Resources to reflect, learn, pray and live more in alignment with God’s justice in our world. Begins December 1. Sign-up by emailing email@example.com to receive daily emails throughout Advent. If you received these emails last year, there is no need to sign-up again.
In our noisy world that demands our attention and focus in pulling, often conflicting directions, Listening Groups are a space to Listen to God. You will hear gospel passages and spend time in quiet, listening to what you notice as you reflect and listen to one another. We invite you to a space of restoration where in small group community you will experience reflection, grace, affirmation and support. All are welcome to slow down and discern the Spirit’s voice in our lives.
Dates: Sunday, December 2, 9, 16 & 23
Time: 5:00-7:30, light dinner provided
Please Register by Sunday 11.25.18
Contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org || REGISTER HERE
Following Second Sunday meal, Truth & Justice will host our third event as Sean Goode of Choose 180 addresses Youth & Incarceration.
What do we need to know to change the direction for youth facing incarceration?
CHOOSE 180 will provide an immersive presentation on juvenile justice that will allow each of us to understand the interconnected nature of our experiences and how our community plays a pivotal role in the decisions we make and the direction of our life. We will learn the tools that have empowered over 2000 youth and young adults to commit to a new direction for their life and leave with a new perspective on our role in justice reform.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship Gathering
Wednesday | November 21 | 7 pm | 415 Westlake
Join with our Union Worship Band for a time of giving thanks through music, scripture and prayer. For all ages.
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer
Join us on Sunday, November 11, for an interactive discussion with the Northwest Community Bail Fund, as we learn about the how the cash bail system works in Washington state and the work that is being done locally to combat the injustice inherent in that system. Lunch will be served at 11:30, followed by a short film and dialogue starting at 12:30. Childcare will be provided.
We suggest reading this Seattle Times article to learn more about how the bail system affects our local community.
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.