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.

Oct
19
Sat
100th Anniversary House Party in Madrona @ The Home of Betsy Hale
Oct 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Accessibility: No steps into home.

A unique part of our 100th year celebration will be a series of house parties. Together we will share stories and raise support for the 2nd Century of faith-rooted action for justice. Learn more here.

Oct
20
Sun
In Our Shoes @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
In Our Shoes @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church

In mid-July, thirty-one people from Lake Burien Presbyterian Church congregation and community embarked on a week-long pilgrimage called “The Gospel & Politics of Race.” Participants started in Montgomery, Alabama, and traveled by bus through the Mississippi Delta, to Memphis, Tennessee and ended in Ferguson, Missouri.

The journey traced the history of racialized terror committed against Africans and those of African descent in this country; from enslavement to mass incarceration and the major movements and many of the key stories between. This important narrative remains largely hidden and conveniently ignored as part of our collective “knowing” of US history as well as the history and complicity of the Christian Church.

You are invited to visit an exhibit, “In Our Shoes,” designed to share the experiences of the participants on the pilgrimage – what they heard, saw and felt.

““In Our Shoes” bears witness to the faith, grace, courage, humanity, and strength of those who suffered, and continue to suffer, the violence of white supremacy. We hope this exhibit honors the sacred stories we heard and the people we met. We commit ourselves with others, past and present, to resist evil in all of its forms and to work toward a more humane and just world. We must do better.”

Exhibit hours September – October: Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Other days and times by appointment only.

Spread a Sukkah of Peace at the NW Detention Center @ Northwest Detention Center
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Kadima Reconstructionist Community invites you to bring the ritual and beauty of the Sukkot holiday to the NW Detention Center. Come for songs, food, and ritual under the Sukkah, as we call for an end to ICE detention, hear from people who have been detained, build solidarity for migrant justice among Jews and allies, greet people as they visit loved ones incarcerated at the NWDC, and learn simple ways to join the movement for migrant justice.

You are also invited to bring items needed by people detained at the NWDC: men’s sneakers (no laces or colors), yarn, paper (no spiral binding), colored pencils, small backpacks, and small headphones, or money to contribute to La Resistencia for this purpose.

A Kadima event, co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition for Immigrant Justice NW and Seattle Interfaith Migrant Rights Network.

Oct
23
Wed
Bellevue City Council Candidates Forum @ East Shore Unitarian Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

All candidates have been invited to a Bellevue City Council Candidates Forum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsors include: East Shore Unitarian Church, Faith Action Network, Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council; Church Council of Greater Seattle; APRI Seattle; CAIR Washington; Housing Development Consortium; NAMI Eastside; and King County Vote!

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Candidate Forum – Seattle District 2 @ St. Edward Church
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm

The Dialogue for Justice Coalition of Catholic Churches is sponsoring candidate forums for Seattle and King County Councils. These forums will focus on social justice issues, including mental health, immigration, housing and homelessness, and are open to the public.

October 23 is the Candidate Forum for Seattle Council District 2, featuring candidates Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon.

Doors open a half-hour beeforehand. Questions from the audience may be submitted to the moderator.

One Humanity – Two Countries @ St. Joseph Parish
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for an evening of dialogue, “One Humanity – Two Countries: The Impact of Migration / Immigration on El Salvador and the United States.”

St. Joseph Parish is celebrating 30 years of a sister parish relationship with San Bartolomé in Arcatao, El Salvador. Fr. Miguel Vasquez, SJ, pastor of San Bartolomé, will share his perspective of witnessing the impact of 30 years of migration on communities in El Salvador. He will be joined in dialogue and later in a Q&A panel of advocates and experts.

Presenters and panelists include: Father Miguel Vasquez, SJ, Pastor, San Bartolome, Arcatao, El Salvador; Ms. Marina Ortiz, Salvadoran Human Rights Leaders; Meghan Kelly-Stallings, Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, Coordinator, New Citizens Program; Josh Utter, Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA; and Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle (as Facilitator).

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Oct
26
Sat
100th Anniversary House Party in Magnolia @ The Home of Carolyn White
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Accessibility: Entry to the home entails 3 steps down with a sturdy railing.

A unique part of our 100th year celebration will be a series of house parties. Together we will share stories and raise support for the 2nd Century of faith-rooted action for justice. Learn more here.

Oct
27
Sun
17th Annual Community Multifaith Summit @ St. Patrick Church Social Hall
Oct 27 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The theme for the 17th Annual Community Multifaith Summit is “Introducing the Platinum Rule: The Key to Building Community.”

Most world religions encourage their members to live by the Golden Rule. However, it assumes that we know what others would want, while the Platinum Rule encourages us to go further to learn about and try to treat others the way they want to be treated. It provides incentive to open ourselves to those who are different from us and reveals the hidden history of cooperation that comes from relationships of trust.

  • engage with others from various faith and spiritual communities
  • learn how interfaith work has evolved over the past 126 years
  • apply the essential tools of self-reflection, personal storytelling, and dialogue
  • build deeper connections with and commitments to ourselves, our families, our community

$10 Advance Registration | $15 at the door. Register Here

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Sponsors: Northwest Interfaith, Treacy Levine Center and Seattle University School of Theology and Mission
Endorsed by: Call of Compassion NW, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, Church Council of Greater Seattle, The Well, & Religica

 

100th Anniversary House Party in Renton, WA @ The home of the Rev. Kacey Hahn, CCGS BOD
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Accessibility: one step into house and a small dog.

A unique part of our 100th year celebration will be a series of house parties. Together we will share stories and raise support for the 2nd Century of faith-rooted action for justice. Learn more here.

Nov
8
Fri
Compassionate Leadership Summit @ HUB, University of Washington
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm

How might we leverage practices of human compassion and mindfulness to create healthier
and more sustainable workplaces and communities?

The Compassionate Leadership Summit is an event focused on how we might bring compassion and mindfulness more effectively into our organizations and communities. The gathering will feature leaders from various sectors, including corporations, non-profits, government, education, and communities of faith.

Learn more at compassionateleadershipsummit.com.