CHURCH NEWSLETTER: SEPT 2017 Newsletter
Give to UMCOR disaster relief
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
To give to UMCOR’s relief and recovery efforts make a check payable to Haller Lake UMC with ‘Advance #901670’ in the memo.
To help keep UMCOR’s relief supplies in stock, make a check payable to Haller Lake UMC with ‘Advance #901440’ in the memo.
To donate online, visit UMCOR’s website.
Rally Sunday September 10
Next Sunday is Rally Sunday. We will have an open house with information from our service teams and groups, followed by grilled hot dogs.
Seahawks viewing parties at the parsonage
Seahawks viewing parties at the parsonage will begin on Sunday, September 10, at 1:00pm right after Rally Sunday and the hot dog BBQ.
Come enjoy the game and Pastor Austin’s Parsonage Porter and other home brews on tap! Right next door to the church on North 1334d.
Adult Sunday School starts Sunday, 9/17
Plan to attend Adult Sunday School starting Sunday, September 17 at 11:30am. Pastor Austin will present Church and the Changing World on Sundays through October at 11:30am in the Upper Room.
Socks and underwear drive through September
The Service Team is collecting new socks and underwear through September to be donated to Clothes for Kids. All sizes are needed from children’s size 4 to adult sizes.
A donation box is located in the hall through September. Label cash donations ‘Clothes for Kids’ and place in the offering plate.
Weaving our Strengths conference, Saturday, 9/30 8:00am-4:00pm
Weaving our Strengths, presented by the Church Council of Greater Seattle, is a day-long conference of fellowship, inspiration, and skill-building to strengthen local churches’ efforts for the common good. This year’s theme: For Such a Tie as This.
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8:00am-4:00pm
University Congregational Church
4515 16th Ave NE
The church and pastor have new email addresses
Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive Saturday, 9/16
Saturday, September 16 marks the 25th annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive. Put your faith into action by signing up for one (or more) 2 1/4 hour shift to stand at the entrance of the QFC store located at 11100 Roosevelt Way NE and greet shoppers, hand out fliers, and collect the most-needed foods as shoppers leave the store.
A sign-up sheet is located in the Friendship Room or email email@example.com if you want to help.
Help distribute food at North Helpline Food Bank on Saturday, July 29.
Meet there at 9:30am, or at 9:10am at church to carpool. Food bank donations can always be left in the grocery cart outside the Friendship Room. All non-perishable items are welcome, including paper products and food wrap as well as food!
Fill My Cup returns Saturday, August 12, 3:00-8:00pm.
Fill My Cup is our “occasional Coffee House” on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Come for dinner for tasty, hearty soups and more, or terrific coffee or dessert, and enjoy the connection of community through conversation, games and music, plus fun childcare for the little ones. We often have live music, too! All are welcome–bring your friends!
PFLAG meeting monthly at HLUMC
On the fourth Tuesday of every month we welcome PFLAG, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. This peer support group began in 1972 and is now worldwide, working to advance equality.