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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: through March 5, 2019

Events for the Week through March 5, 2019

Thursday, February 28

6:00 p.m. – Bible Study

7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal

Saturday, March 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, March 3

10:30 a.m. – Worship Service

Greeters: Dick & Marilyn Campbell

Ushers: Bryan & Sue Cairns

Flowers: Kathy Rule

Refreshments: Cheryl Malcham

Tuesdays beginning March 5

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

New book group at the church! We will read Shameless: A Sexual Reformation by Nadia Bolz-Weber, which was just published on January 29. Buy it from Island Books or Amazon. Roberta has several other books in mind, and she’s open to suggestions! The idea is to meet twice a month, one book per month, with each of us noting passages we’d like to discuss.

Events in Upcoming Weeks

Friday, March, 8

6:00 pm—9:00 pm

A Lenten Dinner and Mini-Retreat

Give yourself permission to slow down during the season of Lent. As we gather together for dinner on March 8 we will begin a time of “unplugging” and begin to reflect on the effects of our “always on” lives. Sign up on Sunday or call the office to let us know you are coming.

Community Events

Saturday, March 2

Trickle Down Town Movie

6:00 pm. – screening in the East Shore Unitarian Sanctuary

12700 SE 32nd St/ Bellevue

Wednesday, March 6

7:00 am. MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast Featuring Pat Braman as key note speaker

Shop at local businesses. 20% of proceeds will be donated to MIYFS Foundation

Wednesday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Community Ash Wednesday Service at St. Monica Church

Soup lunch will be offered in the gym following the service

8:00 pm Saturday March 16

Holy Rosary Catholic Church in West Seattle

3:00 pm Sunday March 17

Bellevue Presbyterian Church

Northwest Symphony Orchestra performs Beethoven’s ninth symphony.

Half-price tickets ($15.00) are available from Julie Fay or Roberta.

Birthdays This Week

March 2 – Ann Edmonds

Building Use This Week

The sanctuary is in use Wednesday evening, Thursday afternoon, all day Saturday.

Coat collection

Have you got any extra coats? Stan Harrison would love to take them to Shared Breakfast for distribution to people who are homeless this winter. Bring them to church and Stan will collect them.

Reach out

We grieve with our United Methodist brothers and sisters at the decision of their national denomination to continue banning LGBTQ people from ordination and barring same-sex weddings in their churches. The attached prayer by the Rev. Steve Garnaas-Holmes expresses what many of them are feeling. If you have any Methodist friends, please reach out to them.

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