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!
Black History Month
February is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history, stories which have often been ignored or misrepresented in telling the stories of our country. Our Children’s Ministry Gigi will be leading the kids through a special focus on Black history in Sunday School this month.
The Power of Each Other
us1.campaign-archive1.com This Sunday we celebrate the Transfiguration, a mysterious event described in Matthew 17:1-9, just before Jesus faces the enemies who will put him to death. In this cinematic moment, he takes some of his closest friends with him up to a mountain to pray. While they are there, he suddenly begins to s...
New Preschool Starting at Church of Hope!
We are delighted to welcome Columbia City Preschool of Arts & Culture to our building for their launch at the end of February! Founders Jasen Frelot and Ben Gore (our collaborators on the Kids & Race Workshop) are committed to equity, social justice, and anti-bias education as integral to a healthy and whole community. Want to see them in action? Bring your preschooler Fridays in February at 10am for Black History Story Hour, free and open to all!
Mt Baker Meaningful Movie: 13th
Thu, Feb 23, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM at the Mt Baker Community Club
13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay. Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States,” (unless as punishment for a crime)! The progression from that qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling and highly lucrative American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity, a potent mixture of archival footage, and testimony from activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men.
Open to the public. Everyone welcome. Film and Snacks are FREE. Doors open at 6:00 pm for snacks and conversation. Film starts at 6:30 pm. Discussion will follow the film. See you at the movies!
In the spirit of learning to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, our Uke-arist this morning featured Down by the Riverside.
If you missed a Sunday, were volunteering with Sunday School, or just want to hear a sermon again, Tu has created an online audio archive where you can download and listen to them. Thank you, Tu!
Compass Housing Alliance’s 11th Annual “Charting Futures” Gala & Auction
Saturday, March 18, 6 p.m. @ Motif Seattle – 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle
This year’s theme, “Charting Futures” reflects our work helping low-income and homeless individuals and families navigate their way to stability. Join 400+ supporters and influencers for an evening out in support of homeless men, women, and children in our community. Mix and mingle, dine and (dessert) dash, bid on fabulous auction items, and celebrate the powerful changes every day at Compass Housing Alliance. Proceeds benefit Compass Housing Alliance’s housing and support programs for men, women, families, Veterans and seniors in need. Jason Hahn has recently joined the Compass Board and is Church of Hope’s table captain. Tickets are $175 and may be purchased at:
compasshousingalliance.org You’re Invited: Please Join Us! Compass Housing Alliance’s 11th Annual “Charting Futures” Gala & Auction Saturday, March 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Motif Seattle – 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle…
Love your Enemies?!
us1.campaign-archive2.com This is the last week in our series on Jesus’ sermon on the mount, as we reflect on the section Matthew 5:38-48 where Jesus says, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” This is also the text for The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous sermon on Loving Your Enemies in which Dr...
Sunday Worship 11am For more info Check out our Website: www.loveiscentral.org
Confessional Lutheranism in the heart of Seattle.
We welcome all people seeking to discover (or rediscover) the power of God's love in the life of the world.
Located in the heart of downtown Seattle, the congregation of Gethsemane Lutheran Church is dedicated to being a presence, “In Christ, In the City.”
You will know they are Christians by their love. You will find love at the Rock.
The NW's premier church for Lutheran worship. Services are held in Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian and English. http://seattlelatvianchurch.org/
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All are welcome in this place!! Worship with us Sunday at 10am
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Sunday Worship at 10:30 am