Friday, July 26, 2019

UCC Endorses Green New Deal, Movies That Make a Difference, and More!

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All Are Welcome!

Sunday, July 21, 2019
Rev. Rich Gamble, preaching
Pastor Yuki Schwartz, off
Rev. Lauren Cannon, on sabbatical

Theme: Discipleship
Scripture: Amos 8:1-12
Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Reader: Eliza 
Usher: John

Coffee Hour: The O'Neills
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 28, 2019
Pastor Yuki Schwartz, preaching
Rev. Rich Gamble, off
Rev. Lauren Cannon, on sabbatical 

Theme: TBA
Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat

Reader: Dan
Usher: Betty
Coffee: Margaret and Nell
Children's Ministry (10 a.m.-12 p.m.): Anita

UCC General Synod Backs Green New Deal 

At its national meeting June 21-25, 2019, in Milwaukee, the United Church of Christ General Synod endorsed the Green New Deal, a comprehensive congressional plan to tackle climate change. The UCC was the first national Christian body to sign on to the plan, which was sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Pacific Northwest Conference of the UCC voted at its annual meeting in April to support this resolution for inclusion at Synod. Keystone members who attended the PNW meeting voted for the conference to endorse this resolution.

You can read more about the Green New Deal and the UCC's support of this historic resolution by clicking here

Save the Date: Pastor Yuki's Ordination is Sept. 8

Come join Yuki in celebrating her ordination for ministry in the United Church of Christ! The service will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, here at Keystone. Stay tuned for more details. 
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, 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 **

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 28: Last Sunday for JLP interns at their UCC churches.
September 8: Ordination for Pastor Yuki Schwartz


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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