Blessing of the BicyclesTuesday, May 21st, 2013
Saturday, June 8, 10am at Seward Park (meet at the bike rack by the pottery studio)
The best season for biking is here, and what better way to kick it off than with a blessing of your bicycle! All ages and faiths welcome for this simple service of blessing, including a holy anointing of the bikes with chain lube, prayers for safety, and a ride around Seward Park. The more adventurous among us may wish to continue along Lake Washington Blvd.
Potluck!Monday, May 20th, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 12pm.
Did you know that another church uses our building for their worship services on Sunday afternoons? We’re going to have a joint potluck with the Church of Christ between our services so we can meet each other!
Art WalkTuesday, May 14th, 2013
This Thursday, May 16, 6-9pm.
We will have new, original art on view here at the church–also, check out the alley between Ferdinand and Edmunds for Bohemian Backstreets: an avenue for the greater Southeast Seattle community to experience multi-disciplinary art. Taking from the look, feel and atmosphere of Parisian streets, Community Arts Create has shaped a wildly fresh and new take on the usual arts walk. The uniquely community-driven Bohemian Backstreets not only features traditional visual art (drawings, paintings, etc.) but also takes an interactive approach with live music, performance art, spoken word, dance and of course, food.
Church Garden Is Open!Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
We have already started preparing the beds and planting seeds, but there is still plenty of time to join in the community gardening or to plant your own little plot. Please contact the church if you are interested in being part of the community garden this season!
Contemplation & Action RetreatWednesday, May 1st, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 8:30am-12:30pm .
In our busy lives, we seem to spend quite a bit of time taking care of the needs of others. Indeed, Jesus has shown us by his words and actions that we are to serve the poor and marginalized and strive for justice for those who are persecuted. However, Jesus also showed us by his example that a strong relationship with God through a prayerful contemplative practice is essential to a life of service. Many of us are very good at the service component, but, struggle to maintain a prayer life which can sustain us. We will take some time away from the busyness to welcome the quiet. Through story-telling, shared reflection and silent prayer, we will follow the example which Jesus has shown us of balancing contemplation and action.
We will gather in the church at 8:30AM for light refreshments and begin the retreat at 9AM. We will conclude by 12:30PM. Please join us.
Joe Sherman and Gina Jaime-Whitlock, facilitators.