Your presence and your voice in the community is what makes our work together at the Church Council of Greater Seattle come alive.
Join with the broader community
Attend Weaving Our Strengths, the Church Council’s signature fall conference. Or come to the Annual Assembly held each year in the spring. It offers an opportunity to learn more about important issues and help shape our activism.
Visit the Community Calendar to find events you can attend that relate to issues you care about. If you are sponsoring an event and want to invite the ecumenical community, email your event description with a picture to Ann Erickson.
Become a “Participating Congregation,” signifying the mutual commitment of your congregation to other King and South Snohomish County congregations through the Church Council.
You can also connect with other congregations and organizations using our Community Directory.
Learn about areas of interest to you
Visit Our Work to learn how and why the Church Council participates in the work we are called to. Within the Resources section you can go into greater depth about each issue. Here you will find readings and websites that provide background information, along with links to organizations that share our commitments to social justice.
Invite us to discuss important social justice issues in person. The Church Council is a recognized leader in working for social justice. Invite us for coffee, a forum, temple talk, or a gathering about a specific issue your community is interested in. Contact Ann Erickson by email or phone; (206) 525-1213, ext 105.
Stay informed. Click the icons at the top of this page to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Or use the link at the foot of the page to subscribe to our email updates.
By signing up to receive email updates, you will receive notice of specific opportunities for advocacy. These often involve contacting your legislators about specific issues about which Action Alerts provide background.
Participate in a working groups. Click the drop down called “Working Groups & Task Forces” in Our Work to learn the specifics of which groups are currently active.
There are many options for joining in faith-filled justice-making — from participating for a couple of hours to making a year long commitment. We can help you find the best fit for your time and skills.
Through an internship you could learn to be a justice organizer or get real-life experience in nonprofit management. Or you could learn the basics of event management.The Church Council works with several education and service learning programs including those at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, and the Justice Leadership Program of the United Church of Christ.
Opportunities to pitch in and help vary from office work to advocacy. Volunteers host special events, participate in social justice action groups and engage in community organizing. We also welcome those seeking opportunities for fulfilling community service obligations.
To explore volunteering with the Church Council, please call Office Manager Ann Erickson at (206) 525-1213, ext. 105, or just send us an email sharing your interests.
Ways to Give
There are a variety of ways to participate financially in the work of the Church Council. These include donations, sponsorship, estate giving and employer matches. Visit Ways to Give to learn the details.