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Register now to participate in a day of climate advocacy, training and hope. Come to Salem for two events on March 3rd:
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Salem First United Methodist Church
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our group rate rooms at the Lodge, for either two queen size or two king size beds, is $95 / night (this rate can also be extended a couple days before and after if people want a little extra time up there.) Phone registrations are fine. Our group is identified as United Church of Christ Central Pacific Conference. Click HERE to make room reservations.
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
Where: Cedar Hills United Church of Christ, 11695 S.W. Park Way, Portland 97225
Leadership Team: Walter John Boris, Sally Godard, Frank Baldwin & Margaret May
Cost: $15 for lunch and materials
Registration: Contact Debbie Jacober (Conference Office)
503-228-3178 or email@example.com
Questions: Contact Frank Baldwin (Committee on Ministry)
925-788-6535 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in a re-occurring program of boundary/ethics awareness training is expected of authorized ministers holding standing in the United Church of Christ. In the Central Pacific Conference, all ministers – active and retired – have been asked to take part in a boundary/ethics awareness workshop once every four years. Our Committee on Ministry (formerly Covenants Ministry Team) strives to offer these workshops on a two-year cycle.
CPC ministers have called for separate, specialized boundary/ethics workshops that address the unique needs and issues of retired clergy. The Committee on Ministry has researched this concept and developed a boundary/ethics program that is more relevant and convenient for our retired clergy. Here are some highlights of the new program:
Retired clergy who have an active ministerial role as interims, supply preachers, Conference leaders or community activists should continue to participate in regular COM boundary/ethics workshops on the normal four-year cycle.
A detailed description of this new program: “Boundary/Ethics Workshops for Retired Clergy” may be found on the Committee on Ministry page on this website.
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:
A great big THANK YOU from all of us at Camp Adams to all the Camp Adams Community!
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.