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October 2017

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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Youth Leader Training

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - October 21 @ 11:00 am
Twinlow Camp, 22787 N. Twinlow Road
Rathdrum, ID 83858 United States
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Enjoy worshiping, networking, learning, and of course playing with other youth leaders. This is not a relaxing retreat but rather a workshop and intensive training event to bring your ministry to a new level. Open to adults, volunteers, and paid staff members who work with youth in their United Methodist or other Christian church. This event will start Thursday evening and continue until Saturday morning so you have time to travel back for church on Sunday. Twinlow will serve meals…

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Messy Church USA Conference

October 20 - October 21
Community UMC of Huntington Beach, 6652 Heil Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647 United States
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Getting Messy in the USA...Connect...Discover...Expand Make plans today to join the founder of Messy Church, Lucy Moore at the first ever Messy Church USA Conference on October 20-21, 2017 at Community United Methodist Church in Huntington Beach, California.  Messy Church is a global movement that started in 2004 in one small Anglican Church in the UK. Martyn Payne, author of recently released Messy Parables will join Lucy Moore to provide inspiring stories as well as practical suggestions to enliven your…

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High School Fall Camp

October 20 - October 22
Camp Indianola, 10635 NE Shore Dr. PO Box 1150
Indianola, WA 98342 United States
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Jesus, when speaking to His disciples, said “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different.“ Join us for our fall retreats, as we unpack what Jesus meant when He said that His disciples will be different from the world. This retreat, is for local church youth groups to bring leaders and high school kids without the headache of planning your own retreat.…

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Audit Committee

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #2

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Connectional Table & CF&A

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Rooms 1 & 2

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CCOYM 2017-2018

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - October 22 @ 12:00 pm
Yakima: Wesley UMC, 14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908 United States
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The Conference Council on Youth Ministries is a strong advocate and example of youth leadership in our Annual Conference. It is this group that is responsible for planning regional events for youth including CONVO.

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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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A Fresh Start at Riverton Park – A New Beginning Celebration!

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S. 140th. St.
Tukwila, WA 98168 United States
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Riverton Park UMC invites you to join them as they celebrate their new beginning in deepening service with their neighbors. The church has faithfully provided emergency and long-term housing, as well as a food bank and a location for cooking meals. Now, they’re planning to put permanent tent pads in place, refurbish a garage to be used as an emergency shelter, and repair and replace their single shower. View RPUMC’s Project list. Project Coordinator, the Rev. Steve London, invites you…

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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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UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Pasco: Riverview UMC, 4012 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA 99302-2306 United States
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$20.00

You are invited to join your Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinator and your Pacific Northwest UMVIM Coordinator for new, updated team leader training. Not planning to be a team leader? This information will also be useful to team members in general – we welcome everyone who wants to know more about volunteer service through UMVIM. East side training is at Riverview UMC in Pasco, October 28th, 9:00 – 3:30. Register for East side Training West side…

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November 2017

Exploration 2017

November 3 - November 5
Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront, 1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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EXPLORATION is a three-day event for young adults age 18-26 to listen, discern, and respond to God’s call to ordained ministry and to explore their gifts for service as a deacon or elder in The United Methodist Church. This year it takes place November 3-5 in Portland, Oregon! If you have sensed God might be calling you to ordained ministry, wondered what ministry in The United Methodist Church is all about, would like help sifting through issues involved in an ordained…

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Older Adult Ministries

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #2

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Cancelled: Fort Flagler Sr. High Retreat 2017

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - November 5 @ 12:00 pm
Fort Flagler State Park, 10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358 United States
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The Fort Flagler Retreat for 2017 has been cancelled. The TUMY Team youth and adult will be helping with the Indianola High School retreat in October. Churches are encouraged to bring their High School youth to a retreat at Camp Indianola on October 20-22nd.

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Board of Pensions

November 4
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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“Be Ready to Answer the Call” – ERT Training Kennewick First UMC

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learn from experienced volunteers, participate in hands-on activities and understand the right way to help disaster survivors move towards their “new normal”. Training emphasizes teaming skills, safety and ways to clear out flood debris. Classes are open to anyone 18 years or older. Lunch is provided and there is no cost for the training.

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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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Board of Congregational Development

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

November 8 @ 9:00 am - November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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The full board will meet from 9am to 5pm on November 8th, and again from 9am to 1pm on November 9th. The Executive Committee will meet from 5:30pm to 8:00pm on November 8th.

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Safety Advocate Webinar

November 8 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Conference staff will be offering another webinar for individuals who are interested in becoming a Safety Advocate for their church, or in getting re-certified for this important role. Safety Advocates are responsible for promoting and maintaining Safe Church policies and for providing an avenue for vulnerable persons to voice a concern or problem. RSVP's will be accepted via email to Teri Tobey until Monday November 6th at 9 A.M., please include the name of your local church in your RSVP email.…

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Couple’s Retreat

November 10 - November 12
Ocean Park Camp, 28511 Vernon Ave.
Ocean Park, WA 98640 United States
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Ocean Park Camp and Retreat Center will be hosting its first annual Couple's Retreat on Friday, November 10 through Sunday, November 12, 2017.  The retreat will offer a variety of adventures in addition to a Saturday workshop based on the book “Created for Connection" with Speaker: Rev. Michael T. Clifford S.T.M., L.M.F.T., Certified Emotion Focused Therapist. Hiking, kayaking, massages and free time with your significant other will round out the weekend. Promotional Materials: Couples Retreat Bulletin Insert (PDF) Couples Retreat…

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Veteran’s Day

November 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Office Closed

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Northwest Foundation – Annual Board Meeting

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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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Camping Board of Stewards

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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UM Volunteers in Mission Team Leader/Team Member Training

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tumwater UMC, 1401 Lake Park Dr SW
Tumwater, WA 98512 United States
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$20.00

You are invited to join your Western Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) Coordinator and your Pacific Northwest UMVIM Coordinator for new, updated team leader training. Not planning to be a team leader? This information will also be useful to team members in general – we welcome everyone who wants to know more about volunteer service through UMVIM. East side training is at Riverview UMC in Pasco, October 28th, 9:00 – 3:30. Register for East side Training West side…

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