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June 2019

2019 PNW Annual Conference Session

June 7 - June 9
Showplex: Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Avenue SW
Puyallup, 98371 United States
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The dates for the 2019 PNW Annual Conference Session are Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9th, 2019. As in previous years, pre-conference meetings for some participants are likely to occur on Thursday, June 6th. Click here for more information.

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July 2019

PNW United Methodist Women — Executive Meeting

July 11 - July 12
Ellensburg, WA Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States + Google Map

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Mission u 2019

July 12 - July 15
Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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Mission u, a cooperative venture of the PNW United Methodist Women and the Conference Board of Global Ministries, will take place July 12-15, 2019 on the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg, Washington. The following studies are expected: All Class Study: United for Change Co-taught by Glory Dharmaraj and Annette Moseley Funk. Spiritual Growth Study: Mark and Radical Discipleship Taught by Rev. K Bramstedt, Katherine Parker, and Teri and Evelyn Erbele Youth Study: Who do you say that I am? Meeting Jesus Through the Eyes…

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Clergy Wellness Workshop – Compassion Fatigue

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Webinar United States + Google Map
$20.00

For many of us, this is a particularly difficult time to be a United Methodist clergy person. Even in the best of times, the work of ministry is inherently challenging and demanding. On top of that, we find ourselves in the midst of fracture, pain, harm, and uncertainty within our denomination and more broadly in our society. It is not uncommon for clergy persons to go through periods of exhaustion or burnout, and when we do, one of the most troubling…

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August 2019

Hispanic/Latino Youth Camp

August 9 - August 11
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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$70

Who Do You Say I Am? (Matthew 16:15) Dear Pastors/Youth Directors, We are so excited to invite you and your youth group to this year’s youth camp. This year we will base our retreat on the scripture found in Matthew 16:15. Our desire is that all youth can experience the presence of God during this time. This year we will have multiple speakers to lead our youth both in God’s word and in worship. Cost: $70 per student Ages: 12 –…

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Rainbow Retreat

August 9 - August 11
Twinlow Camp, 22787 N Twinlow Rd
Rathdrum, ID 83858 United States
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Organized by Jan Shannon and Twinlow Camp, The Rainbow Retreat is a weekend retreat for LGBTIA+ adults to come and have a fun weekend in a safe place. Lodging and meals are provided starting with dinner on Friday night to Sunday breakfast. Make sure to bring your swim gear and some SPF because we will be spending some time playing in the lake! Lodging will be in our Retreat Center, located below the Dining Hall. There are two luxury bunk…

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United Methodist Young Adult Queer Pride Camp!

August 16 - August 18
Camp Sky Meadows, 3191 Radford Camp Road
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305 United States
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$150

Click image to view/download PDF. What: Young Adult Queer Pride Camp is a welcoming place for LGBTQIA young adult United Methodists. Here, you will be affirmed for being exactly whom God created you to be. Here, you will be able to enjoy God's creation at the beautiful Camp Sky Meadows. Here, you will find healing. Here, you will be empowered to be the leaders our Church needs. Here, you are invited to be your full, authentic self. Here, we will be the Church…

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Youth Praise Experience in Vancouver

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vancouver: First UMC, 401 E 33rd St
Vancouver, WA 98663 United States
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$5

As summer heats up, plans for a cool concert event are coming together at Vancouver First United Methodist Church in downtown Vancouver, slated for Saturday, August 17th. Encore Rocks: A Youth Praise Experience will feature The Band Phoenix, and be an event full of food, fun and fellowship for youth across the Methodist district and Vancouver area. We would like to extend an invitation to youth groups from our neighboring United Methodist churches to come join together in a cool…

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Early Response Team Training

August 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Jerome UMC, 211 South Buchanan
Jerome, ID United States
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Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn how to clean out a flooded home, tarp a roof and work alongside survivors while staying safe. Early Response Teams provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. Class is open to those 18 years or older. Cost is $25. Registration includes training materials and lunch. Register now at: https://umoi-reg.brtapp.com/EarlyResponseTeamTrainingAugust242019 Registration deadline is Friday, August 16th For additional information contact Larry Johnson, ERT Coordinator, at oridumcert@gmail.com or (503)…

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September 2019

Clergy Wellness Workshop – Personality Disorders in the Church

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom Webinar United States + Google Map
$30

There are always one or two people in your congregation who know exactly how to push your buttons, alienate others, stir up discord, or otherwise interfere with the smooth, healthy functioning of the church’s ministry. This webinar will explore the personality disorders that are often behind people’s difficult, obstructive, and/or frustrating behavior and how you can become more effective in dealing with them. While we will be addressing clinical material, the emphasis is not on diagnosis but on recognizing patterns…

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PNW United Methodist Women — Inland District Annual Meeting

September 14
Clarkston United Methodist Church, 1242 Highland Avenue
Clarkston, WA United States
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Supporting the Transgender – A Medical and Spiritual Journey

