Where are you from & how long have you been in Seattle? I'm originally from Gig Harbor, WA, only about an hour south of Seattle. My wife and I have called Seattle, and the Magnolia neighborhood, home since 2008.
How did Sideris become home for you? We found Sideris after looking for a new church home for a couple of years. Some close friends of ours recommended the church and we felt right at home during the first service we attended. We feel like the church has become our family over the past 2 years and are so excited to see it grow and thrive.
Why is considering in community important? Being part of the body of Christ is probably never more evident than when you get to build close relationships with other Christians and "do life" with them - more than just friendships, it's an opportunity to learn from each other, and see how God is working in the lives and stories of the people of this city.
What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in your neighborhood? Our favorite restaurant in Magnolia is Mulleady's Irish Pub - a great place to cozy up next to a fire and enjoy some great grub and brew in the winter.
Where are you from & how long have you been in Seattle? I'm originally from Gig Harbor where my husband and I met in childhood. We have called Seattle home since 2008.
How did Sideris become home for you? Some friends of ours recommended the church and God moved in a very powerful way on our first visit (ask us about it, we love to share). Sideris feels like family now after 2 years of taking steps out of our comfort zone and getting involved in the life of the church.
Why is considering in community important? We realized after a few years of being unconnected with a local church that we were not growing in the ways we knew God desired. When we stepped back into life in community we saw things begin to change. When I feel like taking a step back, I am always reminded of a quote that I read once: “If not me, then who?”
What is your favorite restaurant or coffee shop in your neighborhood? Since Tyler already said Mulleady's, I’ll tell you about the fig tree in our backyard. Every summer we love having people over to pick figs and experiment with new fig-based recipes. We’d love to have you come “fig”ure it out with us ;)