Christ Episcopal Church

University District + Seattle WA

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Street Chaplaincy

Our neighborhood is ground-zero for the diverging economic highs and lows that plague Seattle. The U-District and the Ave are also a historic gathering place for youth who are living on the streets.

As a parish in the center of this, Christ Church is acutely aware of the struggles of those who are most disadvantaged among us. We aim to provide low-barrier material and emotional support to fill in the gaps for our unhoused neighbors.

Every Sunday after the 10am service, we have casual weekly walkabouts to say hello and provide various small items to those who may need them. All are welcome to walk with us! No church affiliation is required to treat the most vulnerable among us with basic human respect.

Although you are always welcome and needed, we would love it if you'd take the next step and sign up! Our sign up sheet will show you the days when your service is most needed. Go to the Street Chaplaincy signup page at You will see a schedule with each Sunday and slots where you can sign up. (It will walk you through setting up a Signup account if you don't already have one.) If you want to walk but haven't signed up, come anyway!

If you would like to contribute to our wishlist of supplies, please do!