No matter who you are, who you love,
how you identify yourself, or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome EVERYWHERE
in the Central Pacific Conference.
We have launched The Starling Project! Join the flock by gathering for 2-hour conversations taking place in Lake Oswego, Boise, Beaverton, Eugene, The Dalles, Portland, Lincoln City, and Ashland.
Find a conversation you can attend [Schedule]. The Board of Directors will host in-person conversations around the conference the first three weeks in March. We’ll follow-up with several video conferencing conversations in April. We have over 20 conversations planned.
We want to hear your diverse voices — What you are longing for and what is possible? What are your pressures, needs, hopes, desires and passions for your church community and for us together as UCC in the Northwest?
The purpose of The Starling Project is for the wider community of the Central Pacific Conference to gather together for connection, to discover the strength of the web that connects us, to be surprised by each other and by the holy. What more can we be together? What new shapes might we take?
Want to know more? Check out the project at StarlingProject.Church.
We believe in the power of gathering together and listening for the work of the Spirit among us.
Let’s be church together, come and take flight.
Western Regional Youth Event 2018 – June 25-29
The Western Regional Youth Event (WRYE) is a phenomenal experience that integrates community, music, justice, spirituality, joy, and service. Once every four years, hundreds of youth from across the Western United States come together as a movement within the UnitedChurch of Christ.
In 2018, WRYE will be held in beautiful Honolulu, HI at the University of Hawai’i from June 25-29, 2018.
Youth from the eight western conferences of the United Church of Christ are invited to the Western Regional Youth Event in Honolulu. The quadrennial event, themed “E Hele Mai I Ka Wai (Come to the Water),” will include keynote speakers, workshops, inspirational worship, service-learning projects and other activities.
The event is being planned by representatives from each of the western conferences. Learn more by contacting our CPC representative, Kristina Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning her at (360) 693-1476.
Follow WRYE on Twitter – @WRYE_2018, Instagram – WRYE2018, or the UCC Western Regional Youth Event 2018 Facebook page. In 2018, we invite you to explore your faith, discover new friendships, share inspiration, and…
UCC 3 Great Loves Initiative
“What is Three Great Loves? It is a call to the love of children, to the love of neighbor, and to the love of creation… “We want to discover what an entire denomination committed to Three Great Loves can do to change the world.” (Rev. John Dorhauer, General Minister & President, UCC)
Through the lens of the 3 Great Loves, the United Church of Christ, in its many settings of ministry, will discern and lift up how we act upon these 3 Great Loves. As we do so, we will tell the story of how we are impacting and transforming the world, as covenantal partners united in common purpose and mission.
We are gathering and telling our own stories from across the Central Pacific Conference. Get in touch with Gayle Dee, CPC 3GL Coordinator (email@example.com), to tell your stories.
What are your congregation’s stories of
Love of Neighbor, Children and Creation?
The Central Pacific Conference is the community of United Church of Christ congregations in Oregon, southern Idaho and southern Washington. We are multiracial and multicultural, open and affirming, and accessible to all.
In this family of 45 congregations our shared commitment is to ministry and mission. The CPC provides spiritual and material resources and encouragement to all our nearly 7,600 members. We put purposes and programs into action by drawing on the experience and talents of all the conference’s members, both lay people and clergy.
The CPC assists and encourages local congregations and their members in working together to explore, communicate, support and pursue the ministry and mission of the church, and provides a channel for effective relationships with the UCC and with other faith communities.
The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ is one of 39 regional conferences in the 1.5 million member United Church of Christ, a “united and uniting” Protestant denomination in the United States of America.