Monday, December 19, 2011

The Soul of Money

Please join us as we continue exploring the book, The Soul of Money, by Lynne Twist. You can purchase the book through Amazon or your local bookstore. Please catch up with us by reading Parts One and Two. We will continue our study with Chapter 5, “Money is Like Water.” We meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays beginning on January 4. Come at 6:30 to Battson Hall for a potluck (soup is always available). The class runs from 7-8:30. All are welcome. And please bring neighbors and friends who might be interested in living a more sustainable life.


January 4…Chapter 5: Money Is like Water

January 18…Cancelled due to weather

February 1…Chapter 6: What You Appreciate Appreciates, and Chapter 7: Collaboration Creates Prosperity

February 15…Chapter 8: Change the Dream

March 7…Chapter 9: Taking a Stand

March 21…Chapter 10: The Power of Conversation

April 4…Chapter 11: Creating a Legacy of Enough

April 18…Chapter 12: The Turning Tide

“Saving Jesus”(Progressive Christianity Study)

“Kidnapped by the Christian right. Discarded by the secular left. Jesus needs saving.” Keystone is offering “Saving Jesus,” a 12-episode video exploration of a credible Jesus for the 21st Century. With insights from 25 specialists, such as Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, Helen Prejean, and many more, this resource is already well respected by hundreds of progressive Christian communities. This study will pick up again with the fifth topic on January 11th, and will run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (with the exception of “Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22), beginning at 6:30 with a potluck in Battson Hall (soup is always available). Class runs from 7-8:30. ALL are welcome! Please bring a friend or 2!

Check out this link for more info. Scroll down to see the video ad.

Topics include:

January 11…Jesus’ Birth: Incarnation

January 25…Teachings of Jesus: Wisdom Tradition

February 8…Jesus’ Program: The Kingdom of God

February 22…Ash Wednesday Service at 7:30pm, following 6:30 potluck. All are welcome.

March 14…The Atonement

March 28…Who Killed Jesus?

April 11…The Resurrection of Christ

April 25… Jesus’ Ministry of Compassion

May 9…Why Jesus is Worth Saving

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve at Keystone is an hour of insightful poetry, readings, carols, and candlelight. Come join us at 7pm. on December 24th. All are welcome.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Longest Night Service

St Paul's UCC (6512 12th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117) and Keystone UCC are offering a special “Longest Night” service on December 18th at 7:00 pm. at St. Paul's. Pastor Tim and Pastor Peg will be leading the service. The short service will be followed by a brief time for light refreshments and fellowship.

Join with us in sharing and hearing prayers, scripture, and music that acknowledge that God’s presence is for those who mourn, for those who struggle - and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone, regardless of church background (or lack of it) is welcome. Please consider extending an invitation to persons you may know of for whom Christmas is a difficult season, and accompany them to this service.

Occupy Christmas in Wallingford

On Thursday, December 22, come join in a public celebration of the true meaning of Christmas in the style of Las Posadas tradition of the Holy Family seeking a source of shelter and safety. In procession, we will make stops along the way on 45th Street in Wallingford to highlight the places where vulnerable people are excluded from shelter and safety today; and celebrate the hope of the season. Refreshments @Keystone after.

Gather at 6:15 @Keystone Church

5019 Keystone Place N. Seattle

Holden Evening Prayer

Our last "Holden Evening Prayer" for the season of Advent will be on Wednesday, December 21, at 8:10 in the sanctuary, following Rich Gamble's class on Progressive Christianity at 7:00 in Battson Hall. A potluck starts off the evening at 6:30. All are welcome.

Progressive Christian Values class

Here is the link to the George Lakoff lecture mentioned in class 2:

Friday, December 9, 2011

Myth of Redemptive Violence

In the first Progressive Christian Values class we talked about the Domination System. Central to that system is the Myth of Redemptive Violence. Walter Wink is the theologian responsible for this language. You can read his summation of the myth at this web address: