About the Weaving Our Strengths Conference
Weaving Our Strengths is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches' efforts for the common good. It's a great chance to connect across denominations, share best practices, foster spiritually-grounded action, and bring insights and opportunities back to your home congregation.
The day includes worship, 2 sessions of workshops, a resource fair, a celebration of the Gertrude Apel Pioneering Spirit Awardees, and an opportunity to weave together what we've learned.
Last year, in its first year, over 200 attendees from 15 faith traditions, at least 57 congregations, and over 20 cities in King, South Snohomish, and Pierce Counties gathered for a transformative day of learning, sharing, and fellowship.
This year, we offer a kick-off Concert by Carrie Newcomer on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. Quaker singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer "asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers." (Rolling Stone)
Here's what attendees had to say about last year's conference:
Fantastic. Wonderful. Inspiring. Challenging.
I experienced lots of energy -- invigorated my local congregation involvement as well as ecumenical efforts.
It was a great experience where I got to meet new friends and learn new sides of social justice.
Excellent. Surpassed my hopeful expectations.
Upbeat, uplifting. Very worthwhile.
Thank you for providing this space for us to all come together and share in multiple ways.
You created a very warm & welcoming environment, no feeling of insularity.
We hope you can join us this year on October 3rd!