Our congregation is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Synod of Alaska- Northwest, and Northwest Coast Presbytery. Each year we are assessed an amount per member (per capita) to support the operations of each of these governing bodies, including salaries, meeting expenses, and travel expenses. The 2019 per capita assessment is $49.45, and is divided in this way: NWC Presbytery ($40.00), Synod ($0.50), and General Assembly ($8.95). If you are able to pay for your per capita, that keeps this expense out of our general budget. Please put “per capita” in the memo line on your check, or place the amount in your per capita envelope when you send that in to the church. Thank-you!
Pastor Amy has accepted a very part-time (8-10 hr/week) position working with other churches in our presbytery as they seek renewal and revitalization. Studio refers to the individual nature of renewal in congregations – no two churches are the same, and so there’s a creative part to pursuing renewal. E3 refers to the presbytery mission statement to Engage Equip and Encourage congregations and their leaders. Her work with our congregation will always come first, but as a ¾ time pastor, she has some time to give to other work, including this position. You may read more about the position here: https://www.northwestcoast.org/employment-1/2017/12/18/studio-e3-catalyst-nwc-presbytery.
Northwest Coast Presbytery's annual conference, "Verge 2.0" will be held at New Life Fellowship in Bothell on Saturday, October 20th. The theme is "mutual resurrection" and will include keynotes from Patty Burgin and Erik Samuelson on the theme of effective coaching and how it applies to ministry. Intrigued? You can find out more and register here: www.northwestcoast.org/verge2
Saturday, October 20, 2018|9:00AM – 3:00PM
Seattle New Life Fellowship|3700 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA
Featuring Master Coach Patty Burgin & Rev. Erik Samuelson and you! Loving and living courageously among and between existing congregations, new expressions, and mission partners for mutual resurrection and transformation. Lunch is included. Free for commissioners of NWC Presbytery. $10 registration fee for guests and friends.
We are blessed with two Presbyterian camps in the area that provide excellent summer programming. There are even family camps for campers of all ages. It’s a great introduction to camp, especially for families whose children are not old enough for a week of camp on their own. Brochures for both camps will be available soon on the back table in the Sanctuary, or you can find information online at Tall Timber Ranch (www.talltimber.org) or Sound View Camp (www.soundviewcamp.com). Camper-ships (scholarships) are available thanks to generous donations. Speak with Pastor Amy for more information.
Registration is online at www.renewalminnw.org.
This coming year the amount we contribute toward the work of the denomination at the Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly level will total $49.23 per member. Per capita is one way our members and congregation annually support the work of the whole church as that church also supports us in our ministry in this place. Your separate contribution of this amount is appreciated, as it keeps this expense from impacting our spending plan for 2018. Please mark your contribution as “per capita.”
VERGE 2.0: Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30 AM – 3 PM @ United Presbyterian Church of Seattle (Edmonds)
The annual Presbytery VERGE event is happening in our neighborhood! This one day set of workshops is amazing. If you are interested in congregational renewal, this is the place to be! You may sign up online at: http://www.northwestcoast.org/leadership-summit-registration
VERGE 2.0 2017 is inspired by Northwest Coast Presbytery's three core initiatives:
Northwest Coast Presbytery will hold its February meeting here at Edmonds Presbyterian Church Thursday, February 23rd, beginning with dinner at 5PM and worship at 6PM. There will also be workshops earlier in the day. If you are available to be a volunteer that day, answering the phone in the office, providing coffee, or being helpful in other ways, please let Pastor Amy know.
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