Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
October 27th, 2016

 Ekklesia Community Events 
This Weekend  
October 29th- Jackson Park- Ghost Train
October 30th- Family Sunday
October 31st- Trunk or Treat- "That One Place"

No Gathering This Sunday at Parkwood Club

October 27th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Postal Food Drive
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Up Coming Dates
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Friday Indoor Park Days- Parry Home
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Prayer Needs
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Food Drive Last Sunday- 468 lbs.
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House Churches You Can Join
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Special Hike on Family Sunday- To Glass Beach
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Aaron Hansen's blog



We are a Community of Jesus Followers

Ekklesia Family Sunday
 
October 30th
No Gathering Planned
Sunday will be a fifth Sunday when all of Ekklesia is encouraged to spend time with friends and make special connections with others. Some of our group will stay home, some will go visit others and some of us will be going on a special outing. Our goal will be to connect with our friends and neighbors! 
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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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Up Coming Dates

Oct. 23rd Service Sunday
Oct. 24th Bell/Hanson group
Oct. 26th Kenady group
Oct. 27th Ehlert group
Oct. 29th Ghost Train- Jackson Pk
Oct. 30th Family Sunday- Hike
Oct. 31st Trunk or Treat- 
               That One Place Parking Lot
Nov. 5th Miller Baby Shower
Nov. 5th Postal Food Drive 2-5pm
Nov. 5th Leadership Meeting- 6pm
Nov. 13th Youth Mystery Party- Once Upon a Time
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Set-Up
Nov. 21st, 22nd- Thanksgiving food 
                           distribution
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving 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

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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Our Mission: Connect With Our Community
Ekklesia has a mission to take the name of Jesus to our community. This is illustrated whenever large community gatherings take place. We want to be there and make personal connections whenever possible. This weekend, Ekklesia will take three approaches to making connections with our community. Each event provides a great opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to a unique and exciting experience. This is part of our mission!

1. Jackson Park- Ghost Train Event- 
Saturday, October 29th- 3:00pm- 8:00pm
Thousands of adults and their children will invade Jackson Park this Saturday in order to have fun, dress up in costumes and buy tickets to ride the miniature steam train in the park. While they wait in line to ride the train many of the children will be visiting the many booths set up to entertain the crowd. Ekklesia will set up 4 booths with carnival games and make great connections with many families. 

2. Family Sunday- Glass Beach Hike in Port Townsend 
As part of our Family Sunday on October 30th, a hike to Glass Beach in Port Townsend is planned. We will leave Port Orchard at 8:00am and return around 5:00pm. This will be another great opportunity to invite friends to a low key spiritual experience that connects them with our faith community.  

3. Community Trunk or Treat Oct. 31st - 4:30-6:30pm
"That One Place" restaurant parking lot- 
Over a thousand people are expected at this Trunk or Treat event including several organizations and businesses. Ekklesia people will be running several booths passing out candy and also helping the "That One Place" restaurant as they serve coffee and hot chocolate from an outside table or booth. This is another way to connect with many Port Orchard families. All donated food items will be going to the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank. 

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. 

 
Food Drive Last Sunday- 468 lbs!
Around twenty Ekklesia volunteers descended on the Sedgwick Rd. Albertsons last Sunday for a two hour food drive. It's amazing how much food can be gathered within a two hour period when energized youth and families pass out fliers in front of a supermarket! 

Food Drive Last Sunday- Ekklesia Volunteers- 468 lbs. of food!

Special Hike on Family Sunday
to Glass Beach in Port Townsend
Oct. 30th 8:00am

Each fifth Sunday, Ekklesia encourages our people to go out and connect with neighbors and friends. Sometimes we have BBQs and even planned outings. On October 30th we will have another Family Sunday. Tim Blair will lead interested explorers on a hike out to Glass Beach in Port Townsend. We will leave the Albertson's parking lot on Sedwick Rd. at 8am and travel together to Port Townsend for the day. It will be a wonderful opportunity to experience God's beauty and creation. We will also have a chance to pick up sea glass off the beach wherever it might be found. This will be a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and neighbors to a spiritual event that doesn't feel "churchy!"

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

Ministry Opportunities
Again this week we were made aware of how God wants to use us as his servants of mercy in this community. The mayors office is requesting our help on the homeless problem in additional to our county commissioner. God is opening doors and we are willing to serve. We have been so blessed and it is because of so many people we know that have helped us in this work. Thank you for your support. 

Tim and Lisa Blair