Announcements for March 29
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Betty Bates, who passed three weeks ago. If you would like to send condolences, please send to: John and Suzie Bates, 1127 N.E. 197th Court, Shoreline, WA. 98155 . A special coffee hour to honor Better is planned for Sunday, April 12 after worship. She will also be remembered during worship that day.
BURRITOS FOR THE HUNGRY - Please come join fellow members of our SFBC & Bet Alef congregations in rolling highly nutritious burritos for the many hungry in our community. We "roll" every 3rd Saturday in Fridell Lounge. Times are about 1:30pm to 3:30pm which includes set up & clean up. Volunteers are also needed on 3rd Friday afternoons to prepare food AND after 3:30 on Saturdays to help distribute the burritos to those in need. You can choose any or all of these times.
The next roll is Saturday, April 18. And, we are looking forward to Saturday, May 16 which will mark two years! of our two congregations joyfully working together. We have been rolling between 600 & 800 burritos each month but the May 16 goal is 1000 burritos!! More details can be obtained through our coordinators, Kimmie Thiesen #253-777-7788, cell - email@example.com & Rebecca Alder, #425-213-4032 - firstname.lastname@example.org See you there. Roxanne Fowler
Emergency Feeding Program - We need your help to keep fighting hunger this spring. Thanks to your gifts, the Emergency Feeding Program has already helped thousands of people in need this year:
· So far this year, we have delivered 5,686 Emergency Food Packs—the equivalent of almost 155,000 pounds of food.
· Our Food Packs fed over 4,800 people this winter.
· We collaborated with 8 new Partner Agencies this spring, which will allow us to serve even more people in King County.
While everyone is just getting into their spring activities, our work at EFP continues. Spring has long been a difficult period for EFP. Demand for our service rises during the spring months. Families with kids who rely on free or reduced-price lunches during the school year struggle to feed everyone in their household during the spring. Many of them turn to EFP for help. At the same time, giving tends to go down during this time of year. We need your help to keep our warehouse full. You can help us fight hunger by joining our Fill-A-Bag Spring Appeal. For every $25, you can fill one grocery bag with enough healthy emergency food to feed a family in need. The more you give, the more people we can help. Your tax-deductible gift to the Emergency Feeding Program will help us feed close to 6,000 people in need between now and June. Will you help us Fill-A-Bag this spring? Thank you again for supporting those in need in our communities. Yours in service, Glenn M. Turner, Executive Director.
Emergency Food Barrels can be found outside Fellowship Hall.
New Book - Jim Segaar, our director of media ministries, recently published his first book. Join us on Wednesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. for a special program about Bent on the Crest, which is a collection of essays and photographs inspired by a 6-week-long adventure through the Cascade and Sierra Nevada Mountains that Jim and his husband Jim Ginn completed in 2013. During the program, Jim will share some of what he learned going through the process of self-publishing the book, as well as reading and sharing photos from the book. Visit www.jimsegaar.com for more information about Bent on the Crest, including where it is available for purchase. A limited number of paperback copies of the book will be available for sale at the program.
Musicianship Classes - Come join our organist, Michelle Horsley, on Sunday afternoons for a fun and interactive music education. These classes are meant to serve both as a kind of “Music 101” for people who don’t have significant music backgrounds and as refresher classes for folks who do. Topics covered will include meter, key signatures, intervals, sight-singing, syncopation, solfege, etc. There is no cost and all classes are open to the church community. Bring a lunch and join us after worship to learn about the nuts and bolts of music! Classes will meet on April 12, April 26, May 3 and May 10 from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.
SFBC Drama presents Shakespeare and Stuff. Performances are Saturday, April 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 19 at 1:00pm
The next Senior Adult Luncheon will be Sunday, April 26, at 12:30 p.m. The program features Judy Rantz William, speaking on The Story Behind "The Boys in the Boat." This best-selling book by author Dan Brown tells the story of Judy's father, Joe Rantz, and other members of the UW men's crew team that took the Gold Medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Cost for lunch is $5. Reservations are required. Contact the church office at 325-6051 or email Pastor David Kile at David@seattlefirstbaptist.org.
Saturday, April 11 - 2:00pm in Fridell - Ruby Roth presents The Transformative Power of Veganism - $15 adults. Tickets and more info: rubyroth.brownpapertickets.com. Lecture - Q & A - Book Signing & Reading - Limited free childcare onsite