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Junior High/Middle School Youth Conference (JYC)

St. Margaret, Bellevue | November 17-19 | Grades 6-9 | $35 Registration

Fill out the boxes on the registration form and join us Nov 17-19th at St. Margaret, Bellevue for faith formation and exploration, fun, and fellowship through cool worship, small group conversations, crazy games, workshops and special activities. The weekend conference starts Friday at 7:00pm and ends midday on Sunday.

We’ll be looking at the boxes we put each other in and where boxes are found in the Bible. Sometimes keeping things in a box, or as a person being inside a box, is great. Sometimes it’s important to try new things and bust outside the box.


Crisis Intervention Training

St. James, Kent | November 18, 9:00am-1:00pm | $10 Registration, Scholarships Available

Renee Balodis-Cox, a certified trainer in Edgework methodology, will teach effective ways to approach and respond to those in crisis, particularly those suffering from mental illness and drug abuse. You will learn strategies for safe, positive, and helpful responses to situations that can be dangerous. We hope the training gives you more confidence and compassion in dealing with those in crisis. This training is open to lay and clergy. Light refreshments will be provided.


Prophetic Preaching in a Time Such as This: Preaching Truth-in-Love in Polarized Times

Saint Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle |  February 22, 2018, 10:00am-3:30pm

Clergy and preachers are invited to attend this special one-day workshop offered by The Reverend Ed Bacon and explore the art of Jesus’ sermons that transcended dualities, dichotomies, and fear-based tribalism. Drawing on comments received from many preachers who have found our world of current events to be so challenging, this offering is designed to help us find our voices in a time such as this. There are characteristics of Jesus’s teaching-sermons that balanced critical truth-speaking with unequivocal love for his listeners. We will explore the art of preaching that transcends the dichotomies and dualities of the pastoral and the political. 

The workshop is offered free of charge underwritten by St. Mark’s Cathedral and a grant from the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia. Lunch is provided but advanced registration is required.