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1013 8th Avenue
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

(206)762-1991

The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

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Events

12/27-30: UNITE Youth Winter Retreat
Dec
27
to Dec 30

12/27-30: UNITE Youth Winter Retreat

A Regional Presbyterian Youth Ministry Winter Retreat

The purpose of this project: Unite! Youth Winter Retreat, is a collaboration of Christian youth & youth ministries for the purpose of encouraging a larger and diverse community of faith among middle, high school, and college-age youth. By participating in this event you give your youth and young adults the opportunity to feel connected to the larger church body in our Region.

When: Pre-Rally: December 8
Unite Retreat: December 27-30

Where: Tall Timber Ranch
27875 White River Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826

Download flyer.

Contact: Curtis White

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Jan
27
12:00 AM00:00

5 Month Ignation Prayer Retreat

5 Month Ignatian Prayer Retreat - REDUCED COST

1 Saturday a month, January 27 - May 19, 2019 at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

This retreat introduces us to the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola (16th century).  They help us to engage in a regular practice of "time apart with God" while going about our everyday lives.  More information at renewalminnw.org

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Feb
15
to Feb 16

2/15-16: Meekhof Lectures @ Newport PC

February 15 – 17, 2019

Guest speaker: Professor William Brown of Columbia Theological Seminary, will speak on science and faith.  Bill Brown comes highly acclaimed by our friends at Covenant Shores, who heard him speak last year, complete with fascinating slides and insights into what science has discovered about creation—and how it does and doesn’t fit with the Bible.

According to the Bible, God’s creation cannot be described or explained in any one way.  Indeed, the Old Testament alone features at least seven very different accounts of creation.  In both lectures, Dr. Brown will explore three of the ways creation is described in the Bible, from the naturalistic to the poetic to the fantastic.  Each way has its own wisdom to share about how we are to live in God’s creation.

  • Friday, February 15—God’s Cosmic Temple and Wisdom’s World of Wonder

  • Saturday, February16—Job’s Journey from Wound to Wonder

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William P. Brown is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA.  Bill has also taught at Union Presbyterian Seminary inRichmond and at Emory University.  He is the author of several books and numerous essays on biblical interpretation and theology, including Sacred Sense (Eerdmans), Wisdom’s Wonder (Eerdmans), The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder (Oxford University), Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor (WJK), as well as editor of Engaging Biblical Authority (WJK).  Bill was recently a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton (www.ctinquiry.org), where he worked collaboratively with scientists, philosophers, and ethicists exploring the “societal implications of astrobiology.”  He is currently working on a major commentary on the Psalms.  Bill is an avid Sunday School teacher and was a founding member of Earth Covenant Ministry, an organization of Presbyterian churches in the Atlanta area dedicated to creation care, now part of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL).  Gail and Bill have two grown daughters, Ella and Hannah.

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3/11-13: NEXT Church National Gathering in Seattle
Mar
11
to Mar 13

3/11-13: NEXT Church National Gathering in Seattle

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2019 NEXT Church National Gathering: March 11-13 in Seattle!

Location: Seattle First Presbyterian Church

NEXT Church is teaching elders, students, educators, church members, youth leaders and ruling elders who care about the flourishing of the church of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant to our communities.

Seattle Presbytery's own Rev. Eliana Maxim, Rev. Tasha Hicks McCray, and Glenn McCray serve on the NEXT Church Strategy Board.

Learn more: https://nextchurch.net/

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7/15-20: Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Jul
15
to Jul 20

7/15-20: Presbyterian Youth Triennium

PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH TRIENNIUM

JULY 16 - 20, 2019 AT PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA

Get ready for the 2019 Presbyterian Youth Triennium - a gathering held every three years for high school age students in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Youth from churches across the country come together for this life-changing, life-giving, faith-growing gathering! This is a week that feeds young disciples and shapes their leadership gifts. Participants are invited into a deepening life of discipleship and service to the world.

For our Seattle Presbytery Delegation, we invite participants from all Seattle Presbytery Churches and Fellowships. There is no limit on the number of students per church. We are also interested in accommodating an engaged adult advisor from as many churches as possible.

