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Ravenna United Methodist Church
Seattle, Washington, USA
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AUG 30th - SEPT 6th
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. Open to All.
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Doors of Justice!

We Keep On Knocking!

The Parents Reconciling Network

The Parents Reconciling Network (PRN) invites United Methodist parents, family members and friends of the LGBT community out of their church "closets"--
to join with us in supporting each other 
and our special families.

We have informational pamphlets, organizational outlines, other parents whom you can contact, and a national staff for assistance, and have both national and regional E-mail communication networks where you can receive regular information 
and encouragement.

For more information on the Parents Reconciling Network, contact Larry Fox, Western Jurisdiction Co-coordinator for PRN, 360-331-1950 or email him at

Visit the RMN website at

Links to UM Mission
and Ministry:

United Methodist Church Faith in Action--


United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

UMCOR's mission is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster—with open minds and hearts to all people.

    UMCOR. Be There. Be Hope.

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Every dollar you give to UMCOR goes to the program you designate.  UMCOR is 100% efficient.

UMCOR is part of the 
General Board of Global Ministries.

A member of the (Seattle) 
North End
Interfaith Community:

Assumption Catholic Church,
Children's Hospital, Pastoral
and Spiritual Care
Congregation Beth Shalom,
Faith Lutheran Church, 
Idriss Mosque,
Lake City Christian Church,
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church,
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church,

St. Bridget Catholic Church,
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 
Sand Point Community UMC,
Temple Beth Am,
Ravenna United Methodist Church,
University Congregational Church,
Wedgwood Community Church,
Wedgwood Presbyterian Church.

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Ravenna United Methodist Church
5751 33rd Ave. NE,
Seattle, WA 98105-2320

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Who benefits?

Even small congregations can make a difference through their individual efforts, or jointly by supporting the larger United Methodist Church through apportionments. Below are a few calls for action, as well as links to UM missions worldwide. 

Who benefits? That's up to each of us... but congregations like Ravenna UMC help define those needs and give us ways to make a difference.

    Bill Brammer     Former Interim Pastor James Davidson      Greg Wheeler     Laura Madsen and friend

"Everyone can be great because everyone can serve. 
You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't even have to make your subject and your verb agree... You only need a heart full of grace...a soul generated by love."
 —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kay Finnel         Kevin and Matt                                        

Little girl,big smile                                                                                                                                                                                               

“Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
    in all the ways you can,
 in all the places you can,
   at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
  as long as ever you can.”
                                —John Wesley

Ravenna Community Ministries

Providing Job Training, Education, and Facilities for Community Action 
This not for profit organization is an associated activity of Ravenna United Methodist Church.
Our Vision includes opening our existing facilities for the creation of a coffee house modeled
on the experience of Seattle Fare Start. The goal of this new coffee house is to provide
barista training for diversely challenged individuals. We currently anticipate our principal pool
of trainees to be street youth and young adults who are seeking to acquire new job skills.

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Overnight Shelter Project

Providing a temporary home for women and their children in need of more permanent housing.

In support of the invaluable efforts at Mary's Place Day Center in Seattle, Ravenna UMC, St. Ignatius ECC, Dignity/Seattle, along with other faith communities and individual volunteers, are helping to meet the growing needs of Washington State's homeless women and their children in finding safe, temporary "overnight" shelter as they try to get back on their feet.

Each church, mosque, or temple is being asked to provide shelter
one week at a time per quarter of the year.

Together, we are making a concerted effort to end homelessness in our communities.

THANKS TO ALL who helped and volunteered recently and in the past.
We couldn't continue to do this without you !

RUMC is scheduled to host families again in December.
Would you like to volunteer and/or support our efforts? More info here.

Still Have Questions?

Ask InfoServ

Submit a question to InfoServ

If you have any questions, InfoServ staff will answer your questions, or direct them to someone who can provide information and/or resources to assist you. Check on current church news, find UM churches and pastors, clarify facts and official statements, learn how to respond to a disaster, find services, programs and resources, locate information in the Discipline, or find an office or staff person.

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InfoServ, the official information service of The United Methodist Church and an initiative of United Methodist Communications, responds to over 200 questions a day by e-mail (, phone (1.800.251.8140 or 615.742.5420), and fax (615.742.5423). Located in Nashville, TN, InfoServ is here to respond to not only your questions, but point you in the right direction to locate people and necessary resources.

Responding to the needs around the world:

UMCOR  UMCOR. Be There. Be Hope.

UMCOR. Be There. Be Hope.
UMCOR's mission is to alleviate human suffering
—whether caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster
—with open minds and hearts to all people.

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UMCOR Hotline

UMCOR - Hotline News Update

To support UMCOR’s work where it is needed most around the world, please give to UMCOR Undesignated, UMCOR Advance #999895. Online Giving

UMCOR provides emergency relief in many areas of the world. To find out more about UMCOR’s ministries, please visit You can donate to any project by placing a contribution in the offering plate at a local United Methodist church; by sending a check to UMCOR, PO Box 9068, New York, NY 10087-9068; or by calling 1-800-554-8583, where credit card donations are accepted. You can also give online by clicking any of the “Give Now” links. UMCOR is exempt from tax under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.



Horn of Africa Crisis
UMCOR Advance #982450 Online Giving

US Disaster Response
UMCOR Advance #901670 Online Giving

Anti–Human Trafficking
UMCOR Advance #333615 Online Giving

Japan/Pacific Emergency
UMCOR Advance #3021317 Online Giving

Relief Supplies
UMCOR Advance #901440 Online Giving

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