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September 2018

Love Thy Neighbor Spokane: Gathering for Ordinary Revival

September 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
West Central Episcopal Mission, 1832 W Dean Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States

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 September 7-8, we will gather in Spokane 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…

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Table Talks: Finding a Way Forward Together

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801 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. Our Table Talk at Wenatchee First UMC will start at 9am and finish at…

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Love Thy Neighbor Boise: Gathering for Ordinary Revival

September 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Kuna United Methodist Church, 260 W. 4th St.
Kuna, ID 83634 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 September 14-15, we will gather in near Boise 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…

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Love Thy Neighbor Seattle: Gathering for Ordinary Revival

September 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - September 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Tibbetts UMC, 3940 41st Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116 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 September 21-22, we will gather in Seattle 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…

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Safety Advocate Webinar

September 26, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 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 September 21st at 9 A.M., please include the name of your local church in your RSVP email. Only those…

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Weaving Our Strengths: Narratives of Hope

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States
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You're Invited! Come one, come all! Lay leaders, ministers, pastors, youth leaders, interested individuals, church leadership councils, outreach teams, social justice teams, mission teams, worship teams, . . . Come to Weaving Our Strengths, a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration and skill-building to strengthen local churches' efforts for the common good. The day includes worship, two sessions of workshops, and an afternoon session moving from conversation to action. This year's theme is Narratives of Hope. Conference information is up on…

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October 2018

Fall Certified Lay Minister Class- Cycle A- Intermediate Worship & Sacraments

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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Multiplying Ministries

October 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, 816 S 216th St
Des Moines, WA 98198 United States
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Conference Room #1   Multiplying Ministries -- Session Two  

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PNW Gathering of the Orders

October 23, 2018 - October 25, 2018
Wenatchee First United Methodist Church, 941 Washington Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801 United States
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What does it mean to be a Deacon, an Elder, a Licensed Local Pastor, a Certified Lay Minister or Lay Person Assigned? How do these offices within the church strengthen the church as a whole? How do they provide people a variety of ways to offer themselves vocationally for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? How do we understand these as identities and not only, or even primarily, job descriptions? How has each of our responses to God’s claim on…

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CANCELLED: Fall Early Response Team Training

October 27, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bremerton United Methodist Church, 1150 Marine Dr
Bremerton, WA 98312 United States
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  Be ready to help when a disaster strikes. Learn from experienced instructors how to clean out a flooded home, sift through ashes and work alongside survivors while staying safe. $25 for the Basic class (8:30am – 5:00pm), $10 for Advanced Classes (8:30am – 12:30pm; for current or renewing ERT badge holders) includes training materials, lunch and snacks. Classes are open to anyone 18 years or older. Deadline to register is Friday, October 19. Have questions or like more information?…

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Fall Certified Lay Minister Cycle B- Intermediate Preaching

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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November 2018

Safety Advocate Webinar October

November 1, 2018 @ 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 October 29th at 9 A.M., please include the name of your local church in your RSVP email. Only those…

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Safety Advocate Webinar Nov

November 28, 2018 @ 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 November 26th at 9 A.M., please include the name of your local church in your RSVP email. Only those…

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Radical Compassion Training

November 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Portland First UMC, 1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Consider attending the upcoming Jesus’ Way of Radical Compassion: Training of Three-Fold Compassion Facilitators Event on Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, 2018 at Portland First United Methodist Church, Portland, OR 97201. Click here to register now! This three-part training is presented by Dr. Frank Rogers of The Center for Engaged Compassion (CEC) and the Claremont School of Theology. This is the first of three retreats that will include online and individual work between the face-to-face sessions. The training…

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February 2019

Safety Advocate Webinar

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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March 2019

Volunteer in Missions Training

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bellevue First UMC, 1934 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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You are invited to join Cheryl Reagan, our PNW UMVIM Coordinator, for Volunteer In Mission 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 and/or leading mission trips. Cost is $10/person. Space is limited so register early by contacting Laurie Edwards at lauriee@fumcbellevue.org.

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Roots and Wings – “Love Thy Neighbor”

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020 United States
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Click for larger view. Lunch Included Our theme this year is LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. The Greater Northwest Area's INNOVATION AND VITALITY TEAM will be leading us throughout the day, in worship, plenary session, conversations and workshops revolving around the three key practices that we believe are present in every vital congregation. These practices are namely, INCLUSION, INNOVATION and MULTIPLICATION. We have picked the theme, LOVE THY NEIGHBOR to celebrate what God is already doing in our faith communities in the…

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April 2019

Safety Advocate Webinar

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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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Pre-Inhabit Conference Training

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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$10

We will spend the day with Melvin Bray, an Emmy® award-winning storyteller, social entrepreneur and author. Bray is the author of a United Methodist Women Reading Program 2019 book pick, BETTER: Waking Up to Who We Could Be (Chalice Press, 2017). Melvin will help participants examine the role of various forms of power in moving from critical analysis to better practices. This gathering is made possible by Parish Collective and the Greater Northwest Area of the United Methodist Church. The GNW IV Team…

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CANCELLED Advanced Boundary Training (First Session)

April 30 @ 9:00 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 two Advanced Boundary Trainings this spring to fulfill the boundary requirement for clergy. This is the first of those trainings - the second training is on May 8. 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.…

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May 2019

Crossing Over Into Abundant Life – Crest to Coast Missional District Training

May 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
First United Methodist Church of Olympia, 1224 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501-1655 United States
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Scripture: I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Keynote Speaker: Rev. Shalom Agtarap "Talent Scouts and Treasure Hunters" Click Here to Register Today! Workshops (please choose 2 workshops: 1 for AM & 1 for PM) Small Church Vitality In the church we often get distracted by programs, finances, and politics, and forget that everyone needs to experience God’s love. We’ll talk about ways to refocus our ministries on what matters most to abundant life: being loved by…

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Safety Advocate Webinar

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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CANCELLED Advanced Boundary Training (Second Session)

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Yakima: Wesley UMC, 14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908 United States
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$25

Seven Rivers District is offering two Advanced Boundary Trainings this spring to fulfill the boundary requirement for clergy. This is the second of those trainings - the first training is on April 30. 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.…

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PNW Early Response Team Spring Training

May 10 - May 11
Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center, 16170 Manastash Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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$50

Floods - Fires - Hurricanes - Tornadoes We're there. Early Response Team members are trained and badged volunteers ready to clean out flooded homes, sift ashes, haul debris after local, regional and national disasters. Teams work alongside and provide a caring Christian presence for disaster survivors. This two-day training offers Basic training for first-time participants and Advanced classes for current and renewing badge holders. For more information please contact Kathy Bryson at pnwumcert@gmail.com. CLICK HERE to Register Today!

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Diversity in Unity: Imagining Our Faith Communities Differently

May 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Westminster Chapel, 13646 NE 24th St
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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Diversity in Unity: Imagining Our Faith Communities Differently. Come join us for a time of learning and networking. This conference will explore how churches can go beyond 'accessibility' and 'welcoming' to inclusion of those with disabilities within the life of the congregation. Registration fees: $135 for organizations and churches with 4 or more attendees and $40 for individuals. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Learn More: http://bridgemin.org/event/diversity-in-unity-conference/ This event is hosted and sponsored by Bridge Disability Ministries.

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