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

Oct
21
Sun
6:30 pm Restoring Affirmative Action: Ov... @ Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
Restoring Affirmative Action: Ov... @ Woodland Park Presbyterian Church
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Seattle Fellowship of Reconciliation presents “Karissa Braxton on Restoring Affirmative Action: Overview of I-1000.” All are welcome! Free, an offering will be taken. Washington State I-200 made it illegal to use one of the most[...]
Oct
23
Tue
6:00 pm Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces P... @ Large Isaac Orr Conference Room, St. James' Chancery Building
Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces P... @ Large Isaac Orr Conference Room, St. James' Chancery Building
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Criminal Justice Ministry of the Archdiocese of Seattle presents “Re-Entry Corps: Voices & Faces Panel.” Are you called to ministry with the incarcerated? Is your parish called to join the “One Parish, One Prisoner”[...]
Oct
24
Wed
1:00 pm Kids in Need of Defense Orientat... @ The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Kids in Need of Defense Orientat... @ The Church Council of Greater Seattle
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This orientation is for all accompaniment volunteers who have completed Parts 1 & 2 of the process with The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress. Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) offers legal[...]
Oct
27
Sat
1:00 pm At Home in the World: Building a... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
At Home in the World: Building a... @ Seattle First Baptist Church
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The housing crisis is a climate crisis is a housing crisis. No decision has a bigger impact on our carbon pollution than where we live: a lack of abundant and affordable housing pushes people out[...]
Nov
1
Thu
10:00 am Initial Gathering for Accompanim... @ 21 Progress
Initial Gathering for Accompanim... @ 21 Progress
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An initiative of The Church Council of Greater Seattle and 21 Progress, and in partnership with organizations such as Kids In Need of Defense (KIND). At the initial gathering we focus on the faith based[...]