It’s About Family, it’s About Our Covenant Together
In less than 60 days, we will gather in Pendleton Oregon for a very special weekend together. September 28-30th we will celebrate our journey together as members of the Central Pacific Conference, United Church of Christ.
Come and meet the creator of the “God is Still
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Tracy Barnowe Ordination * Hillsdale Community Church UCC * August 18th
Come witness and celebrate the solemn vows and the festive affirmations of the community of faith in the ordaining of Tracy Barnowe to the ministry of the United Church of Christ Your presence and prayers are requested, Saturday, August 18th, 10:00 am. Hillsdale Community
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Camp Adams, Molalla, OR * October 12th-14th
Central Pacific women , mark you calendars for October 12-14 and plan to come to Camp Adams for that week-end. “Listen! God is Speaking” will be the theme with Rev. Lea Mathieu as the resource leader. Flyers have been mailed to all the conference churches. Total cost
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You’re invited to Christ the Healer’s 7th Annual Raw and Living Spirit Retreat, “Raw Grace,” this Labor Day weekend at Camp Adams, August 31-September 3. Designed to equip health seekers with the tools and inspiration for transformation, the 4 day retreat features 9 fresh organic gourmet vegan meals, how-to food demos by the chefs,
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Our August gathering is set for Thursday, August 16, 2012, from noon-2:00pm. We’ll gather at the home of Denise Anderson, 5610 SE Aldercrest Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222. Drinks, brats, and dogs provided. Bring a dish to share. Partners, spouses, and children welcome. No program this time, but bring your ideas about good programs for
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We heard from representatives of the food banks in both Canby and Molalla last week and know that the need for emergency food is as great as ever. Both pantries can buy many types of food from the Oregon food bank at a cost of 12 cents a pound. The cost covers warehousing, administration, and
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Saturday, Sept. 8, 9am-4pm * Forest Grove UCC For faithful, fearless finances!
Forest Grove United Church of Christ invites you to join us for an event designed to take the angst out of church finances. All who are interested in church finances (church members and ministers) are invited to join us for a day of
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Talking, Raising & Managing Money for God’s Work
OREGON: Thursday, September 6th * noon-4pm, (Clergy only workshop) Bethel UCC, Beaverton, OR. No cost for the workshop and lunch provided by the UCC Cornerstone Fund. Please register in advance for this event. 503.646.1191 email: email@example.com.
IDAHO: Friday, September 7th * 10:30am – 3:30pm (Clergy and
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If you haven’t read this yet, it’s worth your time
Bishop John Spong praises UCC
Every four years, the youth of the United Church of Christ gather in fellowship and unity at the National Youth Event (NYE). On July 10 – 14th, over 50 teens and adult chaperones from the Central Pacific Conference traveled to NYE 2012 at Purdue University to represent both their home churches and the conference.
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Director of Chancel Choir
Conduct and further develop a dedicated volunteer Church Choir. • Sunday services and Thursday rehearsal, September through June • Position begins in September, 2012.
Please send your resume and cover letter by August 15th to: Jean O’Grady, 5240 Chapman St. S., Salem, OR 97306. 503-551-0726.
A complete job description, information o
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Over the years, I have put on many estate planning seminars at churches. These questions often come up. Please feel free to pass this article on to your church Trustees or even publish all or parts in your church newsletter.
Q: What if a person does not have a will when he/she dies?
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Like Us!!! Thanks!
The Local Church Ministry Team of the CPC now has a Facebook page. You can find it if you type “Local Church Ministry, Central Pacific Conference UCC” (don’t forget the comma – computers are so literal…). When we get enough “likes,” we’ll be able to get a URL, so we can
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Bethel Congregational UCC, Beaverton, Oregon recently partnered with Faith Café to serve the needs of those who hunger for food and community. Every Sunday evening and the last Thursday of the month, a hot meal is prepared and served at Bethel by a plethora of volunteers from a coalition of Beaverton-area churches. Faith Café is
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July 13, 2012
During the UCC’s National Youth Event 2012, the Collegium of Officers and the Council of Conference Ministers of the United Church of Christ published a pastoral letter on the future and the relevance of the denomination and the youth who are its caretakers.
Pastors and lay leaders, please share with your
Continue reading this article A Pastoral Letter from the Leaders of the United Church of Christ
WILD GOOSE WEST FESTIVAL, coming to Corvallis, OR this Labor Day weekend!
The Wild Goose West Festival is a justice, spirituality, music and arts festival that will happen at the Benton County Fairgrounds near Corvallis, OR on Labor Day weekend, Friday, August 31st – Sunday, September 2nd. Visit the website: www.wildgoosefestival.org, as
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For a stimulating read about churches and inclusiveness, try this blog posting:
I wish every church said what this church says in their bulletin …
Saturday, August 4th, Justice and Witness Ministry Team, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, ICC, Portland, OR.
Thursday, August 16th, Portland Area Clergy Cluster, 12:00 noon – 2:00pm, Denise Anderson’s Home.
Tuesday August 21st, CPC Board of Directors Conference Call, 3:30pm.
Friday & Saturday, August 24th & 25th, Covenants Ministry Team, ICC, Portland, OR.