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SEATTLE, WA 98116

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UPCOMING 

EVENTS


The Idolatry of Whiteness-

A Six Part Series on Anti-Racist Prophets
October 13-November 17, 2019

1:00-2:30pm
$20 Registration fee
covers all six sessions
refreshments provided


"The greatest trick that the devil ever played was convincing people he didn't exist".
Whiteness is real, powerful, and pervasive, yet it can slip through our grasp like smoke. This course explores some of the great modern prophets on white racial identity through the lens of biblical idolatry. We will examine how "whiteness" has been constructed, utilized, and codified in political and economic systems throughout history, mirroring the Exodus 32 story. We will introduce authors who envision new ways to understand ourselves, our history, and the possibility of an anti-racist future, while considering the biblical prophets' warnings on idolatry going unchallenged.


Saturday, December 8, 2019, 4PM

Songs of Christmas Sing-Along Event

Calling All Christmas Music Lovers!! Once again, as a gift to our community, we're presenting our annual "Songs of Christmas" celebration, a free one hour family concert and sing-along, followed by Christmas cookies and cider. We hope you’ll join us in Admiral’s beautifully decorated sanctuary for a chance to sing all your favorites, from “Rudolph” to "White Christmas", from “Deck the Halls” to “Silent Night”. The singing will be led by the Admiral Choir under the direction of Pam Gerke and by guest pianist Dr. William Bryant. We've added a special children's section this year, guaranteed to delight your little ones! Please come join us! It isn't a party without YOU there! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! HO-HO-HO!!


Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 2 PM 

"You've got to see this!" Movie Club

December Film: Green Book (2018)
Location: Aegis Living West Seattle
​​​​​​​(4700 Admiral Way)


Our church has so many movie buffs, and there are so many great films to share! We have created a monthly meeting (usually second Tuesdays at 2) where folks watch and discuss a recommended movie, and at the end someone from the group offers to bring the next month's choice. Come ready to enjoy someone else's favorite and to offer your own "You've got to see this!" pick.


Saturday, December 14, 2019

Christkindl Markt: old world German style craft fair

10:00am-4:00pm


Christmas crafts and yummy holiday food for sale.
Drop by for a warm drink and find a great gift for family and friends. You can even exercise your rusty German!


Thursday, December 19, 2019

Contemplative Christmas Taizé Service

6:00-6:45pm

Taizé music highlights the repetition of simple phrases, designed to help meditation and prayer. The singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services is one of its trademarks.The style of prayer is highly meditative. Singing and silence play a large part. Prayer chants are sung in many different languages and include those from the Eastern Orthodox tradition.


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

7:00 pm


Bystander Intervention Workshop

Monday, January 20, 2020

 Seattle's Annual MLK Celebration and March
Garfield High School


Harassment and hate speech are on the rise across the country. Effective intervention is difficult and risky. In this theater-based, immersive workshop, participants practice intervention strategies and learn what works and what doesn't. We use role play, interactive games and follow-up discussion to begin to reprogram our automatic 'fight/flight/freeze' reactions and learn to safely, respectfully de-escalate tense situations.

Admiral UCC offers this workshop in partnership with Anti-Hate Alaska Junction.



The West Seattle

Anti-Racist Book Club

The next meeting of the Afternoon Club is
Tuesday, January 21, 12:30-2:00 pm

The next meeting of the Evening Club is
Tuesday, January 28, 7:00-8:30 pm

 We will be reading:

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo;
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi;
and White Fragility by Robin Diangelo.

We at Admiral UCC are committed to engaging our community on the issues that matter. Our pastor has been connecting with activists, social service providers, and clergy around issues of race. This book club seeks to engage the greater West  Seattle community in thinking critically about how we move from being "not racist" to being anti-racist. Click the button to learn more.

ON-GOING EVENTS

AT ADMIRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

SEE OUR CALENDAR TO KEEP UP TO DATE!

     Sundays

            - 9:30am  Choir Rehearsal (September through June)

            -10:30am Worship

            - 12:00pm Sermon Talk-Back


     Mondays

            - 1:00- 2:00pm Fireside Chat with Pastor Andrew at Brookdale Admiral Heights


     Tuesdays

            - 7:00pm Church Nights
1st Tuesday: Worship Team
2nd Tuesday: Admiral Neighborhood Association community meeting
3rd Tuesday: Church Council
4th Tuesday: Thematic Bible Study
5th Tuesday: West Seattle Anti-Racist Book Club


     Wednesdays

            - 1:30-3:00pm  Pastoral Office Hours at the Admiral Bird

           - 7:00- 8:30pm Choir Rehearsal (September through June)


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Small Groups And Ministries

For more information on any of these groups, please contact the office: officemgr@admiralchurch.org


Women's Book Club

- A monthly gathering on Monday evenings to discuss current books of interest, this group is open to all regardless of how far you actually made it through the monthly selection!


Writing and Prayer Group

- Interested in developing your skills in expressive/creative writing? Excited by the opportunity to create prayers for use in our weekly worship services? Come join us for our monthly evening meetings to share our writing and discuss what makes it effective.


Kainos Arché Alternative Worship Design

- Admiral UCC offers occasional weekday evening worship services to celebrate significant events in the liturgical year (Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Ascension Day, and the Longest Night). Kainos Arché is a Greek phrase which means "new beginnings", representing this group's commitment to thinking creatively about what makes worship engaging, thoughtful, and personal for parishioners. We meet weekly in the month before our upcoming service to brainstorm creative ideas and structure the service for inclusivity and impact.


Cutting Edge Art Group

- We use tissue paper, cardboard, glue, and paint to create dramatic, inexpensive works of art. No experience or “artistic talent” (whatever that means) required! You will learn basic skills and design techniques you can use to create your own projects as well! Contact the office for current meeting times/dates.


Outreach and Service Team

- Admiral UCC supports a number of community organizations and events throughout the year to provide needed aid locally and nationally. Our Outreach and Service Team helps to identify priorities for our congregation and the best strategies for effective mobilization of our members and the community.


Music Advisory Committee

- Music is a big part of worship and community life here at Admiral. The choir is one of our strongest internal ministries, and our staff is exceptional. This group gathers to help support the music ministry of our church, offer suggestions and creative ideas for the future, and coordinates events such as neighborhood sing-alongs, Christmas caroling, and other music programming that reaches beyond our worship.


Fundraising and Events Committee

- Part of our work as a neighborhood church is to help people connect, and there is no better way than through events which invite people in and let them know what we are all about. Our BINGO Nights are the newest contribution of the FEC, and more is on the way.