Great opportunity for your younger members to learn about God's love and care through time spent with adult leaders. Sunday school begins at 10:30 in the Sunday School room, children and leaders go directly to Sunday School instead of into worship. They will join worship at The Peace.
Fr Ed and our delegates; Mike Akin, Mary Michael Garlichs, Collie & Martha Liska, Larry & Fran Frodsham, Mark Caldwell and Gretchen O’Connor. As Conveners of the Willapa Region, Nancy Zabel and Jan Akin will be attending as Delegates at Large, Talk to your delegates about your thoughts on the matters before convention and then after convention to ask what happened.
WE have selected Living Buddha-Living Christ by Tich Nhat Hann. We will start this book on October 17. Please read intro and chapter 1.
Our annual Harvest Sunday and monthly Food Bank Sunday, celebrating the bounty of God’s grace and helping feed the hungry in our community. Bring food from your garden harvest and other nonperishable foods for the food bank. The Altar Guild will decorate the Sanctuary with symbols of our harvest.
At the recent IFW meeting several activities of interest were highlighted. Put these events on your calendars!
· Oct 16, 7:00-8:30 pm, Temple Beth Hatfiloh, Monthly Interfaith Works meeting. Meg Martin, IFW Shelter Director, will be presenting overview of current homeless services and new plans underway. Interested SBC members are invited to join Kathy at this meeting so you can hear first hand. Let Kathy know!
· Oct 28, 2:00- 3:00. Mills and Mills. All Souls Day Service. There are persons who have died in Thurston Co over the last yr. whose remains were never claimed by family or friends. What a sad and lonely commentary. Come let us give them moments of prayer and respect.
· Oct. 27, 10:00-3:00. The United Churches of Olympia and Evergreen Christian Community (ECC) are organizing and promoting a Community Workshop on Tiny Houses and Faith Communities in Olympia. How can tiny houses be a part of housing the homeless? At ECC. Contact Peter Cook at email@example.com to register.
· Nov. 18, 3:00- 4:00. First United Methodist Church. 34th Annual INTERFAITH Thanksgiving Celebration. Storytelling. Music. Prayer. Drama. Join the interfaith community in sharing traditions of thanks. Light refreshments after the program. SBC will be called upon to join in the celebration, provide snacks, participate in the community!
The SBC website and the Social Justice link provide access to the newsletter, Interfaith Connection, for more detail and articles. Note an interesting update, after one year in operation, from the Community Care Center. On a side note, we hope SBC will consider providing support to the CCC during Lent as we did last year!! There was an amazing sharing of our abundance! [Kathy Baros Friedt, SBC representative to IFW.]
Don’t wait for Christmas!
Each time we make a delivery to the family shelter—Pear Blossom Place --- they express their appreciation of SBC’s steady offerings! We will keep the basket on the foyer ongoing. But I recently asked how we could specifically support the children in the shelter. There are twenty! Mostly babies to 9. Here is the updated request!
“Needs for our kiddos at shelter... new socks and underwear are always needed. As we approach colder weather we need warm hats, gloves, scarves for adults and kiddos. Books are always needed to restock our bookshelves.
We always need toys at shelter. We prefer non character based ones (so we try to avoid Disney/Cartoon characters etc) whenever possible. We have a play kitchen that probably always needs a bit of replenishing, larger blocks (rather than small legos), games, small child puzzles (the ones that have max 12 pieces-- wooden ones last much longer than the cardboard type). Dolls, doll clothing. Infant/toddler toys that don't require batteries are good- the worst is when the batteries die!
Thank you and sending love!!” Questions? KBFriedt@comcast.net
In this issue:
Community Care Center celebrates 1 year
Dream Riders Event
Interfaith youth camp