Our worship theme during the season of Epiphany is In Search of Refuge. In recognition of that theme, the Creativity Council is excited to announce the return of Sam Vance to direct a retelling of Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey during worship on February 10. Stepping Stones tells the story of a Syrian family’s flight to safety as shared through the voice of the daughter, Rama. It has been nominated for numerous awards and was the 2017 winner of Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.
You may recall Sam’s first visit to our church several years ago to direct Dav Pilkey’s God Bless the Gargoyles. For more information about this story visit www.steppingstonesthebook.com. Mark your calendar to join us for this very special morning.
Feb 10, Presentation from Ali Mian, Seabeck Guest Lecturer
after worship in Ostrander Hall 1
This year’s Seabeck leader of adult programming is Ali Mian PhD, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Seattle University. On Sunday February 10, he will visit our church to provide us with an introduction to our Summer camp program. It will be great to get a preview of our theme and to start getting excited about planning for Seabeck, which is from July 7-12, 2019.
Children’s Retreat At Pilgrim Firs
February 20 – 22, 2019
Join us during Seattle Public Schools mid-winter break at Pilgrim Firs, near Port Orchard on the Kitsap Peninsula, about an hour drive through Tacoma or a little longer using the Fauntleroy/Vashon or Bremerton ferries.
Enjoy a two-night getaway with meals and cabins provided. No cleanup necessary! Play board games, play outside, walk in the woods and around the lake, chat with each other over afternoon coffee or tea, and just relax while you and the kids enjoy being away in fellowship.
Cost per adult is $129.50. Cost per senior is $120.50. Children and Youth costs are entirely covered by the Phyllis & Ralph Swanson Endowment Fund. Cost should never be a reason you don’t attend our fellowship offerings. Let us know if you’d like a scholarship.
Each child attending must have a designated adult supervisor who is not church staff. Other adult caregivers may be supervisors of friends’ children..
For information and to RSVP, contact Betsy Herring at gro.ccuytisrevinu@gnirrehb.