Seattle Mennonite Church is an Anabaptist Christian community seeking to follow Jesus in the world.
Seattle Mennonite Church is an Anabaptist Christian community. As disciples of Jesus, we believe faith and action are inseparable elements in each person’s pilgrimage. We aim to live out our calling to offer welcome and hospitality, discern God’s will in community, worship faithfully and to build peace in our community and in the world. Sunday morning gatherings offer opportunities for worship in community, fellowship, and Christian education for children, youth and adults. Please join us!
Check out this beautiful reflection on SMC from our own, Jennifer Delanty!
mennoniteusa.org Jennifer Delanty is a member of Seattle Mennonite Church and mother of four young adults, all in their 20s. She enjoys writing, cats, traveling, African-American history and counting the many blessings of her three-generation household. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I...
For a little something different, hear Pastor Megan demonstrate her cow-calling abilities, learned on a Swiss dairy farm. And wonder about discerning the voice of God from the many other voices around us.
Jesus said that the sheep know the shepherd's voice. Pastor Megan reflects on her experience as a farmhand on a Swiss dairy farm - calling cows in from pasture who knew the voice of their actual farmer - and wonders how we might discern the voice ...
Seattle Mennonite has been supporting this regional effort to stand with Indigenous Peoples. Lots of resources and information for those interested in going deeper into this effort.
Day of Caring - digging up weeds, making compost...planting blueberries. Nice work. In Labateyah Garden.
Day of Caring - spreading fresh woodchips on the walking trails of Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. Beautiful sanctuary in Shoreline.
Welcoming the stranger! Do you have housing leads?? Longer term rentals or shorter term house-sitting gigs or folks in search of a roommate all welcome. Several people have reached out to us in anticipation of moving to Seattle and hoping to connect with our church community. Stefanie and Daniel are coming from Albuquerque in July. Katrina is coming from Tucson in the fall. Check your e-communicator "connector board" attachment for more details, or be in touch with someone at the office.
You can find the printed text of Pastor Amy's sermon "We Had Hoped..." here.
pastoramy.blogspot.com image: Daniel Bonnell, script: Amy Marie Epp I am back from sabbatical and grateful to be in the pulpit again. So this is a "What is I...
It was a joy to be standing before you again, beloved congregation. My sermon from the Emmaus road is now up for your listening pleasure.
This is a beloved Easter story, I think in part because of the details that allow us to identify with the disciples on the road. We too have hoped and been disappointed. As the disciples tell Jesus of their broken hope, and he retells the story of God’s people to them, their hope begins to be re-woven. Story by story from the Torah and the Prophets, he ties them back into the fabric of their community. In the bitterness of our broken hopes, may we remember that we too are securely woven into this story.
Pastor Amy explores the place between disappointment and hope with the disciples who encounter the risen Jesus on the road and at the table.
Thank you Sarah Augustine and many others from the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition, who brought depth and challenge to the call of reconciliation with creation and indigenous peoples worldwide.
themennonite.org Photo: The visual display used in Sermon on the Mount Chapel at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, throughout the Rooted and Grounded conference. Photo by Rachel Hiebert/AMBS. “We must choose systems of life over systems of death and stand up to defend the oppressed. There is...
Check it out. May 6th - Seattle Mennonite Day of Caring. Volunteer opportunities to support local non-profits. Register with email@example.com by April 21st.
Where: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) Annual Gala and Fundraiser, The Westin, 1900 5th Ave.
When: Friday, May 5th, 6 pm - 8:30 ish (**NOTE this is before the May 6 activities)
Size of group: up to 8 (more tables can be arranged if more interest)
Submitted by: Emily Headings and Ric Troyer
NWIRP’s annual gala is features live music, delicious food and drinks, and inspirational stories from NWIRP clients and community. It’s also an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our shared commitment to keeping families together, protecting people from violence, and standing up against injustice. Ric Troyer and Emily Headings are hosting a table for this Gala Event, and would love the fill their table with SMC friends who would like to support immigrant justice in Washington state. Note that this is a fundraising event so there will be an ask for support.
