Saturday, November 11, 2017

11/14 Resilience Potluck; Festival of Hope 11/18 + 11/19; Legacy Award to Rev. Gamble 11/19 @ Faith Action Network

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Worship Every Sunday – 10:30am
All Are Welcome!

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Rev. Lauren Cannon, preaching
Rev. Rich Gamble off

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Theme: Discipleship
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13
Greeter: OPEN
Reader: Rita
Usher: Elvina
Coffee Hour Host: TBA
Children's Ministry: Anita

FOH Mailing Party: Thanks to all who joined us Sunday, Oct. 29, for the annual Festival of Hope Mailing Party! Here's a few pics from the fun ...

Families:  Pick up Children's Activity pages & crayons on the welcome table every week as you come in to worship (based on the scripture of the day.)  There are two types: younger children & older children.  Children of any age are always part of worship & welcome

Children's Ministry with Anita – program every Sunday 10:00am- 12pm. More info at
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov. 14 – Earth Ministry Fall Colleague Gathering: 
Resilience Potluck
@Keystone UCC
Fellowship and food, 6:00pm; Program, 6:30-8:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 15 - Friday, Nov. 17 – Set-Up Help for Festival of Hope 
@ Keystone UCC
Details TBD

Saturday, Nov. 18 & Sunday, Nov. 19 – Festival of Hope
@ Keystone UCC
10am-4pm on SaturdayNoon-3pm on Sunday
** See below for details on these and other events related to life in our community **
Come one, come all to the ...

39th Annual
Festival of Hope!

Saturday, November 18, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, November 19, 12-3pm

Spread the word and bring your friends to Keystone's annual Festival of Hope! Each year, our Keystone community raises thousands of dollars to support programs that alleviate hunger and poverty, both locally and around the world. Join us and shop for a cause this Christmas!

Total throughout the Festival’s history, we have raised over $340,000 to help others!

THERE'S STILL TIME to keep an eye out for Festival items or things you might like to make or donate.
  • Soups for deli
  • Baked goods
  • Books
  • Holiday decorations
  • Nice household items/d├ęcor, things you could give as a gift
  • Vintage/Antiques
  • Jewelry
Cashiers, booth-attendants and set-up/breakdown helpers are also always needed. Talk to Eliza to sign up.

THE BAKE SALE: Planning to bring items to the FOH bake sale? The bake sale is always popular and it would be great to have whatever you want to bring. It would help in planning if we have a general idea of what will be arriving. That way we can fill in gaps and make sure we have a variety of items.

There’s a sign-up sheet at church or you can e-mail Margaret Graham at or text/call 206-353-1323. Thanks in advance for any contributions!

THE QUILTS! Click HERE for a preview of the beautiful quilts up for auction at this year's Festival of Hope.  The quilts are hand-made by our quilter par excellence, Mona Hassan. When you bid on a quilt, you will enter an auction to win a quilt, AND you will help Keystone donate to Healing Art Missions, who were here with us leading worship on March 19, 2017.

Bring your family and friends and work together raising money to help those less fortunate!
Contact Eliza with questions or suggestions: or 206-245-5446

Mary's Place Wish List

The cupboard is bare right now until the holiday season. Can you give:
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 6-8)
  • Bra’s (40 & 42)
  • Socks
  • toothpaste – personal sizes
  • Deodorant
  • Rain Jackets/Coats – Used or New
  • Shampoo/hair care products
 Contact Barb for more information on how to donate:

Earth Ministry
Fall Colleague Gathering: Resilience Potluck


Date: Tuesday, November 14
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Keystone UCC, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle, WA 98103

Whether you’ve been attending Colleague Gatherings for years or have not once made it to an Earth Ministry event, we hope you will join us for an evening of community building on November 14. Earth Ministry staff, colleagues, and friends from across the region are coming together for a shared meal and good conversation around the topic of resilience. We will discuss what resilience looks like for us personally, as well as for our network of faithful advocates and stewards, and share tools to help you stay strong as you faithfully care for creation.

While this event has traditionally been on a Saturday, we’re going to try a weeknight evening this time to be more inclusive of our Jewish friends who celebrate Shabbat. We know some of you will be headed from work so no worries if you aren’t able to make it right at 6. We’ll start with fellowship and food, then the program will begin closer to 6:30.

Sermon Recordings now available online

If you missed a Sunday, were ​downstairs at Sunday School, or just want to hear a sermon again, our JLP Intern, ​Hunter Paulson-Smith,​ has created an ​online audio archive​ where you can listen to them ​ or download them​. Click HERE to listen, and please share. ​Thank you, Hunter!

ALSO: Hunter has been at work with Lauren on some website updates.  Send us your pictures, your thoughts and your questions! Email Hunter at

FAN announces this year's award winners

The Faith Action Network Annual Dinner is fast approaching. This year's keynote speaker will be Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu, who will talk about what justice looks like from her perspective. FAN will also mark the 30th Anniversary of the Apology Letter to Northwest Tribes, acknowledging the healing and rebuilding that still needs to be done. Rick Steves will be present again this year.

This year’s Award Winners who will be honored that night include someone near and dear to Keystone's heart ...

Legacy Award: This year, Rev. Rich Gamble of Keystone UCC in Seattle stepped down from Co-Chairing the FAN Governing Board since its inception. FAN will honor him for his dedicated work as a founder and leader, helping to guide the merger of the Washington Association of Churches and Lutheran Public Policy Office into the creation of FAN. Rich excelled at providing vision, coaching through bumps along the road, reminding FAN of its mission, and being a faithful prophetic voice. He also founded the Justice Leadership Program through the United Church of Christ, which is making a difference for young adult leadership and engagement in social justice. FAN will honor these legacies, and knows he’s not done yet!

Read about the other award winners HERE
Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition
monthly meetings - 'love of neighbor'

Opportunity to witness for justice:  Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition monthly meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 10am, with Keystone represented by Pastor Lauren, our Justice Leadership Program Interns, and Keystone folks.  You are welcome any month to come check out a meeting and see if this witness calls to you, as we embody our 'love  of neighbor'. Iris Chavez (JLP '16-'17) helped us support concession workers at Seatac Airport and security workers at Amazon, as they fought for dignity on the job and the wages they were due; most are workers of color, women, immigrants and refugees. Connect with Pastor Lauren for more information:


Christian Townsdin - 11/13
Abby Diggs - 11/17
Will Larson - 11/28

Here's wishing each of them the happiest of birthdays, from all of us at Keystone UCC!

Keep an eye out here for upcoming Keystone Birthdays!

Pastoral Care & Keystone UCC Hours:

Rich and Lauren can be reached at the Keystone office: (206) 632-6021.  This phone is also checked remotely since both Rich and Lauren serve half-time.

Pastor Rich is available Tuesday to Thursday mornings and Friday evenings, and holds additional office times on Saturdays and Sundays.  (Monday is Sabbath.)  Not all of these times will Rich be in the church office. If you want to see him, it is best to make an appointment. Email him at

Pastor Lauren is available Monday-Friday, Wednesday evening mid-week classes.  (Saturday is Sabbath). Email Lauren to find an appointment time on those days at
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