What Justice Looks Like | Guest Speaker: Tracy Monts (Sunday Series)
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

What Justice Looks Like | Guest Speaker: Tracy Monts (Sunday Series)

Come explore the themes of Justice located within Scripture with us, and how we can put justice in action as a community.

We believe that our God is a God of justice (Isaiah 30.18). A God who requires that we, his church, his people, do justice (Micah 6.8), that we maintain justice (Hosea 12.6), that we fight for justice (Isaiah 1.17), that we be a people of justice (Deuteronomy 16.20). It must course through the veins of the church community, and roll on like a never ending river.

But what exactly is justice?

The theologian Paul Tillich once said, ‘Justice is power performing the work of love.’ or as Dr. Cornel West poetically declared, ‘Justice is what love looks like in public.’

Justice is love in action. Justice is putting hands and feet into action to change the systems and structures that seek to destroy the poor, the weak, the oppressed. “Justice,” as Bernice King (Dr. King’s daughter) said, “is love applied to systems, policies, and cultures.” Justice and love are inseparable.

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Bring ALL the Candy!
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Bring ALL the Candy!

We need candy! That's right, large amounts of the good candy, the Costco sized bags of candy! Why? Because we want to shower the kids in our neighborhood with copious amounts of candy on Halloween! We’re setting up a table at the top of Counterbalance Park along Queen Anne Ave along with all of the other businesses along to pass out the "good candy"! So bring a bag or two to our Gathering on Sunday (preferably peanut free!) and help us show the kids some love!

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QA Brunch + Prayer Walk
Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

QA Brunch + Prayer Walk

As a community, we believe in the power of prayer. We also believe in the power of a shared meal. On October 26th we’re going to do both: brunch followed with a special prayer walk experience that has been crafted and curated with the help of Dan Jacobs from Neighborhood Liturgy.

We’ll gather together at The 5 Spot at Galer and Queen Anne Ave at 8:30a for brunch and then head out for our curated prayer walk at around 9:30a. Please RSVP so that we know how many will be joining us for brunch. If you can’t make brunch but would like to do the prayer walk with us, meet us at The 5 Spot at 9:30a and we’ll get started.

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Trick or Treat the Ave!
Oct
31
3:00 PM15:00

Trick or Treat the Ave!

Who doesn’t love watching the wonder and joy of kids getting copious amounts of candy on Halloween? We’re setting up a table at the top of Counterbalance Park along Queen Anne Ave along with all of the other businesses along QA Ave to pass out candy! Bring your kids by for some of the “good candy.”

We want to help contribute to the safe, family-friendly environment that is Trick-or-Treating along QA Ave. If you would like to volunteer your a bit of your time on Halloween, Trick-or-Treating happens from 3-6p and we could use a few good people to make these kids night all the better.

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UNITED Happy Hour
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

UNITED Happy Hour

Developing depth of community and relationship takes intentionality. That's why as a community we are committed to creating these spaces for connection. Come spend time with one another on Monday Oct 14th for Happy Hour at Queen Anne Beerhall. It's a laid back and relaxed environment, where you can come and go as you need. Stop by anytime after work between 5p and 6:30p and we'll see you there!

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What Justice Looks Like | A Drum Major for Justice Guest Speaker: Rob Daniels (Sunday Series)
Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

What Justice Looks Like | A Drum Major for Justice Guest Speaker: Rob Daniels (Sunday Series)

Come explore the themes of Justice located within Scripture with us, and how we can put justice in action as a community.

We believe that our God is a God of justice (Isaiah 30.18). A God who requires that we, his church, his people, do justice (Micah 6.8), that we maintain justice (Hosea 12.6), that we fight for justice (Isaiah 1.17), that we be a people of justice (Deuteronomy 16.20). It must course through the veins of the church community, and roll on like a never ending river.

But what exactly is justice?

The theologian Paul Tillich once said, ‘Justice is power performing the work of love.’ or as Dr. Cornel West poetically declared, ‘Justice is what love looks like in public.’

Justice is love in action. Justice is putting hands and feet into action to change the systems and structures that seek to destroy the poor, the weak, the oppressed. “Justice,” as Bernice King (Dr. King’s daughter) said, “is love applied to systems, policies, and cultures.” Justice and love are inseparable.

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What Justice Looks Like | The Hug Heard Round the World (Sunday Series)
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

What Justice Looks Like | The Hug Heard Round the World (Sunday Series)

Come explore the themes of Justice located within Scripture with us, and how we can put justice in action as a community.

We believe that our God is a God of justice (Isaiah 30.18). A God who requires that we, his church, his people, do justice (Micah 6.8), that we maintain justice (Hosea 12.6), that we fight for justice (Isaiah 1.17), that we be a people of justice (Deuteronomy 16.20). It must course through the veins of the church community, and roll on like a never ending river.

