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Transitions announced

Brigitta Remole has begun as the new senior pastor at Plymouth UCC in Seattle.

Marsha Williams has been called to serve Blaine UCC.

Lisa Horst Clark is the new associate minister at Bellevue First Congregational UCC.

Judith Rinehart Nelson was installed Oct. 9 as pastor of Zion-Philadelphia in Ritzville.

Russell Clark is being installed Oct. 30 at Newport UCC.

Jennifer Walters, the new pastor at United Church in University Place, will be installed Nov. 6.

Annual Meeting set for April 27 to 29 in Pasco

The Pacific Northwest Conference of the UCC plans to hold the 2012 Annual Meeting April 27 to 29 at the Red Lion in Pasco.  Jane Sorenson,  who recently served as interim senior minister at Plymouth UCC in Seattle, is chair of the planning committee.

Arlene Hobson returns from three-month sabbatical

Arlene Hobson, executive administrator of the Pacific Northwest Conference in Seattle, spent time during her sabbatical from July 6 to Oct. 5 meeting face-to-face people on local congregations and at the national UCC office.

“I met with pastors, administrators and members of 28 churches to learn what is happening in their churches, and I met in Cleveland with people I talk with often at Parish Life and Leadership,” she said. 

FaithTrust offers webinars

The FaithTrust Institute, founded by UCC pastor Marie Fortune, will offer webinars on clergy boundaries and domestic violence issues, often specialized by ethnic and age groups.  Some have been developed by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministry’s Still Speaking Program. 

For information, visit

NYE info ready for PNC youth

The 2012 UCC National Youth Event is next summer from Tuesday to Friday, July 10 to 13, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Susan Andresen, youth minister at Normandy Park in Seattle, has applications. The event will include workshops on “Imagine a Healthy World” and “Imagine a World Where Differences Are Embraced.”  For information, visit

Normandy Park UCC in Seattle joins in Mission:1 program

Susan Andresen, youth leader at Normandy Park UCC in Seattle is planning for Mission:1 at Normandy Park from Nov. 1 to 11.  Mission:1 is for the United Church of Christ to be engaged in a shared mission for 11 days to feed the hungry and confront food-related injustice.  The hope is that in 11 days UCC churches will collect more than 1 million healthful food and household items for local food banks; will gather online contributions of more than $111,111 for Neighbors in Need food-related ministries, and will offer 11,111 letters to Congress to reform foreign assistance to benefit hungry and poor people worldwide.  For information, visit

Congregational Leadership NW plans Nov. 12 workshop

Amy Johnson, Kmbris and Kendell Bond, and Tony Robinson will lead a workshop on “The Naked Truth: The Church and Sex,” from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at University Congregational UCC in Seattle.  For information, visit

Missionaries speak on Poland 

Global Ministries missionaries Doug and Liz Searles are visiting churches in the Pacific Northwest UCC Conference, the Northwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Presbyterian Synod of Alaska Northwest this fall.

From Oct. 31 to Dec. 13, they will visit churches throughout the region to tell of their ministry of accompaniment, supporting outreach of the Evangelical Reformed Church in Poland in Lodz, including ministries with the Roma (gypsies).  They are sponsored by the Presbyterian, Disciples and UCC churches.  Since 1997, they have served in global ministries in India, China and Poland.  For information, call 253-852-2957 or email or email

They will speak Oct. 22 and 23 at Veradale UCC for Spokane area UCC and Disciples churches.  They will be in Pullman, Oct. 26; Tonasket, Oct. 27; Yakima, Oct. 30; Richland, Oct. 31; Walla Walla, Nov. 1; Bellingham, Nov. 4 to 6; Eagle Harbor, Nov. 7; Mt. Vernon, Nov. 8; Fauntleroy UCC in Seattle, Nov. 16; United Churches of Olympia, Nov. 20; Sequim House Church, Dec. 3; Kirkland UCC, Dec. 5; Normandy Park in Seattle, Dec. 9; Fox Island, Dec. 10; Bellevue Eastgate, Dec. 11; Everett UCC, Dec. 12; and Wayside UCC, Dec. 13. 


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