Jun
17
to Jun 19

PLU Summer Conference in Pastoral Theology

Who are the Priesthood of All Believers?

Calling & Supporting Lay Leadership in Congregational Life

2019 Summer Conference in Pastoral Theology

June 17-19, 2019

This event is designed for pastors and congregational leaders, both paid and unpaid, who want to reflect and engage on how to call, support, and invest in volunteer leadership in congregational life. Come learn how to build a more robust theological understanding of volunteer leadership, while affirming the ongoing ministries of your own congregation and community.

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Jul
19
to Jul 20

Community SING and One-Day Workshop

  • West Central Episcopal Mission (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Spokane, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! West Central Episcopal Mission will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

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Jul
27
1:00 PM13:00

Storytelling Workshop

Come learn the art of faith storytelling with Pastors Jodi Houge and Phil Gebben Green. The workshop will take place from 1-4:30pm. We will feed you dinner and then have an evening of actual storytelling. This event is free thanks to the Clergy Renewal gift given to Trinity Lutheran by the Lilly Endowment.

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Paulsen House Lawn Party
Jul
30
5:00 PM17:00

Paulsen House Lawn Party

JULY 30, 2019 from 5-7pm

 Paulsen House, 245 E 13th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202

Join us once again to meet the Bishops' of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod. Bishop Gretchen and Bishop Kristen are happy to host another fun, relaxed, social gathering on the lawn of Paulsen House. BBQ items and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP Here.

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ELCA Churchwide Assembly
Aug
5
to Aug 10

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

August 5 – 10, 2019
Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
We Are Church

The Greater Milwaukee Synod is excited to be the host synod for the 2019 Churchwide Assembly and needs you to help this event run smoothly. About 600 volunteers will be recruited in the coming months to usher, iron albs, provide technology assistance to voting members, monitor doors, greet visitors and much more. Please read about all the ways you can help on the volunteer positions page and visit the ELCA Churchwide Assembly page to learn more.

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Aug
22
to Aug 23

Music that Makes Community

Whether our music is new, ancient, or global, our practice is committed to renewing tradition and supporting a spirituality of singing, including singing from hymnals and screens. Our hope is that MMC offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership tools that support vibrant communal music making.

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Oct
14
to Oct 18

Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI)

  • Calvary Lutheran Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What:     Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders (MSTI)

When:    October 14-18, 2019

Where:   Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way, WA

Who:      Pastors and all persons in position of church leadership who are interested in learning skills that will equip them to deal effectively with interpersonal, congregational, and other forms of group conflict

NOTE:  The deadline to receive a $200 tuition discount is September 13, 2019.

Whether or not you are able to attend, we request that you please spread the word about this outstanding workshop to friends and colleagues who you believe might benefit from this training. 

For complete details, please refer to this brochure.

To register online via Brown Paper Tickets, please click here

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Jun
13
to Jun 16

Fathers' Day Weekend Camp-Out

Lutherans from across the North Idaho Cluster will join together for a fun weekend of camping, playing, hiking, worshiping, eating, and so much more. Folks are welcome to come for as long as 3-nights/4-days of camping or as little as one Saturday of fellowship and fun. There will be ample planned fun to pick and choose from, or you can do your own thing.

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Interfaith Pride Worship Service
Jun
5
6:00 PM18:00

Interfaith Pride Worship Service

Join us for the 4th annual Interfaith Pride Worship Service! We will gather together to celebrate our unity in diversity of faith traditions with music, art, prayers and meditations. This family-friendly interactive event will be held at the absolutely gorgeous McGinnity Room in downtown Spokane. Food and beverages with a no-host bar party following.

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Jun
4
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

"Healthy Boundaries 101 - Fundamentals" will be presented Friday, June 4, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA. 

This is the updated curriculum written by Faith Trust Institute in Seattle. Janine Goodrich, parish pastor from Newport, WA  will lead the day's workshop. Pastor Goodrich has significant training and experience in this area and with this curriculum. 

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Runway R Workshop
May
16
8:30 AM08:30

Runway R Workshop

  • Courtyard Marriott, Seattle/Lynnwood (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A “Retirement Workshop” that isn’t about finances or investments, but about redefining your vision for life and for rediscovering a brand new chapter of possibilities that are ready for take off. What’s your next destination?

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Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

North Central WA Pre-Assembly Cluster Meeting

The meeting will be held at Celebration Lutheran Church.

Come and meet our guests from Tanzania! We will share dinner and fellowship together!


Pre-Assembly Cluster Meetings provide opportunities to review and discuss resolutions, nominations for council and committees, and other assembly business.

Laypeople, voting members, and rostered leaders are all invited to attend!

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Mar
10
to Mar 13

2019 LSA Conference

LSA’s Mission Statement:

...to affirm, uphold and clarify the role of professional Christian lay ministry; and to encourage, promote and provide for individual development through education and training.

We are supported by membership dues, judicatory support, and donations.

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass

Jazz Mass with Dan Keberle, Jazz Musicians, and the Chancel Choir. Decadent desserts to follow.

at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church | 24th and Grand Blvd

Preacher: The Very Rev. Heather VanDeventer, Dean of St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Spokane.

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Feb
26
to Mar 5

Conference of Bishops

In addition to synodical responsibilities, the 65 synod bishops join the elected ELCA Presiding Bishop and Secretary to form the Conference of Bishops. This 67-member group gathers at least twice each year for worship and study, mutual sharing and to conduct business.

The conference advises the Presiding Bishop in matters related to churchwide planning and ecumenical relations.

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