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Well, we’ve finally done it friends.  We’ve built a website where we can offer more ways to serve our network.  We will no longer be posting on this blog site, but fear not- we have archived all of our posts here and moved them on over.

New features on our site will include a calendar of events that we and others host, which serve our network’s interests.  We also revised and updated our Church Engagement Menus, which provide ways to engage you and your church in different sectors of need.  Finally, we are excited to offer new platforms to share our stories through videos, podcasts and of course our blog.

Our overall objective is to equip, inform and inspire the Church in the Greater Seattle Region.  We hope this new site will be an encouragement to you and your ministry.  From all of us at Light Up the City- see you at our new home!  www.LightUpTheCity.org

 

 

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At Light Up the City, we have witnessed a lot of activity from the Church in Greater Seattle engaging in partnership with schools:  Jubilee REACH, Northshore Community Serve Day, West Seattle CityServe to Federal Way’s We Love Our City are just a Read More

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In just a week, congregations from the Capitol Hill neighborhood along with friends and staff from Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission are assembling to pray for God’s Kingdom to come to bear in our city.  A couple of months ago, Read More

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Earlier this month we hosted Q Commons at the Impact Hub in Pioneer Square.  Amanda Hightower, Excecutive Director of R.E.S.T., shared a powerful talk about the history of the sex trade in Seattle and the current status.  Working with victims of trafficking is not as easy to engage initially (like volunteering at a soup kitchen or food bank); so she provided Read More

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During Holy Week we have had the honor to have some great speakers lead us through devotionals, and we now come to Easter Sunday!  Pastor DJ Vick of Eastside Foursquare leads us through what we’ve been asking all week- What Happened on Easter?  DJ breaks down the account of Luke’s Gospel and reminds us Read More

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Eugene Cho of Quest Church rounds off Holy Week with a devotional for Silent Saturday. He reflects on the uncertainty and doubt that must have rocked the disciples on the Saturday after Christ’s death (which can pop up in different seasons in our own lives) and encourages us to lean into the Gospel even in our brokenness.  Question for reflection:  What does it mean to you that “God is not yet done”?  Blessings to you this Saturday from SUGM and all of us at LUTC.

 

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday.  How exactly is a Friday considered “good” when the Son of God, who is worshiped upon entry to Jerusalem just a few days prior, is beaten, convicted and killed?  Michael Thomas of Radiant Covenant Church  leads us through Read More

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Maundy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist and Jesus washing the disciple’s feet.  Kendy Easley from Bethany Community Church walks us through the day and encourages us to let Jesus wash our feet.  Washing feet is literal, but it is also an example of serving out of love.  Question for the day:  “Are you letting Jesus wash your feet?”.  Blessings to you on this wonderful day from SUGM and all of us at Light Up the City.

 

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Romanita Hairston of World Vision leads us through our devotional today.  She reflects on the juxtaposition between the two events that occurred on this day- the washing of Jesus’ feet by the sinful woman and Judas Iscariot’s betrayal to Read More

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It’s Holy Tuesday and Paul LaRose of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission talks about the parallels of Jesus’ rebuke on religious leaders and our own walks in faith.  The question for  reflection: “Do people see Christ reflected in the way you follow Jesus?” is Read More

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