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Sunday Worship Service: 11:00 A.M.
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8201 30th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

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Welcome to Wedgwood!

At Wedgwood Community Church, we see faith as a journey;
and as a community of faith, it is our desire to be on that journey together, nurturing, encouraging, and giving strength to one another as we learn and grow and move further along our path. We seek to be a place where everyone feels safe to explore a deep connection to God and with each other, knowing that every person's story is different.

We would love to meet you wherever you are on your journey--
so please, come see for yourself who we are at Wedgwood CC!

ACTIVITY NOTES:

MOVIE NIGHT on JANUARY 28, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M.
FREE EVENT - ALL ARE WELCOME! Please join us when the Wedgwood Community Church "Movie Club" will be watching a fun mainstream movie and relating it to our Christian life. This month's movie will be Florence Foster Jenkins. The event takes place in the Fellowship Hall on the BIG PROJECTION SCREEN. If you're able, make sure to bring a movie snack to share!

VALENTINE'S BANQUET on FEBRUARY 11, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M.
Save the Date! The annual Valentine's Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, February 11. Gathering and socializing begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment to follow. The cost for the meal and for this evening of fun is only $20.00 and children under 5 years old are free. If you are planning to attend, please let Linea know.

Children Are Welcome
We encourage your children to attend the worship service with you each Sunday! Nursery care is available if desired from 10:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Please check with the greeter for directions. In addition, during the worship service, children will be dismissed to activities following the Young Disciples message.


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The Weeks Ahead

Tuesday Bible Study

Tue 1/17 10:00 a.m.

Faith Connections

Tue 1/17 7:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/22 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tue 1/24 10:00 a.m.

Faith Connections

Tue 1/24 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study

Wed 1/25 6:30 p.m.

Movie Club Night

Sat 1/28 6:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sun 1/29 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday Bible Study

Tue 1/31 10:00 a.m.

Faith Connections

Tue 1/31 7:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sun 2/5 11:00 a.m.

Valentine's Banquet

Sat 2/11 6:00 p.m.

Worship Service

Sun 2/12 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 2/19 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 2/26 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 3/5 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 3/12 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 3/19 11:00 a.m.

Worship Service

Sun 3/26 11:00 a.m.

See Calendar for a complete list of events.

 Pastor's Ponderings / Ministry Message

About Rev. Sean Brown

Rev. Sean Brown
 

We welcome Rev. Sean Brown to Wedgwood Community Church as our new minister. He comes to us from Queen Anne Baptist Church, where he was the interim pastor for nearly three years. Sean's undergraduate degree was in ancient history from the University of Washington, and he earned both a Master of Arts in Theology and a Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary. It is a sort of homecoming for Pastor Sean. He was dedicated, baptized, and ordained at Wedgwood Community Church and has attended here most of his life. We welcome Pastor Sean and look forward to a productive ministry together.

 

January 2017 The Promise of Newness

It is an odd thing that Westerners decided, long ago, to start the New Year on January 1. At least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the early part of January is often relatively cold and damp, a dreary month when there’s not much daylight. It doesn’t seem like an appropriate time of the year for bright prospects of fresh and new beginnings. It doesn’t seem like a great time to be sufficiently motivated to get started with our New Year’s resolutions. Why not start the New Year on the first day of spring, for instance, or on the same day as when Daylight Saving Time changes over?

But the more I think about it the more it makes sense that the New Year starts in a time of dreary darkness. The Bible is a good basis for this thought. Throughout scripture it is usually in the darkest hour that the promise of newness is first made. It is when things are the bleakest that the first signs of newness begin to germinate. Just think of Noah’s flood. On the eve of the flood that wiped out everything, when God in essence started anew, a glimmer of hope was already in place as Noah built the ark. When the Babylonians were at Israel’s doorstep, about to invade, God had Ezekiel speak of a New Covenant whereby God would relate with His people in deeper and more intimate ways. Within one generation of Jerusalem being wiped out by the Romans in 70 AD, Jesus, the light of the world, began His public ministry. And in the book of Revelation, right in the midst of what we think of as the great tribulation, with the new heavens and new earth right around the corner, there is a vision of a great multitude in heaven, serving God. They are described as those who “have come out of the great tribulation” (Revelation 7:14).

We worship and follow a God of newness. But newness begins not when the surrounding conditions are pleasant and optimal, newness begins in the darkness. Its seed is found at rock bottom. In Isaiah 43:18 God says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness, and streams in the wasteland.” Newness starts in the wilderness, indeed in the wasteland. It turns out that the New Year starting in the dead of winter makes sense after all.

My prayer for Wedgwood Community Church is especially for those who feel particularly discouraged, weary, and in desperate need of a new start. God might just be beginning that new start in you now, despite what the exterior conditions look like. For where else would true newness begin but within the darkness?

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