Kindred is an ongoing partnership of sister congregations, dedicated to building relationships amongst Christians of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The goal: to tangibly embody the multi-ethnic family of God in the city of Seattle. The vision: to be an ongoing, messy but beautiful, journey to bring Christ's healing to our city's divided and broken places.
The Kindred partnership consists of Damascus International Fellowship, Evangelical Chinese Church, and University Presbyterian Church. We kicked off our Kindred initiative during Lent of 2016, with a series of co-sponsored events and a Lent small group study series.
In 2017–2018, Kindred consisted of regular prayer meetings and organic relationship-building between the leaders, staff, lay leaders, and congregants at these churches. This past fall we continued the journey with a six-week series of study, service, worship, and pulpit exchanges. It truly was a glimpse of the Kingdom of Heaven in action.
In 2019, join us at a quarterly Prayer Gathering as we continue to ask the Spirit what the next iteration of the Kindred community might look like in this year and beyond.Join Kindred on Facebook
Please join us for this wonderful time of worship and fellowship as we join together in one body to discern how we might grow the Kindred vision in our churches and throughout Seattle.
Next Gathering: Tuesday, January 29, 7:30pm, ECC (Redmond Campus)
April 30, 7:30pm, Damascus
July 30, 7:30pm, ECC (Seattle Campus)
October 29, UPC
Resources from the 2018 Series:
Didn't catch our fall Kindred series? Check out a few glimpses here with a Forum recording, or our Small Group resources.
Our forums went deeper into the past, present, and future of racial divisions in our local Seattle context, through the lenses of history, theology, and current community development practices. We welcomed a diverse array of Seattle voices, experts in their various scholarly, ministry, and nonprofit contexts, to speak into these important issues.
Check out a recording of the first forum here:
Kindred Forum #1: How the "Walls of Separation" Grew in SeattlePart 1Part 2
Small Group Resources
Looking to continue your small group study beyond Kindred or perhaps begin a new group? Check out the resources we used during our 6-week study of the book of Ephesians, called Speaking the Truth in Love.SMALL GROUP RESOURCES