Sunday, October 30
To Ponder & Praise — Luke 2:1-20
We are reading the Christmas story early this year. At the end of October and two weeks before our election, how do we read this passage that begins with the familiar refrain, "In those days..." What were those days? What are our days? God broke through the skies to proclaim, "good news of great joy!" The response was astonishment, action, praise and pondering. What is our response?
The Sermon Series
Jesus entered into a tumultuous time. God had seemed silent for too long, rebellions had come and gone and the dominating empire created a culture of fear and isolation. Where was the hope?
In our own time of uncertainty and instability, we ask a similar question. Where is the hope? In this polarizing time where fear, despair and rage seem to be our only common ground, we need the disruptive healing presence of the One that binds the brokenhearted and sets the captive free.
This fall we will spend time with people to whom God first revealed his outrageous hope; people to whom God said, “Your prayer has been heard.” What begins with a few people will expand to a message of outrageous hope that is for all of humanity!
Outrageous is not a tame word; neither is Jesus.
6:00 reception, 7:00 film. 415 Westlake Ave N.
An interactive film screening and conversation about homelessness in Seattle and our community response.
11/2 Women's Gather
Wednesday, 6:30-8:45 p.m. 415 Westlake Ave N.
11/19 Eyes on Jesus: Reflection & Prayer Retreat
Saturday, 9:30-3:30, St. Mary's on the Lake.
Join us for a day of learning through scripture, silence, reflection and the beauty of the outdoors. Led by Cathy Thwing; sign up by emailing Loretta. Cost is $20.
Mondays: Union Women’s Shelter
We are in our 3rd year of operation this fall. Every Monday evening our venue is transformed into a guest room for women who have no other place to stay. If you would like to help host on a Monday evening, there are many ways to get involved. Contact Kara at email@example.com.
Tuesdays: Women's R&R Group
Relax, Restore, Rejuvenate, Read. 9:30-11:30 am at 415 Westlake, main venue. Childcare available. There will be a different topics each week; come when you can.
Wednesdays: Evening Discussion.
Interactive Bible Study, 7pm Wednesdays in the Kakao café.