A mobile church: That serves in the community

 Gathering This Sunday
September 24th
Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr.

10:00am Coffee
10:25am Worship & Teaching

Adults- Darren Hanson
Romans 10- "Beautiful Feet"
Children- Lisa Blair
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke

Living in Community- Creates a Unified Family
The world can be a difficult place to live in for many people who struggle with heart ache, depression and social isolation. The struggles of life consume many so that they give up on finding close and meaningful relationships. A spiritual family that can be found in a church of Jesus followers creates an amazing bond when a group of committed people find a unifying sense of mission. The Ekklesia Church may be small but it is made up of a group of committed people who deeply love one another and feel a compelling sense of the mission Jesus has called us into. We know that the forces of darkness want to stop our attempts to connect with the community and love people deeply. We know that the evil one wants to thwart our attempts to heal and help those in need. We know that our commitment to Jesus will only draw us closer together as we work together to love others and serve one another. This is the type of community I love and know that we have found in the Ekklesia family. People need this type of belonging and sense of community. The world is hurting and in desperate need of this type of love in their lives. Let us all realize the deep riches found in a community of Jesus people and the strength to be found in this family!

Kaiser Permanente Port Orchard Clinic Set to Build Tiny Cottage #11 on Sept. 30th

Next Saturday, September 30th the Kaiser Permanente company has committed to build the first of three tiny cottages for the new Kitsap Cottages village for homeless residents of Kitsap County. Redge Campbell the regional manager for all three Kaiser clinics on the Kitsap Peninsula met with Tim Blair on Thursday afternoon along with Brian Robinson a local contractor who has agreed to lead the volunteer crew of Kaiser employees.The Kitsap County Kaiser company has raised money from among their employees along with matching funds. This money will sufficiently pay for tiny cottage #11 that will be added to our growing collection of houses that are all bound for the new village in South Kitsap. It is so exciting to meet with community volunteers who are truly energized about serving the poor and lending their efforts to our ministry. As the fall air grows cooler we know that we are getting closer to the reality of the village for the homeless. Let's keep the work going and pray for God to open the door for the new site so we can begin the work set before us. We will need to move all the prebuilt houses to the site, finish their interiors with electrical wiring, lighting and small wall mounted heater units. The grounds will need preparation along with the work to prepare the community kitchen and bathroom facility. 

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
  • 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
  • Praise- The Parry family has received reassignment orders from the Navy and they will be remaining in Port Orchard!
  • Tom Bedford who is recovering from a heart procedure- received several stints to open up several arteries in his heart- he is resting at home.

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 will hold a build party for one tiny cottage on Saturday, Sept. 30th in the Kaiser Clinic parking lot in Port Orchard. 
They plan on building two more cottages in the Spring on their other two clinic locations in Central Kitsap and in North Kitsap. They will use employees from each site to help with the construction.

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

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

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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