Learn more about Triennium by visiting www.presbyterianyouthtriennium.org

Let us know you’re interested in Triennium!

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Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

12/9: Unpack: Incarceration, part 3

Following Second Sunday meal, Truth & Justice will host our third event as Sean Goode of Choose 180 addresses Youth & Incarceration.

What do we need to know to change the direction for youth facing incarceration?

CHOOSE 180 will provide an immersive presentation on juvenile justice that will allow each of us to understand the interconnected nature of our experiences and how our community plays a pivotal role in the decisions we make and the direction of our life. We will learn the tools that have empowered over 2000 youth and young adults to commit to a new direction for their life and leave with a new perspective on our role in justice reform.

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Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

12/8: Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades

Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades 

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

At this Advent retreat, we'll reflect on the promise that God is deeply at work in the places of our daily lives where hope fades.  We'll dwell in the poignant lyrics of the familiar carol: "How silently, how silently / the wondrous gift is given!"  More information at renewalminnw.org

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Dec
4
9:00 AM09:00

12/4: Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades

Advent Prayer Retreat - Hope Where Hope Fades  | 2 days to choose from!

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9:00am - 12:30pm at North Creek Presbyterian

Saturday, Dec. 8, 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Peace & Spirituality Center in Bellevue

At this Advent retreat, we'll reflect on the promise that God is deeply at work in the places of our daily lives where hope fades.  We'll dwell in the poignant lyrics of the familiar carol: "How silently, how silently / the wondrous gift is given!"  More information at renewalminnw.org

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Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

12/1: UPC Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert

Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 3PM, SANCTUARY

The 80-voice Cathedral Choir presents their annual Christmas concert, featuring choir, organ, string ensemble and brass ensemble. Includes audience sing-along on favorite Christmas carols, plus wonderful choral music of the season. No charge; open seating. Doors open at 2:30pm.

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11/30: Boundary Training w/David C. Olsen, PhD
Nov
30
10:00 AM10:00

11/30: Boundary Training w/David C. Olsen, PhD

Boundary training is required for all minister members of Seattle Presbytery. If unable to attend a presbytery sponsored training, ministers must submit a copy of his/her boundary training completion certificate every three years to the stated clerk. This workshop is also open to all church leaders.

Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch). Online pre-registration & payment required.

Registration deadline: November 28, 2018

Boundary Awareness Workshop 

Before clergy or professionals can say Yes to their calling and to pastoral excellence, they need to be able to say No and live out clear boundaries within their ministry contexts.

Clear boundaries are a necessary part of pastoral ministry.  While all clergy and professionals are aware of this, maintaining those boundaries is far from easy.   Not surprisingly, clergy are at high risk for both burnout and numerous health problems.

Based on the book Saying Yes to Say No: everyday boundaries and pastoral excellence, this workshop will focus on helping clergy identify, set, and maintain clear boundaries.

Part 1 of the workshop will focus on defining what effective boundaries are in the changing context of ministry, and how complicated those boundaries have become in our changing culture.

Part 2 will focus on why boundaries are so hard to maintain.   For many clergy, boundaries are all too clear.  For example, most would agree they need better self care, or time for continuing education.   What is not clear is why it is so hard to say no to those things which interfere with improved self care.  Part 2 will explore both intrapsychic (issues within the self) and systemic (issues within anxious congregational systems) reasons why saying no is so difficult with special attention to the role of anxiety 

Part 3 will focus on prevention.  Building on the reasons that boundaries are so difficult to maintain, this final section will work building strategies for creating and maintaining clear boundaries aimed at allowing for growth in pastoral excellence.

About the presenter:

David Olsen, PhD, LCSW, LMFT

David has served as the executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center for the last 32 years.   He has been an adjunct professor of family therapy at Sage Graduate School, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and provides consultations and trainings for a number of judicatories.

His interests are in providing couple and family therapy, as well as coaching and consultation for clergy and congregations.

He is the author of six books, most recently Saying No to Say Yes with Nancy Devor , and Renewing your Relationship, 5 necessary steps with Erin Belanger. 

