Monday, August 22, 2016

"Stump the Minister" August 21, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

This was a service where anyone from Westside was welcome to submit a question to Alex for the service. He did not see or hear them until the service leader read them nor did he know who is asking the question. 

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Monday, August 15, 2016

"Are We Believers?" August 14, 2016

Rev. Alex Holt

So called 'pop culture' speaks to the power of change and possibility. So does transitional ministry. Alex will speak on the importance of belief and how the song "Believer" by American Authors can empower our hearts as well as minds.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"We Have Work To Do" August 7, 2016

Crystal Zerfoss, Seminarian

We manifest love in the world whenever we build community and foster relationships, whenever we live into understanding and peace, whenever we work together for justice and equality. The arc of the moral Universe bends toward justice, yet it takes the effort of each one of us to shorten the trajectory. My dear friends, we have work to do!

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Monday, August 1, 2016

The Plight of Black Youth July 31, 2016

Dominique Davis

Dominique Davis, is Co Director of the 180 Program--a gang and criminal justice prevention program in the greater Seattle area. Dominique dedicates his life to helping youth "turn around their lives" hopefully avoiding the criminal justice system and its lasting negative consequences. Dominique will offer his own compelling story, share with us the reality of the plight of at risk youth in Seattle and King County--especially young Black men, and challenge us to action as a Congregation that has endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Habitable Alien Worlds" July 24, 2016

Rev. Amanda Aikman

Why are habitable exoplanets bad news for humanity? What would it mean to discover that we are not alone in the universe?

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Monday, July 11, 2016

"Dance On a Brink" July 10, 2016

Rev Amanda Aikman

"You are closer to glory leaping an abyss/than upholstering a rut," said poet James Broughton. What are the perils and rewards of risk-taking, and what can spur us to taking more risks in our precious lives?

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

"Compassionate Presence" July 3, 2016

Rev. Barbara Cornell

People with a lived experience of mental illness and addiction, along with their families and friends, often struggle with bias, ignorance, misunderstanding, exclusion and a lack of support and funding for even the most basic of services. As one in five or six people struggle with mental illness or addiction issues, this situation impacts nearly every family in our communities. Rev. Barbara will reflect on her ministry with those who struggle and how our congregations could consider an alternative response to the mentally ill and the addicted with compassionate presence at the foundation.

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