What's Happening at EWPC?

East Woods is alive and well with activities that develop relationships and stewardship.  


Take a scroll down our "Church Happenings" page.  Perhaps there is one . . . or two . . . for you.

Land Sale Vote Recap and Next Steps

Dear East Woods Members,


The Vote:  As planned, on November 19, 2017 the East Woods congregational membership conducted a vote to decide the issue of selling up to two acres of unimproved land (east yard).  Members were required to attend an informational meeting regarding the future direction of East Woods and gain an understanding of how the proposed land sale would impact the current financial situation.  Votes were accepted beginning November 5 until 1:00PM on November 19.  Votes could be cast in person, via mail or email.

The Count:  The vote count was conducted on Sunday afternoon shortly after 1:00 PM.  A team of 4 made up of 2 Session members assisted by 2 Finance Commission members formed the Count Team.  Ballots were compared to the EWPC membership rolls and to the informational meeting attendance role’s to insure ballots were properly submitted.  Votes were tallied by “Yes” or “No” as indicated on the member ballot.

The Vote Result:  A total of 70 ballots were submitted from a total church membership of 147.  The 70 ballots represent 48% of the eligible members. Of the 70 ballots, three were disqualified due to illegibility or the member could not be identified as having attended an information meeting.

Total Ballots          70
Ballots Disqualified           3
Net Ballots Counted          67
Yes Ballots          57
No Ballots          10
Percentage Yes          85%
  

The final vote results indicate a broad support for moving ahead with selling up to 2 acres of the undeveloped property.

Next Steps:  Session has turned the responsibility for engaging a commercial realtor to assist with marketing and receiving any offers for the property over to the Finance Commission. 

The Finance Commission will be forming an “ad hoc” committee to develop a “Request for Proposal (RFP)” for interviewing and proposing a Commercial Realtor to Session.  This process is intended to be completed by the end of January, 2018.

Based on discussions with the selected realtor, a marketing plan will be developed and the property, under the specific constraints established by Session (the price floor and acre limitation), will be marketed.  Offers meeting the bid requirements will be reviewed by the Finance Commission and forwarded to Session with their recommendation.
Timing for completing the sale is not known at this time. 

If you have any questions about the Next Steps please contact anyone on the Finance Committee.  Thank you.

EWPC Finance Committee

Connecting Time

November

Christian Education - (Maple Room) The BOLD Study


Book Study - Nov 12 and 26th - Love Wins by Rob Bell.


Children - We will be using this time to practice for "Lessons & Carols", a Children's Christmas Presentation happening on Sunday, December 17th during the worship service.  All ages are welcome to participate.


Nursery - (Twigs Room) available for ages 0-5 years.


Mission - The Mission Commission will be collecting food items from November 5 through November 19 for Thanksgiving dinners for the families of the faith-based Open House Ministries. In addition to the families who reside in the main shelter, Open House supports subsidized housing for 14 families who have been through their program and are working to become self-supporting. 


We will help supply the Thanksgiving meal ingredients and deliver the boxes just before Thanksgiving, November 23. A list of the suggested items will be available on the Opportunity table—consider picking up a few extra items on the list as you do your own shopping. All donations are welcome. 


Watch for details in the weekly bulletins, or contact Pat Norby, 360-600-6391, if you have questions.

Holiday Market

The Holiday Market is back! 

It's time to pick up a hostess gift or get those gifts that need to be in the mail soon.



COMPANIES & NEW OFFERINGS

Ken & June’s Hazelnuts from St. Paul, OR returns.  New flavor this year is dark sea salted hazelnut!  The rounds – with 4 nut flavors are especially popular.


Award winning  Rose City Pepperhead Jellies from Portland returns.  Crazy Cranberry is a new flavor.  In addition to the mini trios, we have large jars in 3 popular flavors.


New!   Killa Bites Biscotti & Flavored Popcorns from Ridgefield, WA.  The personal story behind this owner makes these items all the sweeter!  She started the company to provide for their family when her husband was diagnosed with ALS.  The owners credit their faith and church communities with their success.


Mini biscotti in 3 flavors.

  • Vanilla biscotti -gluten free.
  • Peppermint for the holidays.
  • Salted Caramel – yumm!


Two popcorn sizes – small and large in 4 flavors.

  • Caramel Apple
  • Masala Madness
  • Par Thai
  • Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate.


New! - McSteven’s Cocoa  products made in Vancouver.

  • Fancy Individual Cocoa Serving Packets in 4 designs and 4 flavors
  • Single Flavor Gifts in a variety of sizes and flavors
  • Baking Mixes and Chocolate Foil Snowballs for kids or fun for an adult
  • Cocoa Gift Sets of 3 that are different colors
  • Sugar free offering – Stevia Cocoa. 


