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Ministries of Peace, Justice, Environment, Human Rights

Summer 2017

Briana Brannon introduces resolution for PNC and churches to be welcoming of immigrants and refugees.
UCC clergy and members jointhousands at the March for Science in Seattle and other communities.
Pride Worship Service has more clergy of more faiths involved in planning and conducting it.
Helen Bonser who helped start the Pride Parade in Spokane is now a member of the Veradale UCC.

Seattle Pride Parade 2017

Seattle Pride Parade seeks to clearly demonstrate the commitment of the UCC to advocate for LGBT people and issues.
Eagle Harbor UCC plants a community cypress tree for Arbor Day/Earth Day event held at the church.
Justice Leadership programs for young adults and older adults spread the work for justice among churches and agencies.
Justice Witness Ministries meets on teleconference, has hotsheet and a website to communicate justice action.
Jenn Hagedorn is recognized at General Synod with the Youth/Young Adult Justice Award.

April 2017

Conference Board calls for Annual Meeting to be a vital community gathered together for mission.
Justice Leadership intern David Choi learns about organizing faith communities to act through the Faith Action Network.
Synod delegate Jill Komura helps people address life transitions in her work at United Churches of Olympia.
Nathaniel Mahlberg plans to engage his church in Walla Walla in General Synod before and after the gathering.


February 2017

Ask a Muslim Northshore UCC holds events to meet Muslims, dismantle racism, offer meaningful movies and learn of white privilege.
Leslie Cushman Leslie Cushman of the PNC Justice and Witness Ministries Committee advocates for reform of deadly use of force laws.
Courtney and colleagues Courtney Stange-Tregear shares her impressions from having participated in the Women's March in D.C.
photos of women's marches Members of PNC churches from Spokane to Seattle to Bellingham joined in local Women's Marches.
Fox Island vigil About 40 members of Fox Island UCC have learned about complexities of immigration by vigils at detention center.
sanctuary Richmond Beach UCC voted on Jan. 29 to become a sanctuary church to shelter refugees from deportation.


November-December 2015

colville sign Colville First Congregational UCC faces hate incidents, receives messages of support.
tunk fire Images of areas damages by fire raise questions and offer opportunities for response.
kmbris bond Kmbris Bond helps Ten Thousand Villages Store in Seattle be successful.
eliza penik Eliza Penick promotes Heifer International projects to address poverty and community.

September-October 2015

justice interns Justice leadership internsbegin 2015-16 year of serving agencies and churches.
peace cranes Peace cranes travel to UCC churches in communities experiencing shootings.
cross at nsidsen Mark Boyd prepares campto serve region in disasters such as summer of wildfires.

Wildfire response develops

Mike Denton discussesopportunities for PNC members to respond to wildfire disaster.


June-July 2015

quinn caldwell Quinn Caldwell saysUCC is uniquely situated to transform mainline churches.
hillary honah Justice Leadership internscomplete their year of service and advocacy in August.
john deckenback John Deckenback reflectson history of missionaries and churches in Inland NW.
robbie paul Robbie Paul shares storyof Coyote and imparts wisdom from Nez Perce perspectives.

April-May 2015

dee eisenhauer Dee Eisenhauer visits Holy Land for first time to learn more about Palestinian/Israeli conflict.
amberdickson Amber Dickson gains insights into issues that affect people as Faith Action Network intern.
table turning Turning Tables Monday challenges dispropotionate incarceration of black youth.
ucucc signers University Congregational proposes resolution on Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


February-March 2015

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

walmart letter All Pilgrims Church supports Walmart and other workers seeking living wages.

mike denton Mike Denton discusses the dynamics of congregations becoming engaged in advocacy.


December 2013

Bill Kirlin-Hackett Interfaith Task Force seeks to create the political will to end homelessness.
duwamish Environmental Justice camp in February will train people to train others.

September-October 2013

interns Young adult interns engage in justice agencies and life of local congregations in Seattle.
Meighan Pritchard

Meighan Pritchard is now the UCC minister of environmental justice.

Totem Pole

Lummi Totem Pole Journey is a peaceful way to challenge coal export terminal on sacred land.

June-July 2013

Linda Jaramillo Linda Jaramillo preaches on "Masks and Mirrors" to urge involvement in ending oppression.
Marianne Haney Young adult interns increase the capacity of social justice advocacy agencies they serve in Seattle.
Rick Rigdon Couple use seder meal at wedding to educate about liberation through marriage equality.

April-May 2013

port tour 16 from two UCC churches tour Port of Seattle and learn of environmental and justice issues.
Bob Bakke Prospect UCC upgrades lighting and sets lighting and heat on timers to save energy costs.
magnolia uccc Magnolia UCC earns Energy Star rating for improvements and draws community to educational program.

Ongoing
upgrades

University UCC continues process of energy upgrades.

Monroe
UCC

Monroe UCC changes lighting in sanctuary and fellowship hall.


February 2013

dee eisenhauer Dee Eisenhauer gives invocation for inauguration of Governor Jay Inslee.
Meighan Pritchard Meighan Pritchard helps national UCC with its 4-1 Earth Care Campaign.
Stephen Boyles Young adult intern serves with and learns about Faith Action Network advocacy efforts.

October 2011

Jim Deming Environmental Justice Center is launched at Pilgrim Firs with a call to our responsibility to God to care for creation.


