We enjoy many opportunities for fellowship throughout the year, both formal and informal. We share coffee and snacks after worship, and we also enjoy periodic potlucks throughout the year. Join us!
Some key times of fellowship take place in the Cascade Mountains at Camp CAMREC,which belongs to the churches of Washington Mennonite Fellowship (WMF). On the long weekend of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the congregation gather at the camp for winter retreat. WMF gathers at Camrec in the fall and spring for work days, board meetings, and fellowship together. Quilt-makers gather for a retreat in winter, and enjoyers of “Birds and Blossoms” gather for a retreat in springtime. Summer ushers in a season of summer camps for kids. At camp there is time to enjoy nature, fellowship, worship, and play.
Mennonites have a long tradition of quiltmaking as part of their history. SMC grew in the early years with students coming to study at the UW, and many people coming to Seattle for Mennonite Voluntary Service who ended up staying.
Before long there were new babies and the tradition of quiltmaking became real for a new generation. A tradition was started to give a baby quilt to the first-born child of a family worshiping at SMC. Before long the young children were graduating from high school, and we celebrated by giving a tied comforter to high school graduates, and another new tradition began. Along the way there have been quilts for special occasions, fundraising, and quilts donated to Mennonite Central Committee.
Other Regular Events
- March — House Fellowship Sunday: One Sunday each year we cancel regular worship and instead gather with neighbors in homes spread across the city.
- June — Pride Parade: We join First United Methodist Church in providing hospitality at the end of the route for those who have marched in the parade.
- August — Summer camping trip: We enjoy an informal church camping trip either at Camp Casey or at Wenatchee Confluence State Park.
- October — Mennonite Country Auction (MCA): Mennonites across Washington gather together for a relief sale and auction in Ritzville WA to support the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
As we grow beyond a small “family” size congregation where everyone can know everyone, gatherings of smaller groups become even more important in developing and nurturing relationships, learning to know one another, and offering care and support. If you are interested in learning more about small group opportunities, or are inspired to convene a group around an activity or theme, please be in touch with one of the pastors and we can help you get connected or spread the word!
What our members say
I really love Seattle Mennonite Church, They are so warm and friendly, kind and loving. It really does feel like a warm blanket you can wrap yourself up in and sustain you throughout your day and your life. SMC is love, friendship, and family and care for one another. Lead Pastor Megan is a delight and joy to work with. All church employees and congregation are wonderful representatives of God’s love for all of us.”
I find SMC to be a welcoming and affirming congregation to all who pass through its doors. It is theologically liberal while being Bible based, appreciating the stories and metaphors contained within the Bible. Its clergy staff are well spoken, caring and compassionate people. Each of the four can deliver an exceptionally inspiring sermon.”