The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to join in

celebrating 100 years together

as people and communities grounded in faith, working for justice.

 

The theme for this year is “The Together Difference”,

acknowledging and affirming the deep values and commitments that bind us together as The Church Council. Together we gather. Together we vigil. Together we advocate. Together we organize. Together we serve.

 

There are many ways to join in the celebrations!

Community events

  • Annual Assembly will take place on Thursday March 28, 2019, at Seattle First Baptist Church. There will be a light supper/reception in the Fellowship Hall at 5:45 PM and the worship/programming will begin in the Sanctuary at 6:30 PM. This year, the Assembly will take the form of an ecumenical worship with interactive elements in celebration of our 100th The usual, formal business will be woven into the worship.
  • Our flagship 100th Anniversary Community Celebration will take place at 6 PM on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Plymouth Church in Downtown Seattle. At the church where the Seattle Federation of Churches was first formed, we invite you to join us for a community celebration with reception. Please note that, in support of the observance of Ramadan, the reception will take place at 9 PM.
  • House Parties will hold space to share stories in person and raise support for the 2nd Century of faithful action. These will take place October – December, 2019 in a home near you.

Share your story

  • Throughout the year, we will be collecting and uplifting stories from you, our cherished community, to populate a 100-year timeline of faith-led justice work in the Greater Seattle Area. You can learn more about this project and submit a story of your own on our website, and at the events listed above.

Make it happen!

  • We are seeking volunteers to support the celebrations, to lend a hand with invitations, and to host house parties.
  • Commemorate the moment with a gift. Help keep this year’s celebrations free by becoming a Celebration Patron with a monthly gift. You can also vitalize this work for the future with a special gift to the Second Century Fund.

Bless you for being part of this strong and vital circle of people and congregations working together for justice and peace. We are so grateful to have worked with you through the decades, to be here with you now, and to count you as friend and collaborator on this journey toward justice we are all walking together.

You can learn more about our Second Century celebrations, share a story, or make a gift by visiting our 100th Anniversary page here.

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