On the night of Saturday June 1, 2019, over 200 people gathered in the sanctuary of Plymouth Church to celebrate the difference we have made together over the past 100 years, since our founding in 1919. Together, we witnessed messages of hope, challenge, joy, and solidarity as we move forward, together, into the next 100 years of working together for justice through faith.

Thank you to all those who joined us, in person or in spirit, who supported this event in coming to fruition, and who have given any measure of their time, heart, and lives to the many worthy causes of justice in King and South Snohomish counties since 1919, and who will surely continue to do so into the next century. It is a blessing to be here with you now and onward!

Music fills the air

The Mary’s Place and S.K.Y. Combined Choir performs for those gathered in the sanctuary of Plymouth Church on June 1, 2019 for our Community Celebration of 100 years.

Photo: Ion Gardescu

Music fills the air!

The Mary’s Place and S.K.Y. Combined Choir performs for those gathered in the sanctuary of Plymouth Church on June 1, 2019 for our Community Celebration of 100 years.

Photo: Ion Gardescu

A Warm Welcome

The Rev. Dr. Kelle Brown, Lead Pastor of our host congregation (Plymouth Church) warmly welcomes all those gathered in the sanctuary to celebrate, reflect, and rise to the challenge of another 100 years working together for justice. 

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"What the world needs now is love, sweet love!"

Gospel legend Patrinell “Pat” Wright, Founder & Director, Seattle’s Total Experience Gospel Choir, graces the congregation with solo musical performances throughout the night.

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Faithful Friends

Faith leaders, who offered prayers at the start of the celebration, and organizers who spoke during the program stand and sing together during the final song of the evening.

Prophets of Justice

Two of the evening’s four Prophet of Justice awardees, Alice Woldt and the Rev. David Bloom.

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Gifts of friendship

Our beloved friends from the Downtown Muslim Association offer bouquets of flowers to all in attendance as they enter the sanctuary. We are so grateful for your friendship and solidarity! Thank you for these beautiful gifts.

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The Shofar

Cantor Victor Geigner, Hazzan, Temple Beth Am, Seattle blows the Shofar at the conclusion of his prayer offering at the start of the celebration.

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The shoulders on which we stand

Jan Cate, beloved activist in the Church Council and Seattle communities and wife of the late Rev. Dr. Bill Cate, receives a standing ovation from all in attendance as she is introduced at the start of the event.

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We Stand With the Duwamish

The Honorable Cecile Hansen, Chair of The Duwamish Tribe, offered words of recognition and prayer at the opening of the event.

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An advocate for peace

Seattle organizing icon and activist Yosh Nakagawa is recognized by those in attendance for his contributions to faith-led justice work in Seattle throughout his life.

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