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Can you keep watch?

April 17-18

-17th from 9:00 p.m. to the 18th at noon

“Could you not keep watch with me even one hour?” Matthew 26:40

Youth-Chaplaincy-Coalition and Faith Action Network (FAN) invite you to a virtual and placed prayer and meditation vigil raising consciousness for youth affected by incarceration, racism, and gun violence.

Event link: Here.

DETAILS

Anyone and everyone can participate in the vigil! This event has purposely been scheduled during Holy Week in the Christian Tradition and this vigil is open to all people of all faiths (or of no particular faith) who wish to raise consciousness for youth affected by incarceration, racism, and gun violence.

The VIRTUAL vigil begins at 9:00 pm PST on Maundy Thursday, April 17 and continues through the night until NOON PST on Long Friday, April 18.

The PLACED vigil will be observed in silence from 6 am – Noon on Long Friday, April 18 in the Chapel at Epiphany Parish Seattle. Information from the Washington Alliance for Responsible Gun Ownership, FAN, The Church Council of Greater Seattle, and YCC will be available at Epiphany. If you would like to share silent prayer and meditation in community please join us in Epiphany’s Chapel.

IF you want your NAME and/or a Prayer or Message included on a prayer chain we’re creating to bring with us to Juvie in May to show the youth visually how many folks were and are keeping watch with them, please RSVP yes and/or post a comment. We will add a link to the chain with your first name on it.

We’ve invited almost 800 people to participate – wouldn’t it be awesome if we had hundreds of links in our chain showing the youth how connected we are? Please SHARE the invitation with everyone and anyone you think would keep watch with youth affected by incarceration, racism, and gun violence. We will share photos of the prayer chain after the retreats in May.

If you would like to see prayers, readings, and images posted by YCC on the hour throughout vigil please like the the Youth Chaplaincy Coalition FB page.

Once you sign up you don’t need to do anything, but pray or meditate. If you’re moved toward action beyond this vigil – may it be so.

With deep gratitude for your witness and love,

Emily Linderman, Chaplain Intern
& The Rev. Terri Stewart, Founder and Director
The Youth Chaplaincy Coalition

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Groundbreaking and Celebration!

Mentors in Mission Logo                         Join us!

Community Garden Groundbreaking Ceremony
Saturday, March 29th 9:00 am-3pm

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Rainier Beach United Methodist Church
5500 South Roxbury Street

Come plant seeds to support our youth. 

RSVP on Facebook

The Youth Chaplaincy Coalition is a group of like- minded individuals and churches that seek to provide services, in a faith-based context, to youth affected by incarceration.  We are launching our new Mentors in Mission program  in partnership with Rainier Beach UMC which is designed to bring local mentors together with youth around gardening and mentoring.

Event: Explaining Your Criminal Background

Explaining Your Criminal Background

When Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 8:30 – 10am
Where WorkSource Rainier Affiliate
2531 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144
Room 400
Workshop Language Option English
Event Details Some of the topics discussed in this workshop includes:

  • Writing a letter explaining your criminal history.
  • How to discuss your criminal background in an interview.
  • Your rights; Things employers can or can’t ask you during an interview

 

King County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Legislative Forum

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Avenue (at Seneca Street), Seattle

The forum will include:

  • King County’s legislative priorities in mental health and substance abuse for 2014.
  • Key outcomes and innovations in the delivery of behavioral health services in King County.
  • Personal stories of individuals recovering from mental illness and/or substance use.
  • The perspectives and priorities of state and federal legislators representing our region.
  • A chance to show legislators how much King County values behavioral health services

Please bring family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, clients, peers, allies, and advocates. Everyone is welcome!

Puget Sound Equity Summit

About the Summit

Puget Sound Equity Summit: November 2013

The Regional Equity Network and partners are planning a Puget Sound Equity Summit in November 2013.  This is an action-oriented Summit that will bring together stakeholders across the region.

Summit goals

  1. Identify shared issue areas and further develop key strategies to achieve healthy communities, building upon community organizing and work underway.
  2. Create a structure for community, policy makers, philanthropy to jointly identify key issues and problem solve.
  3. Connect various efforts and people in the region focused on equity/ equitable development and create a platform for community leadership.