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Where to find us on Pride Sunday

PrideAndFaithWorship & Hospitality

Worship begins in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church at 10:30 AM. We will pass out cookies and drinks after the service when the parade arrives at the corner of 2nd and Denny.

Pride Parade

The Parade starts at 4th & Union, proceeding Northwest along 4th Avenue past Westlake Park and on through Belltown to the corner of 4th & Denny Way (approx. 1.5 miles). The Parade is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM. The first entrant in the parade will be at 4th & Union, with higher numbers lining up behind along 4th Avenue. Our contingent number for the parade is 78, which places us further back in the staging than last year. Our staging location is on the corner of 4th Ave and Marion. You’ll be able to locate us by our rainbow balloon arch and the “All Are Welcome” banner. It is recommended that you join us by 11:40, and no later than noon.

PrideFest At Seattle Center

Our booth at PrideFest is located on the roof of Fisher Pavilion, just north of the Children’s Theater. The booth will be staffed from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM. Stop by for water, a cookie or to help out!

Heart Stirrings from Rev. Moe

Dear Friends of Christ,

The news of the 49 people shot at the Pulse in Orlando has stunned us with its horrific tragedy. I’ve read news all day today to try to find my bearings and understand what has contributed to this evil event. All the potential intersecting issues and populations involved leave us confused and searching for meaning and truth: what can possibly have provoked such a violent, destructive act?

Even as I try to understand clearly why this happened and how we might have done things differently to prevent it, my heart is hurting for beloved friends, colleagues, members of our church, and human beings who have been wounded and broken by this violence. Two things that strike me with the pain of realization:

  1. There is no safety for LGBTQI people—clubs and bars have provided a place for LGBTQI people to find some sense of home and safety and welcome. Even when the churches didn’t offer it, a club or bar has, even if it was a home on the margins.
  2. We need to demand political and legal action to prevent the sale, purchase or possession of assault weapons to anyone. This effort needs all of us but it especially requires accountability from our lawmakers and representatives in congress.

Pacific Northwest Bishop Grant Hagiya wrote this statement, and I’m copying it for your information and comfort. We at First Church will have the sanctuary open tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14, from 5-7pm for anyone who wants to come and pray or talk.

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First United Methodist Church of Seattle
Sanctuary open for prayer and conversation
June 14, 2016 – 5-7pm

All are welcome.

All-Church Picnic – August 7

IMG_3676websizeWe will need lots of volunteers to help set up!

Save the Date for our Annual All-Church Potluck Picnic…Sunday, August 7!

The church will provide meat, buns, and condiments. Please plan to bring a side dish if your last name begins with A-L and a dessert if your last name begins with M-Z.

Sunday School Schedule

Adult and Children/Youth Sunday School classes will NOT meet on Sunday, May 29. June 12 will be the last Adult Sunday School class until the fall.