In September, 2011, I wrote my reflections on the “essential functions” of the CPC. The term has been part of the conversations between Conference Ministers and national staff as we have all been forced to deal with a rapidly changing context – declining financial resources, declining staff, declining membership. As we redefine ministry in contemporary
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~ Education Ministry Task Force
The Mid Winter Retreat is on the CPC calendar for the weekend of February 10th at Camp Adams. The cost is $63 per participant including adults. The event will be a sneak-peek at the summer, with the theme of Secrets of the Kingdom – Parables of Jesus. If your
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~ Education Ministry Task Force
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
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~ by Audrey Ouellette
National Youth Event Update: All interested Youth and Youth Leaders
We are putting together a delegation from the Central Pacific Conference and we would love to have as many churches represented as possible! The National Youth Event is for youth aged 13 to 18 and is July 10-13, 2012; at Purdue
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~ by Dennis Alger
Attention! All Who Care About Global Ministries And Want To Show It:
Here is a wonderful activity to engage globally and locally.
The Central Pacific Conference’s Spring Assembly is focusing on mission this year. The Wider Church Ministries Team was given the challenge to engage our congregations in Global Ministries and
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~ by Dennis Alger
Attention! All Mission Teams of CPC Congregations:
Here is your opportunity for further training and networking.
On May 17th the CPC’s Wider Church Ministry Team and the Oregon Region Disciples of Christ are sponsoring a Ministry and Mission Interpreter’s Training. This is a condensed version of the Training held in Cleveland
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Kim Cran, pastor of First Congregational UCC, Boise, Idaho, just began classwork for her Doctor of Ministry degree. Kim started writing a blog so the congregation can “journey” with her on this adventure – you can walk with her at http://losojosdeltejedor.blogspot.com.
~ Brooks Berndt
For too long people of faith have been associated with opposition to marriage equality. In the state of Washington, we have the opportunity to change that. We can turn the tide and show that it is now time to associate people of faith with support for marriage equality. You can help
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~ submitted by Audrey Ouellette
Who: Folks who work as paid staff or as volunteers in youth ministry at the conference level When: Feb 20-22, 2012 (4pm Monday – 11am Wednesday) Where: Centro Romero, San Diego, California Cost: $225 / $260 + your airfare (see below for more details)
Join United Church of Christ Conference/
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~ submitted by Charles Busch
Looking for an attractive theme for your summer children’s program? Check out:
Making a Village: A 5-Day Summer Camp Curriculum for Peacemakers
This curriculum originated 16 years ago at the Congregational Church of Lincoln City, UCC, on the coast of Oregon. Today, it is an award-winning peace education program
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~ submitted by Alan Koch
Nobel Laureate F.W. De Klerk will speak about his work to engineer an end to apartheid, South Africa’s racial segregation policy, and the lessons he learned about contemporary peace today. He will speak in back-to-back events February 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of
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To fellow Christians, Pastors, and Denominational Leaders,
Make Lent an opportunity to enter into a spiritual discipline of fasting from carbon.
Last year, over 6,000 people in every state and 14 countries participated in a daily invitation to fast from carbon as their Lenten discipline. Initiated by the UCC in 2011, endorsed by Episcopalians
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Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries presents an Educational Workshop for Faith Community Professionals * Each workshop is scheduled from 8:30 am – Noon.
February 4 * St. Matthew Lutheran Church * 10390 SW Canyon Road * Beaverton, OR 97005
February 11 * Metro Church of Christ * 1525 NW Division * Gresham, OR 97030
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Last year, Montana pastors developed a new pastoral letter and a prayer on the importance of God’s lands and Creation as witnessed in the land and open space that defines Montana, the Big Sky State.
Their appreciation for God’s beautiful places and spaces is rooted in a belief that God has entrusted us all
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Here’s an article written by John Shelby Spong, forwarded by Dick Vandiver, and printed here courtesy of The Center for Progressive Christianity, all rights reserved. Spong’s article gives us a something to think about as we discuss what it means for us to follow Jesus, On the Way. walter john
I recently read Walter
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