SUNDAY WORSHIP10:30 a.m.
We are a community of believers and seekers striving to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ, living our faith through joyful worship and faithful service. We strive to be welcoming to all and to remove any barriers to full participation and membership. Our church has been part of the Phinney/Greenwood community for over a hundred years. Our congregation includes people of all ages, from infants to nonagenarians, people of diverse backgrounds, singles and families, straight and gay, from the neighborhood and from neighborhoods throughout Seattle.
We believe we are called into community by God’s grace. We embrace the Reformed tradition that values word (preaching and teaching) and sacrament (communion and baptism). We approach the Bible through historical and critical study to discover what it says to us today. We believe we are called to be disciples of Jesus who respond to God’s love by promoting social justice and peace in our community and the world and in ministering to the needs of the oppressed and distressed. We believe that God loves the world God created, that the Holy Spirit sustains the creation, and that all we have comes from God.
- Pastor, Staci Imes
- Minister of Music, Robert Bolyard
- Nursery Worker, Jenna VanderMeer
- Office Manager, DeAnne Hamlin
- Custodian, Tom Keim
- Church Librarian, Jeri Lee
- Newsletter Editor, Alan Herbig (see Current News)
PC(USA) We are affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Presbyterian church is organized around the principle of representative democracy. As members of the Seattle Presbytery, Woodland Park participates with other PC(USA) churches in the region in ministry and mission.
We are also a member of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, an organization that envisions “a church as generous and just as God’s grace.” The Covenant Network was formed to advocate for full inclusion of gays and lesbians in our denomination and to oppose the current policy of denying ordination to gays or lesbians.
We support Presbyterian Peacemaking with a special offering received on World Communion Sunday.
We have an active roll in our community. Our member, Abby Brockway, is involved with the Rising Tide Seattle group and is currently in trial for her public disobidience with the group now knows as the Delta 5. Here are a couple of links to sites and articles relating to this action.
http://kuow.org/post/climate-activists-who-chained-themselves-tracks-head-court A news story about the current action
http://delta5trial.org/blog/ Go to this link for updates on the current action
Further background on this current action: Climate Change Trial
And an article from January 14th: Trial Information
Western Washington FOR is the local chapter of The Fellowship of Reconciliation. Their office is in our building and the local chapter often meets here for their workshops. Their tag line of "Seeking to replace war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, equality, peace and justice" is well within the mission of WPPC! For further information, visit their website at Western Washington FOR .