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Seattle First United Methodist Church

Seattle First United Methodist Chur...
CROWDRISE : Nov 17, 2016
Tax ID: 91-0564750
BASED: Seattle, WA, United States

Seattle First United Methodi...

First Church Seattle

First United Methodist Church of Seattle is a progressive, spiritual community advocating for the homeless and hungry and creating a refuge of inclusive Christianity.

First Church has a special focus on helping the urban poor in downtown Seattle. With over 160 years of serving the Seattle area, we have a long history of leadership in delivery of human services, including: 

  • Supporting Civil War veterans in the late 1800′s
  • Providing asylum for Chinese workers during the riots of 1886
  • Feeding families in the church’s soup kitchen during the Great Depression
  • Reaching out to servicemen during World War II
  • Founding a retirement home for senior citizens in 1961
  • Providing housing to homeless men and women through Pulliam/Wesley Haven in the 1970′s and 80′s
  • Helping establish a 60-bed overnight shelter, and a daytime homeless women’s congregation
  • Providing a weekly breakfast for the hungry that has continued for twenty years 

Currently we shelter 60 homeless men every night at our Blaine Center Men's Shelter, run in partnership with Compass Housing Alliance. At Shared Breakfast we serve 300 hungry and homeless every Sunday morning. 

We’re called “First Church” because we are Seattle’s first congregation, established in 1853. We cherish our place in Seattle’s past, present, and future. 


Tax ID: 91-0564750


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