Aging & Elderly--please keep our elder saints in your prayers. As we age our minds and bodies just don’t respond the way they did when we were younger; please pray that their aches and pains are minimal and that we can see and help with their physical needs and the increasing love they need.
A big “THANK YOU!” to the group from Texas and to all those in our church family who helped this past week with the “Move Project”. Many lives were touched and much was cleaned up. Pray that our efforts within the community will continue to bear fruit and that we will be good stewards of God’s harvest.
2015 will be the 35th anniversary of the Apple Cider Press Youth Rally in beautiful Cashmere, WA and we couldn’t be more excited! This year’s theme is “Now you see Me” and we will be talking about maintaining a “kingdom view” of one’s life through all the trials, turmoil, and just “stuff” that is thrown at us each day, and what it takes to truly keep our eyes fixed on Jesus through all of it. We are blessed to have Bobby Moore from Fort Worth, TX and Carter Davis from Woodinville, WA bringing us insights into God’s Word this year. If you have any questions, please e-mail me (Dave McCarter, Jr.) directly, e-mail our registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call or text at 509-720-TRUE (509-720-8783).
Women for Christian Scholars
Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 16, 7 p.m.
(evening devo—6:30 p.m.)
SAVE THE DATE!!! August 16th — The most delicious ice cream will be served Sunday evening at 7 p.m. Anyone having an ice cream freezer is most welcome to make a “batch”. The flavor? your choice! WFCS members NOT bringing ice cream, please bring cookies! This is a fundraiser for the Landreth/Johnson Scholarship Fund. Co-chairs: Bonnie Van Hoven & Randy Earhart
July 24 Christmas in July Food Drive! Sponsored by PLR—from Noon to 6 pm at Grocery Outlet, Wenatchee, WA
July 26 SUMMER SCHEDULE—9:30 Worship Assembly; 11 a.m. Bible Class OR Summer Projects
July 26 “The Sweet Life” Retirement Party for Randy & Evelyn—2-5 p.m.
July 26-Aug 1 KOCOC Jr./Sr. High Work Week: "The Move Project"
July 29 GPS Summer Community--5:30 p.m. Walla Walla Pt. Park, shelter #2; Potluck, games, Bible study, singing; Sponsored by Pacific Crest Church
July 29 Elders Meeting--5:30 p.m. in Library @ KOCOC
July 29 Youth Devo--7 p.m. in the “Living Room” @ KOCOC
Teen Work Camp
July 26—August 2, 2015
There are two groups of high school students coming to work with us in the community for a week. Teen Work Camp aka: “The Move Project”. The idea is simply - we will “Move” from our homes into other folk’s homes to serve them. We will “Move” from our church walls into the neighborhoods’ habitat to walk through doors that Christ has opened for us. We will “Move” and share our experiences with Christ as He “Moves” into their world through our projects.
To help (or see what is needed for meals) please sign up on the sheets attached to the magnetic white board in the foyer. For more information, please contact either Bruce Baird or Dave McCarter, Jr.
Here's a great event that is a wonderful way to help in our community; but let me have Karen tell it in her own words:
Greetings and Good Morning!
We here at Positive Life Radio wanted to invite you and your congregation to join us for our Christmas in July Food Drive Friday, July 24th from Noon until 6:00 PM.
The summer months are hard for local food banks. With the kids out of school and needing more meals from home, the need is high and the supplies are low. We hope to raise 200,000 pounds of food across 15 locations in Washington (and 2 in Idaho!) to help alleviate this problem.
We will even be playing Christmas music on the 24th to help you get in the giving spirit. You can find us at the Grocery Outlet Parking Lot on Wenatchee Ave.
Please feel free to encourage your congregation to join with us, help get the word out, and bring food donations to the Grocery Outlet Parking Lot on Friday, July 24th.
For more information, be sure to check out our website: www.plr.org or call us at 1-800-355-4757.
Thank you for your time and God Bless!
Karen Robison Donor Relations Coordinator, Positive Life Radio
We're going to have some fun this Thursday and do our first fund raiser of the summer. This fund raiser will be to send teens to Faithquest and/or camp later on this year. We'll be using the East Wenatchee Les Schwab off of Grant Road. If you have any questions, or need a ride, please let Bruce Baird or Dave McCarter, Jr know.
DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2015
TIME: Noon to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Les Schwab Tire Center, East Wenatchee, WA (301 Grant Road)
Thank you to everyone who has inquired about the fires happening up here in north central Washington State - or as we like to say, a little bit of Paradise!
Here is what happened, in a nutshell: on Sunday (6/28/15) afternoon a fire started just outside of Monitor, WA (about 5-6 miles from city of Wenatchee) on what is called Sleepy Hollow Road. Because we are so dry around here and it's been extremely hot (upper 90s and into triple digits) and very low humidity (around 10-20%) this fire just exploded. Because of our amazing fire fighters they were able to save a bunch of homes that were right there in the Sleepy Hollow area, but then the wind started up and pushed the fire across the ridge tops towards the western edge of Wenatchee and that's when things really got interesting. You've probably all seen the pictures/videos; this fire was an inferno and with the wind it was also blowing chunks of embers ahead and that's what ignited the 3-4 warehouses about 1-2 miles away. As of right now, there have been 28-30 houses lost and warehouses lost and jobs lost, but - THANK GOD! - no lives were lost and only a couple of minor injuries were reported. There has been a tremendous outpouring of support and love from our community - immediately local businesses were offering clothing and meals to the victims; families were offering places to stay; local churches were offing emotional and physical support to both those who lost homes and also the fire fighters. Community pulling together and God's love being shown in the most wonderful way possible.
We will pull through this; this is not the first time our town and the surrounding area has been on fire and it won't be the last time, either. We live in a little piece of Paradise, but it comes with a price because it is in the center of one of the driest places in the state (normal annual precipitation is around 8-inches!). THANK YOU to all for your concern and prayers - please continue to lift the families up in prayer who've lost homes and lively-hoods and please pray for our fire fighters as they start the "fire season" around here.
Here's a few links to stories and ways to help: http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2015/jun/30/kelli-scott-fire-loss-and-moving-on/; http://www.cfncw.org/fund-opened-to-support-firefighters-and-displaced-victims-in-wenatchee/; http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2015/jun/29/fire-resources-and-how-you-can-help/
ALSO: Our teen group here at King's Orchard is collecting gift cards for the fire victims - places like Target, Shopko, Safeway, Walmart, etc. would be good. You can drop them off at the church office Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. We will make sure that these cards go to where they are most needed.
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