The Cascadia District consists of 47 congregations and two Hispanic Fellowships, stretching from the north Oregon coast to the high desert of Eastern Oregon. A defining geographical feature of this entire region is the Cascade Mountain Range, which has a profound influence on the physical and social life across the region. "Cascadia" refers to the whole region, a diverse set of local communities which have in common being impacted by the mountains. Likewise, the congregations which make up the Cascadia District are contextually diverse expressions of our common faith in Christ and our shared United Methodist heritage.
Fall 2019 Cluster Meetings to discuss the options for the future of The United Methodist Church were held on Sunday afternoons in October and November. DS Tim presented the four possible directions our denomination might take. See the links below for resources for you to share this conversation with your local congregation:
Find a .zip file of the entire Power Point slides by clicking here. Download it from there if you wish (It is a very large file!)
Download a summary set of Power Point slides (a smaller file) by clicking here.
Find a Word document with the links to the various plans which are being proposed by clicking here.
NEW: January 2020 - a group of UMs from around the world have floated a new proposal. Read Bishop Stanovsky's reflections with links to the proposal by clicking here.
DS Tim Overton-Harris invites Cascadia District retirees to lunch on Jan. 15, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. in Salem to celebrate our connection and discuss the future of the denomination and Annual Conference. Lunch is free! But we would love you to pre-register so that we can be prepared for your presence. Please register at this link by 9 a.m. January 8, 2020.
Cascadia District All-Church Meetings to celebrate your ministries - DS Tim wants to meet with each congregation sometime in January through March to celebrate your call from God to serve in your community. If your church has not already scheduled this meeting, please contact Linda in the District Office to do so: email@example.com or (503) 581-3969. Read Tim's letter by clicking here in which he explains his agenda for this meeting.
The annual Year End Reports are due by January 31st. Get information by clicking here or using the "Cascadia District Year End Reports" link in the left-hand menu
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Rev. Tim Overton-Harris
Phone: (503) 581-3969
Phone: (503) 581-3969
District Lay Leader
Read her bio here
Cascadia District Office
680 State St., Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301
(Office is on the 2nd floor of the Micah Building)
Office Phone: (503) 581-3969
Fax: (503) 480-7599
Help Needed with Friend Making 6/18/2019
Bd of Ordained Ministry 2/3/2020
Cascadia Suburban Ring Colloquy 2/4/2020
Cascadia High Desert Colloquy 2/4/2020
Cascadia Wine Country Colloquy 2/4/2020