Saturday, October 3, 2015
Weaving Our Strengths

Our fall conference, Weaving Our Strengths, is in its second year. It is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches' efforts for the common good. Last year over 200 people from 14 Christian traditions, and at least 57 congregations gathered for a transformative day of learning, sharing, and fellowship with worship, workshops, the Apel awards, afternoon discussion, and a resource fair. This year's conference will again be held at University Congregational UCC Church. Visit the event's website for more information and registration.

Carrie Newcomer in concert! Quaker singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer "asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers" (Rolling Stone). Join us for this inspiring start to our conference weekend on Friday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle. $15 Tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets or as an add-on to a Weaving Our Strengths registration.























March & Rally: Solidarity with the Charleston 9
Tuesday, July 7 starting at 5 p.m. at First AME Church, 1522 14th Ave., Seattle 98122 and concluding at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S., Seattle 98144. Sponsored by the NAACP & United Black Christian Clergy. The Facebook event page can be found here.

There is also a Round Table Dialogue on Race, Hate Crimes, Jobs & Justice on Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m. at First AME Church, 1522 14th Ave., Seattle 98122.

Statement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle on the Shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC
The Church Council of Greater Seattle shares our deep sorrow with the family and church members of the victims of the horrific shooting tragedy yesterday at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The news that members were engaged in prayer at the time of the shooting makes our grief even more profound. Taking the lives of these innocent people of faith was an act of senseless violence that violates our common humanity. We deplore this crime of hatred at a church rooted in the movement of freedom from slavery and which has served as a crossroads for the Civil Rights Movement. Having taken place in the sacred space of a church, we share the message of the Rev. William Cornell Brooks, President and CEO of the South Carolina NAACP, that this heinous deed amounts to a "desecration of the soul of a country." We join our prayers with the congregation and the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States. We know that as the families of those whose lives were taken mourn, Jesus himself weeps at this tragedy.

Read our full statement here.





























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Sin Fronteras Resource Guide for basic human services for immigrants for use by churches and organizations - published by the Church Council of Greater Seattle and Puentes, both as a website and a .pdf.

Church Council of Greater Seattle statement on the November 2014 Executive Order to provide temporary relief from deportation, which includes links to statements from other religious organizations, and important resources.

Statement from Church Council of Greater Seattle after the Grand Jury Decision Regarding the Death of Michael Brown - November, 2014 - Living Wage website with resources and how to get involved in local efforts.






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