Broken Systems: The Problem with Cash Bail (and What You Can Do About It)
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Broken Systems: The Problem with Cash Bail (and What You Can Do About It)

Cash bail was originally designed to make sure that people charged with a crime would return to court for trial.  In reality, however, bail has created a deeply divided legal system.  People who cannot afford the cost of bail are faced with a lose-lose choice: plead guilty, even if innocent, and be denied your day in court; or remain in jail until trial and risk losing your job or children. But our neighbors at the Northwest Community Bail Fund are working to change this.  The NCBF provides bail for certain people unable to pay, helps navigate the legal process, and advocates for bail reform.  Please join us for an evening led by Kimberly Ambrose, senior lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law and director of the Race and Justice Clinic, as she educates us on the present reality of the cash bail system, what the NCBF is doing to combat the injustice inherent in that system, and what you can do to support their work.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/broken-systems-the-problem-with-cash-bail-and-what-you-can-do-about-it-tickets-47876453762

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Kindness Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Kindness Camp

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Kindness Day Camp will be hosted by Compass Housing Alliance on Dexter. We will look at how we can be kind to the planet, ourselves, others and animals. Camp will include activities, science, lunch, and more! Hope to see you there!

Aug. 6-9th 10:00am-12:30pm
Lunch provided at Noon

Open to Elementary Age kids
Nursery available for volunteers

Cost: FREE!

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Just Mercy Book Discussion
Jul
10
7:00 PM19:00

Just Mercy Book Discussion

TUESDAYS, July 10 & August 14, 7PM

Location: 415 Westlake Ave N

The Union book group will be looking at issues around incarceration through Bryan Stevenson's book "Just Mercy". Feel free to join the discussion at either of the two dates listed above. Contact Dave Machemer (davemachemer@yahoo.com) for further details.

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Union Book Group
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Union Book Group

Come find out why women are dressing up in white bonnets and red dresses at protests across the country! The Union book group will be diving into Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as Season 1 of the recent Hulu adaptation; feel free to engage with one or both versions before coming. We will explore how and why this dystopic tale has recently become such a cultural flashpoint, looking at such themes as totalitarianism, religious fundamentalism, racial representation and of course feminism.

Contact:  JoAnn

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Poverty and Social Justice Roundtable
May
20
11:30 AM11:30

Poverty and Social Justice Roundtable

There are more than 2000 scripture verses that speak of poverty and injustice. How does this connect to your story? At the center of Jesus' ministry is the radical empowerment of vulnerable people groups. We want to gather and discuss how Jesus' call to discipleship is also a call to disruption. In what ways are your heart and hands being moved to respond? What is Jesus calling you to "come and see"?

We know there are so many stories of engagement and hope in the Union community but we can often feel alone, isolated and defeated.  Join us for a Roundtable discussion on May 20th to learn and imagine together about how we can continue to be a part of God's work of "loosening the bonds of injustice"  (Isaiah 58:6). 
Facilitated by MacEwan Cuthbertson

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Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other
Apr
29
5:00 PM17:00

Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other

Pre-registration required by April 1: Email cathythwing@gmail.com or fill out a signup sheet Sundays on the cement block

Each week we'll begin with a simple meal & conversation and then entering into a shared time of listening to a Gospel text. In a consistent, committed small group for the 4 weeks, we will share what we noticed, reflect further on how God might be inviting us through this story, listen deeply to one another, pray silently for one another and offer one another what we notice in our listening. Previous participants describe Listening Groups as a well-worth the investment of time.

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Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other
Apr
22
5:00 PM17:00

Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other

Pre-registration required by April 1: Email cathythwing@gmail.com or fill out a signup sheet Sundays on the cement block

Each week we'll begin with a simple meal & conversation and then entering into a shared time of listening to a Gospel text. In a consistent, committed small group for the 4 weeks, we will share what we noticed, reflect further on how God might be inviting us through this story, listen deeply to one another, pray silently for one another and offer one another what we notice in our listening. Previous participants describe Listening Groups as a well-worth the investment of time.

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Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other

Pre-registration required by April 1: Email cathythwing@gmail.com or fill out a signup sheet Sundays on the cement block

Each week we'll begin with a simple meal & conversation and then entering into a shared time of listening to a Gospel text. In a consistent, committed small group for the 4 weeks, we will share what we noticed, reflect further on how God might be inviting us through this story, listen deeply to one another, pray silently for one another and offer one another what we notice in our listening. Previous participants describe Listening Groups as a well-worth the investment of time.

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Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other
Apr
8
5:00 PM17:00

Listening Groups: Listening to God, to Myself, to Each Other

Pre-registration required by April 1: Email cathythwing@gmail.com or fill out a signup sheet Sundays on the cement block

Each week we'll begin with a simple meal & conversation and then enter into a shared time of listening to a Gospel text. In a consistent, committed small group for the 4 weeks, we will share what we noticed, reflect further on how God might be inviting us through this story, listen deeply to one another, pray silently for one another and offer one another what we notice in our listening. Previous participants describe Listening Groups as a well-worth the investment of time.

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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday

  • 415 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)
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Led by musician Aaron Norman with original music composed by Jesse Stewart,  join a focused time of rejuvenating the soul through lament, grief and gratitude. Through music and prayer reflect on Jesus' last supper with his disciples and his act of sacrificial love.  "Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end." John 13:1 (Childcare provided.)

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Feb
3
11:00 AM11:00

Kids and Race Workshop

  • 415 Westlake Avenue North Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)
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Interactive teaching of Narrative/Counter-Narrative, Race in Media, Racial Identity Development, Colorblindness and Racial Identity Education, Action Steps, Q & A (as time allows). 
Hosted in partnership with Immanuel Lutheran Church.

 

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