To receive email from Alki UCC, add to your safe sender list.
View as Web Page Subscribe Unsubscribe
Alki UCC
Alki UCC Weekly Messenger March 19, 2020
Our Year of Discernment:
Online Worship and House Group Leader TownHall this Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 am
We are excited to hear from you about the House Group Leaders (HGL) report you received last week and answer any questions you have. Here are links to the full House Group Leader Report and Appendix.

Laura Petrie is our lead contact for any questions and/or comments you have about the house group meetings and subsequent report. Please forward your questions to her before 5:00 pm Saturday, March 21.

On Sunday, March 22 the HGLs will be online live via Zoom to answer your questions and share your comments in a Town Hall style worship service beginning at 10:00 am.

Email your questions and/or comments to Laura. Then, tune-in Sunday to hear your comments shared with the congregation.

Here is a timeline marking our progress and where we are headed as a church family. Also, on Sunday the HGL will be sharing the next steps in this discernment process and the formation of two new task forces, Mission Exploration and Building Redevelopment. Please be thinking about which one might be a place you might join.

If you know of someone not connected to this email broadcast, please share this important information and Laura’s contact information. All comments and questions are important, and we want to hear from all.

Alki UCC House Group Leaders

How to join our Online Worship and House Group Leader TownHall this Sunday, March 22 at 10:00 am
If you're joining us via your smartphone, please download the Zoom.US app before joining the meeting.
Meeting ID: 985 999 702
From your computer, smartphone or tablet:
One tap mobile+16699009128,,985999702# US 
To manually Dial in from a land line, dial +1 (301) 715 8592 followed by 985 999 702# 
Key Public Health Resources
Important links to stay updated on current public health issues and policies:
— The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a clear-eyed overview of the steps you can take to prepare for the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus and help keep your household healthy. Online PDF here.
— Coronavirus resources for congregations from UCC Disaster Ministries
—  King County Health Department Updates
— Washington State link to financial resources that might be helpful during the outbreak
In Our Circle of Prayer
Special prayers for all those on the front lines of working to protect us, keep us healthy, sane, grounded, informed, fed and comfortable during the current COVID 19 outbreak: our faith leaders, front-line health care workers, EMTs, police, firefighters, educators, farmers, therapists, social workers, shelter operators, engineers, grocery/drug store personnel, caregivers, childcare specialists, pharmacists, custodians, organizations caring for the most vulnerable, sanitation workers, dispatchers and others keeping our supply chains operational, truth-telling journalists and all the many public servants who are so vital to our community.
Blessings and our heartfelt appreciation to you all.
For those grieving the recent death of a loved one:
Family and friends of Bob Jackson, family and friends of Jim Connor, family and friends of Barbara T. Shadel Madden Andersen, Kirstin Duckett and family, the family of Nancy Van Wyk, Julia Peeler's sister; Larry Gill; the family and friends of Ruth Okada; family and friends of Shelley Webster; Amy Young and family

Recent hospitalization, illness and other concerns:
Wanda Dray, Jane Gunwaldsen, new moms Gina Erickson and Ashleigh Johnson, Imy Peterson, Sandy Johnson, Dayle Banks, Kirstin Duckett's father, Don Peterson, Jeff Jolly, Bev Connor, John Kinsman, Jan Cochran

For homebound members/friends of Alki UCC: Doris Colbert 
Wider World: Prayers for all those affected by the corona virus outbreak; all those suffering from PTSD in the military and around the world; for all those affected by the increasingly cruel and inhumane US immigration policies imposed by the current administration; prayers for fewer guns, for all victims and those affected by gun violence; victims and survivors of extremist violence around the world; migrants seeking refuge around the world, and for those who are trying to help them. The rest of the missing schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, who remain in our hearts as long as they remain missing. The hungry and homeless, the ill and the addicted, the lost and the lonely; the unemployed.
Order of Worship
This Sunday,
March 22
Prelude (Betsy Stelzer)

Welcome (Pastor Kelly)

Call to Worship
(Walt Gustafson, Liturgist)
Scripture Reading
John 9:1-41
Town Hall Panel
(House Group Leaders)

Offering (Betsy)
A time for online check-in and online giving.

Closing Reflection (Pastor Kelly)

Closing Song

Full Order of Worship with scripture text linked here.
See story lower left about how to connect with our online worship/townhall via
Are you receiving Alki UCC's Daily Message?
Stay connected!
Pastor Kelly and other folks you know from the Alki UCC Council, our House Group Leaders and Ministry Teams are taking turns writing daily emails to help keep you up to date on church news and faith insights that speak to the larger story that has overtaken our community and the world. .
If you aren't getting the Daily Message, and would like to be on the distribution list, please contact the church office.
Helping our Vulnerable Neighbors
Julia Chase writes that folks have asked her how they can help vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak...and the economic crisis that it is causing.
Please consider passing on the word that donations to St Vincent de Paul and West Seattle Helpline go a long way to help alleviate suffering and stress.
All donated funds go to the people who need the help.
And don't forget the food banks!
West Seattle Food Bank
3419 SW Morgan Street
White Center Food Bank
10829 8th Ave SW
Alki UCC Website
Check for church news and calendar updates at
Alki UCC Online Giving
Click on the big blue donate button to learn how to donate by check or a secure online credit card donation.
Alki UCC • 6115 SW Hinds • Seattle, WA 98116
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Send to a Friend | Preferences | Report Spam
Powered by MyNewsletterBuilder
Bookmark and Share