April 10, 2016

Post date: Apr 07, 2016 6:7:28 PM

Habitat for Humanity of Kittitas County recently received some great news! Thrivent Builds is partnering with Habitat for the financing and building of the 17th Habitat House in Kittitas County! The home will be located in the Elk Heights location, with plans to break ground on April 23. There are many opportunities for Thrivent members to make a contribution and have their efforts counted toward meeting grant requirements. Build days are on Saturdays. Providing meals, snacks or beverages count toward volunteer hours also. Food items would be delivered to the Ellensburg Habitat store. To find out more about volunteering contact Carla Tacher at 509-962-5058 or carla.tacher@kchabitat.org . Habitat is in the process of finishing up the current house and applications for the next recipient family are underway.

Adult Sunday Class 8:45am in the Chapel. Starting April 3rd “Manna & Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise To Mend the Entire Universe.” We’ll be reading through Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book together. Come join in!

Forty Years at FLC! May 1, 2016 Did you know that our organist, Betty Kramlich, has been providing beautiful music for our worship services and events . . . since 1976? Please join us after worship on Sunday, May 1 as we honor her 40 years of service as organist at First Lutheran! All are invited to attend the celebration and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

FISH Food Bank - Volunteers Needed! Weekly, monthly or quarterly...Saturday Volunteers to receive donations and manage Bread Room each Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; once a month or once a quarter, share the day with a friend or take turns! Warehouse Volunteers to stock shelves, sort produce and help load boxes Distribution assistants to register and assist guests who come to FISH. 2-3 hours shifts, weekday hours vary Call Joy at FISH, 925-5990 for details.

AN INTERFAITH CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY On the afternoon of April 16, the community is invited to an interfaith celebration of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at the United Methodist Church, 210 N. Ruby, Ellensburg. Representatives from local faith traditions – Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Unitarian, and more, will present the program. The Celebration service will start at 4:00pm to be followed by a community potluck at 5:00pm. People of good will of all faiths and those who profess no religion are invited to come and join hands. It is a sign of hope for our time that increasing numbers of people of faith are connecting and cooperating with others who hold differing beliefs to join together in a call for healing our common home, the Earth. For more information, e-mail Pastor Jen at eburgumpastor@gmail.com, or Rev. Bill at minister@kvuu.org.

Fellowship After Worship: Coffee fellowship after worship each Sunday provides a time to enjoy refreshments, visit with one another, and welcome newcomers. Many people generously provide time and goodies to make this a warm and welcoming experience. If you can help by providing food and/or by cleaning up, please sign up on the poster located on the kitchen door. There are lots of ideas of what to bring and a list of Sundays with open slots available. Thank you for participating.

Youth Activities

Wednesday - Family Fun Night

4:30 to 5:30 kids up to 5th grade

5:30 family sing along

5:45 dinner

6:30 to 7:30 middle and high school group

Sunday, April 17 - Brownie Bake off and Video Game Tourney! 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 6 ovens - one champion! Video Games will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up on the board for a spot!

To the congregation: Thank you for all of the love and support you have shown me and my family! I love working with the youth, and your appreciation means so much! Thank you - Amy