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Vancouver All District Clergy and Lay Learning Event: Compassionate Spirituality

Register NOW!!

We are clearly living in anxious times.  Our communities are deeply divided and sometimes it’s hard to navigate how we are to move forward as individuals as well as faith communities.  Dr. Frank Rogers, author of “The Way of Jesus, Compassion in Practice,” has been invited to help us circumnavigate our way into the future, offering healing and hope in a broken world.  Following the way of Jesus, Dr. Rogers offers a way to live compassionately “when our world threatens to consume us, throbbing with boundless discrimination, violence, and greed.”

The Vancouver District invites you to join us as we develop our personal spiritual lives and explore practical ways to be compassionate in a fractured world.  It is our belief that Jesus offers us a real solution to the challenges before us.  And that solution is to act as God’s heartbeat; pumping grace into whatever community we find ourselves a part.  Together we will explore how Jesus teaches us how to be at peace and how we can help heal our anxious world in the months and years to come.

We will also be offering some Nuts & Bolts style trainings in the afternoon:

  • Finance: Rik Jameson
  • Trustees: Brant Henshaw
  • Staff Parish Relations: Rev. David Nieda
  • Mission–Climate Justice: Myrna Manier & Stephanie Parsons
  • Discipleship – 30 Days of Glory: Janet Kourey
  • Practicing Compassion in Anxious Times: Dr. Frank Rogers
  • Root, Bloom and Grow – Greater NW Church Revitalization Process: Rev. Steve Ross
  • Relationship-Fueled Transformation: Pacific Northwest with Rachel Neer, Executive Director of Project Transformation: Pacific Northwest

This event welcomes all clergy and lay individuals.

Check-in begins at 9:30 AM.

A simple lunch will be catered and child-care is available.

Please promote this event in your local church bulletin! Click HERE for resources in Word.


Vancouver District – 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Drive Out! Homelessness 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Benefiting Council for the Homeless of Clark County

Calling all golfers: Methodist churches in the greater Portland and Vancouver areas are organizing the third annual Drive Out golf tournament to benefit homelessness.

The tournament will be held at the private Orchard Hills Golf and Country Club in Washougal, WA on Saturday, September 16th, 2017.

A four-person scramble format will allow golfers of every ability to enjoy the course together. Join us for a day of fun in the sun for a great cause! Players can register individually, with one or two friends, or as a foursome!


Want to help?

Volunteer! Persons interested in volunteering with greeting, guest services, or other aspects of the event are encouraged to email with their interest!

Donate! There is an option to donate on the registration page. You do not need to be a registered player to donate. Donations are sent to Council for the Homeless.

Baskets or Raffle Prizes! Have an idea for a great gift basket? Several of our churches have pooled their resources and crafted some amazing prizes to be raffled off during the tournament. Some basket themes: movie night for two, football / basketball / soccer , camping with s’mores kits and hiking poles, home-party night with board games and popcorn, chocolate, quilting, and – of course – GOLF! 🙂

If you’d like to support the cause by making a basket – please contact for more information.

Spread the word! There are some resources below to print and share with others.



Golf – Tournament Flyer – write-in space – 11×17 – 20170613

Golf – Sponsor Only Form – 20170613

Raffle Donations Flyer

Lay Servant Ministries Training – Leading Public Prayer

Laity are frequently invited to lead prayer in worship and other settings.  The primary objective for this course is to enable laity to effectively prepare and lead various prayer forms. All laity of the conference are welcome.

To register, contact Joan Holms, or 206-498-3689.

Deadline for registration will close at 9:00 a.m. Thursday, April 27th.

Cost: $30.00 (includes book, lunch and snacks)

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