November 15, 2020

Post date: Nov 11, 2020 4:46:6 PM

Special Offering for FISH Food Bank for the month of October was $96.00, 144 pounds of food and 8 pounds of hygiene products.

We also sent in $838.17 for the Cold Weather Shelter program for meals.

FISH will be coordinating efforts again this year to provide gifts for local families and seniors through our Community Christmas program. Last year, with the help of donors we were able to make Christmas a reality for 150 families and an additional 160 children and teens were provided Christmas presents during a secondary program for those who missed the deadline for adoption. If you'd like to adopt a family or senior this year please email us at

Offering Envelopes: The 2021 offering envelopes are available in the fellowship hall. Stop by and pick yours up Sunday mornings if you attend service, or if you stop by the church to drop off your offering or for some other reason during the week. These are getting out earlier than normal to allow people more time to pick them up as you may not get to the church as often. Christine can help find yours when she is working during the week. For those that are not picked up by the end of the year they will be mailed out. If you have any questions let the church office know or contact James Stolte.

Cold Weather Shelter is looking for volunteers. The shelter will be at Grace Episcopal Church. If you are interested in signing up please, email them at

REJOICE! is the third candle on Advent wreath and our theme. Calling all musicians to an informal Christmas music fest 9:00AM Sunday, December 13, in the Fellowship hall. If you would like to participate, please call Ida Malde, 962-9682, or leave message in church office.

We have sent in 12 letters so far for our Bread for the World Letter Writing Campaign. Materials are in the Fellowship Hall or you can contact the office for them to be emailed to you.

Please return Time & Talent sheets and pledge cards after prayerful consideration of your stewardship goals for 2021. Completed items may be dropped off at church on Sundays or during office hours (Monday through Thursday, 8:30-noon), or mailed (512 N Ruby St). They have been mailed out. If you did not receive one and would like to please, contact the church office at 925-2844 or email Please, return them by December 1st.

OUR 2020 FLC “BREAD FOR THE WORLD OFFERING OF LETTERS” CONTINUES! – Our letters to Representative Schreier and Senators Cantwell and Murray are important and effective. Our November 20 goal for their completion, once so distant, is nearly upon us! A few letters have been dropped off in the church office for mailing; that is good! For those of us who have set this task aside, it’s crunch time. Please – drop off or mail yours by November 20! If you mail your own, please tell Christine (509 – 925 – 2844) how many you sent.

TOOLS ARE AVAILABLE: Please take from the OUTREACH bulletin board and from the nearby table writing materials and your own copies of

· Contact information (mail, telephone, email) for Senators Party Murray and Maria Cantwell and for Representative Kim Schreier

· A sample “letter to Congress”, and “Quick Tips for an Effective Letter”

· Visit “Bread.Org” on your computer, and explore!

ACT by November 20! The church office will stamp and mail your letters if you wish.