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The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ is a community of congregations in Oregon, southern Idaho and southern Washington. We are multiracial and multicultural, open and affirming, and accessible to all.


Annual Meeting begins September 26th

Find everything you need to know to prepare for and attend this year’s CPC Annual Meeting in Pendleton, OR on September 26-28.

Please visit the CPC Annual Meeting Blog page and Facebook Page.

Go to one of two places on the web to download Annual Meeting documents – Google Drive and Dropbox. We want to be environmentally responsible, so please download onto your laptop or tablet and bring documents with you electronically. If you need to print paper copies, please do so before coming to Pendleton.

Dave Sutton, this year’s Annual Meeting Planning Team chair, has a short, personal invitation to Annual Meeting for YOU.

This year’s theme is Time to Lead: Call to Action in Climate Crisis.

How does being church need to change in order to meet the ecological and theological emergency that the climate crisis poses to humanity?

What are our churches called upon to be and do in this world in which our own actions threaten our survival and the survival of our planet?

What new or repurposed practices, sacraments, liturgies, education, and mission are required of us?

These are key questions that we will engage and respond to during this year’s Central Pacific Conference Annual Meeting in Pendleton, OR.

Make this a meaningful and action-generating event  by adding YOUR VOICE to the conversation.

See you in Pendleton!


2014 CPC Women’s Retreat – October 3-5  Camp Adams, Molalla, OR

“Women Doing Justice!” is the theme of this year’s retreat, sponsored by the Central Pacific Conference UCC Women’s Board.

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Patricia Rumer is this year’s Resource Leader.  Patricia currently lives in Portland where she went to grade school and high school.  Since then, she has traveled extensively in the Caribbean, Latin American, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

In 1969, Patricia began working in Guatemala as a community development volunteer with the American Friends Service Committee in the rural highlands area. Last year, she returned as a delegate to a women’s human rights conference there.

She is a graduate of Occidental College with a Masters degree in political science from UCLA.  In addition, she has a PhD from Portland State University in urban studies and public policy.  There, she has been an academic administrator and has taught senior capstones for the last seven years.

This year’s Women’s Retreat will focus on how to “do Justice” in our world.  So, plan to learn some new ways of doing justice in our everyday lives and what God has to us about it.

Join us at Camp Adams to worship, discuss, meditate, sing, and play together.  It’s our chance to greet old and new friends, walk in the woods, and share our joys and sorrows as we build community among our Central Pacific Conference Women.  We hope to see you there!

Registration – Due September 29, 2014  *  Questions?  Call Nancy Klingeman at 541-753-3350

Click here to download, complete and mail the registration form.

Please include: name, address, telephone, email, and your home church.

Total Retreat Fee is $105.00  Pre-registration (transferable but non-refundable) is $65, with the final $40 due on arrival (you can pay in full, in advance, if you prefer.

Please make checks payable to: United Church of Christ Women.

Mail to: Nancy Klingeman, registrar. 3225 NW Elmwood Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.

Note: The weekend begins with dinner on Friday night and ends after brunch on Sunday morning.

Things to Bring:  sleeping bag & pillow, Bible, notebook, pen, flashlight, comfortable shoes, towel and toiletries, casual clothing, warm sweater or jacket, camera (optional) , and a sense of humor!

Need financial aid?  Ask your church office for assistance or an application form for a Rev. Anne Smith Educational Fund Grant.  The registrar also has forms.  Completed forms should be sent to Deanna Mason, 9020 SE Market St., Portland, OR 97216 by September 29, 2014.


God is Still Speaking in the CPC

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In this family of 47 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.


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