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Grounded in the Word
A special art exhibit designed to complement Diana Butler Bass’s visit.  Grounded in the Word features artist Sandra Bowden’s series of 23 collagrapghs, images created from a printing process incorporating collage.  In the UCUCC Chapel through November 22

Weaving logoWeaving our Strengths Workshop
October 3, 2014 | 8:30 am
4:00 pm
The Church Council of Greater Seattle invites you to Weaving Our Strengths on Saturday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle.

Weaving Our Strengths is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good.  Connect across denominations, share best practices, nurture neighborhood collaborations, foster spiritually-grounded action, and bring insights and opportunities back to your home congregation.

The day includes worship, two sessions of workshops, a resource fair, a celebration of the Gertrude Apel Pioneering Spirit Awardees, and a Connection Café.  Workshop themes include Church in the Neighborhood; Congregational Capacity Building; Civil Conversation; Worship, Arts & Prayer; and Intergenerational Ministry & Justice.
more information on Weaving our Strengths

Carrie NewcomerCarrie Newcomer in Concert, kick off event for Weaving our Strengths
Friday, Oct 2, 7 pm
University UCC, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle WA
ticket info at Brown Paper Tickets
Singer/Songwriter Carrie Newcomer shares gems of songs, cut from the stone of ordinary life. Rolling Stone says she “asks all the right questions and refuses to settle for easy answers”.  Her rich voice delivers songs of fierce intimacy, infused with natural images and respect for all; she is frequently compared to the poets Mary Oliver and Wendell Berry.  Newcomer is “a poet, storyteller, snake-charmer, good neighbor, friend, and lover,” says author Barbara Kingsolver. Cutting across boundaries of secular and spiritual, this Quaker artist invites us all to live more whole-hearted lives.Free parking is available in the parking lot on 45th Avenue & 15th Avenue NE. Newcomer’s appearance is produced by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, as part of our work to create crossroads of understanding and collaboration among diverse communities.

The concert will be welcoming to people of all beliefs. Tickets for the concert alone are best purchased here. Those who wish to attend the entire conference may register and add a concert ticket to their purchase. This concert is made possible by generous sponsorship from: The Center for Courage & Renewal, Dancing Word, and the Creativity Council of University Congregational United Church of Christ.