Brief Reflection for the New Year

Grateful for the Opportunity in 2018 to be, with You, for Others It may be counterintuitive to consider 2018 to be a year of promise. The prospect of loss of health care, growing inequality, permissiveness of racist and nativist rhetoric and reaction, promotion of... Read more...

Responding to Shooting in Sutherland Springs

The Church Council of Greater Seattle expresses its deep sorrow upon hearing of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. We share our condolences and prayers with the members of the church and the entire community of Sutherland... Read more...

A Message in Solidarity with our Muslim Neighbors

Our Executive Director, Michael Ramos, wrote the following Message in Solidarity with Our Muslim Neighbors: The group called “Act for America,” an anti-Muslim organization with national chapters, considered a hate-group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is holding a... Read more...

Standing with the Jewish Community

The Church Council stands in solidarity with the local and national Jewish community and denounces acts of anti-Semitism. An attack on one because of their religion is an attack on all of us. We share two statements below, one from the Mercer Island Clergy Association... Read more...
Statement of Support for Immigrants and Refugees

Statement of Support for Immigrants and Refugees

The Church Council of Greater Seattle decries the announcement of efforts by the new presidential administration to extend a “border wall,” ramp up enforcement, curtail applications for asylum and halt the granting of refugee status. These actions will lead to greater... Read more...