This Sunday, October 2
Disrupted for Good: Outrageous Hope
A Worship With Communion Sunday.
This week's scripture is Luke 1-3.
James B will focus on the reason Luke was written and why it is relevant today. Join us for a time of worship with communion at 10 a.m.
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.
How does Jesus need to break into our lives to help us live as people who can step out on the path of peace and reach out to others sitting in the shadow of death?
Through the heartfelt mercies of our God,
God’s Sunrise will break in upon us,
Shining on those in the darkness,
those sitting in the shadow of death,
Then showing us the way, one foot at a time,
down the path of peace. Luke 1:78-79 (The Message)
If you would like a supplemental reading, we recommend Luke for Everyone by Tom Wright.
Coming in January. Contact James B to learn more.
Q10/13 QCommons: Engaging Our Divided Nation
6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. discussion. 415 Westlake Ave N.
A two-hour live event focused on how to bring hope and leadership in a critical moment for America.
Sunday, 10/23 Evening Open Mic
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 415 Westlake Ave N.
Come ready to offer a reading, a song or your audience participation. A light dinner will be served. Open Mics are every Fourth Sunday evening.
10/27 American Refugees: A Film Forum.
6:00 reception, 7:00 film. 415 Westlake Ave N.
An interactive film screening and conversation about homelessness in Seattle and our community response.
Mondays: Union Women’s Shelter will begin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.