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.

"FAM"

Food-Art-Music Festival

A Fundraiser for "Family Promise"

August 18th

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

East Woods is proud to be one of the churches that will support Family Promise in the years to come.  Family Promise is a program for helping homeless children and their families’ transition into stable, permanent housing.  (More information below).



East Woods Presbyterian Church, one of the 13 local churches in the Clark County Family Promise network is hosting an all-day fundraiser at its location on Saturday, August 18th.  The event called


FAMFestival


will feature great food, artisans, auction items, and an all-day lineup of great musicians and music, featuring


Jim Fischer & Friends at 2 p.m.

(Dr Keith Collins, Kimberly Hall, Mac Potts)



 

To learn more about Family Promise in Clark County please visit www.familypromiseofclarkco.org.  To learn more about FAM contact Gwen Wagner at gwendolynwagner@gmail.com  or Peggy McNees at peggymcnees@comcast.net.

FAM Musical Line-Up

Here's the musical line-up for FAM.  There is something for everyone.


10:30     The Singing Senior (Bobby Derricotte) from Holy Redeemer

              Catholic Church


11:00     Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish Choir  


11:30     Unity Family & Friends (Gospel)


12:30     St John Lutheran Fellowship of Ringers (Bell Choir)


1:00       Brush Prairie Bluegrass Band


2:00       Jim Fischer & Friends (Dr. Keith Collins on bass and Kimberly

              Hall on vocals) (This is our headline act.)


3:00      Mac Potts (Jim Fischer invited him.  He is a young, blind

             piano player with incredible talent.


4:00      Brent Vernon “Brent and Sam” - a ventriloquist and vocalist


5:00      Duane Sich & Friends - "sing-along" of praise and worship

             music


5:30      Ron and Donna Fraiser Presents Songs of Western Musicals


6:00      Vancouver Brass Ensemble


6:30     Lewis River Dixie Unplugged




Needed:  FAM Festival Volunteers

Besides attending this event, we are looking for help to make it successful.  


How can you help?  Please consider the following:

Help volunteer with set up, take down, food-beverage-dessert service, auction services during the event, greeters, runner, help where needed.


Please register with our online service at: 

 

FAM Volunteers

(No personal information will be shared.  This is a private site.)


We pray you will consider this.  We need help, and we know some of you are looking for ways to do this. Thank you!

FAM Festival to support

Family Promise® of Clark County

Family Promise® of Clark County (FPCC) is a new program for homeless families to help them achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Their shelter is preparing to launch in Fall 2018.


Over 2000 children in the Vancouver and Evergreen school districts were homeless for some period of time during the 2016-17 school year.  In 2016 over 600 Clark County families with children requested emergency shelter; less than 20% were placed.  



FPCC will help homeless children and their families by:

  • Providing a safe environment that includes a place to sleep , meals, and hospitality
  • Connecting parents with supportive services to aid in the search for employment and affordable housing
  • Organizing congregations to reach out with compassion to assist homeless families in Clark County.


How does Family Promise work?

  • A network of 13 host congregations rotate over a year to provide a week of safe, overnight hospitality at their facility for 4-5 homeless families (14 people maximum) 4 times a year.  Hospitality includes meals and overnight accommodations.  A number of support congregations provide additional volunteers to support the program at the host churches. 
  • During the day families reside at the Day Center, where children of school age are bussed to/from their schools, pre-school children are provided daycare and parents work on attaining  a permanent housing solution.  The Day Center has bathroom, shower and laundry facilities.  It is operated by a full-time director and part-time case worker who assist the parents with resolving issues associated with attaining permanent housing.
  • A 15-passenger van provides daily transportation to/from the host congregation sites and the Day Center.  The van is operated by a part-time licensed driver.  Once a week family belongings and the portable beds are transported to/from the host sites using a trailer, or additional vehicle.
  • Funding to operate a Family Promise affiliate comes from a variety of donation sources, both direct and in-kind. Because of the high use of donated facilities and volunteer time, the financial model is very efficient.  It’s estimated that for every $1 donated, there is a match of $3 value of in-kind donation.



FPCC needs $150,000 to fund its first year of operation. When you come to the Food-Art-Music Festival, you will help us move closer to that goal.  You can make a difference in the lives of homeless children and their families in Clark County by supporting FPCC through this fundraising event.



Thank You! We are grateful!



All Church Picnic

August 26th after Worship

Yummy potluck food!

Fabulous friends!

Exciting "trivia" competition!


Please join us after worship for all of this.


If your last name begins with the following, please bring the following to share:

A-E - large salad or fruit

F-Z - main dish


Chips, drinks and cookies will be provided!

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.


This month's book is Convictions:  How I Learned What Matters Most by Marcuc Borg


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

Will return in September

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.

Save These Dates

Put these dates on your calendar so you can attend.




July

26 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1 PM, Redwood Room

27-28 - Annual Rummage Sale


August

7 - Senior Season Seminar, 12-1 PM, Maple Room

9 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1 PM, Redwood Room

11 - Men's Breakfast, 7:30-9:00 AM, Evergreen Hall

18 - FAM: Food-Art-Music Festival to benefit Family Promise of Clark County, Entire Facility, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

23 - Prayer Shawl Ministry, 1 PM, Redwood Room

26 - All Church Picnic, after Worship

27 - Men's Fellowship Happy Hour, McMenamins, 5:30 PM

31-Sep 2 - Family Camp, Ft Stevens, OR