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.

Sep
21
Sat
Compassionate Listening Intro @ The Bridge at Green Lake
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm

Compassionate Listening Intro – Healing the World from the Inside Out

Masters throughout the ages recognize that listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and sustainable solutions. It is ideal for those involved in conflict transformation and peace-building in a professional or personal context, and for those who are passionate about building bridges and healing relationships in our world.

This two day session, led by Sr. Facilitator Susan Partnow, will introduce and strengthen the practices of:
-Cultivating compassion – towards ourselves and others.
-Developing the fair witness – honing our ability to go to the balcony during stressful interactions and combine cognitive awareness with the wisdom of the heart.
-Respecting self and others.
-Listening and speaking from the heart…as well as the opportunity to put these into practice within a safe environment.

Cost:
This workshop is being offered on a sliding scale of $175 – $300 (no questions asked). Pre-registration is required with your $50 deposit here. The remainder will be due at the end of the workshop, according to your ability to pay and your perceived value.  Cancellations within  two weeks of the session can not be refunded.

Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm both days, Sat 9/21 and Sun 9/22

Facilitators: You can see more about your Facilitator, Susan Partnow, at the Compassionate Listening website -https://www.compassionatelistening.org/meet-our-facilitators

Sep
22
Sun
Recycle Roundup @ Fauntleroy Church
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fauntleroy Church’s Recycle Roundup. View what can be accepted. One point of special emphasis – if you’re recycling a gas-powered tool (mower, trimmer, etc.), please be sure the fuel’s been emptied.

In Our Shoes @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Sep 22 @ 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.

Homeless Remembrance Project Leaves Dedication @ All Pilgrims Church
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am

Leaves of Remembrance will be placed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Service. The leaves placed will include for: Timothy “Cisco” Larson, Matthew David Dodge, John “Akasha” Dolato Jr. & John “Johnee” Alston Lane.

Since 2003, the Homeless Remembrance Project—a collaborative effort of homeless women, faith community leaders, designers, artists, social service providers and other friends—has worked to create places of hope, healing, and beauty to honor and remember homeless people who’ve died in King County. Our concept is twofold: a beautiful, bronze “Tree of Life” sculpture and gathering place at Victor Steinbrueck Park (north of Pike Place Market), and “Leaves of Remembrance,” embedded in Right of Way locations throughout the City.

Leaves of Remembrance bear names of homeless women and men who’ve died, so that every person will have a place to be remembered.

The Tree of Life sculpture and community gathering place, pictured to the left, is companion to the Leaves, and has been planted and dedicated in Victor Steinbrueck Park, north of Pike Place Market! Its beautiful Tree elements have Leaf cutouts, representing those who’ve been lost.

Sep
26
Thu
Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101 Workshop @ South Seattle College Georgetown Campus #C122
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

The Seattle / King County Coalition on Homelessness is hosting its annual Helping Homeless Students: McKinney-Vento 101 workshop for school staff and case managers working with homeless school age students. This training covers the basic protections and benefits available to students through the McKinney-Vento Act. Presenter Katara Jordan of Building Changes will share insights from her work and ensure you leave with tools and information that will help you support homeless students. This workshop is free but registration is required.

At this workshop you will:

Learn about the core federal protections and rights of students experiencing homelessness under the McKinney-Vento Act, and understand how these rights work in practice vs. on paper,

Practice and work through case scenarios and discuss common challenges

Find allies in other case managers and school staff helping students

Leave with tools and information that will help you support homeless students.

Attendance is free but pre-registration is required.

Sep
27
Fri
Carrie Newcomer Performs in Seattle @ University Congregational United Church of Christ
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Carrie Newcomer Performs in Seattle @ University Congregational United Church of Christ

Carrie Newcomer sings of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary with a voice “as luscious as Godiva chocolate”. Newcomer performs in concert with pianist Gary Walters on 7:00pm Friday, September 27, 2019 at University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105.    Admission is on a sliding scale from $0-$30. Everyone is welcome until the room is full. Advance reservations are recommended through Brown Paper Tickets. They will also be offered at the door, if available. For more information, call (206) 525-2322 or spiritworkshops@universityucc.org

Rolling Stone says “Newcomer’s material asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers.”  The Austin-American Statesman terms her voice “an instrument as dark, rich, and luscious as Godiva chocolate.” As a contemplative Quaker and activist, she has emerged as a prominent voice for inclusive spirituality. Newcomer collaborates closely with the author Parker Palmer on powerful responses to our fractured time.

Newcomer’s appearance will feature her recent release, The Point of Arrival. She says it is about “living in times where we are asked to be better people than we ever thought we would need to be…In times like these, where do we find our grounding?  I’ve been an activist all my adult life. But anger only gets you so far. And fear only gets you so far—then you burn out or you get immobilized. What we need to ask is: Where is my true compass? What’s true north? As we walk through troubled times together—whether they’re politically troubled times or our own personal troubled times—how do we keep walking with a strong center and a spiritual grounding?”

Newcomer’s appearance is produced by Spirit Workshops, a collaboration of people who learn and act together on the path to becoming more real.  Additional support comes from the Adult Education Endowment of University Congregational United Church of Christ, making it possible for all who wish to attend.

 

Sep
29
Sun
In Our Shoes @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Sep 29 @ 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.

People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons @ Town Hall Seattle - The Great Hall (enter on 8th Ave)
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
People's Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons @ Town Hall Seattle - The Great Hall (enter on 8th Ave)

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition presents a People’s Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons. This conversation informs the public and elected officials about the damage and dangers of nuclear war, examining Washington’s nuclear arsenals and the role of our state’s industry in producing them. Hear testimony from people whose communities have been directly impacted by the long legacy of the nuclear weapons industry in Washington State. The Town Hall culminates in the development of a resolution based on this testimony, complete with recommendations for action needed by Congress to be delivered to the Washington Senators.

Join this dynamic dialogue about one of the most significant threats facing the people of Washington State and the global community, and help develop concrete recommendations on how we can work with our elected officials to achieve a safer, less costly, and saner future that is free of weapons of mass destruction.

Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Oct
4
Fri
Screening of “The Devil We Know” @ Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm

The Green Team at Prospect Congregational United Church of Christ presents a FREE screening of The Devil We Know on Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Unraveling one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time, a group of citizens in West Virginia take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping a toxic chemical – now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans – into the drinking water supply.

The Devil We Know reveals how two unlikely heroes–a gym teacher and a cattle farmer–took on one of the world’s most powerful corporations while the government looked the other way.

Free admission; donations accepted. Discussion to follow film.

More info at thedevilweknow.com

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Oct
6
Sun
In Our Shoes @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Oct 6 @ 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.