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An Advent Evening of Prayer:

The Waiting Room

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7:00 pm

Seattle First Baptist Church, seattle

Rev. Tim Phillips and Carla Orlando, Presenters

About the Program

Allow yourself to let go of the busyness and "shoulds" of the holiday season!  This Advent, we join Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth and others in "The Waiting Room," remembering that we are not alone as we wait for what is yet to be.  Come to this contemplative ecumenical evening to pray with beautiful music, silence, vivid imagery and rich reflections from presenters Carla Orlando (Seattle Lead Director, SEEL Puget Sound) and Rev. Tim Phillips (Lead Pastor, Seattle First Baptist Church).      


Free will offering ($10 suggested donation). Free parking will be available.


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About the presenters

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The Rev. Dr. Tim Phillips received a Doctor of Ministry degree in May 2018 from the American Baptist Seminary of the West.  Tim was ordained in 1981 and served churches in Michigan and Illinois before being called to Chicago Theological Seminary as Director of Admissions in 1994. During his service there, Tim became convinced that empowering people's gifts is central to the work of a spiritual community. In 1996, Tim was called by University Baptist Church to Seattle where he served until Seattle First Baptist Church called him as lead pastor in February 2009. Tim has studied at Grand Rapids Baptist College (B.A.), the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago Theological Seminary (M.Div.), the Pastoral Leadership Program at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, and the American Baptist Seminary of the West. During his rare off hours, Tim enjoys camping with his partner Patrick Green and their miniature schnauzer Cooper. He is an avid (some might say rabid) sports fan.

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Carla Erickson Orlando discovered Ignatian Spirituality as a graduate student when it re-directed her life of faith and work. Now Carla integrates her spirituality into her ministry as the Seattle Lead Director of SEEL Puget Sound, her teaching and counseling college students at Seattle Pacific University, as a coach in the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University, and as a summer faculty member at the Grunewald Guild for Art and Faith. Carla received her BA in Psychology and Theology from Valparaiso University and her MA in Education from Seattle University. She is certified by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a ministry for children and families, and by the PRH International School of Adult Development for individuals and groups. Carla grew up in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and in the ELCA Synod of the Lutheran Church.  She loves art and writing, and her college-aged daughters Sophia and Josephine.  She is discovering a new “empty nest” with her husband Joe and Mochi, the family dog.

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Call (206) 329-4824 or email Andrea Fontana, ISC Program Coordinator. 

Sponsored by Seattle First Baptist Church and Ignatian Spirituality Center