He holds the MS in counseling psychology, MSW in social work, MPHIL in psychology and religion, PHD in psychology and religion, and has done post doctoral work in Bowen Family therapy

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11/29: Boundary Training w/David C. Olsen, PhD
Nov
29
10:00 AM10:00

11/29: Boundary Training w/David C. Olsen, PhD

Boundary training is required for all minister members of Seattle Presbytery. If unable to attend a presbytery sponsored training, ministers must submit a copy of his/her boundary training completion certificate every three years to the stated clerk. This workshop is also open to all church leaders.

Registration fee: $25 (includes lunch). Online pre-registration & payment required.

Registration deadline: November 28, 2018

Boundary Awareness Workshop 

Before clergy or professionals can say Yes to their calling and to pastoral excellence, they need to be able to say No and live out clear boundaries within their ministry contexts.

Clear boundaries are a necessary part of pastoral ministry.  While all clergy and professionals are aware of this, maintaining those boundaries is far from easy.   Not surprisingly, clergy are at high risk for both burnout and numerous health problems.

Based on the book Saying Yes to Say No: everyday boundaries and pastoral excellence, this workshop will focus on helping clergy identify, set, and maintain clear boundaries.

Part 1 of the workshop will focus on defining what effective boundaries are in the changing context of ministry, and how complicated those boundaries have become in our changing culture.

Part 2 will focus on why boundaries are so hard to maintain.   For many clergy, boundaries are all too clear.  For example, most would agree they need better self care, or time for continuing education.   What is not clear is why it is so hard to say no to those things which interfere with improved self care.  Part 2 will explore both intrapsychic (issues within the self) and systemic (issues within anxious congregational systems) reasons why saying no is so difficult with special attention to the role of anxiety 

Part 3 will focus on prevention.  Building on the reasons that boundaries are so difficult to maintain, this final section will work building strategies for creating and maintaining clear boundaries aimed at allowing for growth in pastoral excellence.

About the presenter:

David Olsen, PhD, LCSW, LMFT

David has served as the executive director of the Samaritan Counseling Center for the last 32 years.   He has been an adjunct professor of family therapy at Sage Graduate School, and is an ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches and provides consultations and trainings for a number of judicatories.

His interests are in providing couple and family therapy, as well as coaching and consultation for clergy and congregations.

He is the author of six books, most recently Saying No to Say Yes with Nancy Devor , and Renewing your Relationship, 5 necessary steps with Erin Belanger. 

He holds the MS in counseling psychology, MSW in social work, MPHIL in psychology and religion, PHD in psychology and religion, and has done post doctoral work in Bowen Family therapy

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11/18: C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

11/18: C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

C.S. Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert

Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford Don to life, taking us on his extraordinary journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most reluctant convert in all England . . . only to become the most influential Christian writer of the 20th century.

Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission. The performance is followed by a post-show discussion with Max McLean.
Age Recommendation: Recommended for ages 13 and older. Children under age 4 not admitted.

Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Doors at 3:00 pm
Show at 4:00 pm

Show runs 80 minutes, no intermission.

Post-show discussion with actor Max McLean.

Check out a clip of CS Lewis Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert 

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11/17: Gospelfest Jubilee
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

11/17: Gospelfest Jubilee

Saturday, November 17, 2018

2:00pm @ Benaroya Hall

Featuring Dr. Stephen Michael Newby
Composer, Worship Leader, Professor of Music, Seattle Pacific University

Mass Choir

  • Antioch Bible Church

  • Damascus International Fellowship

  • Evangelical Chinese Church

  • Orcas Island Community Church Gospel Choir

  • Seattle Pacific University

  • University Presbyterian Church

  • Juan Huey Ray’s The Sound of the Northwest and Cultural Pursuits

Learn more online.

Purchase tickets online.

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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

11/17: Rev. Richard "Dick" Nishioka (HR) Celebration of Life

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The Rev. Richard “Dick” Nishioka passed away September 28, 2018.

A Celebration of Life service is planned for Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 2 PM at Japanese Presbyterian Church of Seattle, which Dick served as Associate Pastor (1967–71) and then Pastor (1971–97) until his retirement.

