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Newport Presbyterian Church
Vacation Church School 2014
Tuesday, June 24
Wednesday, June 25
Thursday, June 26
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.”
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.
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:
-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
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
Please consider donating new clothing, gifts or funds for activities to help foster kids fit in and feel great. Treehouse has set up an on-line donation drive. If you would like to register as a group go to firstname.lastname@example.org. See Ann Huber for more information or if you would like to make a personal donation to help these kids have a Merry Christmas.
The annual Giving Tree is now up in the atrium area and filled with gift suggestion tags. The gifts you donate will go to the Bellevue Hopelink’s Holiday House where clients who have registered and qualify to shop at the House will shop with points for their children and grandchildren. Part of the items under the tree will go to Treehouse for children in foster care. Please place your unwrapped gifts under the tree by December 15.’ Receipts for tax purposes are available in the church office for your donated gifts of toys, clothing, quilts, knitted items, etc.
The 10:00 p.m. service will include music from our Handbell Choir, Chancel Choir, accompanied by instrumentalists. Communion will be served.