Check out what is going on at East Woods!
School is starting at Mill Plain Elementary and the kids and teachers need our help.
They have an ongoing need of 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.
School supplies aren’t necessarily needed, but would also be welcome, especially backpacks and paper. 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.
Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan’s Purse, and you may be familiar with this ministry that distributes shoe boxes filled with toys, school supplies, and other gifts for underprivileged children around the world every year.
East Woods will be packing shoe boxes in October & early November. It’s a wonderful way to teach kids about giving and a reminder for us all that small packages can have a BIG impact. It’s helpful to gather items over time when you’re out and about.
Learn more about what goes into a shoebox at this helpful link with needs based on age and gender: Samaritan's Purse.
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!
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 current book is
"Don't Sing Songs to a Heavy Heart" by Kenneth Haugh,
founder of Stephen Ministries.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children and Family Ministry will host the “Brunch & Paint” Family Art Event on Saturday, October 27th from 9-12 p.m. This is open to the entire community.
The event is designed for families with children 8 years of age and up.
The cost is $10 per participant. This will pay for art supplies provided by Sarah Graham, the instructor. She is donating her time to teach/instruct/lead.
Brunch items will be supplied by Children’s Ministry/CarrieAnn/Cathy/others as donations.
It's that time of year when we find frost on our pumpkins and creepy things in their webs. Add some costumes and candy and you have Halloween.
To celebrate this day, we invite you and your family to come to our "Trunk or Treat" event in our parking lot on October 28th from 3-5 PM. Our trunks will be full of candy and items for the kids. Just travel from one trunk to the next and celebrate Halloween with us.
For more information contact Elder Cathy Roper.
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.
Starting in October, 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!
- 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
- 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.
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.
Put these dates on your calendar so you can attend.
18-21 - Women's Walk to Emmaus
19 - Youth Group Corn Maze
26-28 - Men's Retreat, Lincoln City, OR
27 - Brunch and Paint, 9-noon
28 - Trunk or Treat, 3-5 PM
3 - Gathering Sunday hosted by Building & Grounds
20 - Joint Thanksgiving Service (location TBD)
22 - Happy Thanksgiving Giving Day
1 - Prepare the sanctuary for Advent
1 - Festival of Lights at the Grotto (Family Event)
2 - 1st Sunday of Advent
2 - Gathering Sunday hosted by Finance Commission
16 - Lesson and Carols Service
24 - Christmas Eve Service, 5 & 8 PM