Welcome Table: A Christian Community of the Disciples of Christ

Welcome to Welcome Table! We who are already part of this Christian community give thanks for the ways God has been manifest in our life–and in yours.

In 1907,

a new congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was started in the Rainier Valley on Findlay Street. In a 1967 pictorial directory were these words: what will happen in the next sixty years no one knows but we may confidently say that all leaders are concerned that our church fulfill its responsibility in our changing world.

In 1987,

Findlay Street was the Disciples first “open and affirming” congregation, welcoming persons of different sexual orientation “just as God has welcomed us.” Now we are eager to grow into a deeper understanding and practice of inclusiveness.

The last seven years

have been devoted to situating ourselves for the 21st century, creating a vision for sacred space and mission for us, our children, and our children’s children. We sold our building on Findlay Street in 2006 and have been graciously housed in Mt. Baker Park Presbyterian Church.

We bought land in the urban village of N. Beacon Hill and are working to build a sanctuary and 3 apartments which will eventually give us an endowment for mission. As a people of prayer a labyrinth will be set in the floor. As people who care about the earth we will continue our love of green space with some form of urban agriculture. We will move to a new neighborhood as listeners and learners, discovering new ways to serve.

In 2014,

no longer on Findlay Street, we changed our name to Welcome Table—eager to grow into what that name will ask of us.

Going forward,

with the help of God, we want to be:

* a people of prayer, listening for God’s leading and celebrating God’s transforming grace;
* a community of storytellers, giving witness to how we have seen God at work in creation;
* a congregation of mission, especially dedicated to a ministry of reconciliation in a world so divided by racism, violence, and economic disparity;
* a people of repentance, who give thanks for the forgiving love we have known through Jesus Christ; and
* a community of hope, who, without minimizing the tragedies of life, also affirm that suffering and death do not have the final word.

[02/21/17]   We offer many prayers today and stand with our brothers and sisters who are suffering. We offer prayers of love and justice to our Jewish brothers and sisters who have had to face hate this weekend. We stand with you against these acts of cowardly violence.

And we pray for all those who are still living and protecting God's lands at Standing Rock, all have been told if they do not leave by Wednesday will be arrested. In God's Holy name we stand with you as you protect this Holy Ground.

In God's Holy name.....hear our prayers.

[02/09/17]   Last week at church we had folks pair up and read this text to one another and so we thought we could share with you friends on facebook. We don't know what the days, weeks, months look like ahead but what you can know is your are blessed and your do not serve any political party but a God of justice you believes you are Blessed: So receive.

Matthew 5:3-12, NRSV
3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11“Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

[02/01/17]   The Matthew 5 text is perfect this week. Friends, indeed YOU are the light of the world, YOU are the ones who is going to bring hope to a confused place, YOU are the ones who knows love must always Trump hate and YOU are the ones who may even teach it with a little saltiness, so go forth telll the good news, resist evil and be the LIGHT!

13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.

17“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. 18For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Rehearsal before worship

[01/26/17]   What does sanctuary mean to you?

[01/22/17]   Hey Friends! Welcome Table will be a great place today to be inspired about what it means to be called and to live as Jesus would in tough times. I think we were off to a good start yesterday Welcome Table community supported marchers in Seattle being a step off, bathroom and hydrating station, and we had marchers in DC, Seattle and Yakima, this is what the Gospel looks like!

[01/08/17]   Happy New Year to us all! I know many of us are happy to see 2016 go but we also look to 2017 with much trepidation. If any of us listen to any kind of news, (and I know most of us do) we are hearing ways that the Affordable Care Act will be gutted, how women’s reproductive health will be threatened and we may be in another war soon.
Listening to all this may make any of us just want to curl up and go back to bed. But friends our ancestors have been here before, been threatened before, and have nothing but their faith and strength fought back. And that is what we are called to do. We are called to resist and to love. And that is what I am going to do. Each week I am going to participate in one act of resistance in love. It might be volunteering with an interfaith youth group, donating money to a women’s organization or civil rights cause, it may just calling up a friend, having coffee and saying I am with you and that none of us is alone.
So look to this coming year as a year of living out your calling as a practicing Christian. I know it will make a difference! And what I plan to use as my daily prayer is one Kathy Lloyd sent me for all of us. Read it, pray it, be inspired by it, live it. Blessed Be for our community.

For the ancestors, who now dwell in the company of angels, accosted and assaulted while present upon the earth, enduring avalanches of animus of which have never been atoned,

I will resist.

For babies bombarded by bombs, bounties placed upon their beautiful heads at birth,

I will resist.

For the cacophony of cries citing crimes against humanity, callous cycles of crisis with casualties colored in chalk upon concrete,

I will resist.

Until the lion lays down with the lamb,

until we study war no more,

until everything is not just everything, but what it’s supposed to be,

I will resist.

Until we are free.

Against hate,

against racism,

against oppression,

against suppression,

against xenophobia,

I will resist.

Until peace is not just two digits raised in the air,

until justice flows like waters, and righteousness, like a mighty stream,

the LORD being my witness and my help,

I will resist.






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