4320 SW HILL STREET
SEATTLE, WA 98116

Office: 206-932-2928
Urgent Needs: 206-300-6974

EVENTS 

ADMIRAL CONGREGATIONAL 

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST


Walking the Sacred Path

Labyrinth: Ancient Tool for Modern Mystics
Wednesdays 12:15-1:30PM, begins September 8
in the Admiral Church Sanctuary

12:15-12:45: Preparing the Sacred Space
-unfolding the canvas labyrinth in the sanctuary
-brief lecture on the history and theology of the labyrinth

 

12:45-1:15: Open Time for Walking Prayer
-silent space for prayer and meditation
-candle lighting and journaling available

 

1:15-1:30: Closing the Sacred Space
-contemplative music and prayer to close
-re-folding the canvas labyrinth & replacing chairs


Stand Up - Speak Out - Support Peace

Bystander Intervention Workshop

Saturday, September 11, 1-3:00PM
in the Admiral Church Sanctuary


This course is designed to: 

• develop deeper understanding of the dynamics of oppression(s) 

• introduce anti-oppression practices 

• cultivate spiritual practices to sustain and advance this life-long work

 

Practices include:

Breath Prayer

Free-Write Journaling

Intentional Listening

Empathy Cultivation

Lectio Divina

Vision Casting

 

Imagining Beyond Empire

Spiritual Practices to Unlearn Oppression
6 Sessions every two weeks, Online or In Person 

In Person Section: Sundays 9:00-9:45am

Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 14, Nov. 28, Dec. 12


Online Section: Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm

Oct. 5, Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 14

 

Registration Required, $60 fee

(split between Admiral UCC and the Poor People’s Campaign)

 

Classes will be canceled (and refunds issued)

if fewer than 5 people register

 

This course invites us into the profound work of understanding the multiple overlapping forms of oppression we often inadvertently participate in perpetuating and developing spiritual practices that enable us to take an honest look at ourselves and to imagine ways of living beyond these oppressive dynamics. We are all embedded within and act out of systems that are based on the unjust exercise of power or authority. These oppressive actions and systems diminish us, divide us, and inhibit the full manifestation of God’s love and justice in this world.

 

Because it is often the case that when we explore intersecting systems of oppression, race tends to fall out of consideration, we will hold as central cultivating spiritual practices that form us for the work of dismantling racism and white supremacy both in our world and in ourselves.

 


2nd and 4th Sundays

The SOS Stories program is a confidential circle designed to hold space for both our intimacy and our disconnection from our Higher Power.

 

We believe that separation from God is an illusion, yet at various times in our lives it feels very real and overwhelms us all in different ways. We gather together for one primary purpose: to help people who want to heal, strengthen, and deepen their relationship with their Higher Power.

 

We do this by welcoming and giving comfort to those seeking support, by bravely telling our stories of encounter with a loving God, and by giving understanding and encouragement to any person struggling to trust in God’s love and welcome.


Year-Long Study For Anti-Racist Growth

 

UpRooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice by Paul Kivel

Requires pre-registration

Track A: Individual Introspection- SESSIONS FULL

-Monthly facilitated meetings

-Focus on personal understanding of race/privilege and white racial identity

-Goal: develop a healthy white racial identity that resists white supremacy


Track B: Organization Analysis

-Quarterly facilitated meetings with group-specific breakouts

-Focus on assessing the practices and structure of your organization in light of white supremacy culture

-Goal: equip org. members to advocate for anti-racist reforms within their organization

We are creating a learning community in North Admiral that can deepen relationships enough to ask tough questions and commit to meaningful actions for justice and mercy.


ADMIRAL ZOOM BINGO!!

Third Tuesdays, 7:00PM
at the Fellowship Hall Zoom link

Come dressed in the monthly theme to be eligible for a cool prize!

September 21: “Back to School”

See you all there! BINGO!


If you've played before, you know how easy and fun it is! 
If you're a Zoom Bingo novice, click below to email Peggy and she'll get you signed up!


Theology Thursdays

Fourth Thursdays, 3:00PM
Free Lecture and Q&A with Deep Thinkers