CHOOSE 180 transforms the lives of youth and young adults by partnering with institutional leaders, connecting them with community, empowering them with choice and teaching them the skills necessary to avoid engagement with the criminal justice system.
Join Union and others in the community as we celebrate choice and change.
Learn more here.
Join us, Sunday October 14th, to watch and discuss the documentary "The IF Project", a collaboration between Law Enforcement, currently and previously incarcerated adults, and community partners focused on intervention, prevention and reduction in incarceration and recidivism. This project is based on the question: If there was something someone could have said or done that would have changed the path that led you here, what would it have been?
Prior to the movie starting at 12:30PM, a simple lunch will be available at noon. Following the movie, there will be a time to hear from one of the women featured in this documentary, and to have discussion in small groups. It promises to be an impactful afternoon.
Childcare is available and will provide age-appropriate activities that allow the kids to engage in the topic of incarceration.
This event is FREE to all, though donations will be accepted to help cover the cost of the movie, food, and childcare. Tickets found here.
Immanuel Community Services’ (ICS) mission is to alleviate the effects of poverty, hunger, homelessness and addiction by providing community-based social services to those in need. Join us to support one of Union Church’s partners in the South Lake Union/Cascade neighborhoods.
If you would like to join our Union table, email Renée
Alice and Peter have kindly invited us to come and pick apples with them on their farm in Darrington which is about an hour and a half away. We’re planning to meet at 9am at the Northgate Park and Ride (300 3rd Ave NE, Seattle) if you want to carpool. Or you can always come on your own or arrange your own carpool and meet at the farm at about 10:30am.
Questions? Email Kierstin
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
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.
Gather for Ethiopian food and coffee and learn how SCOPE has been working to improve health for women and children in Gondar, Ethiopia. Hear from student fellows, staff, and partners about how SCOPE is building partnerships to bring lasting change for maternal and child health.
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.
Union’s artist in residence, Aaron Norman, is creating a space for our community to learn, discover and worship together.
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