Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
June 2nd, 2016

 Worship Gathering at Parkwood Community Club - 3045 Madrona Dr. SE
June 2nd, 2016 - In This Issue:
Prayer Needs
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Pray For the Warner Ave. Village!
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House Churches You Can Join
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Gathering Next Week in Clayton Park
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Aaron Hanson's Blog



Ekklesia- a Place to Belong

Ekklesia 
Gathering This S unday 
at Parkwood Club
  
Sunday, June 5th
10am


3045 Madrona Dr. SE

10:00 am Coffee & Juice
10:25 am worship & teaching

Adult class- 
 Tim- Jesus in the Fast Lane- 
 Mt. 14, Mk. 6
Youth- Sarah & Ryan- Mark
Children- Lisa
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Up Coming Dates

June 5th Teaching Sunday
June 5th Sarah Blair's wedding shower
June 6th  Bell/Hanson Group
June 8th Young Adult Group
June 8th Ehlert Group
June 12th Coffee Oasis dinner 
July  4th  BBQ
July 10th That One Place- car show
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Prayer Needs

Monique Parry's friend- 
prayer for friend Mindy and daughter- Mallory who was diagnosed with cancer
Steve and Janet Pearce- who have now moved to Utah.
Francene and Lee Criswell's neighbor- Ron-A father of 4 children dealing with cancer 
Tiny House Village!- pray for this new opportunity for us to build a new tiny house village for homeless people in South Kitsap.
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House Churches You Can Join

Mon. 6:30pm Bell/Hanson
Wed. 7:00pm  Young Adults
Wed. 6:30pm Kenady- on Summer break
Wed. 6:30pm  Ehlert/Blair
Thurs. 6:30pm Goodman- coming 
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
Christian Apologetics- Theology & Philosophy

https://fortheloveofreason.wordpres
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Building Community- Reaching People
Ekklesia friends at the Ocean Shores Family Retreat last week.
Charlie Brown used to say, "I can use all the friends I can get!" This is truly one of the deepest needs people have in our culture. We live isolated and lonely lives avoiding people and avoid exposing ourselves to potentially damaging relationships. We live in a world where people need connection and they need people whom they can depend upon. This is called "Community" and as people who follow Jesus we need to be the ones offering it to whomever will receive it. Building community takes intentional work and it also means breaking out of your comfort zones so that new people can be loved and accepted into the family. This is the good news of Jesus that offers family and community to people who have been far away from God. Church is about community!
  • Church is a place that is inclusive and outreaching. 
  • Church is where people find understanding and forgiveness. 
  • Church is meant to be open and accepting. 
  • Church is about people and about our city.
  • Church is not about a building but about people that are loved. 
  • Church is about serving, helping, working, loving and connecting!

Let's be the church and live as people seeking ways to grow in our relationships, knowledge of God, and concerns for our community!


 

Pray For the Warner Ave. Village! 

Tiny Houses for the Homeless


Opportunity Village construction in 2013, Eugene, OR
Last week several Ekklesia leaders met with Mrs. Caudill (the property owner) and several other coordinators exploring the proposed property and legal issues. We are moving forward with land appraisal and other legal matters that will need to be established. We will hopefully begin clearing the property in the next few weeks or months. What an awesome opportunity this will be to bless people who are in need. As we move closer to the first few days of work projects on the site, we will call for volunteers to join us to do some work. 

Gathering Next Week in Clayton Park
Ekklesia will move it's meeting location next Sunday, June 12th to Clayton Park which is located between DeKalb Street and Dwight Street in Port Orchard. We will meet at 11am in the park for a time of worship and communion then end with a BBQ.  Everyone is encouraged to bring your own lawn chair, blanket, picnic basket and some friends!

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

Thank you
We are so blessed to be working on this mission called Ekklesia! We work in people's yards, pack food at the food bank and dream with county administrators about building tiny house villages for the homeless! It is such a good time to be participating in Jesus' Kingdom. Thank you to all our friends and supporters who have faithfully provided financial support and prayers for us. God is making some amazing things happen! 

Tim and Lisa Blair