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Newport’s Giving Tree is in the Atrium. Please select a tag and then bring your unwrapped gifts back to the tree by Sunday, December 16 and they will be delivered to the Hopelink Holiday House and Treehouse.
The centers have an urgent need for warm clothing and household items for the growing number of homeless men, women and children in the Seattle area. All items must be new as they are given out as Christmas presents at several shelters in the King County area. New clothing items in larger sizes for men and women are especially needed for the cold weather. Please put them in the box in the narthex.
November 4 & 11 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Newport’s Alternative Gifts Fair is the perfect place to purchase your gifts and at the same time take a step towards peace! One of the first steps in creating peace is to ensure all people have their basic needs met. By “purchasing” (donating) gifts of animals, clothing, school supplies, etc., you will help to provide others with their basic needs both locally and globally. This year’s fair will also include a special table for items made by members at Newport with proceeds going to Compass Alliance. These beautiful handcrafted items will be available on both Sundays, November 4 and 11.
On Sunday, November 4 (only), the charitable organizations will be available to share their work with you and accept donations. Some of the organizations that will be represented include:
Treehouse * Hopelink * Heifer International * LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence) Church World Service * Emergency Feeding Program * Habitat for Humanity
Homes for Haiti * Sound View Camp * Asian Rural Institute * Bread for the World
100% of the proceeds will go to the charitable organizations.
(Bring your checkbook!)
Make a difference locally and globally…and relax with all your shopping done!
The session elders at Newport Presbyterian Church are in support of referendum 74 because of our faith.The journey of this governing Christian body (in a mainstream church) has evolved over time to be supportive of equal rights in all forms for all of God’s children. We have come to this place after an extended history of being willing to do the hard work of listening to one another’s passionate and divergent viewpoints.
We have used the bridge building values of love, justice, commitment, and responsibility and family to sustain us over this journey. Faith has maintained our willingness to continue sharing at the table and truly listen and hear about one another’s life experience and beliefs. We are now actively living out our mission of providing Gods hospitality for all. We pray that other communities of faith will find the courage to leave their comfort zones and stay at the table. There is much to be shared about differences and much to be gained by seeking those shared values and communion with one another.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians:13)
World Communion Sunday is October 7 and the Chancel Arts Committee would love for you to share items you have from around the world (tapestries, art work, etc.) Please drop off any items in the container in the church office by Thursday, October 4. Be sure to label anything you bring with your name so it can be returned to you.
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be at Newport on Sunday, October 7 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. to give flu and pneumonia shots. The cost is $28 by cash or check or they will do Medicare billing. Influenza can lead to serious illness in many with compromised health. Let’s not pass it around; consider getting a flu shot this year.
We have set the date for the Blessing and Dedication of handmade hats and scarves for the homeless for Sunday, October 28 at both services. It’s a little earlier than in the past. After that date, by all means continue to knit and crochet for the homeless as they can be delivered all through winter. There will be a box for your finished products located near the Mary Magdalene box and you can bring them the morning of 10/28 too. If you need patterns, please let me know. Thanks in advance for all your creative work for people without homes. Questions? Call Mary Hanke at (425) 885-9783 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to learn more about Newport Presbyterian Church; who we are and what we believe, then please plan to join us on Sunday, November 4 from 12:30—3:30 for our Fall Inquirer’s Class. This is an opportunity to become further acquainted with the pastors and the life and ministry of the church and to consider church membership. A light lunch will be provided. Please let Jim or Janet know if you would like to attend.
Interfaith Picnic – Saturday, September 22, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
7031 148th Ave NE(under the shelter near the west parking lot)
Join the celebration! Bring your favorite picnic food and enjoy meeting people of other faiths and traditions.There will be games, activities and lots of fun. All ages and faiths are welcome.