News, Action Alerts, Statements, Speeches, Litanies & More

Hon. Mike Lowry Remembered & Celebrated

The Church Council of Greater Seattle shares its deep sorrow at the passing of the Honorable Mike Lowry, champion of the marginalized and the environment. We share our condolences with his wife, Mary, daughter, Diane, sister Suellen, and the many people who worked and...

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GiveBIG – May 10

It's here! The GiveBIG season is upon us. And, yes, the Church Council of Greater Seattle is participating. GiveBIG (May 10) is a one-day community online give-a-thon. This year, the Seattle Foundation selects donations made through non-profits' profiles on the...

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Standing with the Sikh Community

Below is a sign-on letter for religious leaders that the Church Council plans to present to the Sikh community on Saturday, March 11 at the Community Unity Rally held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Kent Lutheran Church. As you feel called, please sign onto the letter. As...

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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...

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You’re Invited: Annual Assembly

It is a kairos moment, a critical time, calling for the unifying voice and faithful witness of the church. We need your voice. You are invited to: Church Council's Annual Assembly Wednesday, March 29 6 p.m. Reception / 6:30 p.m. Program Epiphany Parish 1805 38th Ave.,...

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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...

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2017 State Legislative Priorities

The Church Council of Greater Seattle, as an organization rooted in communities of faith, urges robust action toward the meeting of human need as the State Legislature convenes this year.  We believe that a “sufficient, sustainable livelihood for all” should be the...

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Upcoming Events

May
24
Wed
6:30 pm Bridging the Divide: Constructiv... @ Keystone United Church of Christ
Bridging the Divide: Constructiv... @ Keystone United Church of Christ
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn to confidently engage conflict and have constructive conversations; and specific techniques to assess, initiate and hold difficult conversations. Geared toward people who are feeling stuck, alienated or reactive when talking with loved ones, friends[...]
7:30 pm Displaced: Refugee Voices in Con... @ Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle
Displaced: Refugee Voices in Con... @ Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle
May 24 @ 7:30 pm
Displaced: Refugee Voices in Conversation @ Great Hall, Town Hall Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Refugees are forced to flee their home and country due to violence and persecution, and this history continues to inform their perspective for years to come. Hear from a panel of refugees, assembled by The[...]
May
25
Thu
7:00 pm What it is like to be homeless i... @ Assumption Parish Fellowship Hall
What it is like to be homeless i... @ Assumption Parish Fellowship Hall
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Presented by Jonathan Neufeld. For the past 10 years, Jonathan has been the Seattle Mennonite Pastor who coordinates God’s li’l Acre, a day center for people experiencing homelessness in NE Seattle. The intention of the[...]
Jun
2
Fri
7:00 pm Ron Finley @ The Well @ Queen Anne United Methodist
Ron Finley @ The Well @ Queen Anne United Methodist
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ron Finley @ The Well @ Queen Anne United Methodist | Seattle | Washington | United States
Armed with a shovel, some soil and seeds, Ron Finley has come to be known as the “Gangster Gardener”, and his unexpected tactics have made him one of L.A.s most widely known activists. Frustrated by[...]
7:00 pm Screening of “13th” @ Keystone Congregational Church
Screening of “13th” @ Keystone Congregational Church
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
Screening of "13th" @ Keystone Congregational Church | Seattle | Washington | United States
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in 1865, but it also included a provision regarding crime. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have[...]