Welcome to Seattle Mennonite Church

Seattle Mennonite Church is an Anabaptist Christian community. As disciples of Jesus, we believe faith and action are inseparable elements in each person’s pilgrimage.  We aim to live out our calling to offer welcome and hospitality, discern God’s will in community, worship faithfully and to build peace in our community and in the world.   Sunday morning gatherings offer opportunities for worship in community, fellowship, and Christian education for children, youth and adults.  Please join us!

The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

I have this knot in my shoulder.  It’s actually kind of dormant right now.  But when my shoulders start getting really tight, I know I’ve been working too much – or at least too much at my desk.  It’s the knot that tells me I’ve been carrying around the tension that is worry and stress [...]

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Service Centered

My first exposure to the practice of being Mennonite was through service.  I was conceived of through service – (literally) – my parents were Mennonite Central Committee volunteers on the far northern coast of Labrador, Canada in the year immediately before I was born.  And although my childhood was spent firmly rooted in church and [...]

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With Whom Shall We Make Peace

- Jim  Bridges I offer my remarks in the context of our being a welcoming congregation, one which states on its webpage, We embrace a tradition of active peacemaking and advocacy for people who are marginalized. We practice nonviolence in our church, community, work, and world, and seek to transform  injustice in all its forms. [...]

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