MCC Seattle's Ministry to Help Others
God has called us to reach out to those who may never come into our building. We reach out to those as a voice and presence of justice in the face of unjust systems. Here are a few of the ways MCC seeks to be knitted into the life of the community:
Cart-of-Kindness: We offer warm beverages and instant broth to the University District area community from a service cart set up in the alley next to the church. A simple set up of 20 minutes helps us to provide this ministry.
Raised Voices: We maintain contact with our brothers and sisters in prison through letter writing.
Wound Care Kits: We work alongside of the People's Harm Reduction Alliance to make safe wound care kits and instructions.
Our interfaith and inter-generational women’s group is a small discussion group that meets every third Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Cis and trans women are welcome. Inquire for more information.
Nature Hiking Group
Many Sundays after worship (and other days), a group hikes in local parks.
Young Adult Ministry
We host monthly gatherings for those ages 21 to 35. Sometimes they are at the church and other times they are at restaurants, bars, and homes. These gatherings are organized through the site MeetUp.com. Click here to go to our page:
Worship Participant Opportunities
There are various opportunities for you to offer your gifts before, during, and after worship. We will sufficiently train you so that you are equipped to serve.
Reader: Reads the Scripture and/or sacred readings for the service.
Celebrant: Consecrates the elements and leads congregation through the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Communion Server: Serves Communion and offers a short prayer of blessing with each person partaking of Communion.
Acolyte: Assists in Communion by holding elements for Communion.
Singer: Helps to lead the congregation in song.
Usher: Greets people as they arrive, takes attendance, receives the offering, passes out bulletins and resources, and more.
Hospitality: Hospitality means a generous reception of a guest or a stranger. Events that fall into this category allow us to be radical hosts of God’s Love at our community events. This usually entails setting up and cleaning up refreshments, and more.
This ministry allows us to companion with one another through life’s journey both in and outside of church. We pray for each other, check up on each other during absences, send each other greeting cards, and visit the home-bound and those in the hospital.
Interesting in offering your time and talents? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 206-325-2421.