February 20, 2018
The Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Conference takes place April 27-29, at the Conference Center in Yakima. Our theme, Breaking Forth, celebrates our ministry of building deeper relationships and growing vitality in our churches and communities.
We will bring some of the unique ways we gathered at our camps last year, provide more opportunities to connect with new people and address issues using the power we experience in community. We hope you can come take part!
We are blessed with guest presenter Bishop Dwayne D. Royster. Bishop Royster served in pastoral ministry for the past 20 years and is Minister Emeritus and founding Pastor of Living Water United Church of Christ in Philadelphia. He currently serves as Political Director for People Improving Communities through Organizing (PICO). PICO believes in building a more just world by teaching people of faith how to build and exercise their own power to address the root causes of problems they face. At the center of PICO’s model of faith-based community organizing is a belief in the potential for transformation – of people, institutions and our larger culture.
As an advocate for preparing congregations for the ministry of availability, Bishop says, “Ministry should not be limited to Sunday mornings. Sunday is a time of worship. Ministry should be done Monday thru Sunday on the bus stops, at the supermarkets, in workplaces, at soccer games, etc... Wherever people are.” Bishop Royster is a passionate speaker and preacher who shares his knowledge in both dynamic and practical ways.
If you are interested in forging new relationships, building power and promise in your local church and transforming institutions, register for this gathering, even if you’re not an official delegate. It will be time well spent in faithful community. Join us!
“For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you shall BREAK FORTH into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” – Isaiah 55:12Subscribe