Members Amber Ronald and Karen Kosciolek at last year’s Greenwood “Hunger Goblin” event
Our neighborhood comes alive on Saturday October 25th for another afternoon of trick or treating. The Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat event runs from 12-3pm, and we hope to participate. Can you volunteer to greet little ghosts and superheros at our front door? We also hope you will buy an extra bag or two of candy for us to hand out. This really helps cut down the cost of participation in this wonderful and fun neighborhood event.
I met Javon over the phone one afternoon. His too-eager voice sounded like a young man trying to do the right thing, but not sure what the future held. He was recently released from prison, in a job-training program, and seeking rental assistance to remain in a good living situation. I made a time to meet with him at the church. While discussing his situation in my office, my heart really went out to Javon. He had found a good church community since leaving prison, and he spoke hopefully of pastoral mentors who were helping him find his way. Ensuring stability in his living arrangements would be a huge weight off his mind. His humility, perseverance, and honesty made an impact on me. I was happy to offer rental help through PRLC’s Outreach Fund.
Thanks to your generous support of the Outreach Fund, we have helped hundreds of individuals and families in 2014 facing a moment of financial crisis much like Javon. I appreciate your partnership in support of the fund, and look forward to sharing the love of Christ to our neighbors in need down the road.
Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher
Have 3 hours on Saturday? Join the Move In Work Party, Saturday Sept 27 10am-1pm at Compass Housing Alliance’s new low income housing apartment Compass on Dexter
Here are the tasks for the day:
- Unpacking boxes and sorting donations – we have lots of boxes full of donations that need to be sorted out and separated for individual apartments.
- Loading bins of housewares to be delivered to each apartment.
- Bringing bins of housewares to apartments – groups will bring laundry bins full of housewares (sheets, towels, etc.) to apartments. Many of the items will just be dropped off in the apartments, but we will have you hang the shower curtains in each apartment’s bathroom.
Please note you will not be moving any furniture or heavy items.
Please confirm with Kevin Friedrich that you plan to attend the volunteer event and are from Phinney Ridge Lutheran. Compass on Dexter is located at 756 John St, Seattle 98109. It is on the corner of Dexter and John across from Denny Park. It is a large, new apartment building.
Parking: When you arrive you may park in the building’s garage. The garage is accessible by the alley between the building and Denny Park Lutheran Church.
Upon Arrival: When everyone arrives, I will give a brief orientation and introduction to the building and volunteer tasks. This will be on the 1st floor of the building, which is easily accessible from the garage.
Thanks for considering! I’ll be there ~Signe Roscoe
Saturday, September 13, 2014
For twenty years, Casa Latina has walked alongside the Latino immigrant community, empowering women and men through employment and education, creating new leaders, and organizing for justice. This month, Casa Latina celebrates its 20th anniversary with a gala event and fundraiser on September 13. PRLC members Scott Shiebler and Eric Liljegren will be hosting a table with some Phinney members to kickstart our community’s support of Casa Latina. If you would like to join them, contact Chris Megargee (PRLC member and Director of Development at Casa Latina) at (206) 686-2606, or email Scott Shiebler to let him know.
The food bank is in need of volunteers to work
- 2nd Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm
- 5th Tuesday afternoons 1-3pm
- 1st Thursday evenings 6-8pm
Please contact Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher if you can help.
We enjoyed another sunny and fun Summer Streets event at PRLC this August. Our free smoothies flew fast, and the games on the lawn were enjoyed by kids of all ages. Our open doors and friendly welcome shined the light of Christ on our wonderful neighborhood. Thanks to our volunteers and staff who organized our participation. See you next year!
When we hosted Mary’s Place shelter for women and families last month, you made it happen. You visited with our guests and spent the night on a cot in the choir room; you cooked dinner; you played with the children; you did the grocery shopping; you helped with set up; you cleaned and put supplies away; you washed all of the linens; you drove the van and picked up the families; and you prayed for and supported our guests from Mary’s Place.
Your commitment to this ministry is never failing and we’ll do it all over again in November. Thank you once again.
Your Mary’s Place Team
Steve Johnson, Signe Roscoe, Peggy Kreger, Patrick Meagher, Joe Huber
We’re looking forward to sharing another beautiful summer afternoon with our neighborhood at the 2014 Summer Streets Event. Will you join us? Volunteers are needed from 1-5pm to help with our free smoothie stand and to run the games we’ll be providing on the front lawn. We don’t currently have enough volunteers for these activities, so if you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday, we would love to have you! Contact Minister of Outreach Patrick Meagher in the office (206-783-2350 or email@example.com) if interested.
PRLC is proud that life-long member Abigail Cress has served with Young Adults in Global Mission in Jerusalem for the last year. Click on the link below to read her final newsletter for this experience.
July 2014 Newsletter: Young Adults in Global Mission – Jerusalem [pdf]
Mary’s Place will come to Phinney again beginning August 12. Please prayerfully consider how you may be involved in this very special ministry. We will host moms and their children for one week. Opportunities are available for overnight hosts, dinner providers, set up, drivers, take down, laundry helpers, food shoppers… Training will be available for new volunteers. Please watch for more details in Sunday bulletins.