Church of the Apostles (COTA) is for those who are seeking a community that embraces the earthward momentum of Jesus, who long to work and be a voice for justice, who trust in the sacred wisdom of diversity, and who search for truth and beauty wherever it exists. Our church is a young Episcopal-Lutheran expression, hosting space for experiencing the divine through collectively crafted worship that is inspired by childlike play. We provide a spiritual home for those who otherwise might not find one and who desire to know God as loving. We are deeply rooted in the ancient traditions and practices of the church while blossoming openly into the richness of the culture around us. We work to create church that is not a place to visit, but a life we lead and a community to which we belong.
You don’t need to check any belief boxes, or subscribe to any doctrines or creeds to be a part of our community. (You may not even be sure that God actually exists.) We believe in a God who loves. We believe in a God who embraces us as we are right now and wants us to become more of who we are. We believe in a God that revels in beauty, a God who is not defined by our own prejudices and restrictions, a God who chose to become one of us out of a desire for relationship with us and creation itself. We believe that earth is not a place to be saved from but a place to be saved for.
DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCE
We celebrate all cultural and racial identities. We honor and affirm all people’s expressions of their own gender identity and sexuality.
All humans embody divine image, work as co-creators with God, and receive divine grace through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There is no one creed, doctrine, or belief required to collaborate with us in worship or works.
LOVE FOR ALL
God’s work of love and reconciliation with creation wholly includes the life, love, and ministry of people of all genders, all races, and all sexual orientations— simply put, all people.
Church of the Apostles (COTA) is for those who are seeking a community that embraces the earthward momentum of Jesus, who long to work and be a voice for justice, who trust in the sacred wisdom of diversity, and who search for truth and beauty…
|Building Manager||Seattle, WA||February 24, 2021|