Cascadia District Colloquy

"Colloquy," from the Latin for "speak together," simply means "conversation" or "to confer together."

The clergy and other folks in ministerial leadership in the Cascadia District gather in geographically arranged sub-groups several times during the year to be in conversation together about ministry, administrative details, what's new and what never changes, and to be in supportive relationship with one another.

In 2017-2018 we have six groups:  Open Door Churches Colloquy, Riff-Raff Colloquy, Coast Colloquy, North Valley Colloquy, Far North Valley Colloquy, and the High Desert Colloquy



There will be an All-District Colloquy gathering on Wednesday, September 20th in Salem to introduce District Superintendent Tim Overton-Harris, get acquainted with each other, and kick off the new year. We will meet from noon to 3 p.m. in the Talpin Room of the MICAH Building, 680 State St., Salem. Lunch will be provided.  All appointed or assigned Cascadia District persons are expected to attend.  Cascadia District retired clergy are also invited and we hope you will join us!  If you cannot make it, contact the District Office to be excused.

The High Desert Colloquy meets on Mondays (generally the first week of the month) from noon to 2 p.m. at Madras UMC, 49 NE 12th St., Madras, OR 97741.  Dates currently scheduled are October 2, November 6,  December 4, January not yet scheduled, February 5, March 5, April 2?, and May 7. 

The North Valley Colloquy meets on Tuesdays (generally the first week of the month) from noon to 2 p.m. at Newberg FUMC, 1205 Deborah Rd, Newberg, OR 97132.  Participants are invited to bring a sack lunch.  Dates currently scheduled are October 3November 7, December 5,  January 2?, February 6, March 6, April 3?, and May 1. 

The Far North Colloquy meets on Wednesdays (generally the first week of the month) from 9:30 to 11 a.m.- place to be determined.  Dates currently scheduled are October 4, November 8,  December 6,  January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4?,  and May 2

The Riff-Raff Colloquy meets on Wednesdays (generally the first week of the month) at Stayton FUMC at 1:30 - 3 p.m. Dates currently scheduled are October 4, November 8, December 6,  January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4?, May 2

The Coast Colloquy meets on Thursdays (generally the first week of the month) from noon to 2 p.m. at Nehalem Bay UMC, 36050 10th St., Nehalem, OR 97131.  Participants are invited to bring a sack lunch. Dates currently scheduled are October 5November 9, December 7, January 4, February 8, March 8, April 5?, and May 3 

The UMMSK Colloquy (United Methodist Ministry in Salem-Keizer) sets its own meeting schedule.  Contact Dan Pitney, for more information.

 Please contact the Cascadia District office for more information:

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