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Weaving Our Strengths: Narratives of Hope
September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 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. 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 our website at www.thechurchcouncil.org/wos
including workshop descriptions and presenter bios,
logistics, ways to share the invitation, and registration.
Workshop themes include organizing for church vitality; our call to advocacy; water in Scripture, our lives and world; standing with our Muslim neighbors; equity in daily life; racial justice; civility; environmental and housing justice; spirituality & justice “reset”; cultural humility; and discernment.
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. 4
- Scholarships are available
- Free childcare available with pre-registration by Sept. 21
- Free parking available
- Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Food vendor invited for lunch.
Weaving Our Strengths is offered by the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Rooted in the way of Jesus, the Church Council of Greater Seattle connects congregations to engage in prophetic witness for justice. We partner with interfaith, community, and government organizations in our collective work for a more equitable and just society. Learn more at www.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, Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches, The Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, Presbytery of Seattle, Aerospace Machinists Union District Lodge 751, Faith Action Network, Horizon House, Northwest Washington Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Puget Sound Sage, Teamsters Local 117, and Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.