Category: Announcements

Introducing Tony De La Rosa, Our New Interim Ministry Leader

The Interim Pastor Search Committee is excited to announce that Tony De La Rosa will be Newport’s new Interim Ministry Leader.

See Interim Ministry Leader Announcement for more information.

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Congregations for the Homeless

August is almost here—the month that Newport furnishes all the breakfast supplies (cereal, juice, bananas, etc.) for 30 to 35 men who will be at Overlake Presbyterian Church each day. Our first delivery will be on July 29. Still needed are sign-ups for non-perishable items which can be brought to the upstairs kitchen anytime. You can also sign your name and someone will call you in August with a request for perishable foods. Cash donations are helpful and checks may be made out to Newport Presbyterian Church and marked for CFH. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Betty Spohn (425-451-3651) or Jan Medley (425-922-7415). Other items that are greatly appreciated by the men in the CFH program and which can be delivered at the same time as the food include small size toiletries, new underwear and socks for men, small gym bags, twin size sheets, blankets and towels, appropriate magazines and books.

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Newport’s Annual Labor Day Family Retreat and Camping Trip Twin Harbors Beach State Park

When:  Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1
Where: Twin Harbors Beach State Park near Westport
What:  Fellowship—Fun—Campfires—S’mores—Wiener roast—Beach walks—Sand castles—Oyster    outings—Kite  flying, Saturday evening potluck dinner and Sunday morning worship on the beach followed by Fred Antrobus’ homemade cinnamon rolls.
Who:   All Newport families and friends
Bring: A main course item and a salad, appetizer or dessert for the group dinner Saturday evening
Cost:  Regular campsite for three nights—$90
Yurt   for three nights—$240
Yurt:  We have reserved the one yurt at the campground. If you would love to join us for the
weekend but don’t own an RV and just don’t care for tent  camping, this is for you! For
more information about the yurt, go to http://www.parks.wa.gov/431/Twin-Harbors-State-Park.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 20. (Campground cancellation policies make this deadline
necessary.)

Special instructions:
Make checks payable to Newport Presbyterian Church. A campsite will be reserved for you when both thereservation form and the payment have been turned into the church office. You must register and pay for allthree nights. If you have more than one vehicle, the campground will charge an extra vehicle fee of $10 per night upon check-in. Attendees will receive further information approximately one week before the retreat.

Questions? Call the Hubers—Ann at (425) 221-8146 or John at (425) 761-1050.

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Save the Date!

Newport Presbyterian Church

Vacation Church School 2014

Tuesday, June 24

Wednesday, June 25

Thursday, June 26

 

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Kindness classes on Wednesday evenings – after Easter

After Easter, we at Newport have a wonderful new opportunity to focus on kindness.

Following his well-attended adult classes in February, local educator Andy Smallman is returning to Newport to to offer an evening class called “Kindness Blessings” for four Wednesdays, April 23 – May 14 at 7 p.m in the chapel. Using Rachel Naomi Remen’s book “My Grandfather’s Blessings,” each week participants will read several chapters from the book and come together to discuss them. To augment the reading, Andy will suggest weekly kindness actions for participants to complete, and encourage everyone to keep a “blessings journal.”

 

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Wednesday Evening Lenten classes focus on Kathleen Norris

Lenten class on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.:

Please join us for a fascinating series of Lenten study classes March 12, 19, 26, and April 2, at 7 p.m. We will be using Kathleen Norris’ booklet and video called:

“Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters.”

Kathleen Norris is a gifted poet who discovered Christian spirituality at a Benedictine monastery in North Dakota.

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2014 Dep Dinner – New Orleans Style!

Join us on Saturday, March 15 at 6:00 pm at the corner of Bourbon Street and Deputation Avenue for a fabulous Mardi Gras Dep Dinner Celebration.

 

 

 

A wonderful southern meal awaits you:
-Shrimp appetizers
-Jambalaya *
-Green Salad with New  Orleans Balsamic Dressing
-Corn muffins  – jalapeno, plain or gluten free
-Chocolate Ganache Calk or Sweet Potato-Pecan Pie for dessert
*add your own heat as desired—-hot sauce provided!
The meal includes vegetarian and gluten/dairy free options

Tickets will be on sale starting Feb. 23 – $15/adults  $5/children 6-11 years                                                             Free for  children 5 and under
(Children’s meal available upon request: chicken  nuggets, carrots, beverage)

Dress in festive attire!  We’ll provide the supplies for you to make your own Mardi Gras mask!

Entertainment  and Trip Info by the Dep Team
LIVE AUCTION will include:
-Yard work  on Sunday afternoon, March 23
-Pot Roast Dinner prepared and delivered to you at church  on April 13
-Beef Stew Dinner prepared and delivered to you at church  on April 27
-Photo Scanning and Slide Show on a CD prepared from your old photos
-Parent’s Night Out at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club on March 21
-Babysitting – date tba

Thank you for your support!!
The 2014 Dep Team

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Presbyterian Women’s Annual Retreat – Friday evening, March 28 & Saturday, March 29

Sign-ups for the annual PW Retreat at Rainbow Lodge in North Bend will begin on Sunday, February 9. Bring your checkbook so you won’t miss this fun and informative event. The cost is $75/double or $80/single.

This year’s theme is “Creating and Holding Space for the Sacred.” The retreat will provide a rich sampling of contemplative prayer practic-es led by Cherry Haisten, resident Contempla-tive Outreach faculty member and Program Director of the Center at St. Andrew’s in Seattle. A longtime presenter of centering prayer and welcoming prayer workshops, Cherry will lead us as we explore ways to create space for the sacred in our everyday lives.

Questions? Contact Cris Wilkinson at cris.wilkinson@comcast.net

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Christmas Pops Concert

The Music Ministry will present its first ever Christmas POPS concert on December 15th at 7:00 p.m. It will be a family-friendly concert that includes the Children’s Choir, Chancel Choir, Handbells, Praise Team and a professional orchestra. You will hear holiday favorites like O Holy Night, The Christmas Song and many others. A free fellowship meal will start at 5:30 in the Great Hall. You won’t want to miss this fun new addition to the life of the church. The community is invited! The concert is free but a freewill offering will be taken.

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2013 Presbyterian Giving Catalog “Your Gift Makes a Difference”

This is the time to give a gift of hope. Millions around the world are facing daily struggles to access food, clean drinking water and shelter. You can help alleviate their burdens with gifts of livestock, seeds, water filtration system, school supplies, cleaning tools, or pots and pans. Pick one or more of the many ways to give. Some catalogs are available in the nar-thex. The easiest way to give is to go to the website presbyteriangifts.org and choose your gift.

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