Check out what is going on at East Woods!

Family Promise is here!

May 12-19

FINALLY!  We will host our first Family Promise guests the week of May 12-19.  We are getting the list of activities our volunteers need to do to accommodate and support these families while they stay at our church for the week.

As the time draws near we will need to borrow a few items, but we don't want these items now!  We are simply beginning a list so we will know who to contact as we borrow things from them. 

Do you have any of the following:

  • a high chair,
  • a pack-n-play
  • an infant bathtub
  • an infant swing
  • toys for young children to enjoy playing with

Please notify Peggy Konzek if you can loan us any of these items during that week. 

One other way to help before the families comes:

On the Opportunity Counter, you will find the Family Promise Tree of Wishes. On the tree are cards with "wishes" printed on them. These are things we need to be prepared to host our guests. These wishes will be stored and used each time we host families. Right now, the wishes are for items needed to get set up. Later there will be wishes for food items for the host week. Please take a card from the tree, fill the wish and return it
to the tub located under the counter. 

We hope you are looking forward to serving these families.  Thank you!

Connecting Time Coffee Club

9-10 AM - Before service each Sunday morning

Spend a little time in great company. 

Have a great conversation and share a cup of joe with your friends and neighbors. 

Drop into Evergreen Hall anytime between 9:00 - 10:00 AM on Sundays to have a cup of coffee and get to know your fellow East Woods members a little better, and to welcome visitors. 

Enjoy one of our K-cups or bring your favorite flavor. 

By the way, you don't need to drink coffee to hang out with us.

See you there!

Presbyterian Women's Bible Study

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month

Bible Study meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM at the church.  We meet  at the same place and time and continue through May. We will start up in September after a summer break.

Presbyterian Women started in 1988 although its roots date back to the mid-1800's. They have been designing Bible study material for women for over 30 years. 

If you're interested in additional information about this organization, please check out their website: http://www.presbyterianwomen.org

Any questions?

Please see either Peggy Konzek or Lynne Helmke

PS:  We wish we could have honored every survey request, however there was not enough interest in having an evening or weekend group.  We will review that again in the future.

Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart

A  Study for  Dealing with  Those Who Grieve

Have you ever avoided talking to someone who is grieving because you didn't know what to say to them?  Has someone avoided you after you tried to cheer them up?

Most of us know we are not well equipped to handle someone else's pain. But there is help.

Based on "Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart," come learn how to comfort others with compassion and effectively.

The class is offered one more time on March 31st at 9:00 AM prior to church service.

For more information contact Cynthia Younger or call her at 360-837-2381.

East Woods  Theology Book Club

Meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

Carol Domench leads this small group, meeting every second and fourth Sunday over the summer at 9:00 a.m. in the Willow Room.

Our next book is

"Subversive Sabbath"

by A.J. Swoboda

We hope to engage in thoughtful discussions that resonate with us individually and affirm our faith, find new ideas we many not have considered before, and welcome all perspectives.  

If you enjoy reading, exploring a little more deeply into questions we face as Christians and having lively discussions, come join in.

For more information contact Carol Domench at 360-687-6911 or email her at kazooie@pacifier.com.

Mission at Mill Plain Elementary

Mill Plain Elementary School always has an ongoing need for shoes and snacks. The shoes can be gently used or new, and the snacks can be bulk or individually wrapped. Other items of need are Kleenex, toothpaste, soaps, feminine hygiene, etc. 

There is a need to help tutor children or to provide assistance to the classroom teachers.

If you are interested in the lunch buddy program, please contact the Boys and Girls Club to get more information.

A more complete list of needs is on the table above the Mill Plain bin in Evergreen Hall (Narthex). Please put your donations there. 

All donations are greatly appreciated. Contact Conni Pfeifer at 360-281-5368 with any questions.

Scrip "Gift Cards"


Next Deadline to Order:  April 7th

Pick up: April 14th

Spring and Easter is here!

  • Scrip describes gift cards sold by East Woods Presbyterian Church as a fundraising program.  Buying Scrip Gift Cards is an excellent way to help the church while making everyday purchases from groceries to clothes to school, office or craft supplies to movies.  If you give gift cards for holidays and birthdays, instead of buying them at a store, why not buy them from the church?  
  • Or consider buying one for the "Congregational Care Fund" to share your blessings with those who have needs.  
  • Download a PDF of the form here:  Scrip Form

HOW DOES SCRIP WORK?  Just place your card order and spend it like a cash card.
  • The Church purchases gift cards from a company that buys discounted cards from participating merchants.  You purchase the gift cards at face value which provides a profit to the church– at no additional cost to you.  For example, if you shop at Macy’s and purchase a gift card for $100; the Church will get $10 because Macy’s donates 10% of every dollar.  If you purchase that same gift card elsewhere, then the place you purchased the card earns that donation.  The amount merchants donate varies from 2.5% to more than 25%. 
  • Over 200 local and national stores and restaurants participate – look on other side of  this form to see.  There is NO minimum order - you can order $5 or $5,000!  It’s as simple as shopping using a gift card instead of your credit card, check, or cash. 

  • Fill out the order form and return it, along with your payment, to the wooden scrip barrel on the Opportunity Table in the Narthex.  Orders are placed the first Sunday of every month but you can order anytime.  Scrip Gift Cards are available for pick up the second Sunday of the month at church. 
WHAT ARE MY PAY OPTIONS?  Check or credit card. 
  • Check:  Return the form, and your check (payable to EWPC), to the scrip barrel on the table.  Please note on the check, it’s for Scrip.  Your check will be deposited when the orders are placed.  
  • Credit Card:  On the order form, write “paid online” in the “make check payable” area at the bottom of the form.  Place your order in the scrip barrel.  Then, go online to EWPC website:  http://www.eastwoodspres.org/donate to pay.  
  • Follow these steps:  Click the DONATE button to go to the online donation page. Type in the amount of your scrip order in the “Special Giving” box.  Then identify the transaction as “Scrip” in the next box with the red asterisk. Complete the transaction boxes.

Congregational Care Fund

A way to help build up and help our members in need.

Sometimes we are greatly blessed. Sometimes we need a little extra help.

East Woods has a new way to share a little of our blessings with those of us who have needs.


Please consider ordering an extra scrip gift card.  Fred Meyer or Safeway are helpful for groceries and gas – the most common need.  

Place the cards in an envelope, write Congregational Care Fund on it, and place it in the offering.  Or hand your envelope to our Deacon Moderator, Lynne Helmke or place it in her office mail box.  

Gift cards will be available for the Pastor and Deacons to help our friends and neighbors.


What a wonderful way to love each other!

Save These Dates

Put these dates on your calendar incase you want to attend.

(Or you can click CHURCH CALENDAR and look at the church's official calendar.)


20 - Youth Group, 6:30-8 PM (Redwood Room)

24 - Theology Book Club, 9 AM (Willow Room)

25 - Men's Fellowship Happy Hour, 5:30 PM (McMenamins)

26 - Women's Bible Study, 10 AM (Maple Room)

27 Youth Group, 6:30-8 PM (Redwood Room)

28 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1 PM (Redwood Room)

31 - Class: "What Do You Say . . .", 9 AM

31 - Congregational Meeting, 11:30 AM


21 - Easter Sunday


12-19 - East Woods Host Family Promise Families