Food Bank Work Day- Friday, March 9th
People ask me all the time, "What can I do to get involved in the community?" There are many interested and willing workers but many don't know where to plug themselves into community needs. Our local South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank served over 15,000 people last year and is the primary food distribution center for needy residents of South Kitsap county. In order to meet so many needs our food bank also runs a nursery business that subsidizes their service to so many. Ekklesia has committed to support their work in whatever ways they need. In the Spring the food bank produces hundreds of plants for sale and we have been asked to help prepare the hanging baskets that will become beautiful and overflowing baskets of petunias by Mother's Day. Next Friday, March 9th we need workers at 9:30am at the food bank to help us fill the baskets with potting soil. This work day should only take about two hours till about 11:30am. Contact Tim Blair if you are able to help out!
Micah Blair and Scott Waite filling baskets last year at the food bank green house.
Ekklesia volunteers working in the green house last year.
Ekklesia Family Retreat at Sound View Camp
Next weekend the Ekklesia
family will hold our second annual work retreat out at the Sound View Camp on the Key Peninsula. We will begin our retreat Saturday morning at 10am with many planned work projects organized by James and Angela Goodman. The Goodmans (Ekklesia members) began working with the Sound View Camp last year after several years of work in the Port Orchard area. Every summer hundreds of young people and other Christian groups enjoy the use of the Sound View Camp as a place of spiritual renewal.
A few of those who attended last year's Family Retreat at Sound View Camp