Friday, November 8, 2019

November work party + flyering & more Keystone fun dates to note!

Join us for services
Worship Every Sunday – 10:30am
All Are Welcome!

This Sunday, November 10, 2019
Rev. Rich preaching
Lectionary: read here 

Worship leader: Rev. Yuki
(Rev. Lauren off)
Honoring the Saints

Come into community as we remember together the people dear to us that have passed, & honor the gifts of the saints who have gone before us.
Music Leader:  Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat
Children's Ministry:  Anita 
Reader: Jim
Usher: Sandie
Communion:  Yuki, Rich.
 

Families:  Children start the morning in worship for opening hymns & taking in the voices of community @ welcome.  Once the scripture is read, teacher Anita will lead children down to classroom for the sermon time:  a craft, Bible story, & creative play.  All ages together. 

Anita will usher children back up to sanctuary @ Communion- & they join you for closing hymn!

*Also find the basket of Activity pages & books on the welcome table every week!

Children's Ministry with Anita – program every Sunday 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. More info at http://www.keystoneseattle.org/children-youth/

Miss a Sermon?  Down at Classroom? Audio Available Online: Feel free anytime to click on an audio file for a listen HERE, and share!

Here is Rev. Mike Denton, from 10/27:  
http://www.keystoneseattle.org/listen-to-sermons-now-1
and written here.
 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, Nov. 17:  10:30 AM worship
Preaching: Rev. Rich
Worship Leader: Rev. Lauren

Lectionary: read here
(Rev. Yuki is off to help Clint's Bremerton church celebrate their 100-year anniversary)

Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat
Children's Ministry: Anita

Reader: Arlene
Usher: Lisa
Communion:  Lauren, Rich.
Coffee Hour: Barbara

Want to know more about how to use social media programs like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to share your values, or to let folks know how to advocate for the things they care about? Join us as Yuki takes us through a "Social Media 101" mini-workshop to answer any question you have and to help you start thinking of how to use your digital platforms to do good in the world. 
The Climate March was just one Keystone commitment this fall!  Our folks are now rolling out ongoing involvement to make school districts 100% clean energy.  We are also participating in the monthly People's Song Echo (all ages!) at All Pilgrims on Cap Hill.  Next dates:  Nov. 20, Dec. 18, Jan. 23....  Talk to Christian to meet up on either of the above!
townsdin@gmail.com
Sharing Life Together: community
Joys, Challenges, Prayers, & News

We celebrated with Lisa Rivera Smith and family @ her election night party on Nov. 5!  Congrats to our new School Board member!!  Blessings for 2020 & beyond, and the ways your service can begin to ripple & impact, especially on behalf of those who have been advocating to be heard!

We are praying with Nell Townley & family as they train a part time caregiver to help out at Northaven.  Thank you for allowing us to bring you doses of the Keystone love!
Nell Townley
Northaven
531 NE 112th St. #503
Seattle, WA 98125
(You are welcome to call the church office if you want Nell's # and email, found in the Directory.)
Contact your new City Council Members!!  "Home For Good"

Barb Anderson served as Keystone's intern with Jubilee Justice Leadership Program, at SKCCH.
Thank you Barb & all who worked tirelessly to register voters who were unhoused, before election day!
See our needed next step below:


 

Once you've voted, Take Action Again on Home for Good: Our rent subsidy program has traction at Seattle City Council and we need additional messages from you to council members to make sure it is in the budget. Click here to take action


Barb was among 35+ Coalition Voting Volunteers in Seattle at the Compass Center and in Bellevue at Congregations for the Homeless' Day Center making sure folks had the resources they need to vote on election day such as Voter Registration Guide for homeless and unstably housed voters and they helped over 170 people register to vote.  They also talked with scores and scores of folks on how to fill out their ballots over the past few weeks!

contact Barb at SKCCH:  Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness
85 S. Washington Street Suite 310 | Seattle, Washington 98104
206-204-8350 | operations@homelessinfo.org
FESTIVAL OF HOPE PREP REQUEST From the BAKERY TABLE

Hi all you bakers and folks
—It would help me to know who is bringing what and generally the amount.
There’s a sign up sheet in the lobby or email margaretgraham3@icloud.com
—If you or a friend can fill in as cashier at the bakery table even for a short time, please let me know days and hours that work. Thanks!

