Columbia City Church of Hope

A progressive faith community rooted in God’s grace and acceptance where we work together toward justice, love, and wholeness!

We are a progressive new church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA) forming in the Columbia City neighborhood of southeast Seattle. Grounded in the hope of living in a world infused by God, we seek to reach out to connect with our neighbors and build meaningful relationships in the community.

We live in a world of so much contradiction, so much joy and beauty, and yet so much pain and confusion. The stories of God’s presence in the world—through the wonder of creation, the wisdom of prophets, the life of Jesus, and the stirrings of the Spirit—encompass the extremes of our experience and reveal as sacred all the stuff of everyday life in between. As we gather to awaken to the presence of God in ordinary life we grow into a community that celebrates life, extends compassion, and unites people to work for justice and wholeness.

In the fall of 2010 we began gathering in a church building near the heart of Columbia City, which was previously home to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They closed in the summer of 2010, giving their blessing to the new church start and their property to Compass Housing Alliance, with the hope that the site will one day provide apartments for limited-income seniors and veterans, plus space for a new sanctuary. Church of Hope began meeting weekly on Easter Sunday in April 2011, and continues to meet every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We also gather for monthly yoga retreats, semi-regular potlucks in local homes, service projects in the community, and visioning meetings to discern how we are going to be church.

Everyone is welcome at all of our events: old, young, gay, straight, believers, doubters, fence-sitters, activists, scientists, poets, and slackers. There is a place here for you!

Faith Action Network

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Faith Action Network Celebration

Sun, Sept 10
We are officially an Advocating Congregation with Faith Action Network! What does this mean? We are committed to advocating for the common good, partnering with other communities of faith to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We will celebrate this partnership on Sept 10, welcoming FAN Organizer Chasity Jones to lead the reflection and to join us for a special celebratory potluck after the service. Please bring a dish to share, questions about FAN, and your calendar to sign up for upcoming actions!

fanwa.org Faith Action Network (FAN) is a statewide interfaith advocacy 501(c)3 non-profit organization through which thousands of people and over 70 faith communities across Washington State partner for the…

Vacuum for Lutheran Volunteer Corps House?

Do you have a vacuum in good shape that you’d consider donating to the volunteers at Sula House? Living in intentional community is exciting and challenging--and helping them keep the place tidy is one way that Church of Hope can help support them this year! Let Darla know if you have a vacuum to give.

Faith Action Network Celebration & Potluck!

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Faith Action Network Celebration & Potluck!

us1.campaign-archive2.com We are officially an Advocating Congregation with Faith Action Network! This means we committed to advocating for the common good, partnering with other communities of faith to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We will celebrate this partnership on Sept 10, welcoming FAN Organizer…

New Action Teams at Church of Hope

As part of our effort to take concrete action for justice as a community of faith, we are launching two new teams to organize us, focusing on two issues where we have already been building momentum. Both these teams are open to anyone who would like to participate and will be led by the folks who show up! Talk to Lexi for more info about either group, or come to the next meeting!

Racial Justice Action Team
Tues, Sept 12, 6-7pm (first meeting--subsequent schedule TBD)

Housing Justice Action Team
Monday, September 25, 7-8pm (alternating 4th Monday and 4th Tuesday each month)

Can you even recognize this room in our basement?! It's now home to Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, which started classes this week. Hooray, and huge love to Benjamin Conrad Gore and Jasen Frelot!

Promised Land

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Promised Land (an invitation from Faith Action Network)

Sunday, October 1, 2--4:30 PM @ Central Lutheran Church (1710 11th Ave, Seattle)
Promise Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. Join us for a showing of the film, followed by a discussion featuring Ken Workman, 4th Generation Great Grandson of Chief Seattle and Duwamish Tribal Council Member. Learn how you can support the Duwamish as they seek the recognition they deserve. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to help the Duwamish Tribe. For facebook event and flyer:

facebook.com Promised Land is an award-winning social justice documentary that follows two tribes in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they...

Kids and Race: Power and Privilege

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Kids and Race: Power and Privilege

Saturday, September 16, 9am-12pm @ Church of Hope
This follow-up to Kids and Race: Changing the Narrative teaches caregivers how to recognize and address the misuse of power and privilege in children. This workshop empowers educators and parents to give voice to children of color without tokenizing a child who often just wants to fit in. Our program includes a concurrent children's program for 3 - 9 year olds led by professional educators. Younger or older children are welcome to stay with their parents. Using art, movement, music and conversation, we teach children to notice and celebrate their own power and privilege. Then we encourage them to utilize their individual advantages for the good of those who are most often overlooked. We make every effort to make our events accessible; please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions. Scholarships available upon inquiry for families in need. Tickets ($20 adults/$10 kids) at

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The International Examiner – Local workshops encourage parents to talk about race with their kids

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In the news:

Our own Lexi Potter and Jasen Frelot on Kids & Race in the International Examiner: Local workshops encourage parents to talk about race with their kids. Join us at Church of Hope on Sept 16 for the next workshop!

iexaminer.org In the wake of the Charlottesville attack, I sat down with Jasen Frelot to talk about his Kids and Race program, which has so far engaged over 500 parents and children in discussions about race and racism. Jasen is also the founding director of Columbia City Preschool of Arts and Culture, an innovat...

Faith Action Network

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Faith Action Network Celebration

Sun, Sept 10
We are officially an Advocating Congregation with Faith Action Network! What does this mean? We are committed to advocating for the common good, partnering with other communities of faith to build a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. We will celebrate this partnership on Sept 10, welcoming FAN Organizer Chasity Jones to lead the reflection and to join us for a special celebratory potluck after the service. Please bring a dish to share, questions about FAN, and your calendar to sign up for upcoming actions!

fanwa.org Faith Action Network (FAN) is a statewide interfaith advocacy 501(c)3 non-profit organization through which thousands of people and over 70 faith communities across Washington State partner for the…

Share your Community Events with Church of Hope!!

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Share Your Community Events With Church of Hope!!!

us1.campaign-archive2.com Just a friendly reminder that we would love to share your community events and news in the Church of Hope Newsletter. If you have events you would like to share please send them to Darla. The Newsletter is published every Wednesday and sent on Thursdays. If you have information you would like to see...

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3818 S Angeline St
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