Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM PDT
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM PDT

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3 Local Churches in our Synod 



Allison Ramsey 
Southwestern Washington Synod 

Southwestern Educational Gatherings Registration 


Who is My Neighbor and To Whom am I Being A Good Neighbor?
Our faith and our community living experiences in particular, train us to look beyond borders and see all people as our neighbors. We understand that our well-being is hinged on their well-being. "Who is my neighbor" is probably not a question we often ask ourselves. However, lately we've noticed that many of us can relate to the man who asks Jesus "Who is My Neighbor?" because we have learned to think globally. We may know the correct answer to the question, but we may not actually know who our neighbors really are or how to relate with them.

In these three regional Synod Educational Gatherings Lay members, rostered ministers and you will have opportunities to expand your horizons and learn about many different people, and how we, as individuals and as congregations in the ELCA, can support, welcome and connect with those in our global and immediate neighborhoods.

You'll have the option to select three different workshops to attend at any of the three locations- everyone is invited!  We'll also worship and have lunch together.  All is included in the $30 fee.  Select the gathering location that works best for you:
Cost: $30 (includes lunch and workshop materials)
Dates/Locations:  10am-4pm 
(Click on green button below to register for whichever Saturday date/location you'd like to attend)
  • Saturday, April 21st at First Lutheran, Poulsbo  (18920 4th Ave NE, Poulsbo)
  • Saturday, April 28th at Christ Lutheran in Lakewood (8211 112th St SW, Lakewood)
  • Saturday, May 19th at St. Andrew Lutheran in Vancouver (5607 NE Gher Rd, Vancouver WA)

SCHEDULE (at each location)

9:00-10am                        Registration

10:00am -10:15am           Welcome (Sanctuary)

10:10-10:20                       In Transit

10:20-11:20am                  Session 1                                 

11:20-11:30am                  In Transit

11:30-12:30pm                  Session 2

12:30-1:30pm         Lunch                                        

1:30-1:40pm                       In Transit

1:40-2:40pm                       Worship

2:40-2:50pm                       In Transit

2:50-3:50pm                       Session 3

3:50-4:20pm                       Reflection Time/Dismissal