October 4, 2015

Post date: Oct 01, 2015 4:25:21 PM

Welcome back, choir. We appreciate your singing God’s praises.

Today, after worship, Jay Kelley from Thrivent Financial will be with us. Come meet Jay over coffee after worship and get to know him. He can help if you have questions about Thrivent programs, insurance and investments.

Sound Operators Needed – Looking for one or two more people to run the sound board on Sunday mornings, possibly once a month. Training and coaching will be provided. You can check it out and if it is not for you there is no commitment. If you are interested see James Stolte. Youth are encouraged to think about it.

Lazy F Open House Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015 Time: 2:00-6:00 PM Cost: FREE and all children ages 18 and under receive 2 free tickets. Tickets are used for entry into activities and/or snacks. Tickets are also entered into a raffle. First prize receives a free week of Summer Camp at Lazy, excluding Wranglers and Adventure Camp. Additional Tickets can be purchased for $5 for 2 tickets.

Activities include:

· Climbing Tower

· Archery

· Hayrides

· Zip line

· Scavenger hunt

· Hiking

· Fish

· And so much more!

You can find more information on our website and RSVP at Facebook.

9th Annual Turkey Dinner Please mark you calendar for Friday, October 23rd at 5:30p for the annual Turkey Dinner, $10 individual or $25 family. Silent Auction. All profits go to Veteran’s programs here in Kittitas County. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Don Morris at 929-1032 or 962-9026.

FISH Food Bank Announcement When the FISH Community Food Bank opened its doors in 1971, it served around 500 people a year. These days, it’s not unusual to serve nearly 500 people a week. Our temporary landlord, Mercer Creek Church, made us a most unexpected and generous offer: a permanent home on their campus, with room to grow, and all of it rent-free. The church saw it as a tangible way to help serve the community. We saw it as an unexpected answer to prayer.

We’re serving more people.

The numbers continue to grow. Everyone who comes through our doors has a different story, and those stories are often complicated. But as we serve more people, we’re watching our community grow stronger…one meal, one conversation, and one connection at a time.

We’re seeing more needs.

FISH is about more than food. We see the whole person and look for ways to meet needs beyond the surface. With issues of illness, joblessness, and other unexpected life-changes, our clients often face a terrible choice between paying for food or for something else vital to their family’s survival. We can’t solve every problem, but we help when and where we can – and so do all of you who donate time and goods to FISH.

We’re working more effectively.

Our new home has parking, and a lot of it. This means it’s easier and safer for donors to drop off goods and for clients to pick them up. It’s also safer and more convenient for our staff. In addition, with more space inside and out, we can store more goods, give more aid, and serve more meals to the hungry.

We’re looking to the future.

Planning is still in progress, but some day the current Mercer Creek campus will become a hub for local community service organizations that share a common goal of meeting urgent needs while helping people restore their humanity. FISH will remain autonomous at MCC and will continue to expand services for our community. The fire took away most every physical thing FISH had, but now there is so much more: More community ties. More resources. More possibilities. With the savings from future rent payments, FISH will be able to strengthen operations and manage financial resources. While the needs are great and the fire was costly, the blessings of God in all of this are clear. As the Apostle Paul says in Romans 8:28, “…we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” We hope you will join us in that calling to serve the hungry and care for those in need.

Peg Coble, FISH Board President, on behalf of the FISH BOD

Roger McCune, FISH Executive Director, on behalf of the FISH Staff

Youth Activities

Today - Youth members visit Huffman Farms for duck races, hay rides, corn maze fun, and pumpkin launching! We will leave the church at 1 and return at 4.

12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser is coming up fast! Get ready for the big touchdown!! Saturday, Oct.17 we will decorate from 1 to 3. Sunday the 18th is our big day! Time to show some Seahawk pride. Sign up for food on the Youth Board! Remember: all proceeds are going to support our air time on KXLE radio to broadcast our service!