You may remember these stories, from the documents that introduced me to the Central Pacific Conference in 2008. For all the Saints (with pipe organ) has been playing in my head the last few days, and I decided to share my words with you again.
The first church I served was St. Paul’s UCC,
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7:20 to 8:30 a.m. on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2011. Concordia University, Hagen Center, second floor, 2811 NE Holman St., Portland. Parking at NE 27th and Holman
HIV Day Center Fundraiser Breakfast. There is no cost to attend the breakfast
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Submitted by Donnamae Craber Grannemann
Practicing hospitality in the name of Jesus not only refers to who is included, but what is served.1) In one of my churches a few years ago, I observed a woman opening her purse during communion on several occasions and removing a special piece of bread. Being curious, I
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Grass doesn’t grow under the feet of the folks at Smyrna UCC! On October 16th, twenty choir members from Highland Christian Center in Portland, OR made the beautiful country drive and joined Smyrna UCC for a moving worship service. Earlier, a group from the congregation visited Highland. You’ve probably done pulpit exchanges before. But
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Days of Action for “Just Jobs” set for November 17th-20th Planning Webinar scheduled for October 18th submitted by Andrea Cano
National – Crowds occupying Wall Street, Chicago and other cities have been described as ragtag, but countless clergy support their call for an economy serving 100 percent of Americans, not just the wealthiest one percent.
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OCCUPY – Salem UCC Church Signs on with the 99%
Gabrielle Chavez, Interim Senior Pastor First Congregational United Church of Christ, Salem, OR
Here’s a picture snapped by one of our members after worship this Sunday. After the sign planting, Peter Bergel from Oregon Peace Works spoke and answered questions about
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At Forest Grove UCC, part of our commitment to radical hospitality means making certain that our language is as broadly inclusive as possible. Many pastors/worship leaders who place a value on gender inclusive language for God and humankind struggle through traditional scripture translations to ‘clean up’ the text before it gets read or goes to
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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 University in Indiana. It is an AMAZING
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You are Invited to a Conversation with Enzi Tanner – UCC Coalition Board Member
Sun November 13th from 3-5 PM at Ainsworth UCC * 2941 NE Ainsworth St, Portland, OR.
Come Talk with a National UCC Coalition Board Member. Learn How The Coalition Supports LGBTQ Persons and their Allies. What Would You Like The
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A Global Ministry Opportunity
Doug and Liz Searles are missionaries, under the UCC/DOC Global Ministries program. They are just back from two terms in China and will soon be heading out for their new assignment in Lodz, Poland.
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Submitted by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (registration and display tables at 5 p.m.). Highland Christian Center, 7600 NE Glisan, Portland, Ore. Interfaith Network for Earth Concerns (INEC), a program of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, will host its third annual “Earth Care Summit”
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Imagine you had a job in this touch economy requiring you to be on duty 24-7, 365. That position directs you to care for all equally, but leaves little time for self-care. That contract binds you to keep all confidence, but leaves few you can confide in.
Continue reading this article Covenants Ministry Team in Motion