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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: through February 3, 2019

January 29, 2019

 

Events for the Week through February 3, 2019

 

Thursday, January 31

6:00 p.m. - Bible Study

7:30 p.m. - Choir Rehearsal

 

Saturday, February 2

8:00 a.m. - Highway clean-up.  Committee meets at church at 8:00, drives to the Bellevue Way exit on I-90, and picks up trash.  This usually takes about an hour.  The more hands, the faster the work gets done!

 

Sunday, February 3

10:30 a.m. - Worship Service & Holy Communion

Greeters:  Marilyn & Dick Campbell

Ushers:  Bryan & Sue Cairns

Communion Servers:  Bill & Hellen Fung, Donna Ellis, Bob Wiley and Gloria Kasonic

Flowers: Marilyn & Dick Campbell

Refreshments:  *Volunteers Need* - Please email

Donna Ellis and the CCMI Officeoffice@ucc-ccmi.org . 

 

11:45 a.m. - Artists' Reception

At coffee hour after church, come meet the artists whose exhibits were recently installed in the Sanctuary.  The featured artists, Sharon Sanborn and Jennifer Gibson, are presenting their works for viewing and purchase.

11:45 a.m. - Communications Committee Meeting

11:45 a.m. - Energy Efficiency Working Group Meeting

 

Events in Upcoming Weeks

 

Friday, February 8

7:30 p.m. -  Northwest Symphony Orchestra Valentine's Concert at Highline Performing Arts Center , 401 Southwest 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166. This is the orchestra that rehearses in our church on Wednesday evenings. Obtain half-price tickets from Roberta Rominger or Julie Fay.  

 

Saturday, February 9

8:00 a.m. - Women's Breakfast.  RSVP to Diane Calvert

9:30 a.m. - Quilting Group

 

Sunday, February 10

11:45 a.m. - Council Meeting

11:45 a.m. - Facility Trustees Meeting

 

Friday & Saturday, February 22 & 23

University UCC Lecture Series features former Conference Minister Jim Antal, author of the book Climate Church, Climate World. Registration is open for this event.

 

Birthdays This Week

 

Hans Fredrikson - February 1

Henriette Klauser - February 4

 

Building Use This Week

 

Sanctuary will be occupied Wednesday afternoon and evening, Thursday evening, and Sunday afternoon.

Library will be occupied Thursday evening.

Downcenter will be occupied Saturday daytime.

 

Message from the Minister

 

    What a great day we had in Olympia yesterday! I was one of over 500 climate activists who participated in an Environmental Lobby Day, with 45 of Washington's 49 legislative districts represented. We met at the United Churches (UCC and Presbyterian) which is located across the street from the capitol, and we filled every corner of the building. We started with a bit of training, where we learned that we would probably be meeting with legislative assistants rather than our actual senators and representatives.

 

That was indeed the case. We lobbied Representatives Tana Senn and My-Linh Thai and Senator Lisa Wellman representing Mercer Island, and I also visited the offices of my two representatives from Renton. 

 

    The sun was shining as we gathered on the steps of the capitol for

stirring speeches from Gov. Inslee and several of the main climate advocates from the legislature. Then it was time to show support for the Senate

Energy, Environment, and Technology Committee as they met to consider amendments to the 100% Clean Energy resolution. Our Senator Wellman is a member of that committee, so I saw her in action. 

 

    Our meetings with the various legislative aides were short and focused.Our legislators were already supportive of the causes on our list (clean energy, Orca support, oil spill prevention, and plastics reduction) and in some cases had co-sponsored the bills. What we wanted, however, was that climate change should rise to the top of their priorities, affecting their actions and decisions across the whole range of issues before them. It was good to discuss how we could support them to take robust stands on our

behalf. 

 

    I'm sure there will be more opportunities in the future. Let me know if you would like to come with me next time.  

 

Welcome to Our New Moderator

 

    Last Sunday the Moderator's gavel passed from Gail Layman to Cheryl Malcham.  Many thanks to Gail for her dedicated and energetic service. And to Cheryl, glad to have you on board, we are all here for you! 

 

Donate Used Flip Flops 

 

    Last week to donate used flip flops! If you have used flip flops around

the house, particularly kid and teenager sizes, bring them to church. The children are tracking how Jesus grew up, and are using flip flops for a visual depiction of his growth.

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