The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC Finding light in ancient traditions The Lecture Series offers a home in the Pacific Northwest for all whose spiritual journey leads them to explore a progressive Christian theology as evidenced by the life and teachings of Jesus, and that promotes love, justice and compassion as expressed in the world’s great faith traditions.

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We are delighted to welcome back Dr. John J. Thatamanil, to speak as part of our 2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow onl...
10/19/2020

We are delighted to welcome back Dr. John J. Thatamanil, to speak as part of our 2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow online series. John spoke with us in 2011 on religious diversity, and his exploration of this topic has deepened over the years to become the basis of his new book Circling the Elephant.

John was born in India and came to the United States as a child with his immigrant parents. As 'a child of two worlds, belonging wholly to neither but caught somewhere in between' John understands that differences of culture and religion can be gift, and in opening ourselves to this gift we see God in a new light.

At such a time as this, among the deep environmental, racial, economic and moral sorrows of our broken world, opening ourselves to the 'hospitality of receiving' other religions can be a path to transformation and joy. This conversation with John and Catherine promises to be full of surprises and delight!

Please join us for this hopeful conversation and joyful storytelling. The lamentation of John Denver’s "All This Joy, All This Sorrow," offers an inspiration, soundtrack, and poetry for the series. Register at the link below. Tickets start at $0.

Register here: https://secure.accessacs.com/access/eventlogin.aspx?id=tL8X6a8OYkO/gg5s9K42Yg==&site=90891&ReturnUrl=events%2fwz_people.aspx&ChurchID=1617&EventID=198180&sn=90891

Mark your calendars for this online series!  2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6th.  ...
09/27/2020

Mark your calendars for this online series! 2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6th. Where can we find hope in these days? Our speakers will share their deep grief and deep joy of 2020, and help us all find hope. Registration information coming soon.

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09/27/2020

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The Lecture Series is back!Join us for a fall online speaker series '2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow' scheduled for ...
09/24/2020

The Lecture Series is back!
Join us for a fall online speaker series '2020: All This Joy, All This Sorrow' scheduled for Friday evenings, 7 pm, October 23, 30, and November 6.

2020 has been a year like none other in our memories. The profound and widespread grief of this year has been overwhelming. Perhaps, it is only by walking through such grief that we are awakened to the possibilities of hope, transformation, and joy. This series invites speakers familiar and new to our UCUCC / Lecture Series audience to share what they are currently working on and to reflect on a deep grief and a deep joy each has experienced in 2020. Where can we find hope in a year such as this?

Watch for registration and speaker details to be announced soon.

The lamentation of John Denver’s All This Joy, All This Sorrow, offers an inspiration, soundtrack, and poetry for the series. Licensing restrictions prevent us from linking to the song here, but we encourage you to find it on YouTube or other streaming service.

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09/15/2020

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The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC
09/15/2020

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The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC
01/27/2019

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC

Excited to announce Rev. Dr. Jim Antal is coming to speak on how we can respond to the crisis of climate change. Joining...
01/27/2019

Excited to announce Rev. Dr. Jim Antal is coming to speak on how we can respond to the crisis of climate change. Joining us in presenting Rev Antal are UCUCC Sacred Earth Matters, the Pacific Northwest Conference Environmental Justice Team and Earth Ministry. Tickets and more info at www.brownpapertickets.com (search Antal). Hope to see you there!

Peacebuilding in the Middle East through Art  Join The Lecture Series at UCUCC and St. Marks Cathedral for two events ne...
05/31/2018

Peacebuilding in the Middle East through Art
Join The Lecture Series at UCUCC and St. Marks Cathedral for two events next weekend with the Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler. On Friday, June 8th, 7 pm (UCUCC), Chandler will give a lecture on his new book In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Khalil Gibran. On Sunday, June 10th, he opens "I AM" an exhibit of 31 Middles Eastern women artists at St. Marks Cathedral. Both events are open to the public, no registration necessary. $10 suggested donation at the Friday event. Learn more at www.brownpapertickets.com (search 'prophet') or contact us at [email protected]

If you missed this event, want to hear it again, or would like to share with a friend, a podcast of our recent lectures ...
03/29/2018
The Lecture Series with David Vasquez Levy | Faith on the Move | Mar 9-11, 2018

If you missed this event, want to hear it again, or would like to share with a friend, a podcast of our recent lectures is now available. Featuring Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, president, Pacific School of Religion, with special guest (Friday session) Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General.

Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, immigration leader and President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, provides a hopeful and practical look at our communities’ ability to reframe crit

Faith on the Move: Reframing the National Conversation on Immigration | March 9, 10, 11, 2018.  Presented by The Lecture...
01/30/2018

Faith on the Move: Reframing the National Conversation on Immigration | March 9, 10, 11, 2018. Presented by The Lecture Series at UCUCC in collaboration with the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Join Rev. Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, immigration leader and President of Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley CA, and Bob Ferguson, Washington State Attorney General (Friday only), for a hopeful and practical look at our communities' ability to reframe this critical conversation.Tickets on sale now at www.brownpapertickets.com (search for Faith on the Move).

