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Latest Information From the North Pacific Conference

New pastors in the Pacific NW Conference.  Nancy Thompson began her ministry at Pine Lake Covenant (Sammamish, Wa.) on March 10th as Children and Family Ministry Director. Nancy is not new to the Conference, having previously served at Eastridge Covenant Church (Clackamas, Ore). Welcome Nancy.

The Pacific NW Conference office has moved to Suite 108.  We moved to smaller quarters as a cost saving measure.  We are now on the downstairs floor of the same office building (Ogden Building) at 9311 SE 36th St. Suite 108.  Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Leadership Matrix was last month, but don’t forget the other great upcoming events in the Pacific NW. [Click here] to view our Events Brochure.  Download it or share the link for your congregation.

Please plan to be part of the 2014 NPC Annual Meeting.  Our theme this year is All Together, Acts 2:42-47. Join your NPC family on May 2nd and 3rd, at Cascades Camp & Conference Center, Yelm, Wa.  NPC Ministerium will meet on Friday morning followed by continuing education workshop with Rev. Andy Larsen.  NPC worship service is on Friday evening with Rev. Efrem Smith and business concludes on Saturday.  This is an important community time for all NPC churches—to make decisions as we partner together in ministry, and to celebrate together what God is doing in and through all NPC churches.  Pastor James Amadon will be the speaker at the Saturday morning Men’s Breakfast. Please come and encourage your church to send delegates. [Click here] for more info on NPC website.

ECC Annual Meeting—Gather 14 is June 23-28th in Chicago. The entire Covenant family is invited to come to Chicago June 23-28th to worship God, celebrate and participate in God’s work in the world, welcome new churches, ordain and commission pastors, consecrate missionaries, and together make important decisions about our shared mission and ministry.  “Experience Chicagoland” is an opportunity to get a glimpse of community outreach ministries in Chicago.  Please make plans to send delegates from your congregation to be part of this ECC Annual Meeting.  [Click here] for more info.

COMPASSION and JUSTICE MINISTRIES

Interested in prison ministry?  Prison Fellowship volunteer conference is Saturday, May 3rd at New Harvest Church (Salem, Ore.).   Save the date of May 3rd and come join the training, the inspiration and the fun.  More info at Volunteer Conference Brochure.  Download it and share it with your church, your friends, and anyone else that may be interested in what Prison Fellowship is doing in the Pacific NW.

Covenant World Mission short term mission opportunities.  CWM has published a variety of mission opportunities available around the world.  [Click here] for more info.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Summer High School Opportunities at Cascades:  If your high school students enjoy Cascades Camp and Conference Center, encourage them to sign up for S.A.L.T. (Servant and Leadership Training) programs this summer. Crew is for students going into 10th-12th grades, and Brightwood/Ranch is for students going into 11th and 12th grades.  There is also a new high school camp at Cascades this summer June 27th-29th called Elevate.  Go to cascades.org/ccacc/programs/programs-high/ for all the info you need.

It’s not too early to start planning for CHIC 2015.  Contact Ruby at ruby.varghese@kentcov.com or go to chic2015.org for more information.

WOMEN MINISTRIES

The Pacific NW Women Ministries retreat is all set for September 26-28th at Cascades Camp & Conference Center.  Carol Kent will be our speaker.  [Click here] for more info.

Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) is an important ministry in the Evangelical Covenant Church.  Please take the opportunity of AVA resources here in the Pacific NW.  Do you know about the Covenant’s focus in bringing attention to domestic violence? Women Ministries has “Advocates for Victims of Abuse” (AVA). AVA has two important training events this Spring. Please consider attending one in Oregon or Washington. Friday, April 11 at River Ridge Covenant (Olympia, Wa.) or Saturday, May 31st at Tigard Covenant (Tigard, Ore.). These two trainings are led by AVA leaders, Kristin F. McKendall and Barbara Quesenberry. Learn about being an advocate for victims of abuse. We Covenanters have committed to helping hurting people who are experiencing the pain of abuse. The training will explain both the AVA program and what you need to know about being a local advocate. This class is for individuals interested in helping those in hurting Christian families. Contact Bobette Scheid at bobette@npcwm.org. [Click here] for more info.

