a fantastic example of emergence

2 very different Seattle churches decide to unite

Interbay’s roots stretch back to 1942. Half the worshippers filling its pews are 50 and older. The brick church building features soaring curved beams, amber windows, beige walls and a red curtain covering a baptistery.
  Mike Urban / P-I Interbay Covenant Church member Liz Howell, right, is greeted by Rachel Ellis of Quest Church as the congregations hold their first united service at Whittier Elementary School in Seattle on Sunday. Ellis is engaged to marry Interbay member Karl-Peter Hammersborg, left, in what all members are calling the new church’s first real union.
Quest started in 2001 in a living room with eight people and now attracts hundreds of 20-somethings. They meet in a renovated warehouse that doubles as a coffeehouse and concert venue, with gallery artwork displayed on walls painted burgundy, taupe and mustard.

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