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No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,

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Social Media and the Church workshop – March 7th

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Mark your calendars for a workshop on the importance of and how to establish a vibrant online social media ministry on Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m. at Cedar Hills UCC in Portland. Save the date now and watch this site and your email for information about registration coming soon!

This workshop will be offered both onsite at Cedar Hills UCC and via live-streaming online. That way participation will be possible throughout the CPC.

Our workshop leader will be Bruce Reyes-Chow of the Center for Progressive Renewal. Bruce is a pastor, writer, consultant and coach who focuses on issues of faith, politics, technology and parenting. He is the author of the eBook, The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church.


Interfaith Climate Advocacy Day – March 3rd

Register now to participate in a day of climate advocacy, training and hope. Come to Salem for two events on March 3rd:

 

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8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Salem First United Methodist Church

CPC Climate Action Network Gathering

4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Salem First Congregational United Church of Christ

 

Click HERE to view and download the flyer for program descriptions and registration information.


Clergy Retreat – Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Hot Springs

Please join with your colleagues and friends,

old and new, for a clergy retreat

April 14-16, 2015

In beautiful Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Hot Springs

(http://www.kahneeta.com)

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What to expect?
Several sessions to enlighten and inspire us from writer and MESA maven, Rev. Rachel Hackenberg, who’s coming all the way from our national offices in Cleveland for the retreat. Lots of good food. Prayer and worship. Plenty of time to soak in the springs, walk in the desert or visit the spa. Time alone and time with one another. Definitely laughter. An opportunity to rest and rejuvenate right after Easter.

Who’s invited?
You – if you are a member-in-discernment, approved for ordination pending call, retired, serving in specialized ministry, or currently serving in parish ministry. And your spouse too! If you have kids at home, check the registration form to find how we can best support you and your family in this time away.

Cost?
Register early and $20 will get you the program and two evening meals, thanks to generous grants from our CPC Local Church Ministry and your OCWM. You also cover the cost of the room (about $117 per night whether you get a single or a double) and breakfast and lunch. There are a few scholarships available, too, so if cost is a hardship, check the registration form.

Register online HERE. To apply for a scholarship, click HERE.

We are looking forward to this time together – we hope you can join us!

2015 Retreat Planning Team
Jennifer Brownell, Tim Graves, Chi Morgan, Melanie Oommen, Jennie Ott, Paula Sohl, David Zaworski


Camp Adams Winter Fundraiser

Help us update some worn out, well-used items in preparation for the 2015 camp season. We are currently raising funds for the following items:

We are currently raising funds for the following:

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New Dining Hall Chairs for Adkins Lodge

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A New Camp Adams Entrance Sign

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A New Tractor

Visit the Camp Adams website for details and to donate.

A great big THANK YOU from all of us at Camp Adams to all the Camp Adams Community!

 


Welcome! God is Still Speaking in the CPC

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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 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.

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.


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