Mission chairman Ruth R asked if we want to sponsor a Christmas Family again this year and we unanimously voted to again sponsor a mother with 2 children. We will again ask the entire congregation to assist us with this project as in the past several years.
October is the month to collect new white socks for Operation Night Watch who in turn provide socks for the homeless along with prayers, limited sheltering, meals, and friendly companionship. A box will be placed near the church entrance marked for sock collection.
Linda R assisted us in connecting with Jan Griffith, our missionary in Sweden for an on-line conversation. Jan said she now has to pace herself after a long episode of long term fatigue. She has resumed most of her duties assisting the minister of a church and is also taking a very interesting class based on the book “Across the Street and Around the World” which focuses on helping communicate with and assist newcomers to a country, especially Muslims. The book is in English and is being translated into Swedish.
Prayer Partners were revealed. Names were drawn last September for one person to pray for and send special remembrances to during the year. Carnations were given to the Praying partner. New names were written on bookmarks and drawn by each participating member.
Kathryn Goren’s memorial service will be held at 3 pm on October 9 and the Women’s Association will assist by providing snack foods and drinks and assist with serving and cleanup.
Thinking of You cards are being sent to Marcia P and Mary C.
October meeting will be at the Pancake Haus in Edmonds at 12 noon on October 12. November and December meetings will again be at the church at 11:30 am on the 2nd Wednesday.
Margaret S, Moderator