When is something beyond mending? When have you been surprised that a piece of clothing or a broken chair could be repaired? Mending is the theme that knits together Gathering Ground programs in the first months of 2020.
Writing, reflection and really good beverages
2 pm–4 pm on Sundays, January 5 and February 2, An informal group for writers of all levels. We’re trying out a new location: Victrola Coffee on Capitol Hill, 411 15th Avenue East, Seattle. Our Curator of Coffee Shop Writing, Hannah Merrill, offers helpful writing prompts and a friendly atmosphere.
Grounding: a stone of hope
Sunday, January 19, 2 pm–4 pm. Gathering Ground begins each year with a simple reflection process with stones to ground you in your most important values. On this Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, we will especially reflect on his words, “hew out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
Gathering location TBD.
RSVP’s earnestly desired by emailing GatherinGround.Seattle@gmail.com or calling 206-524-2322. Events are free to attend. Contributions welcomed. As a collaboration, we all work together to make programs available to all.
Gathering Ground is our congregation’s outreach program for people of all beliefs, offering creative action, conversation, and meaningful community. Launched in 2017, the program is led by Beth Amsbary, Convener, and the Rev. Catherine Foote, along with a leadership committee. We are deeply grateful to University Congregational UCC for start-up funding and ongoing in-kind support of this independent program.