A mobile church: That serves in the community
   
Ekklesia Worship Gathering
at the Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr. 

Sunday, March 18th

10am- coffee and fellowship
10:25am- worship and teaching

Adults class- Tim Blair
Romans 15:1-3- Our Mission: Living Sacrificially Toward All
Youth Class- Sarah Pyke
Children's class- Monique Parry

Easter Sunday is Coming!
April 1st
We will have a Seder Service and Potluck.

Easter Picnic
We will also hold our annual Easter picnic and egg hunt on Saturday, March 24th from 1-3pm at Burley Park. We will need many plastic eggs again this year. So, please begin purchasing the eggs and candy ASAP!

Food Bank Work Day- Thursday, March 22nd
Last week an awesome crew of Ekklesia volunteers helped out at the food bank filling hanging baskets with potting soil in preparation for the spring planting of petunias. Next week, we will again need a crew to help unload another truck load of potting soil that will arrive around 9:30am. If you can help please let Tim know. Remember, this work will raise thousands of dollars for the Food Bank and help feed thousands of people in need in South Kitsap. 

Ekklesia volunteers filling baskets on Friday at the food bank green house.
Ekklesia volunteers unloading potting soil at the food bank.

Work Retreat at Sound View Camp was Great!
Ekklesia families and individuals enjoyed a beautiful weekend out at the Sound View Camp last week. We were able to relax and get a few big projects completed for James and Angela Goodman who are the host directors at Sound View. The Goodmans became part of Ekklesia back in 2014 and have now also added their work at Sound View Camp as part of their personal mission. One of the big projects were worked on last weekend was the construction of a new deck that will be outside the new arts and craft building. This will provide a great place for campers to have a class or work on a craft project. 
Ekklesia workers building a deck at Sound View Camp
Homes For All Committee Met- Mar. 13th
Once a month the Homes For All committee that is chaired by Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido meets at the Bremerton Salvation Army. Ekklesia members have been attending this regular meeting for over a year and have been central to the development of many of the new tiny houses destined for the homeless village. We have been developing plans for the proposed Santana Village that will provide transitional housing for Kitsap County homeless residents. The committee has been tirelessly looking at various local properties that might prove to be good sites for the proposed village of tiny houses. 
The Homes For All committee meeting in February at the Salvation Army. 


Prayer Needs  
  • Jon Powless who recently broke his foot and will need many months of rehabilitation. Jon just began a new job but will now be unable to work. 
  • Sam McMurtrey will be having surgery on his shoulder in April. He will be off work for a few months and undergo physical therapy. 
  • Mack Smith requests prayers for his mother Louise Smith who underwent heart surgery several weeks ago. Louise is now in recovery and doing much better. They ask for continued prayers for Louise. 
  • 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. 
  • Direction is needed as Ekklesia builders are designing the new bath house for the Tiny Cottage Village. 
  • 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 winter months. They have now been moved out into the parking lot at Lowe's and are awaiting a tow truck to move them to the back fence of the Lowe's parking lot. Thank you to Valerie the store manager for accepting our request for help to park these tiny cottages in their parking lot.

Ekklesia and First Lutheran will build the bath and shower facility. 
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 Spring. 
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.

We now have eighteen tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches. Eleven cottages have been built!

Thank you to Leo's Towing who moved all our completed tiny house to this date. Leo has become gravely ill and will no longer be able to move our houses. Let us lift up Leo in prayer as he struggles with lung cancer. We will now need to secure another tow truck company to help us as the tiny houses need to be moved.
Four tiny cottages completed and parked on Mitchell Rd. at First Lutheran Church

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Spring is in the air and Ekklesia is on the move! Lisa and I feel God moving in our mission here in Port Orchard with new people and new opportunities to bless others in our community. Our ministry is not determined by our activity but by God's grace who opens doors to minister to others. Thank you for your support of our mission. Tim and Lisa Blair

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