Community Events Calendar

To submit an event, email details to Ann Erickson. This calendar is provided as a service to the Greater Seattle community. Listing of an event does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Oct
16
Fri
18-day Voting Period
Oct 16 – Nov 3 all-day

October 16 is the start of the 18-day voting period (through Election Day). Ballots are mailed out and Accessible Voting Units (AVUs) are available at voting centers

October 26 – Online and mail registrations must be received 8 days before Election Day. Register to vote in person during business hours and any time before 8 p.m. on Election Day

November 3 – Deadline for Washington State voter registration or updates (in-person only)

November 3 – General Election – Deposit your ballot in an official drop box by 8 p.m. on Election Day

Oct
21
Wed
WHEEL Women in Black Vigil @ Seattle City Hall
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The known number of 2020 outdoor, public, or violent homeless deaths already stands at 99, and our hearts are very heavy.  From updated Medical Examiners Office information and hard news from friends, we learned at least ELEVEN more presumed-homeless men and women died outside, in a public place, or by violence JUST in the months of September and October to date.

This day, the Women in Black will stand vigil for: Norman Jaffe, Andrew Overstreet, Mark Oster, Thomas Williamson, Michael Stoutemire, Thomas Garold Miller, John A. Connors, David Opbroek, Shane Lewis, Nicholas Silva, and Evie Lovett. This vigil is dedicated to the memory of “King” Tiffany Renfro.

 

Oct
24
Sat
Confronting Climate Anxiety: Sustainable Faith for Distressing Times @ Zoom - RSVP for zoom link
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Climate anxiety is now a leading source of stress and depression among young people and adults. Emmy-award winning science journalist and meteorologist Jeff Renner blends personal experience documenting environmental disasters with guidance recommended by counseling professionals including the American Psychological Association to help everyone troubled by the decline in the health of our planet.

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Presented by the Peace & Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace

Oct
25
Sun
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Working Toward Right Relationships with Native People @ Zoom
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change: Working Toward Right Relationships with Native People
Sunday, October 25, 4 – 6 pm
Online, free, and open to the public
Registration:  https://bellevue.churchcenter.com/registrations

Join us for this unique, experiential workshop tracing the historic roots and ongoing impacts of the ‘Doctrine of Discovery’, the 15th-century justification for European subjugation of non-Christian peoples. Our goal is to raise our level of knowledge and concern about these impacts, recognize them in ourselves and our institutions, and explore how we can begin to take actions toward right relationship with Native peoples.  The Toward Right Relationship Project offers this workshop in response to calls from Indigenous leaders at the United Nations and the World Council of Churches..

Presented by First United Methodist Church, Bellevue with Friends Peace Teams, established by Quakers in 1993, a Spirit-led organization working to develop long-term relationships with communities in conflict around the world to create programs for peacebuilding, healing, and reconciliation.

Oct
29
Thu
True Justice: Screening and Panel Discussion @ Online
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTER HERE to join the Meaningful Movies Project, Northwest African American Museum, Kundhart Films, ACLU WA, and others for a screening and meaningful discussion of “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.” The film follows 30 years of the Stevenson’s work on behalf of the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Told primarily in his own words, “True Justice” shares Stevenson’s experience with a criminal justice system that “treats you better if you’re rich and guilty than if you’re poor and innocent.” The burden of facing this system is explored in candid interviews with associates at the Equal Justice Initiative, close family members, and clients.

This feature documentary focuses on Bryan Stevenson’s life and career—particularly his indictment of the U.S. criminal justice system for its role in codifying modern systemic racism—and tracks the intertwined histories of slavery, lynching, segregation and mass incarceration. The film also documents the monumental opening of EJI’s Legacy Museum and its National Memorial for Peace and Justice, which is dedicated to the more than 4,400 African American victims of lynching.

“True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality” reveals a history that can’t be forgotten in the pursuit of genuine justice.

We gratefully accept donations to help offset the costs of presenting the films we screen. After registering, you will receive a zoom link for the screening and panel discussion.

Special Guests: Northwest African American Museum, Kundhart Films, ACLU WA and others

Oct
31
Sat
Transformation in a Time of Uncertainty @ zoom - RSVP for zoom link
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sister Nancy Sylvester, IHM, will teach participants how to speak and listen from the contemplative heart that is necessary for transformational dialogue between people of differing perspectives during these monumental times.

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The Peace & Spirituality Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, ask for a $50 donation to cover their expenses for the retreat. You will also need to register.

Nov
1
Sun
F.I.R.E. Interfaith Dialogue: Bridging the Divide @ Zoom
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside (FIRE) invites you to our 15th Interfaith Dialogue on Sunday, November 1, 6:30-8:00PM. This Dialogue will be conducted online using Zoom conferencing.

The topic for this Dialogue is “Bridging the Divide — How people of faith can address partisan and ideological polarization and help our communities heal”. The event features a panel discussion and small group discussions including people from many world religions including Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Native Americans, Sikhism, Sufism, Unitarianism, Zoroastrianism, and others, and stimulating interfaith discussions among all participants.

Suggested topics for the discussions include “Loving each other even if we disagree”, “Respect for political differences”, “Civility in online and personal interactions”, “Being good examples and advocates to lead society at large to a better future”, and “Justice – racism, bias, privilege, gender, economic, etc.”.

Most previous FIRE Interfaith Dialogues have included a meal, but due to pandemic social distancing requirements this will be an online-only event. We ask all attendees to please register here on EventBrite. As the event approaches, all attendees will receive the link to the Zoom conference by email, along with instructions on how to connect online and by phone and how to navigate the conference.

Please join us and invite your friends! For more information, please email rsvp@fire-wa.org.

United for Good Interfaith Prayer
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm

In this time of trial and struggle, as we confront challenges to our health, our civil society, and our body politic, we are at a crossroads of conscience. And though the voices of vitriol and extremism often resound loudly, it is the quiet resolve, the reasoned discussion, and the judicious wisdom of the good, the undaunted, and the hopeful that will see us through this crisis.

In the spirit of silent prayer and reflection that is too often obscured by the static of cynicism, local religious leaders will gather in Seattle’s St. James Cathedral at this unprecedented time. All are invited to join in this brief
interfaith service of quiet reflection via livestream. On the cusp of the exercise of our most essential civil right, we ask you to embrace this moment of contemplation and connection, as we affirm the principles that transcend our
differences, and the common cause that will bind the wounds of this Great Nation.

An interfaith event co-sponsored by Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, St. James Cathedral, Temple de Hirsch Sinai, and First African Methodist Episcopal.  Download flier

Nov
12
Thu
Mass for the Deceased Homeless @ St. James Cathedral & online
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm

On behalf of the St. James Cathedral Housing Advocacy Committee, you are invited to the St. James Cathedral annual “Mass for the Deceased Homeless.” This year we’ll be able to accommodate only 200 people; so, register early!

Mass for the deceased homeless
Thursday ~ November 12, 2020 ~ 5:30 p.m.
St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Registration Required:
https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehbxy1wdb79031bc&oseq=&c=&ch=

The Mass will also be livestreamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook and Vimeo pages.