Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
January 12th, 2017
 

January 12th, 2017 - In This Issue:
Youth Winter Retreat- 2017
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Up Coming Dates
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Prayer Needs
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Supplies Needed For the Shelter
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Needs List For Shelter
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Goodmans' Moving Party
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House Churches You Can Join
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Aaron Hanson's Blog


A Church That Serves in the Community

Ekklesia Service Sunday
 
January 15th
at Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr. 

10:00am Coffee/Juice
10:25 Worship & Sharing
11:00am dismiss for service projects

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Family Skate Party
Saturday, January 14th
12:30pm
Bremerton Ice Center
All families are invited to this skating event.
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Youth Winter Retreat 2017
Ekklesia youth, a Winter Retreat will be happening out at Delano Bay on the Key Peninsula Feb. 10th-12th. Registration is $40 if submitted by Feb. 1st. Ryan and Sarah are both chaperons.

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Up Coming Dates

Jan. 13th Goodman's moving party
Jan. 14th Skating Party 12:30- 2:30pm
Jan. 13th Service Sunday Gathering
Jan. 16th Bell/Hanson Group
Jan. 17th PO Homeless Committee
Jan. 18th Kenady's Group
Jan. 19th Shelter Training 6-9pm
Jan. 17th PO Homeless Committee
Jan. 19th DEM Shelter Training
Jan. 21st Leadership meeting 6pm
Jan. 28th Rachel's Baby Shower
Jan. 29th Service Sunday
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Prayer Needs

Holly and Scott Waite's friend- Diana- struggling with cancer
David McKee- Lisa Blair's brother- who has been diagnosed with an optic nerve tumor. Dave began undergoing treatment in September.
Monique Parry's friend- Praise God!
Mallory had an amazing opportunity to go to New York a few weeks ago where a surgeon was able to remove 99% of the tumor! The family is elated and praising God! 
Bell's renter- Roy Eagan who has cancer, a wife and two children
Praise!- Stormy Millier arrival
Pregnant mother-  Rachel Bedford
Severe Weather Shelter- Praise for the new location at the United Methodist Church and the need for trained volunteers
Tiny House Village for Homeless- continued need for a good piece of property to host the village
Opportunities to serve in our community and touch lives!
Ruth Ann Autumn- Anna Cartwright's mother as she recovers

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House Churches You Can Join

Mon. 6:30pm Bell/Hanson
Wed. 6:30pm Kenady
Thurs. 6:30pm  Ehlert/Blair
Sat. 6:30pm  Youth group

For further information call: 
360-801-0012 or e-mail us at 
ekklesia.kitsap@gmail.com

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Aaron Hanson's Blog 

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South Kitsap Severe Weather Shelter for the Homeless Nearing Reality!
Some Port Orchard residents live in tents in Black Jack Creek, in the remote regions of Jackson Park or down in the wooded waterfront areas. They sleep in their cars in obscure locations so as not to be disturbed. They have kids and personal pets. Their kids go to our schools and they shop along side you whenever they have the funds. They frequent the food bank on Mitchell Road to get a few extra things to eat. They receive a monthly allotment of funds on their EBT card to buy food. They also manage through when the temperatures dip below freezing like it has for the last few weeks. 

The body of Jesus Christ must do something about this in South Kitsap. We can not and must not ignore the problem while focusing our energies on our church activities inside our warm buildings. 

Next Thursday evening there will be a training for all volunteers who would like to help with the Severe Weather Shelter that will be opening up in a few weeks. We have secured the permission to use the United Methodist Church in downtown Port Orchard for the shelter and the training next week will also be held there. If you would like to participate you will need to sign up on the DEM (Department of Emergency Management) web site for this training.
register at www.kitsapdem.org/classes.aspx
They will provide you with a downloadable application which will require you to provide your social security number for a background check. Bring your application to the volunteer training on Thursday evening. 

On Wednesday this week a group of us met for a final planning session at the First Lutheran Church.  We represented five local churches, a Red Cross representative and the DEM (Department of Emergency Management) coordinator from Kitsap County who will do the training.  This training will occur on Thursday evening, January 19th from 6pm until 9pm at the United Methodist Church (UMC). 
Supplies Needed For the Shelter
The Shelter will also need supplies to make the program happen. We will need cots, plastic covered mattresses, disposable pillows (cheap ones), blankets, and many other diverse supplies. I (Tim), Joel Faust from Harper Church and Roland from United Methodist have been tasked with securing the needed supplies. Donations are being received and coordinated at the First Lutheran Church. Their web site has a place you may donate to help purchase the needed items.  http://www.firstlutheranpo.com
 If you would like to purchase some of the needed items you may drop them off at the United Methodist Church on Mondays, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/6 from 12:00noon to 2:00pm. You may also give your purchased items to Tim Blair and he will take them to the United Methodist Church. 
Needs List for Shelter
1. Pillows- 20-40 
2. Comforters (full sized) 20-40
3. 20 Mattresses- plastic covered- $90.00 per
4. contractors garbage bags
5. duct tape
6. rubber gloves
7. Hats, scarves & gloves
8. child & adult diapers
9. puppy pads for the beds and cots
10. cup o' noodles
11. decaf coffee
12. Lysol/ air freshener

Goodmans' Moving Party
Sound View Christian Camp- Group Coordinators & Caretakers 
On Friday, January 13th the Goodman family will need assistance loading their rental truck for their move out to their new home at Sound View Camp. 
The Goodman family at the entrance to their new camp

Contact: Tim Blair or the Ekklesia Church at -  360-801-0012

Donations may be made online at:  www.ekklesiakitsap.org

or mailed to:  P.O. Box 601, Burley, WA 98322

Winter Blessings          
We are blessed by so many people in our community who know that the love of God is available and ready to be shared. Thank you for supporting our work as we pour ourselves into our community and offer a willing hand of service. May this new year be a blessing to you and your family. 

Tim and Lisa Blair