Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Installation of Rev. Jennifer Swier

We are happy to invite all of Olympia Presbytery to gather for a
Service of Worship upon the installation of Rev. Jennifer Swier
as the Pastor
of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church,
Olympia, WA. 

Sunday, November 18, 2018
2:00 PM  
Cornerstone Presbyterian Church
Please join us after worship for a time of fellowship and refreshments,

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Sep
20
3:30 PM15:30

Post-Presbytery BoP Workshop

“Serving the Servants of the Church: Employee Benefits That Show You Care”

Why provide benefits? How to provide benefits?  

2019 benefits options and navigating the enrollment process.  

Led by Rev. Mark T. Frey, Church Consultant - The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church.

REGISTER THROUGH THE SEPT MEETING REGISTRATION BUTTON.

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Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Installation of Rev. David Germer

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We are happy to invite all of Olympia Presbytery to gather for a
Service of Worship upon the installation of David Germer
as the Designated Pastor
at Packwood Community Presbyterian Church,
Packwood, WA. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018
3:00 PM  
Packwood Community PC
Please join us after worship for a time of fellowship and refreshments,
and then stay at Packwood CPC at 6:00 pm for a
Blue Grass/Folk Concert -The Riverside Band
(a freewill offering of $10 is suggested)

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Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018 (@Wedgwood PC, Seattle)
Jul
25
10:00 AM10:00

Board of Pensions Benefits Summit 2018 (@Wedgwood PC, Seattle)

Presented by the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

in cooperation with the Presbytery of Seattle

Led by Board of Pensions Church Consultant Rev. Mark T. Frey CEBS, RPA

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

10:00 am to 1:30 pm with lunch provided

Wedgwood Presbyterian Church
8008 35th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Designed for: Church Administrators, Personnel Committee Members,

HR Leadership, Pastors, Employer Representatives,

Mid-Council Staff/COM Members and other Benefits Decision Makers throughout the Puget Sound Region

The Benefits Summit will focus on:

·      Theology of Benefits

·      Highlights of Benefits Design and Development

·      Review of Employer Benefits Enrollment Process

·      New Programs to Assist Congregations, Pastors and Employees

·      2019 Benefit Provisions and Options

·      Connecting With Other Personnel and Benefits Leaders in Your Region

Registration: Contact Mark Frey at either 800-510-3068 or mfrey@pensions.org, with name, church/organization, your role, phone and email.  Please indicate any dietary restrictions or preferences you may have.

Please pass this invitation along to any others in your setting who may be interested in attending!

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Whitworth Institute of Ministry
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Whitworth Institute of Ministry

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

Come and See | 2018 Adult Program

The phrase “come and see” appears twice in the first chapter of John’s Gospel. Jesus invites Andrew and John to “come and see” (John 1:39), and a few verses later Phillip invites the skeptical Nathanael to “come and see” Jesus (John 1:46). Little did any of them know that this invitation to “come and see” would change them forever. Over time, they became a witnessing community to live and speak the Gospel. Their witness changed the world.

In this spirit, we invite Christ-followers – a community of ministry leaders, volunteers, pastors and families across borders, vocations and denominations – to “come and see” at the Whitworth Institute of Ministry (WIM), July 23-27, 2018. Now in its fourth decade, WIM is an annual conference providing dedicated time for fellowship, spiritual renewal, Scripture study, and vibrant worship and preaching. The Whitworth University campus is an ideal place for rest and conversation, along with family-friendly programming for children and youth.

KEYNOTES

Evening Worship, featuring Mary Hulst

Old Testament Stories for Ministerial Challenges Today

Those involved in ministerial leadership face a constant variety of challenges. This summer at WIM, Pastor Mary Hulst will lead attendees to reflect upon their ministries and one’s own spiritual formation by exploring the trials within the stories of Old Testament figures. Each sermon will identify a specific ministry challenge, what can be learned from the biblical story, and how we can be attuned to what God is doing in our lives today. Come and see.

