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.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2016 9:00AM - 3:30PM A Day of Renewal in the Lord’s Prayer Speaker: Rev. Darrell Johnson “57 Words that Change the World” (includes Sunday November 13 – Preaching at North Creek Presbyterian 9:00 and 11:00) Cost: $25 (lunch provided)
Co-sponsored with and located at North Creek Presbyterian Church in Mill Creek. To register see www.renewalminnw.org or call 425-361-7953.
In September the Session was visited by Lorrie N. from the Commission on Ministry of our Presbytery, Northwest Coast. www.northwestcoast.org In the report that Lorrie prepared, she noted that “One elder spoke of his sense of a “consistency” in this church. He reflected on his role as an elder over the years and how the church continues to work at making choices that help to move forward. … He sees this consistency in the life of the church as a positive of which he appears grateful.” She closed her report with these words: “I left the session meeting feeling exhilarated that the Holy Spirit is alive and well at Edmonds Presbyterian Church. Thanks be to God!”
The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to the Weaving Our Strengths Conference on Saturday, October 22 from 8AM– 4PM at Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., Seattle 98122.
Weaving Our Strengths is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. Last year, over 200 people from 16 faith traditions, and at least 60 congregations gathered for this transformative day of learning, sharing, and fellowship. More information and registration at http://thechurchcouncil.ejoinme.org/WOS. Questions? Contact Ann at 206.525.1213, ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The General Assembly of our denomination, the Presbyterian Church USA, will meet for its biennial meeting June 18-26 in Portland, Oregon. This is the closest to us that the General Assembly has ever convened, so if you are in Portland during that time please stop by the Convention Center and check out the fabulous exhibit hall or sit in on some of the business before the Assembly. Two years ago Karen R. was a Young Adult Advisory Delegate. This year Pastor Amy is a Teaching Elder Commissioner from Northwest Coast Presbytery. For more info see: http://oga.pcusa.org/section/ga/222nd-general-assembly-2016/
Want to see how our PCUSA General Assembly works? Our General Assembly meets every two years, rotating regions of the United States. This year the GA is in Portland, Oregon June 17-25. If you are able to visit, consider volunteering. If you can’t attend, but want to support the assembly in prayer, the Committee on Local Arrangements (COLA) is looking for people to be prayer partners for the commissioners and delegates. More information on how to volunteer in person or in prayer can be found at the COLA website, http://www.gaportland.com/
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