EVENTS

Good Lord, the stories! A tour of some Seattle First Church’s history gems
Sunday, December 3, 2017, 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church Luncheon, 180 Denny Way, Seattle, 98109

Did you know that for decades in the 20th century, First Church Seattle worship services were broadcast on the radio? That parallel histories of First Church exist, one primarily written by the men in the congregation, the other by the women? That the United Methodist church archives include membership rolls and minutes written in German, records inherited from the Seattle’s Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) church when the two denominations merged? First Church was founded in 1853. Archives volunteers regularly come across fun facts and stories of the congregation’s somewhat tumultuous faith journey. In this Powerpoint presentation, archivist Claire Gebben culls and shares some “greatest hits” of First Church’s 164-year existence in Seattle.