But what exactly is justice?

The theologian Paul Tillich once said, ‘Justice is power performing the work of love.’ or as Dr. Cornel West poetically declared, ‘Justice is what love looks like in public.’

Justice is love in action. Justice is putting hands and feet into action to change the systems and structures that seek to destroy the poor, the weak, the oppressed. “Justice,” as Bernice King (Dr. King’s daughter) said, “is love applied to systems, policies, and cultures.” Justice and love are inseparable.

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Seattle Pacific University Church + Ministry Fair
Oct
3
11:00 AM11:00

Seattle Pacific University Church + Ministry Fair

We’re spending some time on the campus of Seattle Pacific University on October 3rd during the lunch rush to tell the new and returning students about UNITED. If you’re free that afternoon and would like to help students find out about UNITED as well as show them some love with free stuff (what college student doesn’t love free stuff?!) then let us know. We’re looking for 2-3 volunteers for all or part of the time!

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Genogram Workshop and Experience
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Genogram Workshop and Experience

A genogram, put simply, is a family tree. But as we all know, families are anything but simple. In this workshop we will use this tool to delve much deeper into our family histories, in an intimate group process that will encourage empathy and self-discovery. We will trace the impact of trauma, illness, culture and spirituality, migration, and even sibling rivalry and communication style. All will learn the basics of how to map these patterns, and those who feel comfortable will have an opportunity to share and collaborate on their process with the group.

What patterns can we spot in our own unique genograms? What can we learn about where we've been and where we'd like to go? This group is meant as an educational introduction to what we call "family of origin" work, which each of us may build upon on our own and/or with the support of a therapist.

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Cultivate | Cultivating a Deeper Connection (Sunday Series)
Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivate | Cultivating a Deeper Connection (Sunday Series)

It has been said that our ’special sauce’ as a church is our authenticity. This speaks beautifully to a deeper connection that is forming among us, a deepening trust that has been emerging over time as we’ve shared our stories, mingled our lives together, and developed a growing love for one another. This is a core part of the church and yet this is not the whole of the church. This is not the fullness of the depth of what is possible. The true deepening of connection happens when we go on mission together. When together we step out to make a difference in the world around us, sharing and exposing the goodness, the sweetness, the love of the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ.

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Cultivate | Cultivating the Upward Life (Sunday Series)
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivate | Cultivating the Upward Life (Sunday Series)

Distraction is a normal part of our culture. We busy ourselves with and worry about so many things and yet feel truly satisfied in our everyday lives. Our great paradox is that we are both busy and bored at the same time. This restlessness eats away at and destroys our sense of God in the ordinary life. As a result we measure our expectations of God, reducing God to something other than He truly is. Rolheiser wrote, “The God who is met in the measured expectations of our own desires and imagination dies in his own impotence and irrelevance.”

What does it looks like for us as a people to cultivate an upward life? A life that experiences God regularly, daily, moment-by-moment? How can we begin to experience a God that is beyond our measured expectations and desires, a God that expands our very imagination?

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Cultivate | Cultivating a Heart for the City (Sunday Series)
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivate | Cultivating a Heart for the City (Sunday Series)

We live in a transient world, a transient country, a transient city: wandering from place to place, job to job, unrooted. Simone Weil once wrote, “To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul." So how can we cultivate a rootedness here in Seattle as a spiritual practice? What does it look like for us to cultivate a heart for the city and root ourselves deeply into the fabric of the city for our own spiritual health?

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Cultivate | Cultivating The Inner Life (Sunday Series)
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Cultivate | Cultivating The Inner Life (Sunday Series)

"Retreat!” is that not what it sounds like to say that we must begin the work of cultivating our inner life? That to begin this work is to say that we must quarantine ourselves off from the rest of society in a monastic community or at best to begin the work of disengaging ourselves from the world. Doesn’t it feel as if a call to cultivate the inner life is a call to escape from a world on fire, keeping all the buckets of water to ourselves? To cultivate the inner life is not escapism, it is not a call to passivity, but rather to action. Cultivating the inner life is an invitation to discover the abundance of the life lived for God. It opens our eyes to the possibilities of the inner land of the invisible where our spirit can find the roots of its strength. Only there will we find the clarity of vision we need to win the daily battle that is this life, and the inner anchor without which we will lose our moorings amid the mass emotions and follies of this modern age.

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UNITED Trivia Night!
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

UNITED Trivia Night!

Who doesn’t like a good game of Trivia! We’re getting together for our second Trivia Night! We’ll be over at Petoskey’s in Fremont, which is an “all-ages” establishment. So, feel free to bring your kids into the mix for some fun. We’ll figure out teams of 6 on-site, but feel free to invite your friends and roommates to come along. It’s a good idea to arrive about 15 minutes before the quiz starts (starting time is 7:30p). This is a great way to introduce people into our community!

