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David Korten – Sunday, September 11


We look forward to welcoming author and activist David Korten to First Church on Sunday, September 11. He will be preaching during our 10:30 worship and sharing at a Lunch & Learn after worship.

David Korten is known for his contributions to framing alternatives to the deep cultural and institutional forces driving the human species toward economic, social, political, and environmental collapse. He is the author of numerous books, including the international best-seller, When Corporations Rule the World, and, most recently, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth.

Blessing of the Animals

A photo by Yamon Figurs. unsplash.com/photos/2zlxFmByClI
Bring your pets to church!
On Sunday, September 25 we’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and bless the animals that are dear to us, serving as servants and friends.
All are invited to bring your pets to the 10:30 am service of First United Methodist Church, 180 Denny Way (across from Pacific Science Center) in Seattle. Pets will be introduced and blessed during the sermon and go home with a special treat. Animals large and small are welcome, whether dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, guinea pig, hamster, turtle, snake, fish, bird, you name it. Please keep all pets on a leash or in a carrier.

Juan Toj from Salud y Paz at First Church

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetJoin us on Sunday, October 2 for World Communion Sunday with special speaker in worship and Lunch & Learn Juan Toj from Salud y Paz

Juan Toj is the Director of Operations at Project Salud y Paz, a medical/dental clinic and school in Guatemala. First church has partnered with Salud y Paz for past mission trips and support. We are planning another trip to Salud y Paz in July 2017. Stay after worship for a Lunch & Learn to hear more about what’s happening at Salud y Paz!

From Your Church Archivists


Last week the church received a surprise visit. Jeff Tozzer of Seattle dropped by looking for information about his great great great grandfather Rev. Albert Atwood, a preacher at our church from 1874 to 1876. Elizabeth Blanton showed Jeff the history wall on the sanctuary level, on which he was pleased to find a photo of his ancestor.  Read More

Beyond Canon (New Belltown Pub Theology Series)

A photo by Patrick Tomasso. unsplash.com/photos/Oaqk7qqNh_cCurious about early Christian writings that didn’t make it into the Biblical Canon? Pastor Austin will be leading weekly discussions at a nearby bar in the early fall introducing people to the spiritual value in extracanonical texts such as the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Mary Magdalene. If you are interested in attending please let Austin know what weeknight is best for you to meet.

Have you met Pastor Austin yet? If not, be sure to read his bio on our church staff page and say hi to him on Sunday!