Thank you,
Margaret
margaretgraham3@icloud.com
206-353-1323
 

Work Party to prep Festival of Hope =  our November 20th monthly supper

At Keystone, we've made giving the world a little hope an annual holiday tradition for more than 40 years, and we're doing it again this year. Sign up to fill a volunteer role, from staffing the deli and bakery, or book sale, or fair trade handcrafts!  On your break, eat fresh pumpkin pie, and peruse the vintage/ upcycled treasures!  Check out the clipboard by the coffee pot near the coffee hour table, or contact: ElizaPenick@yahoo.com.

Next up:  
November Work Party:  Wednesday November 20.  5:30 - 7 pm:  family friendly with dinner!  Flyering to invite neighbors to Festival.  Cleaning Learning Center mini kitchen.  Cleaning Battson Kitchen.  Prepping Book Sale.  Sorting & Hauling, beautifying our space!  (Doors open at 4:30 pm - so come on the earlier side, if better for your schedule or traffic!)

If you can't make Wed. Nov. 20 suppertime Work Party- then bring your muscle to:
Wed. Nov. 20, 9:30 pm: set up tables.
Thurs. Nov. 21- morning: paper the tables.
Fri. Nov. 22- morning: move book boxes.
Sun. Nov. 24: 3 pm tear down: fold up tables.

 
And thank you to the great Nov. 3 mailing party crew!  & all the good conversation and singing along the way!

Check out all the upcoming in films in each neighborhood listing!

** All events are Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation **
We help communities organize, educate, advocate & build community around social justice documentary film and conversation.
Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 p.m.: Pastor Jerry's installation @Seattle Taiwanese Christian Church(STCC), UCC
@Keystone UCC

Ordination time!  A grand journey!

Some of you know that Jerry was at the end of the process with the Presbyterian church when STCC called him, and thus he bravely began a whole next process with the UCC.  
Jerry-Ninja Chang will be ordained on Sunday, November 17th at 3:00pm at Taiwanese Christian Church (UCC) in Seattle, where he has been called as their Pastor/Director of Ministry. His Master of Divinity degree is from Eden Theological Seminary. All are invited to attend. Invitation.

Our beloved colleague & his family, and our friends at STCC rejoice with us at this, their awaited occasion.  Rev. Rich Gamble who has served as an advisor for Jerry, will preach the ordination.  Kids will have a story in the worship.   There will be a reception afterwards- see you there!
Glance- down- the- Calendar

November:
Nov. 17:  Jerry Chang ordination. 3 pm
Nov 20:   Work party, supper, flyering neighborhood, family friendly. 5:30-7 pm (Doors 4:30 pm.)
Nov 23:   Festival of Hope: 10- 4
Nov. 24:  Festival of Hope: 12-3

December:
Wed. Dec. 4- Prophetic Social media class with Rev Yuki.  5:30-7 pm
Thur. Dec. 5- Communities Rising (7-9 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Wed. Dec. 11- Holden Prayer 7 pm
Wed. Dec 18- Holden Prayer 7 pm
Tues. Dec 24- Christmas Eve worship 7 pm
 
Church metal roof installation- begins November 11, weather permitting!

And Keystone Green Team folks are hard at work, setting up the systems to invite the many good groups and people of our extended community of neighbors & renters & visitors to donate to our installation of solar, as our metal roof goes up!  We are starting to visit groups and users of the building, to invite participation, to help donate.  Spread the word- donate through our online donations-- thank you team & Christian!  
 
Thursday Nov. 21 @ Noon: submissions: next deadline for Newsletter announcements: to Lauren & Yuki
 

HOLDEN PRAYER @ KEYSTONE

Elliot Kraber, Music Coordinator
Yigit Kolat, Accompanist
w/Rev. Rich Gamble, Rev. Lauren Cannon,  Rev. Yuki Schwartz


Mark your calendars to enjoy December contemplative evening worship services at Keystone UCC.

