Events

Northwest Winter Talk

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February 1-2 , 2019
Friday Night: 5-9:30pm
Saturday: 8:45am-2:30pm

Location:  Heritage University, 3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Housing:  Legends Hotel, 580 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA 98948
Group Code (for reservation): 1821 (or “JustLiving Farms” works as well)
Registration

Winter Talk is a two-day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DOC) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by the Northwest and Montana Regions of the DOC and Yakama Christian Mission, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling

Keynote Speaker:  Sarah Augustine
Sarah Augustine is the executive director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. She is also adjunct professor of sociology at Heritage University. Sarah is the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund (SIHF), where she has advocated for Indigenous Peoples whose health and communities are threatened by resource extraction since 2004

Schedule:
Friday
5:00-7:00pm      Registration (coffee & tea)
7:00                  Gathering, Welcome, Introductions
7:15                  Acknowledging Sacred Space
7:45                  Review of Doctrine of Discovery & DOC
8:45                  Community Conversation
9:30                  Blessing

Saturday
8:45am             Gathering (coffee & tea)
9:00                 Welcoming the Sacred into Community
9:30                 Talk #1 with Sarah Augustine
10:30               Q & A with Sarah Augustine
11:00                Break
11:15               Panel Discussion
12:00               Lunch(Drinks)
12:30                Talk #2 with Sarah Augustine
1:30                 Q & A with Sarah Augustine
1:50                  Evaluations
2:00                 Gift Giving: Honoring the gathered folk
2:30                 Blessing the closing of Sacred Space: Retrieving Items of Home
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Montana Winter Talk

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March 1-2 , 2019
Friday Night: 5-9:30pm
Saturday: 8:45am-2:30pm

Location:  Cane Ridge West, 5133 Cane Ridge Road, Lincoln, MT
Housing:  Cane Ridge West, 5133 Cane Ridge Road, Lincoln, MT
(Motels in Lincoln, MT for those who would rather spend the night in town.)
Registration

Winter Talk is a two-day conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery (DOD) and its influence on Christian theology and polity, with an emphasis on the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (DOC) relationship with Indigenous tribes and peoples. Hosted by the Northwest and Montana Regions of the DOC and Yakama Christian Mission, Winter Talk is dedicated to furthering the conversation on the Christian Doctrine of Discovery and its dismantling

Keynote Speaker: Julie Cajune
Julie Cajune is a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She holds a bachelor’s in elementary education and a master’s in bilingual education. Julie is the first to teach the Salish language in the Montana Flathead Reservation school system. She was profiled in UTNE Reader as one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

Wild Horse Theology

By Roger Lynn

April 06, 2019, 9:00am:
Theology is often a conversation of the intellect and often inside a building. Wild Horse theology opens you to the sweeping space of the reservation, bidding forth organic theological wonderment. Spend a few hours in the reaches of the reservation visiting an area where horses have recently visited. Participants will have time to reflect, journal, and embody the experience. Afterward, folk will have an opportunity to converse on what they noticed, learned, or considered. We will gather at 9:00am, have dinner at half past noon, and head for the barn at 2pm. Cost is $10/person and $20/family + $2/person over two (for the meal.)

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Volunteer Opportunities

In need of a Summer service project for your organization? JustLiving Farm’s Foodbank Garden needs help planting, weeding, and harvesting.  If you or your group would like to lend a hand with the garden, maintenance, repair, or a new project, please contact dave@justlivingfarm.

Grief In the Holidays: a gathering to navigate grief in the holiday season

Watch for our announcement for places and time for this workshop in the Autumn of 2018.  This is workshop is a time of understanding unique aspects of grief during the fall and winter holidays. While this is a special time of year, it also a time when we miss our people who are no longer with us. Come for a time of learning how to live well during the holidays.

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2019 DATES FOR THE FOLLOWING TBD

Conversation: White Privilege and White Supremacy Culture

September 15, 2018 
Join us at JustLiving Farm this coming Wednesday to have a conversation on White Privilege and the Culture of White Supremacy. This conversation is every bit as important for us as it was for our parents and our parent’s parents. Yet, isn’t it one we avoid when we can?

For an hour to an hour and a half, we will consider the difference between White Privilege and a White Supremacy Culture. There is not a hard and fast line in this conversation, mostly because our community has not had an ongoing conversation on racism and anti-racism

If you are a bit of a risk taker or simply tired of others forming the conversation for you, join us to talk about these terms and how they play out in the US, rural and urban communities, and the Eastern Washington landscape.

Our starting point is Ridged Valley Reflections blog, White and the Need to Advance Beyond White Culture Mythology.

Theology in the Paddock

October 13, 2018
We recognize most of us live in an urban-suburban society, and few of us have the opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle which our our ancestors took for normal. Much of our theology is rural and agriculturally based, yet most of us obtain a theological education without ever entering the paddock and experiencing the chicken, hog, sheep, goat, or cow.

This day is an introduction soil, plants, and animals and how they might have been considered when they were used in the storytelling of the Hebrew and Christian texts.

Fall Roundup BBQ

October 20, 2018
Looking toward winter and wrapping up fall.  No better time roundup neighbors and friends to sit down and have a meal!  A great time to visit the farm, walk around, and consider how you might engage in farm justice.  At the very least, have a farm grown hamburger or zucchini!  Contact us to let us know you are interested in coming to our Fall Roundup BBQ!

Wandering the Text

Wandering the Text is an opportunity to spend four winter evenings exploring and conversing on ancient texts. Each night a theologian will present one text from their heritage/faith with a critical eye towards biblical criticism/text of faith (e.g., narrative, textual, source, postmodernist), and the texts Sitz im Leben (life setting of the text).

Wandering the Text is open to all folk (laity and clergy) who are interested in delving into scripture, welcoming challenge, and robust conversation.

The dates for 2018-2019 are to be determined.  Folk are welcome to bring something to eat or drink.  Our 2018-2019 and theologians will soon be posted.
November 17:
December 08:
January 12:
February 02: