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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: through April 29, 2019

April 24, 2019

 

Events for the Week through April 29, 2019: 

         

  Thursday, April 25

                                    6:00 p.m.      Worship & Arts Committee

                                     6:00 p.m.       Bible study

                                      7:30  p.m.      Choir practice

           

Friday, April 26

Movie group The move is “Us’’

7:30 pm movie group  See it this week, then come for lively discussion. Dan and Connie Hungate are bringing dessert – let them know you’re coming 206 232-0117

 

Sunday, April 28

10:30 a.m. Worship led by Dale Rominger & Erich Parce

11:45 a.m. Church Council meeting

 

 

CCMI Events in Upcoming Weeks

 

 

 

 

Season of Invitation

May 5 – June 9

Our new worship series begins on May 5 [ Link].

We are asking everyone to think about whom they might invite to join us for these six Sundays. It’s normal to feel awkward about inviting someone to church. Maybe you can’t think of anybody. Ask God to bring someone to mind, and then push through the awkwardness. Here’s what we suggest.

  1. Look at your calendar and figure out which Sundays you will be able to attend.

  2. Start making a list of people to invite: singers to join our choir, climate enthusiasts to help us consider our theme, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, friends from retirement communities who aren’t already connected with a church.

  3. By Friday, put the list in priority order and add phone numbers.

  4. Over next weekend, or by Monday the 29th at the latest, start calling people. Remember that we are hoping they will attend all six Sundays. Offer to pick them up, or invite them to lunch afterwards. Keep calling until somebody says yes.

 

Sunday May 5 New Book Group before Worship

9:00 a.m. We will be reading Climate  Church, Climate World by Jim Antal. Available from the publisher for a 30% discount till 4/30: www.rowman.com. The Thursday evening Bible study group is also be reading the book and welcomes new members. We will read a chapter a week throughout the six weeks of the seize hope initiative

 

Sunday May 5

11:45 a.m.  Michael Fearnehough will be offering a refreshed course on the operation of our AED (Automated External Defibrillator). It’s simple to use and you could help save someone’s life

 

Tuesday May 7 

9:30 a.m.  Stewardship Team

 

Thursday May 9

6:30 p.m.  Communication Team

 

May 11,  Saturday, so mark your calendar.

The Choir Benefit Dinner is coming soon on Saturday, May 11, and tables are filling up! Purchase your advance tickets now for a fun evening of music and entertainment based on this year's theme: Family Affair. 

 

You'll enjoy a sumptuous 4-course meal served family style PLUS our infamous Dessert Dash (this year donations will be confidential). The highlights of this year's menu includes Roasted Lemon Chicken with Spring Onion Chimichurri and Beef Tenderloin (vegetarian entree upon request).

 

Have an experience or deluxe gift basket you'd like to donate for our Silent Auction? Please let Cheryl Malcham know ASAP at cdrum201@yahoo.com or text or call 206-920-2556.

 

Thursday May 16

10:30 a.m. “God’s Promise: I Am With You” Preview taster session for a Women’s Bible Study which will begin in September. Sample the material and see whether you would like to join the group. Please let Jinny Sewall know you are coming, either by email (jinnys@comcast.net) or signing up on the bulletin board.

 

 

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

The "Open Mosque" which will be held next Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 is a project of one of the students at Big Picture High School.  The idea is to help non-Muslim people better understand Islam by hearing from a church leader about the basic principles of the religion.  There will also be  multiple stations where you will be able to explore the tastes, sounds, and touch of this great world religion.  The Ethiopian Mosque is located near the airport at 3730 S. 166th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 Please email or text Stan Harrison if you plan to attend stanjava@yahoo.com or 206-399-4288

 

Friday, May 3

7:00 p.m. The 2nd annual Canciones Para Puerto Rico: Seattle’s finest opera singers, accompanied by musicians return for another unforgettable night of Spanish opera performances.

 

Birthdays This Week

Kendra Watson 23-Apr

CCMI                 26-Apr

Parce, Tony       27-Apr

 

Building Use This Week

The sanctuary is in use Thursday all night and Friday night, Saturday afternoon and all Sunday.

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