Dick was Moderator of the Synod of Alaska-Northwest (1974), chaired the Permanent Committee on Nominations for the General Assembly (1982), and was Moderator of the Presbytery of Seattle (1988). He also served on and/or chaired COM, the Long Range Planning Committee, the Missions and Evangelism Committee, and the Presbyterian Urban Ministry Parish (P.U.M.P.) of the Presbytery and the Racial Ethnic as well as Self-Development of People Committees of the Synod.

Dick was preceded in death by wife Alice (2012).

We join Dick and Alice's sons Jason, Rodger, Gar (Michele), and Brandon (Vicki), and grandchildren Jayna and Cameron in their sorrow at his passing and thanksgiving for his warm and winsome witness to Jesus Christ.

The family requests that any memorial gifts be made to the Japanese Presbyterian Church of Seattle or the National Park Foundation.

Japanese Presbyterian Church of Seattle
1801 24th Ave S
Seattle WA 98144

Please call (206-323-5990) or email (japanesepresby@gmail.com) with any questions about the service.

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11/10: Presbyterian Women in Seattle Presbytery Fall Gathering
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

11/10: Presbyterian Women in Seattle Presbytery Fall Gathering

Presbyterian Women in Seattle Presbytery Fall Gathering on November 10 at 10 AM Overlake Park Presbyterian Church 1836 156th AVE, NE Bellevue, WA 98007.

Celebrating Mission

Guest Speaker Karen Waalkes, Guatemalan Sewers Project
Items for Sale

Coffee/Tea fellowship. No cost, lunch on your own. All women are invited to participate.

RSVP with guest count by Nov. 2 to Cindy Coleman.

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11/10: Trends and Skills in Christian Pastoral Care
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

11/10: Trends and Skills in Christian Pastoral Care

Presenter: Rev Dr Lynne Baab, author of Nurturing Hope: Christian Pastoral Care in the Twenty-first Century

Description: In the past few decades, Christian pastoral care has changed in many ways. The pastoral counseling model remains, but many additional models have developed: lay pastoral care teams, small groups as a major place for pastoral care, and pastoral care among people in the wider community as well as within congregations. Today, we know much more about empowerment, the challenges of ethnic diversity, and the communities and contexts in which care recipients live and move. This workshop will provide an overview of seven current trends in pastoral care and four pastoral care skills that are essential for our time: understanding stress, listening skills, spiritual practices, and resilience.

Lynne Baab was associate pastor at Bethany Presbyterian Church between 1997 and 2004. She then earned a PhD in communication from the University of Washington and taught pastoral theology in New Zealand from 2007 to 2017. She is the author of numerous books on Christian spiritual practices and congregational life, most recently Nurturing Hope: Christian Pastoral Care in the Twenty-First Century. She blogs at lynnebaab.com.

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Nov
8
12:00 PM12:00

11/8: SeaPres Student Ministries Directors' Gathering

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Join fellow student ministries directors from Seattle Presbytery for a casual conversation over lunch, addressing topics related to youth ministry in the Northwest.

RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 7. Register online:

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11/6: New Worshiping Communities Lunch Event
Nov
6
12:00 PM12:00

11/6: New Worshiping Communities Lunch Event

The SP NWC Task Force will be hosting a brown bag luncheon on November 6th at 12pm at Kakao Cafe in South Lake Union. The brown bag luncheon is open to all and we hope that it will be a place for New Worshipping Communities to come together and share their stories with each other. This is also a time when you can meet with the members of the Task Force.

Where: Kakao Conference Room, South Lake Union 415 Westlake Building 

When: November 6th, 12-1pm

Who: New Worshipping Communities, and those interested in creating NWCs 

What: Brown Bag Luncheon, bring your own lunch! 

Why: To meet the NWC Task Force of the Seattle Presbytery and to learn more about New Worshipping Communities! 

Please direct any questions about this event to daniforbess@gmail.com 

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10/22-26: Certificate in Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership
Oct
22
to Oct 26

10/22-26: Certificate in Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership

NEXT Church, Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, and Metro Industrial Areas Foundation are teaming up to offer a Certificate in Community Organizing and Congregational Leadership. But this time, you can choose to participate in only the week-long intensive training or the entire program. 

