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Interfaith Social Action Group

Bear Creek United Methodist Church and Congregation Kol Ami commit to an interfaith partnership that creates connection with other faith-based congregations, to establish a collective voice speaking out in solidarity with the vulnerable and bringing about positive resolution of moral issues associated with environmental, social and economic injustice.

Upcoming Interfaith and Social Action Events
The Greater Seattle Council of Churches is a clearinghouse for many interfaith and social justice events. There are several upcoming events supporting immigrants and refugees, addressing racism, supporting interfaith relationships, and regarding the environment. Check out the calendar- click the link: Community Events Calendar
ICoB Open House
When: March 18, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Islamic Center of Bothell (3300 Monte Villa Pkwy, Bothell, WA 98021)


The Islamic Center of Bothell will be hosting an open house for our friends and neighbors – everyone is invited!  If you have never been to the mosque, or simply want to drop in and see us again, we would love to have you.  We will have refreshments and great conversation. Please take the opportunity to get to know your Muslim neighbors, as we would certainly like to see all of you! No RSVP required.  Please spread the word and invite your friends.


Community Immigration Forum
When: March 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center (16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA 98052)

Learn more about the complex issues of immigration by legal experts in the field. Immigration attorneys and representatives from the City of Redmond and Lake Washington School District will be on hand to educate and inform the community. Come share your concerns and ask questions.

Featured speakers:
▪ Jay Stratton, Attorney-at-Law
▪ Joan Thomas, Attorney-at-Law
▪ Kristi Wilson, Redmond Chief of Police
▪ City of Redmond
▪ Lake Washington School District

Letter to the Editor Workshop
When: March 23, 7:00pm
Where: Bear Creek UMC (16530 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98077)

Facilitated by Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, this class is about learning the best way to get our message across to the community and government leaders.  Please contact Rabbi Kinberg for more information.

Interfaith Dinner
When: March 26th, 6:00pm
Where: Bear Creek UMC (16530 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville, WA  98077)

Join us for a potluck dinner (no pork) with Bear Creek UMC, Congregation Kol Ami,  and the Islamic Center of Bothell.  Enjoy Interfaith Jeopardy, meet and get to know your neighbors.

Interfaith Women’s Retreat
When: March 31 – April 2
Where: Rainbow Lodge

This event is for ladies of all faiths! Spend the weekend or just a day with the ladies of Congregation Col Ami and Bear Creek United Methodist Church. This year’s theme is “Walking In Faith”. Guest speakers include: Susie Tucker Boer as Dr. Margaret Brand, Congregation Kol Ami’s Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg, UMC’s Pastor Meredith Dodd and more.

To make reservations or for more information, please contact: Connie Gagnon.  For a more detailed list of weekend activities, click here.

Interfaith Panel Discussion
When: April 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Muslim Association of Puget Sound (17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond, WA 98052)

An interfaith panel discussion hosted by Islamic Center of Bothell.

Community Matters
When: April 10, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Where:  Redmond Library (15990 NE 85th St. Redmond, WA)

Hosted by the Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition and the Wellness Professionals Network, this gathering is for activists, advocates, helpers, and anyone who cares about the state of our community and the world. We’ll explore post-election effects on mind, body, spirit, and community; share tips for managing feelings of overwhelm; get community updates on local activism efforts; and, explore where help is needed and what you can do. All are welcome. Feel free to bring your lunch.
RSVP’s appreciated.

Interfaith Earth Day Service
When: April 22, 10:30am
Where: Bear Creek UMC (16530 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville, WA  98077)


To find out about upcoming Interfaith Social Action events, click here.  Church Council of Greater Seattle’s website.
For more information about the BCUMC /CKA Interfaith Partnership, please contact Connie Gagnon or Debby Heimfeld