Our vision is to become a Spirit-led movement
inward, outward, and onward together…

Deep Listening

A school for exploring inward: developing spiritually mature, caring, courageous leaders in the way of Jesus.

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Creative Liberation

A launchpad for loving outward: inspiring and equipping people to become agents of the Spirit’s liberating, peace-making, creative work in the world.

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Radical Hospitality

A community sharing life together: creating a culture of deep listening, healing, celebration, and trust where the ability to belong is integrated with the right to be different.

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…an organism progressing onward: evolving as a hospitable, relevant, self-sustaining, and generative movement that reflects God’s radically inclusive love.

Outdoor Services!

From Aug 4th through Sept 1st we will meet in Martha Washington Park, instead of at the Collaboratory.

Getting There
Meet on the northern side of Martha Washington Park (use this link; or use 5799 S. Warsaw St. 98118 in a maps app)

What to Expect

  • We meet at 11am as usual, but services are a bit shorter (just ~60 min)
  • The field is a bit bumpy, but you can access the spot using a wheelchair
  • Bring your own chair or blanket and jacket
  • No snacks provided, so bring something to share
  • Stick around at the end to eat, splash, play and socialize
  • We still have a children’s program during the Reflection, but do not otherwise provide nanny care. 
  • Sept 1st is a V&M Potluck Picnic! It’s Labor Day and we are celebrating the 7th Day… Sabbath! So we will have a bit of music and a few words on Sabbath, but otherwise, it is just a community picnic and playtime in the park.

Listen

An engaging, relevant, provocative Reflection (or interview or Community Mic) is part of our Celebration gatherings every Sunday. We record the majority of our Reflections and post them on our weekly podcast, creatively called "Valley & Mountain Podcast" which you can listen to on your favorite podcast app or click the "Listen Now" button below.

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A Second Site

V&M - Ravenna is our emerging new site in North Seattle

We are launching another site for Valley & Mountain! This started when the people of Ravenna United Methodist Church, a historic congregation at the end of its life cycle, made the bold choice to leave a legacy by giving us their building to create something new. We renamed it the Ravenna Collaboratory and are turning the space into a community hub for the arts, spirituality and social change.

Current gatherings at V&M - Ravenna (5751 33rd Ave NE, Seattle)

  • Celebrations: 1st Thursdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Creative services with music, co-created sermons, and community. Childcare provided!
  • Conversations on the Absurd: 2nd Thursdays, 7:30pm-9:00pm. Talk philosophy, theology, justice, and mystery at Burke Gilman Brewing Company. 
  • Small Groups: contact [email protected] to learn more
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Leadership

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The Collab

The home of V&M in the heart of Hillman City, Seattle.

In June 2013, V&M partnered with Community Arts Create to open the Hillman City Collaboratorya social change incubator.  It is the focal point of our efforts to create a center for creative liberation in our city and it is also where we gather for Celebrations on Sundays.

Located in the heart of Hillman City, a diverse and historic neighborhood in south Seattle, the Collaboratory is currently home to over 24 different social change organizations, an art gallery, a learning kitchen, an urban farm, a homeless drop-in center, and a lot more. 

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