Pastor David’s Weekly Reflection John 3:16 Who first taught you this well-known verse? What has it meant to you over the years?
++ Lent Study has begun! Sunday mornings at 8am and Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm, following a 6:00 soup supper. Study focuses on spiritual practices. Pastor David is using the Animate Practices by Spark House.
++ Coffee & Compassion meets Thursday March 16th 10am in our fellowship hall. Led by Gigi Siekkinen.
++ A special charge conference will be held Sunday, March 19th at 10:00 am to approve Gigi Siekkinen for candidacy for ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church. All members of the congregation are eligible to vote. Rev. Eilidh Lowery will preside. –Pastor David
++ FISH Food Bank Duty Mon March 20th, Wed 22nd, and Friday 24th.
++ Spirit of Grace Women’s Retreat Friday evening, March 31 and Saturday April 1st at church (not an overnight!)
The book for study is Rediscovering the Book of Faith. Pastor Jonette Blakney will be leading our studies. She is from Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Stevenson, WA. Learn how, why, when and where the Old and New Testaments were created; explore how the Bible was put together; and examine the impact of the Reformation on our encounter with scripture. Enjoy dinner Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, study and quiet time, as well as fellowship and fun! (Schedule is posted on the bulletin board). All this for only $10.00 to cover the cost of the book and supplies. Please let Jennifer in the church office know by Wed March 15th if you plan to attend so we know how many books to order. What is nice about this retreat is that you can come to all, or just some, or even one part of the weekend retreat! If you need a ride to the retreat, please call Jennifer in the office and we will try to accommodate you.
++ Attention gardeners! The FISH and Spirit of Grace Food Bank Garden is presently seeking volunteers to work in the food bank garden this 2017 season. Located behind the FISH Food Bank on Tucker Rd, we grow our own variety of food justice by producing nearly 2000 lbs of fresh, organic produce for clients at the FISH Food Bank each year. No experience necessary, just bring a pair of gloves (we have extras if you need them!) and be ready to spend some time with the soil. Family friendly and open to all ages, the garden is a great place to learn about vegetables and enjoy all that the growing season has to offer. We will start planting in March and will have lots of opportunities throughout the summer. Contact Susan Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Thanks!
—Susan Randolph Volunteer Coordinator, FISH Food Bank Garden