Holden Prayer is 20-minute candlelit evening service with lots of singing, reflective time, a couple seasonal scriptures, and we exit in silence. Come as you are, for some peaceful contemplation after your day.  Bring a friend- all welcome!

Wednesday, December 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 18, 7-7:30 p.m.

Holden Village is a Lutheran (and quite welcoming of all) retreat center in the Cascades that started this lovely prayer service.  Many of the hymns we sing in Sunday worship (green Gather hymnal) were written by Marty Haugen who once took a sabbatical in the Holden Village in 1986.  He composed Holden Evening Prayer  while he was there.  Its a vespers (evening) service, that is now done in many places for simple contemplative worship.  A while back, two Keystone year-long young adult volunteers, Melissa and Eric, brought us this practice.

Come breathe deeply with others at Keystone for one or both of these Wednesday evenings.

AND ...

Following Holden Prayer, Seattle Dances of Universal Peace invite all upstairs to Wednesday Dances, 7:30 pm in the Learning Center. 
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Tuesday Dec. 24- Christmas Eve worship
7 p.m. @ Keystone
Come share this beloved candlelight hour celebrating the Christmas story with poems, and carols, as we worship the coming of the light of Christ.

Children join families in the pews.  We close with candlelit silent night.

This Weekend

Nov 10, Dine with Interfaith Leaders Acting for the Common Good

Faith Action Network is hosting its Annual Dinner at the lovely Renton Pavilion Event Center. Barb has organized Keystone to be part of table support, and we invite you to join this time of celebration and learning. Schmoozing begins about 4:30, dinner around 5:15 pm.  If you are interested in coming, please chat with Barb!   gepreston@msn.com

 

Barb is gathering our Keystone UCC table for the FAN Dinner.  
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Faith Action Network dinner in Renton will also be a live-streamed event in Spokane at The Glover Mansion. Keystone joins FAN to celebrate the victories of the past year, while gathering as faith leaders and advocates from across the state to continue to move forward our work for the common good. Awards go to advocacy leaders  (as to Rev. Rich Gamble one year!) and invite our continuing support of this shared mission.

Thursday, 5 Dec, 7P

Our Next Communities Rising Event

An Introduction To Drawdown

The website Drawdown.org provides 100 well-researched solutions to climate change. Let's consider implementing these solutions with our family and local community - i.e. a "middle-out" approach, as a complement to a "bottom-up" approach (individual action) and to a "top-down" approach (national political action). Come to our next Communities Rising event to explore these ideas with the newly established Drawdown Seattle group (DrawdownSeattle.org).

This participatory "Introduction To Project Drawdown" involves you with solutions to reverse global warming that encompass the energy we use, the food we eat and the cities we live in. Each of us can explore the vital role we can play in this movement to reverse global warming.

5019 Keystone Place North (Keystone Church)

 
 

Fun this November with Children's Ministry: continuing-- making trees "for what are you thankful?"

Also check out these two new books in the Church School Library!  You can help your child enjoy them from the Basket as you pick up a Worship Bulletin.



 
 


Christian - 11/13
Abby11/17
&
Will11/28
 

Here's wishing them each the happiest of birthdays, from all of us at Keystone UCC!  On the last Sunday of the month- we shall have cake at coffee hour
Please let Barb know additions/ omissions! 
 
Keep an eye out here for upcoming Keystone Birthdays!
Wells of Hope:  aiding Children of Prisoners in Uganda
Friends, from time to time, Keystone can help amplify a passion of one of our members, as an extension of our commitments, love and justice-work.  Many of you know Margaret does some fund raising for this organization in Uganda at Festival of Hope.  She says," if you’d Ike to give directly or share the link with others, see site here.  & Feel free to talk to me or ask questions. Thanks! Margaret"


We... still need help to take care of the children's feeding, medical, teacher's salaries, transport to take these children to their families for the long holidays, among others.  the donation link .
https://mailchi.mp/7d0f3838c122/wells-of-hope-ministries-year-end-campaign-1610273?e=e6c5695d8d  

 
Wells of Hope is a non-profit making Christian Non-Government Organisation and a community based organization(CBO) registered in Uganda .We are driven by compassion and motivated by passion to serve the needs of prisoners and their families with key attention being given to children of prisoners. Children of prisoners are at the heart of what we do as catalysts of change and conduits of hope to the least in the community Visit www.wellsofhope.org

Reaching Keystone UCC Pastoral Staff:


Reach us at your Keystone church office: (206) 632-6021.  This phone is also checked remotely since all staff serve part-time.

