The Lecture Series is back!

2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow
Join us for a Fall online speaker series via Zoom
Fridays, 7 pm, October 16, 23, 30, and November 6
Register here |Ticket prices start at $0

2020 has been a year like none other in our memories. The profound and widespread grief of this year has been overwhelming. But, perhaps it is by walking through such grief that we are awakened to the possibilities of hope, transformation, and joy.

This series invites speakers familiar and new to our UCUCC / Lecture Series audience to share what they are currently working on and to reflect on a deep grief and a deep joy each has experienced in 2020. Where can we find hope in a year such as this?

You are invited to set down the trials of your week and transition into the weekend with these hope-filled conversations.  The lamentation of John Denver’s All This Joy, All This Sorrow, offers an an inspiration, soundtrack, and poetry for the series.

Registration is for the full series. Join us for one or all conversations. Consider helping support the series at these ticket prices:
$ 0 Joyful you can join us!
$15 Grateful for your support!
$30 Helps cover the cost of a single session
$90 Helps cover the cost of the full series
Zoom link will be sent upon registration.

This speaker series is supported by a generous $5,000 donation from Don and Brenda Mallett who invite you to consider making a gift of your own to the Bob Fitzgerald Speaker Fund supporting The Lecture Series at University UCC, Seattle. Thank you, Don and Brenda!

More information about this series:
Friday, October 16: Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle, with Pastor Rev. Todd Smiedendorf.
Friday, October 23: Dr. John J. Thatamanil, Associate Professor of Theology & World Religions, Union Theological Seminary, with Pastor Rev. Catherine Foote
Friday, October 30: Rev. Yolanda Norton, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible / H.Eugene Farlough Professor of Black Church Studies, Graduate Theological Seminary, and creator/curator of the Beyoncé Mass, with Pastor Rev. Amy Roon
Friday, November 6: 2020 Election Watch
More information to come for this time together

Register for the series here, pay what you can $0 – $90

If you have questions or speaker suggestions for this or future series, contact us at