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October 2017

Early Response Team (ERT) Training

October 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 - October 27, 2017
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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Trauma Stewardship Institute

January 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Hotel Murano, 1329 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402 United States
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How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times Whether because of trauma, crises, or really, really hard days. Please join us for a day of raising awareness of trauma, vicarious trauma, and systematic oppression. This event will be a foundational training and will address how we're being impacted by current and past overwhelm, crises, toll, or trauma and establish concrete means for how to keep on keeping on both individually and collectively. Participants from all professional disciplines and life circumstances are welcome…

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Seattle-Tacoma District Gathering

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kent United Methodist Church, 11010 248th St. SE
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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TOWARDS A NEW URBAN STRATEGY With Keynoter Jason Byassee Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee Jason Byassee is a Professor of Biblical Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology. Previously, he was senior pastor of Boone United Methodist Church in the Western North Carolina Conference. He serves as a contributing editor to Christian Century, and is the author of Trinity: The God We Don't Know, The Gifts of the Small Church, Reading Augustine: A Guide to Confessions, An Introduction to the Sayings of the…

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February 2018

Roots & Wings 2018

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98270 United States
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Join us for the annual Puget Sound District training event! Morning classes will explore our inward faith journey. Afternoon classes will explore our outward faith journey. Additional classes will be offered for finance, trustees and SPR to support our congregations. Early bird registration starts January 1st for $20 After February 9th it jumps to $40. Click here to register today! Lunch is included and on-site childcare is available. Click here for a list of the Class Descriptions! Scholarships available to those who…

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March 2018

Northwest Leadership Institute (NLI)

March 7 - March 9
Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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It's not too early to mark your calendars for the Northwest Leadership Institute. Brian McLaren is the featured presenter with a pre-conference afternoon with Jason Moore and Nadia Bolz-Weber. Click here for more information and online registration.

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April 2018

Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lewiston First UMC, 1906 Broadview Drive
Lewiston, ID United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

April 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Portland First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N Raymond Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. All across the area are asked to seriously consider participating in one of these…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Gresham United Methodist Church, 620 NW 8th Street
Gresham, OR 97030 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Love Thy Neighbor: UMC Neighborhood Innovation Pre-Conference

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Don't miss your chance! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Join us for the UMC Neighborhood Innovation Pre-Conference We will spend the day with world class community leaders, faith rooted organizers, social entrepreneurs, and ministry leaders. As we come together we'll welcome....... Majora Carter (TED talk icon, MacAurther Genius, neighborhood entreprenuer) John McKnight (Mentor to Barack Obama and founding voice in the Asset Based Community Development movement) Alexia Salvatierra: (Nationally Renowned Community Organzier, co-author of Faith Rooted Organizing) Leroy Barber (Host): UMC…

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Capturing the Passion of Worship

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Chehalis UMC, 16 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, WA 98532 United States
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To Register click this link http://bit.ly/2t0drrH

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky will be present at this Table Talk. Times TBD. Clergy and…

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Greater Northwest 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

April 29 - May 4
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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May 2018

Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

May 12
Central United Protestant, 1124 Stevens Dr.
Richland, WA 99354 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Bishop Elaine Stanovsky will be present at this Table Talk. Time TBD. Clergy and…

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Congregational Transitions Workshop – Seattle District

May 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Trinity UMC – Ballard, 6512 23rd Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98117 United States
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This event will cover the practical issues of saying goodbye and saying hello to a clergy person. Issues about church vitality and thinking about future mission and changes will also be addressed. Churches are encouraged to bring a team of five leaders who want a strong future.  

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Olympia, 1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1655 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Pioneer United Methodist Church, 209 E Birch St
Walla Walla, WA 99362 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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June 2018

Basic Lay Servant Training

June 1 @ 5:30 pm - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Clarkston United Methodist Church, 1242 Highland Avenue
Clarkston, WA United States
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Connecting Faith and Leadership!   June 1: Friday 5:30-9:00 PM; June 2: Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM Cost:$20(includes Saturday lunch and snacks) Taught by Rev.Gregg Sealey, Inland District Superintendent; Assisted by Ed McBride, District Director Lay Servant Ministries and Rosalee Mohney, Incoming Director  Register today at: inland@pnwumc.org or (888) 818-4288 x314

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

June 2
Yakima: Wesley UMC, 14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Times TBD. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W Pioneer Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church, 206 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, WA United States
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https://vimeo.com/259028884 United Methodists in the Alaska, Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences are being encouraged to participate in Table Talk conversations being planned in various settings across the Greater Northwest Area. These opportunities will provide attendees a way to engage the church’s current discussion of human sexuality and the report of the Commission on a Way Forward within a structure of worship and respect for one another. Clergy and lay people from all across the area are asked to seriously consider…

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Love Thy Neighbor Portland: Gathering for Ordinary Revival

June 29 - June 30
Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist Church, 3520 SE Yamhill St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Across the Pacific Northwest there is an ordinary revival brewing. Churches are moving from: Fragmented Isolation TO Neighborhood Presence Religious Consumerism TO Collaborative Participation Unrecognized Privilege TO Equitable Inclusion A Scarcity Lens TO Abundant Ecology Toxic Charity TO Community Caring On June 29 and 30, we will gather in Portland to celebrate what God is already doing in our midst and to plot towards what is possible. We will reignite our communal imagination towards God’s work in our neighborhoods and nurture the culture shift of churches and leadership as we cast a…

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Early Response Team – Basic Training Class

June 30 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 4th Street
Cheney, WA 99004 United States
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Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn how to clean out a flooded home, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. The class is open to anyone 18 years or older. Our registration fee of $25 includes training materials, lunch and snacks. The deadline for registration is Friday, June 22, 2018. Have questions or like more information? Contact Kathy Bryson, PNWUMC ERT Coordinator, at pnwumcert@gmail.com, (509) 539-2978. CLICK HERE to register!

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