Monday: "Elijah - Restoration in Weariness"
Tuesday: "Esther - Seeing God in not so Obvious Circumstances"
Wednesday: "Aaron and his Sons - Danger of Doing Things 'Our Way'"
Thursday: "Moses - Frustration with our Followers"
Friday: "Shiprah and Puah - Obedience leads to Faithfulness and Fruitfulness"

Bible Hour, featuring various speakers

Christian Living in a Post-Christendom Culture

In the early Christian period, Christian living became a form of witness because it was so different from how most Romans lived. Christians stood out simply by being Christian. Later, as Western society became officially Christian, that difference became less noticeable and distinct. After all, if everyone is Christian, how can a person distinguish himself or herself as Christian? In the long period of Christendom, Christians distinguished themselves from each other, but not from a larger secular culture because there was no such culture, or so it seemed. Now, Christians no longer live in Christendom, which means Christian living – being so different from how most Americans live – is once more becoming a form of witness. What does it mean to live as Christians in a post-Christendom culture? Each session during Bible Hour will focus on one theme in Colossians 3:12-17 and explore what it means to understand and apply this text to our cultural context. Come and see.

Tuesday: "Wearing Virtue," featuring Joshua Leim / Colossians 3:12-13
Wednesday: "Living in Love," featuring Haley Jacob / Colossians 3:14-15
Thursday: "Imbibing the Word," featuring Jerry Sittser / Colossians 3:16
Friday: "Doing Everything in the Name of Christ," featuring Jim Edwards / Colossians 3:17

Learn more.

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Called Presbytery Meeting

Called Presbytery Meeting

(WED, June 27, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm —Westminster Presbyterian Church, OLYMPIA)

PURPOSE: The Leadership Council of the Presbytery has called a meeting of the Presbytery for the purpose of:

  1. Hearing from the Guide Team & Examining their Final Candidate for the New Worshipping Community at the Women's Prison in Gig Harbor. This candidate, if approved, would be a member of the Presbytery Staff. 
  2. Hearing from the Commissioners to General Assembly upon their return from St. Louis, MO. 

MATERIALS:

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Healthy Boundaries: Tacoma
May
2
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Boundaries: Tacoma

Healthy Boundaries Tacoma

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2018

Location: Immanuel PC, TACOMA,  Registration fee: $35, please bring cash or a check made out to: PRESBYTERY OF OLYMPIA.

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Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Ordination & Installation of Lara Crutsinger-Perry

You are invited to the ordination service for Lara Crutsinger-Perry being held at the United Churches of Olympia on April 22, 2018 at 4pm. The church is located at 110 11th Ave SE Olympia, Wa 98501. The service will be held in the sanctuary. Lara is being ordained in the United Church of Christ and installed as the Associate Pastor at the United Churches. Clergy are invited to robe. 

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Healthy Boundaries: Olympia
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Boundaries: Olympia

Healthy Boundaries Olympia

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018

Location: Westminster PC, OLYMPIA.  Registration fee: $35, please bring cash or a check made out to: PRESBYTERY OF OLYMPIA.

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Mar
18
3:00 PM15:00

NEXT Church National Gathering in Seattle 2019

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THE 2019 NEXT CHURCH NATIONAL GATHERING WILL BE MARCH 11-13 IN SEATTLE

More specific information will be made available in the coming months. But for now, we hope you'll make plans to join us in Seattle next year!

Location: Seattle First Presbyterian Church

NEXT Church is teaching elders, students, educators, church members, youth leaders and ruling elders who care about the flourishing of the church of Jesus Christ in ways that are relevant to our communities.

Updates & more information online.

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Feb
10
9:20 AM09:20

State of the Presbytery - a Presbytery Gathering

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“State of the Presbytery” in February—a Presbytery gathering

Come hear about what God has been up to in OlyPres--in 2017, and what God is calling us towards in 2018! 

  • Hear an update from the EP
  • Hear from recipients of OlyPres Grants
  • See the latest membership & finance numbers for OlyPres
  • Feel the fellowship of being with other leaders within the Presbytery

(Sat, Feb 10, 9:20am-12:00noon at Westminster-Olympia).

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Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

Called Presbytery Meeting

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Called Presbytery Meeting before the “State of the Presbytery”—a Presbytery gathering

(Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 9:00-9:20am —Westminster Presbyterian Church, OLYMPIA)

PURPOSE: The Leadership Council of the Presbytery has called a meeting of the Presbytery in order to bring a grant request from Sound View Camp before the presbytery, and request an exception to “church” criteria. 

Sound View Revitalization Grant Application

Revitalization Grant Criteria
 

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Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Jeani Shofner Commissioning

Commissioning of Jeani Shofner

The Presbytery of Olympia invites you to join in a worship service that will include commissioning Jeani Shofner as a Ruling Elder Commissioned to serve as the Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian and Saron Lutheran Church in Hoquiam. This is the beginning of joint worship and mission between these two historic churches of Hoquiam--come celebrate!

Luncheon to follow. 

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