Excitement is building for our new Annual Meeting format beginning in Pendleton, September 28-30th! Our theme – “Uniquely UCC”, gives us an opportunity to celebrate who we are and reconnect with our “roots”. We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for our inaugural event — Rev. Ron Buford, the architect of the
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Walter John Boris * Spring Assembly, May 18th & 19th, 2012
Well, it’s good to be with all of you again. I want to start out by reviewing a few things from some of our churches around the Central Pacific Conference.
Ashland, a congregation that was struggling 10 years ago, now a strong and
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There are Pride opportunities through out the Conference.
Pride dates for 2012:
Bend Pride June 9 Boise Pride June 16 Portland Pride June 16 and 17 Vancouver July 14 Salem August 5 Eugene August 11 Lincoln City September 6-9 Ashland October 11-14
The largest event is Portland Pride. If you are coming to Portland,
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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
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Saturday, June 9th * Hood River, OR
The CPC Women’s Board Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am-12:30pm at Riverside Community Church, 317 State Street, Hood River, OR. For further information, contact President Lorre Chester-Rea at: 541-386-1412.
Lake Oswego United Church of Christ is hosting a four-part seminar series entitled “My Life, My Way: Planning for the Future” about making medical, legal, and spiritual decisions on end-of-life issues. Sessions will be held the first four Saturdays in June from 9:00-11:00 am (June 9 will be from 9:00am to noon) at Lake Oswego
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The Story of One Family’s Fight for Marriage Equality ~ Alan Koch
A new documentary film tackling the topic of marriage equality, The Right to Love: An American Family, will have its first screening in Portland Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Portland.
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Jay Sanderson is a member of First Congregational UCC, Boise, ID. He is also a Member in Discernment (In-Care) in the Central Pacific Conference. Jay is currently serving as a student intern at Red Rock Christian Church in Boise. On a special Sunday, each minister, including Jay, had to research their favorite hymn, and
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What is Wild Goose West? Well, here’s the website for Wild Goose, happening again in North Carolina in June.
It’s a Christian festival focusing on justice, art, music and spirituality. It is committed to honest journeys. And it is modeled after Greenbelt in the UK and some other festivals across the US.
Continue reading this article Wild Goose West!! ~ Hilary Martin Himan
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 provide a link
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UCC Coalition for LGBT Concerns National Gathering 2012 * June 25-28, 2012 * Chicago, Illinois
Register today for an historic event: a special National Gathering of the United Church of Christ Coalition for LGBT Concerns to celebrate 40 years of LGBT ministry in our church and to welcome our newest Open and Affirming congregations,
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Saturday, June 9th, CPC Women’s Board Meeting, 10:00 am -12:30 noon, Hood River, OR
Saturday, June 9th, Local Church Ministry Team, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, ICC, Portland, OR
Saturday, June 9th, Justice and Witness Ministry Team, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, ICC, Portland, OR
Thursday, June 21st, Portland Area Clergy Cluster, Bridgeport UCC, Portland,
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May 18th & 19th, 2012 Rev. Jim Moos, Executive Minister, Wider Church Ministries Co-Executive, Global Ministries “Good Intentions” II Corinthians 8:8-14 * Mark 10:46-52
I returned from Africa several days ago where I visited our partners on that great continent. One of the things I brought back with me is an African story.
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May 18th & 19th, 2012 – Bishop Melzar Labuntog * North West Mindanao Jurisdiction, United Church of Christ in the Philippines
Global Mission and Partnerships * John 17: 6 – 19 The grace and peace of God be with you!
Let me thank the Rev. Dr. Walter John Boris, the Conference Minister of your Conference and
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My name is Jeff Brinks, and I am a D. Min. student at Lancaster Theological Seminary conducting a survey of congregations of the United Church of Christ in regards to membership in congregations. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. My advisor is Dr. Frank Stalfa and his e-mail address is email@example.com. You may
Continue reading this article A Request to Help with a D. Min. Study Project ~ Jeff Brinks