Here are some news items
Our Annual Conference was on Hayden Island, in the middle of the Columbia River, neutral ground between the Oregon Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences, who met jointly this year, sharing worship, ministry-sharing, meals, etc.
The conference opened with an installation service for our new bishop, and ended with the Ordination service. Many of the events of annual conference are archived on the #GNWAC17 YouTube Playlist. ENJOY!
We have a JOB OPENING! Our beloved Mitchell Merrill has resigned the position of Choir Accompanist. So we are searching for his replacement to begin in September. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee has put out an ad in the local paper, conferred with come of the music teachers around the area, and posted on our electronic reader board. If you have any other connections and know someone who might be interested in the job, please ask them to check out this website and apply. Here’s another link to the post for more info, a full job description and application form.
The Outreach Committee is sponsoring “indoor camping” again this year for the Seattle-to-Portland (STP) Riders in July. Here is a link to more on this! You can donate items needed, volunteer to help, or sign up for a sleeping space! We’ve added a few RV spaces this year, too.
VBS is COMING!!
Our Kid Zone and Adult Classes are now in recess for the summer. Childcare is still provided during the worship hour for those who need it.
Classes will resume on September 10.
MORE UM News – Note our section on the sidebar that has links to many of the publications from our district, conference and general conference – keep up on all the United Methodist News.