June 17th

SATURDAY AM

Ministry Alive Offerings

Join us by participating in the following life-giving experiences on our final day together at annual conference. Choose from the workshops and experiences listed below so that we can plan and prepare these activities according to the number of people who are interested in attending. Note that you may choose two 1-hour sessions or be a part of an off-site experience. The morning will culminate with a large public witness event that will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15, followed by lunch.

On-Site Offerings

SATURDAY, 9:00-10:00 AM

  • Stories to Call Us to Christian Action/ Immigration 101: What You Need to Know 
  • Part 1 of 2: Building and Leveraging Coalitions to Support Immigrant Communities/ Sanctuary 101 
  • Finding a Way Forward: Conversation from the Commission
  • Being the Body of Christ in the Midst of Conflict (Learn how to move beyond the fight, flight or freeze reaction and into the discovery of mutual understanding.)
  • Getting Your Voice Heard: Writing Letters to Your Representatives to Make a Difference in the World
  • Bible Land Realities and our Christian Response (Come hear what is really happening in the Holy Land, and what we, as caring concerned Christians, can do about it.)
  • Serving the Global Community: Connecting Neighbors and UMVIM
  • Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?
  • Three Spiritual Practices that Transform Ourselves and the World
  • Wespath and Innovation in Investment
  • UMCOR Station: Kit Assembly and Truck Packing

On-Site Offerings

SATURDAY, 10:10-11:10 AM

  • Stories to Call Us to Christian Action/ Immigration 101: What You Need to Know 
  • Part 2 of 2: Nuts and Bolts: Standing in Witness/Nuts and Bolts: Speaking Truth with Power
  • Finding a Way Forward: Conversation from the Commission
  • Being the Body of Christ in the Midst of Conflict (Learn how to move beyond the fight, flight or freeze reaction and into the discovery of mutual understanding.)
  • Getting Your Voice Heard: Writing Letters to Your Representatives to Make a Difference in the World
  • Bible Land Realities and our Christian Response (Come hear what is really happening in the Holy Land, and what we, as caring concerned Christians, can do about it.)
  • Serving the Global Community: Connecting Neighbors and UMVIM
  • Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?
  • Three Spiritual Practices that Transform Ourselves and the World
  • Wespath and Innovation in Investment
  • UMCOR Station: Kit Assembly and Truck Packing

Off-Site Offerings

SATURDAY, All Morning - Check below for specific times.

  • Volunteer to pack and label bulk dry food at the Oregon Food Bank’s Action Center (Depart hotel via bus at 8:30, return to hotel at noon.)  (Volunteers should come prepared with long pants and closed toed shoes.) (Limited to 45 volunteers)
  • Volunteer to help Beautify a Public Space in Vancouver (Depart hotel via bus at 8:30, return to hotel at noon.) (Volunteers should come prepared with long pants and closed toed shoes and expect to remove litter and do basic cleanup in public spaces.) (Limited to 45 volunteers)
A shared site for the Oregon-Idaho and Pacific Northwest Annual Conference Session