Oct
28
to Oct 30

2019 Bishop's Convocation

Bishop’s Convocation 2019

Remembering the Past to Find Our Way into Future
(With Help from the Acts of the Apostles)

Camp Lutherhaven, Coeur d’Alene, ID
October 28 - 30

History has a way devolving into nostalgia, but that shouldn't happen when we look to Christian history to remind us about who we are and who God is. Acts won't provide us with a perfect, pristine model for ministry that we can copy, but it can re-invigorate our confidence in God's reliability and give us courage to risk and dream. We will explore what Acts says but also questions of why Acts was written and what kind of impact it seeks to have. By putting the lessons of Acts into conversation with our current frustrations and hopes, we'll see how the book sparks creativity and renews faith.

Our Guest is Professor Matthew L. Skinner, Luther Seminary.
Guest Speaker Biography

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Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

It's a Wonderful Life - Benefit Performance

The saga of George Bailey, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. He has so many programs he is thinking about ending it all – and it’s Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence – who shows George all the lives he has touched, and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be if he had never been born.

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Oct
14
to Oct 18

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI)

  • Calvary Lutheran Church (map)
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What:     Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI)

When:    October 14-18, 2019

Where:   Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA

Who:      Pastors and all persons in position of church leadership who are interested in learning skills that will equip them to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict

NOTE:  The deadline to receive a $200 tuition discount is September 13, 2019.

Whether or not you are able to attend, we request that you please spread the word about this outstanding workshop to friends and colleagues who you believe might benefit from this training. 

For complete details, please refer to this brochure.

To register online via Brown Paper Tickets, please click here

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Oct
3
1:00 PM13:00

PLU Lutheran Studies Conference

The ninth annual Lutheran Studies Conference will be Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, 1-8:30 PM.
Keynote Speaker: Nadia Bolz-Weber.

This conference focuses on faith, sexuality, gender, justice and shame in politics and faith traditions. Keynote lecturer Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber will be speaker on her 2019 book Shameless: A Sexual Reformation. The conference itself provides tools and national experts on religion, churches and current political landscapes that influence our discussios of sexuality and identity. A session will review one church tradition, the ELCA, for its recent social statements on abortion, sexuality and gender justice. We will also explore ways spirituality and religion may heal or hinder a healthy sense of sexuality.

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Aug
24
3:00 PM15:00

Lutherhaven Boots & Pearls 2019

Purpose :: An evening of fun and generosity supporting the Lutherhaven Fund, making camp available to ALL children regardless of ability to pay.  In 2018, 63% of campers came at free or reduced cost thanks to donors like you.

Program :: Cruise boat ride to Lutherhaven, live music; wine, beer, & cider tasting; meaningful program, paddle raise to support camp & a delicious buffet style dinner.

Paddle Raise :: After the dinner program, guests will have the opportunity to raise a paddle to make a 1 to 3 year pledge of support to the Lutherhaven Fund.

Attire :: Cowboy casual with a touch of “bling!”

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

Music that Makes Community

Whether our music is new, ancient, or global, our practice is committed to renewing tradition and supporting a spirituality of singing, including singing from hymnals and screens. Our hope is that MMC offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership tools that support vibrant communal music making.

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Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar

There’s still time to sign up for Portico’s Pre-Retirement Seminar on Thursday, August 15 in Federal Way, WA.

Morning Session (9 am - 12:30 pm) focuses on budgeting, saving, and investing for retirement.
Lunch (12:30 pm - 1:15 pm)
Afternoon Session (1:15 - 6pm) creating sustainable income in retirement.

You have several ways to attend – just the morning, just the afternoon, or register for the entire day. Whatever is most helpful to you and what your schedule allows. Spouses are welcome to attend, and the cost is $35 per person. Learn more and register at PRS-WA.eventbrite.com.

