QUOTE FOR A MONDAY
“When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves—that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience.”
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THIS UPCOMING EVENT
JKPC WELCOMES GUEST PREACHER REV. STEVE BAKER
This Sunday, JKPC has the honor to hear from Rev. Steve Baker, who is the Vice President of Operations for Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles and who also just so happens to be Devon Pritchett’s brother. We look forward to hearing from God through Steve’s sermon.
Steve Baker Bio:
Steve Baker is Vice President of Operations for Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles. He also serves as the Connect Pastor for 7th Street Church of Long Beach. Steve has an extensive and deep ministry background of twenty-two years. His passion is to see the church be a vital part of reconciliation for those on the periphery of society. Steve has volunteered for Dream Center LA for the last eight years as a chapel pastor and teaches induction classes for those entering DCD (Dream Center Discipleship) a one-year recovery program.
Steve resides in Long Beach with his wife Brooke of nineteen years and his two kids. His son Cole 17 and his daughter Skylar 15. He enjoys family camping and dirigible riding.
BIG WEDNESDAY DINNER SIGN-UPS
DON’T WAIT, RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!
We think that the next Big Wednesday on February 1st will be a don’t miss event! Taproot Theatre’s Improv team will be providing a hilarious evening of comedy and laughs. We are also offering a free dinner. It’s a can’t miss, a no-brainer, piece of cake, duck soup, walk in the park event. Your only decision is if you want to come to the dinner and the improv or just the improv. If you would like to come and eat, we ask that you’d RSVP for dinner. We have even made RSVP’ing a snap. Just go to www.jkpcusa.org/bigwednesday and answer a few simple questions.
We guarantee this Big Wednesday will be more laughs than a congregational meeting.
ARE YOU NEW OR LOOKING FOR A WAY TO CONNECT?
On January 29, 2017, at 11:30 AM, there will be a brunch to welcome all those who are relatively new to JKPC, or those who want to deepen their connections at JKPC.
To RSVP please contact Chris MacRae email@example.com, text or call 206.714.3032
JOIN US FOR A MEAL AND HELP FIGHT HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY!
Friday, January 27, 2017
Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien
Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities. Moshier Art Center Potters have donated bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event. Everyone is invited! Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, dessert, and drink; donated by local businesses. Proceeds to benefit the Highline & White Center Food Banks
Save the Date for our community’s annual CROP Hunger Walk, to be held on 5/7/17 after services!
Since 1990, Des Moines/Highline neighborhoods have come together to raise nearly $300,000 in response to hunger both here and around the world through the work of Church World Service and our local nonprofits. The need is great, so we hope you will join if you are able! Location and further details will be announced in February, as well as posted on the website at www.crophungerwalk.org/desmoineswa.
Contact the local walk coordinator, Alice McGregor, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
FEBRUARY DONATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY HOUSE
Hospitality House is looking for some specific gifts for February. If you’d like to help one of JKPC’s significant local mission partners, we ask that you drop off your donations directly to Hospitality House. You can find and download the list of needed items at the bottom of this post. Thanks for your generosity!
GOOD BEER, BETTER CONVERSATION
Sometimes, theology can be a difficult topic for us to wrap our minds around. On Thursday, January 26 from 7:00-9:00 PM, a group will gather at Des Moines Creek Restaurant to discuss ideas about God and how our thoughts impact our minds. We call this “Theology Pub, good” and we would love to have you join us.
We may not have the answers, but we promise we will real questions about God and how God is working in our lives. Going forward, we will meet on the third Thursday of the month through June. Questions? Contact Kim Ells, email@example.com.
JKPC AT NIGHT DURING A FULL MOON