faith stuff in seattle
Seattle’s Fremont Solstice parade/festival was this past weekend. Rachelle and her neo-monastic community monkfish abbey (formerly known as ThPM) participated in the parade as a funky recycling deally. As they wove through the crowd of parade-onlookers they gathered trash embodying an exuberance and an earth friendliness that was most contagious. They had no church signs, or anything like that, they simply served our city and seemed to be having fun doing so.
The Freemont Abbey were also present at the weekend event as they had a booth at the festival. The Freemont Abbey is the community arts center that Karen Ward and the folks at the Church of the Apostles are helping birth. The Freemont Abbey promises to be an incredible gift to Seattle.
Also I know of two new churches that are starting in metro-Seattle. 1) Rob and Melanie Gillgrist held meeting last night to talk and pray together about the creation of new faith community. 2) Joel & BrookVandenbrink, Jon & Annie DeWaal and Tim Sorens are have been meeting for a while and are in the process determining where and how to indigenate.