September 16-18, 2016

Theological Consultation #56


Theme: Showing God's Love Cross-Culturally

Main Speaker: Blake Wood, Pastor of Seattle First Free Methodist Church

Location: the beautiful Palisade Retreat Center in Seattle.

Timeframe: Check-in at 4pm Friday; finishes with noon meal Sunday

The main speaker will be Blake Wood, Pastor of Seattle First Church. Pastor Wood used to be with the mission board and has worked overseas as a Free Methodist missionary. We are working with him as to what our theme will be. Tentative plans call for a mission emphasis on Friday night and other issues discussed on Saturday. We also want to reach out to students at Seattle Pacific and have contact with faculty there. The facility is very good.  The cost will be a little over 200 dollars a person, but this will include two nights lodging and 6 meals. There will be no separate registration fee, lodging or meal costs.  More details will appear in our winter newsletter.

For those flying in from the east, there will be transportation from Sea-Tac Airport to the center, so there will be no need to rent a car. On the other hand some many want to come early or stay late. Our west coast members will have suggestions. If people can commit early, we can also connect people through our website. Our board is really excited about this upcoming event and hope many decide to come.

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Archbishop Burnett Retreat Center at the Palisades to be site of 2016 Consultation: a place of comfort and beauty

This center, only 20 minutes form Sea-Tac Airport, is located on Puget Sound and surrounded by woods. The view of water and mountains from the dining room is spectacular. There are 56 rooms, all with private baths and either queen or double beds. Rollaway beds can be placed in some rooms for a third person. Find more information at: http://www.palisadesretreatcenter.org.  Mark the weekend of September 16-18 on your calendar now.  Let Free Methodist friends who are health professionals know about it, including chaplains who work in health facilities. 

The Seattle planning committee has put together a list of tourism ideas for those who want to enjoy additional time in the area.