We will be stuffing Easter baskets again for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace. The Women's Association invites you to bring wrapped candy (any candy will do as long as it’s individually wrapped) for the baskets, by March 18th, and/or join them on Saturday, March 24th at 10AM to fill and wrap all the baskets. Bring a friend!
The Women’s Association met on February 14th for a business meeting and a lovely Valentine’s Day Lunch. The speaker was Tamarah Lee from Hopelink. She told us about the many services Hopelink offers, though most of them only apply towards King County residents. The March Speaker will be Jessie Rounsley from Americorps. The Meeting starts at 11:30AM and lunch starts at noon.
The Rev. Dr. Jean Kim spoke at the January meeting. She spoke about her challenging ministry of helping homeless and very low income people enroll and remain in college to support themselves financially. One big problem facing the students is not having a place to live. Jean works very hard to find adequate housing, including tiny houses on available land. Her foundation helps provide necessary school supplies, medical needs, and other necessities to help the students successfully focus on their education. Jean also provides counseling to the students. The next meeting will be February 14th at 11:30AM, followed by lunch around noon. The speaker will be Tamara Lee from Hopelink.
The Women’s Association will meet on December 13th at 11:30AM. A “salad” luncheon will be served around noon. Bring a salad to share and enjoy a good lunch while visiting with friends. If you are unable to bring a salad, come anyway. Pastor Amy will lead a communion service, followed by singing of Christmas carols accompanied by Kathy M.
In November, Mary Ellen Friez from Clear Caption Phones told us about phones for people with some hearing loss. The phone will show what the caller says in text so you can read what they’re saying as well as hear it. The phone is available for free for people with some hearing loss. The cost is paid by a tax on the phone bill. She can be reached at (206) 450-6400.
The annual bake sale will be on December 10th after worship. Christmas goodies will provide treats for the holiday season and support missions. All proceeds go to mission agencies supported by the Women’s Association.
Our History Day celebration on Sunday, November 12th was fantastic! We had over 90 people attend and rejoice in the faith-filled history of this congregation. If you would like to listen to the presentations, we have an audio file available online. We also have a link for the slide show that was shared. Please contact Pastor Amy or the Church Office and we will send you the links. Former Pastor, Bruce M., brought the quilt the Women’s Association made for him many years ago – what lovely work!
The church, together with Men’s Fellowship and Women’s Association sponsored a sock drive for Operation Nightwatch during the month of October. The Women’s Association, with help from the church will sponsor a needy family from YWCA Pathways for Christmas. We should have information on our family soon. Pastor Rip Van Winkle from Opening Blind Eyes, one of the ministries helped by our mission dollars, has been having some health problems, so prayers for his health as well as the ministry would be helpful. Some services provided by Opening Blind Eyes include pastoral care, bible studies, Christian witness, and hospital visitation for the inmates at Monroe Prison.
The Women’s Association will meet on November 8th at 11:30AM. The “Thank Offering,” which goes to the national Presbyterian Women, will be collected during the meeting. The money collected nation-wide will help fund programs to improve health, education, living conditions, and provide nourishing food and spiritual help to this country as well as internationally to people who desperately need assistance. A good lunch, with time for visitation, will be served around noon. The program will be about Clear Option phones for people with hearing loss. All women and their friends are invited to attend.
The annual bake sale will be on December 10th after worship. The proceeds from the sale of mouth-watering goodies will all go to help various agencies provide service to children, teens, and adults who need help with shelter, food, permanent housing, employment, counseling, and a chance to hear the message of salvation.
The Women’s Association will meet on October 11th at 11:30AM. Lunch will be served around noon. The chaplain from Swedish Hospital will speak after lunch. Our September speaker, Kim Gorney from Washington Kids in Transition told us about problems of homeless children in the Edmonds School District. Over 600 children in the district are homeless. One way to help is to take granola bars, cracker and cheese packs, or fruit snacks such as squeezable apple sauce to the Edmonds Methodist Church where they will be packed for after school snacks for homeless children.
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