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Blue Christmas 2017

Blue Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 21 ~ 7pm For many people, the holidays are not merry and bright, but a difficult time. Maybe you have lost someone you love, or are finding all the commercialism exhausting and shallow. If so, you are invited to be with us on the longest night of the year for ‘Blue Christmas,’ a service of remembrance and hope.  Refreshments will follow the service. Childcare available.

Lucia Fest 2017 –  “The Girl with Candles in her Hair”

Sunday, Dec. 10 ~ 5pm YOU are invited to join in the fun of an Our Redeemer’s tradition! Each year the youth of Our Redeemer’s bring the story of Sankta Lucia to life and continue a treasured tradition. This is a beloved tradition in Sweden and Our Redeemers is delighted to bring Lucia’s message of light and charity to the community with a traditional tåg (procession), music, food, dancing and costumes. You’ll learn a little Swedish and have a great … Continued

Living Generously: Practice

From October 15 – November 12 (4 weeks total) Our Redeemer’s will be focusing on deliberate spiritual practices to cultivate living generously and help us understand how we can be even more fearless, courageous, and loving. During this time Our Redeemer’s will provide a bookmark in the bulletin with suggested practices to explore. Each week has a different theme to inform the exploration of these practices (Celebration, Trust, Abundance, Courage). We hope you find these helpful in discovering a new … Continued

Book (and Music) Recommendations from the Staff

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott Anne Lamott’s nontraditional journey to faith is unusual and inspiring as someone nontraditional myself, it’s encouraging to hear her story of transition moving through loss into a place of growth. I highly recommend this book. It’s hilarious and profane and funny and she’s an alcoholic who’s a mess and dealing with having a kid when she shouldn’t have had a kid. It’s great. -Pastor Gretchen Ten Fun Things to Do Before You Die by Karol … Continued

Earthcare/Social Justice – July 2017

Summer Foodbank Drive: Bring Food All Summer Long! We have a goal for our Summer Food Bank Drive – to collect and donate 750 pounds of food for the Ballard Food Bank! Help us meet this goal! All are encouraged to bring non-perishable food to each service you attend, and kid’s especially are invited to bring food to give during Kid’s Offering. We will collect non-perishable food all summer long and weigh the food to keep track progress towards our … Continued

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Along with our calendar, our blog is a great place to see what we’re up to. Read the posts below to hear musings from Pastor Kathy, ministry leaders and folks in our community. You can use a filter to read updates on our high school youth activities, Kids’ Church and much more. There’s a lot happening around here. Feel free to leave a comment, email the author, share things on facebook, and join the conversation.

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