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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Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

10/27 American Refugees: A Film Forum

An interactive film screening and conversation about homelessness in Seattle and our community response.  

Join Union church, University Presbyterian Church and Seattle University for an interactive film screening and conversation about homelessness in Seattle. Through four animated short films, we'll encounter real families, homelessness and resilience in Seattle. 

Thursday, October 27th. 6-8:30 pm.

415 Westlake Ave N.

Free event with no-host bar.

  • 6-7 pm - reception, no-host bar
  • 7-8:30 pm - film screening and discussion
  • 8:30 pm - opportunity for extended dialogue and opportunities to sign up to volunteer with attending organizations

http://www.americanrefugees.org/ 

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10/21-23 Women's Retreat
Oct
21
to Oct 23

10/21-23 Women's Retreat

Camp Casey Retreat Center, Whidbey Island

Join us for a weekend away with amazing women to rest, relax, learn and grow surrounded by gentle ocean breezes and contagious laughter.  

Union’s Women’s Retreat this year will be full of study, prayer, and quiet time, but will also be complemented by hiking, yoga, and games.  

We will be staying in officer’s quarters in rooms with two twin beds and will dine in Camp Casey’s retreat center.  No cooking for a weekend!
The retreat is flexible in order to accommodate as many women as possible.  You can attend the entire weekend, one night, or choose a Saturday daytime option.  
For more information or to sign up contact Stephanie — stephanie@templinashford.net

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