Sessions:
Friday, March 9, 7:30 pm: Law and Story: Reframing the National Conversation on Immigration. With WA ST Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Introduction by Michael Ramos, Executive Director, Church Council of Greater Seattle
Saturday, March 10, 9 am - 2:30 pm:
Pushed by Loss, Pulled by Faithfulness (Book of Ruth 1)
Daring by Hope (Book of Ruth 2)
Forward Together (Book of Ruth 4)
Sunday, March 11, 9 am: Prophetic Imagination: Spiritually Rooted Leadership for a World on the Move
10 am Worship Service: Rev. Dr. Vasquez-Levy will preach the sermon, The Gospel Outside: Healing at the Border

Tickets: All sessions $50 | Friday only $25 | Saturday only $30 | No charge for Sunday events. Questions? Email us at [email protected]. We hope you will join us!

'Legacy of the Reformation' with Bernard Brandon Scott and Jarmo Tarkki, November 3rd, 4th, 5th.  Tickets on sale!  Visi...
09/23/2017

'Legacy of the Reformation' with Bernard Brandon Scott and Jarmo Tarkki, November 3rd, 4th, 5th. Tickets on sale! Visit Brown Paper Tickets (search JSOR).

What will you do on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation? Come join us to look at what the Reformation means today, 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses on the wooden doors of Wittenberg Castle. And maybe come up with your own new these for today to address injustice and inequality? Let's do this together.

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC
06/29/2017

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC

Save the date! November 3rd and 4th, 2017
"The Legacy of the Reformation," a Westar Institute JSOR at The Lecture Series UCUCC Seattle with:

Bernard Brandon Scott, Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, and
Jarmo Tarkki, Senior Pastor of the Finnish Lutheran Church of California and Texas and Adjunct Professor of Theology at California Lutheran University, Teaching Fellow in Philosophical Theology at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Legend has it that Luther posted his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Castle Church door on October 31, 1517. In doing so, Luther proved that authority could be questioned, the Church could be changed and truth could be understood historically. How does this legacy find meaning today, 500 years later? Join us to learn more.

Watch for more information to come!

Save the date!  November 3rd and 4th, 2017  "The Legacy of the Reformation," a Westar Institute JSOR at The Lecture Seri...
06/29/2017

Save the date! November 3rd and 4th, 2017
"The Legacy of the Reformation," a Westar Institute JSOR at The Lecture Series UCUCC Seattle with:

Bernard Brandon Scott, Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary, and
Jarmo Tarkki, Senior Pastor of the Finnish Lutheran Church of California and Texas and Adjunct Professor of Theology at California Lutheran University, Teaching Fellow in Philosophical Theology at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

Legend has it that Luther posted his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Castle Church door on October 31, 1517. In doing so, Luther proved that authority could be questioned, the Church could be changed and truth could be understood historically. How does this legacy find meaning today, 500 years later? Join us to learn more.

Watch for more information to come!

Christianity is back in the headlines (when is it ever out of the news?) with questions about policies coming out of Was...
02/08/2017

Christianity is back in the headlines (when is it ever out of the news?) with questions about policies coming out of Washington DC and claims of Christianity that are alien to many of us. Is Christianity based in might and power and violence? Or in non-violent acts of inclusion and compassion? Both a violent and non-violent God is depicted in the Bible, so what are we to believe and where do we center our faith? Join us to explore this very topical subject at our 10th Anniversary lectures, March 3, 4, and 5, with John Dominic Crossan. Considered the preeminent Biblical and Jesus scholar alive today, Crossan will discuss his latest book,"How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian" (HarperOne 2015). Tickets and more information at BrownPaperTickets.com (search Crossan). Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

The Lecture Series 10th Anniversary withJohn Dominic Crossan | The Challenge of the Christian Biblebased on his book 'Ho...
02/04/2017
John Dominic Crossan | The Challenge of the Christian Bible, March 3, 4, 5, 2017

The Lecture Series 10th Anniversary with
John Dominic Crossan | The Challenge of the Christian Bible
based on his book 'How to Read the Bible and Still be a Christian'
Friday, March 3 - Sunday, March 5 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2785952

The Lecture Series began with a visit by Marcus Borg in February 2007, and since then we've hosted 20 speakers for 27 different events. If you are feeling dismayed in this new political climate, spending a weekend with John Dominic Crossan is sure to help you regain solid footing in your faith tradition. Please join us!

If you marched, if you are challenged by our political climate, if you consider yourself to be a person of faith, join u...
01/27/2017

If you marched, if you are challenged by our political climate, if you consider yourself to be a person of faith, join us at UCUCC for The Lecture Series 10th anniversary lecture series weekend on
March 3, 4 & 5, "The Challenge of the Christian Bible" with John Dominic Crossan, one of the most admired and most controversial scholars of the New Testament. Tickets at
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2785952

Crossan shares that justice is the body of love, and love is the soul of justice.

