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April 2016

Seattle District Lay Leader Gathering

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Renton First UMC,
2201 Northeast 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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Seattle District Lay Leader Gathering  Saturday, April 30th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Renton First UMC, 2201 NE 4th St., Renton, WA Coffee and snacks will be available A quick email to Rosalee Mohney will serve as your registration and help in planning the snacks Our presenters include: Jim Truitt, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM), giving timely information regarding the catastrophic fires in Central Washington the past two years; Kathryn Garnett, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries, presenting an in-depth…

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May 2016

Safety Advocate Webinar

May 3

Conference staff will be offering webinars 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. To serve as a Safety Advocate, you must first pass a national background check, and complete the basic abuse awareness training offered through Ministry Safe in addition to this component…

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Building the Beloved Community

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bremerton United Methodist Church,
1150 Marine Dr
Bremerton, WA 98312 United States
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Working Together for Racial Justice Bremerton UMC is hosting an interactive workshop with longtime anti-racist organizer and author, Chris Crass to explore how we can work together for racial justice and build Beloved Community! In a time of mass incarceration, mass deportation, anti-Muslim sentiment, anti-immigrant feeling and profound economic inequality, people of all backgrounds are looking for ways to work together for justice. Chris's workshops have addressed anti-racism for spiritual leaders, feminism and men, and creating healthy culture for progressive…

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June 2016

Laity Transitions Workshop

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kent United Methodist Church,
11010 248th St. SE
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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This workshop is for laity in congregations who are experiencing a change in pastoral leadership. More details to be announced.

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Free

Lay Transition Workshop – Seattle and Tacoma

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kent United Methodist Church,
11010 248th St. SE
Kent, WA 98030 United States
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This will be a small-groups workshop hosted by Melinda Halloway. More information TBA.  

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Clergy Transitions Workshop

June 6 - June 7
Vancouver: First UMC,
401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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A workshop for clergy who are transitioning to other churches. Registration info will be sent via the Bishop's office.

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July 2016

Seattle District Webcast Event

July 15 - July 16
PNW Conference Office,
816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Seattle District 2-Day Event: District Gathering for a Webcast called “Conspire” with Richard Rohr. (cac.org) Center for Action and Contemplation More details TBA. July 15 Friday 1-6pm July 16 Sat. 8-4pm. Conference Room #1

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August 2016

Spanish Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Intermediate

August 5 - August 8
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church,
201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Purpose: Increase the abilities of our church leaders to engage with Spanish speaking persons in their churches, neighborhoods and communities, by developing basic language and cultural skills Method: Participative and multi-method teaching style in which the student learns through exposition, practice, play, art, prayer, interaction and meditation. The experience is “immersion” because it will be a concentrated time of getting your whole self into the culture and the language. It is expected that people will be present all day and…

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Spanish Immersion Experiences for Church Leaders: Beginning Plus

August 15 - August 19
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church,
201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Purpose: Increase the abilities of our church leaders to engage with Spanish speaking persons in their churches, neighborhoods and communities, by developing basic language and cultural skills Method: Participative and multi-method teaching style in which the student learns through exposition, practice, play, art, prayer, interaction and meditation. The experience is “immersion” because it will be a concentrated time of getting your whole self into the culture and the language. It is expected that people will be present all day and…

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