Category: Announcements

Fall Clean-up Project

Join us on Saturday, October 11 for our annual fall clean-up day. This is our opportunity to take care of projects to ready the church for the winter ahead. Bring your gardening tools, gloves, etc. and we’ll start at 9:00 a.m. If we work really hard, we should be done by noon!


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Newport’s Bridge Disability Ministries Gathering

Sunday, October 26—4:00-6:00 p.m.

As Newport again anticipates hosting the Bridge Minis-tries monthly Sunday Celebration dinner with persons with disabilities, we have openings for many roles for welcoming our guests.
 Table servers/hosts
 Crafts and decoration helpers
 Entertainment/Performers
 Providing fruit snacks
 Casserole-making
 Set-up/clean-up

Find your niche and mark your calendar to join with us in providing a warm Newport welcome. Kids add a great warmth and interest to the tables so consider bringing yours along!
Check the sign-up board in the Narthex! If you have questions or suggestions contact Jack Roos (425) 454-9846 or Trish Rogers (425) 644-8512.
~ Mission & Peacemaking Committee

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Warm for Winter

It’s time to be knitting, crocheting or sewing hats and scarves for homeless people as we have done for several years. Please put them in the corner box of the donation bins. Only homemade ones, please. We will bless them in both worship services on Sunday, November 8.

Further Information? Call Mary Hanke at (206) 890-4883. Thank you.

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The Magi are coming with gifts!

Calling all creative persons in the congregation to bring their “gifts.” The Annual “Gifts of the Magi” exhibit will be shown during the Advent-Epiphany seasons—November 30, 2014 to January 18, 2015.
You are invited to share your artistic talent/gifts; paintings, drawings, photographs, crafts, tapestry (quilts!), mixed media, etc. in celebration of the coming of the King! Our space is limited in the Atrium Gallery and the exhibit will be hung on November 24.

Please contact Rob McClure by November 16 to reserve
a place.( or 425-641-4770)

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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

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

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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