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Monday, Jan. 27th.
Sun., Jan. 26th
Mon., Jan. 27th
Worship Team Practice
Heart & Soul Crafters
Soup Supper &
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Family Soup Supper and Movie Night
Sat., Feb. 1st
Annual Sweetheart Dinner
Sat., Feb. 15th
All Church Retreat
Men's breakfast will be on
January 25th at 9:00 am
It will be an informal memorial for
All are invited to celebrate her life,
especially those that were in her choirs.
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and Movie Night
Saturday, Feb. 1st at 5 pm
Please plan to join us on Saturday, February 1 at 5 PM for a soup supper and movie night. We will be watching Wonder Park. It is a really fun movie and a great one for the family. If you don't have kids, come anyway. It will be a time of fellowship and fun for all of us. We will have soup and then start the movie. Papa Jay will be making his famous popcorn and there will be goodies to share. If you would like to bring something, feel free to contact me or look for a sign up at church on Sunday the 26th. A big thank you to those that I've already signed up. Events like this only happen because we all work together. If you have any questions, contact me and I will be happy to answer anything you need.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 1 at 5 pm at
Orchard United Methodist Church for family movie night!
We will be taking a free will donation. All money will go to the all church retreat fund. This enables us to keep the costs down so that more families can join us at the retreat in April.
If you are unable to attend the movie but would like to donate to the all church retreat fund, we would except any and all donations.
See you at the
We're getting ready for our summer ministry again! Here's how you can help:
- Mark your calendar. We'll be there Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 16-August 20. Watch for opportunities to help with food and to volunteer!
- Plan an activity - we're hoping to expand activities this year, and especially to include more community partners.
- Help with the planning team - we meet the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm, in the annex basement.
- Donate funds to help purchase food and supplies.
Talk to Pastor Christopher or Rachon Hanson for more information!
WHAT'S GOING ON
IN OUR COMMUNITY?
Week one of the legislative session
included over 100 committee hearings, the official seating of new members, the Governor's annual State of the State address, and the collection of co-sponsors before proposals become official bills. Both the House and the Senate passed bills this week, a highlight of which was a success for FAN's Legislative Agenda - the Agriculture Carbon Sequestration bill (SB 5947) which passed the Senate at 32 yeas, 17 nays!
FAN was part of four important policy partner meetings to help identify and call for equitable and just policies in our state: the WA Anti-Poverty Advocates Group, the Open Courts to All stakeholders, a Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network (WAISN) policy call facilitated by Paul Benz, and the Racial Equity Team. A Driving While License Suspended (DWLS-3) meeting was facilitated by the two prime sponsors, Rep. Goodman and Sen. Salomon, bringing together criminal and economic justice advocates and debt collectors.
Be sure to follow our Bill Tracker for updates on bills FAN is following this session.
Looking Ahead to Week Two
We look forward to movement on some key FAN bills next week. Tune into any of these meetings on
In the House:
- HB 2441 (Rep. Entenman) Creating more racial equity in our state's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program - Public hearing on Wednesday 1/22 at 1:30 PM in the Human Services & Early Learning Committee.
- HB 2240 (Rep. Valdez) Regulating high capacity magazines, and HB 2241 (Rep. Peterson) Banning assault weapons - Public hearing with other gun violence-related bills on Tuesday 1/21 at 10 AM in the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee.
In the Senate:
- SB 6091 (Sen. Warnick) Instituting the Food Policy forum and SB 6306 (Sen. Liias) Creating the Washington soil health initiative - Scheduled for a vote in the Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks on Thursday 1/23 at 1:30 PM.
- SB 6255 (Sen. C. Wilson) Creating access to childcare for parents attending high school (GRADS program) - Public hearing on Friday 1/24 at 8:30 AM in the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee
- SB 6261 (Sen. McCoy) Strengthening the farmworker/H-2A labor contract system - Public hearing on Tuesday 1/21 at 8:00 AM in the Labor & Commerce Committee.
- SB 6228 (Sen. Kuderer) Restoring voting rights to certain people convicted of felonies - Scheduled for a vote on Friday 1/24 at 1:30 PM in the State Government, Tribal Relations & Elections Committee.
Take Action For Justice!
This week, we encourage you to advocate for the Open Courts to All Act (HB 2567 Rep. Thai). This bill is a follow-up to the Keep Washington Working bill that was passed last session, and it prohibits communications with and arrests by ICE/Customs and Border Patrol agents within and outside county courthouses. This bill will reduce detentions and deportations, providing protection and reduce fear for our undocumented neighbors, who like all of us utilize the courthouse for certain transactions. Please
send a message to your Representatives
to support this bill, especially if they sit on the Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee.
Click here to see House Committees and members
. This bill will be up for public hearing on Wednesday 1/22 at 8 AM.
For any other bills on our agenda, contact your legislators using the email formula firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Legislative Hotline: 1-800-562-6000 between 8 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday. To find out who your legislators are,
. You can also check out the Seattle/King County League of Women Voters'
2020 They Represent You
online directory of Washington legislators.
Come to Interfaith Advocacy Day!
Each Winter, FAN hosts three Interfaith Advocacy Day opportunities to bring voices of compassion and justice to our elected officials. In Olympia, we gather at The United Churches of Olympia for workshops, strategy meetings in legislative districts, and meetings with our legislators. IFAD was unfortunately snowed out last year, so we are hoping to be a bold presence in Olympia in 2020! To register for IFAD in Olympia,
. Registering early is important this year because there are new regulations limiting attendance to only 250 participants at the church, so the sooner you sign up the better! Please pay ahead of time, either when you register online or by phone or mail, so that we can guarantee you a spot. We are also seeking volunteers for registration and caucus leaders to convene your legislative district before meeting with your elected officials.
if you can help in either of these capacities.
and would like to carpool!
11000 NE Fourth Plain Rd. -
Vancouver, WA 98662
Tuesday thru Thursday -
9:00 am - 3:00 pm