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 2016-2017 we have six groups:  UMMSK Colloquy, Riff-Raff Colloquy, Coast Colloquy, North Valley Colloquy, Far North Valley Colloquy, and the High Desert Colloquy



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 3, November 7,  December 5 meet at 11, going out to lunch at noon, no meeting in  January, February 13 @ 11 a.m., March 6 - cancelled due to weather, April 3 - cancelled, and May 1. 

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 11November 8, December 6 at Ruddick Wood Restaurant in Newberg, 720 E. First St., no meeting in January, February 14 @ 2 p.m., March 7, April 4 - cancelled, and May 2. 

The Far North Colloquy meets on Wednesdays (generally the first week of the month) from 9:30 to 11 Tigard UMC, 9845 SW Walnut Place, Tigard, OR 97223.  Dates currently scheduled are November 9 [change of venue: Bethlehem House of Bread, 9055 SW Locust St., Tigard],  December 7 at Peg's house: 9529 SW Inez, Tigard,  no meeting in January, February 16 @ 9 a.m., Thursday March 9 @ 9 a.m., April 5 - cancelled,  and May 3 - cancelled.

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 November 9, December 7, no meeting in January, February 15, March 8, April 5 - cancelled, May 3 - cancelled, June 7 at 12:30 at a local restuarant - contact Janine DeLaunay for details at 

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 13November 10, December 8 - cancelled due to weather, no meeting January 5, February 16 @ 1 p.m., March 9 @ 1 p.m., April 6 @ noon, and May 4 at Nehalem Bay UMC

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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