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

Dec
14
Sat
7:30 pm A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
A Child’s Christmas in Wales @ Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Dylan Thomas’ unforgettable ode to his childhood Christmases is a perfect setting for songs of the season. Arrangements of traditional carols will be interspersed with Thomas’ joyous storytelling as narrated by well-known actor David Pichette.[...]
7:30 pm Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A ... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A ... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A Christmas Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Join the Seattle First Baptist Sanctuary Choir, directed by Music Minister Ben Luedcke and accompanied by organist David Horton, for a concert in solidarity with refugees, immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. With pieces by Giovanni[...]
Dec
15
Sun
1:00 pm Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A ... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A ... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm
Holy Families Seeking Asylum: A Christmas Concert @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Join the Seattle First Baptist Sanctuary Choir, directed by Music Minister Ben Luedcke and accompanied by organist David Horton, for a concert in solidarity with refugees, immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. With pieces by Giovanni[...]
Dec
19
Thu
7:00 pm Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church
Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church
The holidays don’t always feel “merry and bright.” For many, the season is stressful with sad memories or expectations that can no longer be met. This special worship service honors those feelings and frustrations and[...]
Dec
28
Sat
7:30 pm Sacred Music of Duke Ellington @ Town Hall Seattle
Sacred Music of Duke Ellington @ Town Hall Seattle
Dec 28 @ 7:30 pm
For the past 30 years, Earshot Jazz and the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra have partnered in presenting an annual concert of Ellington’s Sacred Music. This December will feature again guest vocalist Dr. Stephen Newby, faculty[...]