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September 2019

posted Aug 28, 2019, 11:18 AM by Christine Rice

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

            I hope you all had a little time for R & R this summer.  The Hickman’s enjoyed a good family trip.  Cathy and I went to Mt. Rainier for 2 nights for our 29th wedding anniversary.  We never saw the mountain due to clouds and fog, but the wildlife and flowers and hiking were great.  Of course I did some backpacking and hiking in our nearby Cascade mountains, some kayaking with my brother and replaced the  rotten wood deck on the back of our house.  That was 5 days of sweaty, hard work!

            The relaxed pace of summer comes to an end with the energy of the Ellensburg Fair and Rodeo, followed closely by the start of public school.  Here at FLC, the pace picks up as well.  The Sunday Adult class and Middle/High School Class start Sept. 15th at 8:45 in the chapel room.  Adults will pick up studying the Book of Acts where we left off last May.  Confirmation kicks off with the annual pizza feed for students and families Wed. Sept. 11 at 6:30 pm.  The Thursday 9 am prayer and Bible study keeps going and is always open to all.  We did take a few weeks off in the summer, but we are back to praying and studying the Sunday morning Bible texts.  The quilters have been going strong all summer and they continue their good work on Wed. mornings.

            Huge thanks to everyone who brought cans of chili, stew, chicken, ham and much more for our FISH Food bank.  Our food bank really needed these protein contributions over the summer and continues to need them throughout the year.  Let’s keep the protein items coming and expand it to pretty much all foods.

            Our Weekend Nutrition Program for school kids starts up again in September.  Thanks to Judy Ragland, Debbie Butler and Louise Acheson (St. Andrews) for putting all the meals together each week for needy children at Lincoln, Thorp and Dammon schools.  Please see Judy’s article for easy to fix and eat food items we can contribute to this wonderful nutrition program for kids.

See you in worship!    

Pastor Dennis

 

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