Pizza Youth Fundraiser

Pizza Youth Fundraiser

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The Youth will be making pizza for you! Please pre-order your medium or large pizzas for Super Bowl Sunday by stopping at the table in the Narthex after services. Pizzas can be picked up after your service on February 2, taken home to be baked and served. Proceeds go to help youth fund their mission trips.

Women’s Outing and Travel Group

Women’s Outing and Travel Group

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The newly-revamped St. Margaret’s Women’s Outing and Travel Group has put together a list of activities for January – June 2020 and we’d love for you to join us for any or all of them. The list of activities can be found here; there is also a paper copy on the wall of the Narthex. Online signups (or signups on sheets hanging on the Narthex wall) are encouraged and, in some cases, mandatory; you can also contact Pam Nordquist or Pam Griffith to let us know of your intent to participate.

Our first activity will be a visit to the Frye Art Museum in Seattle on Friday January 17th, followed by lunch in downtown Seattle. We will meet at St. M’s at 10:45 am; there are free public tours and a dance performance on offer that day. There is no museum entry fee; expenses will include shared parking fees and lunch costs.

Upcoming activities with near term signup deadlines include:

  • Brunch at Snoqualmie Falls/Salish Lodge on Sunday February 2nd; signups for attendance will close on January 19th in order to make reservations.
  • Volunteering at Northwest Harvest on Wednesday February 12th; signups for participation will close on February 7th in order to let NW Harvest know how many volunteers we will provide.
  • Visit to Port Townsend, with a two-night overnight stay at Fort Worden officer’s quarters housing, from Wednesday June 17th through Friday June 19th; signups for attendance will close on February 16th in order to secure housing.

Questions? Complaints (Huh? We haven’t even done any of the activities yet!)? Ideas for future events? Send either or both Pam’s an email or grab one of us between services to let us know what you think. We look forward to sharing fun activities and building camaraderie with the women of St. Margaret’s!

Annual Meeting Part II and Potluck

Annual Meeting Part II and Potluck

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Sunday, January 12 after the 10:00 a.m. Service

Please join us after the 10:00 service for the Annual Meeting, Part II. On the agenda: installation of newly-elected vestry members and diocesan convention delegates; discussion of the 2020 budget; sharing hopes and dreams for the congregation’s future. Please bring a dish to share at our potluck.

Please Note: Only one service will be held on this day!

Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar

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Each day, add an item to a box. On Christmas Eve, donate the contents to a food bank!

  • December 1 – box of cereal
  • December 2 – peanut butter
  • December 3 – stuffing mix
  • December 4 – boxed potatoes
  • December 5 – macaroni and cheese
  • December 6 – canned fruit
  • December 7 – canned tomaotes
  • December 8 – canned tuna
  • December 9 – dessert mix
  • December 10 – jar of applesauce
  • December 11 – canned sweet potatoes
  • December 12 – cranberry sauce
  • December 13 – canned beans
  • December 14 – box of crackers
  • December 15 – package of rice
  • December 16 – package of oatmeal
  • December 17 – package of pasta
  • December 18 – spaghetti sauce
  • December 19 – chicken noodle soup
  • December 20 – tomato soup
  • December 21 – can corn
  • December 22 – can mixed vegetables
  • December 23 – can carrots
  • December 24 – can green beans

Donations may be brought to church anytime between now and Sunday, January 5th. Please leave bags in the Narthex and we will box items and move it in the corner next to the Sojourners. All food will be taken to the Bellevue and Kirkland Hopelink Centers that week, and we will report the grand total at the Annual Meeting Part 2 on January 12th.

 

Giving Tree 2019

Giving Tree 2019

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This year we will be supporting Imagine Housing (our neighbors at Andrew Glen), Fanikia (our own Julliet Lwakatare’s foundation providing an education for girls in Tanzania) and La Iglesia Episcopal de la Resurreccion in the Skagit valley where our youth are forming great connections to this migrant community. Each organization has their own guidelines about what to provide and how to package it.

All donations are due Sunday, December 15!

For more information visit the table in the Narthex. Questions? Contact Jill Maes.

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.