GIFTS READY FOR GIVING

  • Baskets and Cup and Cocoa Sets
  • A Variety of Price Points


CROSSES for GIFT GIVING – Donated by Friends of the Carpenter

  • Free but donations are gratefully accepted in the container nearby. 



For a sugar free option, consider buying scrip VISA gift cards or other gift cards from hundreds of merchants. Place your Scrip Gift Card order by Sunday, Dec. 3, and pick your cards up on Sunday Dec. 10. 


Market Dates are after church on  Dec. 3, 10, and 17.


Click here for your Holiday Market Form if you wish to fill out your form before you come to the market.


Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

December 9 at 11 a.m.

Attention Volunteers


Do you volunteer your time to help make Eastwoods great?


Maybe you usher or knit prayer shawls or bake or teach Sunday School or clean or fold bulletins or volunteer in any other way ...


YOU are invited to a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch on


Saturday, December 9 at 11:00 AM at East Woods. 
Please come and let us thank you for all of your hard work.


Please email Peggy Konzek at geopegkon@comcast.net to RSVP by December 3

Touch of Class Christmas Concert

December 10 at 2 p.m.

It's that time of the year!  Touch of Class is performing their annual Christmas concert at our church.  This year's performance will be many familiar songs from those classic to contemporary ones you love.


Touch of Class also shares 50% of their proceeds with East Wood's charity of choice.  What a blessing this choir has been to us!


Come and share an enjoyable Sunday afternoon listening to the songs that touch your heart during the Christmas Season.

Neighborhood Caroling Party

Wednesday, Dec 13th, 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, December 13th, you're invited to help East Woods' neighbors enjoy the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with some Christmas Caroling. 


We'll meet in Evergreen Hall at 6:30 PM to pray and then heading out to stroll and sing through the local neighborhoods.  We'll be back in Evergreen Hall by 8:00 PM for toasty beverages, snacks, and a chance to praise God together for His faithfulness and favor. 


Pray for clear skies, and dress warmly for our time outside.  Feel free to bring friends, jingle bells, or other instruments to make the event even more fun.  Song sheets will be provided. 


Contact Pastor Bill with any questions at Bill@eastwoodspres.org

Youth Christmas Party

Dec 20th, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Christmas Party will be on Wednesday, December 20, 6:30-8:30 PM.


Along with food, fun and games, we will be exchanging home-made Christmas cards.  We will draw names between now and the party date. 


Extra cards will be gifted to visitors, so feel free to bring a friend. Card-making and crafting advice available upon request!

Christmas Eve Services

Dec 24, 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Please feel welcome to join us for our Christmas Eve Service to celebrate the birthday of our King!

Made to Crave Bible Study

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in the Maple Room

Do you want to get healthy but find yourself stuck in a cycle of excuses? 


Woman and Men, join us as we complete a 6-week study helping us to turn our cravings toward God instead of food. 


Please join us for the Made to Crave group, meeting here Wednesday evenings at 6 PM, beginning November 1.   Other dates will be November 15 and 29, December 6, 13 and 20th.  


Don't worry if you can't make all the sessions.  Come when you can. 


Books may be purchased from Amazon: Made to Crave, by Lisa Terkeurst.


Questions?   Ask Peggy Konzek or Gwen Wagner.

East Woods  Book Club

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

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


This month's book is "Love Wins" by Rob Bell.


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.

Scrip "Gift Cards" 

Orders Due: Sunday, December 3rd

DO YOU HAVE YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING COMPLETED?


If so, consider buying some scrip gift cards and earn money for East Woods without costing you a dime! You can purchase gift cards with your credit card so you still get your points or awards! If you don’t see gift cards from a specific merchant, ask us! 


To simplify our order forms, we’ve listed the most popular gift cards but we’re happy to check on others for you. 


To learn more about gift cards, pick up an information sheet at the left end of the Opportunity Table in the narthex.


Delivered December 10th.

Save These Dates

Put these dates on your calendar so you can attend.



Dec 2 - Walk and Knock, 8:30 a.m. at Pacific Middle School

Dec 3 - Holiday Market - before and after service

Dec 4 - Made to Crave Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Dec 9 - Volunteer Appreciation Lunch, 11 a.m.

Dec 10 - Holiday Market - before and after service

Dec 10 - Touch of Class Chorale Concert, 2 p.m.

Dec 11 - Made to Crave Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Dec 13 - Neighborhood Caroling Party, 6:30 p.m.

Dec 17 - Holiday Market - before and after service

Dec 17 - Lessons & Carols - Children's Christmas Presentation during the worship service

Dec 20 - Youth Group Christmas Party

Dec 20 - Made to Crave Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve Service, 5 and 8 p.m.


Jan 7 - EWPC 10th Year Anniversary in this location


Feb 9-10  - The Women's IF:Gathering Retreat

Feb 23-25 - Women's Retreat in Lincoln City