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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: through April 15, 2019

April 11, 2019

 

Events for the Week through April 15, 2019: 

 

Thursday, April 11
6:15 p.m. – Bible Study
7:30 p.m. – Choir Rehearsal

 

Sunday, April 14 
10:30 a.m. – Worship for the sixth Sunday of lent
Greeters:  Please contact the office and Carol Sanders if you can volunteer. 
Ushers: Diane Calvert
Flowers: Dorianne Berry
Refreshments: Fellowship 

CCMI Events in Upcoming Weeks

 

Saturday, April 13
9:30 a.m. April's Women's Breakfast at Suzanne Sander’s house in Anacortes
Those going to carpool, meet at CCMI at 7:00 am to beat the crowds and to arrive at Suzanne's house by 9:30.

 

HOLY WEEK AT CCMI

 

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday
We will have lunch together and a Congregational Meeting to vote on a new proposal for solar panels.
Fellowship is asking us to bring a salad or a sweet breakfast bread. Fellowship will provide the egg dishes! 

 

Thursday,  April 18 Maundy Thursday

Communion Service with the Extinguishing of Lights
7:00 p.m. 

 

Friday, April 19 Good Friday

Service at Covenant Shores
11:00 a.m. 
We have been invited to join in an ecumenical community service 

 

Friday,  April 19 Passover Seder– Good Friday   
6:00 p.m.
Come for a traditional Passover meal to celebrate God’s deliverance of the Jewish people into Exodus Freedom. Sign up if you can help with food.

 

In preparation for the Easter Egg Hunt, we are needing candy to stuff the Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt! Wrapped candy please. Plastic eggs are not needed!  Please leave candy in the basket in the front of the church.  Thank you!

Sunday,  April 21 
6:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise service at the church, with breakfast
10:30 a.m. Easter Service
11:45 a.m.  Easter Egg Hunt

 

Season of Invitation 
May 5 – June 9
Who do you know who would love CCMI if they experienced our worship for several weeks? Someone who loves good music, would embrace our inclusive welcome, would be inspired by our progressive theology, by our support of each person’s spiritual journey, by Roberta’s preaching? For six Sundays after Easter (May 5 - June 9) we want to make a special effort to share our congregational life and worship with people in our network of friends and acquaintances who would love our community and our worship if they experienced it not once, but several times. The worship theme will be “Seize hope: a spirituality for what’s coming.” Who do you know who is environmentally aware and hungry to belong to a community of support, celebration, and meaningful climate action?


Invite them to attend for all or as many Sundays as they can. Offer to pick them up or meet them at church. Maybe take them to lunch a couple of times after church to talk about the sermon and let them ask questions. 


A one-time invitation to visit on “Friendship Sunday” seldom leads anyone to join a church. But a genuinely felt invitation to the church you love, along with your supportive friendship during worship, can be the beginning of a great gift to those you invite, and to the future of CCMI.

 

Save the date! Our Choir Benefit Dinner is coming up soon!
May 11,  Saturday, so mark your calendar.
This year we're doing something a little different... In honor of our magnificent Choir, we - the congregation -
will be doing the busy work to support them in doing what they do best: sing and perform.

 

Would you like to prepare and bring a tasty appetizer to pass before dinner? Or, put on your chef's hat and whip up a decadent dessert (store-bought is okay, as long as it is high quality and worthy of our famous Dessert Dash). Cooking not your thing? We need volunteers to set up tables, decorate, serve food family-style and clean up afterwards. Plus, we're looking for some inviting "experiences" for our Silent Auction (a weekend getaway, a nice dinner for 6-8 guests, a salmon fishing excursion, etc.), so if you have one to share, please let us know!

 

The volunteer sign-up sheets are now posted on the bulletin board. Please pick your team(s), sign up and show your support!
Ticket sales will be after worship. Tickets are reduced to $50 this year

Saturday, June 1


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner for June 1.  (More information forthcoming)

Friday – Sunday, August 16-18
Church retreat at Pilgrim Firs

 

Community and UCC Events 

Friday, Saturday April 26 - 27
The annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Conference UCC takes place in Bellevue. Would you be able to host a delegate from a distant church? Details here. 


Sunday, April 28
Mosque open house (More information forthcoming)

 

Birthdays This Week
Jamie Leitzke            11-Apr

 

Building Use This Week
The sanctuary is in use Wednesday night and all day Saturday.

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