St Paul's United Church of Christ, Seattle - Ballard, WA

Finding grace in the search for understanding... there is a place for you at St. Paul’s. Visit to learn more.


Attached is the flyer for the third (and final) Saturday spiritual retreat led by Marci Scott-Weis (April 22).

Activist inspires others through colorful artwork


Here is a link to a recent Evening Magazine (Chanel 5) piece on Adrienne La Faye, wife of our intern Trina Banks!

On Sunday there will be a choir rehearsal at 10:30 am. Jane and Charlie Roys are greeting and hosting fellowship time, Trina Banks and Doug Knutsen are worship leaders, David Anderson is monitoring the sound system, Francine Walls is teaching church school, and Janet Hall is bringing orchids in memory of her mother, Cathie Hall. .

There are still tickets available for the April Fool's (April 1st) dinner hosted by Dave Heater and Bill Soderberg. Tickets are $50 but there has been a fund set up to help with the cost for those who might benefit. Contact me!

The UCC Conference annual meeting has a different format this year. It will be a day-long gathering at Camp Pilgrim Firs on Saturday, April 29. We have three voting delegates and one youth voting delegate. Please contact me if this interests you!

We are also planning an all church retreat (with Prospect UCC) at Camp Pilgrim Firs the weekend of May 19-21. I have met with Meighan Pritchard (Prospect pastor) and our theme will be "Finding Spiritual Grounding in the Midst of Changing Times."

And we have experienced the whole spectrum of emotions in our wider family this week. We welcome Carolina Dianne Green - daughter of Katie (Johnson) and Ryan Green and granddaughter of Chris and Doug Knutsen. We also hold the Altice family in our hearts as they said goodbye to their dog, Opal, who was put down earlier this week.

Tim Adrienne La Faye describes herself as a “colorist” who uses a signature style of bold, bright colors in her works and draws inspiration from her own life. She insists that her entire reason for painting is because of the colors.

[02/17/17]   Friends,

A busy "office hours" day at St. Paul's.

Thanks to Charlie Roys who is on the roof patching a leaky set of windows in the upper lobby (as I write), and to Sharon James and Mary Lou Weitzel who earlier today were taking inventory and then shopping to fill out the kitchen supplies (that didn't come back from fire storage).

And rounding out the day there was an electrical inspection (so far, so good), a worker from Bulger Safe and Lock is finishing work on our doors (crash bars that didn't meet new code, etc.), three groups have had meetings so far today, there has been a request for a Safeway gift card, and Sunday bulletins have been printed and assembled.

On Saturday the book club is meeting (10:30 am in the nursery) to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and led by Mary Lou Weitzel.

On Sunday Jennifer and Ed Philyaw are greeting, Trina Banks and Betsy Flowers are worship leaders, Francine Walls is monitoring the sound system, Bill Soderberg is teaching church school, and Kerri Berlin and Sharon James are hosting fellowship time.

With thanks to Francine Walls, the minutes from Monday's Church Council meeting are availabe.





It feels like we are starting to have a bit of a routine with the building - 20 of the groups are in the process of returning and one new group met last night. It also makes a HUGE difference having internet and phones again...

This is very little warning, but there was a meeting Thursday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church (302 N 78th St) at 7:00 pm for folk interested in continuing with the spirit and energy of the recent march. There is more information on this website:

Sunday is a child-friendly intergenerational worship service with Carol Banach and I sharing the "Time for All." Sharon James and Mary Lou Weitzel are greeting, Trina Banks and Kerri Berlin are worship leaders, David Anderson is managing the sound system, and Erin Raney is hosting fellowship time. Judi duNann will staff the nursery, but there is no church school due to the child-friendly worship. It is a communion Sunday.

Aso this Sunday is the dinner at Ballard First Lutheran Church. We are the first shift - cooking and getting set up - from 2 to 5:30 pm. Chris Knutsen is looking for a couple of folk to round out the crew - contact her to help.

We are shifting our volunteer closing-the-building nights from Fridays to Sundays - and the team includes David Anderson, Tim Devine, Dave Heater, Bruce Miller, Bill Soderberg, and Sue Thomas. As our green (yard and food waste) and blue (recycling) bins get picked up on Mondays, it would be a great thing if we could incorporate emptying the indoor bins into the ones outside and carting them to the curb as a part of our after-church fellowship time culture. Then the evening volunteer would not have to do this.

The February newsletter is attached.

Happy Groundhog Day,
Tim We are a Seattle-based (and expanding) group of older and newer activists, with an idea that together we can be a network of neighborhood-based groups that will create actions and develop ideas that can, we hope, shape the world and the future in ways that benefit people, planet, and all living thin...

The sign on St. Paul's building, and the convictions of our hearts...

Sunday worship. It's good to be home!





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