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.

Jan
26
Fri
First Annual Peacemaking Summit @ Seattle University Student Center, Rm. 160
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A celebration and acknowledgement of the power of partnerships relating to the peacemaking circles movement in King County. Coordinated by the King County Peacemaking Coordinating Team (kingcountypct.org).

Peacemaking Circles are a process to heal the community. It is the way of decision making that comes from the Tagish and Tlingit First Nations people from the Yukon territories of Canada. It was brought to the King County juvenile system by Saroeum Phoung.

Parking You can park in the large parking deck off of James St. on the Seattle University property. That will be easy to access the Student Center. The bottom floor is for visitors. After parking, take the elevator up to the skyway and walk across the skyway. You will be in the Student Center!

After arriving in the student center, you will be on the third floor. Take the steps down to the 1st floor or one of the two sets of elevators in the building.

Donations are welcomed. Please make your tax-deductible donation to Church Council of Greater Seattle, PO Box 18467, Seattle WA 98118. On the memo line, notate Peacemaking.

Please send questions to YCC-Chaplain@thechurchcouncil.org

Jan
28
Sun
Faith Over Fear: Empowering Faith Leaders to Combat Islamophobia @ Muslim Association of Puget Sound
Jan 28 – Jan 30 all-day

Does your congregation ask questions that you can’t answer about Islam and Muslims? Do you want to be an effective ally for your Muslim neighbors? Do you want to have the right tools and training to combat the rising threat of Islamophobia? If so, then this conference is for you.

National and local experts and practitioners will facilitate this training to educate, network and equip faith leaders to better advocate against a narrative of fear and divisiveness in our country.

This training is for Rabbis, Pastors, Ministers, and Imams of faith communities as well as leaders, coordinators, and organizers of regional faith and interfaith organizations and partnerships. Training modules will cover the following: basics of Islam and Islamophobia; how the rise in Islamophobia threatens us all; who American Muslims are; how to locate and address our fears; how to respond to common misconceptions and questions about Islam and Muslims; strategies for faith communities to make effective change; how to unite on messaging; media training.

Jan
29
Mon
At Risk of Deportation: A Speaker Series @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Jan 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
At Risk of Deportation: A Speaker Series @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC | Seattle | Washington | United States

A series of three simple dinners and programs around “At Risk of Deportation,” held on Mondays, January 22, 29, and February 5. Simple dinner at 6:30 p.m. (freewill donation); program at 7 p.m. Open to all; attend individual sessions or all three. Advance registration is encouraged through the church office: 206-932-5600 or jackie@fauntleroyucc.org.

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Monday, January 22
Living in the Shadows: The Human Toll of Current Immigration Policy

Lonnie Tristan Renteria, executive director, clinical services, Puentes
An agency mobilizing mental health resources to help undocumented migrants and their families cope and flourish

Karen Gamez, University of Washington senior
An immigrant-rights advocate since high school now at risk of losing her DACA status

Monday, January 29
From Detention to Deportation: Who Ends Up at the Northwest Detention Center and What Happens to Them?

Deborah Cruz, volunteer coordinator, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
An organization assisting and advocating for detained immigrants and their families at the Tacoma-based, for-profit detention center – with 1,575 beds, one of the largest in the U.S.

Janet Gwilym, managing attorney, Kids in Need of Defense
An organization representing unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children pro bono

Monday, February 5
Welcoming the Stranger: How Can Religious Institutions Help Those at Risk of Deportation?

Michael Ramos, executive director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
An organization convening and catalyzing communities and people of faith to create a world of justice, in part through support of refugees and immigrants facing unjust detention and deportation

Phillip Lienau, co-chair, steering committee, Sanctuary Hub at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
A project providing shelter and drawing other churches into its support network for people at risk of deportation

 

Feb
5
Mon
At Risk of Deportation: A Speaker Series @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
At Risk of Deportation: A Speaker Series @ Fauntleroy Church, UCC | Seattle | Washington | United States

A series of three simple dinners and programs around “At Risk of Deportation,” held on Mondays, January 22, 29, and February 5. Simple dinner at 6:30 p.m. (freewill donation); program at 7 p.m. Open to all; attend individual sessions or all three. Advance registration is encouraged through the church office: 206-932-5600 or jackie@fauntleroyucc.org.

Download a flier

Monday, January 22
Living in the Shadows: The Human Toll of Current Immigration Policy

Lonnie Tristan Renteria, executive director, clinical services, Puentes
An agency mobilizing mental health resources to help undocumented migrants and their families cope and flourish

Karen Gamez, University of Washington senior
An immigrant-rights advocate since high school now at risk of losing her DACA status

Monday, January 29
From Detention to Deportation: Who Ends Up at the Northwest Detention Center and What Happens to Them?

Deborah Cruz, volunteer coordinator, Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest
An organization assisting and advocating for detained immigrants and their families at the Tacoma-based, for-profit detention center – with 1,575 beds, one of the largest in the U.S.

Janet Gwilym, managing attorney, Kids in Need of Defense
An organization representing unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children pro bono

Monday, February 5
Welcoming the Stranger: How Can Religious Institutions Help Those at Risk of Deportation?

Michael Ramos, executive director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
An organization convening and catalyzing communities and people of faith to create a world of justice, in part through support of refugees and immigrants facing unjust detention and deportation

Phillip Lienau, co-chair, steering committee, Sanctuary Hub at Saint Mark’s Cathedral
A project providing shelter and drawing other churches into its support network for people at risk of deportation