... making space for God .... Seattle, WA

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8515 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103



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Who We Are

We're young and old people who are trying to faithfully follow Jesus. Join us for our Sunday worship services: 9am & 10:45am in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.

When we say "making space for God" - we mean opening all of life to the grace and authority of Jesus Christ. It’s making space for Him in our personal lives, in our relationship with others, and in whatever corner of the world we find ourselves, whether in Greenwood or Capitol Hill, working at Google or SPU. Our hope is to live this way with creativity and joy!

About Us

Casual, Young families, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused, Friendly, Traditional Liturgy

Nursery, Community Service, Faith and Work, Social Justice

Traditional Hymns, Rock-n-roll, Passionate Reverent, Contemporary, Blue-grass

Christian Reformed Church




Our Services

What are services like?
We would be delighted to have you join us for worship on Sunday mornings! We meet at Taproot Theatre (204 N 85th St.) at either 9am or 10:45am. Here’s what you can expect: - Someone to greet you, - A few songs (some old, some new), - A time to greet and get to know your neighbors (not just 5 seconds, more like 5 minutes), - Some time to pray and listen, - A chance to respond in gratitude with our life and resources, - A sermon that brings together our worlds with the world of the Bible, - A chance to encounter God; Father, Son, & Holy Spirit, as the one who loves and forgives us and leads us as our Lord and Savior. Dress is casual, the community (aged brand-new to down-right old) is warm, and the coffee in between the services is excellent. In many ways, our time together in worship on Sundays is but a taste, a dress rehearsal if you will, of the ways we hope to respond to God throughout the rest of our weeks. Kids: We have a growing kids ministry here at Sanctuary. Right now most of these kids are under 8 years old. Parking is free behind Taproot until 12:30. Parking is also free at Fred Meyer, and on side streets all day.

What is the community like?
The community is very hospitable, and we all come from a variety of church backgrounds (not just CRC) and many of us didn't grow up in church. We've got a pretty even mixture of folks from just out of college, to young couples and families with new-born babies, to middle aged folks, to couples whose kids are well-out of college. And we all need each other. We are conservatives and liberals, we value liturgy and hymns, but we use electric guitars, drums, accordions, and live painting - basically whatever we can get our hands on that helps us respond to God's grace. We want to love our neighborhood (Greenwood) and our neighbors who live here. One of the ways we do that is through the Green Bean Coffeehouse. Please come and grab a cup with us some morning!

What if I'm not a Christian?
Anyone is welcome to worship with us, to grab a cup of coffee at the Green Bean, and explore what it might mean for you to consider who Jesus Christ is. Questions and doubts are welcome.


Randy Rowland

Randy Rowland

Randy is passionate to see people connect with God. This defines both his relationships and his work in church planting. In addition to serving as the lead pastor of this local church plant, Randy is involved in developing and supporting church plants regionally and bi-nationally in the Christian Reformed Church. Randy has worked in five different church settings, including two church plants and at Seattle’s University Presbyterian Church. Randy holds an undergraduate degrees from Pacific Lutheran University (B.F.A in Communication Arts, 1975) and People’s Bible Institute (Th.B. Bible, 1976). He also holds Masters (M.Div. 1986) and Doctoral (D.Min, 1990) degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. Randy has a deep interest in music, movies and sports and how all of these aspects of popular culture can be explored to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Randy is married to Nancy Rowland and has two children, Rachel and Andy. He is an avid scuba diver, reader, movie-goer and boater. He is also the stadium voice for the NFL Seattle Seahawks. Randy is author of two books: Get A Life (Harper) and The Sins We Love (Doubleday) and co-author with Lyle Schaller of Center City Churches (Abingdon).

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