Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

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St. Margaret’s Church invites you to join us for Vacation Bible School, July 20-24!

All children from preschool through 6th grade are welcome. Preschoolers and Kindergartners attend until noon, older children stay for afternoon electives until 2:25 p.m.

The earlier you register, the more you save, so make sure to get your forms in as soon as possible.

Download a registration form here!

Women’s Outing and Travel Group

Women’s Outing and Travel Group

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On Sunday March 1st we will head to the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle.  We’ll leave St. M’s at 12:30 pm and return sometime in the afternoon.  Suggested admission cost is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors.  Sign up on the sheet in the Narthex or email Pam Nordquist at psnordo@gmail.com or Pam Griffith at dpecg@comcast.net if you’re interested in going.

On Saturday March 7th from 10:00 to 11:30 am, there will be a “Tea Discovery” class (an introduction to tea) at Experience Tea in Issaquah.  Interested women should sign up for the class directly on Experience Tea’s website; please also sign up on the sheet in the Narthex so attendees can see who is going, arrange carpooling, etc.

On Sunday March 22nd, we will head to Salish Lodge for brunch. Reservations for this event are closed, but let Pam Nordquist know if you would like to be on a waitlist in case someone cancels.

The dates for the Pt. Townsend/Ft. Worden overnight have been changed to June 22nd – 24th.   There is no signup deadline; accommodations will reserved as signups occur (for Ft. Worden officer housing, a minimum of four people is needed per house in order to be economically feasible). One house (for six people) has already been reserved, and there is still housing available for those wishing to join in. Questions? See the info sheet in the Narthex or contact one of the Pams.

Future events include visits to Seattle’s Kubota Garden (April 9th), Pasado’s Safe Haven (April 18th), and the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island (May 1st).  See the wall in the Narthex for more information on these events.

Profile Committee Appointed

Profile Committee Appointed

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On June 11, the Vestry appointed seven people to serve on a Profile Committee as we begin the process of calling a new rector: Shauna Backus (chair), Mary Feltrup, Andrea Feist, Ed Leonard, Conrad Lee, Dave Hoffmann, and Davindia Steele. Many thanks to all for participating in this process!

The job of the Profile Committee is to collect information about the congregation and write a new church profile. This work will include updating the church history and neighborhood description from the previous profile. Also, the Profile Committee will conduct a survey to measure changes in St. Margaret’s membership and priorities since the previous rector search. Once the profile is complete, the Bishop’s office will review it for use in the new rector search.

The Bishop’s office has asked Paula Franck to act as a consultant and guide our parish through the search process. The wardens are working with closely with her, and she will meet with the Profile Committee to explain the steps to discern the parish’s future direction. We look forward to including your thoughts for the future of St. Margaret’s in our new church profile.