In January, Alki hosted a panel of service providers from various agencies around the city, to discuss the barriers faced by homeless families, and the local services and struggles in Seattle and King County.
(The video they use at the beginning can be found here.)
About Alki UCC
We are an open and affirming community: we believe that no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey — no matter what race, gender, sexual orientation, class or creed — we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith. Therefore our pews are filled with a diversity of people from all walks of life, different denominations, orientations and beliefs. Yet we find ourselves “as One,” a deeply spiritual community that is actively seeking the path that God has called us to follow: to take care of one another and this earth with love and compassion, to be tolerant and open to each others’ experiences, to speak out for justice, and to serve the needs of those less fortunate.
Before we consider any program at Alki UCC we ask: Does it fulfill our mission? “Growing together as disciples of Jesus Christ, courageously sharing God’s love with each other and the world.” Our process of discernment will be applied to this project to ensure whatever we embark upon fulfills our mission as a faith community. The discernment reveals the path that God has called us to follow, and in its process we are drawn closer together in faith formation with one another. If the education programs are successful, by finding our voice and thus our power to speak truth to injustice, those small victories can and will deeply bond our faith community which in turn motivates us to do more. Yet all of this will be for naught if we don’t take it out to the wider community to affect real change in “…sharing God’s love with each other and the world.”