A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Teaching Gathering on Sunday
August 13th
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am coffee
10:25am worship & teaching

Classes for all ages this Sunday. 

Adults: Sarah Pyke- Romans 8:1-15
"The Power of the Spiritual Life"

Children: Lisa Blair


Lilli- Born into Christ!
Last Monday evening the Bell/Hanson House Church witnessed a new birth into Jesus Christ. Lilli Parry expressed her commitment to Jesus and was baptized into his Name. It was a beautiful time when most of the House Church members walked down to the water's edge at Square Lake State Park which is next door to the Bell home. We found a great area to walk into the water and then Lilli was baptized by her father, Joe Parry. Afterwards we gathered into a big circle and prayed as a family for Lilli's new life and for our commitment to her as her new family in Christ. We are committed to stand by her, to encourage her and support her as part of her new family! 
Lilli being baptized by her father, Joe Parry.
Ekklesia teen girls surround Lilli following her baptism
Later, we gathered again as a house church and spent some time in prayer for each other and for the needs in our community. We have several groups that meet during the week in homes. We call these groups, "house churches" which actually function as a small community of mission minded people dedicated to making disciples, sharing life with each other and serving together in our community. 
A House Church in prayer
Free Concert- Sunday Evening, Aug. 13th
Ekklesia families and youth will be traveling to the Tacoma Dome Sunday afternoon for the free concert. The doors open at 4:30pm. We will leave for the Tacoma Dome at 4:00pm. Call Sarah and Ryan Pyke to coordinate rides. 

Serving the Homeless
Tiny Cottage Advertisement Events
Over the next several weeks there will be several opportunities for Ekklesia people to get out into the community and share the vision for the new Tiny Cottage Village for the homeless. Ekklesia has been invited to participate in three local community events that will highlight the tiny cottages and our efforts to shelter the homeless. 

Ekklesia people ran a Homes For All information booth at the Car Show- July 9th
Up- Coming Tiny Cottage Advertisement Events 

1. Cruz' Event in Downtown Port Orchard
Sunday- August 13th
Ekklesia also will have another opportunity to serve in our community next Sunday on August 13th. The annual "Cruz" will again take over downtown Port Orchard along with hundreds of classic cars on display. The #2 cottage that we have placed on a trailer will be moved down to the city owned park on Bay Street for display during the "Cruz" event. We will again set up a display tent with information about the "Homes For All" project. This opportunity to be light in our world will again place us in the middle of a major community event where thousands of area residents will gather. 
The #2 Tiny Cottage that will be on display on Bay Street on August 13th

2. Grace Bible Church- cottage build party
Saturday- August 19th
On Saturday, August 19th, the Grace Bible Church will begin the construction of two tiny cottages in their parking lot. Ekklesia Church has been asked to set up our information booth that day to answer questions that the public might have as the two cottages are under construction. We will invite the Port Orchard community to visit this event. 

3. Kitsap County Fair- Cottage #6 on Display
Wednesday- August 23rd - Sunday, August 27th
The Kitsap County Fair will be held on August 23rd through August 27th. During this time the #6 cottage will be on display at the Fair Grounds. Several Homes For All committee members will be on hand to provide an information booth during the fair. If Ekklesia members wish to participate in this event they need to coordinate with Tim Blair. The #6 cottage is presently parked at the Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church on News Nelson Rd. awaiting a painting party. It will then be moved to the Kitsap County Fair Grounds on Friday, August 18th for the county fair. 
The #6 cottage on the Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church parking lot

Prayer Needs

Lilli Parry- following her baptism. Pray for the Lord to lead her life. 
Ronny Smith- Matt and Becca Miller's new born nephew- Matt and Becca are down in Texas visiting Matt's sister, Becky Smith and Mack who just welcomed the arrival of their son, Ronny last week. Ronny  has   some  new born complications and the family requests prayers. 
Matt and Becca Miller and family as they travel from Texas to North Dakota for a brief visit with family. They will return on Sunday the 13th.
Melissa Bell's step-dad, David Latham and his wife LaDonna as David struggles with health issues. 
James & Angela Goodman and family as they minister all summer long at  the Sound View Christian Camp. 
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Upcoming Ekklesia Events

Ladies Bible Study- Wed. - 2:30pm
Ekklesia ladies will be starting a weekly bible study at the Bell home on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm. 

7800 Square Lake Rd. Port Orchard 

Tiny Cottage Community Events 

1. "Cruise"  - August 13th- all day

2. Grace Bible Church- build party
Sat. Aug. 19th

3. Kitsap County Fair
Wed. Aug. 23rd- Sun. Aug. 27th

Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

Several opportunities to build more tiny cottages will occur over the next few weeks. Volunteers will be needed. 

Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build two more cottages in the coming weeks. 
Grace Bible will build #7 & #8 cottages on August 19th in their parking lot.
Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church will store the #6 Cottage on their parking lot until the county fair and host a painting party this month to finish the cottage!
Habitat For Humanity will build #9 tiny cottage in the next two months in Port Orchard
Kaiser Permanente Corp. has committed to building three tiny cottages on the three clinic locations across Kitsap County in the next few months.
United Methodist Church in Port Orchard has committed to giving the funds to build another cottage to Mr. Winn the SK High School wood shop teacher. 

Thank you to Leo's Towing who continues to offer his services to move our cottages when needed!

A group of  volunteers painting three cottages on May 20th
Thank You For Supporting Us! 

We have been blessed by so many people who have supported our work planting the Ekklesia Church. Your prayers and support enable us to dedicate our time toward connecting with people in our community. We share our time, love and service with whomever we meet. By doing this we are building the Kingdom of God.  
Thank you. 
Tim and Lisa Blair

Ekklesia Church | P.O. Box 601 Burley, WA 98322 | 360-801-0012 | tblairkairos@hotmail.com | www.ekklesiakitsap.org
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