Adult and children education class starts October 15, 2023

Multigenerational Christian education begins Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Church of the Redeemer. Children and adults will be in the same class. Meet at the baptismal font, back by the organ, at 9:30 am. We are at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. Members and nonmembers can participate.

At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

Matthew 18:1-5

We welcome children to participate with adults in this class! There are children activities and reflection questions for their education, interspersed with adult conversation. This promises to be a lovely examination of what we do in church—liturgy and mission—together.

Proclaim! book cover
Proclaim! book cover

We will be reading and discussing the book Proclaim! Sharing Words, Living Examples, Changing Lives by Marcus George Halley. The reading is light and enjoyable.

Adults should read the book to inform our discussion, according to the guide below. It is not necessary for children to have read the book or have had it read to them.

Note: Schedule updated on November 15, 2023.

Class DaysChapters from Proclaim!Topic
October 15Chapters 1-2Why are we here?
October 22Chapters 3-4Gather
October 29Chapter 5Proclaim and Respond to the Word
November 5Chapters 6-7Pray and Exchange Peace
November 12Chapters 8Prepare
November 19Chapter 9-10Make and Break Bread
November 26Chapter 11Conclusion: Share and Go Forth

Everyone is welcome to participate in this class, including those without a church home. There is no charge to attend the class.

Proclaim! Sharing Words, Living Examples, Changing Lives

A fresh perspective on how liturgy can support social justice work. Proclaim! is an exploration of Episcopal liturgy from a black, queer, millennial perspective, with an eye toward proclamation and justice. Part memoir, part history, part biblical studies, and part practical theology, Proclaim! suggests that the politics of our liturgical tradition is the ground from which we can engage in the justice work that our world needs.

Each chapter explores theology, a biblical story, and the real-world practice of evangelism and mission. The liturgy can serve as the theological well from which we might draw wisdom to engage the issues of justice, equity, and compassion in the world today. The question is not whether or not to engage politics; rather, the question is: whose politics are being reflected?

Furthermore, what shape might our lives take if we took our worship of God seriously? People who are curious about what justice looks like in the Church or who are seeking new resources to sustain their work will be affirmed in Halley’s book. 

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, reaching out to the world.

Church of the Redeemer

Church of the Redeemer: Worshiping God, living in community, and reaching out to the world around us. We are an Episcopal Church serving north King County and south Snohomish County, Washington. As you travel your road, go with friends walking the way of Jesus at Redeemer.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside. And we managed to hide a large building on the side of a hill that is not easily seen from the street.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.