Saturday, December 23, 2017

December 24 -- 10:30 AM Sunday worship + Christmas Eve 7 PM service

Join us for services
Worship Every Sunday – 10:30am
All Are Welcome!

Sunday, December 24, 2017
Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Rev. Lauren Cannon, off

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Theme: Realm of God
Scripture: Luke 1: 46b-55
Greeter: OPEN
Reader: Elvina
Usher: Betty
Advent Candle of Love: Charles, John and Barb
Communion: Rich & Yuki
Coffee Hour Host: TBA
Children's Ministry: Anabell (Anita way on vacation)

~ Christmas Eve Worship ~
7:00pm @ Keystone

Come share this beloved candlelight hour celebrating the Christmas story with poems and carols, as we worship the coming of the light of Christ.  Children join families in the pews.  All are welcome!

Rev. Rich Gamble

Scriptures: Eliza, Kate, Jo

Music: Elliot & Yigit

Poems: Kate S.

Christ Candle Lighters: Eliza, Levi, Blake, Archer

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
**  No formal Children's Ministry downstairs during Christmas Eve evening worship **

Sermons 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!

Sunday, December 31, 2017
Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Rev. Lauren Cannon
Pastor Yuki Schwartz, off

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat
Greeter: OPEN
Reader: Arlene
Usher: Sandie
Communion: Rich and Lauren
Coffee Hour Host: TBA
Children's Ministry: Anabell (Anita way on vacation)
Upcoming Events

Sunday, Dec. 24 –  Christmas Eve Worship
@ Keystone UCC (Sanctuary)

Monday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day

Monday, Jan. 1 – New Year's Day, 2018

Sunday, Jan. 21 –  Anti-Racism, Chapter 1
w/Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW)
@ Phinney Neighborhood Assocation, 6532 Phinney Ave N Ave, Seattle 98103
** See below for details on these and other events related to life in our community **
Anti-Racism Workshop
w/Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites (CARW)

Are you new to anti-racism work? Do you need more clarity around race, racism and how white folks fit in? Please join us for an afternoon training on basics of anti-racism analysis and practice.

Anti-Racism, Chapter 1
Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 12:00-4:00pm
Location: Phinney Neighborhood Association: 6532 Phinney Ave N Ave, Seattle 98103
Suggested donation: $10-$50 to cover the cost of space and materials.

More information and registration at

The training will cover language and history as well as build alignment around a shared understand of structural racism. We will also practice talking about race and racism with family and friends, share info about CARW and ways to get involved in multi-racial organizing in Seattle. We will close with an opportunity for collective action. This training is open to CARW members and members of the public.

Accessibility: Please refrain from using scented products in deference to folks with sensitivities; we will strive to provide childcare, please respond to your confirmation email in order to indicate childcare needs. Other questions? please email Judy Blair at

For Young Adults Exploring Faith and Justice

Momentum is a new young adult gathering sponsored by Faith Action Network: They gather to do something every other month. And provide a place where interpersonal relationships can be developed. As well as explore the intersections of faith and justice together!  If interested, you can email Chasity or check out the Facebook group.

Keystone stands with The Poor People's Campaign 

On December 1, The Rev. William Barber (author of Keystone's last Book Study selection) had an article in The Guardian, entitled, ”The Republican tax bill is not just immoral. It's an act of violence.” The article calls on the poor and people of conscience to stand up and demand to be heard. The following Monday, Rev. Barber launched "The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival." Keystone is active with the campaign, and if you would like to get involved, speak with Connie, Hunter or Amber, or visit
Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition
monthly meetings - 'love of neighbor'


Opportunity to witness for justice:  Interfaith Economic Justice Coalition monthly meetings are the third Thursday of each month; join Pastor Lauren, other Justice Leadership Program Interns, and Keystone folks at Puget Sound Sage:

Date: Thursday January 18, 2018
Time: 10:00am

We join faith communities in South King County with a history of social justice to play a distinct role in lifting a moral voice, as we embody our 'love of neighbor' in support of:

Clean & Safe Ports
Airport Workers Justice
Seatac Employment Standards

Our current push is alongside concession workers & airline caterers at Seatac Airport, and security workers at Amazon.  Keystone offers a support role, behind these courageous workers, primarily women, immigrants and refugees, and people of color. Connect with Pastor Lauren to check out if this witness calls to you:


Anabell Chang - 12/3
Carolyn Sabo - 12/7
Amber Dickson - 12/11
Leo Denton- 12/22
Elvina Spoon - 12/23

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 at church Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays. (FridaySaturday is Sabbath). Email Lauren to make an appointment on any of those days at
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