Cartwright Missionaries Return From China
Ekklesia's missionaries have returned from the year long work in a provence in China. Seth and Sarah Cartwright's family (Gene, Anna and younger sister Gina) have been key partners in the Ekklesia mission for five years. Seth and Sarah returned home from China on Tuesday of this week and will be leaving for Nashville in two weeks. Seth and Sarah will be sharing thoughts about their work in China on Sunday morning, January 21st. We are also excited to say that Sarah is due with their first child in May of this year!
The Helpline Food Bank Upcoming Projects
In the spring time the food bank requests help from volunteers to prepare their nursery for the Spring time sale of flowers and plants. The food bank's sales of plants and flowers helps subsidize their operation of food distribution to the hungry of South Kitsap County. Over the next few weeks Ekklesia volunteers will be serving in several ways at the food bank.
1. Dirt unloading- Over the next several weeks many truck loads of potting soil will be unloaded at the food bank in preparation for their spring time sales.
Ekklesia volunteers, Matt Miller and Micah Blair unloading dirt last year.
2. Flower pot filling- As part of the Spring flower sales, over 300 planters will be filled with potting soil by volunteers in March.
Micah Blair filling hanging baskets with potting soil
3. Flower pot hanging- Once the hanging pots are filled the large quantity will then be hung up inside the Food Bank's green houses in preparation for the Mother's Day sales.
Ekklesia volunteers who helped hang flower pots last year.
4. Food Drives at local grocery stores- On January 28th the Ekklesia church will have a food drive at the Albertson's grocery store on Sedgwick Rd. We will pass out donation fliers in front of the store entrances and also receive donations as shoppers leave the store.
A group of Ekklesia volunteers at a food drive last year.