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November-December 2016

Dee Eisenhauer deepens her roots in Cascadia region and learn about long-term ministries on her sabbatical.
Five members of PNC churches begin Justice Leadership Jubilee intensive program of training and service.
Jerry Chang serves Taiwanese Christian UCC in Seattle, helping connect members to language and culture.
Mike Denton reports on national UCC Board meeting on vision, values and mission.

 

Amy Johnson at Wayside UCC is commissioned to promote Our Whole Lives curriculum for national UCC.
Gen Heywood joins 524 clergy on Nov. 3 in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux water protectors opposing oil pipeline.
Camps prepare for midwinter junior and senior high youth retreats in January and March at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.
Kim and Eric Free visit PNC churches to share about their experiences in mission in Mozambique.
PNC News Briefs report on transitions, events and opportunities.

 


September-October 2016

Faavae Fou Samoan church becomes a UCC church to connect youth with activities.
PNC Board of Directors welcomes new conference minister of church vitality.
Extended family's lives intersect with summer camps and retreats at N-Sid-Sen.
About 60 PNC youth attended the National Youth Event in July at Orlando, Florida.
Erik and Kim Free return from serving with Global MInistries in Mozambique.
Senior High Aqua Camp install benches along trails and a bridge at N-Sid-Sen.
Mike Denton applies ideas from Journal of Business to congregations.

Justice Jubilee

Team of adults begin commitment to serve through Justice Jubilee Program.
PNC's Annual Men's Retreat gives men in conference opportunity to reflect.
Colville's First Congregational UCC celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Pastor keeps faith and politicalleadership roles separate—in two counties.
Young adult intern team begins year commitment in Justice Leadership Program.
Ana Gobledale compiles and publishes online Worship Words website.
Pilgrim Firs announces upcoming retreats for the Conference.
PNC News Briefs include clergy and lay leader transitions, lectures and other events.

Wells of Hope

Keystone UCC member shares information on Wells of Hope projects in Kenya.


Summer 2016

More than 20 PNC churchesreadily respond to call to display banners to show love for Muslim neighbors in time of bigotry.
Linda Crowe recounts how junior high campers made a "peace" quilt/comforter for someone at Hospice House.
Farm Worker NW Ministry asks UCC and others to join berry boycott to support farm worker justice.
PNC global partner delegatesvisiting South Korea in May learn about peace issues and reunification efforts of church.
Minister-musician leads Annual Meeting worship experiences and invites participants to reflect.
Scott Lovaas shares insights on the paradigm shifts for churches in the 21st century.
Church leadership is important for both clergy and lay people to help implement a church's mission.
Mike Denton preaches on importance of 1987 apology by the religious leaders to the Northwest tribes.
Conference will start a Justice Leadership Jubilee program for older adults beginning in 2017.
'Fearless Faith' is theme for 2016 summer camp curriculum at N-Sid-Sen and Pilgrim Firs.
PNC minister for church vitality preaches on theme of using the right words at the right time.
Congregations tell how their ministries go "out on a limb" to serve their communities and members.
Transitions announced, report on Vancouver fire, iftar invitation by MAPS, PAAM meets in Federal Way and more.

 

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..
Fire at St. Paul's UCC in Ballard damages building and displaces members and groups temporarily.
Squammish UCC celebrates centennial with renovations of its building and grounds.
Mike Denton explores issues and innuendoes related to church membership for today.
News Briefs include reports on transitions, meetings, new programs, UCC environmental action and art exhibition.

Richmond
Beach UCC

Richmond Beach UCC celebrated 125 years in March; plans science-faith forum.
Bellevue First UCC moves to new downtown location more conducive for serving church's neighbors and more inviting.
Retired minister discovers new life in writing and publishing children's books.
Partner visit to South Koreawill include DMZ, House of Sharing and Gangjeong Village protest site.
United Churches of Olympia mark 100th anniversary of the federating of Congregational and Presbyterian churches.
Annual Meeting features introduction of PNC's new Minister for Church Vitality Courtney Stange-Tregear.
Camps plan counselor trainingduring summer, announce camp dates, seek funds for mattresses and plan curriculum.

Global
Ministries
report

Ruth Brandon reports about mission partners in East Timor, Mozambique and Hong Kong.

 

February 2016

Plymouth Housing Group names its newest building after Sylvia Odom, one of its founders in 1984.
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.
Ruth Brandon seeks to share about her eight years in mission in Mozambique and other global connections.
UCC church members protest for justice in assuring living wages at Walmart and increasing the minimum wage.
News briefs report on clergy transitions, concert, National Youth Event, Ritzville event on environment and more.
Camps announce summer camp theme, environmental justice camp and campaign for new mattresses.
Angela Ying's social justice commitment leads to visit to the White House to meet the Obamas.
Global Ministries Committee recruits for committee and for partnership visit to the East Seoul Presbytery.
Prospect UCC follows suggesting of General Synod resolution to divest from fossil fuels.
Two UCC congregations display array of stars across sanctuaries during the Epiphany season.
Mike Denton's column reflects on clarity about UCC welcome to everyone no matter where they are on their faith journey.
Organizers reporton plans for 2016 Annual Meeting.

 

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