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Building Bridges of Understanding | Three Workshops
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Building Bridges of Understanding | Three Workshops

Cultural Self-Awareness & Competency and Understanding the Dynamics of Intolerance and Racism

Adult Two-Part Workshop | Friday, August 9th, 5-9 p.m. · Saturday, August 10th, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kids Workshop (3rd-5th Grade) | Sunday, August 11th, 1-3 p.m.
Youth Workshop | Sunday, August 11th, 3:30-7:30 p.m. (includes dinner)

In our constantly changing cultural landscape, what is needed for our organizations and institutions to become more culturally competent?In our diverse and pluralistic society, how can we as leaders/volunteers become better prepared for these challenges? How can we become decisive and credible agents of change? Together we can deepen our collective awareness in order to more effectively continue working towards furthering authentic communication, cooperation, and service.

See the Perspective of Faith Article and/or the Building Bridges website for more information: https://sites.google.com/view/buildingbridges/home.

The event is free, thanks to a grant from Sandpoint Human Rights Task Force.

To register, or for more information, call 208-263-2048.

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ELCA Churchwide Assembly
Aug
5
to Aug 10

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

August 5 – 10, 2019
Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We Are Church

The Greater Milwaukee Synod is excited to be the host synod for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly and needs you to help this event run smoothly. About 600 volunteers will be recruited in the coming months to usher, iron albs, provide technology assistance to voting members, monitor doors, greet visitors and much more. Please read about all the ways you can help on the volunteer positions page and visit the ELCA Churchwide Assembly page to learn more.

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Paulsen House Lawn Party
Jul
30
5:00 PM17:00

Paulsen House Lawn Party

Join us once again to meet the Bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Bishop Gretchen and Bishop Kristen are happy to host another fun, relaxed, social gathering on the lawn of Paulsen House. BBQ items and refreshments will be provided.


July 30, 2019, 5 pm - 7 pm

245 E. 13th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

RSVP Here

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Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Storytelling Workshop

Come learn the art of faith storytelling with Pastors Jodi Houge and Phil Gebben Green. The workshop will take place from 1-4:30pm. We will feed you dinner and then have an evening of actual storytelling. This event is free thanks to the Clergy Renewal gift given to Trinity Lutheran by the Lilly Endowment.

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Jul
19
to Jul 20

Community SING and One-Day Workshop

  • West Central Episcopal Mission (map)
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Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Spokane, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! West Central Episcopal Mission will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

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Jun
17
to Jun 19

PLU Summer Conference in Pastoral Theology

Who are the Priesthood of All Believers?

Calling & Supporting Lay Leadership in Congregational Life

2019 Summer Conference in Pastoral Theology

June 17-19, 2019

This event is designed for pastors and congregational leaders, both paid and unpaid, who want to reflect and engage on how to call, support, and invest in volunteer leadership in congregational life. Come learn how to build a more robust theological understanding of volunteer leadership, while affirming the ongoing ministries of your own congregation and community.

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Jun
13
to Jun 16

Fathers' Day Weekend Camp-Out

Lutherans from across the North Idaho Cluster will join together for a fun weekend of camping, playing, hiking, worshiping, eating, and so much more. Folks are welcome to come for as long as 3-nights/4-days of camping or as little as one Saturday of fellowship and fun. There will be ample planned fun to pick and choose from, or you can do your own thing.

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Interfaith Pride Worship Service
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Interfaith Pride Worship Service

Join us for the 4th annual Interfaith Pride Worship Service! We will gather together to celebrate our unity in diversity of faith traditions with music, art, prayers and meditations. This family-friendly interactive event will be held at the absolutely gorgeous McGinnity Room in downtown Spokane. Food and beverages with a no-host bar party following.

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

"Healthy Boundaries 101 - Fundamentals" will be presented Friday, June 4, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA. 

This is the updated curriculum written by Faith Trust Institute in Seattle. Janine Goodrich, parish pastor from Newport, WA  will lead the day's workshop. Pastor Goodrich has significant training and experience in this area and with this curriculum. 

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Runway R Workshop
May
16
8:30 AM08:30

Runway R Workshop

  • Courtyard Marriott, Seattle/Lynnwood (map)
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A “Retirement Workshop” that isn’t about finances or investments, but about redefining your vision for life and for rediscovering a brand new chapter of possibilities that are ready for take off. What’s your next destination?

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