A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Teaching Sunday
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am coffee
10:25am worship & teaching
Classes for all ages this Sunday. 

Adults: Darren Hanson- Romans 8:16-39
"Suffering and the Sovereignty of God "

Children: Lisa Blair

A Tangible Opportunity to Love the Homeless!
Last Sunday as the Ekklesia Church met together for worship, Tim Blair represented the Homes For All committee in downtown Port Orchard and spoke with hundreds of people about our ministry to house the homeless. There are so many opportunities to share Jesus' message of love and mercy everywhere in our community. We sometimes assume that the message must be delivered on Sunday morning from behind a preaching podium. What would it be like if we invaded the community and spoke about sharing with the needy and blessing people in venues wherever the community gathers? If a car show is scheduled or a downtown carnival is planned we could be there to share our message. The message behind the Homes For All committee is about sheltering the homeless. As believers in Jesus we should be the ones leading the way and invading the venues where our community gathers in mass. The message of blessing the homeless is a gospel message that calls all followers of Jesus to participate. Let's take advantage of these events and become the light in our community. "Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16
The Homes For All information booth in downtown Port Orchard

Cottages For the Homeless
Over the last few weeks several businesses and churches have stepped up to partner with the Tiny Cottage Village project. Tim has discussed with the local regional manager for Kaiser Permanente about their desire to build three cottages on their three Kitsap County clinic sites in the month of September. Ekklesia construction contractors will be actively involved with leading the Kaiser employee volunteers. What a blessing to participate in this ministry that will connect us with many people in our community. 

Partner Church pastor Ken Farmen standing with tiny cottage building materials
Up- Coming Tiny Cottage Advertisement Events 

1. Grace Bible Church- cottage build party
Saturday- August 19th
On Saturday, August 19th, the Grace Bible Church was to begin the construction of two tiny cottages in their parking lot. This has changed, though. A young couple from their church walked up to their pastor Ken a few weeks ago with a check for $4,000.00 to pay for a cottage or two. So, this Saturday their church will partner with Ekklesia Church by constructing three new tiny cottages to house the homeless. This will bring our number of constructed cottages to nine completed to date. We have been so blessed by other churches, service clubs and large companies who have chosen to partner with us to build this village for the homeless.  

2. 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. The #6 cottage is which is parked at the Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church on Nells Nelson Rd. has now been painted by the church and will be moved on Friday morning to the Kitsap County fair grounds.
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- Ronny is now home from the hospital. Pray for Ronny's mom Becky Smith and father Mack who are grateful to have their new born son home.  
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. 
Dan and Linda Ehlert as their granddaughters are visiting down in Arkansas
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. Grace Bible Church- build party
Sat. Aug. 19th

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

3. Kaiser Permanente build party for 3 cottages- to be announced next month

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 Church will build #7, #8 & #9 cottages on August 19th in their parking lot.
Central Kitsap Presbyterian Church has stored and painted the #6 Cottage on their parking lot.
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.
Spirit of Life Lutheran Church has committed to build a cottage in a few months.

We now have 18 tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches. 

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

A group of  volunteers and Ekklesia members who built cottage #6 on June 23rd
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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