The Kids Are Back!
As a first step to renewing in-person experiences, children and parents are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings for an in-person out-door children's education and play time (and childcare during Zoom church). For now, only staff and other adults with participating children will be present. All adults must be fully vaccinated and everyone over the age of 5 must wear a mask. Our first Sunday back was great fun and we look forward to more!
Online/Zoom Worship Continues...
Join us for an interactive “Zoom” Sunday worship experience at 10:30 a.m.,
Sunday Adult Education hour at 9:00 a.m., Children's Education at 9:15 a.m.
In order to prevent "Zoom Bombing", we require a password.
Please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (206) 486-2175 for the Zoom password.
The Zoom link, backup phone numbers, and
meeting ID are always the same for every meeting.
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/2067823776
Meeting ID: 206 782 3776
To call in via phone: +1 669 900 9128
or +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 206 782 3776
At Woodland Park Presbyterian Church,
Christianity is a seeker’s journey
What does it mean to follow Jesus today? That is the question we ask. We have varied opinions and beliefs as we study scripture, discuss the impact of current events, and take action in the world. The best questions are ones that can’t be answered but lead us to deeper places in our faith as we struggle to come to some understanding. We are open to the leading of the spirit and not constrained because we have “always done it this way”.
In our search we try to …
The Jesus way is not exclusive or exclusionary. We acknowledge that we are all children of God.
We are one branch of the worldwide church as part of a tradition that is, in an enduring Latin phrase, “Semper reformans, semper reformanda” – always reformed and always reforming. We celebrate Communion every Sunday where everyone is welcome to the table, in solidarity with all who seek to follow Jesus.
Remain Open to Learning from Others
We are also connected to our sisters and brothers of other faiths. Our respect for them motivates us to learn about their beliefs, practices, and traditions, and to identify and understand our similarities, differences, and connections.
Listen for God
When we study Bible texts over and over, year after year, we ask, “What are these texts telling us today?” looking at them through contemporary and ancient lenses. We encourage questions, even skepticism, as we seek to understand how God is still speaking to us today.
Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly in the world
We aspire to be part of the Beloved Community and we proclaim the good news of the Gospel.
We affirm Martin Luther King, Jr’s statement that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Appreciate Science and Nature
We embrace the wonder of God’s complex world as scientific discovery continually expands our horizons. We affirm the statement of Dr. Francis Collins, head of the NIH, that “by investigating God's majestic and awesome creation, science can actually be a means of worship.”
Forgive and Accept Forgiveness
The Lord’s Prayer says it best: “forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
” To be forgiven and to forgive is a gift from God that compels us to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world.
As the Bible says, “God is reconciling the world to Godself.”
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA)
and is a member of the Seattle Presbytery. We are a member congregation of a Covenant Network of Presbyterian Churches, Faith Action Network, Earth Ministry, and the Church Council of Greater Seattle.