March 2018

"Not in Our Town" poster

“In an increasingly noisy world, we believe that creating harmony matters. These are not times for silence.  These are times that require a chorus of voices raised in a harmonious commitment to justice, inclusion, and community.” Paul Caldwell, Artistic Director, Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus

The renowned Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus are joining together, 400 voices strong, to stand against the rising tide of intolerance in our country. Both choruses are longtime champions of LGBTQ issues, and their “Not In Our Town” project will resonate across Washington with a positive and inspiring message: in our towns, what unites us is stronger than what divides us.

Using the universal language of music, the program will tell stories that both applaud the positive results obtained by the fight for civil rights and justice and remind us that new challenges of acceptance are being faced every day by immigrant and minority communities.

The choruses will present a concert at McCall Hall in Seattle on April 7 at 8 p.m., and on April 8 at 2 p.m., and will be joined on stage and in the lobby by local civic leaders and social justice organizations working for diversity and inclusion.

This summer, they will carry the “Not in Our Town” project’s positive and inspiring message to Yakima, Spokane, and Walla Walla, where the affirming presence of LGBTQ and allied people can help change hearts and minds. Proceeds from the tour will be donated to local social justice groups doing work in those cities.

Your donations will be used to further this project which fuses the arts and social justice in the state of Washington.

What is the Sunday Offering?

When the baskets are passed during Sunday services, people contribute cash and checks to help the recipient organization which was chosen for that month. Checks written to “EUUC” with “cause” on the memo line and all cash are tallied each Sunday. At the end of the month, a check is written for the recipient organization.