Volume 14 Issue 11 “A Church with a Heart for People” November 2007
Holiday Stocking for Homeless Children Thanksgiving
Through the month of Novem-
ber donations for the homeless
children’s stockings will be ac- This year, we are moving our
cepted. Please bring any NEW, church Thanksgiving dinner to
unwrapped small gift, suitable for Sunday night, November 18 at
a child’s stocking and place them 5:30 PM. We are looking forward
in the boxes throughout church to a great meal with a relaxed
marked “Stockings”. Some ideas time of fellowship.
for donations are mittens, gloves, Please bring any NEW un- Our Wycliffe missionaries,
hats, scarves, notebooks, pencils, wrapped small gift suitable for a Paul and Barb Thomas will be
markers, books, stickers, bubbles, child’s stocking and place in present for the dinner. After the
wallets, deodorant, soap, lotions, boxes throughout the church. meal, they will also be sharing
chap stick, gum, candy, playing will be stuffed on Saturday, De- about their work in supporting
cards, etc. The donations will be cember 8 from 10 AM–12 PM. Bible translation. Barb will have
sorted on Friday, December 7 Please contact Jan Maxson or copies of her book, Through the
from 1-6 PM at the Seattle Coast Teri Peterson with any questions. Outhouse Floor available. The
Guard Station and the stockings book is about some of their mis-
sionary adventures in Africa with
Veterans Dinner Sew Much Comfort the Komo people. The cost is
$19.95 and the proceeds help with
In honor of our veterans we On Sunday, November 11, scholarship funds for the children
will be hosting a special dinner at we will be collecting a special of Paul and Barb’s field partners
the Edmonds senior center on offering to benefit Sew Much in Africa. These are children from
Sunday, November 11 from 4-6 Comfort. It is an organization the Komo tribe.
PM. This is a dinner exclusively that provides adaptive clothing This meal usually full, so we
for veterans (and spouses) and for wounded U.S. soldiers all ask you to contact the office, 206-
anyone helping on that day. Help over the world. There are many 542-8883, to make reservations.
is still needed for cooking (bring people in our church There is no charge for the meal.
the completed dish to the senior volunteering to sew a variety of
center), set up and decorating, en- garments to make life easier for
tertainment, transportation and
kitchen help/clean up. Call the
wounded soldiers and many of
the expenses, including postage
church if you are able to volunteer and the actual garments, are out
in any of those areas. Invitations of the volunteer’s pocket. Please
are available in the fellowship hall consider giving to this worthy
during coffee time and in the cause. If you are interested in
church office. To reserve a spot becoming a volunteer for Sew
for a veteran or for transportation, Much Comfort please contact
please call the church office by Merilyn Beck at 206-533-0193
Monday, November 5. or Teri Peterson at church.
Special Music Spirit Driven Food Fixers
Opportunities Bank Book Drive Volunteers are invited to join
together at 9 AM on Monday, No-
Adults and high school age If you have any new or gently
vember 5, in the Fellowship Hall
youth are invited to attend an in- used book for kids 6 month to 16
for our monthly Fixer gathering.
formational meeting for a Special years, please bring them to the
A list of tasks will be posted in
Music Ensemble on Sunday, No- church through November 18.
the Fellowship on November 4.
vember 4 at 10:15 following fel- The food bank of Edmonds hands
Lunch will be served at noon.
lowship in the Fireside room. The out these books to the families at
Ensemble will be singing on Sun- Christmas time who use the food
day, December 23 during worship. bank. Whole classrooms at Annual Meeting
During the meeting we’ll discuss schools in our area are taking up
practice times and possible music the call—you should too! Our annual meeting will be
choices. There are no musical tal- held Sunday, November 18 at
4:30 PM in the Sanctuary. The
ent requirements - just a joyful
heart and a desire to serve. For
Christmas Tea agenda will include adoption of
questions or if you are interested Our annual Ladies Christmas the 2008 budget and the election
in participating but unable to at- Tea will be held on Sunday, De- of a new elder and deacon for the
tend the meeting, please contact cember 2 at 1—3 PM. Please coming term. Various staff mem-
Kate Riddle at 425-775-9680 or plan on joining us for this fun bers will share information about
email at email@example.com. way to start the Christmas sea- their ministry plans. The Endow-
Our newly formed Girl’s son. Watch the bulletins for ment Committee will have a re-
Choir will begin practice on Sun- more information. If you would port on their activity. The meet-
day, November 4, at 6:30 PM in like to host a table for 4, please ing is open to members and non-
the singing room. If you are still contact Kris Wetzsteon at 206- members who are interested in
interesting in joining the choir, it’s 546-1886. Hosts are responsible attending. Deacons will be avail-
not too late! Please contact April for dishes, silverware, table deco- able at 10:30 AM November 11
Haberman, 206-533-1610, or Kate rations, and a small gift for each in the Sanctuary to answer any
Riddle. guest. fThere will also be an op- 2008 budget questions. Copies
tional white elephant gift ex- of the budget are on the table in
change. the church entry.
Faith Builder Non-Profit Org.
Faith Community Church Edmonds, WA
10220 - 238th St. SW Permit No. 43
Edmonds, WA 98020
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Dinner for Veterans
Stockings for Homeless Children