CPC Annual Meeting, Sept. 28-30, 2018 – Pendleton, OR
We know that starlings are a bit invasive, but we’re still liking the image of us flying together as the churches of the Central Pacific Conference. We’re so energized by the more than 300 people who participated in the Starling Project conversations about who we are and who we want to be as church together. For annual meeting, we’re catching the draft of the Starling Project — and going further.
Join us September 28-30, 2018 to explore Flight Patterns of the Spirit: Strong, Sustainable, Connected Church. In our new participative format, we’ll explore how our sustainability as local churches is strengthened through our connections with each other. Imagine migrating geese, how they rotate leadership in the front, all the others are soaring together with the draft created by the whole flock. What gifts does your church have to share with others? We can strengthen each other by sharing our gifts. When we are connected, we are that much more sustainable, able to soar on the wind patterns of the Spirit. We don’t know our destination, but we trust that the winds of the Spirit will get us there.
The CPC Annual Meeting will also be an important next step for the Starling Project as the CPC Board of Directors share what they heard around the conference and what experiments we will undertake together in the coming year. Rev. Molly Carlson, our Designated Conference Minister, will give the State of the Conference. We’ll also welcome special guests, Rev. Mike Denton, Pacific Northwest Conference Minister, and Rev. Marc Stewart, Montana/N. Wyoming Conference Minister.
Registration for annual meeting will open by August 1st. Watch for Local Church Ministries scholarship opportunities for sending delegates and church leaders.