CHURCH NEWSLETTER: Around the Parish, October 2017
Church grounds cleanup Saturday, 10/19
The annual fall grounds cleanup is this Saturday, 10/21, from 9:00am-12:00pm. Please bring your rakes, wheelbarrows, pruning tools, and other gardening supplies to prepare the grounds for winter.
Church potlock after workshop on Sunday, 10/29
October has a fifth Sunday, so we will have a potlock after worship (~11:00am) on Sunday, October 29. Our theme is ‘tailgate potlock’. Bring a dish to share.
Community Choir Concert to benefit North Helpline
The annual Community Choir Concert to benefit North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank is at 3:00pm Sunday, November 5, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (14514 20th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155). Our own choir participates, so come support them and enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music!
Meridian Street cleanup Saturday, 10/15
Our next Meridian Street cleanup is this Saturday, 10/14. We start at 9:00am in the church parking lot and finishes by 11:00am. Please bring a traffic vest and garden gloves if you have them. Please sign up in the Friendship Room or talk with any Service Team member if you’re interested in pitching in.
Give to hurricane relief efforts
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 hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
To support efforts in U.S. states and territories, give to U.S. Disaster Response Advance 901670.
To give to non-U.S. territories in the Caribbean, and to empower other efforts around the globe, please donate to International Disaster Response Advance #982450.
Make your checks payable to Haller Lake UMC with the Advance number in the memo line and we will send all contributions to UMCOR. 100% of your designated donation to UMCOR goes directly to relief work.
The Emergency Feeding Program 40th anniversary gala
The Emergency Feeding Program supports the region’s food safety net by assembling tens of thousands of food packs every year and delivering them to 250 human services agencies throughout King County. This ensures that infants, children and families in crisis have food when they need it most. Mayor’s Day of Concern collects donations on their behalf.
You can support their work by at- tending their 40th Anniversary Gala, Fighting Hunger by Design, 5-9pm Saturday, October 21, at 851 Houser Way N in Renton. Buy your tickets online at www.emergencyfeeding.org.
Pastor Austin’s sermons are available online
If you miss Sunday worship, listen to Pastor Austin’s sermons from our website.
Sock drive for the homeless
Our Men’s Group is sponsoring their annual sock drive for the homeless who are served by Operation Nightwatch. Please give a little comfort and help keep feet warm. Place donations of new, white cotton socks in the marked box just outside the Friendship Room.
Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.: SMTA Teacher Performance Showcase
Enjoy the perfect evening! Join Seattle Music Teachers Association on Sunday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Haller Lake United Methodist Church to hear SMTA teacher-members share their talents in a Teacher Performance Showcase, sponsored by the generous gift from the late Dorothy Woodcock. Performing teachers will entertain us with classical, jazz, original and vocal music. There is sure to be something for every musical taste.
Homework Helpers Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Homework Helpers is Wednesdays at 6:30pm. If you are interested in participating but can’t come every week, please come at least once a month. The kids and parents are so appreciative, and this is a wonderful opportunity to help them succeed!
Monday morning Bible study 10:00-11:30am
All are invited to join the Monday morning Bible study from 10:00-11:30am. The study materials are provided at no charge.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.