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Spring Contexual Gathering

May 9-11, 2024

Seattle, WA

Community Stewardship of Land

Church Council of Greater Seattle

Our host for this gathering is the Church Council of Greater Seattle. Through their Faith Land Initiative, CCGS leads congregations through the organizing spiral to discern faithful use of land and resources.

Friday, May 10

Moving along the spiral - uncovering issues, building toward action

Schedule:

  • 8:30 am Continental Breakfast 

  • 9:00 am Gathering at University Congregational UCC and Opening Sessions

  • 12:00 pm Lunch On-Site

  • 1:00 pm Afternoon Sessions

  • 5:00 pm Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 11

Thursday, May 9

Building power with the organizing spiral

Schedule:

  • 8:30 am Continental Breakfast 

  • 9:00 am Gathering at University Congregational UCC and Opening Sessions

  • 12:15 pm Lunch On-Site

  • 1:30 pm Afternoon Sessions

  • 5:00 pm Dinner on your own

  • 7:00 pm Worship with Rev. Sekou and the Valley & Mountain ensemble 

Imagining our future

Schedule:

  • 8:30 am Continental Breakfast 

  • 9:00 am Gathering at University Congregational UCC and Opening Sessions

  • 12:00 pm Lunch On-Site

  • 1:00 pm Afternoon Sessions

  • 2:00 pm Closing and Blessing

Who is this for?

  • Leaders looking to sharpen their organizing skills

  • Members of the network seeking to re-connect

  • Teams from congregations asking questions about property use, faith, and justice

  • Organizers seeking new approaches

  • Faith leaders looking to deepen relationships in their own community

  • YOU!

Registration is now open

Click on the button below or go to 

https://forms.gle/kUP8yGmukuuYsyM36

to register

Lodging Info

A block of rooms is reserved at the Watertown Hotel in the University District of Seattle.  

 

Rooms are $172 per night for single or double occupancy.

 

If you are booking a single room or booking for you and your roommate:

Click on the button below or call 866-866-7977.

 

Use the code OFMN24

 

If you need OFMN to assign you a roommate:

Indicate that on your registration form or reach out to Br. Steve

 

The last day to make a reservation and receive the group rate is Wednesday, April 17th.

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Our planning team

Rev. Shalom Agtarap
(she/her)

Pastor/Developer,

First Church of Tacoma (UMC), Common Good Tacoma

Tacoma, WA

Joey Lopez
(he/him)

Co-Executive Director,
Church Council of Greater Seattle, 
Seattle, WA

E.N. West
(they/he)

Lead Organizer & Co-Founder, Faith Land Iniative, Church Council of Greater Seattle,

Seattle, WA

Br. Steve Jerbi
(he/him)

Director,
Organizing for Mission Network,

Seattle, WA

Julia Nielsen
(she/her)

Executive Organizer, 

Leaven Community Land & Housing Coalition,

Portland, OR

Chelsea Kadovitz Gallen
(she/her)

Ministries Coordinator,

American Lutheran Church,

Burbank, CA

Rev. Anna Rieke
(she/her)

Pastor,

St. John United Lutheran Church

Seattle, WA

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