- Youth Group Mission Trip Meeting with Parents at
11:15 a.m. this Sunday,
May 19, 2019.
- New Bible Study starting Wednesday May 22nd on 1st Peter at 6:30 p.m. We meet downstairs in the fellowship hall.
- Life Long Leaners Lunch March 22nd featuring speaker Jim Harnish from The Points Northeast Historical Society. Jim will speak about the Browns Point Lighthouse and first Light keepers. Light lunch and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP on your Connection Card.
We raised $2,005 for My Sister’s Pantry! Thanks Be to God! Thank you all for you incredible generosity! It will be a great joy to present that to Martha Curwen, the director of My Sister’s Pantry! Way to go church!
I also want to share what I have been up to this week. I meet with Metroparks Tacoma and the staff from Browns Point Elementary and Northeast Tacoma Elementary about having another summer lunch program in our community. If you remember last year, our church provided lunch on Tuesday and Thursday in the month of August. This is because there is only summer lunch at Northeast Tacoma from the end of June to the end of July! We know better. Children don’t stop being hungry during the month of August.
I checked in with the staff at both schools and asked, “Is there still a need for summer lunch in our area?” The answer was a resounding yes! So, our church will be providing free lunch again for 10 days total in the month of August!
There are a couple of changes that we learned from last year. This coming summer we are going to try passing out lunches at the park at the Center at Norpoint. We believe that because it has the Spray Park and playground that we might actually be able to reach even more kids this year. The staffs at both schools are exciting about sending out the information because we are ahead of where we were last year! Everything fell into place the previous year at the last minute. That is because we were waiting on the Tacoma Public Schools to get us needed information. Our hope is that more families in need will be able to get the information so that they can utilize our program better and sooner. Our church is also going to have better signage promoting the free summer lunch program. We are also going to look at having some crafts like what we did at the July Arts Festival in the Browns Point Town Center that we did last summer. Metroparks Tacoma will also provide us with some needed supplies, like they did last year. Also our hope is to have church t shirts so that we can share who we are.
What is staying the same is that we will provide lunch from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. This is because that is the time lunch is provided for children at Northeast Tacoma Elementary School from June to July. That means we are making lunches around 10:00 a.m. So we will need volunteers to help make the lunches and volunteers to pass them out. We are staying on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Here are the dates for the lunches
Tuesday July 30th
Thursday August 1st
Tuesday August 6th
Thursday August 8th
Tuesday August 12th
Thursday August 15th
Tuesday August 20th
Thursday August 22nd
Tuesday August 27th
Thursday August 29th
I want to give this information to you now because I know many of you are planning for your summer travels and adventures. This is such a joyful ministry! I hope you can come at least once and experience the joy of serving the kids in our community.
Thank you Browns Point UMC for loving your community, especially the kids in our area! This work is evidence of the love of God and Jesus in your lives!
Word Study - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WYNBjJSYvE
Rev. Katie Klosterman