Community News

Amazing gRace, May 30

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Saturday, May 30

Join LVC volunteers, alumni, and supporters for an all-day, city-wide, educational, scavenger hunt style fundraiser where competing teams will explore Seattle’s LVC placements, social justice landmarks, partner congregations, and volunteer intentional communities, learning about “Healthy Communities”. You can RSVP on Facebook or search on Facebook for Amazing gRace Fundraiser Event.

“Meaning Well vs. Doing Good” Book Group, starts May 14

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Four Thursday evenings, starting May 14.
6pm for potluck dinner, 7pm for discussion
@ Darla’s house

We all want to be good people, but how do we actually go about doing the most good in the world? Are we led by our emotions or by hard evidence about the impact of what we do? Where do we start? Is it ever enough? We raised several of these questions at our Maundy Thursday discussion–let’s continue to ask, in conversation with Peter Singer’s The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically Read the book, bring a dish to share, or just come for the conversation. Please RSVP to (Check out Peter Singer’s TED Talk on effective altruism for a preview of the book group discussion here!)

From Ferguson to Seattle: The Challenge to Hope, May 13

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 7-9:30pm
@: The Well/Queen Anne United Methodist Church, 1606 5th Ave W

Join leaders from Ferguson, MO as they help us explore what happened there, what they learned, how it’s not unique to Ferguson, and how we need to work across city, state, and sectarian lines. This event will be led by the Rev. Dr. F. Willis Johnson and Father Steve Lawler. Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets; no one will be turned away. Follow the link or copy-paste the following into your browser’s address bar:

This event is co-sponsored by The Well, Columbia City Church of Hope, and The Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Columbia City Farmers Market Begins May 6!

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Wednesdays, 3-7pm

Starts again May 6! Join other Hopers for picnic dinners on the lawn every Wednesday evening (around 5-7pm), and look for Church of Hope hosting the kids activity table! (Want to help host the table? Please let Darla know at

Isis Women Arts Festival, May 2

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Saturday May 2nd, 7pm
@: The Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S.

Our amazing and talented children’s minister Giavonna White will be dancing at the 6th Annual Isis Women Arts Festival, an all women-identified performing and visual artist showcase. $10 suggested donation.