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Seattle First Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church and part of the Evergreen Association. We are a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation and have a rich history of living into our progressive Christian values. While rooted in this tradition we also strive to walk God's path in this 21st century society.
Members of our Sanctuary Choir spent several hours today at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kent, rehearsing as part of a mass choir for the Evergreen Association Martin Luther King Jr. service, which takes place Monday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Be sure to join us!
New Beginnings is located at 19300 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031
In our blog this week, Jim contemplates that elusive prize called "justice" as we begin our commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
seattlefirstbaptist.org By Jim Segaar Here is my Servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one, in who I delight! I have endowed you with my Spirit that you may bring true justice to the nations. Isaiah 42.1 I thirst for...
Eric Jeffords presented this special piece in thanksgiving for Michelle Horsley and Ned Allyn Parker. The pianist is Lewis Thompson.
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~ R. Shakarian / e.e. cummings Eric Angus Jeffords and Lewis John Rubin Thompson In thanksgiving for Michelle Horsley and Ned Allyn Parker
Pastor Tim Phillips suggested that we refuse to be consoled in his sermon for Sunday, "Living in the Light."
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I’m beginning to believe the only hope we have for whatever dream we dream for ourselves and for our world requires that we refuse to be consoled in the face of injustice; refuse to be pacified by the threat of violence; refuse to be shut up by the forces that would destroy our lives and the lives of our children.
There’s that story later in Matthew (15.21-28) about the Canaanite woman who comes to Jesus for the healing of her daughter and the disciples say, “Send her away because she keeps shouting at us; she isn’t even one of us.” But the woman keeps it up. She refuses to be consoled. And finally Jesus says to her, “Great is your faith” and heals her daughter.
Matthew, Mark, and Luke all point to these women who move the promise of good news forward by refusing to be consoled.
Rev. Tim Phillips, preaching January 8, 2017
On Sunday we said a final "Goodbye" to Michelle Horsley and Ned Allyn Parker as they move to the East Coast. Here are a few photos from the day.
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Vaya con Dios, Ned and Michelle!
Here is a tribute video that was part of our "Goodbye" celebration today. Michelle wrote the music for Homecoming in 2016.
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This video is a tribute to Ned Allyn Parker and Michelle Horsley at the conclusion of their ministries at Seattle First Baptist Church.
More than 80 singers from 4 Evergreen Association churches gathered on Wednesday night in our Sanctuary to rehearse for the Dr. Martin Luther King Mass Choir. The choir will sing at the MLK service at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kent at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.
Here are a few photos from Sunday's service, plus the poem that Cherry Johnson shared with us at the beginning of this New Year:
The angels are gone now.
The shepherds have headed for the hills.
And here we are —
Our silent night having receded —
Replaced by fireworks and fog,
Fascists and foolishness.
Nothing feels calm or bright anymore.
Some years are easier seen
In the rearview mirror,
And some daunting to face head on.
There is that light…
Like the early dawn on a dark January morning,
Filtering through the lacy branches of trees…
That light, which shall remain nameless
Because no name does it justice,
That light which shines on us
Even in times like these —
Especially in times like these —
And is gracious to us
And grants us peace.
So I ask you,
Why do we look away?
If ever there was a time
To embrace this nameless one,
It is now.
This time is calling to us,
Calling us to be blessed and to bless,
And despite our hesitation,
Calling us to be without fear,
To shine the light of our countenance
On a world which hungers for such
May it be so.
~ Cherry Johnson
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