Tickets are $125 before April 10 and $150 after that. Register at https://www.nwirp.org/gala2017/ and contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: Labateyah Youth Home, 9010 13th ave NW, Seattle 98117 (Crown Hill Neighborhood).
When: Hours: 1-4pm
Volunteer Ages: All Ages
Number of Volunteers Welcome: No limit
Submitted by Elaine Hickman
In Northwest Native lore, “Labateyah” is a transformer. Changing shape, species or gender, Labateyah also transformed others. Labateyah House, owned by United Indians of All Tribes, is a transitional home for twenty-five 18-23 year olds in crisis, helping them transform themselves to overcome challenges ranging from mental illness and substance abuse to destructive parenting. Labateyah gives them a safe, stable home environment and help in making the transformation into healthy, helpful, happy adults.
The all-volunteer gardening effort includes: a large vegetable garden (about 5000 sf), dozens of berry bushes, and some fruit trees. We grow several thousand pounds of produce, which is used in to feed the residents, with excess going to local food banks. We are adding a new section along the street, which will be both a sharing garden (where the public is invited to pick berries, vegetables, herbs and flowers) and a demonstration garden, where organic and water conservation techniques are featured, including biochar, drip irrigation, and hugelkultur.
We make our own compost and fish emulsion, gather seeds from some of our crops and participate in the Seed Library at Phinney Neighborhood Association.
We will be working on regular garden chores, including harvesting greens and probably tilling and planting. In the Sharing/Demonstration garden, we may be ready to build one or more hugels, high raised beds built on a base of rotting wood. The rotting wood conserves soil moisture and nutrients, and serves as a haven for soil microbes.
In addition, we may have one or more construction/maintenance projects, including building a roof gutter for runoff from our shed, patching concrete steps, and similar projects. If I know folks with experience in concrete work or carpentry will be attending, I'll discuss the work with them, and we'll coordinate accordingly.
What: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Where: 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177
When: 11:00 to 2:00
Age: 14 and up
Group size: 4 to 10
Submitted by Dirk Giesburt
Setting stone edging for the Native Plant Demonstration Garden and/or breaking up a brush pile to facilitate chipping.
What: World Relief Seattle 5k!
Where: Canyon Park Junior High - Bothell
When: 4 hours- 8am-12pm
Volunteer Ages: 13+
Size of group: 5-10
Submitted by Caitlin Wasley
We’d like to invite SMC to send 5-10 people to serve at a 5k race that Canyon Park Junior High is putting on for World Relief in Bothell. For service, we are looking for people to join the Junior High students as they help run the event AND we’re looking for people who will like to to run/walk in the event!
Volunteers will serve from 8am – 12pm:
· Setup help
· Staffing Registration Station
· Staffing the drinks station
· Course Guides
· Takedown help
Location: Canyon Park Junior High - Bothell
Date: Saturday, May 6th
Event Lengths: Run Course: 5K / Walk Course: 1.6 K
Cost: The event is free. Donations (cash, check, credit card) are encouraged and go to support refugee resettlement through World Relief Seattle.
9:00AM: Refreshments & Day of Registration
9:30AM: Refugee Information Session
10:00AM: Walk/Run Start
11:00AM: Celebration and Prizes Raffle
To run/walk in the 5k, register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5k-for-refugees-tickets-33325212608
Where: God’s li’l Acre, 12521 33rd Ave NE
When: 9am - 12pm
Ages: Youth and older
Size of group: up to 8
Submitted by Jonathan Neufeld
God’s li’l Acre welcomes 30 people a day for hygiene services, and the interior space takes its share of bumps and bruises. We have been in the new space for 2 years, and repairing and repainting interior walls is much needed. We look forward to having the drop-in space refreshed and renewed.
nwirp.org Featuring live music, delicious food and drinks, and inspirational stories from our clients and community, our Annual Gala is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our shared commitment to keeping families together, protecting people from violence, and standing up against injustice.
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