Community Events Calendar

To submit an event, email details to Ann Erickson. This calendar is provided as a service to the Greater Seattle community. Listing of an event does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Dec
20
Thu
Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

Our Redeemer’s Lutheran in Ballard is thinking of you during this Advent Season. Not everyone experiences joy at this time of the year. Grieving the loss of a loved one, lack of employment, or other situations can be difficult.  Acknowledging the reality of your sorrow, you are invited to a service of remembrance and hope.  Everyone is welcome. Please join us for a reception after the service in the Narthex. Childcare provided. Our Redeemer’s Lutheran, 2400 NW 85th Street. Plentiful parking available in lot west of church.

Dec
21
Fri
Women in Black Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Deaths @ Begins @ Tree of Life, Victor Steinbrueck Park
Dec 21 @ 4:20 pm
Women in Black Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Deaths @ Begins @ Tree of Life, Victor Steinbrueck Park | Seattle | Washington | United States

WHEEL / Women in Black invite you to a candlelight vigil for all 2018 outdoor/violent homeless deaths. It will begin at sunset (4:20 p.m.) at the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park (North of Pike Place Market) and then there will be a silent procession to a silent vigil at Westlake Park (4th and Pine) from 5 – 6 p.m. There will also be a post-vigil gathering with food and fellowship.

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. The National Coalition for the Homeless designates it “National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.”  On this day, WHEEL (a grassroots organizing effort) and Mary’s Place (an ecumenical ministry) will stand a special one-hour, candlelight, Women in Black vigil to remember all the homeless men and women who have died this year outside or by violence in King County. Since the vigils began 18 years ago, more than 950 men, women and children have died outside or by violence.  In 2018, we’ve broken our hearts & all previous records:  at least 108 people have died outside or by violence—at the average age of 49 years old.

Women and men are welcome; candles are provided, and there will be a post-vigil gathering to share stories, fellowship and comfort!

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