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Feature Articles and News Stories Listed by Issue Date

February 2011

young adults Youth and Young Adult Task Force connects young people and plans events to build PNC leadership.
Afghanistan petition Peace Action Group prepared petition to end war in Afghanistan. Church sent 250 signatures.
Ethical Will Senior lunch participants engage with each other, challenged by programs that build mutual caring.
Gale Peterson Gale Peterson discusses how mission and stewardship empower children to live their faith.
Tara Leininger Pastor serves 100-year-old transforming church and is mayor of 100-year-old Metaline Falls.
Annual Meeting Da Vita McCallister is keynote speaker for 2011 Annual Meeting at University Congregational UCC Church in Seattle.
Roger Ross Westminster hosts Kirkin' o' the Tartans, an American celebration of Scottish clans' plaids and colors.
Mike Denton Visit to Tuscon stirs awareness of immigration issues and becomes surreal connection with tragic shootings.
Camps 'Got Spirit?' is the theme campers will explore during 2011 summer camps at Pilgrim Firs and N-Sid-Sen.


News briefs announce transitions, camps, retreats, events and opportunities in the Conference.

April 2011

Mary Charles Need for rebuilding in New Orleans continues, but national UCC funding for it is running out.
Horizon House residents Horizon House marks its 50th year as the first retirement community in downtown Seattle.
Camps Camps announce 2011 sessions, directors, dates and theme "Got Spirit: Seeing God in the Everyday."
Lorna Kropp Partners in Education are available to help churches with decisions about curricula and resources.
Kristine Zakarison PNC's body is immersed in new life as moderator completes her year of service and offers reflections.
Marcia McLaughlin Annual Meeting will consider budget, name change and resolution to become Open and Affirming.
Annual Meeting Annual Meeting is time for "Connections, Reflection and Direction" as delegates meet in Seattle.

Korean visit

PNC and Korean young adults meetin July to engage in dialogue on issues of concern in their faith lives.


News briefs announce transitions, events and opportunities in the Conference.

Summer 2011

Dana Weir
Dana Weir says camp and PNC friends have continued through the years and have a unique bond.
DaVita McAllister
DaVita McAllister urges Annual Meeting participants to find their gifts and act on them to transform the world.
Kaila, Kristen and Sharon
Group evaluates role of PNC campsin life of conference and in lives of people who go to camps and retreats.
Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting delegates pass resolution to be an Open and Affirming Conference.
Brandon Duran Brandon Duran, moderator, establishes blog to help foster connections within the Pacific Northwest Conference.
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.
Ken Colman
Ken Colman represents PNC on ecumenical Washington disaster relief and recovery agencies.
Marj Johnston Marj Johnston heads Shalom Ministries in Spokane, offering "dining with dignity" meals to homeless downtown.
Jennifer Castle
Leadership Retreat participants learn about setting Big Holy Audacious Goals and new ways to solve problems.
Mike Denton Mike Denton tells of environmental threat and injustice to native communities from nuclear mining contamination.
First Congregational UCC Bellingham Bikes Church hosts Bike to Church Sundayas as part of exploring how the church and members can reduce their environmental footprint..
Young adults from Seoul, South Korea,visit PNC July 20 to 26, with plans to meet with young adults in the region.
News briefs cover transitions and eventson overcoming racism,learning justice leadership and homeless advocacy.


October 2011

Campers install sign Campers gain sense of awe as they learn different ways to pray, do a service project and experience more at 2011 PNC camps.
Doug and Liz Searles Couple in mission raise concern about plight of the Roma in Europe and the issues for the marginalized Polish Reformed Church.
Jim Deming Environmental Justice Center is launched at Pilgrim Firs with a call to our responsibility to God to care for creation.
Nancy Minard Nancy Minard's hobby has been her ticket to participating in assisting with basket weaving at N-Sid-Sen for 12 years.
Occupy Seattle Facebook groups are a tool to share about and reflect on UCC clergy / lay participation in Occupy Seattle and Occupy Spokane.
Kirkland Peace Pole Kirkland UCC's peace pole is readily visible to people who walk or drive by the church, which is near downtown.
Marj Johnston As NE area rep, Marj Johnston started a Facebook group to provide a stream of information for members in the area .
Admiral UCC forest in sanctuary Admiral UCC worship leader creates a "forest" in the sanctuary to focus attention on the theme of "Seasons of Creation."
Broadview UCC parking lot Broadview researches how to mitigate flooding that cuts access to its parking lot and create a neighborhood "paradise."
Totes-To-Go Northshore UCC's witness of packing Totes-To-Go for hungry children in Woodinville schools spreads.
Korean visitor in canoe South Korean young women interact with about 50 young adults in the PNC as part of their global partner visit in July.
Lorna Kropp Partner in Education reports on UCC survey on education, prices and personnel for Local Church Ministries resources.

News Briefs

New clergy and educational events announced.

December 2011

UCC churches reach out PNC treasurer's experiences in China, Dominican Republic and Haiti open her to trust as books close for the year.
Sally Shamp Cheney UCC works through Cheney Outreach to assure that Cheney children will have gifts for Christmas.
Ann Bowden painting Painting by member of Admiral Church in West Seattle will be used in 'Seasons of the Spirit' curriculum.
Jerry Hargitt Jerry Hargitt's monthly newsletter columnreports on use of funds for Our Church's Wider Mission and One Great Hour of Sharing.
Jim Civarra Richmond Beach UCC partners to build 24 low-income housing units on its property for permanent housing with social services.

Tree of Sharing

Westminster UCC expects Tree of Sharing will fill 6,300 gift requests from 76 agencies for 2011, it's 31st year.

Advocacy Events

The Faith Action Network organizes advocacy education in Spokane, Yakima and Olympia in 2012.

Mike Denton's Column

Reviewing requests for assistancefrom Insurance Assistance Fund shows that retired clergy who served low-paying churches often experience poverty.

News Briefs

Pacific NW Conference news reports include events, transitions and opportunities.




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