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

RFP: The Hon. Mike Lowry Fund to End Homelessness

The Honorable Mike Lowry Fund to End Homelessness Administered through the Church Council of Greater Seattle The Lowry Fund to End Homelessness was established by the family of Mike Lowry, former Governor and Member of Congress in the State of Washington, in order to...

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Updates on Affordable Housing & Homelessness

We have been hard at work with our partners and friends in seeking sustainable solutions to the interconnected crises around affordable-housing and homelessness in King and South Snohomish Counties. Below we highlight concrete progress made in Bellevue and Burien...

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Contract Opportunities Open Now

In 2019, the Church Council of Greater Seattle will be celebrating 100 years of community, service, and justice. In order to support our year of story-sharing, we have two contract opportunities open until filled. 100th Anniversary Vision: Weaving past and present for...

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Statement on Shooting at Tree of Life Congregation

The Church Council of Greater Seattle condemns the horrific, murderous attack during worship at the synagogue, Tree of Life Congregation, in Pittsburgh. We offer all our prayers, love and support to the members of Tree of Life Congregation and to the Jewish community...

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Church Council Receives NWIRP Award

The Church Council of Greater Seattle is honored to be awarded this year's Northwest Immigrant Rights Project's Outstanding Community Partner Award at their Evening of Justice at Wing Luke on Thursday, October 25. As NWIRP describes, “From the moment we discovered...

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Initiative Endorsements

The Church Council of Greater Seattle has taken affirmative positions on three initiatives on the November 2018 ballot: Initiative 940 would require law enforcement to receive violence de-escalation, mental-health, and first-aid training, and provide first-aid; and...

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Beloved Leader of Justice

The Church Council of Greater Seattle mourns the loss of our beloved former Board President, friend, and fearless champion for justice, Verlene Jones Davis. Verlene served as Board President twice (2003-2005 & 2010-2012) and played a most pivotal role in the...

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Welcome, Allison! Welcome Back, E!

This fall, the Church Council welcomed Allison Trezona to our organizing staff through the United Church of Christ’s Justice Leadership Program – and welcomed back Erica N. West for a second year, through the same program. Allison recently finished a year as a Young...

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Upcoming Events

Dec
15
Sat
3:00 pm Music at 9th and Stewart: The Be... @ Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Music at 9th and Stewart: The Be... @ Gethsemane Lutheran Church
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm
The Beggar Boys enliven the holiday season with their Celtic Christmas concert featuring songs and stories from the British Isles. Abigail Haynes Lennox – vocals Michael Albert – fiddle, whistles, vocals Henry Lebedinsky – bouzouki,[...]
Dec
20
Thu
7:00 pm Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran
Blue Christmas Service @ Our Redeemer's Lutheran
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran in Ballard is thinking of you during this Advent Season. Not everyone experiences joy at this time of the year. Grieving the loss of a loved one, lack of employment, or other[...]
Dec
21
Fri
4:20 pm Women in Black Candlelight Vigil... @ Begins @ Tree of Life, Victor Steinbrueck Park
Women in Black Candlelight Vigil... @ Begins @ Tree of Life, Victor Steinbrueck Park
Dec 21 @ 4:20 pm
Women in Black Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Deaths @ Begins @ Tree of Life, Victor Steinbrueck Park | Seattle | Washington | United States
WHEEL / Women in Black invite you to a candlelight vigil for all 2018 outdoor/violent homeless deaths. It will begin at sunset (4:20 p.m.) at the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park (North of[...]