HAPPENINGS

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July

7 - BBQ and Potluck, after service

12 - Movie on the Lawn: UP! 8:45pm

26 - Movie on the Lawn: Inside Out 8:45pm

26-27 - Annual East Woods Rummage Sale

   Friday: 9am - 3pm | Saturday: 9am - noon

27 - Youth Away: Ape Cave Trip



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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.


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

"The Powers That Be:  

Theology for a New Millennium"

by Walter Wink


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.



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!