Pastor Rich is available Tuesday to Thursday mornings and Friday evenings, and holds additional office times on Saturdays and Sundays.  (Monday is Sabbath.)  Not all of these times will Rich be in the church office. If you want to see him, it is best to make an appointment. Email him at keystone5019@gmail.com

Pastor Lauren is on Sunday thru Thursday (Sabbath = Friday & Saturdays). Email is a great way to line up a meeting time: lauren.cannon@keystoneseattle.org 

Pastor Yuki is at church two Sundays a month and is available to meet by appointment (Sabbath = Fridays). Email her at yuki.schwartz@keystoneseattle.org.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hear about our visit to NW Detention Center in Tacoma, Save the Date for Mailing and Movies, and So, So, So Much More!

Join us for services
Worship Every Sunday – 10:30am
All Are Welcome!

This Sunday, October 27, 2019
Guest preacher Rev. Mike Denton will be preaching on the Gospel of Luke 18: 9-14
Theme: Humility
Worship leaders: Rev. Lauren Cannon and Rev. Yuki Schwartz
(Rev. Rich Gamble on sabbatical)

Music Leader:  Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat
Children's Ministry:  Paisley
Reader: Dan. O
Usher: Amber
Communion:  Yuki, Lauren, Mike, Barb
Communion 
Steward:  Barb
Coffee Hour: The O'Neills

Families:  *update*  Children start the morning in worship sitting with you for opening hymns & taking in the voices of our community @ announcements.  Once the scripture is read, children head with teacher Anita down to classroom during the sermon time, for a craft, Bible story, & creative play time.  All ages together. 

Anita will usher children back up to sanctuary @ Communion- & they sit with you for closing hymn!

*Also find the basket of Activity pages & books on the welcome table every week!

Children's Ministry with Anita – program every Sunday 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. More info at http://www.keystoneseattle.org/children-youth/

Miss a Sermon?  Down at Classroom?  Audio Available Online: Feel free anytime to click on an audio file for a listen HERE, and share! ​ 

NEXT WEEK

Sunday, Nov. 3:  10:30 AM worship
Preaching: Rev. Lauren Cannon
Worship Leader: Rev. Yuki Schwartz
(Rev. Rich Gamble returns from sabbatical on Nov. 5)


Music Leader: Elliot Kraber
Accompaniment: Yigit Kolat
Children's Ministry: Paisley

Reader: Pat
Usher: Margaret
Communion:  Barb, Rita, Lauren, Yuki
Communion Steward: Rita
Coffee Hour: Margaret

The Young'Uns to Perform at Keystone This Saturday!


British folk trio The Young'Uns will perform this Saturday, Oct. 26, at Keystone! The singing group, known for their story-songs that tell the stories of people affected by political and social issues, will perform here in the PNW as part of their North American tour.

The Young'Uns will offer a singing workshop from 1 to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, with the concert at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets for the concert are $20, and the group will take contributions for the workshop (suggested cost for the entire day is $35 -- $15 for the workshop and $20 for the concert). To pay in advance by credit card, go to their Brown Paper Tickets page: https://www.bpt.me/event/4401622.

If you can't catch them at Keystone, you can see them in Olympia on Friday, Oct. 25, or Sunday, Oct. 27, in Bellingham.

Thanks very much to our own Janet Stecher for helping to bring this day of music and solidarity into our walls! 

Spreading Peace at the NW Detention Center

Keystone joins Kadima Reconstructionist Community, La Resistencia to support detained migrants, fight US practices of detention & deportation

Keystone was invited to help Spread a Sukkah of Peace to those visiting their loved ones at the NW Detention Center in Tacoma on Sunday afternoon October 20.  One leader of La Resistencia shared with Pastor Lauren how folks detained had found maggots & screws in their food, and this was day
3 of the hunger strike.  Charles, Lauren, Rich V., Leo & Amber helped share loads of Charles' homemade warm sandwiches, as Rabbi David Basior from Kadima Reconstructionist Community led our singing of liturgy crafted from the words of those detained.  With over 100 others we circled the sukkoth built at the detention center to bring attention to the hunger strike.

