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Gathering of the Orders – From Desperation to Radical Love

October 8, 2019 - October 10, 2019


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 in nurturing a different narrative? Our nation and our denomination are both torn and broken. We feel the effects deeply – in our work and in our souls.

Chitra Hanstad, Executive Director of World Relief Seattle, will serve as our keynote speaker.

At this year’s Gathering of the Orders, we’ll extend our focus from the Gathering of Orders at AC, towards a deep commitment to radical love. The gathering is for Elders, Deacons (including provisional elders and deacons), Local Pastors, Certified Lay Ministers, and Lay Persons Assigned.

Participants will explore the theme together through worship, plenary session presentations, workshops, panel discussions, experiential learning, and small group discussions (with opportunities to “continue the conversation”).

Workshop descriptions will be provided to those who register by email. Childcare will be provided for those registering in advance.

Register online by September 30 for $50 – CLICK HERE to register. Onsite registration will also be available for $75.


October 8, 2019
October 10, 2019
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Yakima: Wesley UMC
14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98908 United States
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