8.24.18 It’s Friday…but Sunday’s Coming (Extended Edition)

​Dear Westminster Family –

I want to thank all those who signed up for Jubilee Service Day. Saturday will make a significant impact in our community because of those who have volunteered to serve. If you haven’t signed up, but find that you are available, just go to Cherry Crest or Sherwood Forest Elementary schools at 8:00 AM on Saturday and you will be put to work helping a teacher prepare his/her classroom.

Remember that this Sunday we will be gathering with other local churches at Celebration in the Park. There will be no services at Westminster Chapel. Here are some details:

Celebration in the Park
August 26th, 2018
9:45-11:00am
Downtown Bellevue Park

Join us the day after Jubilee Service Day for a Christian worship service, celebrating the good works done together as one community.

FAQ
• Who is the speaker this year? Harvey Drake, Emerald City Bible Fellowship Senior Pastor and Urban Impact Founder
• Do I need to register? No
• Where should I park? Free parking is being provided by Bellevue Square Mall. Park on the south side of the mall and walk across the street. The parking lot at the park will be reserved for seniors, limited mobility and handicapped.
• What should I bring? A blanket, lawn/camping chair, sun hat and sunglasses.
• How much does it cost? This service is free to the public. A goodwill offering will be taken to support Jubilee REACH.
• Covered Seating: Some canopy tents with chair seating will be provided for seniors or those who need to be out of the sun.
• Restrooms: Full-service restroom facilities will be available.
• Dogs: Dogs are welcome at the park on a leash.
• Playground: A large playground area is located near the event area.

It will be a great weekend!

Pastor Gary

P.S.

WESTMINSTER AT WORK SELFIES – On Labor Day Sunday, we want to show Westminster At Work! Here’s how you can help….take a picture of yourself at work and email it to us! Whether you work in an office, at home, or outside….we want to see it! Send your selfies to TiffanyS@westminster.org. We’ll create a slideshow for all of us to see Westminster at Work on Labor Day Sunday.

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Thursdays at 1:00-1:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00-9:30 AM

THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: August 24 & 25

THE LANDING – 7:30-9:30 PM, Room 311: Celebrate Recovery’s The Landing program for 6th – 12th grade students. Come discover God’s coping skills for life. Questions: WestminsterCR@gmail.com

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or WestminsterCR@gmail.com.

JUBILEE SERVICE DAY – Saturday, August 25, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Join Eastside churches, businesses & community members to serve the community as one body. Choose Cherry Crest or Sherwood Forest, the two schools that Westminster is helping. You can just show up at one of the schools to help!

THIS SUNDAY: August 26

WORSHIP IN THE PARK – Sunday, August 26, 9:45 AM, Downtown Bellevue Park: Join us for a worship service with several other local churches. No services at Westminster this Sunday.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GROW SUNDAY – Sunday, September 9, Both services: Discover opportunities to become who God is calling you to be.

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starts September 11, 9:15 AM, CLC: This year there are 6 electives from which to choose. Prices vary depending on the course you select. For details of each course, and to register, please go to www.westminster.org/woman. Children’s Program (ages birth-Pre K) Cost is $45 for 1 child, $65 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, September 20, 6:00 PM, Fireside Room: Join us for an evening of community with women who seek to live out their faith in the workplace. The September Guest Speaker is Holly Pankratz, Westminster Chapel’s Minister to Care and Equipping. Cost: $10 includes appetizers and beverage. Questions? contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE FLOURISH@WORK EVENTS – 11-8, 1-10, 3-14, 5-9

AWANA – Wednesdays, September 19 – May 8, 6:30-8:00 PM: Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Join us for exciting games, Scripture-based memory work, thrilling stories and awesome awards that help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. Join us Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8 pm. Our clubs include Cubbies, Sparks and T&T which are for ages pre-school – 5th grade. Mark your calendar for September 12 which is Awana Registration Night. Parents, drop-in from 6:30-7:30 PM to register your children, sign forms, make payments, and pick up applicable club items. Questions? Contact Kay Bonikowsky at kbonikowsky@gmail.com. Reserve Your Spot at www.westminster.org/EVENTS

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

SUMMER SUNDAYS, Serve in Birth through 5th Grade: July 15-September 2 Join the Journey and step into the lives of children and youth this summer! Get to know other the kids in our church family, and to say “thank you” to our regular teachers who take this time off. We’ll train you and give you all the supplies you need…just be willing and loving. Sign Up Here! You’ll be blessed – AND will have a blast! Questions, contact kjirstend@westminster.org or marthac@westminster.org.

RECYCLE AND REPURPOSE!! Your old sheets could become part of a beautiful handmade quilt by the Helping Hands ministry. You may drop off your donated sheets at the Welcome Center. Be sure to label them for Helping Hands. Questions? Contact Marilyn at baxtermarilyn1@gmail.com

TALKTIME: AN EASY WAY TO REACH BEYOND – Thursday, 6:30 PM, Atrium: Serve as an ambassador to our intercultural community. Help guests from around the world practice speaking English over dinner and guided conversation. Questions? Contact Mark Pedrin at markp@westminster.org

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org

RESOURCES/OPPORTUNITIES:

GROW GROUPS – Various times & locations throughout the week: These groups meet in many sites and aim to be places where you can GROW with others. No matter where you are, there is a Grow Group that can help you take your next step in community. Visit www.westminster.org/belong for more information.

BAPTISM – If you would like more information on what it means to be baptized, or about the course itself, you can email Pastor Matt at mattc@westminster.org

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 8/19/18
Expectation for the Week $59,000
General Giving for the Week* $43,411
Expectation to Date $636,900
General Giving to Date* $594,159
Annual Expectation $3,600,000
*General giving includes weekly and non-designated special gifts.

NEXT CHAPTER GIVING:

Original Project Cost $22,000,000
Payments to Date $18,713,700
Current Mortgage Balance $3,286,300

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