We are being asked to: study and then act. Study the history of how WA during WWII sent our people of Japanese descent to concentration camps.  How WA has a history of violence against immigrants, tracing to the 1885 Tacoma method of burning the homes of Chinese railroad workers and expelling them from WA territory.  How the NW Detention Center is on land belonging to Puyallup People, and how so many people of faith are now calling on Tacoma City Council to  #ShutDown#NWDC.  We spoke with the Geo company, that is expanding the facility.  They send us up the chain to ICE.  But we don't have to detain people in WA.  We can study:  migrants are here, climate change is part; we cannot treat folks as criminals.  We sang out our commitments to study and support the actions of others for liberation.


Big thank you to our friends at Kadima & to our Keystone team that took action.  And here we now can share with you reading La Resistencia's request that you too might sign the petition & call the Tacoma City Council.

Our Keystone crew included Rich V. & Leo swapping Halloween jokes in the back seat, to make our carpool swift and spirited.  Thank you to Charles for feeding so many folks with warm homemade warmth at the witness. & Thank you to Amber for amplifying the petition & call we can now make.  We are hoping folks reading this might want to sign (now over 1,000 signers) & support La Resistencia's call to close the Detention Center as a chronic public nuisance.

1) Learn & study a little: La Resistencia
2) Sign the petition here
2) Call the Tacoma City Council:  253-591-5470
"My name is___ I'm calling to convey the concerns from hunger strikers, and ask the City of Tacoma to do as they have with other facilities: declare the NWDC a public nuisance- and shut it down.  We cannot detain migrants as criminals!"
Sharing Life Together: community
Joys, Challenges, Prayers, & News


We hold our prayers with Jo Winston who had her second eye surgery on Wednesday October 23.  The first went well, a few weeks earlier.  Sending all love for peaceful time of rest and recovery.

Nell Townley has been able to get back to Northaven, but is relying on 24 hour care from her son Nathan and her daughter Teresa- as next steps get confirmed.  We also are so grateful to our tireless team headed by Margaret and Barb - bringing pastoral care from Keystone!  Nell is searching for a sustainable, right spot to move in for her future needed nursing care.  Or fingers crossed- to be able to stay put in her community at Northaven.  Please send encouragement during this time:  Cards, calls, & visits welcome:
Nell Townley
Northaven
531 NE 112th St. #503
Seattle, WA 98125
Call the church office if you want Nell's # and email!
October 1- Nov. 5:
Rev. Rich is on sabbatical, including a visit to his mom in Missouri.
From Pastor Yuki: Thanks to everyone who showed up at the University Book Store on Oct. 13 to help me and fellow author Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell promote the book, When Kids Ask Hard Questions: Faith-Filled Responses for Tough Topics. We were proud that what we wrote about cultural appropriation (Yuki) and talking with your kids about disabilities (Mindi) is sharing space with essays covering important topics such as gun violence, divorce, and grief. If you're interested in getting a copy for yourself or as gifts for folks who have young ones in their lives, you can grab copies from the U-BookStore, or buy them from Chalice Press

Save the Date: Nov. 3 Mailing Party after worship! 

Everybody needs a little hope now and then. At Keystone, we've made giving the world a little hope an annual holiday tradition for more than 40 years, and we're doing it again this year. We've still got volunteer roles to fill, from staffing the deli and bakery, helping out with the book sale, and donating, gathering, and sorting through the vintage and upcycled collectibles that will be on sale. Check out the clipboard by the coffee pot near the coffee hour table, or contact Eliza at ElizaPenick@yahoo.com. Watch for announcements about our sorting work supper, coming soon!

And, don't forget the mailing party! Stay after worship on Nov. 3 to help get our fliers ready for the mail. Come help us make this 41st year the best one yet! Be part of the work to create an alternative to the systems that create poverty, and help us keep giving hope to the world. 

