Friday, July 5, 2019

Celebrating Danielle, Solidarity in Renton, Movies That Make a Difference, and More! Keystone UCC Newsletter for July 5, 2019

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

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Pastor Yuki Schwartz
Rev. Lauren Cannon, on sabbatical

Theme: Discipleship
Scripture: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Reader: Barb 
Usher: Margaret
Communion: Rich & Yuki 

Coffee Hour: Jim
Children's Ministry (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Anita

During Lauren's Sabbatical:  We sent Lauren off on 6/28 with our wishes for renewing sabbatical time, when Mike will also be on sabbatical, and Leo out of school.  They are heading to precious visits with grandparents & cousins in DC and New England.  Lauren will be reading deeply, & doing some Ashtanga yoga & Spanish classes.  Back August 19.

Reaching our pastors & lay leaders:
Rev. Rich:
Pastor Yuki:
Barb Anderson:

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 a.m.- 12 p.m. More info at

Sermons Available Online: If you missed a Sunday, were ​downstairs at Sunday School, or just want to hear a sermon again, JLP Intern, ​Danielle Walker, maintains and updates our ​online audio archive​ where you can listen to or download past sermons. Click HERE to listen, and please share. ​Thank you, Danielle!


Sunday, July 14, 2019
Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Pastor Yuki Schwartz
Rev. Lauren Cannon, on sabbatical 

Closing out celebration with our JLP intern Danielle Walker.

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Reader: Paisley
Usher: Bri
Coffee: Open
Children's Ministry (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Anita

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, July 9 – Deadline to submit comments to HUD
Click here to submit your comment to tell the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that its proposed rule change to prohibit "mixed status" families from living in public or Section 8 housing is wrong.

Sunday, July 14 – Celebrating JLP intern Danielle Walker's time with Keystone UCC
@ Keystone UCC during worship

Friday, July 23 – Moms Demand Action Movie Night and Social,
Movie: Charm City

@ Keystone UCC
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 2 – Wallingford Meaningful Movies:
Reversing Roe

@ Keystone UCC
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m.
** See below for details on these and other events related to life in our community **

Celebrating and Closing Out Danielle's Time at Keystone UCC

Help us celebrate our 2018-19 JLP intern Danielle Walker during worship on July 14! Danielle has worked at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and has been a vital part of the Keystone community during her internship year. She's helped keep us informed about changes in immigration policies and actions for solidarity, preached, and kept the Keystone sermons archive up to date (and so much more!). Join us as we close out her time with us with love and support! 

Solidarity in Renton

Rev. Lauren Cannon and Seattle-area faith leaders and community members, including folks from Wayside UCC in Federal Way pictured with Lauren in the photo above, showed their support June 21 at a vigil for United Christian Church in Renton, after the church's LGBTQ+ Pride display was vandalized. 

Take Action: Tell HUD to Keep Families Together!

On May 10, 2019 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a rule that would significantly change the agency's eligibility requirements for federal housing assistance based on immigration status.  If finalized, the proposed rule will effectively: 
  • Evict 25,000 immigrant families from their homes, including over 55,000 children who are US citizens or green card holders and
  • Jeopardize the housing subsidies of millions of US citizens and elderly immigrants who cannot provide proof of citizenship or immigration status
The proposed rule would prohibit "mixed-status" families from living in public housing and Section 8 units.  Mixed-status families are families that include household members who are both eligible and ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. The rule would also impose new documentation requirements for US citizens and immigrants who are 62 years old or older.

Click here to submit comments to HUD or click the button below to explain why this rule would have a catastrophic impact on you, your family, friends, neighbors, tenants and clients.  As you can see the deadline is fast approaching - July 9th.  The more people who send their comments on behalf of someone they know will help to stomp out this ridiculous and unfair rule!

North Seattle Local Group of Moms Demand Action Movie Night and Social

All Local Gun Violence Prevention Groups Welcome

When: 6:30 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Doors open and social time begins at 6:30 p.m. Movie begins at 7 p.m., followed by discussion.
Where: @ Keystone UCC (downstairs in Battson Hall)

Movie: “Charm City” delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. Watch the trailer at


(1 hour, 39 minutes; Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, 2016)
Friday, August 2; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at  7 p.m.

@ Keystone UCC (downstairs in Battson Hall)

Forty-five years after it revolutionized abortion law in America, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is once again at a crossroads. In their timely new documentary “Reversing Roe,” filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg present a deeply illuminating look of the state of abortion and women’s rights in America. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with key figures from both sides of the divide, among them doctors Colleen McNicholas and Curtis Boyd; feminist icon Gloria Steinem; Operation Rescue president Troy Newman; and National Right to Life president Carol Tobias.
Intense and unflinching in its commitment to telling the whole story, “Reversing Roe” provides a gripping look at what’s happening on the ground in 2018. Drawing from a wealth of historical footage, it charts the period leading up to the Roe decision—and documents the opposition that has followed ever since.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion, “Reversing Roe” is essential viewing to understand how the country got here—and where it may be going.
Official trailer
** All events are Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation **

We help communities organize, educate, advocate & build community around social justice documentary film and conversation.

Important Dates
July 14: Closing our JLP year with Danielle
July 21: JLP year-end celebration.
July 28: Last Sunday for JLP interns at their UCC churches.
September 8: Ordination for Pastor Yuki Schwartz


Melissa Carlberg - 7/11
Yuki Schwartz - 7/17
Alex Hamling - 7/26
Bri Little - 7/28
Archer Penick - 7/29

Catherine Sullivan - 7/29

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 on sabbatical until August 19.

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