Ekklesia Church This Week

A NEW CHURCH FOR NEW PEOPLE IN A NEW COMMUNITY
October 6th, 2016

 Church in the Community This Weekend 
October 9th- No Gathering

Three Connections for Ekklesia Partners
Ladies Retreat/ Youth Retreat/ Service Project
October 6th, 2016 - In This Issue:
Up Coming Dates
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Community Trunk or Treat- Oct. 31st
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Prayer Needs
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Jackson Park Ghost Train Event
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House Churches You Can Join
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Aaron Hanson's Blog



Ekklesia Connections This Weekend
Ladies Retreat/ Youth Retreat/ Service Project 

Ekklesia This Weekend 
No Gathering on Sunday
 
October 9th
Service Project- Sandy's yard
10:00- 12:00
6470 Sidney Rd. SW
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Youth Retreat- Fri-Sun
Cider Press Youth Rally
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Ladies Retreat- Delano Bay
Fri-Sun
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Up Coming Dates

Oct. 7-9 Ladies Retreat- Delano Bay
Oct. 7-9 Youth Retreat- Cider Press
Oct. 9th No Gathering Sunday
Oct. 10th Bell/Hanson group
Oct. 12th Kenady group
Oct. 13th Ehlert group
Oct. 29th Ghost Train- Jackson Pk
Oct. 31st Trunk or Treat- 
               That One Place Parking Lot
Nov. 5th Postal Food Drive 2-5pm
Nov. 20, 21, 22- Thanksgiving food 
                           distribution
Nov. 20th Thanksgiving Gathering
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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 will begin 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- 
prayer for friend Mindy and daughter- Mallory who was diagnosed with cancer
Bell's renter- Roy Eagan who has cancer, a wife and two children
Pregnant mothers- Becca Miller & 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 

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Ekklesia in the Community This Weekend

Ekklesia partners will be going in three directions this weekend as we build our community and also serve others! Because of these three connection opportunities there will be no gathering this Sunday at the Parkwood Club building. The three options for Ekklesia people this weekend are:

1. Ladies Retreat at Delano Bay-
Friday evening through Sunday morning. Oct. 7-9. Ladies will be gathering at the Granberg home Friday evening to enjoy some concentrated time of fellowship and teaching led by Gena Granberg from the Kairos Church Planting Ministry. Details about the weekend are posted on the Ekklesia Facebook page. 

2. Youth Retreat- Cider Press Youth Rally 
The youth retreat will occur at the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere, WA. Friday - Sunday, Oct. 7-9th. The Ekklesia youth will be traveling on Friday evening to Eastern Washington to participate in the annual Fall Rally called the Cider Press. There will be spiritual times of teaching, worship and a Saturday afternoon filled with group games and cider press competitions. Our youth will have a great time of spiritual connections with other youth and a lot of fun! They even get a jug of cider to bring home at the end. Travel details are posted on the Ekklesia Facebook page.

3. Sunday Service Project 
Sunday, Oct. 9th 10am -12noon
Sandy's yard - 6470 Sidney Rd. SW- Port Orchard. 
All other Ekklesia members are invited to participate in a work project in Sandy's yard. We will have workers cleaning her roof, trimming yard bushes and removal of berry vines. Bring gloves, lopers, and any tools needed to do such yard work. 
 
Community Trunk or Treat- Oct. 31st
Ekklesia will be helping with this year's community wide Trunk or Treat event on Monday evening October 31st. The event is sponsored by the National Guard, our local ROTC units, the Helpline Food Bank and That One Place restaurant. We will be assisting with the set up and also the placement of a few booths to distribute candy to thousands of children. This will also be a canned food drive opportunity for our local food bank. The Helpline Food Bank will also be advertising this event to their many clients that frequent the food bank every day. This will truly be a community event that Ekklesia will assist and participate in. Thousands of people will be there and so will the presence of the Lord!

Trunk or Treat 2015

  Jackson Park- Ghost Train Event
Another significant community event in Port Orchard will be the Kitsap Foster Care Association's Ghost Train event on Saturday, October 29th. Each year this event draws thousands of people from throughout Port Orchard to Jackson Park to ride the miniature steam train. Thousands of parents and children in costumes fill the park as they wait to ride the steam train. Ekklesia will set up a collection of booths and provide carnival games to entertain the many families as they wait to ride the train. All proceeds from the train tickets go to the Kitsap County Foster Care Association. This is an amazing opportunity to connect with thousands of families and spread the love of Jesus. 

Ekklesia Carnival Booths at past Jackson Park Ghost Train Event

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
Ministry is filled with opportunities. Lisa and I are grateful to have been given this ministry to the Port Orchard community as new people come into our lives to serve and love. We continue to be blessed with the knowledge that so many of you are praying for us. Thank you for your support. 

Tim and Lisa Blair