First Baptist Church

1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (enter on Seneca)

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At Seattle First Baptist Church you will find a dynamic community that has been a voice for social justice and progressive theology in downtown Seattle for more than a century.

Location

The venue is located at the intersection of Seneca St. and Harvard Ave. The main entrance used for Town Hall events is located on the northwest Seneca Street side of the building. Many of the entries to the Sanctuary building require the use of steps.   If you have a question or accommodation request, please contact us at patronservices@townhallseattle.org.

  Accessible Entrances off Harvard Street:

There are two sliding glass doors into the Administration and Education building off Harvard Street, near the middle of the block.  This is the main accessible entrance to Seattle First Baptist. There is a drop off zone directly in front of the accessible entrance on Harvard Ave.

To get to the Sanctuary, take the elevator located within this entry to the 2nd Floor.  Follow the signage in the hallways and ramps to the Sanctuary.

To get to the Fellowship Hall, stay on the same level as the sliding glass doors. Continue forward through the second doorway, then go right down the ramp.

  Assistive listening devices available at this venue

Travel

This venue is served by Metro routes 2 and 20, among others. Click here to plan your trip.

Parking

There is a paid parking lot adjacent to the building (West side). Be sure to note your stall number when using this lot.

If that lot is full, there is street parking in the area as well as these close-by options:

 

 


Upcoming Events at the Venue

Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association present
In Residence—Art & Activism
A Conversation With Artists Kaia Sand, Rex Hohlbein, and Susan Robb
Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:30PM
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Community Hall in the Brick Building. Doors at 6:30PM.
Free

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. Estimates have placed the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Seattle at well over 8,000, with nearly half of those people living unsheltered in streets or parks. The city of Seattle spent roughly $50 million on emergency shelters, food and hygiene services, eviction prevention measures, and …

In Residence—Histories of the Central District and What We'll Build Next
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors open at 6:30PM
Free

In this 2-hour event curated by Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Erik Molano, we hear from storytellers exploring the history of the Central District’s Black, Asian, and Jewish communities, followed by a panel discussion on the future of the neighborhood. The evening closes with back-to-back hip-hop performances by CarLarans and Draze. Seattle’s Central District has undergone changes of …

Khaled Beydoun
'American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear'
Monday, June 4, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

The term “Islamophobia” may be fairly new, but irrational fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims is anything but. Lending us perspective through his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun joins us to discuss the ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening …

Jason Colby
How We Came to Know and Love the Orca—the Ocean's Greatest Predator
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first place. In celebration of Orca Awareness …

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Aging With Pride and the Future of LGBTQ Health
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Despite the adversity of their lives (or perhaps because of it) LGBTQ elders display remarkable resilience and resistance—yet many remain at high risk of health problems and socioeconomic disparity. To share insight on this phenomenon and explore ways we can support our LGBTQ elders, University of Washington’s Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen joins us to share important lessons …

In-Residence Showcase
A Celebration and Retrospective with Town Hall Seattle's 2018 Inside/Out Residents
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

Photographic walking tours to writing workshops, “disruptive” art to small groups talking through modern masculinity—our 2018 Inside/Out Neighborhood Residents created some of the most interactive programs in Town Hall’s history. Now, Town Hall invites you to take part in their capstone evening as they reflect on their experiences during this experimental year. Join this season’s Residents—Jordan …

Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association present
Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott
Neighborhood:Phinney/Greenwood
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 6:00PM
Phinney Center
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
In the Blue Building, Room 7. Doors at 5:30PM
Free

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

Town Hall Seattle and PATH present
Richard Prum
How Darwin’s Theory of Mate Choice Shaped the Evolution of Beauty
Neighborhood:Downtown & Around
Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:30PM
PATH Auditorium
2201 Westlake Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In his thirty years of fieldwork, Yale University …

Town Hall Seattle and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington present
Leni Zumas and Tiffany Hankins with Megan Burbank
Red Clocks and Reproductive Rights
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:30PM
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Doors at 7:00PM
$5.00

Novelist Leni Zumas imagines a dystopian future that places severe restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. She takes us on a deep dive into these issues through the lens of speculative fiction with selections from her new book Red Clocks. She’s joined onstage by Tiffany Hankins, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, along with moderator and …

Angela Garbes with Lindy West
A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Like most first-time mothers, food and culture writer Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she first became pregnant. And like many mothers, she sought satisfactory answers to the scientific mysteries and cultural myths that surround motherhood. Now she joins us with a compilation of the wisdom from her book Like a Mother: A Feminist …

Katherine Reynolds Lewis
The Good News About Bad Behavior
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? In our modern highly-connected age it sometimes seems as though children have less self-control than ever. To offer us some behavioral insight, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis joins us with revelations from her book The Good News About Bad Behavior. Lewis explores …

Town Hall Seattle and The Cloud Room present
In Residence—Video Poetry Pop-up at Chophouse Row
Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30PM
Chophouse Row
1424 11th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Video loop begins at 7:30PM

No registration is required for this event. The 20-minute video will loop from 7:30PM to 9PM. Please note this event takes place outdoors. What does it mean to create poetry together? Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Shin Yu Pai joins us, along with Michael Barakat, for a screening of Shin Yu’s community-sourced poem—projected onto a wall at Chophouse …

Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott
Neighborhood:U-District/ Ravenna
Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 7PM
Free

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

Michael Bennett
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:30PM
Temple De Hirsch Sinai (Seattle)
1441 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

The June 18th event has sold out, we've added a second event on June 19th at First Baptist Church. Michael Bennett was scheduled to speak at Town Hall on April 9, 2018, but his event was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Now Bennett is returning to help us finish out our 2017-18 Inside/Out season. Bennett is …

The Common Acre and Town Hall Seattle present
Seattle Pollinator Week Symposium with the Common Acre
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00PM
Rainier Arts Center
3515 S Alaska St
Seattle, WA 98118
Doors at 6:00PM
$5.00

Wild bees and other pollinators contribute to billions of dollars a year in global pollination services. However, relatively little is known about these precious pollinators in the Puget Sound Region. Join regional experts as they outline some of the habitat and floral resource management techniques that can be used to conserve wild bee pollinators in …

Michael Bennett
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable
Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

The June 18th event has sold out, we've added a second event on June 19th at First Baptist Church. Michael Bennett was scheduled to speak at Town Hall on April 9, 2018, but his event was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. Now Bennett is returning to help us finish out our 2017-18 Inside/Out season. Bennett is …

Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:30PM
Pigott Building, 2nd Floor, Room 200
SU Campus Walk
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 7PM
Free

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

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