC, 8525 W Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83704 United States
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$60

Sacramental Theology and Worship will help students gain a deeper theological understanding and meaning of worship - it's form and liturgy and hymnology. An overview of the theology of baptism and communion in the United Methodist tradition will also be covered. Click here to register and for more information.

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Lay Servant Ministries Training – Leading Public Prayer

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Renton First UMC, 2201 Northeast 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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$30

Laity are frequently invited to lead prayer in worship and other settings.  The primary objective for this course is to enable laity to effectively prepare and lead various prayer forms. All laity of the conference are welcome. To register, contact Joan Holms, joanholms25@msn.com or 206-498-3689. Deadline for registration will close at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27th. Cost: $30.00 (includes book, lunch and snacks)

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June 2017

Annual Conference 2017

June 14 - June 17
Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Dr.
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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In 2017 the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences of The United Methodist Church will meet together in a shared annual conference session June 14 – 17, 2017 at the Red Lion on the River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. The shared session will begin with the installation of Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky as the presiding bishop of the Greater Northwest Episcopal Area at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Representatives from the Alaska Conference will also join their southern neighbors for the installation. The…

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July 2017

PNW United Methodist Women Executive Meeting

July 13 - July 14
Ellensburg UMC, 210 N Ruby St
Ellensburg, 98926
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Mission u 2017

July 14 - July 17
Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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Click to see full PDF. Mission u, a cooperative venture of the PNW UMW and the Conference Board of Global Ministries, will take place July 14-17, 2017 on the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg, Washington. The following studies are expected. The Missionary Conferences - Bishop Mary Ann Swenson Climate Justice - Rev. Pat Watkins A Covenantal Community - Rev. Neal Christie, Assistant General Secretary for Education & Leadership Formation General Board of Church and Society & Janjay Innis, Global Ministries Global Mission Fellow Coordinator…

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September 2017

Vancouver District – 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

September 16
Orchard Hills Golf & Country Club, 605 39th Street
Washougal, WA 98671 United States
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Drive Out! Homelessness 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting Council for the Homeless of Clark County Calling all golfers: Methodist churches in the greater Portland and Vancouver areas are organizing the third annual Drive Out golf tournament to benefit homelessness. The tournament will be held at the private Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club in Washougal, WA on Saturday, September 16th, 2017. A four-person scramble format will allow golfers of every ability to enjoy the course together. Join us for…

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Rita Nakashima Brock – Moral Injury & Soul Repair

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Queen Anne United Methodist Church – The Well, 1606 5th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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$10 - $30

Rita Nakashima Brock Sponsored by Plymouth Church UCC, noted theologian Rita Nakashima-Brock, will discuss The Moral Injuries of a Country: the cost of dualism, war and violence and the agonies of now. Co-founder of the Soul Repair Center, Dr. Brock is an internationally recognized expert on emerging studies of moral injury and recovery. Familiar with her work, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky offered the following words of encouragement: "Ministry with Veterans and their families. Rita is on the cutting edge of this…

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October 2017

Safe Church Summit

October 5 - October 6
Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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The Safe Church Summit is designed to provide training, instruction, direction and development to church servants, volunteers, leaders, staff and clergy so they may provide a safer, secure, trained, and proactive Safety and Security Ministry for their place of worship, services, and events. This year’s keynote speakers include Jerry McConnell (Pastor, US Military, Teacher and Coach), Bob Wild (Senior Director, Author, Director of Finance and Administration) and Robert Johnson (Director of Safety and Security, Law Enforcement, Army National Guard). Registration…

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PNW United Methodist Women Executive Meeting

October 12 - October 13
Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N Raymond Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206 United States
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PNW United Methodist Women Annual Meeting

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 pm
Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N Raymond Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206 United States
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PNW Annual Meeting Registration Form

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Practicing Compassion

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Willamette University Salem, OR United States

JOIN US FOR AN INTERACTIVE LECTURE ON PRACTICING COMPASSION with Dr. Frank Rogers at Willamette University. Bring your fellow classmates, congregants, and friends for this special time with Dr. Frank Rogers, and hear an update from Dr. Jeffrey Kuan on the ongoing exploration with Willamette. Date: Saturday, October 14 Reception: 2:00 pm Lecture: 2:30 pm Location: Montag Den, 1st floor of the Montag Center, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon Parking: Guests are welcome to park in any of the highlighted parking…

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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

Crossing the Difference Divide with No Joke Live and Brian McLaren

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

For United Methodists, this event is 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. Crossing the Difference Divide with No Joke Live and Brian McLaren is a dynamic opportunity to learn more about developing interfaith relationships. Aneelah Afzali of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS),…

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