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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.

Ensure a Thanksgiving Community Meal for All

Thursday, Nov. 23 ~  12-1pm Each year, the good folks of Our Redeemer’s host anybody and everybody for a no-cost Thanksgiving meal from 12-1pm right on Thanksgiving Day. It takes about 60 (or more!) volunteers to pull it off, and it’s an amazing gift not only to those who get to taste it, but especially to those who prepare it and clean it up afterward. We have one returning and very important volunteer position this year: Table Hosts. Each table … 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

Vision-Aligned Building Update – July 2017

The Year in Review Over the past twelve months, we have seen a great deal of progress on our Vision-Aligned Building (VAB) project. In August, the congregation voted to proceed with a fall capital campaign, Build the Vision… Share the Vision. A committee was then formed to plan and implement the campaign under the guidance of our professional fundraising consultant, Pastor Steve Olson.  During this time, members of the VAB Team held ongoing meeting with our architect, Susan Jones, to … Continued

Spiritual Lifehack*

Daily connections with God, self and others, always nourish and energize us. We know this, right? Those moments of serenity and clarity in prayer. The power of connecting with someone on an honest, human level. The satisfaction when we do something that matters to the universe and to us. But boy, spiritual connections are easy to forget, and hard to turn into habits.   How can we find more that’s good and centering and positive – every day? Well, it … Continued

A Couple Notes of Gratitude

“Hi, Thank you so much for the opportunity to give back to the community. I can’t wait to cook and co-host in future years, you can count on my contribution as long as I live in Seattle. I had so much fun, I can’t think of a better way to spend my holiday. I’m an atheist but I had such a wonderful time last year, I’m devoted to altruism and caring for the most vulnerable members of our society, its … Continued

Vision-Aligned Building SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

10:15am, Sunday, August 28 HEAR about the findings of the recently conducted Capital Campaign Feasibility/Implementation Study VOTE to hire a consultant and proceed with a VAB Capital Campaign Capital Campaign Feasibility Study Completed! Pastor Steve Olson, of Olson Advancement, presented his final Capital Campaign Feasibility / Implementation Study report to the Church Council and VAB Team at the July 19th council meeting. The purpose of the study was to solicit feedback on the VAB plan concept and then provide recommendations … Continued

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