Commuter Core Godly Play Training (Medina, WA)

Commuter Core Godly Play Training (Medina, WA)

We hope you can make plans to join us!

Commuter Core Godly Play Training: MEDINA WA 2019-20

Parables – Saturday March 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA 98039

Please register at least a week in advance of each module. Thank you! The Commuter Core model covers the same essential training as our Core Training for all Godly Play teachers in the Godly Play room, but takes place during three separate Saturday modules. You will learn the processes and Core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Participants may build credit toward Core Training certification, which is awarded after completion of all three modules. This model underscores the action/reflection aspect of Godly Play training by allowing participants new experiences between training dates, which they then bring with them to the next Commuter Core module.

Please note, you must register separately for each Saturday.

Registration closes the Monday before Training. We’d love to have you in the circle!

Members of the Godly Play Foundation may register for Core Trainings at a significant discount. Consider becoming a member now to save money on this training, and future trainings. Learn more about all of the benefits of Membership here

Commuter Core Godly Play Training (Medina, WA)

We hope you can make plans to join us!

Commuter Core Godly Play Training: MEDINA WA 2019-20

Liturgical Action – Saturday October 19, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sacred Stories – Saturday February 8, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Parables – Saturday March 7, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA 98039

Please register at least a week in advance of each module. Thank you! The Commuter Core model covers the same essential training as our Core Training for all Godly Play teachers in the Godly Play room, but takes place during three separate Saturday modules. You will learn the processes and Core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Participants may build credit toward Core Training certification, which is awarded after completion of all three modules. This model underscores the action/reflection aspect of Godly Play training by allowing participants new experiences between training dates, which they then bring with them to the next Commuter Core module.

Please note, you must register separately for each Saturday.

Registration closes the Monday before Training. We’d love to have you in the circle!

Members of the Godly Play Foundation may register for Core Trainings at a significant discount. Consider becoming a member now to save money on this training, and future trainings. Learn more about all of the benefits of Membership here

Godly Play Core Training: Chehalis, Washington

Commuter Core Godly Play Training: CHEHALIS WA 2019

Sacred Stories – Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Parables – Saturday October 26, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Liturgical Action – Saturday December 7, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

St. Timothy Episcopal Church
1826 SW Snively Ave
Chehalis, WA 98532

Please register at least a week in advance of each module. Thank you!

The Commuter Core model covers the same essential training as our Core Training for all Godly Play teachers in the Godly Play room, but takes place during three separate Saturday modules. You will learn the processes and Core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Participants may build credit toward Core Training certification, which is awarded after completion of all three modules. This model underscores the action/reflection aspect of Godly Play training by allowing participants new experiences between training dates, which they then bring with them to the next Commuter Core module.

Please note, you must register separately for each Saturday.

Registration closes the Monday before Training. We’d love to have you in the circle!

Members of the Godly Play Foundation may register for Core Trainings at a significant discount. Consider becoming a member now to save money on this training, and future trainings. Learn more about all of the benefits of Membership here

Commuter Core Godly Play Training (Medina, WA)

Liturgical Action – Saturday October 19, 2019 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

St Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA 98039

Please register at least a week in advance of each module. Thank you! The Commuter Core model covers the same essential training as our Core Training for all Godly Play teachers in the Godly Play room, but takes place during three separate Saturday modules. You will learn the processes and Core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. Participants may build credit toward Core Training certification, which is awarded after completion of all three modules. This model underscores the action/reflection aspect of Godly Play training by allowing participants new experiences between training dates, which they then bring with them to the next Commuter Core module.

Please note, you must register separately for each Saturday.

Registration closes the Monday before Training. We’d love to have you in the circle!

Members of the Godly Play Foundation may register for Core Trainings at a significant discount. Consider becoming a member now to save money on this training, and future trainings. Learn more about all of the benefits of Membership here

Core Godly Play Training (Everett, WA)

Core Training is the essential training for all storytellers and doorpersons in the Godly Play room. We recommend attending Core Training every year for the first three years of your practice. You will learn the processes and Core stories of Godly Play as well as the theology behind these practices. This time of retreat will strengthen your understanding of children’s spirituality and leave you spiritually refreshed!

Registration closes the Monday before training. We’d love to have you in the circle!

Members of the Godly Play Foundation may register for Core Trainings at a significant discount. Consider becoming a member now to save money on this training, and future trainings. Learn more about all of the benefits of Membership here

Liturgical and Spiritual Workshops

The Liturgy & Music Commission and the Commission on Ministry – Committee for Baptismal Ministry (COM-B) are proud to present a day of workshops focused on formation and ministry.

Spiritual and Liturgical Workshops
September 21
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, Wilsonville

After a time of gathering and opening worship, attendees will have the option to choose up to four of the following workshops to attend:

  • Acolyte training
  • Anglican Prayer Beads
  • Book of Common Prayer 101
  • Centering Prayer
  • Christian Yoga
  • Eucharistic Minister training (EM)
  • Eucharistic Visitor  training (EV) (takes up three workshop slots)
  • Labyrinth walk
  • Lector training
  • Ministry Gifts and Skills
  • Morning Prayer
  • Plainsong
  • Prayer Shawls
  • Praying the Daily Office
  • Praying with Icons
  • Taking Ministry to the Streets

Lunch will be provided and the registration fee is $10. Please complete the form below to register.

