The Sanctuary is always open for quiet time, for prayer and meditation, and for reflection that can be vital to well-being and wholeness. It is located on the first floor of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance outpatient clinic on Lake Union.
As a refuge for those who are hurting, the Sanctuary is a place of retreat while actions are being taken to help bring healing. People of all faiths and spiritualities are welcome.
As a sacred space, the Sanctuary is a place where patients, families, and staff can feel more connected to themselves, their traditions, or the source of their spirituality.
A Book of Prayers is located on the round common table where you can write prayers or prayer requests, knowing that others will read what is written and join you in prayer.
You may take a blessing from a blessing bowl in the Sanctuary. Different blessings are written on small colorful pieces of paper.
Varied spiritual resources are available for use by patients, families, and staff. These include sacred texts from diverse faith traditions, CareNotes, a prayer rug, a meditation pillow, Shabbat candles, Bibles, and other resources.
There are no regular worship and meditations services in the Sanctuary. There is a weekly Bible study in the Christian tradition at the SCCA House at 1 p.m. on Sundays. There are labyrinth walks on the first and third Monday afternoons in the first floor conference room of the SCCA clinic. Occasional services are held in the Sanctuary.
For more information, or to speak with a chaplain, call (206) 288-1099 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.