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January 2017

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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Roots & Wings 2017

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Marysville United Methodist Church, 5600 64th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98270 United States
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Register Now! Roots & Wings, the Puget Sound District's annual training & workshop event, is scheduled for January 28, 2017.  Marysville UMC will host! Join us for our annual Puget Sound District training event, Roots and Wings! Our theme is Sow, Nurture, Grow. We will worship together and hear from Rev. Lyda Pierce, PNW Conference Lay Leader Nancy Tam Davis, and District Superintendent Daniel Foster. Workshops will focus on leadership and mission. In registering, we encourage you to choose one…

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February 2017

Multiplying Ministries

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2017

PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1 Multiplying Ministries is a new invitational pilot program designed to foster a unique space of creative engagement, collaborative conversations, and a "think tank" environment.

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CLM – Cycle A – Intermediate Preaching (west side)

February 4
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
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$60

Intermediate Preaching will dive deeper into the practice of homiletics including sermon prep, delivery, and biblical exegesis

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CLM – Cycle A – Intermediate Preaching ( East Side)

February 11
Hillview UMC, 8525 W Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83704 United States
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$60

Intermediate Preaching will dive deeper into the practice of homiletics including sermon prep, delivery, and biblical exegesis

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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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March 2017

Multiplying Ministries

March 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1 Multiplying Ministries is a new invitational pilot program designed to foster a unique space of creative engagement, collaborative conversations, and a "think tank" environment.

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Safety Advocate Webinar

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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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 (please share the church you’ve done this with when you RSVP). We are currently offering a webinar on March 8 from 4-5 pm. Participants will need to review the Conference Safe Sanctuaries Guidelines (Click here for the Guidelines) and also take this short quiz before participating in the webinar. (Click here…

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Northwest Leadership Institute

March 9 - March 10
Cathedral of the Rockies, 717 N. 11th St.
Boise, ID 83702 United States
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Registration is now open! Sign-up today and enjoy early bird pricing  - available through January 31st.

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Shakin’ and Bakin’ the WJ Way

March 10 - March 13
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue
Ontario, CA 91764-4431 United States
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Western Jurisdiction Disaster Response Academy Bi-annual Western Jurisdiction Disaster Response Academy will be held on March 10-13, 2017 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Ontario, California. Participants will have an abundance of fun and informative learning opportunities led by staff from the United Methodist Committee on Relief and others. Stories will be shared from across the Jurisdiction and the ERT, Recovery and Shower trailer for disaster response will be on view. All are invited to this wonderful event. Click here…

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April 2017

Safety Advocate Webinar

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Friday April 21st, please include the name of your local church in your RSVP email. Only those who…

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Early Response Team (ERT) Spring Training

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - April 30 @ 12:00 pm
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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The PNWUMC Volunteers in Mission team is hosting the First Annual Early Response Team “Spring Training” April 28-30, 2017 at the Lazy F UMC Camp near Ellensburg, Wa.  Have fun in a beautiful setting, learn new skills and meet the ERT community. UMCOR trained instructors will teach ERT Basic, Refresher and Advanced ERT classes. Beginning Friday evening, the Spring Training team will offer a full schedule of weekend classes.  Current ERT badge holders and those interested in refreshing their ERT…

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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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May 2017

Multiplying Ministries

May 3 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30am on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2017

PNW Conference Office, 816 South 216th Street #2
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1 Multiplying Ministries is a new invitational pilot program designed to foster a unique space of creative engagement, collaborative conversations, and a "think tank" environment.

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

May 5
Salmon Creek UMC, 12217 Northeast Highway 99
Vancouver, WA 98686 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.

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3 Events to Make a Difference

May 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunnyside United Methodist Church, 906 E. Edison Ave.
Sunnyside, WA 98944 United States
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Moving Toward Positive Change in Our Communities BYSTANDER REVOLUTION May 6 • Led by Rev. Terri Stewart • 9:30 a.m – Noon Have you heard a racist, religious, or sexist joke and not known how to respond with compassion to say that such jokes are not welcome? Have you seen someone harassed in public and wanted to help but didn’t know how? Do you have children who ask how to handle a bullying situation, and you want good strategies to help them?…

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Clergy Transitions Workshop

May 8 - May 9
Vancouver: First UMC, 401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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July 2017

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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Messy Church Training

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Olympia First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, 98501 United States
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$125

All Age + Creativity + Christ Centered + Hospitality + Celebration This training will give your team the vital tools to begin your own Messy Church. You will learn about the history, values, format and best practices to get your Messy Church started. In addition you will have opportunity to dialogue with your team about specific challenges and strengths that will assist you in reaching all ages in the ‘none’ zone with the good news of the gospel. Trainer: Rev.…

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August 2017

Spanish Language Intensive: Beginning Plus

August 14 - August 18
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church, 201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Facilitator: Suzy Martinez Details on registration and costs coming soon. See also: Spanish Language Intensive: Intermediate Conversation

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Spanish Language Intensive: Intermediate Conversation

August 21 - August 25
Toppenish: New Harvest United Methodist Church, 201 North Beech Street
Toppenish, WA 98948 United States
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Facilitator: Suzy Martinez  

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September 2017

Jim Wallis of Sojourners in Seattle

September 16
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036 United States
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New York Times best selling author, activist, and theologian Jim Wallis will speak on the subject of his latest book, America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America, will speak on two occasions on Saturday, September 16, 2017 in the Seattle area. A lecture, panel discussion, and Q&A will take place at 7pm at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center. This event is open to all. Tickets are available here. A printable bulletin insert will…

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Step One 2017 Training Event

September 18 - September 20
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Step One is an event open to all who are curious about starting a new church, a new faith community, or a new place for new people. This may be a traditional church, a house church, or even a messy church. Existing pastors are welcome. Those discerning a call to vocational ministry are welcome. Lay people who want to lead something new are welcome. Anyone interested in the future of the church is welcome and will get something out of this event.…

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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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