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Transitions announced

Mark Boyd has been named the new manager of N-Sid-Sen, succeeding Randy Crowe who retires in April 2012.  Crowe will be honored at an event on April 14 at N-Sid-Sen.

JustFaith set at Plymouth

“JustFaith: A Call to Transform Our Hearts and the World,” an ecumenical small group program, is being offered at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, at Plymouth Church UCC in Seattle.  Jack Jezreel, executive director of JustFaith Ministries and author of the “JustFaith” curriculum, will lead the program.  He is a national speaker and justice educator who has been involved in parish-based justice ministry for 25 years.

The program, arranged by the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Missions Office of the Archdiocese of Seattle, helps individuals and churches learn to live the Gospel in response to the world’s needs.

For information, call 206-382-4580.

FaithTrust plans webinar

Susan Yarrow Morris will present a webinar on “Opening the Door to Healthy Relationships: Addressing Domestic Violence in Premarital Counseling” for the FaithTrust Institute in Seattle from 11 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 28, as part of a series sponsored by the Lutheran Community Foundation.

The retired UCC pastor served 16 years as campus minister at the University of Washington and 16 years as pastor at two UCC churches in Seattle.  FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization working to end sexual and domestic violence.

For information, visit, click Training, then Upcoming Webinars.

Justice LED trainings set

To help churches do more for justice and create a more compassionate world, the conference is offering the Justice LED: Leaders Engaging and Developing training Friday through Sunday, March 9 to 11, at Pilgrim Firs Conference Center.

Justice LED is a leadership development program produced by the UCC and offering interactive exploration of the justice dimensions of Christian faith and discipleship.  The program of Bible study, video resources, guided reflection and dialogue empowers participants to discern and act with others in their congregations for God’s realm of justice and love.

The training explores the faith and sociological grounding for charity and justice, helps people move from despair and inertia to engage their congregations.

The cost of $115 includes overnights and meals through Sunday breakfast.  The training is sponsored by the PNC’s  Justice and Witness Ministries Committee and led by trainers from the conference.

For information, contact Kathleen Morgan,, or Elizabeth Dickinson,, or by calling 206-320-0432.

Preaching Festival is in April

The Festival of Preaching Northwest  April 23 to 25 in Seattle will feature Anna Carter Florence, Veronica Goines, Tom Long, Otis Moss III, Jose Morales and L. Roger Owens. 

For information, contact or visit

Ed Evans teaches in Korea

Ed Evans of Peninsula UCC in Sequim and of Suquamish UCC will spend May teaching English to pastors in the East Seoul Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK), a PNC global partner church.  He will teach eight clergy about four days a week through leading Bible studies.

He was invited by the PROK. The first week of June, he will visit the Rev. Jung, Byeong-gil, who is now executive director of  the Christian Rural Agricultural Institute of South Korea, three hours south of Seoul.  Jung was Evans’ host when he visited with the PNC delegation in May 2010.

Evans made arrangements with the national UCC Global Ministries to go as a short-term mission volunteer.

For information, call 360-683-4704 or email

Youth collect books for NYE

Youth from the PNC attending the National Youth Event (NYE) July 7 to 14 at Purdue University in Indiana will be collecting books at Annual Meeting in April to ship to Indiana for a Literacy Labyrinth.

While there, the ninth through 12th graders will be in community, engaging in worship, workshops, community service and social justice around the theme, “Imagine.”  Workshops include the Bible, call, dialogue, technology, fun, globalism, history, leadership and arts.

For information, contact Susan Andresen or Tara Barber or call the conference office at 206-725-8383.


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