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.
To the Well, To the Edge – 2017 CPC Annual Meeting
Similar to last year, much of our upcoming Annual Meeting, Sept. 22-24, will involve intentional small group conversation. Last year, I was aware that for each stirring, refreshingly honest, hope-filled conversation I had, I knew that dozens more were happening just like it. There were a number of a-ha moments, perspectives, and stories I did not hear.
To bring these into the wider group, we have a practice of “harvesting” — collecting the questions and insights that arise into a sort of visual story of our time together.
This year, in addition to this sort of visual harvest, I want to encourage us to each be listening to harvest and share (as sacred confidence allows) important moments from your group on Twitter or Facebook using #cpcuccmeets.
I look forward to learning from the combined wisdom of our conference in Pendleton this year!
Chair, CPC Annual Meeting 2017
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.