Our Collaborations

Let justice roll down

In April of 2017, Plymouth Church’s Youth Forum went on a life-changing trip, retracing the actual steps of the American Civil Rights Movement. Upon their return, the 10 high school aged youth and their leaders compiled their experiences into a book, Our Faith Journey through the American Civil Rights Movement. Join us as the youth and a wide variety of local musicians lead us on a moving journey toward openness, understanding, and a path toward dismantling racism through understanding white supremacy and privilege.

This event will feature Kyrie, a new 20-minute work by Stephen Marshall-Ward and Michael Austin Miller, featuring selected texts from the Plymouth Youth Forum's new book, Our Faith Journey through the American Civil Rights Movement, with significant contributions from local civil rights leaders. Taking us through the first steps of understanding, this new work shows us what we can do to begin the process toward personally dismantling white privilege, supremacy, and racism.


350 Seattle's Benefit Concert for Our Children's Trust

An afternoon of live music, art builds, activities for kids and the opportunity to hear from some of the youth plaintiffs suing the US Government for their legal rights to a stable climate and a healthy atmosphere for all present and future generations. This event was a community and family event for all Ages. 

This event also celebrated the launch of the Protect What You Love album project, lifting up musicians from around the Pacific Northwest, writing songs about climate and social justice. 

Live performances by:
Quincy Davis (Hip Hop, Portland, OR), Paul Wagner (Saanich, B.C.), Isaac Castillo (Hawaii), Aji Piper (Plaintiff on Case), Columbia City Chorus, Animals of Grace, Tobias The Owl, Eric Herbig, Kaeley Pruitt, Annie Sea, Paul Schiavo, and Marika Clymer.

For more information, please visit 350seattle.org



The architecture of family and the art of self-discovery

The Architecture of Family & the Art of Self-Discovery is a multi-media production that tells the story of how Stephen, rooted in fundamentalism, came out to his family and how they navigated the path of becoming the loving, supportive family they are today.

This production was written and produced by Stephen Marshall-Ward and will feature video interview clips of the family, live original music (performed by reSound: a Northwest Chamber Ensemble and Dave Beck, cellist), and sets designed to usher the audience into the narrative.

We want this story to be an example to broken families – even deeply shattered ones – that it is possible to heal and love each other.

Performances were be held in May 2016 at All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle, WA.

For more information and to purchase DVD's of the performance, please visit www.architectureoffamily.com.



Soul food: The Nourishing Power of Music and Word

Soul Food was a benefit concert for Community Lunch on Capitol Hill.  It was be produced by Tim Coghill, a member of All Pilgrims Christian Church, with support from ISCA on November 23rd, 2014.

Community Lunch on Capitol Hill, the sole beneficiary of the event, operates on a limited budget and serves hot meals to approximately 125 individuals on Thursday evenings at APCC. Additionally, CLCH also serves 250–300 lunch meals twice weekly (Tuesday and Friday lunches) at Central Lutheran Church. In 2013, 40,000 meals were served to members of the Capitol Hill and broader Seattle communities.

The vision for this event was rooted in the belief that music and words provide individuals with the spiritual nourishment and inspiration required to continue moving forward when faced with adversity. The concert featured performers' music and spoken word pieces that gave them strength.