A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Gathering This Sunday
September 3rd
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am coffee
10:25am worship, scripture & prayer

A Summer of Service
The summer is almost over. The leaves are beginning to change and the air will soon turn cooler. As we look back over the last few months we can say, "What an amazing God we have who has produced so much fruit in his kingdom in Port Orchard." We have let our light shine so that people have seen our good works and gave glory to our Father in heaven! What did God do this Summer? 
He worked at the Food Bank. He worked in peoples yards. He moved furniture. He mowed grass. He sold t-shirts, baked goods, raffle tickets, bottled water at a car show. He raised money for tiny houses for the homeless. He built tiny houses for the homeless. Again and again and again and again! He saw knew people come into his kingdom! He saw us connect with new people at fair grounds, on beaches, in parks, on downtown Bay Street, in parking lots and back yards. He saw us pray together, have ladies' tea together, camp together, fish together, bbq together, eat together, worship together and share our needs together. We continued to learn what it meant to live together in community. The summer may be almost over but a busy Fall is just about to begin. There will be many opportunities to connect with people in our community. It's just the rhythm of our life. Living among people who need to know Jesus demands for us to do all we can to seek out opportunities to love them into a relationship with the Savior.
The annual Car and Bike Show where we raised $4135 for the tiny house village

Thank You to Our Partners for Helping us Build Cottages For the Homeless
Last week the Grace Bible Church partnered with the Homes For All project to build three tiny cottages for the new village for homeless. It is encouraging to see so many churches, businesses and service organizations step up and make the commitment to serve in this ministry. Almost 50 people gathered together on Saturday morning Aug. 19th to begin the construction of three cottages. They are still under construction with one already roofed! They will hold a painting party to complete their three cottages in the next few weeks. Thank you to the leadership of their church pastor, Ken Farmen, for his passion to participate in this work. 

Partner Church Grace Bible building three cottages on August 19th

Ekklesia's Matriarch - Bobbie Blair
90th Birthday Party
Everyone is invited to an afternoon reception honoring Bobbie Blair and her 90th birthday. Bobbie has been Ekklesia's grandma to just about everyone who has connected with the ministry. Her family is hosting a reception on Sunday afternoon, September 24th at the Ramblin Rose Farm in Port Orchard. There will be some of her art work on display along with a video of her life. Drop by and enjoy the afternoon with her and her family!


Prayer Needs

  • Ekklesia members looking for work
  • Ekklesia members facing military reassignment
  • 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

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 

Kaiser Permanente build party for 3 cottages- to be announced soon!
They plan on building each cottage on their three clinic locations in South Kitsap, Silverdale and North Kitsap. They will use employees from each site to help with the construction. They are requesting assistance from skilled construction workers. 

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 Church will build #7, #8 & #9 cottages on August 19th in their parking lot.
First Lutheran Church will now store three of the completed cottage in their parking lot.  #6, #3 and #10 
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 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.
Spirit of Life Lutheran Church has committed to build a cottage in a few months.

We now have 18 tiny cottages sponsored by local businesses, service groups or churches. 

Thank you to Leo's Towing who continues to offer his services to move our cottages when needed!

A group of  volunteers and Ekklesia members who built cottage #6 on June 23rd
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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