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THIS WEEK @ CCMI: Tuesday, September 24 - Monday September 30, 2019

Thursday, September 26

10:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Choir

Sunday, September 29

9:15 Climate Action Meeting

10:30 a.m. Worship

11:45 a.m. Communications Team Meeting

Monday, September 30

10:30 a.m. Community of Practice

CCMI Events Today, Mike Denton is one of 22 UCC Conference Ministers visiting members of the US Congress to speak about immigration. They ask for our prayers.

TREEHOUSE WE MADE AN IMPACT! Thank you to all who contributed items for Treehouse


As part of learning how diet choices influence climate change, we shared delicious meatless food at our 50th Anniversary Potluck. Jonathan Harrington, author of “The Climate Diet” has offered to design a brochure for our church with your recipes. We have several from the lunch but would like to include all of your favorites. If you have any meatless recipes we can include, please email them to: Gloria Kasonic: SAVE GOD’S EARTH

Global Climate Action - Thanks to everyone who shared in the climate action events last weekend. Over 50 people took part in our sign-waving, and the vigil was appreciated by those who came to light a candle.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Thursday, September 26 10:30 a.m.

Week 4 of A 9-week morning women’s Bible study, God’s Promise: I Am With You, this Thursday at 10:30 am. Nine women are registered with Jinny Sewall as facilitator. If you would like to join, please contact Jinny Sewall or 206-232-0299 so a study guide can be ordered.

Solar Panel Party October 6 - afternoon Join us for a celebratory lunch and the cutting of the ribbon in honor of the new solar panels. Wear sunshine colors!


We have received $3500 altogether in memory of Jane Marich, and with Jim’s enthusiastic support, we will be spending the money on some landscaping work to make the Memorial Garden area more beautiful. The quote for the work is just over $7000, and we will take the difference from church funds. But we wanted to let you know in case anyone else would like to make a gift in Jane’s memory.

Henry Bohne, September 30th

Community and UCC Events

Phil's Camino Friday, September 27 7 p.m. I hope you will be able to join me for a showing of the award-winning movie, Phil's Camino. CALVARY: THE HILL (in Capital Hill) 1107 E Howell St, Seattle, WA 98122

Phil is a friend of mine who built a mini-Camino in his backyard in Vashon when he was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, too sick to go to Spain. He marked off the miles, and the towns he was going through, and competed the 500 journey to Santiago. This link tells you more about him, and about the movie.

Saturday, September 28 Seattle Aids Walk/Run 9:30 a.m. For more information

Sunday, September 29 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mercer Island Library - Stories That Matter: The little known US Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882-1943 is revealed through the language of art. Artist Cheryll Leo-Gwin provides insight into its effect on Chinese Americans beginning with those early years. Through her art, hear oral histories she’s collected from China and America and see how Exclusion continues to reverberate through the current day.

Weaving Baskets - Weaving Our Stories October 12 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Suggested donation is $50

Basket weaving is one of the oldest crafts known – but it is so much more than a cool craft! It is a wonderful way to connect the ordinary with the sacred as you notice the parallels with weaving and our life's journey. The act of weaving creates a space to share our stories and realize that we are connected - woven together in lots of different ways.Join Kaila Russell at Tolt Congregational Church in Carnation. No weaving experience is needed, just willing hands and heart. This workshop is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and experience your story in a profound way. You will also have a beautiful basket, woven by you, to remind you of this step on your journey.

The Sophia Way Luncheon

Your official “Save the Date” notice! Once again the annual Sophia Way luncheon is on the calendar for October 15th at noon. What’s new is the venue. This year it will be at the Bellevue Hyatt. Call Sophia Way (425-463-6285) to reserve your place at Jane Nelson’s table or let her know via email ( and she will make your reservation for you. Remember too that this luncheon is complimentary.

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