Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
November 3rd, 2016

 Ekklesia Events 
This Weekend  

- November 5th- Miller Baby Shower 

- November 5th- Postal Food Drive

- November 6th- Worship Gathering


Gathering This Sunday at Parkwood Club
3045 Madrona Dr., Port Orchard

November 3rd, 2016 - In This Issue:
Youth Mystery Party- "Once Upon a Time"
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Shelving For the Food Bank
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Up Coming Dates
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Postal Food Drive
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Prayer Needs
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House Churches You Can Join
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Friday Indoor Park Days- Parry Home
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Aaron Hansen's blog



A Church Serving in the Community

Ekklesia Teaching Sunday
 
November 6th
At the Parkwood
3045 Madrona Dr.
10:00am Coffee & Juice
10:25am- Worship

Teaching Sunday:
Adults- Tim Blair - "Heal This Land" 
Youth- Ryan & Sarah Pyke
Children- Lisa Blair/ Rachel Bedford
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Baby Shower For:
Stormy Alexis Miller

Saturday, Nov. 5th
10:30am-12:00 pm
Ladies of Ekklesia are invited to a Brunch Baby Shower celebrating the arrival of Stormy Alexis. Matt and Becca have registered at Walmart. 
Where: Bells- 7800 Square Lake Rd
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Youth Mystery Party
"Once Upon a Time"
Sunday Night
Nov. 13th - 6pm
Parkwood Club

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Up Coming Dates

Nov. 5th Miller Baby Shower
Nov. 5th Postal Food Drive 2-5pm
Nov. 5th Leadership Meeting- 6pm
Nov. 6th Teaching Sunday
Nov. 7th Bell/Hanson group
Nov. 9th Kenady group
Nov. 10th Ehlert group
Nov. 13th Youth Mystery Party- 
                "Once Upon a Time"
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Set-Up
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Gathering
Nov. 21st, 22nd- Thanksgiving food 
                           distribution
Nov. 22nd Joint Thanksgiving Service
Dec. 21st Christmas Food Bank set-up
Dec. 22nd, 23rd Christmas Food & Presents distribution
Dec. 25th Family 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.
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 arrived!
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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Aaron Hanson's Blog 

Christian Apologetics- Theology & Philosophy
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Church in a Park & Parking Lot
Getting outside this time of year is definitely chancy considering all the rain we've had lately. This last weekend many Ekklesia people braved the outdoors to participate in several significant community events that drew several thousand people. It was tempting to stay at home and keep warm but a great crew of Ekklesia workers spent their Saturday and Monday evening serving, connecting and being the light in the Port Orchard community. We saw thousands of children and their parents at two events that were planned by local organizations. On Saturday the Kitsap County Foster Care Association sponsored the Ghost Train event that drew over 2000 people to Jackson Park. Ekklesia set up four canopies with carnival games and information about serving in our community. We had several fruitful conversations with locals. 

Later, on Monday afternoon Ekklesia participated in a Trunk or Treat event sponsored by the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank, the National Guard, That One Place restaurant and AutoZone. Sarah Pyke also provided a booth advertising the Coffee Oasis ministry to homeless youth. There were about 1,000 people that passed through our line of booths and cars that were passing out candy for this Trunk or Treat. This is where Ekklesia (a family of Jesus followers) chose to work on Halloween night. We look for every opportunity to connect with hundreds of local residents and it was also great fun!


Shelving for the Food Bank 
Last Monday, several Ekklesia volunteers loaded up a trailer and truck with 13 large shelving units donated from the Harrison Hospital medical records warehouse. These shelving units were delivered to the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. Lisa Bratcher (a Port Orchard Church of Christ member) had learned of this opportunity for free shelving and directed the Ekklesia workers to the warehouse. These shelves will be a great addition to the food bank's storage capacity and organization of the large amount of food that is donated annually. Thanks to everyone involved in this work!


Postal Food Drive 
Nov. 5th 2-5pm at the food bank 
Volunteers will be needed next Saturday at the Helpline Food Bank to unload the postal delivery trucks loaded with donated food. Fliers will be mailed across all of South Kitsap during the week and local South Kitsap residents will be putting out bags of food for their mail carrier to pick up on Saturday. We will be the unloading crew on Saturday at the food bank as Postal workers finish their routes. We will need volunteers at the food bank from 2pm till about 5pm. 

Friday Indoor Park Days- Parry Home
Every Friday Monique Parry will be hosting an indoor park day at her home for all families with children. This will be a fun time to just relax and allow the children to play. This special time for mom's to get together will be rewarding and very encouraging. Monique will be posting information about the Indoor Park days on Facebook. 

 

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
The days are growing shorter and the rains have certainly begun. God is certainly using us to help the needy, the homeless and those questioning God. May we be equipped for the opportunities God plants in our life as He directs our path. God is certainly opening doors and we need only to walk forward ready for whatever may come.  We have been so blessed and it is because of people like you that have helped us in this work. Thank you for your support. 

Tim and Lisa Blair