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Conference Minister Walter John Boris' speech during a recent anti-death penalty banquet.

Highlights of  the CPC Annual Meeting
SEPT. 27-29
Pendleton, OR

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The Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ is a community of congregations in Oregon, southern Idaho and southern Washington. We are multiracial and multicultural, open and affirming, and accessible to all.

2014 CPC Justice & Witness Grant Cycle Now Open

justiceThe Justice and Witness Ministry Team can provide modest funding to local churches, groups or individuals in support of activities that advance the local church or Conference involvement in justice and witness issues.  Our 2014 grant cycle is now open. Deadline for receiving grant applications is July 30, 2014. All applications will be reviewed in August and awardees notified.

For more information and to access the grant application form, please go to: http://cpcucc.org/justice_team.html

Rise Up: Climate, Faith and Action

Jim AntalMarch 7-9, 2014
Camp Adams

“If we don’t act on climate change now, every sermon we give in ten to 15 years will be on grief.”  —Jim Antal, Massachusetts Conference Minister, July 2013.

The Central Pacific Conference will have the opportunity to hear what else the inspiring Massachusetts Conference Minister and climate activist has to share when we gather at Camp Adams in March. Participants may register online, beginning in January.

Contact / Info:
Natalie Becker, Camp Adams Co-Director
tel: 503.829.2118 campadams.om@gmail.com

Annual Rummage Sale and Lunch

Bazaar"The Ten O'Clock Church"
Friday, March 28, 9 am - 6 pm, Sat. March 29, 9 am - 4 pm
Sat. April 5 9 am - 4 pm

Another HUGE Rummage Sale will be held at Beavercreek United Church of Christ aka "The Ten O'Clock Church".  There will be an abundance of vintage and collectable items along with clothes, shoes, books, housewares, bedding, seasonal decorations, toys, games, jewelry, tools, electronics, furniture, plants and much more. Donations accepted. If you have questions or need assistance with donating, please call Shelley at 503-655-0700.

The women's group will be serving a delicious lunch from 10:30 am - 2 pm each day.  The lunch will include their famous chicken noodle soup, sandwiches and pieces of HOMEMADE PIES!!

The address is 23345 S. Beavercreek Rd. in Beavercreek.  The proceeds will be used for the church's local and wider missions including the food pantry.

Seeds of Justice and Hope for Palestinians and Israelis: What is Required of US?

sabeelApril 4 - 5, 2014
Friends of Sabeel - North America

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

Register Today!

The Power to Be You
UCCOSSN 2014 Annual Conference

uccossnThurs, April 24 - Sat. April 26, 2014
Hilton Hotel University Place
Charlotte, North Carolina

Event Information & Registration

OWL: Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training
Grades K-6, May 16-18, 2014

OWLExperienced trainers Amy Johnson and Anil Oommen provide accurate sexuality education information for parents, teachers and pastors to be used in the affirming and supportive setting of our churches. Just $150 for the weekend training.

Watch for registration materials coming your way soon or email pastor@hillsdaleucc.org to receive registration materials directly.

Training sponsored and hosted by: Hillsdale Community Church UCC
6948 SW Capitol Hwy Portland OR 97219 503-246-5474 www.hillsdaleucc.org

Festival of Preaching NW

pic_01Preaching in a Post-Modern World Sponsored by Congregational Leadership Northwest
April 28 – May 1, 2014

First United Methodist Church 206-622-7278 180 Denny Way, Seattle, WA (just west of Seattle Center and Pacific Science Center) Learn more and register

Western Regional Youth Event 2014

SeattleSave the Date!

June 29 – July 3, 2014
Seattle University Campus, Seattle, W
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Registration opens Fall 2013

Join the Great Commission! And be sent out through our faith into the city and into the world! Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event! Start planning now. Interested in joining the planning committee? Please email Susan or Tara: susan_andresen@hotmail.com or barbartara@hotmail.com

SAVE THE DATE!

2014 Women’s Retreat
August 1-4, 2014
Pilgrim Cove Camp

Hosted by the McCall Community Congregational, United Church of Christ Women’s Group of McCall, Idaho. The theme this year is “A Stitch in Time?” Our guest speakers will be Rev. Charlottie Havlicak and Charla Havlicak.

It promises to be a fun and relaxing week-end on the beautiful Payette Lake. Details will follow with registration forms, times and costs for this wonderful week-end with some great ladies. Bring your mother, daughters, granddaughters, neighbors, and co-workers.


God is Still Speaking in the CPC

In this family of 47 congregations our shared commitment is to ministry and mission. The CPC provides spiritual and material resources and encouragement to all our nearly 7,600 members. We put p

urposes and programs into action by drawing on the experience and talents of all the conference’s members, both lay people and clergy. The CPC assists and encourages local congregations and their members in working together to explore, communicate, support and pursue the ministry and mission of the church, and provides a channel for effective relationships with the UCC and with other faith communities.