We are so excited to announce that one of The Lecture Series favorite speakers is returning: John Dominic Crossan will s...
01/08/2017
John Dominic Crossan | The Challenge of the Christian Bible

We are so excited to announce that one of The Lecture Series favorite speakers is returning: John Dominic Crossan will speak on March 3, 4 and 5 on "The Challenge of the Christian Bible". Don't miss our 10th anniversary celebration and an opportunity to hear him! Tickets at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2785952

Please join us for some or all of a full weekend of lectures with renowned theologian and Lecture Series long-time friend, John Dominic Crossan, on his most recent book, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis through Revelation (2015).

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01/08/2017

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Tickets on sale now!Alastair McIntosh | Spiritual Activism, Climate Change and Liberation Theology | February 5, 6, 7Tic...
01/17/2016

Tickets on sale now!

Alastair McIntosh | Spiritual Activism, Climate Change and Liberation Theology | February 5, 6, 7
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2477562

Alastair McIntosh Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues living in Govan, Scotland. He is best known for his books including Hell & High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition on the cultural and spiritual dimensions of climate change, and Soil and Soul. His newest book is Spiritual Activism (Oct 2015 Green

If you are interested in the intersection between spirituality and ecology, join us on February 5, 6 and 7 for Alastair ...
01/09/2016
Alastair McIntosh | Spiritual Activism, Climate Change and Liberation Theology for our Times

If you are interested in the intersection between spirituality and ecology, join us on February 5, 6 and 7 for
Alastair McIntosh | Spiritual Activism, Climate Change and Liberation Theology for our Times
Scottish author, activist and teacher Alastair McIntosh leads a three day series of lectures on climate change and spiritual activism at UCUCC in Seattle.
Tickets and more information at:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2477562

Only a limited number of tickets are left for the Sweet Honey in the Rock holiday concert at University Congregational U...
11/12/2015

Only a limited number of tickets are left for the Sweet Honey in the Rock holiday concert at University Congregational United Church of Chris, Seattle:
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: CELEBRATING THE HOLYDAYS!
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2049240

Diana Butler Bass | October 9, 10, 11, 2015
10/08/2015
Diana Butler Bass | October 9, 10, 11, 2015

Diana Butler Bass | October 9, 10, 11, 2015

Friday, October 9, 7 pm Grounded: Finding God in the World - A Spiritual Revolution Saturday, October 10, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Lecture 1: The Natural Habitat of Faith Lecture 2: Human Geography and th...

Diana Butler Bass
09/30/2015

Diana Butler Bass

People are discovering God in new ways. Learn more in Grounded, coming this October: http://bit.ly/1NICMZV

Diana Butler Bass
09/27/2015

Diana Butler Bass

Where do you encounter God?
Grounded is on sale October 6th! Preorder your copy: http://bit.ly/1NICMZV

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC
09/07/2015

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC

Diana Butler Bass
Grounded: The Spiritual Revolution All Around Us
October 9, 10 and 11 at UCUCC Seattle
For Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2162889

Where do you find God? Many are finding that the distant God of
conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world.
In her newest book, Grounded, Diana Butler Bass observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. Bass invites us to join this emerging spiritual revolution, find a revitalized expression of faith, and change the world.

Diana Butler BassGrounded: The Spiritual Revolution All Around UsOctober 9, 10 and 11 at UCUCC SeattleFor Tickets:  http...
09/07/2015

Diana Butler Bass
Grounded: The Spiritual Revolution All Around Us
October 9, 10 and 11 at UCUCC Seattle
For Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2162889

Where do you find God? Many are finding that the distant God of
conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world.
In her newest book, Grounded, Diana Butler Bass observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. Bass invites us to join this emerging spiritual revolution, find a revitalized expression of faith, and change the world.

07/30/2015

Everyone is invited to join us for the

Clay Water Brick Book Talk Back at 11:30am Sunday, August 2nd in the Chapel at UCUCC 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle

The Lecture Series and Mwanzo Proud Farmers invite you to join the conversation about Jessica Jackley’s visit and her new book, Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least. No need to have either have read the book or attended the lecture! Just drop by for a lively
discussion on the topic of micro-finance and how an individual can make a difference, even with what may feel like a very small investment.

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC
07/19/2015

The Lecture Series at University Congregational UCC

Please join us to meet the co-founder of Kiva and hear her read from her new book:

Jessica Jackley
July 28, 2015 7 pm Suggested donation: $15
CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entreprneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

The Lecture Series at University Congregational United Church of Christ
For more information:'
http://www.ucucc.org/events/Lecture%20Series/jessica.pdf
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/browse.html

Please join us to meet the co-founder of Kiva and hear her read from her new book:Jessica JackleyJuly 28, 2015  7 pm  Su...
07/19/2015

Please join us to meet the co-founder of Kiva and hear her read from her new book:

Jessica Jackley
July 28, 2015 7 pm Suggested donation: $15
CLAY WATER BRICK: Finding Inspiration from Entreprneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

The Lecture Series at University Congregational United Church of Christ
For more information:'
http://www.ucucc.org/events/Lecture%20Series/jessica.pdf
For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/browse.html

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Faith on the Move: Reframing the National Conversation on Immigration. Our next Lecture is on March 9,10 11 2018 with Rev. Dr. David Vasquez Levy, President of Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA Friday March 9: Law and Story Saturday March 10: Faithfulness beyond boundaries Sunday March 11: Prophetic Imagination