CURRENT NEWS SHORTS

“Virtual Worship” is being substituted for sanctuary in-person worship, during the COVID-19 pandemic, see the welcome page for links to this “in-home” adventure! 

NEW!  Wednesdays – Bible Study: UNRAVELED

   Feeling a little “unraveled” by the happenings in the world?  Or unsettled and un-anchored without a spiritual support through Bible Study?  You are not alone!  “UNRAVELED” is a Bible Study that deals with these questions:  What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity—or the path we’re on— comes undone? What if all of this is not the end we fear it will be? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope—with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed.

   This study explores 12 stories of unraveled shame, identity, fear, grief, dreams, and expectations.  Pastor Karla hopes that you will join her on ZOOM, Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM for about an hour of sharing in this study.  A study guide will be emailed to participants (or printed for pick up for those who don’t have the capability of printing at home). 

The links to the ZOOM study are: for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/94897642352   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,94897642352# US (Tacoma) or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 948 9764 2352 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

NEW!  First Sunday – COMMUNION SERVICE

One thing that we miss when our worship is not live is communion.  Join Pastor Karla on the first Sunday of each month, beginning June 7, at 7:00 PM for a LIVE communion service on zoom.  We will have a short Communion Service with meditation and the Lord’s Supper.   One thing you need to note!  You’ll need to plan ahead enough to bring your own bread and beverage!   

Zoom links:  for computers and internet capable phones: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/92992582756   One tap mobile:  +12532158782,,92992582756# US (Tacoma)  or for a regular landline phone, which is like joining a conference call (audio only) dial: 1-253-215-8782 (Tacoma), tap in the Meeting ID: 929 9258 2756 when prompted.  (I hope you’ll all join me for this!!)

TUESDAY “COFFEE HOUR”

Want to see and talk to other church friends (and the Pastor) in person?  Even though we are physically distanced we can be socially and spiritually close.  Follow the link on Tuesdays at 1:00 PM for “Coffee Hour.”  If you miss the sharing that happens during the Prayers of the People, or is you miss the “Coffee Hour” that would normally happen weekly after worship – perhaps this can help replace those.  We share what’s happening in our lives, joys, concerns, and we pray together.    SEE MORE WITH LINKS TO THE ZOOM CALL

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SAD TO SAY, but the STP bikers rally has been cancelled this year.  We will miss all our regulars for their sleepover, and hope to see you next year!

Regular Sunday Schedule

When we are back to in-person gathering!

  • The Regular Sunday Schedule:

         9:30 AM – Faithlink Class (Adults) – child care for up to 8 yr.

11:00 AM – WORSHIP  and KID ZONE (ages 5-12) 

  • Child care is provided during worship for up to 5 years old – in addition to Kid Zone
  • Following worship every Sunday:   Everyone is welcome to stay for snacks and beverages in Boadway Hall.  This is get-acquainted time.  Occasionally there is a special coffee hour with a meal to celebrate an event, and all who attend worship are invited to be a part of it, too!

 

THE CHURCH IN MISSION:

Currently, we are not SERVING the meal, but we are PREPARING in our kitchen and delivering the meal to be served as takeout.  In addition, we are packing brown bags for an extra lunch/dinner meal for those who need it.

 

We are still saving and collecting the granola bar/fruit snack type items for the “Food for the Future” program in anticipation of school re-opening in the Fall.

Small Group/Fellowship Opportunities:

ALL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES OF MORE THAN 10 PERSONS ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE PANDEMIC!  (LOOK BACK TO THIS SITE FOR WHEN WE CHANGE BACK!)

Follow this link to a comprehensive list of our many SMALL GROUP fellowship and service activities.

In addition, Sunday mornings, following Worship there is always some kind of foods, beverages and fellowship. Fall through Spring, the Third Sunday there is often a fellowship LUNCH or Potluck.

THE FOLLOWING ARE HERE AS PLACEHOLDERS, UNTIL WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE THESE ACTIVITIES AGAIN! 

 

WE LEARN TOGETHER:

The Faithlink class on Sunday mornings is September through May.       9:30 AM on Sundays.  The subject matter is selected from current events and topics of interest.  There is always information on the topic, scriptures to draw from, and a United Methodist specific perspective, with lots of discussion from the group.  All are welcome!

The Kid Zone which begins at the children’s sermon on Sunday mornings is also September through June.  It starts as children leave worship about 11:10 AM (Sunday), after the children’s sermon.  Children leave to the activity zone, and adults continue the worship service with sermon, etc.

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