Summer 2011

Alice Woldt
Lutheran Public Police Office merges with Washington Association of Churches to form the Faith Action Network.
Wesley teens repair roof Yakama Christian Mission seeks volunteers to help rebuild homes after February firestorm.
First Congregational UCC Bellingham Bikes Church hosts Bike to Church Sundayas as part of exploring how members can reduce their environmental footprint..


February 2011

Afghanistan petition Peace Action Group prepared petition to end war in Afghanistan. Church sent 250 signatures.


 


November-December 2016

Five members of PNC churches begin Justice Leadership Jubilee intensive program of training and service.
Gen Heywood joins 524 clergy on Nov. 3 in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux water protectors opposing oil pipeline.

September-October 2016

Young adult intern team begins year commitment in Justice Leadership Program.

Justice Jubilee

Team of adults begin commitment to serve through Justice Jubilee Program.

June-July 2016

Farm Worker NW Ministry asks UCC and others to join berry boycott to support farm worker justice.
More than 20 PNC churchesreadily respond to call to display banners to show love for Muslim neighbors in time of bigotry.
Conference will start a Justice Leadership Jubilee program for older adults beginning in 2017.
Scott Lovaas shares insights on the paradigm shifts for churches in the 21st century.
Mike Denton preaches on importance of 1987 apology by the religious leaders to the Northwest tribes.
PNC global partner delegatesvisiting South Korea in May learn about peace issues and reunification efforts of church.

April 2016

Ritzville church has listening session on environment. Mark Boyd discusses impact of forests and mines on camp.
Electrical engineer describes power issues in the region from perspective of Ritzville based electric co-op..


February 2016

Angela Ying's social justice commitment leads to visit to the White House to meet the Obamas.
Prospect UCC follows suggesting of General Synod resolution to divest from fossil fuels.
UCC church members protest for justice in assuring living wages at Walmart and increasing the minimum wage.
Plymouth Housing Group names its newest building after Sylvia Odom, one of its founders in 1984.


December 2014

anna jenkins Instruments of Peace provides varied genre of music for worship and secular events.
mark schoesler Ritzville UCC member leads State Senate Majority Coalition for next two years.


September-October 2014

greenteam Keystone Green Team joinsin People's Climate March Sept. 21 in Seattle.
justiceleadershi[ Young adult interns embarkon year of service in justice-based agencies and churches.


June-July 2014

stuckart and denton Spokane Alliance introducesissues on aging, mental health, child care and paid sick leave.
jenn hagedorn Jenn Hagedorn begins education for congregations on need for living wage.


February-March 2014

Briana and Jenn Plymouth UCC promotes living wage ministry with Church Council of Greater Seattle.
catherine foote Catherine Foote invites her urban church's members to her farm.


December 2012

clergy rally

Gail Crouch organized UCC churches expressing support for marriage equality.

Liberation UCC Choir

UCC clergy give witness with presence Dec. 6 at marriage license offices.

Marcia McLaughlin

Sculpture and bronze leaves call attention to homeless people in Seattle.

Alki tent

Tent on chancel for Advent represents Alki's concern about homeless families.

Lee Anne Beres

Earth Ministry organizes faiths to voice concern about the transport and export of coal.

Coal
Trains

Randy and Linda Crowe report on coal trains passing through Spokane.

Rich Gamble

Rich Gamble reflects on ways PNC churches and members can be "justice seekers."

Workshop Ideas

Justice & Witness offes workshops for justice education events.

Young Adult Interns

National UCC interns serve in justice ministries and PNC churches in Seattle.


September 2012

meighan pritchard As a UCC Environmental Justice Center, Pilgrim Firs models 'green' building practices with new roofs, insulation and other retrofits .
environmental justice retreat Environmental justice retreats help develop curricula trainees can replicate to train others in conferences around the U.S.


February 2012

Jerry Montgomery Jerry Montgomery helps churches adopt soldiers serving in Afghanistan and keeps them in contact through online media.
Ann Eidson Ann Eidson was among those who testified in favor of a bill for marriage equality before the state legislature.
Las Posadas Keystone UCC helps activate neighborhood to join Occupy Movement in family-friendly ways to do justice.
Linda Crowe Veradale and Mercer Island UCC churches each voted recently to be Open and Affirming.


November 2010

Lauren Cannon 20 in PNC are trained to train others in UCC Justice Leaders Engaging in Developing (LED) program.

Pastors Health Care

PNC's Insurance Assistance Fund seeks applicants for assistance by Nov. 15 and raises fund.


September 2010

Craig Rennebohm Mental health chaplain offers training to help clergy and congregations adopt companionship ministries of presence.

Training

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

June 2010

Katy Lloyd Marine's story inpires conference to offer training to churches to help them work with returning veterans.


April 2010

Leeann Beres Earth Ministry in Seattle involves UCC and other congregations in environmental education, action and advocacy.

December 2009

Robbie Paul Robbie Paul shares her sacred storyof going to sacred spaces to heal history of unresolved grief of Native Americans.
Linda Crowe UCC pastors are among leaders Spokane and Sound Alliance efforts to promote energy retrofits and jobs training.

September 2009

katy lloyd Christian Life Service and Action Committee invites clergy and lay leaders to develop ministries to veterans.
deborah rose Fabric artist creates prayer clothsas awards and fund-raising art for Earth Ministry.
Kathy Youde Kathy Youde serves as women's consultant for three western conferences.


 

 

 

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