I spent three days last week in Atlanta, GA, attending the 2012 UCC Conference Staff Gathering for Church Development, organized by The Center for Progressive Renewal. The Center was birthed by the Southeast Conference, and nurtured by the Congregational Vitality and Discipleship Ministries of the UCC. In just a few short years, the
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Three Corvallis faith leaders will be honored together with the 2012 “Two Pauls Award” on May 8, 2012, at the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) Annual Community Awards & Celebration Dinner. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding work in the interfaith spirit of community service, dialogue and relationship building. The award was
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Save the Date
Central Pacific Conference funds participation in the Portland Pride Festival and Boise Pride. Note additional dates below for other pride events throughout the region.
The conference is registered for a festival booth and parade entry for Portland Pride and will again offer a brief pre-parade worship service. Boise First UCC is
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Calling all campers!!!
Would you like to create the design for the camp t-shirt this summer? What fun memories would you like to see on the shirt?
We’re looking for a simple design for the UCC camps in the Central Pacific Conference. Please list both CPC camps in your drawing, Camp Adams & Pilgrim
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May 18 & 19, 2912 Hillsdale Community UCC, Portland
Take a trip around the world at the 2012 Central Pacific Conference Spring Assembly on May 18-19 at Hillsdale UCC in SW Portland. In addition to voting for new officers at a brief business meeting, the assembly will include opportunities for service (we’ll be assembling
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Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Ainsworth United Church of Christ , 2941 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, 503-284-8767
Did you know that about 42,000 loans in Oregon were either seriously delinquent or in foreclosure at the end of January as reported in March 23rd Oregonian?
Are you wondering how that new
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RANCH HILLS GOLF COURSE Mulino, Oregon
Saturday, April 28, 2012 Format 4 person scramble 1st – 9 Holes of Series: THE WRAP (WILDLIFE RESCUE AID PROJECT)
Registration starts @ 6:30 AM and Shot Gun Start @ 7:30 AM Entry Fee: $30.00 per Person Includes Breakfast and Awards
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Entry Fee must receive
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Saturday, April 21st, Wider Church Ministry Team. 12:00 noon -2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 25th, Board of Directors Conference Call, 12:00 noon
Saturday, May 12th, Justice and Witness Minstry Team, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Thursday, May 17th, CPC Women’s Meeting
Thursday, May 17th, Mission Interpreters Training, Lynchwood Christian
Thursday, May 17th, Portland Area Clergy Cluster,
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Sponsored by The Oregon Region, DOC and Central Pacific Conference UCC
Thursday, May 17th , 2012, 9:00 Am – 4:30 pm Lynchwood Christian Church, 3815 SE 174th St., Portland, OR 97236
Invite the members of your congregation to a spirit-filled day of creative Global Mission ideas and inspiration. Cost? $7 for conference, snack, & lunch.
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Exploring Hunger Games at Camp Adams “May the odds be ever in your favor”
For 9th-12th graders * April 13th-15th * 7pm Friday-10am Sunday
What choices do you have as a teen? Do you ever feel like you don’t have any? Come to “Spring Fling” at Camp Adams and explore the role of “choice”.
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Our 2012 grant cycle is open until July 31, 2012. The Justice and Witness Ministry Team can provide modest funding to local churches, groups or individuals in support of activities that advance the local church or Conference involvement in justice and witness issues. The grant application can be downloaded from the Conference website.
Sunday, April 29th Lake Oswego United Church of Christ
Betsy Claassen creates dance by capturing the fleeting moments of beauty in everyday life. She teaches her students how to see and honor their own transcendent moments by translating them into motion. Over the years Lake Oswego UCC has hosted Betsy as part of our
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Applications for the Valerie Russell Scholarship for African-American Laywomen are available until May 1, 2012. The scholarship is intended for an African-American laywoman involved in justice work who:
has a deep love for the United Church of Christ affirms the values of the UCC and embraces the justice commitments of the church through Justice and
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Seekers, Students, Clergy: Deepen your faith & broaden your knowledge this summer at PSR
Have you made summer plans yet? Summertime is a perfect time to take classes in religion, theology, spirituality, and more, in Berkeley or online. Summer Session runs July 9 – August 10. Classes and lectures are open to seminarians, clergy,
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Join us in Chicago for our 40th-anniversary celebration!
Registration is now open for National Gathering 2012, June 25-28 at Elmhurst College near Chicago. This is an historic Gathering for our growing family: we’ll celebrate 40 years of LGBT ministry and advocacy in the United Church of Christ, and welcome Open and Affirming congregation #1,000!
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~ Ron MacKenzie
Saturday, April 21, 2012. Participants of the Portland CROP Hunger Walk are encouraged to volunteer at a food pantry or community garden. Ron MacKenzie, Coordinator, will volunteer with Growing Gardens’, during their “Garden Installation Day.” Some good local options to volunteer at are Growing Gardens, Northeast Emergency Food Program,
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~ submitted by Anton DeWet You are encouraged to support Dining Out for Life, which raises funds for Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon and its HIV Day Center. Eat a meal at participating restaurants on Thursday, April 26, and up to 30% of your bill will be donated to Partnership Project and EMO’s Center, which
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Commemorate the Titanic’s 100th anniversary at a historic musical performance, Portland, OR – March 12, 2012
What did they really sing as the great ship went down 100 years ago? Find out at an enchanting performance of early 20th century music, led by First Congregational Church organist Grant Edwards. The concert is presented by
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The Rev. Mary Scifres, nationally known consultant on worship and preaching, will be one of two presenters for the next installment of Liturgical Arts Renewal at Collins (LARC), April 17 at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center near Sandy.
Rev. Scifres is the co-editor of the “Music and Worship Planner” as well
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Transform your Life – Transform the World
Lose yourself in service. Gain your life in servant leadership.”
YOU could become part of the next group of the UCC Young Adult Service Communities (YASC).
Young Adult Service Communities – Ages 21-30 – September 2012 through early August 2013 • Community Living • Direct Service/Justice Advocacy Work
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