Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
November 17th, 2016

 Ekklesia's Season to be Thankful And To Give Back
 
 

Nov. 20th- Thanksgiving Gathering- 11am

Potluck Meal- Turkey & Ham provided: bring side dishes
Gathering at Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr., Port Orchard  

Sunday Morning Project: Food Bank Set Up 8-11am
November 17th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Thanksgiving Connections Next Week
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Prayer Needs
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Ekklesia to Develop a New Severe Weather Shelter
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House Churches You Can Join
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Aaron Hanson's Blog



A Church Serving in the Community

Ekklesia Thanksgiving Sunday
 
November 20th
At the Parkwood
3045 Madrona Dr.
8:00-11:00 Food Bank set up
11:00am Potluck
11:30am- Thanksgiving Worship
Thanksgiving Potluck 2015
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Up Coming Dates

Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Set-Up
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Gathering
Nov. 21st, 22nd- Thanksgiving food 
                           distribution
Nov. 21st Bell/Hanson group
Nov. 22nd Joint Thanksgiving Service
Nov. 27th Family Sunday- no gathering
Dec. 18th Christmas Gathering
Dec. 21st Christmas Food Bank set-up
Dec. 22nd, 23rd Christmas Food & Presents distribution
Dec. 25th Family Sunday
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Prayer Needs

Francene Criswell's friend- Adam - Brain cancer and seizures- his wife Morna is also asking for prayers
Craig and Evalina Kenady- personal decisions
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.
Ron Weeks- aneurysm in neck and head- recovering wonderfully! He sends his thanks for the many prayers.
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

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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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Giving Thanks By Serving Others 
How do you show God that you are thankful? Many of us this Thanksgiving season will gather as families to share time and food together. We look forward to time off and some relaxation. Many Ekklesia volunteers will also have a great opportunity to serve the least of our neighbors who are in need of food and some encouragement this time of year. South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank's annual Thanksgiving food distribution at the National Guard Armory will take place Monday and Tuesday of next week, Nov. 21st and 22nd from 9:30am till 6:30pm. The food bank would like to schedule volunteers for three shifts in order to have adequate coverage throughout the day. The first shift will be 9:30am - 12:30pm, the second shift- 12:30pm until 3:30pm and the last will be 3:30pm until 6:30pm. Everyone interested in working with the Thanksgiving food distribution needs to be signed up as a volunteer. All applicants may fill out the volunteer app on-line on the food bank's web site- www.skhelpline.org.

Ekklesia youth serving at last year's Thanksgiving Food Distribution
Last year the food bank distributed Thanksgiving food to over 1,200 family units which added up to over 5,000 people! This service to our community is very important and would be a project that Jesus would participate in. Let's serve the hungry and help the needy. This is our spiritual worship!

Thanksgiving Connections Next Week
Next week Ekklesia will have many opportunities to connect and serve others in this community. 
1. Food Bank Set Up- Nov. 20th 8-11am 
Workers are needed Sunday morning, Nov. 20th to set up the Food Bank's food supplies in the National Guard Armory for the Thanksgiving distribution.
2. EKs Thanksgiving Potluck/Gathering- Nov. 20th 11am
On Sunday, Nov. 20th, Ekklesia will also have our annual Thanksgiving gathering and potluck. We will gather at the Parkwood Club at 11am for a time of thanksgiving, worship and food!
3. Food Bank's Thanksgiving Distribution- 
    Nov. 21st-22nd at the Armory
Volunteers will be needed on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21st and 22nd to help distribute food to over 1,200 families at the National Guard Armory. 

Thanksgiving Potluck Gathering 2015
Ekklesia to Develop a new Severe Weather Shelter for the Homeless
Over the next several weeks Ekklesia volunteers will be partnering with several other local churches and the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) to develop our own South Kitsap Severe Weather Shelter. There are presently four locations in other places in the county that open up Severe Weather Shelters whenever the DEM determines the weather conditions warrant such a mobilization. There has not been a Shelter location for South Kitsap in several years. So, at a community meeting at City Hall two weeks ago, Port Orchard Mayor Putannsuu asked for faith community leaders to develop such a shelter. Tim Blair with Ekklesia Church and Chris Nolte of Elam Lutheran agreed to head up the project. We are hoping to secure a site within a few weeks and then develop a corp of volunteers from many churches that would staff the shelter. Last year the DEM mobilized the shelters for only 18 nights. So, this ministry would not require constant work throughout the winter months but only on those nights when the DEM mobilizes our crews. Let us pray for this opportunity to serve the most needy in our community!

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 for your Support!          
Lisa and I have been so blessed by all our supporters who have helped us 
work on our mission to Port Orchard.  Thank you for praying for us and continually encouraging us as we have worked on the Ekklesia mission for four years! Thank you! 

Tim and Lisa Blair