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.

Theologian-in-Residence

Liberation Theology + Community Organizing

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou serves as our Theologian-in-Residence at Valley & Mountain. In this role, Rev. Sekou creates and facilitates periodic liberation theology book groups; leads a Revolutionary Bible Study on Wednesday nights; and provides trainings in the tactics and theory of Militant Nonviolent Civil Disobedience (militant = disciplined, organized nonviolent action designed to provoke a confrontation with the state). He also offers general convening/pastoral leadership for the V&M community. 

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Every Sunday we have a Reflection or an interview. Most of those are available on our weekly podcast, cleverly titled "Valley & Mountain Seattle Podcast" which you can listen to wherever you get your podcasts -- or just click the "Listen Now" button below.

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A Second Site

We are in the process of creating a second site for our growing Valley & Mountain community and our expanding Collaboratory network! This was made possible by the generous people of the Ravenna United Methodist Church, a historic congregation which was coming to the end of its life cycle when they made the bold choice to give us their building in the effort to leave a legacy in line with their long-standing commitments to social justice. We renamed the space the Ravenna Collaboratory, renovated about half the building (so far), and it is now a community hub for the arts, spirituality, and social change. The pandemic has paused our plans to launch a 2nd location for V&M's Celebrations and other programs in this new site, but our coworking spaces and studios are up-and-running in this new location! 

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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 dozens of social change organizations, an art gallery, a learning kitchen, a homeless drop-in center, and a lot more. 

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