Announcements for May 17
SAVE THE DATE!
On Sunday, May 31 we will celebrate the ministry of Pastor Catherine Fransson, who is retiring at the end of June. At 11 p.m. Cathy will preach during worship. Following worship is a luncheon celebrating her ministry with us.
JUNE SPIRE - If you have an article/announcement for our June Spire, the deadline is Wednesday, June 20th by 4:00 p.m. Please send to Editor@seattlefirstbaptist.org
Mt. Carmel Circle on Monday!
On Monday, May 18th at Noon, Mt. Carmel Circle will be having their annual potluck lunch at the home of Jane Herness. Everyone is welcome. Please call 425-746-9955 for information.
Wednesday Night Dinner, May 20: 6 p.m. & 7 p.m. program: Peach Jack will be continuing the conversation on Immigration Reform with slides from Lutheran Community Services in El Paso, where the Baptist Peace Fellowship learned about the undocumented children from Mexico and Central America. Michael Ramos will be returning to SFBC at 7 p.m. the following Wednesday, May 27 to continue facilitating a conversation on advocating in this crisis. Invite a friend!
Senior Retreat - Registration is now open for the next Senior Retreat, July 22-24 at Rainbow Lodge. The theme is The Artist Within. Cost is $165 per person single occupancy, $155 per person double occupancy. Reservations are required. Contact David Kile or the office for more information.
Social Justice Ministries meets every 2nd Sunday at 12:30-2 PM in Peacemaker. Bring your own lunch and/or something to share. All are welcome! The next meeting dates are: May 10, June 14, July 12; August 9, September 13; October 11, November 8, and December 13, 2015.
An Elliot Bay Event with Neal Stephenson! Monday, May 18 at 7pm in the Sanctuary
Check out the May Spire or our website for more information. http://www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/neal-stephenson.html
Celebration of Creativity by Nancy Roberts-Brown
The SFBC Celebration of Creativity Week will take place this fall between September 27th and October 4th. It will include discussions on spirituality and creativity, Wednesday night activities, and hands-on workshops. It will culminate in the Creativity Expo on October 3rd and 4th. Several SFBC members and friends have already declared their interest in participating in this multi-generational event. If you have not yet done so, now is the time. We are looking for artists of all persuasions to show their work. All forms of expression are welcomed. Painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, music, poetry, textile, photography, wood-working, story-telling, food and film will all be represented. Children’s participation is warmly encouraged. Whatever you do, we want to see it and showcase it.
Artists who choose to sell their work (this is optional) are asked to donate a minimum of 20% of their sales to benefit SFBC Creativity Connections or other sponsored charities. In this way, future events like this can become a part of our diverse community. So mark your calendars and take a chance. Show us what you do. Almost everything of value starts with a creative idea. This is your chance to share yourself with our community. Everyone is welcome. The deadline for registering your interest is June 1st, so now is the time to act! Please contact Janet Hasselblad, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Roberts-Brown, at email@example.com to communicate your interest.