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 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.]