EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Deepen your faith with All Pilgrims. Whether you’re actively seeking justice, finding peace through meditation, or exploring in-depth bible study — our interfaith practices, Faith Action Network and College of Spirituality can help you put your faith into action.

 

Buddhist Meditation

Capitol Hill Meditation Group also holds its meetings at All Pilgrims on a weekly basis:

They are a drop-in group dedicated to supporting the meditation practice of people living in the Seattle area.  Previous Vipassana practice and/or previous attendance at an beginning mediation class is helpful but not essential.  Meets Thursdays at 6:45 PM in the Chapel.

Capitol Hill Meditation Group website

Faith Action Network

Faith Action Network is a statewide interfaith advocacy non-profit 501(c)(3) organization through which thousands of people and over 120 faith communities across Washington State partner for the common good. Together, we are a powerful voice of the faithful building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.

We Are a Network of Faith Communities That:

  • Believes justice work is part of our religious calling
  • Communicates with elected officials about critical social issues
  • Advocates for a more just and sustainable world

All Pilgrims Christian Church became a FAN Advocating Faith Community in January 2016.
Our two Advocacy Leaders and liaisons are Steve Clagett and Kathy Dawson.

Learn more about Faith Action Network and find out the latest by subscribing to the e-news and advocacy alerts: http://fanwa.org/
Be updated about what’s happening in Washington State legislature: http://leg.wa.gov/
Be in touch with your legislators through the legislative hotline number: 1-800-562-6000.
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Food Not Bombs

Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegan or vegetarian food with the public without restriction, in over 1,000 cities around the world to protest war, poverty, and the destruction of the environment. Each group is independent and invites everyone to participate in making decisions for their local chapter using the consensus process. Food Not Bombs is dedicated to taking nonviolent, direct action to change society so no one is forced to stand in line to eat at a soup kitchen, expressing a commitment to the fact that food is a right and not a privilege. With over a billion people going hungry each day, how can we spend another dollar on war?

Food not Bombs Seattle uses the All Pilgrims kitchen to prepare meals every week.

Seattle website

Organizational website

Underhill House

A quiet place to pause, open weekly on Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM. The entrance is through All Pilgrims’ courtyard on E Republican, a transition space to help you begin leaving noise and worries behind. Come sit with us in sacred silence to meditate, reflect or pray, and if you desire, we’ll spend a few minutes listening to you tell us what brings you in that day and offer a prayer.

For more information, visit underhillhouse.org

College of Spirituality

The College of Spirituality is a program of tuition-free classes that provide a framework for members and friends to experience a liberating, practical conversation about the Bible, spiritual growth, and All Pilgrims’ identity, history, and life. Each quarter, we offer classes on subjects ranging from a specific book of the Bible, to faith and social justice, to spiritual messages in popular movies. Participants generally meet weekly for small-group learning and discussion. The classes are open to people who come with “starting-point” questions, as well as those with long backgrounds in religious experience. As one participant put it, “the classes open our eyes to new ways of thinking and feeling about how we live our faith in today’s world.”

Class offerings will be updated soon

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral Counseling is offered at All Pilgrims in partnership with Katie Stickney, a licensed psychotherapist and an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church.

Her role as clergy in the United Methodist Church is to act as a bridge between the church and the world, serving in the church while also engaging in ministries of compassion and justice out in the world. She works with organizations such as the Recovery Café, The Mental Health Chaplaincy, and Occupy Seattle Chaplains to provide mental health support to Seattle’s most vulnerable residents.

Katie has a counseling practice at Redmond United Methodist Church, but is available for counseling at All Pilgrims Christian Church. Katie provides individual and couples counseling, with a sliding fee scale and flexible hours (including evenings and weekends).

Her specialties include grief and loss, transitions, life purpose, trauma and PTSD, spiritual issues, gender and sexuality, depression and anxiety, and managing addictions and other mental health issues. Katie welcomes all persons to her office, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic circumstance, or any other status.

To learn more about Katie, visit her website at www.katiestickney.com. To schedule a free consultation, Katie can be contacted by email at counseling@katiestickney.com or confidential voice mail at 206-312-9581