Thursday, October 17
10:30 a.m. Women's Bible Study
6:00 p.m. Bible Study
7:30 p.m. Choir
Saturday, October 19
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
Sunday, October 20
10:30 a.m. Worship
11:45 a.m. Church Council
Solar Panel Party - Thank you to everyone that made this event a success!
Sustainable Mercer Island
approached the candidates running for Mercer Island City Council and the School Board to question them on sustainability issues. Pick up a copy of our questions and the candidates answers at Congregational Church Mercer Island
Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, October 19
Early morning joiner(!),
Time again for Bob Wiley’s secret breakfast chow!
If you plan on attending reply with your positive answer to this e-mail. If not attending you will never know what you are about to miss!
Hope to see you on Saturday.
RSVP Hans Fredrikson
Thank you to everyone that celebrated the new installation of our solar panels. Do you want to see how much electricity our solar panels are generating? Download the SolarEdge Monitoring app to your phone!
The Bridge- October Edition
Hosted by: Congregational Church on Mercer Island. Led by Earth Ministry board members Rev. Marilyn Cornwell and Rev. Terry Teigen, and Earth Ministry member Dr. Francie Rutherford, our discussion will offer a process for navigating what the future holds. We’ll begin the work of equipping ourselves by naming our grief, seeing with new eyes, and taking steps to embody the active hope Macy and Johnstone envision. Please join us!
Register for this event at bit.ly/emactivehope
Communications Team Meeting
Sunday, October 27
Meatless Recipes, please!
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint by eating less meat, we are assembling meatless recipes. We’ve received several recipes from our 50th Anniversary Party, and are hoping to add other recipes you wish to share. We’ll publish this electronically, and then be able to add to it easily when we’re ready to add other courses (like salads and desserts). Right now we’re focusing on meat alternative recipes. Please send recipes to the church office firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help - it will be fun to see how creative we are in the kitchen!
A story of beauty, loss and hope
Saturday November 2
The Alaska Suite features a five-piece chamber jazz ensemble performing the original music of Seattle pianist and composer Nelda Swiggett. But this is not just a concert. The performance engages the power of artistic expression — live music, spoken words, images and poetry — to connect audiences deeply and emotionally to the scientific realities of climate change. Ultimately a story of hope, the performance leaves audiences inspired to take action.
Sock It to Homelessness Sock Drive: Social Outreach and our friends at Operation Nightwatch need your help! Until November 24, we're collecting men's new white sport socks in the box near the church entrance. Last year we donated a record 3522 pairs; we'll beat that this year! No worn or colored socks please, new white athletic socks only. If you want to help with the large order we will place with a sock factory in Alabama at $8.00 per dozen, you can write a check to CCMI and put "Socks" on the memo line. Or, donate online on the CCMI website. Contact Terry Pepple
Jill Gilliom 16-Oct
Jim Marich 17-Oct
Marilyn Campbell 18-Oct
Community and UCC Events
Sunday, October 20th is CCMI’s day to help serve at “Shared Breakfast. It is held at the First United Methodist Church downtown, at 180 Denny Way, Seattle. It is a wonderful program that provides a large breakfast for over 300 homeless people every Sunday, from about 7:30-9:15am. CCMI helps on the 3rd Sunday every month. There is a free parking garage connected to the church, or if you would like to carpool, we meet at 6:45 at the Mercer Island Park and Ride. Email Colleen Mohn if interested
Northwest Symphony Orchestra
Saturday October 23
Discount Tickets Available!
Contact Roberta, Leslie, or Julie Fay
Saturday, October 26
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
You're invited!! - MIPC is hosting the Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos. The Pacific Northwest Interfaith Amigos, Rabbi Ted Falcon, Imam Jamal Rahman, and Pastor Dave Brown, focus on the inclusive spirituality needed today, how our religions inhibit that healing inclusivity, and what we can do about it.
VOLUNTEERS FOR SUNDAY, October 20
Dick and Marilyn Campbell
Brian and Karen Comstock
GREETERS, USHERS, FLOWERS AND COMMUNION SERVERS
Anyone wishing to serve as a greeter, usher, or Communion server, please contact Carol Sanders or the Church Office
BUILDING USAGE THIS WEEK
Tuesday evening (Down Center)
Wednesday evening (Sanctuary)
Thursday morning (Down Center)
Thursday evening (Sanctuary)
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