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Members and visitors stand to pray during a Sunday service by the Holgate Church of Christ in Seattle. A community center's gymnasium serves as the congregation's temporary Sunday morning home. – PHOTO BY BOBBY ROSS JR.

Seattle congregation featured in Chronicle’s Churches That Work series


Members and visitors stand to pray during a Sunday service by the Holgate Church of Christ in Seattle. A community center’s gymnasium serves as the congregation’s temporary Sunday morning home. (Photo by Bobby Ross Jr.)

The Holgate Church of Christ is featured in the latest print edition of The Christian Chronicle.
The Seattle church is the 19th congregation across the nation profiled in the Chronicle’s ongoing Churches That Work series:

SEATTLE – This Pacific Northwest seaport is famous for Starbucks, the Space Needle and citizens who sleep in on Sundays.
Minister James A. Maxwell has news for his fellow Christians, though: The Church of Christ is not sheepless in Seattle.
In this city of 600,000 souls, the flock of the Holgate Church of Christ has more than doubled in the last seven years, approaching 300 members.
“The field’s white unto harvest,” said Lynn Fuller, one of the congregation’s four elders. “If there truly is a multitude of unchurched people, that’s just more opportunities to draw people in. And you do it through service.”
The church, just off the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Way and next to the American Red Cross hub in the center of Seattle, has outgrown its building and is nearing completion of a $2.3 million expansion project, leaders said.

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Previous congregations featured include:
2011:

North Canton Church of Christ, Ohio.
Sunset Church of Christ, Miami.

2010:

Park Plaza Church of Christ, Tulsa, Okla.
Fifth Ward Church of Christ, Houston.
Northwest Church of Christ, Chicago.

2009:

Pitman Church of Christ, Sewell, N.J.
Dalton Gardens Church of Christ, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

2008:

White’s Ferry Road Church of Christ, West Monroe, La.
Lynn Street Church of Christ, Parkersburg, W.Va.
Anchorage, Alaska,Church of Christ.

2007:

Canyon Church of Christ, Anthem, Ariz.
Orange Avenue Church of Christ, Eustis, Fla.
Cordova Church of Christ, Rancho Cordova, Calif.

2006:

Northern Hills Church of Christ, Spearfish, S.D.
Southern Hills Church of Christ, Dallas.

2005: 

Fairfax Church of Christ, Virginia.
Metro Church of Christ, Gresham, Ore.
Highland Street Church of Christ, Memphis, Tenn.

Your turn: Which congregation should we consider featuring in the future — and why? Please leave a comment.

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