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June 2015

Seattle U: State of the Church

June 20, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Seattle University – Campion Ballroom, 901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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"If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” ~ African Proverb Following the Way of Jesus has challenges unique to each generation and time period in history. This special, annual event brings together the people and resources of historic and emerging Churches to explore the trends, challenges, hopes and dreams that impact our mission together. Sharing resources, ideas, and collaborating on important work—we reimagine what it looks like to be the Church…

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November 2015

We Have a Story to Tell!

November 14, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Puyallup United Methodist Church, 1919 W Pioneer Ave
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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$5 – $30

A communications training for the local church. Hashtag: #Story2TellUMC Keynote Speakers  |  Workshops  |  Promotional Resources  |  Schedule  |  Registration Closed Registration is now closed. Email communications@pnwumc.org to be added to the wait list. We are born storytellers. We tell stories through books, sermons, and blog posts. We tell our stories through the decisions we make, the way we spend our time and money. Everyone is a storyteller and in this digital age, everyone is also a publisher as we tell…

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February 2016

Healthy Boundaries 201

February 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bellevue First UMC, 1934 108th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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This "201" Healthy Boundaries training is aimed at clergy who have already completed a basic course in this Annual Conference, or an equivalent course elsewhere. After reviewing foundational concepts, the day will cover a few special topics in depth, with much time devoted to discussion of real life situations. To meet the eight hour conference requirement while allowing for lunch and breaks, an hour of preparation will be assigned to those registered two weeks ahead of time.

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Seattle District Spring Training for Lay-Leadership

February 20, 2016

Join us at DesMoines UMC on February 20th from 9am-3pm for a powerful, fun, and inspiring training opportunity! It begins with our opening worship as both Pacific Islander choirs and the Bellevue Korean Worship Team will gather us together as One Body. As we float out of worship grateful for the presence of God-with-us, we’ll move into a powerful, inspiring keynote by Paul Shoemaker. Paul will guide us into new creativity as to how to change the world, specifically our…

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Vancouver District Event – The Power of Simple

February 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church, 206 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, WA United States
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The Power of Simple! Simple governance for church Lead by Rev. Steve Ross, we will discover ways of helping your church renew its focus on mission, liberate the energy and passion of its members in ministry, develop more effective leaders and more easily include new people in discipleship and ministry!   Registration and more information available HERE

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April 2016

Seattle District Lay Leader Gathering

April 30, 2016 @ 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

Healing the Ravaged Soul

May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16530 Avondale Rd NE
Woodinville, WA 98077 United States
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Bear Creek UMC in Woodinville is hosting a community discussion on the topic of child sexual abuse, specifically regarding the spiritual impact on survivors. This event will take place Saturday, May 7th, from 10 AM to 12 PM, and all are welcome. Sue Magrath, author of Healing the Ravaged Soul: Tending the Spiritual Wounds of Child Sexual Abuse, will speak from her many years as a psychotherapist and spiritual director working with the adult survivors of sexual abuse. She will…

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July 2016

Mission u 2016

July 15, 2016 - July 18, 2016
Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926 United States
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United Methodist Women and Conference Board of Global Ministries invites all men, women, and young people to join them for their annual cooperative venture, Mission u. The event will take place in 2016 on July 15-18 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. 2016 Studies The Bible and Human Sexuality The Rev. Jen Stuart & The Rev. Keith Hackett Climate Justice Katherine Parker, the Rev. Pat Watkins, and Rev. Jenny Phillips Latin America ​(English) Nan McCurdy and (Spanish) Miguel Mairena Youth Study:…

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October 2016

Seven Rivers District Training Events 2016

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doesn’t Wisdom cry out and Understanding Shout?  Atop the heights along the path, at the crossroads she takes her stand. By the gate before the city, at the entrances she shouts: I cry out to you, people; my voice goes out to all humanity. Proverbs 8:1-4 Wisdom at the gates... ...calls us to listen to the diversity of voices found within our communities The workshop on external wisdom will focus on: •  creating events where wisdom can grow outside of…

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November 2016

Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course

November 18, 2016
Alton Collins Retreat Center, 32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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More information pending Questions? Please contact Joan Holms - JOANHOLMS25@msn.com  

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CANCELLED – Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course

November 19, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seattle First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109 United States
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Due to low registration, this class has been postponed until after the first of the year. If you had already registered you should have received notification and refund information. If you do not have this information - please contact Joan Holms. A Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course will be offered on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Seattle First United Methodist Church. From leading a meeting, to caring for others, to communicating effectively, and more... this day long workshop will provide an overview of the…

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December 2016

Charge Conference Paperwork Due

December 15, 2016
Alton Collins Retreat Center, 32867 OR-211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Please submit your church's Charge Conference paperwork by end of business today.

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January 2017

Lay Servant Ministries – Basic

January 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Queen Anne United Methodist Church – The Well, 1606 5th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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More information coming soon - Questions? Please contact Joan Holms - JOANHOLMS25@msn.com

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Blanket of Fear

January 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blaine Memorial UMC, 3001 24th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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Charged with aiding and abetting a foreign terrorist organization, an incarcerated grade school teacher, her immigrant mother-in-law, and her public defender must search for answers in their past to secure an unknown future.

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Seattle District Training Day – It’s Time to Change!

January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Renton First UMC, 2201 Northeast 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056 United States
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We need to become unusual.

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Roots & Wings 2017

January 28, 2017 @ 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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Vancouver Clergy Retreat – Cultivating Compassion

January 30, 2017 - January 31, 2017
Alton L Collins Retreat Center, 32867 Oregon 211
Eagle Creek, OR 97022 United States
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Cultivating Compassion: A retreat to develop spiritual practices that draw us into the love of God for ourselves and for others. We will experience God's deep compassion known to us in Jesus and learn how we can extend that compassion to ourselves, to those we love, and to those we struggle to love. We will move through an exploration of how to catch our breath and experience the radical way of Jesus' compassion, how to know our own compassion heart and…

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February 2017

CLM – Cycle A – Intermediate Preaching ( East Side)

February 11, 2017
Hillview UMC, 8525 W Ustick Rd
Boise, ID 83704 United States
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Intermediate Preaching will dive deeper into the practice of homiletics including sermon prep, delivery, and biblical exegesis

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