The certificate program consists of a one-week intensive in-person training followed by a 6-month distance learning cohort to integrate the training into your work. The in-person training will take place October 22-26 in Baltimore, MD, with the distance learning occurring 2 times from November – April (exact dates to be scheduled). The program is open to clergy, laypeople, community leaders, seminarians, and others interested in organizing and community engagement.

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Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

10/20: ECHO: Urban Youth Workers Conference 2018

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A DAY OF TRAINING, ENCOURAGEMENT AND FELLOWSHIP

FOR THOSE LOVING AND SERVING YOUTH IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST!

Lunch will be provided.

FAQs

Who is this conference for?

This conference is designed with Youth Workers (volunteer or vocational), serving in an urban context.

Can I bring young people?

Sure!

Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately no, but you can transfer your ticket to another attendee.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

echolegacy206@gmail.com

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10/16: Seattle First AC/Session & SeaPres Executive Board Listening Session
Oct
16
4:00 PM16:00

10/16: Seattle First AC/Session & SeaPres Executive Board Listening Session

Listening Session: October 16, 4:00-4:45pm, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ -

The  Seattle First Presbyterian Church AC/Session and SeaPres Executive Board invite you to a pre-Presbytery meeting from 4-4:45 pm on October 16 to share in the story of how God has guided and directed the AC/Session's discernment and decision to sell the downtown Seattle First property. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with representatives from the AC/Session and EB. This event is open to all Seattle Presbytery members.  

To better prepare yourself for discussion of the action that was approved at the July Presbytery meeting, we encourage you to read the FPCS AC/Session FAQ and linked documents that explain who the AC/Session is, the history and context of our service, and a series of answers to common questions about the decision to list the property for sale. 

More Information:

Stated Clerk Report: October Presbytery Meeting

FPCS AC/Session Response Regarding Vacant Property Resolution

Seattle Presbytery Executive Board Response Regarding Vacant Property Resolution

https://www.seattlepresbytery.org/fpcs-ac/

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10/14: Movie Screening "The IF Project" / Understanding Incarceration
Oct
9
8:00 PM20:00

10/14: Movie Screening "The IF Project" / Understanding Incarceration

Sunday, October 14th,
Union Church will host the screening of "The IF Project",  a collaboration between Law Enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults, and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism. This project is based on the question: If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?

 

12:00 pm. Simple lunch

12:30 pm  Movie followed by discussion

Childcare is available and will provide age-appropriate activities that allow the kids to engage in the topic of incarceration.

This event is FREE to all, though donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the movie, food, and childcare.

 

Address: 415 Westlake Ave N

https://the-if-project.eventbrite.com/

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Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

9/29: Weaving Our Strengths Conference

Weaving Our Strengths Conference – September 29

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The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to our Weaving Our Strengths Conference on Saturday, September 29 from 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE, Mercer Island 98040.

Weaving Our Strengths is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. This year’s theme is Narratives of Hope.

Info and registration: https://www.thechurchcouncil.org/wos. Scholarships & Childcare available.

Questions? Contact Ann at 206.525.1213, ext. 105 or aerickson@thechurchcouncil.org.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

9/27: Rev. Tony Nugent (HR) Presentation @ MIPC

The Rev. Tony Nugent, a retired member of Seattle Presbytery & first member of MIPC to become an ordained minister, will speak about how the spiritual, moral, & intellectual values he first learned here have informed his church, community, and educational involvements - urban ministries with San Francisco & Seattle Presbyteries, studies at Yale, SFTS, & Syracuse Univ.,  civil rights, anti-war, anti-torture, and interfaith dialogue work, teaching religion at UW & Seattle U. He will also talk about the need for faith communities today to uphold & promote these values at a time when they are coming under severe attack from many quarters. Presentation to include PowerPoint graphics, followed by questions & discussion.

