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CHURCH ON THE AVE

a community of people trying to follow Jesus and serve others in and beyond the University District
Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10 A.M.

SMALL GROUP WITH US

At Church on The Ave, we’ve got a wide variety of active small groups. Whether you’re looking for a Bible study, a book group, or just some folks with whom to share life’s joys and challenges, we’ve probably got it.

Kids

KIDS AT CHURCH ON THE AVE

Jesus once said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” At Church on The Ave, we take this seriously. We love our kids and we want them to love Jesus.

Children are encouraged to join the adults in worship for as much of the service as their parents deem appropriate. We seriously don’t mind the interruptions that are bound to come with this. That said, there is a nursery available for the littlest ones. Children ages 3-8 are also sent off with a blessing before the sermon for their own time of age-appropriate worship and learning.

SERVE WITH US

Friday Feast is Seattle’s longest running soup kitchen. 

 

Currently served out of the garage at Chapel on The Ave, Friday Feast is a meal for all.  Always available at the meal is a wide variety of fresh produce, a hot dinner and a safe space to sit and stay a while. 

 

Every Friday, volunteers are welcome to help with meal setup from 4-5 P.M. and meal service from 5-7 P.M. To volunteer, contact us at [waiting for a Friday Feast email]


Click to Donate! https://uwgcf.churchcenter.com/giving/to/friday-feast

Email: fridayfeast@churchontheave.org

ABOUT US

Church on The Ave is a community of people trying to follow Jesus in and beyond the University District. We’re a diverse church made up mostly of young families, professional singles and couples, and university students.

Staff

STAFF

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Calvin Chen

Calvin hails from both Chicago, IL and Taipei, Taiwan. Before seminary in Vancouver, BC, he briefly attempted to become an opera singer then worked in campus ministry with undergrads in Madison, WI. He enjoys volleyball, cooking, and being snobby about coffee and tea.

calvin@churchontheave.org

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Sharon Kim

Miss Sharon is our rockstar children's ministry coordinator. She holds a master's degree in secondary education from UW and also teaches middle school math for Seattle Public Schools. When not basking in her celebrity among the children of CoTA, she enjoys salsa dancing and boba shops.

sharon@churchontheave.org

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Ashley Van Dragt

After completing seminary and a brief pastoring stint in Ann Arbor, MI, Ashley and her husband, Geoff (below), moved to Seattle to plant a campus ministry. Along with pastoring the campus ministry, Ashley and Geoff are raising their two sons, some ducks and chickens and now a new church community.

ashley@churchontheave.org

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Geoff Van Dragt

After several years working in Latin America, Geoff attended seminary, leaving with a Master of Divinity degree and a wife (Ashley). He keeps busy playing with his two very active boys and spends a lot of his time watching and coaching their sports ball games. Originally from Michigan, Geoff has called Seattle home since 2011.

geoff@churchontheave.org

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Bryan Chisholm

Bryan coordinates musical worship and musicians at CoTA. He's an accomplished jazz and classical pianist with a degree in Music Business who writes many original arrangements of hymns and contemporary praise songs for our community. He's also an expert shuffleboard player and trivia enthusiast.

bryan@churchontheave.org

Contact

FIND US

You can find us at Chapel on the Ave at 4130 University Way NE.

Our parking garage is accessed off the alley between University Way and 15th Ave.

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PARTNER WITH US

If you would like to support the ministry of this community, you can do that here:

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Thank you so much for supporting this growing community!

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