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Prospect has an active Social & Environmental Justice Ministry Team, which provides funding to local mission projects, educates the congregation on local and wider human service/justice and peace issues, and encourages involvement. We sponsor occasional film screenings, including such documentaries as This Changes Everything, Chasing Ice, Inequality for All, Climate Refugees,
Act of Faith: the Rev. Emery Andrews Story, and From the Ashes.

 
For Earth Day 2017, Prospect members and friends provided photos to celebrate water. Here are a few of those images:
 


On January 21, 2017, several Prospect members took part in the historic Womxn's March on Seattle to show support for justice and equality.

On October 25, 2016, Pastor Meighan Pritchard read a statement to the Seattle City Council from the Church Council of Greater Seattle and helped present a letter signed by leaders and members of 18 faith communities, including Prospect, encouraging the council to secure funds for affordable housing. The city council included $29 million in the budget for this purpose. Read more here. Photo courtesy of the Office of Councilmember Kshama Sawant.


For 2016-17, we welcome Justice Leadership Program intern Denise Parry, who is spending an intentional year of faith-filled service, social justice advocacy, and spiritual and vocational exploration. The Justice Leadership Program is a part of the National Young Adult Service Community Network of the United Church of Christ.
Denise is working at the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness and participating at Prospect a few hours a week.
JLP Greeting Letter
JLP on Facebook
 
 
Prospect Enrichment Preschool was founded in 1964 by church members seeking to provide a preschool education for children from low-income families.  Today, the preschool is fully licensed and has its own status as a nonprofit corporation.  The preschool board is made up of both church members and others from the community.  While the preschool is now an independent organization, Prospect remains a major supporter, providing space and fund-raising activities for the benefit of the preschool and the children who attend.
Preschool blog
 
 
Prospect members are active in food bank, peacemaking, youth advocacy, housing, and a variety of other social service projects as volunteers and professionals. Examples include:


 
Community Lunch on Capitol Hill, a twice weekly hot lunch program at Central Lutheran Church and a twice weekly hot dinner program at All Pilgrims Church provides meals for the homeless and hungry in our neighborhood. At least once a week, Prospect volunteers prepare and serve lunch for 100 - 300 guests, greet and socialize with guests, and clean up afterwards. In 2013, Community Lunch awarded Prospect the Jon Nelson Community Service Award.
   




 
Days for Girls International, a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit creating a more dignified, humane and sustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness, education and sustainable feminine hygiene. Tens of thousands of volunteers and important Alliance partners work together to ensure access to culturally, physically and environmentally sensitive hygiene solutions around the globe. Prospect members use their sewing skills to create items for hygiene kits. Financial donations to cover the cost of materials can be made payable to Prospect Congregational UCC; note "Days for Girls" in the memo. In September 2015, the Capitol Hill team sent 60 kits to Mwabi Secondary School in Tanzania.
 

 

The Food Bank @ St. Mary's is a regular beneficiary of food donations collected every Sunday. Suggestions for donations to the Food Bank



 The Mental Health Chaplaincy, founded in 1986 by Rev. Craig Rennebohm, is a street outreach program to the homeless mentally ill. For many years, Prospect Church provided office space and administrative support to the Chaplaincy. In 2015, MHC began a new chapter as a separate 501(c)(3) corporation, with offices at All Pilgrim's Christian Church. You may learn more about the MHC by visiting their website at www.mentalhealthchaplaincy.org.  Learn about Rev. Rennebohm's book, Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets, published by Beacon Press in May, 2008 by visiting www.tendergod.com.

 


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