friday, July 19

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7 – 8 a.m.

For Such a Time as This – Morning Devotional

Kara Johnsson

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

An ancient story, still very valid for our time. Come find encouragement and challenge from the story of Esther’s journey.

9 – 10 a.m.

Mid-morning Meeting

Gary Parks

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Gary Parks, Oregon Conference relational ministries director, will mentor us in developing more meaningful connections with the people around us. He'll be showing us how the love of God creates the opportunity for us to experience emotional healing, relational wholeness, and life more abundant while learning to love others better.

10:30 am – 12 pm

De-escalation: Working Through a Crisis

Alison Le MS, CRC

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room B/C

This training will discuss how to recognize when someone is in a crisis discussing techniques and tips of how to appropriately and safely interact with them.

ETC Part 5: Get Them Involved

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room A

One of the very best ways to strengthen the journey of new members (and old) and keep them in the church is to get them involved and working at the church. This is a great way to solidify a person’s new faith.

Eating for Autoimmune Disease

Joyce Choe MD, MPH

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Zull Hall

Autoimmune disease is one of the most common chronic conditions of the developed world and the incidence is rising. Learn what may be contributing to this epidemic and how can we prevent and reverse symptoms with lifestyle change.

In the Beginning...When was That? How Old is the Earth?

Dr. Stan Hudson

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

What exactly is radiometric dating, and does it tell us the exact age of the earth? Understand the conflicting views on this fascinating subject.

Smart Money Management Strategies

Glen Gessele MDiv

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Conference Office Chapel

Interested in having more money in your pocket and less in Uncle Sam’s? Glen Gessele and Leslie Cairns from the Oregon Conference Planned Giving and Trust Services department will discuss the following tax-efficient ways to make donations and in some cases, also receive income:

  • Utilizing charitable gift annuities to create a guaranteed life-time income stream. Rates up to 9%.
  • Making tax-free donations from an IRA.
  • Donating stock in a way that will bypass the capital gains tax.
  • Learn how the staff in the Planned Giving and Trust Services Department of the Oregon Conference can assist you with the above items.

Upstream Suicide Prevention

Curtis Miller

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

This workshop will explore the evidence revealing that the true experience of belonging is the most powerful prevention of suicide. Practical tools and immediately applicable information presented in an engaging format will encourage and equip participants to be difference makers in their relationships, their organizations and their communities.

2:30 – 4 pm

Childhood, Jesus and the Spiritual Brain

Pastor Wendy Witas

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Holden Convention Center – Laurelwood Room

If you are a parent, Sabbath School Teacher, VBS volunteer, Pastor, Grand Parent, or anyone interested in passing on the spiritual heritage of our faith; come to this workshop to learn recent brain research in spiritual development. Learn how it relates to our children’s spiritual development and how to better share Jesus with them. Learn why children’s ministry is so important in sharing the gospel to the world.

Church and School: The 2019 Legal Landscape

André Wang

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room B/C

This seminar will be an update of denominational policies, legislation and legal trends regarding our churches and schools, specifically as they relate to our LGBTQ+ community.

ETC Part 6: All the Small Things

Sean Bellman

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Holden Convention Center – Cascade Room A

We will look at some of the “small things” that can make a big difference in the spiritual walk of a new member and provide suggestions of ways to make the transition a smooth one.

Four Boys in the White House

Charles White

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Holden Convention Center – Mt. Hood Auditorium

Hear the story of the White family from the perspective of a family member. Charlie White, great-grandson of James and Ellen will share these stories and unique insights with the purpose of re-acquainting us with the personal side of the White family and destroying some of the myths that surround them. In this presentation we’ll meet the four boys born to James & Ellen; and learn of the premature & tragic loss of two of their boys — and how this affected the parents. We will also look at how the enemy came at the White family (often through health issues) and how they dealt with it. We will look briefly at the ongoing ministry of the two remaining boys.

Managing God's Finances | Part 2

Oregon Conference Treasury Team

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Conference Office Chapel

This second workshop will focus on information related to tithes/offerings at the local church level, the Conference level, and legal issues surrounding donations. This class is designed to assist lay-members involved in the local church financial matters such as treasurers, finance committee members and elders, but anyone is welcome to attend who would like to learn more.

7 – 9 pm

Spoiled Appetites – Luke 14 & 15

Mark Witas

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Plaza Pavilion

When you are at potluck after church, look around. Who do you see? When you have a group from church over for lunch on Sabbath afternoon, look around. Who do you see? Why does that matter? Hint: According to Jesus, it matters a lot.

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Permission Slips

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