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Ekklesia Teaching Sunday
& Children's Dedication Day

Sunday, June 10th

10:00am Coffee
10:30am Worship and Teaching

Children's class- Lisa Blair
Adult class- Tim Blair
Ephesians 1:15-23  Knowing God

Children's Dedication Sunday- June 10th
Passing along a heritage of faith to our children is the goal of all Christian families. We desire for our children to know about God and his son, Jesus. We desire for them to know the stories about Jesus and all the stories that he told during his time on earth. The message of the Bible is about passing along to our children and our children's children a deeply rooted faith in Jesus. So, on Sunday, June 10th several of our Ekklesia families will be bringing their children before the church to pray for and dedicate them to knowing God and his son, Jesus. 

Homes For All- Communication Group
Community Meetings to Be Planned 
This week, Tim Blair met with the small committee that is organizing the messaging and communication efforts of the Homes For All group. It will be our aim to build community support for the development of the new tiny house villages that are planned for development across Kitsap County. We will be coordinating with the League of Women Voters to who will be hosting several meetings in locations around Port Orchard. The purpose of each meeting will be to raise awareness of the need for housing for the growing population of homeless in our area and to dispel the many myths that many residents hold against such community villages. In the coming weeks Ekklesia members will be helping with the set up of informational booths at local community events such as the Fathoms of Fun around July 4th, the annual Classic Car Cruz' in downtown Port Orchard (August 12th) and the weekly Farmers Market. We will be part of the messaging process to get the word out about the need to build tiny houses for the homeless. 
The Homes For All- Leadership group that meets monthly at the Salvation Army.

Father's Day Brunch- Ladies are Cooking!
On Sunday morning, June 17th, Ekklesia will hold it's annual Father's Day potluck brunch. The ladies will be preparing breakfast for everyone. This special day will be dedicated to our dads, grandpa's and other men in the Ekklesia church. This will be a great opportunity to bring extended family and friends to our morning gathering at 10:30am.
Prayer Needs  
  • David Bedford who underwent back surgery on Thursday, June 7th.
  • Ben Steele's close friend Matt who is dealing with late stage cancer.
  • Jon Powless who recently broke his foot and may have many months of healing if it is able to heal. Jon would appreciate visits by all.
  • Craig Thomas - requests continued prayers for his mother in San Ramon, CA. Also a praise for Craig's new job at Morrison Gravel. 
  • 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 at the Sound View Christian Camp. 
  • The selection of a site for the Tiny Cottage Village-  A new site will now need to be found! We need prayers that churches or private property owners will step forward to allow us to use their land. 
  • The Parry family and Joe- as he has been deployed to San Diego for a few months.

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Tiny Cottage Construction Update 

Our local Lowes store on Sedgwick Rd. has stored three of our tiny houses over the last few months. They have now been moved out into the parking lot at Lowe's and are clustered close to many other garden sheds. Thank you to Valerie the store manager for accepting our request for help to park these tiny cottages in their parking lot. 
We are presently working on transferring the titles to five donated construction trailers that are parked in Silverdale, Washington. We are hoping to have the trailers moved within the next few weeks. One of the trailers will become the bathroom facility for the village. This 24 foot long trailer will be moved to the First Lutheran parking lot in Port Orchard soon and our two churches (First Lutheran and Ekklesia) will begin remodel work to transform it into a bathroom facility.


Tiny Cottage Construction Tally
Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build the bath and shower facility in trailer #2 within a few weeks. 
Grace Bible Church built #7, #8 & #9 cottages last August in their parking lot. They are now on display in the Lowe's parking lot.
First Lutheran Church is now storing four of the completed cottages in their parking lot.  #3, #6, #10 & #11. 
Habitat For Humanity has built #10 tiny cottage in Port Orchard
Kaiser Permanente Corp. has committed to building three tiny cottages on the three clinic locations across Kitsap County over the next few months. They did build the #11 cottage which is now on display at the First Lutheran Church parking lot. More will be built in the coming months. 
United Methodist Church in Port Orchard has donated the funds needed to build another cottage to Mr. Winn the SK High School wood shop teacher. The high school will begin construction of cottage #12 within a few weeks.
Spirit of Life Lutheran Church has committed to build a cottage in a few months when one is needed.
New Tiny Cottage- Olympic ESD 114- One cottage will be built at the West Sound Skills Center in June by high school students. 

We now have eighteen tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches but will determine how many we will actually build when the size of the designated site is determined.  Eleven cottages have been built and the twelfth is under construction at the high school wood shop class!

Ekklesia has been blessed by  Leo's Towing who offered to move all our completed tiny houses over the last year. Sadly, Leo passed away a few weeks ago after a brief illness. We will now need to secure another tow truck company to help us as the tiny houses need to be moved.
Leo moving one of our tiny houses along with City Councilman Fred Chang and Gene Cartwright
Four tiny cottages completed and parked on Mitchell Rd. at First Lutheran Church

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Ekklesia is 5 years old this month. We began our Sunday gatherings in May of 2013 and we have been blessed ever since. We truly thank God and our many friends who have helped make this mission possible over the years.  We also look forward to the many new people that God will bring into our lives as we continue to connect with our community.  Thank you for your support of our mission. 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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