Stories of Shalom


Shalom breaks out wherever communities gather, where justice is practiced, where inclusion and welcome happens, where people envision and work for wholeness, peace and wellbeing for all.

Across Southwestern Washington, communities are witnessing shalom breaking out and are working to nurture it. As a Synod, as churches and as people, this is our calling.

In this space, we share glimpses of shalom from across our region.

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Celebrating our LGBTQ+ siblings

June is Pride Month!

We celebrate our LGBTQ+ siblings, repent of the pain of exclusion and rejection that the church has so often caused, and we envision and commit to working for a world of inclusion, welcome and respect for all.

We honor the place of LGBTQ+ people in our congregations and communities as beloved ones whose full presence, leadership, and wisdom we long for in our church and world.

To hear from members of the Synod’s Reconciling in Christ work team, take a look at this video!