LCMC Northwest District “GATHERING”

Plan to Attend the 2024 LCMC Northwest District “Gathering” on

April 12-13, 2024

Christ Community Lutheran Church
Lebanon, Oregon


I Love to Tell the Story

So shall my words be that go out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Isaiah 55:11

Online Registration and Payment at Richland Lutheran Church

(Registration ends April 8, 2024)

Hotel Information

Best Western Premier Boulder Falls Inn (4.7 stars)

We have rooms blocked out in Lebanon for the Annual Gathering. Just tell them you are with the NW District Annual Gathering – LCMC at Christ Community Lutheran Church. This is a very nice hotel and breakfast is included. $149.99 per night for a deluxe king or double queens.  To receive the discounted rate, reservations must be called in and affirmed by March 14, 2024.

Phone 541-451-1000

Shanico Inn (3.3 stars)

Within walking distance of shops and restaurants, this basic, 2-story motel has clean rooms with kitchens, but no pool. Approximately $75 – $80 per night.

Phone 541-259-2601

Valley Inn (2 star hotel)

Older property but pet friendly, and close to the church.



RV Information

Waterloo County Park

We have 5 beautiful sites reserved at the Waterloo County Park, just five miles east of Lebanon right off Highway 20. This is a 120-acre park with water and electrical hookup located on the banks of the South Santiam River.  If you need an RV spot, just let them know you are with the NW District Annual Gathering – LCMC at Christ Community Lutheran Church. This reservation block will be held until March 31st.



Friday – April 12

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM          NW Gathering Event Registration and Fellowship

9:30 – 11:00 AM
Pastor’s Gathering (includes spouses)
Rev. Christian Huntley, LCMC Coord., Leadership and Pastoral Development

Light Refreshments provided

11:00 AM
NW District Choir Practice (Choir Director: Karla Keleva)

12:00 PM
Lunch on your own

1:00 PM
Opening Praise / Worship and Prayer

1:15 PM
Opening of General Session / NW District Business Meeting

  • Welcome by Jon Davis, Chair
  • Approval of Minutes & Financials
  • NW District Year in Review
  • Recognition of Outgoing Board Members
  • District Coordinator’s Report
  • Identification of any New Business
  • Suspend session until Saturday April 13

2:00  PM
Equipping and Empowering People for Ministry (20 minutes each)

  • Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) – Leon Miles
  • Harvest Workers – Bryce Formwalt, Director
  • Paul Seminary – Rev. Marney Fritts

3:00 PM

3:30 PM
Additional Exhibitor Introductions / Short Overviews

4:00 PM
Introduction and Prayer for Guest Speaker

Key Note Speaker: Dr. Ebassa Berhanu – Focus: What God Has Done

5:30 – 6:30 PM

6:45 PM
Hand in Hand Farm Ministry – David Berger and Athena Perry

7:00 PM
Evening Worship with Communion.  Message: Rev. Elvin Borg
Includes collection for designated charity – Hand in Hand Farm Ministry


Saturday – April 13

8:00 AM
Light Refreshments Available

8:30 AM
Opening Praise & Worship

9:00 AM
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Ebassa Berhanu – Focus: What God Is Doing Now

10:00 AM

10:30 AM
LCMC Updates – Rev. Christian Huntley and Rev. Julie Smith

12:00 Noon

1:00 PM
Youth Impact Update

1:15 PM
Reopen Business Meeting

Floor nominations

Election of new board members

Discussion of new business if needed

Open mic as time permits

2:00 PM
Key Note Speaker: Dr. Ebassa Berhanu – Focus: What God Will Do in the Future

3:00 PM
Closing Remarks: Jon Davis, Chair

3:30 PM

4:00 PM
Closing Worship with Communion

Message: Rev. Christian Huntley

5:00 PM
Final Dinner

7:00 PM
Concert – Bethel Mountain Band