Cascadia District Fall 2019 Cluster Meetings


District Superintendent Tim Overton-Harris will be meeting with local congregations in geographic clusters on Sundays in October and November to discuss the options for the future of The United Methodist Church following the decisions made by the 2019 Special General Conference.

These events are informational and intended to provide a safe space to learn about the various options, ask questions, and to share opinions and preferences with the D.S.  The discussions will take place using guidelines to allow all to share and to avoid judgement or debate or attempts to persuade. 

In addition, these events will provide an opportunity to ask any other questions of the DS which you have at this time.

DS Tim hopes that attendance from each congregation will include at least the

  • pastor,
  • SPRC chair or representative,
  • Trustees chair or representative,
  • Lay Leader and/or
  • Church Board chair 

Other leaders and interested members are welcome as well.

Please make note of the date for your cluster meeting and plan to attend.  Please register so that we  know you are coming!  There is no cost.

If your congregational leadership absolutely cannot attend the event where you are expected, please contact Linda in the district office:  linda@umoi.org or (503) 581-3969.

Sunday, October 6      High Desert Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.                   Madras UMC

Madras, Bend, Storydwelling, Fossil,
John Day, Suttle Lake Camp

Sunday, Oct. 13 Molalla & Pudding Rivers Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.            Woodburn UMC

Woodburn, Canby, Clarkes, Molalla,
Carus, Marquam

Sunday, October 20      Heart of the Valley Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.          Taplin Hall, MICAH, Salem

Silverton, Stayton, Jefferson,
Falls City, Dallas, Monmouth

Sunday, October 27         Wine Country Cluster
2:30 p.m - 5:30 p.m.           McMinnville Co-
                                               op Ministries

Sheridan, Amity, McCabe Chapel, Yamhill,
Newberg, McMinnville, Grand Ronde

Sunday, November 3       North Coast Cluster
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.                     Nehalem Bay UMC 
     

 Astoria, Tillamook, Warrenton, Seaside,
Nehalem Bay, Bay City, Camp Magruder

Sunday, Nov. 10     Open Door Churches Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.               Salem First UMC

Salem First, Morningside, Trinity, Las Naciones, Kezier: Clear Lake, West Salem

Sunday, Nov. 17      Suburban West Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.               Banks Community UMC

Hillsboro First, Las Naciones, Cornelius,
Banks Community, Forest Grove,
Sherwood, Mt. Home

Sunday, Nov. 24       Suburban East Cluster
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.                 Willamette UMC

Oregon City, Willamette, Wilsonville,
Tigard, Tualatin

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