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“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 3: 1-12
I recently heard Advent referred to as the season of history, mystery, and majesty. This small, concise, definition resonates and points to what this time, this season, is about. In Advent we celebrate the historic inbreaking of God into this world through the body of a newborn human. We affirm the mystery of Christ’s continued presence in our lives and in our communities thousands of years later; finally, we look to the fulfillment of all things in Christ-- the promised majestic return. This is Advent. This season of waiting and watching; of being in the dark figuratively and literally. Demands on our time may be ramping up with celebrations and shopping but do set aside some time to sit in wonder at the season. Remember the baby, look for the Christ in the world around you, and imagine what the promised return might entail.
Sara Hewson's Thank You
Sara Hewson, member of Faith, has needed extra support help with meals during the summer as her treatment for cancer continued. Below is her Thank You:
Monthly Faith reaches out to our Community by providing a monthly meal. Our Community Soup Supper is on the fourth Sunday of each month. Beginning in July the meals will be held on the fouth Monday of each month. Here is all the information you need to sign up to volunteer and reach out to our North Kitsap community.
First, there are a number of volunteer opportunities which you can sign up to do. Click here* to go to the Perfect Potluck website and find something that you can do to help out.
Finnriver Farm & Cidery Trip to Chimacum
Our group was small, but we had oh so much fun!
Bishop Rickel’s 10 Rules for Respect
I every Letter of Agreement Bishop Rickel has with congregations, and now with the Diocese of Olympia he has asked that the “10 Rules for Respect” spelled out below be made part of the agreement. He first saw these in an article by Church of the Nazarene pastor Charles Christian. He believes that they are quite helpful in framing our communication and life together.
He vows to do his best to follow them and invites you to do the same. We will all fail, but through gentle challenge and loving encouragement these can become a foundation for healthy communication for us all.
Faith’s Bishop’s Committee also uses this model as a rule for how we conduct our business and are in relationship with one another.
Email Scam/Hoax Hit Local Churches
St. Bede’s was recently targeted by an email scam/hoax. The scammer sent an email to their congregation requesting them to purchase iTune gift cards to be sent electronically. A member of their congregation lost about $400 dollars.
The scammer created an email address with the Vicars name and title (as found on their website) then emailed people posing as the Vicar. A volunteer who was subbing for the church thought it was from the Vicar and paid $400 for the iTunes gift cards.