Participating Congregations

We have recently launched a new way to connect, “Participating Congregations.”

What does being a “Participating Congregation” mean?

Becoming a Participating Congregation helps signify the mutual commitment of your congregation to other King and South Snohomish County congregations through the Church Council. This initiative leaves in place our official membership of 16 Christian denominations and the congregations therein, and ecumenical and interfaith partners. What is unique and timely is the call to discernment in order to affirm the full, conscious and active participation of your faith community in the life of the Church Council. Participating Congregations may or may not be official member congregations.

What does a congregation commit to?

Participating Congregations commit themselves to prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness to support the Church Council of Greater Seattle as a visible symbol and living embrace of our unity in Christ, for the sake of the world. We ask Participating Congregations to do so in at least 2 of the following ways:

Explore the Diversity of our Christian Unity and of other Religious Faiths

Nurture Relationships and Foster Collaboration

Gather for Prayer and Worship

Act Faithfully for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation

Give Financially to Sustain the Work we do Together as a Church Council

Engage in trainings, workshops, dialogues and conferences

Who are Participating Congregations?

Participating Congregations come from a variety of denominations and across King and South Snohomish counties. Many are also official members of the Church Council of Greater Seattle through their denominational affiliation and want to indicate further their active participation with the Church Council. Others are not members, and find this designation as a way to make formal their connection with the Church Council as individual congregations regardless of denomination.

How do we become a Participating Congregation?

Bring this introductory letter and packet to your decision-making body. Let us know when your congregation has discerned participation and we will schedule a time to formally acknowledge that commitment at your service(s).

Can my congregation of another faith or my organization be “Participating”?

We are in the process of recognizing officially our many interfaith partnerships and organizational connections. At this time we have not formally launched such versions, but please let us know you are interested!

We want to talk further about this. . .

Sure! Email Irene or call her direct line at (206) 525-1216.

Upcoming Events

Mar
8
Fri
all-day Excluded, Inside The Lines @ The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Excluded, Inside The Lines @ The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
Mar 8 2019 – Feb 23 2020 all-day
Uncover the history of redlining and its impacts through individual stories. Beginning with the exclusion of Native people from Seattle, follow the ongoing confluence of interconnected financial, environmental, physical factors that have plagued people of[...]
May
31
Fri
all-day Warren Pope: Blood Lines Time Li... @ Northwest African American Museum
Warren Pope: Blood Lines Time Li... @ Northwest African American Museum
May 31 – Sep 8 all-day
Warren Pope: Blood Lines Time Lines Red Lines @ Northwest African American Museum | Seattle | Washington | United States
Warren Pope: Blood Lines, Time Lines, Red Lines is an abstract art exhibition that examines the historical and contemporary realities of redlining and displacement. Pope’s art explores matters of systemic inequities. With a minimalist style, Pope[...]
Aug
24
Sat
10:00 am Homeless Remembrance Project Lea... @ Mary's Place / Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Homeless Remembrance Project Lea... @ Mary's Place / Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am
This “Leaves of Remembrance” dedication and reception is during the 10 a.m. Mary’s Place Saturday Service. Story-sharing over lunch to follow! These beloved community members will have leaves placed: Taylor Vreeland; Rose Foster; Arnette Adams;[...]
Aug
27
Tue
1:30 pm Homeless Remembrance Project Lea... @ Recovery Café
Homeless Remembrance Project Lea... @ Recovery Café
Aug 27 @ 1:30 pm
Recovery Cafe is a new leaves dedication site, inheriting nineteen leaves from the now-closed Dutch Shisler Sobering Center*, along with new Leaves for Sol Smith and Farhan Karshe. * William “Bill” Burns; Terri Bigelow; Suzanne[...]
Sep
19
Thu
5:00 pm Human Services Candidates Forum @ Seattle World School
Human Services Candidates Forum @ Seattle World School
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Human service providers raise up issues important to us, the communities we serve, and all who strive toward a just and thriving community. The forum includes the two candidates for each race in the City[...]