Rainier Avenue Church

Welcome! SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE is at 9:00am and 10:30am

Rainier Avenue Church (RAC), located just south of Columbia City in the Rainier Valley, works to bring wholeness in Jesus Christ to people across racial, cultural, and socio-economic lines. RAC is an anchor church in the community through its collaborations with local organizations such as Urban Impact, Coalition for Community Development and Renewal (CCDR), and the Rainier Chamber of Commerce. RAC is a vital part of the Rainier Valley and the world because it serves as a gateway to link significant interaction among committed stewards who provide jobs, education and social services locally and abroad.

Such amazing stories tonight...many thanks to everyone who came out, and especially to those who courageously shared their testimony of coming to this country as refugees. The courage and perseverance you and your families demonstrated in the face of unimaginable circumstances stands as a blessing and a challenge to us all...we are so thankful for you!!

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” - Luke 10:36-37

Our monthly Connect Potluck is tonight in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30pm. This week, we will be hearing stories from some of our fellow congregation members who came to this country as refugees. Bring a dish to share with others, hope to see you there!

Looking for a way to stand with refugees? Check out one of two events that World Relief Seattle will be hosting this Wednesday and Thursday. Attendees will learn more about the effects of the President’s Executive Order, meet newly-arrived refugees, and write letters to their legislators on behalf of refugees. The President’s Executive Order has severe consequences for refugees arriving to America. Among other things, it cuts funding needed for vital refugee programs, including casework, housing, English language, and employment services. To learn what you can do to help ‘welcome the stranger’ to Seattle in this time, check out World Relief Seattle.

Race and Place - InterVarsity Press


Tomorrow Dr. David Leong will be sharing the Word with us as we continue in our "In the Neighborhood" sermon series. And be sure the check out David's new and important book, "Race & Place", which explores the often unacknowledged geographic forces and systems that sustain the divisions between people.

ivpress.com We long for diverse, thriving neighborhoods and churches, yet racial injustices persist. Why? Urban missiologist David Leong reveals the profound ways in which geographic structures and systems sustain the divisions among us and create barriers to reconciliation. For the flourishing of our communiti...

Rainier Avenue Church | Justice And Spirituality Conference

With all the tumultuous events going on in our nation, we want to provide spaces where we can learn, process, and pray together as a church:

On February 19th (Sunday), our prayer team will be leading a special "Heal The Land" prayer meeting in the fellowship hall at 4 pm. There will be several prayer stations set up, and the prayer team will be available to pray with people as well.

On February 22nd (Wednesday), our monthly Connect potluck will be focused on hearing the stories of people within our church who have come to this country as refugees, so that we can remember that refugees are more than just a political issue but a personal one. Dinner begins in the fellowship hall at 5:30 pm, please bring a dish to share.

And of course, registration for our upcoming Justice & Spirituality Conference is still open: www.rainieravenuechurch.org/jsconference

rainieravenuechurch.org as we explore the intersection between these values, and how our Spirituality informs and empowers our pursuit of Justice, and how Justice can provide added depth to our Spiritual lives. Featuring talks, workshops, and worship led by:

Donate Now: Uganda April 2017 - on GroupRev


RAC Family if you missed getting a card on Sunday with the link to donate to my upcoming Uganda Mission trip, here is the link //grouprev.com/UGANDA-APR-2017-pamela-smith. Update: This Sunday's Date Night fundraiser is cancelled as Pam cares for her dad in the hospital. Please comment below, pm Pamela Smith or email psmith@rainieravenuechurch.org to get information about rescheduling.

grouprev.com Pamela Smith is using the free crowdfundraising website GroupRev to raise money for Uganda April 2017 - Uganda 2017 The Twice A Year Adventure Continues

February is Black History Month, and we celebrate the many achievements and contributions of African Americans, as well as their historical and ongoing struggle for equality in this country. We especially want to remember the civil rights movement of the 20th century, which was shouldered by African Americans and so interconnected with the life and teachings of Jesus. This picture features the instructions that organizers provided for people riding on newly integrated buses:

"Pray for guidance and commit yourself to complete non-violence in word and deed."

"Remember that this is not a victory for Negroes alone, but for all Montgomery and the South. Do not boast, do not brag!"

"Be loving enough to absorb evil and understanding enough to turn an enemy into a friend."

May we as a church commit ourselves to tireless a pursuit of justice that is connected to matchless love and ways of Christ!

What it means to be Rainier Avenue Church




5900 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Wednesday 6pm - 8pm
Sunday 9am - 12:30pm
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