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

Aug
25
Sat
9:30 am Multifaith Community Summit @ The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church
Multifaith Community Summit @ The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church
Aug 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Religion, Race, and Politics Complicate Building Community in Seattle We all have a vested interest in bettering our communities, and we try hard to do what is best for our families and friends. But, when[...]
Aug
26
Sun
6:30 pm Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm
Guns to Garden Tools Service @ Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
“They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks” Isaiah 2:4 Join in this creative public act of peacemaking as we witness a blacksmith turn a gun into a garden tool,[...]
Aug
28
Tue
5:30 pm We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anni... @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anni... @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We Still Have a Dream: 55th Anniversary of the MLK March on Washington @ Mount Zion Baptist Church
A consortium of local and regional social justice and interfaith organizations will commemorate the 1963 March on Washington. Timeline: 5:30 p.m. gathering at Union & 19th St. (Dr. S. McKinney Ave.) and marching north to[...]
Sep
21
Fri
7:00 pm Labyrinth Walk on International ... @ Church of the Redeemer
Labyrinth Walk on International ... @ Church of the Redeemer
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
One way to celebrate International Day of Peace, held on September 21, each year, is to walk a labyrinth for peace. You will be guided in how to use your labyrinth walk as a way[...]
Sep
29
Sat
all-day Save the Date: Weaving Our Stren... @ Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Save the Date: Weaving Our Stren... @ Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
Sep 29 all-day
Save the Date! The 2018 Weaving Our Strengths Conference will be on Saturday, September 29.