A mobile church: That serves in the community
Ekklesia's Birthday Celebration
at the Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.  

Sunday, May 13th

10:00am- coffee/ greeting time
10:30am- Worship & Sharing

We will have a time of worship in song and communion. Then we will have a time of sharing together the Ekklesia vision and blessings on this community.

Ekklesia Birthday Celebration!  May 20th
Ekklesia launched it's ministry and began it's regular Sunday morning gatherings five years ago in May of 2013. We have had many supporters over the years who have blessed our mission and many people who have been impacted and involved with us. We have invited all  these friends who have connected with us in the past or have supported our work over the years to gather with us this Sunday, May 20th for a morning of celebration and praise. We would just like to say thank you to all and to praise our Lord Jesus for his grace and gifts to us  over these five years. Please join us this Sunday morning, May 20th for this special time of thanksgiving. We have several friends who have agreed to visit us that day and will tell their stories of how God has blessed them through the Ekklesia mission and led them to new places in ministry. So, mark your calendars for this special day of celebration! We might even have some cake to share together that day!

Who are we? Missionaries serving in Kitsap County

What are we? The hands and feet of Jesus to our community

Our purpose? To share the love of Jesus and his message of     
                         hope and transformation

Our mission? To make disciples of Jesus wherever we go.

Postal Service Food Drive at Helpline Food Bank Last Saturday
A crew of Ekklesia workers gathered at the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank last Saturday to help with the avalanche of donated food that came in by the postal delivery trucks. We helped unloading the many trucks that flew into the food bank parking lot at the end of their Saturday routes. Sometimes it was quiet and other times we had two or three trucks in simultaneously that needed unloading. We also organized the food into categories in boxes for their future distribution. At the end of the day we were notified by the food director that a total of 11,785 lbs of food had come in that day. What a blessing it is to help feed the hungry and help these servants of the community! Last year (2017) a total of 16,000 unduplicated people were served at the food bank. This is an important ministry that needs our support. 
        Melissa & Mollie Bell unloading a shopping cart filled with donated food

Prayer Needs  
  • 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.

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 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. 

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 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!

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!

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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