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9/25: PC(USA) Confirmation: Big God Big Questions Workshop
Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

9/25: PC(USA) Confirmation: Big God Big Questions Workshop

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Join Mark Hinds (Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Geneva Press) to learn more about the brand-new confirmation curriculum for the PC(USA): Big God Big Questions: Confirmation for a Growing Faith. Based on the findings of the Confirmation Project, it is focused on preparing youth to authentically answer the traditional membership questions: 

   - Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce
        evil and its power in the world?
   - Who is your Lord and Savior?
   - Will you be Christ's faithful disciple obeying his word and showing his love?
   - Will you devote yourself to the church's teaching and fellowship, to the breaking
         of bread and the prayers?

Big God Big Questions equips students to employ the study of Scripture, tradition, and church, to tell their own story as Christian believers in the context of their local congregational experiences. Download the Scope and Sequence. Order the free sampler, here.  Learn more online.

Workshop Facilitator: Mark Hinds (Presbyterian Publishing Corporation Editor, Geneva Press Executive Editor). Mark will also be available before and after the event to discuss any other curriculum needs.

Curriculum will be available for purchase at the event. Event will include lunch. Youth leaders are also invited to stay after the event for a time of fellowship and resource sharing. 

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9/12: Gathering with Rev. Lyman Smith
Sep
12
2:00 PM14:00

9/12: Gathering with Rev. Lyman Smith

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From Rev. Kelly Wadsworth (Seattle Presbytery, PCCMP Executive Leadership Board):

A warm invitation for the Seattle Presbytery to hear from Rev. Lyman Smith, the Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel (PCCMP). Rev. Smith is a PCUSA Teaching Elder and a retired Navy Chaplain. The PCCMP endorses and supports PCUSA pastors who are serving as Chaplains in the Armed Forces, with the VA, and with the Bureau of Prisons. Rev. Smith will talk about how military Chaplaincy can be a meaningful call for PCUSA Teaching Elders. He will also discuss how to best support the 150+ PCUSA pastors who currently serve both in the Seattle-Tacoma area and around the world. More about the PCCMP can be found at http://pccmp.org/.

Join us at 2:00pm on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 in the Seattle Presbytery offices (1013 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104) for refreshments and discussion.  RSVP to EJ Lee.

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9/6: Invitation to Prayer & Reflection
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

9/6: Invitation to Prayer & Reflection

An invitation from Rev. Lee Seese (Pastor, Mt. Baker Park PC):

As members of the Seattle Presbytery continue to prepare for the sale of the Seattle First Presbyterian Church property, you are invited to meet at Mt Baker Park Presbyterian Church, 3201 Hunter Blvd. S., on Thursday, September 6, at 7pm, to pray for God’s wisdom and guidance.

At our July 18 meeting, and in subsequent round-table conversations, issues of the propriety of the sale, the future use of the property, distribution of any revenue, affordable housing and homelessness, and the wider mission-vision of the Presbytery in regard to the city, have been raised.

The meeting at Mt Baker Park will be a time to pray, and to talk specifically about the theological and missional aspects of the disposition of the First Pres property.

Questions or suggestions regarding format and content? Please contact the Rev. Lee Seese at pastor@mtbakerchurch.org

In Christ, 

Lee

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8/21: SeaPres Visioning Roundtable Discussion
Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

8/21: SeaPres Visioning Roundtable Discussion

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Please join Seattle Presbytery for a roundtable conversation on presbytery missional planning, including what to do with proceeds from property sales. Multiple gathering dates will be offered at various locations in our presbytery.  All Seattle Presbytery members are invited to participate. 

DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED.  ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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8/9-10: The Global Leadership Summit (BelPres)
Aug
9
to Aug 10

8/9-10: The Global Leadership Summit (BelPres)

The Global Leadership Summit

August 9 and 10

Hosted locally at Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty.

We all have influence and the ability to positively impact our communities and world. Families, schools, businesses and churches benefit from growing our leadership.

To register or for additional information www.belpres.org/gls

To inquire about scholarships or other pricing considerations for your teams contact Nancy Campi at ncampi@belpres.org or 425-974-2184.

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7/31: SeaPres Visioning Roundtable Discussion
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

7/31: SeaPres Visioning Roundtable Discussion

Please join Seattle Presbytery for a roundtable conversation on presbytery missional planning, including what to do with proceeds from property sales. Multiple gathering dates will be offered at various locations in our presbytery.  All Seattle Presbytery members are invited to participate. 

