Becoming the Story We Tell: A training in the Adult Catechumenate Oct. 6-7 at PRLC

Becoming the Story We Tell: A training in the Adult Catechumenate will be held from Friday evening, October 6 to Saturday afternoon, October 7, 2017 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church.

This ecumenical training event is for church leaders seeking a way to welcome seekers and newcomers to the church.  This event will explore the ancient Catechumenate now being revived in the contemporary church.

Reverend Dan Benedict will lead us in considering how “we become the story we tell” as we explore the stages of the Catechumenate process and experience its elements and worship rites in both large group and small group venues.  This event is recommended for teams of two or more from your congregation – pastors, musicians, lay leaders, and staff responsible for adult faith formation.  You will be provided training and resources needed to begin a catechumenate in your congregation or enhance one already in process.

To register for the event, please complete this registration form and send, with payment, to:

Kirsten Olshausen

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500  Greenwood Ave N.

Seattle, WA 98103


Cost of the training is $100 per person. Congregations sending groups of between 3 and 6 persons pay $300.  For groups larger than 6, please contact Pastor Bryon Hansen at

This event is sponsored by Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church and Journey to Baptismal Living: The North American Association for the Catechumenate.


Idriss Mosque Annual BBQ!

Idriss Mosque and The Islamic Center of Washington (ICW) request your presence at our 16th annual BBQ. This year, the event will be held on Sunday, August 13th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at  Idriss Mosque (1420 NE Northgate Way, Seattle). The annual BBQ is hosted by the ICW in outreach efforts to North Seattle and the surrounding communities. We open our doors and extend our hands in friendship for the opportunity to get to know others, and together develop compassion and tolerance for our differences, strengthen our interfaith relationships and promote harmony to work together for peace, reconciliation and justice on this one day as we eat, share, and learn from each other. All are welcome to join.