This Week

Good morning all,


I spent the first part of my  morning in the office updating our directory.  It seems to me that printing a new directory is a signal for our church members to move or get a new phone # or email address.  It’s probably just me, but still……

There will be newly printed and updated directories on the round table in the narthex.  Any of you in the C.A.R.E. team that need addresses changes before you can get to the church to pick up a new directory, I can email or tell you over the phone the new information.


So, it seems we are going to be having some dry weather for several days!  This is what we have been waiting to resume work on the east end of our property and building!  Hopefully you will see good changes by next Sunday.  Won’t it be nice not to see all that mud? 


Here is the schedule for this week at the church.


Today – Monday

  • PFLAG meets at 7:00pm in room 1.  All are welcome to attend the meetings!  Following is part of an email many but not all of you will have received from Mary Ann Nelson.

Hello All,

We have an exciting documentary film being shared Sunday May 14 at 5:00 at St. James Family in Cathlamet. Shelly Cooper a member of Tacoma PFLAG and of our PFLAG Washington State Council will come down to present I Came Out a short documentary film created to show the importance of living life honestly. It also shows that it is not just LGBT people who deal with coming out. PFLAG parents, LGBT folks and others tell their coming out stories of why and how they came out. It is important to stand up and be counted. Please join us!


Monday we need to hear about the LCC Pride event and see if they would like us there. Pride events are coming up in June and it would be good to connect now with those who want to participate in Pride. We also need to connect with Go Fourth parade information. And we can talk about Bald Eagle Day. Please join us Monday!


See you Monday! Mary Ann


  • Praise team practice is at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary.  (unless Dorothy is still on vacation – team members should know.)


  • Common Ground is at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 5:30 pm.  A potluck meal will be shared.  Check the Common Ground Facebook page for more information.


  • United Methodist Women will meet at 10:30am.  We have not met since March, so this will be an important meeting.  Last week I mentioned the meeting and asked for input on having a rummage sale this summer.  I got some good feedback!  If you have any opinion or input, it is still welcome, but we will make a decision and hopefully set a date at Thursday’s meeting.  All women (actually anyone who wants to come) are welcome to attend.  We meet in room 1.  Sometimes some of us will go out for lunch together after the meeting.
  • The Landowners Committee for Safe Community (LCSC) board meets at 1:30, also in room 1.


  • It’s our second FISH distribution day!  It will be from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  A signup sheet was passed around during worship last Sunday.  If you did not get a chance to sign up and you can help that day, call Barbara Vining to let her know you can help.  (If you haven’t signed up and show up Friday to help you probably would not be turned away!)


That’s it for the week, as far as I know now.  You know I will  let you know if something else comes up, or if I’ve forgotten something!