Sunday, January 13, 2019

MLK Day & weekend events

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

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Pastor Yuki Schwartz

Rev. Lauren Cannon, off

Theme: Epiphany
Matthew 2:1-12

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Greeter: OPEN
Reader: Amber
Usher: Dan O.
Coffee Hour: Sandie & Nell
Children's Ministry: Anita

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

Sermons Available Online: If you missed a Sunday, were ​downstairs at Sunday School, or just want to hear a sermon again, former 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, Jan. 13, 2019

Rev. Lauren Cannon, preaching
Pastor Yuki Schwartz

Rev. Rich Gamble, off

Scripture: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Greeter: OPEN
Reader: Lisa
Usher: Margaret
Communion: Rich & Barb/Rita
Coffee Hour: TBA
Children's Ministry: Anita
Upcoming Events 

Saturday, Jan. 19 thru Monday, Jan. 21 – Seattle Womxn's March 2019
For information, visit

Sunday, Jan. 20 –  MLK Day Youth Celebrations
@ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave South 

Monday, Jan. 21 –  MLK Day Rally & March
@ Garfield High School

Friday, Feb. 1 thru Sunday, Feb. 3 – UCC Men's Retreat
@ Pilgrim Firs
Register at

Wednesday, Feb. 6 – Seattle Labor Chorus
Celebrate Seattle General Strike in song and story
@ Museum of History And Industry (MOHAI)

Thursday, Feb. 14 – Interfaith Advocacy Day
@ Washington State House, Olympia
** See below for details on these and other events related to life in our community **

Keystone Member gets Letter to the Editor published in The Seattle Times
Kudos to Keystone member, Jim Little, for his insightful Letter to the Editor, which was published in The Seattle Time's December 24 issue:
Invest in green infrastructure and jobs

To protect our air, water, forests and oceans, the global economy must transition to clean energy over the next 30 years. This huge challenge can create tens of millions of good jobs and solve our current jobs dilemma.

A “Green New Deal” to tackle global warming invests in clean energy (solar, wind), a national smart electrical grid, energy-efficient buildings, fossil-free transportation, zero-waste manufacturing, healthy forests, water management and sustainable agriculture.

We can afford this, like we’ve handled past societal challenges (the Great Depression, World War II, the federal highway system). Instead of spending on fossil-fuel company subsidies, wars and tax cuts for the rich, we can invest in green infrastructure and jobs.

Our climate dangers are so costly for our children, that we must invest now to transition to a clean energy economy.

James Little, Seattle
Womxn's March 2019

Mark your calendars to come out in solidarity on January 19-21, 2019.

Building on generations of organizing in front-line communities, and in collaboration the MLK Jr. Coalition, Seattle Womxn Marching Forward is organizing a weekend of marching, rallying, workshopping, and healing, to help us all renew and plug in to the resistance.

*Womxn with an “X” includes anyone who considers themselves a woman, and all non-binary / gender-non-conforming folks.  Learn more here.

We build power through COMMUNITY, PROTEST, & ACTIVISM.
We will rally + march to a central location for programming that connects, educates, and heals.
Click here for details

We build power through CONNECTION.
Hubs around the region will host deeper workshops, trainings, and community-specific events.
Click here for details

We build power by HONORING Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK Jr. Coalition will lead the 37th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s celebration, with workshops, opportunity fair, a rally, and march.
Click here for details

For more information, visit

Two Days to celebrate MLK Day:
Youth Celebration,
Rally& March
Jan. 20-21 @ Garfield HS

Everyone is invited to these two community events:

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2:30-5pm @ Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

This family-friendly event will have with free food, a DJ, and an open mic setting where young future leaders can express what Dr. King means in the art form most relevant to them! Youth interested in performing can sign-up here.

This is event is FREE and open to the community. Sponsored by Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District, (HCAACD), in partnership with Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 9:30am-3:30pm, @ various locations listed below

Every year, the Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition aims to create tangible change in our community! This year, they are backing I-1000 which would redefine affirmative action in Washington, providing equal opportunities through recruitment, hiring, outreach, training, goal-setting and other methods designed to increase diversity.

The 37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Rally & March will include workshops, rallies, and a march.
Opportunity Fair
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

 9:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Rally in Gymnasium
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
(Click here for route)

This year we will leave from Garfield High School and march to Westlake Park, 4th & Pine, downtown Seattle! This is where we will start the second part of the program!

Rally at March Destination  (4th & Pine )
 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Community Meal
(estimated) 2:30 p.m. -  3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit
Looking Ahead: Faith Action Network
Interfaith Advocacy Day

Date: Thursday, Feb 14
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, in Olympia

Lets join Faith Action Network at Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia! People are coming together from all faith backgrounds  to leverage our voices as we advocate for compassion and justice.  We will meet with our respective representatives and elected officials. A small but mighty crew from Keystone usually makes a day of it.  We will strategize how to approach a couple key issues with each rep.  Conversation over lunch, and morning workshops.

Email Rev. Lauren Cannon at if you are interested - we will carpool! 

Visit to learn more about Faith Action Network’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.
An invitation from Prospect Congregational UCC
27th Annual UCC Men's Retreat
at Pilgrim Firs

Dear Men and those who care for them,

Our 27th annual UCC Men’s Retreat at Pilgrim Firs will be February 1-3, beginning on Friday evening with an optional day of silent retreat starting Thursday evening, January 31.

The theme is: "VITALITY in Our Own Lives & Communities".  We will meet together and in small groups as well as joining in song, good food, walks around Lake Flora and the Saturday evening Wisdom Circle for those who want to share reflections.

The Silent retreat is always meaningful for those able to participate.

Registration on is not available yet, but you can register now at

Spread the word and invite friends to share this wonderful experience.

– Rick Russell, member of Prospect Congregational UCC

Dear Friends, Fans, and Family,

We hope you had fulfilling winter holidays and a happy new year.  We’re now asking you to SAVE THE DATE for two upcoming special Labor Chorus events:


This event will celebrate, in song and story, the Centennial of the Seattle General Strike in 1919 — a milestone in Northwest (and American) labor history.  See us at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Avenue N., Seattle 98109, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Admission cost:  $10.


The Chorus will hold its annual SLC Singalong, complete with community singing, homemade snacks, and a silent auction.  It will be at the same location as last year - the Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Avenue N. (corner of Greenwood and N. 75th Street), Seattle 98103, with doors open at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like to donate items such as artwork, jewelry, gift cards, vacation cabin or services, or would like to make a financial contribution even if you cannot attend, please contact Sue Moser at (206) 782-8115 or at before the deadline of February 19th.  Contact any SLC member for advance tickets, or contact Terri Pollock at   Tickets will also be available at the door.

We will send you a reminder and more information as we get closer to these dates.  Hope to see you soon.

– Janet Stecher and the Seattle Labor Chorus


Pierre Velonjara - 1/1
Lisa Smith - 1/6
Yigit Kolat - 1/9
Janice Hougen - 1/10
Pastor Peg Faulmann - 1/16
Nell Townley - 1/20
Dick Becker- 1/22
James Sabo - 1/23
Anita Featerstone - 1/24
Charlene Chang - 1/26

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!

Reaching Keystone UCC Pastoral Staff & JLP Interns:

Reach us at your Keystone church office: (206) 632-6021.  This phone is also checked remotely since all staff and interns serve part-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 mornings (and during evening classes) and Sundays (Sabbath = Saturdays). Email to make a meeting time:

Pastor Yuki is at church two Sundays a month and is available to meet by appointment. Email her at
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