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Summer 2017

Justice Leadership programs for young adults and older adults spread the work for justice among churches and agencies.
N-Sid-Sen welcomes international staff for the summer. Pilgrim Firs has local staff, many who go home each day.
Jenn Hagedorn is being recognized at General Synod with the Youth/Young Adult Justice Award.
Justice Witness Ministries meets on teleconference, has hotsheet and a website to communicate justice action.

April 2017

Wade Zick divides energies between planning Annual Meetings and 2018 intergenerational mission camps.
Synod delegate Kyna Shilling brings together theater skills and worship planning at Plymouth UCC in Seattle.


November-December 2015

eliza penik Eliza Penick promotes Heifer International projects to address poverty and community.
Tom Sorenson Tom Sorenson writes book to introduce Bible, teaches classes on Russia-Ukraine relations.

September-October 2015

peace flags Pilgrim Firs campers learn about experiences of Syrian youth in refugee camps.
wade zick Wade Zick begins as new managing director at Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center.
virtacrouchbarber Communities of Practice offers clergy small groups for learning and support.
nsidsen Senior high co-director says camps reenergize youth and give solid base for life back home.
blaine ucc Blaine UCC openedits vacation Bible school to include adults, as well as children.

June-July 2015

hillary honah Justice Leadership interns complete their year of service and advocacy in August.
nsidsenstaff N-Sid-Sen welcomes young adults from three countries through Camp America.

April-May 2015

prayer flags Prayer flags peace messages connect junior high campers and Syrian refugee youth in Jordan.
amberdickson Amber Dickson gains insights into issues that affect people as Faith Action Network intern.
midwinter Mark Boyd reports on Midwinter retreat and anticipates summer camping season.

February-March 2015

YASC interns Young adult interns engage in advocacy for affordable housing and homeless individuals.


December 2013

family camp Mark Boyd announces 2014 camp season dates, theme and plans.

June-July 2013

Kizzie Jones Kizzie Jones publishes award-winning children's book about dachshunds, sea creatures and values.


April-May 2013

Wally Prestbo Gardener and children grow food for Issaquah food bank as part of Spirit of Peace UCC mission.
Jenn Hagedorn Intern gains insight into link between faith and justice in work at Church Council of Greater Seattle.

February-March 2013

Stephen Boyles Young adult intern serves with and learns about Faith Action Network advocacy efforts.


December 2011

Ann Bowden painting Painting by member of Admiral Church in West Seattle will be used in 'Seasons of the Spirit' curriculum.


October 2011

Jim Deming Environmental Justice Center is launched at Pilgrim Firs with a call to our responsibility to God to care for creation.
Kirkland Peace Pole Kirkland UCC's peace pole is readily visible to people who walk or drive by the church, which is near downtown.
Lorna Kropp Partner in Education reports on UCC survey on education, prices and personnel for Local Church Ministries resources.

April 2011

Lorna Kropp Partners in Education are available to help churches with decisions about curricula and resources.

February 2011

young adults Youth and Young Adult Task Force connects young people and plans events to build PNC leadership.
Gale Peterson Gale Peterson discusses how mission and stewardship empower children to live their faith.


December 2009

John Indermark John Indermark writes curricula and adult study books ecumenically and through Upper Room Books.

 

November-December 2016

Amy Johnson at Wayside UCC is commissioned to promote Our Whole Lives curriculum for national UCC.
Five members of PNC churches begin Justice Leadership Jubilee intensive program of training and service.
Camps prepare for midwinter junior and senior high youth retreats in January and March at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.

September-October 2016

Extended family's lives intersect with summer camps and retreats at N-Sid-Sen.
Young adult intern team begins year commitment in Justice Leadership Program.
Pilgrim Firs announces upcoming retreats for the Conference.
Senior High Aqua Camp install benches along trails and a bridge at N-Sid-Sen.
PNC News Briefs include clergy and lay leader transitions, lectures and other events.
About 60 PNC youth attended the National Youth Event in July at Orlando, Florida.

June-July 2016

Farm Worker NW Ministry asks UCC and others to join berry boycott to support farm worker justice.
Congregations tell how their ministries go "out on a limb" to serve their communities and members.


April 2016

Retired minister discovers new life in writing and publishing children's books.
Camps plan counselor trainingduring summer, announce camp dates, seek funds for mattresses and plan curriculum.

February 2016

Team from PNC churches plan workshop "On the Intersection of Faith Journeys and Scientific Inquiry."
Festival of Preaching and Worship will be held April 11 to 14 in Seattle. The event is held every four years.


September-October 2014

games Western Regional Youth Event drew 300 youth for workshops, worship and service.

June-July 2014

jenn hagedorn Jenn Hagedorn begins education for congregations on need for living wage.


April-May 2014

camps Camps gear up for summer season and for Western Regional Youth Event.
rupert and shook Adult forum hears journal of a soldier in Iraq, sharing realities of war and coming home.


December 2012

Lorna Kropp

Faith Formation replaces Partners in Education for resourcing education shift.

National youth ministries

PNC sends lay leaders to national gathering of the UCC network for youth ministers.

Donald Schmidt

Donald Schmidt shares new Bible translation with study guides.


September 2012

mike denton Mike Denton's column shares a letter extolling youth participants in the National Youth Event during July in Indianapolis.
tara barber Tara Barber reports on PNC participation in 2012 National Youth Event and a service project at a food bank in Indianapolis.


April 2012

gale peterson Partners in Education offer advice and resources for churches to develop Safe Church or Safe Conduct Guidelines.


November 2010

Karen Kennell Seattle U's School of Theology and Ministry provides model for ecumenical theological studies with emphasis on justice.
David Kratz Cradle UCCers teach polity to MDiv students and clergy at Jesuit Seattle University's ecumenical program.
Matt Smith Cooperative campus ministry at UW changes name and restarts, renamed as Progressive Christians at the UW.
Youth Ministry Pastor shares his insights on doing youth ministry, based on resources as a UCC Partner in Education.

September 2010

Diane Schmitz Pastor, consultant, educator offers training in Celtic spirituality and in improving racial relations.

Training

UCC Justice LED training will be held Oct. 14 o 16 at Plymouth in Seattle


February 2010

Gale and Lorna PNC's partners in education will help congregations learn about UCC curriculum and make decisions.

 


 

 

 

 

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