Parking is all street parking, but it’s fairly plentiful at that time of night—especially a few blocks away.

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Uprising | The Power (Sunday Series)
Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Uprising | The Power (Sunday Series)

“For thine is the kingdom, the power, the glory, for ever and ever. Amen”

As we conclude our series on the Lord’s Prayer, we’ll take a look at the connection between power and action; struggle and possibility; where it lies and who ultimately holds it.

Invite a friend to come with you as together we conclude this wonderful series on The Lord’s Prayer.

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Uprising | LEAD US! with Hannah Seppanen (Sunday Series)
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Uprising | LEAD US! with Hannah Seppanen (Sunday Series)

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.”

Connecting with our humanity, with the depths of our being, we cry out this prayer of lament and of hope; a prayer of rescue and a prayer of possibility. Hannah Seppanen leads us again in this weeks homily looking at the next line of The Lord’s Prayer as offered to us by Jesus.

Invite a friend to come with you and journey together with us through this intricate prayer of hope and possibility.

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Hike Rattlesnake
Aug
24
8:00 AM08:00

Hike Rattlesnake

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Come hike Rattlesnake with us! It’s a moderate-easy hike with a little more than a 1400 ft elevation. Bring a sack lunch, good shoes, and plenty of water. We’ll meet at UNITED that morning to carpool over to Rattlesnake. RSVP to let us know you’re coming so that we have enough carpool space.

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Uprising | Forgive and Forget? (Sunday Series)
Aug
18
12:00 PM12:00

Uprising | Forgive and Forget? (Sunday Series)

“Forgive us as we forgive those who have sinned against us.”

What does it mean to pray this prayer? Especially in a world where we’re told “Forgive and forget.” This is the trope we’ve been sold over and over again about the true nature of forgiveness. Articles abound in Success magazine, Forbes, Oprah on the 4 ways, the 8 ways, the 12 ways to 'Forgive and Forget’. This is not forgiveness. This is forgetfulness, and it does not honor your story and how you are being formed. Forgiveness is different from forgetfulness. Forgiveness is about remembering, but in the remembering an ability to wish someone well and let them on their way.

Invite a friend and come experience a new way to forgive and what it means to pray this prayer.

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UNITED Happy Hour at Citizen
Aug
6
4:30 PM16:30

UNITED Happy Hour at Citizen

Sitting outside in the beer garden for conversation, playing some corn hole or pop-a-shot, and enjoy some early-week unwinding in the sun. It’s summer and it’s time for a happy hour with community. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the people within our community (all-ages are welcome). Come as you’re able and leave when you need.

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Climate Change Forum with State Senator Reuven Carlyle
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Climate Change Forum with State Senator Reuven Carlyle

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We are co-sponsoring a Climate Change Forum with State Senator Reuven Carlyle on Wednesday, July 31st from 7-9p. Senator Carlyle will speak about the significant climate legislation that was passed in the last legislative session, his expectations for 2020, and opportunities for our local community and the State of Washington to lead on environmental and climate change issues. We will also discuss the values that call us to steward our world, and the concrete steps we can take to help address climate change in Washington State.

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An Enneagram Workshop
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

An Enneagram Workshop

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We believe in your process. One of our core values as a church is to do the work of understanding who we are at the very core of our being. And as a church we want to support your process in discovering, wrestling with, and working to better understand your self.

Augustine would often pray, "let me know thyself, that I may know thee", that the journey inward would lead us to a better more full journey upward towards God. The Ennegram is an ancient tool of spiritual understanding and formation that can guide us into a fuller understanding of the self and of God. It can be an important part of our process, which is why we are committed as a church to offering this valuable resource to you.

Nicole Brown, LMFT will be leading this workshop on Sunday, May 5th from 2:00-4:00p in her office space. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

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This is UNITED
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

This is UNITED

We are a new church in Seattle. We are committed to an ethic of love as a people who walk in the ways of Jesus. We are striving to be a people united: united with Jesus, each other, ourselves, and the world around us. Our story is still unfolding and we believe you have a part to play in this story as well.

If you are new to our community, this class will serve as an opportunity for you to get to know us more! We'll share the heart behind why a new church and you'll have time to ask questions. Hope to see you there!

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Easter With UNITED
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Easter With UNITED

Wherever you find yourself on your journey of faith, you belong here. Our church has a vision to love and serve the people of Seattle.

Whether you have lived in Seattle your whole life, or recently exploring and experiencing the city for the first time, we invite you to come and see - and become a part of the unfolding story God is telling in the world through our community.

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