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December 2014

anna jenkins Instruments of Peace provides varied genre of music for worship and secular events.
bob anderson Bob Anderson announces that he will retire June 2015 as CEO of Horizon House.
labyrinth Guemes Island UCC marks its 100th anniversary by creating a labyrinth and renovating foyer.
n-sid-sen sunset Mark Boyd encourages people coming to camp to focus on three words: breathe, listen and passion.
mike denton MIke Denton reflectson roles of rites and rituals in faith journeys.
annual meeting Quinn Caldwell will speak at Annual Meeting 2015, which will offer 15-minute workshops.
mark schoesler Ritzville UCC member leads State Senate Majority Coalition for next two years.
lois whysong Lois Farnsworth-Whysong helps rewritehatonal UCC Manual on Ministry.
tara barger Three from PNC attend national UCC workshop on Authorizing Ministry.
deeg nelson Deeg Nelson will leave Pilgrim Firs role to work in Olympia to promote environmental health.
news briefs PNC announces transitions, advocacy event, midwinter retreats, justice leadership study and more.
men's retreat The Men's Retrest theme is 'Exploring Paths to Mature Manhood.'


September-October 2014

sunset dance Number of campers upslightly in 2014. N-Sid-Sen activities inspire campers and counselors.
kumbayah Pilgrim Firs used Bobthe Sock Monkey for promotions and to welcome campers.
greenteam Keystone Green Team joinsin People's Climate March Sept. 21 in Seattle.
spokanealliance Westminster UCC participatesin the Spokane Alliance to address child care, mental health and safe sick leave issues.
news News briefs include news of training opportunities, events and transitions.
andycastrolang Andy CastroLang reports as conference moderator on board plans to visit congregations.
justiceleadershi[ Young adult interns embarkon year of service in justice-based agencies and churches.
alison stendahl Alison Stendahl sharesiabout history and mission in Turkey as she visits area churches.
games Western Regional Youth Event drew 300 youth for workshops, worship and service.
mike denton Mike Denton reminds pastorsof the need for self-care as part of boundary training.

June-July 2014

andy castrolang Annual Meeting approves new leaders, budget and two resolutions.
cathy gunstone Cathy Gunstone makes quilting into a ministry, incorporating color and art.
deeg and mark Camp managers anticipateimprovements needed for Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.
linda gasparec Linda Gasparec immersed herself in the multicultural diversity of church at Bossey.
alison stendahl Alison Stendahl will visit PNC in September to tell of mission work 34 years in Turkey.
mike denton Mike Denton says that ministry is about letting go to allow oneself to be shaped.
stuckart and denton Spokane Alliance introduces issues on aging, mental health, child care and paid sick leave.
solar panels University Congregational installs solar panels to save on energy and produce energy.
lillian daniel Speakers examine culture of the church today in Annual Meeting sermons and keynotes.
jenn hagedorn Jenn Hagedorn begins education for congregations on need for living wage.
aleni tonuao Aleni Tonuao pleased to join Pacific NW Conference with New Beginnings Samoan Church.
mike denton MIke Denton reports on life of the conference and preaches on his journey into the UCC.
news briefs Summer News Briefs includereports on transitions, events and opportunities.


April-May 2014

marymackay The Fig Tree marks 30 years of publication made possible by the assistance of many from the UCC.
camps Camps gear up for summer season and for Western Regional Youth Event.
walla walla Walla Walla church celebrates 150th anniversary throughout 2014.
mike denton Mike Denton shares value of WRYE as a regional church gathering for youth.
chairs Magnolia yard art draws interest of neighbors and church members.
rupert and shook Adult forum hears journal of a soldier in Iraq, sharing realities of war and coming home.
annual meeting Annual Meeting is to nurture friendships and relationships among PNC churches.
news briefs Conference churches offer variety of educational events for members and their communities.

February-March 2014

nsssunset Camps use Facebook to communicate with campers and keep up enthusiasm.
catherine foote Catherine Foote invites her urban church's members to her farm.
Cheney UCC screen Cheney UCC finds ministries in new projection and audio systems.
mike denton Despite low ratings in polls, members continue to be the church and serve.
Briana and Jenn Plymouth UCC promotes living wage ministry with Church Council of Greater Seattle.
Erik and Kim Free Mission partners share their plans to begin serving with Global Ministries in Mozambique.
Annual meeting speakers Two women are featured speakers for the 2014 Annual Meeting April 25 to 27 in Seattle.
newsbriefs News briefs report on transitions, youth events, clergy retreat and lectures.


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