Who is My Neighbor and To Whom Am I Being a Good Neighbor?

In lieu of the Synod Assembly this year, we’re hosting Educational Gatherings to bring people and conversations together.  You don’t have to be in leadership to gain from this information.  The information you’ll gain in these workshops can help with personal, professional, faith and church growth.

Join Us!  All are Welcome!

Learn together, worship together and get to know each other better. Learn, Share, Be.

Join with members of other ELCA congregations in the Southwestern Washington Synod to attend three sessions of workshops offered at three locations across the synod.  Come to the location and date that works best for you.

Register online here

 Time:  10am-3:45pm  each location

Cost:  $30 (includes lunch)

Locations, Dates and Times

First Lutheran   Saturday, April 21st   10am-3:45pm

18920 4th Ave NE

Poulsbo, WA 98370

Christ Lutheran  Saturday, April 28th   10am-3:45pm

8211 112th St SW

Lakewood, WA  98498

Vancouver, WA:
St. Andrew Lutheran  Saturday, May 19th    10am-3:45pm

5607 NE Gher Rd
Vancouver, WA  98662

Educational Gathering Schedule  

9:00am-10:00am- Sign-in
10am- Welcome
10:20-11:20am- Session # 1
11:30-12:30pm- Session # 2
12:30- Lunch (included with registration)
1:40-2:20pm-  Worship
2:30-3:30pm- Session # 3

3:40pm- Closing prayer


Session #1:   (10:20am-11:20am)

Caring for our Neighbor -a Bible Study
Circle of Welcome for Refugees
Conversations About Race
Helping Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Affordable Housing  (pt 1)
How to Tell Your Congregation’s Story
PSALM Workshop ( “Program for Strengthening Active Lay Ministry”)

Session #2 (11:30am-12:30pm)

Battling Islamaphobia
Decolonizing Lutheranism  (Vancouver site only)
Faith Formation for the First Third of Life
Helping Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Affordable Housing (pt 2)
How to Speak to Public Officials (Vancouver site only) (pt 1)
Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery

Session #3 (2:30-3:30pm) (*note new earlier start time for this session only)

Dementia-Friendly Church Spaces
Engaging Generations through Generosity
Gender Diversity Conversation – a parent panel
How to Speak to Public Officials (Vancouver site only) (pt 2)
Together We Can Do More- What is Advocacy?
Women and Justice:  Our Shared Voice as a Church
 All are welcome!