Double Feature: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook, and The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting
(Rigged: 1 hour, 19 minutes; Michael Kasino, 2018; The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting: 16 minutes, Julie Mallozzi, 2018)
Friday, Nov. 1; Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; movie starts at  7 p.m.
@ Keystone UCC (downstairs in Battson Hall)

A double header: Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook makes the case that, aroused by the election of our first black President, conservative political forces have turned with renewed vigor to ways of winnowing the electorate of people of color, the economically stressed, the aged and the young. The suppression playbook is replete with techniques: polling-place ID requirements, voter integrity commissions, wide-scale voter roll purges, difficult voter registration requirements, reduced number of polling places, long wait times in voter queues, deleted guarantees of the Voting Rights Act overturned by the Supreme Court in 2013, and potentially suppression-favorable lower courts that have been, since the 1970’s, seeded with a preponderance of conservative jurists. To add insult to injury, the political effectiveness of those that can and do vote is reduced by gerrymandering. The film documents the multiple, interconnected, and unscrupulous schemes being used to rig voting outcomes to favor policies of special interests of the rich, whites, the power-hungry, and corporations.
The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting – Citizens across America are coming together to change the way we vote. Maine leads the way, fighting entrenched interests to enact a reform that reduces negative campaigning, eliminates the “spoiler effect,” opening races to minority & third-party candidates.  Vote for your favorite candidate AND prevent enabling the election of the worst candidate.
** All events are Open to the Public. Admission is by Donation **
We help communities organize, educate, advocate & build community around social justice documentary film and conversation.

Dismantling racism in our Conference and in our world is a priority that emerged from our last Annual Meeting of the Conference (attended by Barb, Dick, Pat, Amber, Yuki, Lauren, Rich.)  We now can highlight a six-week course that is being offered this fall by our friends at Admiral UCC by Rev. Andrew Conley-Holcom.  Please consider a carpool over for Sunday afternoons- and pass the word!  A brochure and flyer are attached. 

The Idolatry of Whiteness
6 Sundays 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 13- Nov. 17
Admiral UCC, West Seattle
$20, max. 20 participants

"The greatest trick that the devil ever played was convincing people he didn't exist". Whiteness is real, powerful, and pervasive, yet it can slip through our grasp like smoke. This course explores some of the great modern prophets on white racial identity through the lens of biblical idolatry. We will examine how "whiteness" has been constructed, utilized, and codified in political and economic systems throughout history, mirroring the Exodus 32 story. We will introduce authors who envision new ways to understand ourselves, our history, and the possibility of an anti-racist future, while considering the biblical prophets' warnings on idolatry going unchallenged. Snacks and course readers will be provided.

Sign up at officemgr@admiralchurch.org
More questions?  Ask our PNC UCC moderator Wendy Blight
Phone: 425-213-9313 or email: blightwk@hotmail.com
Upcoming Events

Saturday, Oct. 26, The Young'Uns folk trio in concert (and leading a music workshop!)
1-3:15 p.m. workshop; 7:30 p.m. concert,
@Keystone UCC

Sundays, Oct. 13-Nov. 17, The Idolatry of Whiteness anti-racism study
1-2:30 p.m.,
@Admiral UCC, West Seattle


Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m.:  FAN: Cluster Meeting: North King County – at Journey Christian Church (includes Ballard, North Seattle, Phinney Ridge, and University District)

Friday, Nov. 1: Meaningful Movies double feature
Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook, and The Battle for Ranked Choice Voting
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies begin at 7 p.m.
@Keystone, Battson Hall

Nov. 3: Festival of Hope Mailing Party 12-1 p.m., after worship!

Nov. 5: Pastor Rich returns from sabbatical.

Sunday, Nov. 17, 3:00 p.m.: Pastor Jerry's installation @Seattle Taiwanese Christian Church(STCC), UCC
@Keystone UCC
** See below for details on these and other events related to life in our community **

Calendar-at-a-Glance

Important Dates: can you add these now to your calendar?

