THIS WEEK @ CCMI: Through February 3
Thursday,January 30 10:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study 6:00 p.m. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal
Sunday,February 3 7:15 Climate Action Meeting
10:30 a.m. Communion 11:45 a.m. Congregational Meeting
Panthera Tigers' Bake Sale
Panthera Tigers ForeverBake Sale FundraiserSunday, February 2The Moss family will be hosting a bake sale in support of Panthera's "Tigers Forever" fund. The money will go to Panthera, a global organization devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 40 wild cat species and their ecosystems. Leading or supporting efforts at key sites across six tiger range countries, including Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand, their goal is to increase tiger numbers at each site by at least 50 percent over a ten-year periodPanther is mitigating the most pressing threats facing the species by training and outfitting law enforcement patrols and investigative teams to secure protected areas; utilizing informant networks to apprehend poachers; identifying and protecting tiger habitats; using cutting edge technology to prevent poaching, including hand-held thermal imagers 'PoacherCams'; and training government and NGO staff in the best scientific methods to monitor tiger and prey populations.
Women's Bible Study Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Love Carved in Stone: A Fresh Look at the Ten Commandments. Contact Jinny Sewall for more information and a study guide: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are surrounded by electronics that constantly need to be powered up. It's easy to accumulate chargers and cords that don't have a home. Ridwell is collecting power cords, chargers, and connectors to help tidy up your homes! Bring to CCMI before: Feburary 25th
Raise Your Game on Recycling – Tuesday, February 18th, 7:00 pm
Back in September, Mercer Island changed its waste management contract. We’re with Recology now instead of Republic Services. Recology has a great community training team, and we wanted to offer the opportunity for people to come and ask all their recycling and composting questions. (I’m pretty good, I think, but I still pause over the bins with aluminum foil in my hand and wonder what I’m supposed to do…) (And what about all the stuff we used to send to China? Where does it REALLY go now??) The trainer from Recology will give a brief presentation. Then we’ll hear from Ridwell, an exciting new service that recycles lots of things Recology can’t take. Then we’ll turn it over to you for questions and answers. Bring along any cords, chargers and printer cartridges you want to discard – that’s Ridwell’s February appeal! - Roberta Here is what Ridwell will be collecting in the next two months. February 10 Maternity clothes (including nursing bras, sanitary napkins, and adult diapers) These will go to Global Perinatal Services, supporting low-income women and immigrant/refugee women in the Puget Sound area. February 24 Cords, chargers and printer cartridges Clean out that drawer! And if your chargers are for small devices you no longer use… March 9 Small electronics (cellphones, mp3 players, tablets, modems, GPS and gaming devices, e-readers)
William Moss 31- Jan
CCMI Upcoming/Community Events
Women’s Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 8th at 8:00 am at CCMI. All women are invited to attend. Please RSVP to either Jinny Sewall (206-232-0299 or email@example.com) or Linda Jack (206-618-0557 or firstname.lastname@example.org). After breakfast, Roberta will be offering a presentation on the Environmental Voter Project, a partner initiative of the United Church of Christ, in hopes of enlisting some volunteer help.
Carnevale Saturday February 8, 2020 A festive fundraiser for The Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto.
Carnevale is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world. In Italy, we are serious about it. In the end, this is where it was born. Every village celebrates, every family cooks up a storm to honor this century long tradition of dancing, masquerading and feasting before the fasting and meditating of Lent. Tickets are now on sale and are available for purchase until February 5, 2020. https://ilpuntoseattle.org/event/festa-di-carnevale-2020/
The grief of so many MIPC members (and many throughout Mercer Island) experienced the rise in young adult suicides over the past few years.
In response, and for the whole community, the Scooty Fund (described below) is hosting a community forum called: “Let’s Talk About It: The Scooty Fund Panel Presentation on Mental Health and MI’s Young Adults.” The panel will address mental health as it affects our community’s young adults, drawing upon the experiences and knowledge of three Mercer Island young adults and three mental health specialists. The presentation will be a moderated panel followed by a question and answer session. This will be on Sunday, February 9th from 3:00-4:30 in the MIPC gym Good for high school ages and up - anyone who works with youth and young adults (or kids who will one day be youth and young adults). Kristy Farber Mercer Island Presbyterian Church IHistory on the Scoot Fund: The Scooty Fund (TSF), founded on MI by the family of Will Taylor, died by suicide in March 2017, is an organization developed to promote, support and advance culture surrounding mental health and wellness in ways that enhance the lives and well-being of young people. TSF focuses on encouraging conversation, destigmatizing mental health “issues,” building supportive and open communities, educating others, raising funds for crisis resources and, above all, helping young adults prioritize their mental wellness in ways that work. https://www.scootyfund.org/story-and-history.html
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday evening (Down Center)
Wednesday (Upper Room & Sanctuary)
Thursday (Library &Sanctuary)