Triennial XV will be held in Kansas City, MO!  It’s not too early to start planning for the journey and the experience July 28-31, 2016 at the Sheraton Crown Center

COVENANT MEN

Men’s Breakfast at NPC Annual Meeting, May 3rdPastor James Amadon, Senior Pastor at Highland Covenant Church will be the speaker.  He will be previewing his topic:  ”Strong Like Jesus.” which will be his topic for the fall Men of Faith/Covenant Men’s Retreat September 19-21, 2014 at Cascades Camp and Conference Center.

The Pacific NW Men’s Retreat will be held September 19-21 at Cascades Camp & Conference Center.  Rev. James Amadon, pastor of Highland Covenant Church (Bellevue, Wa.) is our speaker.  Don’t miss this richly powerful and very fun event for men and boys. [More info]

CHURCH NEWS

Grant Opening worship service for TriWorship Covenant Church on April 13th!!

Please join and celebrate with them as they start their weekly service at the Family Life Center in Federal Way. [Click here] for more information.

Emerald City Bible Fellowship (Seattle, Wa.) is seeking for a part-time Worship Director. [Click here] for job description.

Trinity Covenant Church (Salem, Ore.) is seeking a Youth Pastor. The Youth Pastor will lead the youth ministry program for middle school and high school students. This is a full-time paid position. A job description may be found on our church website: http://trinitycovenant.org/YPSearch.

Kent Covenant Church is searching for a full-time Children Ministries Pastor/Director. Kent Covenant office phone is 253.631.0222.

Newport Covenant Church (Bellevue, Wa.) has a part time position opportunity for Communications Associate.  For more information, contact Rev. Eric Palmquist, Director of Communication. [Click here] for more info, or contact ericp@newportcov.com or 425.747.0515)

Highland Covenant Church (Bellevue, Wa.) is actively seeking qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant. This part-time position is for 25 hours/week, and general responsibilities include: • Managing the day to day operations of the church office. • Showing hospitality to guests and visitors. •Providing administrative support for all church communications, church staff, and administrative leadership.

For more information, please contact Pastor James Amadon jamadon@highlandcovenant.com or 425-746-7676.

In May, 2014, Trinity Covenant Church (Salem, Or) will begin its celebration of 50 years of God’s faithfulness to and through our church community.  We will kick off the year-long celebration with a 50th birthday party on Saturday, May 17 at 6:30 pm. This will be an exciting evening of fun, fellowship, and remembrance including dessert and program. On Sunday, May 18, we will gather for a special worship service at 9am followed by brunch.  During the summer months we will have various events focusing on living in community. We will be honoring the life we share together and the community and neighborhood that God specifically placed us in so many years ago.  During the fall, our focus will be looking forward to where God is leading us in our future ministry together. We welcome you to join with us on May 17th and 18th or at any time during this special six month season. If you have any questions or would like more information you can go to www.trinitycovenant.org/50th or contact the church at 503-581-5675.

First Covenant Church (Seattle, Wa.) invites you to partner with them in service.  Seattle First Covenant has been hosting a Saturday morning Breakfast Club for a number of years in cooperation with Pine Lake Covenant and other Seattle metropolitan churches.  They serve a hearty warm breakfast to anywhere from 100 to 150 people.  Volunteers come from other churches as well as school groups looking to serve the community.  Details can be found at http://thesummitbuilding.org/breakfast-club.

Do you have info to share with Covenant churches in the North Pacific Conference? Let us know if you have news to share, an event in which other churches are invited to participate or other information to share with your fellow NPC congregations. Contact Cris Back at npcoffice@covchurch-npc.org.

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The Evangelical Covenant Church is represented by regional 'conferences' throughout the United States. The North Pacific Conference represents the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana churches and provides leadership, guidance, and accountability to our various church communities.

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