October/ November Notes:
Oct 27- Pacific Northwest Conference UCC Conference Minister Rev. Mike Denton guest  preaching
Nov 3: (note: Daylight Saving Time ends) Rev Lauren preaching
Nove 10: Rev Rich preaching
Nov 17: Rev Rich preaching
Nov 23 & 24: Festival of Hope
Nov. 24: 
Rev Rich preaching

Save these December dates:
Wed. Dec. 4- Social media class with Rev Yuki
Thurs. Dec. 5- Communities Rising (7-9 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Wed. Dec. 11- Holden Prayer
Wed. Dec 18- Holden Prayer
Tues. Dec 24- Christmas Eve worship
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Thank you Jo: chancel greens design October 
Thursdays@ Noon: submission deadline for Newsletter announcements: to Lauren & Yuki

Church metal roof installation planning is moving along: likely slated for November!

And Keystone Green Team folks are hard at work, setting up the systems to invite the many good groups and people of our extended community and neighbors to donate to our installation of solar, as our metal roof goes up!  Spread the word- its easy to donate through our online donations-- thank you team & Christian!  
Recruiting Communion Stewards and Liturgists
Have you ever wondered who makes the hearty whole grain bread we break off and share each week in our ritual of Communion?  It is often the Mille Grane baked at Seattle & Wallingford's own Essential Bakery (but found on QFC shelves, etc.).

But we need you!  Come be a Keystone Communion Steward!
Communion Stewards are the wonderful volunteers behind the scenes who pick up a loaf of bread (any any any kind that carries beauty to you is welcome and encouraged! And if you're inspired to bake one, we'll enjoy that, too!)

Communion Steward duties include setting up the communion table, which involves filling the cup and pitcher with grape juice from the church kitchen, bringing the bread and setting it on the table, and adding the gluten free crackers. If you buy bread, you can turn in your receipt to Lauren's mailbox.

Contact lauren.cannon@keystoneseattle.org about signing on. We're just looking for someone to bring bread on Nov. 3. 
Also talk to Lauren if you want to find out more about the Communion Liturgist role that Rita and Barb serving in.



 

 







Barb is gathering our Keystone UCC table for the FAN Dinner.  Talk to Barb by next Sunday October 20!
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Faith Action Network will host our Annual Dinner at the beautiful Renton Pavilion Event Center as well as a live-streamed event in Spokane at The Glover Mansion. We look forward to celebrating the victories of the past year with you, while gathering together with faith leaders and advocates from across the state to continue to move forward our work for the common good. We will present our annual awards to advocacy leaders and invite your continuing support of our mission.
Please RSVP by November 3 to let us know you will be there! (Early Bird deadline: October 20)
Renton: bit.ly/RentonDinner2019


Fun with Children's Ministry:
Sunday October 27- Paisley is leading a neat craft that connects Halloween and "Do Not Fear!"
Sunday November 3- we begin making our tree craft with branches & leaves on the theme of the month "Thankfulness."

Also check out these two new books in the Church School Library!  You can help your child enjoy them from the Basket as you pick up a Worship Bulletin.


 Keystone's Children's Ministries requests your help collecting a few supplies
in prep for manger making later this fall!  Keep your eye out for:
-champagne bottle corks
-wine corks
-altoid metal tins
-sardine metal tins (Costco ones are great, cause the metal edge is rolled under!)

and start a little bag or box, to drop off to Anita anytime in the classroom!  (half way down the stairs
from narthex to Battson Hall= the door to classroom space.)  Thanks y'all!


Rev. Randall Mullens - 10/24
 

Here's wishing each of them the happiest of birthdays, from all of us at Keystone UCC!  On the last Sunday of the month- we shall have cake at coffee hour!
Please let Barb know additions/ omissions! 
Keep an eye out here for upcoming Keystone Birthdays!

Reaching Keystone UCC Pastoral Staff:


Reach us at your Keystone church office: (206) 632-6021.  This phone is also checked remotely since all staff serve part-time.

Pastor Rich is on sabbatical October 1- November 5.

Pastor Lauren is available Monday-Thursday mornings (and during evening classes) and Sundays. (Sabbath = Friday & Saturdays). Email to make a meeting time: lauren.cannon@keystoneseattle.org

Pastor Yuki is at church two Sundays a month and is available to meet by appointment (Sabbath = Fridays). Email her at yuki.schwartz@keystoneseattle.org.
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