Congregational Vitality Workshop

The Diocese will be presenting its second Congregational Vitality Workshop on Saturday, September 14 from 8:30 to 3:30 at Christ Church in Lake Oswego. This will be the last one offered in the Portland area until at least Spring 2021, at which time there will be fees assessed. However, as was true last spring, the Diocese is once again offering this to congregations at no charge, beyond the $10 for a box lunch! This offering includes funding for your assigned consultant

  • To be with you and your team during the Workshop,
  • To meet with you and your team twice after the Workshop, to assist your team in completing and implementing the plan you will begin to create during the workshop, and
  • To join with you and your team for the Follow-up Conference to be held Saturday, November 16, from 10:00 am to noon (also at Christ Church).

This Workshop will be a great opportunity to address some specific challenge your congregation may be facing, using one of the models we will introduce during our time together. This Workshop

  • Lasts just 7 hours.
  • Is grounded in our Baptism
  • Is deeply customized, thanks to the individual pre-event questionnaires participants filled out prior to the workshop.
  • Is practical and focused on your congregation
  • Includes selecting and beginning work on your chosen project during the Workshop
  • Is not “one-and-done,” but includes guidance from your assigned consultant in two meetings following the Workshop
  • Includes a follow-up gathering where each team will share their experiences and learnings gained to-date from working on their project, and learn from the experience of other congregational teams.

In these concrete ways, we hope to assist you and your congregation in living more and more fully into your baptismal mission to serve Christ in your community and in the world.

If you have other questions, please feel free to call Caroline at 503-320-5511. (Call whenever you’re free; hopefully I’ll answer, but if I don’t, please leave a message, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.)  The registration deadline is Friday, August 30! The first five congregations to complete their application (including a pre-event questionnaire from each member of the congregational team) will be invited to participate in this amazing experience!

In God’s Peace,
Caroline Litzenberger & Linda Jackson

Click here to downloand the Congregational Vitality Workshop Registration Form.

Click here to download the Congregational Vitality Pre-Workshop Questionnaire.

Diverse Church Training

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

Saturday, June 9 – St. Paul’s, Salem
Register for this training.

Online registration is now available for our Diverse Church 1 course by clicking here. Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM.  Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.

Spanish-language and bilingual trainings will also be scheduled!

The Rev. Patricia Steagall
Diocese of Oregon Facilitator for Diverse Church

Diverse Church Training

Especially now, work on justice and inclusion presents itself as an imperative to communities of faith. In the Episcopal Church, one of the ways we live into this mandate to “strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being” (BCP p.305) is through General Convention resolutions requiring anti-racism training for those in positions of leadership.

In the Diocese of Oregon, all persons serving in the following capacities are required to take anti-racism training sponsored by the Episcopal Church:

  1. Clergy in any form of church ministry
  2. Diocesan Council
  3. Standing Commission
  4. Board of Trustees
  5. Diocesan Staff
  6. Leaders of key diocesan committees and commissions
  7. Convocation Deans and Presidents
  8. Deputies to General Convention

Saturday, May 19 – St. Luke’s, Grants Pass
Register for this training.

Online registration is now available for our Diverse Church 1 course by clicking here. Training is $25 (need based scholarships available) and includes lunch. All trainings start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 4:30 PM.  Please note that this training is mandatory for all of those elected and serving in any of the above diocesan capacities.

Spanish-language and bilingual trainings will also be scheduled!

The Rev. Patricia Steagall
Diocese of Oregon Facilitator for Diverse Church

Creating a Culture of Peace: Active Nonviolence Workshop in Jesus’ Third Way

Saturday, May 5
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Morrison Room, Trinity Cathedral, Portland

In these divisive times, it can be difficult to live out our Baptismal promises:  “to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves,” “Striving for justice and peace among all people,” and “respecting the dignity of every human being.”  Yet, Jesus already has shown us nonviolent ways of living in community.

This introductory workshop introduces nonviolent practices through interactive group exercises, stories, reflection and discussion. It provides strategies to engage others respectfully and constructively, even in sticky social situations. Group leaders, teens, and anyone dealing with conflict or controversy in the family, school, work, or organizations, will feel more creative and empowered to respond.  Come to learn with Janet Chisholm, a longtime nonviolence trainer and Episcopalian.

Recommended Reading:  Jesus and Nonviolence, A Third Way by Walter Wink ($7 paperback)

Trainer: Janet Chisholm, from Creating a Culture of Peace, or CCP. She has trained in dioceses, seminaries and congregations, colleges and high schools, as well for other community and national groups, and is national CCP’s founder and lead trainer. Janet is past chair of the national Episcopal Peace Fellowship and the former Interim Executive Director and Training Coordinator for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, a national interfaith justice and peace organization.

This workshop is made possible through a grant provided by the Peace & Justice Network of Province VIII.  Registration is $20, though no one will be turned away.

Click here to register.