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Feature Articles and News Stories Listed by Issue Date

February 2010

Samoan church Samoan church continues aid for relatives and communities through Congregational Christian Church of American Samoa.
Rodger Nishioka Rodger Nishioka is preacher and workshop leader for Conference Annual Meeting April 23 to 25 in Wenatchee.
-Retired clergy Retired clergy on Olympic Peninsula connect and form core group to start a new UCC church there.
Bob Jackson Retired clergy visit with retired colleagues to keep them informed of UCC Pension Board caring and changes.
Gale and Lorna PNC's partners in education will help congregations learn about UCC curriculum and make decisions.
Mary Ann Teeters 2008 delegate to Korea shares insights from her experiences visiting Seoul and hosting visitors last year.
Jerry Leggett Jerry Leggett gives concert on peace on March 7 at Everett First Congregational UCC.
Global partners in Germany and Korea invite delegations from conference to events in Brandenburg and Seoul.
UCC President visits PNC . Training events, lecture series, Sabeel conference, retreats and workshops are announced.

April 2010

Geoffrey Black Geoffrey Black visits Seattle and Spokane to listen to dreams, hopes and visions of local church members.
Leeann Beres Earth Ministry in Seattle involves UCC and other congregations in environmental education, action and advocacy.
Tom Sorenson Tom Sorenson in Monroe finds digital publishing a way to spread his theological perspectives beyond his congregation.
Bobbi Virta Three PNC work camps maintain commitment to rebuilding post-Katrina New Orleans homes.
Jim CastroLang Jim CastroLang offers a column suggesting ways churches can become more adept in using media technology.
Marilyn Wilson Marilynne Wilson visits Cubaas part of a Witness for Peace health care research team.


"Compassion, Communication, Community" is the 2010 Annual Meeting theme.


News Briefs provide update of events.

June 2010

Kathleen Hosfeld Kathleen Hosfeld is on contract to survey PNC churches about means to connect for meetings and doing business.
Katy Lloyd Marine's story inpires conference to offer training to churches to help them work with returning veterans.
Kristine Zakarison Leadership Retreat prepares PNC for shape of new church life and interaction as it moves into the future.
Rodger Nishioka Seminary professor discusses everyday opportunities for compassion and about young people and church involvement.
PROK Visit to South Korea stirs awareness of how faith is shaped by a culture. Global partner churches learn from each other.
Myrna Harrison Wayside UCC's history project offers ideas and model for preserving church records.
Clint Cannon Clint Cannon's ongoing education is behind United Churches in University Place having a high level of giving to OGHS.
Maria Hoaglund Hospice chaplain finds the journey to death can be an adventure for the dying person and caregivers.
Brandon Duran Annual Meeting adopts resolutions, approves balanced budget and elects 142 people to committees.

September 2010

Joy Peterson Forty campers and leaders joined in rounds of camp songs as part of celebrating and remembering N-Sid-Sen's 75-year history.
Linda Crowe Quilts incorporate t-shirtsmost of which Linda Crowe of Veradale UCC designed for 16 of 19 years.
Craig Rennebohm Mental health chaplain offers training to help clergy and congregations adopt companionship ministries of presence.
Lloyd Van Vactor Retired missionary leads interfaith council to build common ground and healthy Muslim-Christian relationships.
Camp Long-term commitment from repeat camp directors and staff lends continuity to Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen summer camp programs.
Diane Schmitz Pastor, consultant, educator offers training in Celtic spirituality and in improving racial relations.
Cliff Everett UCC remakes itself, changing its name, making its chancel accessible and doing other improvements with church development funds.
Fauntleroy UCC Fauntleroy UCC in Seattle completesrenovations that help make its partnership with the YMCA more visible.
MIke Denton Mike Denton comments on role of churches to make a difference as Pilgrim Firs as Environmental Justice Center.


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


Deeg Nelson points out needfor church involvement to keep up camps.


News briefs announce transitions, events, opportunities and call to prayer and action.


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.
Lauren Cannon 20 in PNC are trained to train others in UCC Justice Leaders Engaging in Developing (LED) program.
Bob Evans North Idaho roots and music ministry give pastor rapport with churches in Wallace and Osburn.
Peter and Pedro Pastors offer radical hospitality to Guatemalan teen who is seeking asylum in the United States.
Mark Boyd Youth director puts his plumbing and maintenance skills to work improving Pilgrim Firs.
Matt Smith Cooperative campus ministry at UW changes name and restarts, renamed as Progressive Christians at the UW.
Chris Causey Counselor-pastor creates art and moves from talk to action using his skills as a blacksmith.
Youth Ministry Pastor shares his insights on doing youth ministry, based on resources as a UCC Partner in Education.
Kristine Zakarison Moderator seeks feedback on communication and technology assessment.
Mike Denton Conference Minister Mike Denton reflects on conflicts in election season and approaches to church conflicts.

Survey Report

Conference leaders receive report and recommendations following communication and technology survey.

Pastors Health Care

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

News Briefs

Transitions, retreats, camps and events announced.

December 2009

Robbie Paul Robbie Paul shares her sacred storyof going to sacred spaces to heal history of unresolved grief of Native Americans.
Jim CastroLang Jim Castrolang talks on technologyuse to enhance camping programs during summer camps and all year.
Parish Nurse Lummi Island church celebrates its building's 100th anniversary and its community ministries through parish nurses and a labyrinth.
Walt Lofstroom Walt Lofstrom writes songs with neighborhood children, a model for campers writing camp songs about their experiences.
John Indermark John Indermark writes curriculaand adult study books ecumenically and through Upper Room Books.
Linda Crowe UCC pastors are among leaders Spokane and Sound Alliance efforts to promote Sustainable Works—energy retrofits and jobs training.
Bruce Druckmiller Bruce Druckenmiller of Penn Central Conference shares about fragile state of camping in some UCC conferences during national meeting at N-Sid-Sen.
Alison Stendahl Alison Stendahl converses online with PNC's Global Ministries Committee. She serves at a school in Turkey.
Westminster  Soup Westminster serves soup to homeless who gather under the freeway across Fourth Ave.
Family Promise Churches open buildings to househomeless families through Family Promise and Interfaith Hospitality.

PNC News

As the PNC develops this new form of communication, we need to share information.

Annual Meeting

Roger Nishioka is 2010 featured speaker. The theme is "Communication, Compassion and Community".

Global Partner

Retired German pastor gives insights 20 years after fall of Berlin wall.

Pilgrim Firs

Pilgrim Firs explores becoming a national environmental justice center.

News of Events

Learn about PNC retreats, camps and events offered as resources to extend your ministries.

September 2009

nsidsenband Reflective acoustics of water enables campers to sing out during campfires.
doris and cathie Two women celebrate 50 years of friendship since they met at a Pilgrim Firs family camp in 1959.
Dan Berg Deer Park church's name, Open Door' reflects its early years of leaving its door unlocked for people passing through. . .
camper As theme, "Breakthrough," said, campers experienced breakthroughs in their lives and ablities.
jeremiah schmidt United Christian Church members work ecumenically to make 450 sandwiches a month for homeless people in Yakima.
terry provance Global Ministries Committee encourages investments through Oikocredit in the lives of people.
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.
larry pennington Leadership Retreat stirs visionsand discussion of issues facing the conference.
communion Mike Denton cites Rosa Park's experience as an example for the Conference to discuss, vision and act.
Kathy Youde Kathy Youde serves as women's consultant for three western conferences.
Conference enters transitional time as it communicates while also reviewing media and technology to improve ties.
PNC announces camps and retreats,hosting outdoor ministries national event and hiring new accountant.




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