A mobile church: That serves in the community

 No Gathering on Sunday
July 30th 
Family Sunday is a day for Ekklesia members to connect with their neighbors, friends and relatives. It is a day to invite people over and build relationships. Plan a bbq, participate in a block party or organize a group hike. 

Tim Blair will be leading a group hike up on Glass Beach in Port Townsend. Several families in our community have signed up for the outing and will create a great opportunity to build our community! We'll meet at North Beach parking lot in Port Townsend at 9:15am. Bring a sack lunch, bottled water and good hiking shoes! What a blessing it will be. 

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 four 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. First Lutheran Community Aid Carnival 
Saturday- July 29th from 11am-2pm!
Ekklesia will set up an information booth to advertise the tiny cottage that will be parked on their church parking lot. There will be pony rides, games, food, a caricature artist, a tiny house to tour, and way too much fun! All proceeds from the event go to their Community Aid fund which helps build tiny houses, pay for utilities of people in need, provide food and bus fair, and much much more. Come have a great time on July 29th and support a great cause!

2. Cruise Event in Downtown Port Orchard
Sunday- August 13th
Ekklesia also will have another opportunity to serve in our community next month on August 13th. The annual "Cruise" 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 "Cruise" 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. 

3. 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. 

4. 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. 

www.ekklesiakitsap.org
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. 1st Lutheran Community Carnival 
Sat. July 29th 11am-2pm

2. "Cruise"  - August 13th- all day

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

4. 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 in the month of August 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 next 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!
City Councilman Fred Chang, Ekklesia member Gene Cartwright & Leo of Leo's Towing 

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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