Dinner will be provided.  Online pre-registration is required.

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7/25: Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

7/25: Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018

Presented by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

in cooperation with the Presbytery of Seattle

Led by Board of Pensions Church Consultant Rev. Mark T. Frey CEBS, RPA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Designed for: Church Administrators, Personnel Committee Members,

HR Leadership, Pastors, Employer Representatives,

Mid-Council Staff/COM Members and other Benefits Decision Makers throughout the Puget Sound Region

The Benefits Summit will focus on:

·      Theology of Benefits

·      Highlights of Benefits Design and Development

·      Review of Employer Benefits Enrollment Process

·      New Programs to Assist Congregations, Pastors and Employees

·      2019 Benefit Provisions and Options

·      Connecting With Other Personnel and Benefits Leaders in Your Region

Registration: Contact Mark Frey at either 800-510-3068 or mfrey@pensions.org, with name, church/organization, your role, phone and email.  Please indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

Please pass this invitation along to any others in your setting who may be interested in attending!

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7/23-27: Whitworth Institute of Ministry
Jul
23
to Jul 27

7/23-27: Whitworth Institute of Ministry

Registration is live!

Come and See | 2018 Adult Program

The phrase “come and see” appears twice in the first chapter of John’s Gospel. Jesus invites Andrew and John to “come and see” (John 1:39), and a few verses later Phillip invites the skeptical Nathanael to “come and see” Jesus (John 1:46). Little did any of them know that this invitation to “come and see” would change them forever. Over time, they became a witnessing community to live and speak the Gospel. Their witness changed the world.

In this spirit, we invite Christ-followers – a community of ministry leaders, volunteers, pastors and families across borders, vocations and denominations – to “come and see” at the Whitworth Institute of Ministry (WIM), July 23-27, 2018. Now in its fourth decade, WIM is an annual conference providing dedicated time for fellowship, spiritual renewal, Scripture study, and vibrant worship and preaching. The Whitworth University campus is an ideal place for rest and conversation, along with family-friendly programming for children and youth.

Keynotes

Evening Worship, featuring Mary Hulst

Old Testament Stories for Ministerial Challenges Today

Those involved in ministerial leadership face a constant variety of challenges. This summer at WIM, Pastor Mary Hulst will lead attendees to reflect upon their ministries and one’s own spiritual formation by exploring the trials within the stories of Old Testament figures. Each sermon will identify a specific ministry challenge, what can be learned from the biblical story, and how we can be attuned to what God is doing in our lives today. Come and see.

Monday: "Elijah - Restoration in Weariness"
Tuesday: "Esther - Seeing God in not so Obvious Circumstances"
Wednesday: "Aaron and his Sons - Danger of Doing Things 'Our Way'"
Thursday: "Moses - Frustration with our Followers"
Friday: "Shiprah and Puah - Obedience leads to Faithfulness and Fruitfulness"

Bible Hour, featuring various speakers

Christian Living in a Post-Christendom Culture

In the early Christian period, Christian living became a form of witness because it was so different from how most Romans lived. Christians stood out simply by being Christian. Later, as Western society became officially Christian, that difference became less noticeable and distinct. After all, if everyone is Christian, how can a person distinguish himself or herself as Christian? In the long period of Christendom, Christians distinguished themselves from each other, but not from a larger secular culture because there was no such culture, or so it seemed. Now, Christians no longer live in Christendom, which means Christian living – being so different from how most Americans live – is once more becoming a form of witness. What does it mean to live as Christians in a post-Christendom culture? Each session during Bible Hour will focus on one theme in Colossians 3:12-17 and explore what it means to understand and apply this text to our cultural context. Come and see.

Tuesday: "Wearing Virtue," featuring Joshua Leim / Colossians 3:12-13
Wednesday: "Living in Love," featuring Haley Jacob / Colossians 3:14-15
Thursday: "Imbibing the Word," featuring Jerry Sittser / Colossians 3:16
Friday: "Doing Everything in the Name of Christ," featuring Jim Edwards / Colossians 3:17

Learn more.

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