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
24
Wed
Kids in Need of Defense Orientation for Accompaniment Volunteers with the Church Council @ The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This orientation is for all accompaniment volunteers who have completed Parts 1 & 2 of the process with The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress. Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) offers legal advocacy for unaccompanied minors. At this orientation, volunteers will learn more about KIND, who their clients are, and accompaniment needs. Volunteers will need to complete a background check through KIND and complete an availability form.

If you have not completed the first 2 parts of the accompaniment training, please plan on attending the November 1st initial gathering and then scheduling a USCIS site visit with Briana. You can indicate this on the form below and we will be in touch. RSVP to the initial gathering on Nov 1st here:  http://bit.ly/RSVPaccompaniment

Contact Briana Brannan at ccgs.accompaniment@gmail.com or 206-204-3851 with questions.

Nov
1
Thu
Initial Gathering for Accompaniment Volunteers @ 21 Progress
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An initiative of The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress, and in partnership with organizations such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). At the initial gathering we focus on the faith based and humanist practices of accompaniment that informs how we walk with immigrant and refugee members of our community who are navigating the immigration system. Interested volunteers are then invited to complete Part 2 of the process with an experiential-learning, small group visit to the USCIS immigration building in Tukwila. After completion of Parts 1 & 2, individuals are invited to offer accompaniment through partner organizations as called upon.

While we welcome all with a heart for accompaniment, based on the situations we encounter, we are particularly hoping to connect with folks who are proficient/bilingual in Spanish or another language, and who are connected to a congregation or faith community. A volunteer should have weekday & daytime availability, transportation and be of calm and confident demeanor.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/RSVPaccompaniment.  *Please note the training is capped at 20 participants.

Contact Briana Brannan at ccgs.accompaniment@gmail.com or 206-204-3851 with questions.

Nov
18
Sun
Multifaith Celebration of Gratitude for Thanksgiving @ Bet Chaverim
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come experience our shared value of Gratitude with a diversity of Eastern and Western faith traditions through the rich forms of songs, chants, instrumentals, and movement. We are grateful for the creative contributions shared by our neighbors of the following spiritual traditions: Buddhist, Christian-Catholic, Christian-Protestant, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Sufi, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and more.

Free & family-friendly. Please register by November 14. A cookie and tea reception follows the program.

Co-created by NW Interfaith, Bet Chaverim, Call of Compassion NW, Interfaith Amigos, Interfaith Community Sanctuary, St. Patrick Church, The Church Council of Greater Seattle, MA Center Pacific Northwest, The Well/Queen Anne UMC, URI Cooperation Circles, and more.