Justice & Witness Ministries within the Central Pacific & Pacific Northwest UCC Conferences just completed a successful social justice revival. This was the first revival in what will be a series of revivals put on by the national Justice & Witness Ministries staff in partnership with conferences around the country.
We were fired up by the preaching, the three choirs that performed, the interactive workshops, and the opportunity to network with the national staff and people from churches across the two conferences. The food, decorations, and hospitality of the host church, First Congregational UCC, Vancouver, WA, will long be remembered.
The goal was to stoke the fires of justice that are already burning in the conferences and the local churches, and to learn how we can equip each other and utilize and amplify resources from national Justice & Witness Ministries. One collaboration that is already forming is to join our resources and passion with that of the Pacific Northwest Conference in fighting the oil terminals proposed in Washington State, and in protecting the UCC churches and communities that are near the “blast zones” along the railroad that carries oil and coal through the state.
The 2014 CPC Annual Meeting was held on September 26-28, 2014 in Pendleton OR. We had record participation this year!
Here are some ways to experience Annual Meeting again… or for the first time. A gallery of photos taken throughout the weekend can be viewed on the 2014 CPC Annual Meeting Facebook Page. Click on the images below to view videos from Annual Meeting on our CPC YouTube Channel.
Keynote – Time to Lead: From Social Justice to Creation Justice:
State of the Conference:
Sunday morning worship:
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See you next year in Pendleton!
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.
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.