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church — Auburn, 100 N St SE
Auburn, WA 98002 United States
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The Reconciling Ministries team at Auburn First UMC is presenting a mini-workshop entitled Supporting the Transgender – A Medical and Spiritual Journey to be held on Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM at the Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St SE, Auburn WA 98002. The cost is $10, which includes lunch and a donation to NEXUS Youth & Families, a ministry aiding LGBT children and teens. Dr. Jennifer A. Burnett* MD, FAAFP, and retired Transgender Medicine…

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Your Church’s Property Tax Exemption

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W Pioneer Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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Building Use, Fundraisers, Concerts, and Sales (Church and Outside Groups) Tuesday, September 17th at 6:00 -Fireside Room, Puyallup UMC Presenters: Linda Smith and Ras Roberts Exemption and Deferral | Property Tax Division Washington State Department of Revenue Many churches host outside groups in their buildings and/or have fundraisers. Do you know: Some activities are considered business transactions? Ideally, Holiday Bazaars should have at least 51% of all proceeds going to your church from all vendors so it won't count against…

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PNW United Methodist Women — Seven Rivers District Annual Meeting

September 21
Pasco: Riverview UMC, 4012 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA 99302-2306 United States
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More information TBA.  Held in Pasco.

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PNW United Methodist Women — Crest to Coast District Annual Meeting

September 28
Olympia First United Methodist Church, 1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, 98501 United States
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October 2019

Getting Started with Messy Church

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 4th Street
Cheney, WA 99004 United States
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Cheney, Washington — Messy Church USA in cooperation with Cheney United Methodist Church is offering a regional Conference event on the best practices to use in starting your own Messy Church. The Getting Started With Messy Church conference will be held at Cheney United Methodist Church, 204 4th Street, Cheney, WA 99004, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This training will give your team the vital tools to begin your own Messy Church. You will learn…

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Connecting Neighbors Training

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kennewick First UMC, 421 W Kennewick Ave
Kennewick, WA 99336 United States
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This emergency preparedness training through UMCOR has three areas of focus – personal and home readiness, church readiness, and readiness to serve your neighbors in case of an emergency. This workshop is being taught by Wendy Riddle and David C. Riddle. Lunch will be provided. Disaster Ready Congregations This workshop has the goal of inspiring congregations and communities to be better able to minimize disaster-caused harm to people and property and to respond to our neighbors in helpful, cooperative and…

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Gathering of the Orders – From Desperation to Radical Love

October 8 - October 10
Yakima: Wesley UMC, 14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908 United States
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$50

How do we dismantle the lie of competition, which arises from the Protestant Affliction that leads to isolation, working in silos, apathy, and despair in order to be deeply committed to radical love, which requires vulnerability and risk? How does one maintain a core of hope and love in the midst of division, fear, and desperation? In systems where fear has asserted itself and where scarcity, competition, desperation, and division have become driving forces, what is the work of leaders…

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PNW United Methodist Women — Conference UMW Exec Meeting

October 10 - October 11
Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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PNW United Methodist Women — PNW UMW Annual Meeting

October 11 - October 12
Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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Mediation Skills Training Institute

October 14 @ 8:30 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S 320th St
Federal Way, WA 98003 United States
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You are invited to attend Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI), a practical workshop for clergy and other church leaders that teaches participants how to deal more effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict.  This outstanding inter-denominational training event will be hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA (Seattle–Tacoma area) from 8:30 am-5:00 pm daily on October 14-18, 2019.  Early-birds who register no later than September 13, 2019, can save $200 (non-discounted rate is…

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Early Response Team Basic Training

October 26 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Tornado in Port Orchard • Typhoons in Saipan • Floods in Oklahoma We're There Be ready when the next disaster strikes to help those most in need. The Early Response Team Basic Training will prepare you on ways to clean out a flooded home, haul debris, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. The class is taught by United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) certified trainers and includes examples of recent missions, hands-on activities and an opportunity…

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Advanced Boundary Training

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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$25

Seven Rivers District is offering an Advanced Boundary Training this fall to fulfill the boundary requirement for clergy. The advanced training is for clergy who have already participated in one or more boundary workshops in the past. The class involves discussion of case studies prepared by the participants. These should be prepared prior to the training, based on a personal experience related to boundary issues. Please describe the incident, your actions, the outcome, and what you learned and/or might have…

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November 2019

Camp Indianola Fall Youth Retreat

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - November 10 @ 11:30 am
Camp Indianola, 10635 NE Shore Dr. PO Box 1150
Indianola, WA 98342 United States
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Life got you down? The world seeming dark and grim? Don't worry! There's hope yet! Join us at Camp Indianola for a weekend of faith based fun and discussion as we learn how to find and keep hope in today's world. Who: Youth in grades 6-12 with adult leaders from their church. You must have adult chaperones of the same gender as youth attending. We need 1 adult leader to each 8 youth. Cost:$80 per person Two options: Individual Registrations…

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Clergy Wellness Workshop – Substance Use Disorders: A Primer for Clergy

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom Webinar United States + Google Map
$30

The opioid crisis has dominated headlines in recent years, but addiction of any kind is a concern for families, communities, and even the church. Many of us do not understand the power that substances can have in people’s lives. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances can result in shame or blame and impacts every aspect of users’ lives. Loved ones suffer the pain and fear of watching their family member spiral out of control. Clergy may be confronted with…

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