Weaving Our Strengths: For Such a Time as This
September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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. There will be worship, workshops, resource fair, the Rev. Gertrude Apel Pioneering Spirit Awards, and conversations to weave our strengths together. This year’s theme is For Such a Time as This.
Conference information is up on our website at www.thechurchcouncil.org/wos
including workshop descriptions and presenter bios,
logistics, ways to share the invitation, and registration.
Workshop themes include faith-based community organizing; racial reconciliation and justice-making; building relationships across differences; spiritual discomfort; climate justice; the Reformation today; affordable housing; ways to call upon God; immigrant accompaniment; and allyship in the public square.
A few notes:
- Bring a team! Take advantage of more workshop offerings, build shared capacity and help implement learnings. There are group rates, along with student and individual rates.
- Early Bird rate for individuals ends Sept. 1
- Scholarships are available
- Free childcare available with pre-registration by Sept. 15
- Low-cost parking available nearby
- Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Food vendor invited for lunch.
Weaving Our Strengths is offered by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Our mission is to create a diverse community of churches and individuals who respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by building relationships of unity while working collaboratively for the common good. We partner with interfaith, community, and government organizations in our collective work for a more equitable and just society. Learn more about us and our efforts at thechurchcouncil.org.
Sponsors include: Dignity Memorial: Puget Sound Dignity Memorial providers including Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, SEIU 6 Property Services NW, SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, UFCW 21, Community of Christ, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751, Faith Action Network, Presbytery of Seattle, Puget Sound Sage, Seattle District – United Methodist Church, and Teamsters Local 117.