Follow Up: School Partnerships at the LUTC Quarterly Gathering

On Thursday, February 18, around 120 pastors and leaders from Greater Seattle gathered to discuss how the church has an opportunity to assist and serve our schools. This year’s school partnership in Seattle was, in some respects,catalyzed by our Puget Sound City Advance in October 2015, in which we also discussed church engagement in the area of sex trafficking, foster care, incarceration, immigrants and refugees care, and homelessness. But at this Light Up the City Quarterly Gathering- our focus was on School Partnerships and it was also an opportunity to announce an effort for a Seattle region school partnership serve day happening in August. More to come on that later- stay tuned! We hea

Update: Winter Shelter in Enumclaw

Here at Light Up the City we have the honor to hear stories from around the network and we feel it is our responsibility to share them through our blog, Facebook, and other media outlets. One narrative often heard: the Seattle Region is one of the least churched regions in the United States. While that may be true, God loves this region and has situated His Church to love on it too. As part of the LUTC network, you can expect to read and hear regular reports of ministry, service and inspiring stories to back up a different narrative- one that sheds light on how God is moving through his people to reach the poor, lost and marginalized in the great PNW. Last year we reported on a winter shel

Light Up the City Quarterly Event

We will be kicking off 2016 with our first Light Up the City Quarterly Event at Chinese Baptist Church. The focus for this event will be school partnerships- we will hear from a panel of experts which includes members from Portland, OR and Jubilee Reach in Bellevue. We are honored to have Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland speak on “Thriving School Partnerships.” Lunch will be provided as we pray over our cities and network with one another. We encourage you to invite school partners and those from your network who are passionate about serving our community through schools and improving student success. We strongly encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible! February 18,

Follow Up: Foster Care

A few weeks ago we kicked off an informational meeting for foster care in West Seattle. We asked congregations to join the conversation - how can the Church assist the foster care system in the Department of Social Health Services in West Seattle? Jen Browning led the discussion and shared different levels of engagement from assembling care kits, volunteering as an “Office Mom or Dad” and fostering a child. One organization that is helping to inform and educate on opportunities is Fostering Together. They have put together a wonderful one-sheet of ways to serve: Provide Care for a Foster Child – Provide a safe, loving home, stability or in the case of adoption, permanency In-Home or Licensed

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