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What's Happening
 
TO DO:

1.  Help fight systemic racism locally and globally:  Donate to Kiva.org through FUMCB online here
, or by mailing a check to the church office. Please indicate that the funds are for Kiva when donating. All funds collected up to one thousand dollars will be doubled by a generous member of our congregation.

2.  Learn something useful:  Sign up for DISPROPORTIONATE:  RACIAL INEQUITY AND COVID-19, Sun., Sept. 27 at 4 pm  (September ACT Sunday) to learn about long-standing systemic health and social inequities that put People of Color in King County at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19.  Then, help select small businesses owned by People of Color in under-resourced communities to receive micro-loans.To register for this Zoom meeting, please click here


3.  Read a book about racism/anti-racism and join the FUMCB Book Discussion Group on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 3 pm via Zoom. 
Email Darlene P for the meeting link.

4. 
Email the church office about any of the following:
  • Changes in your contact information
  • Emergency contact information (if you would like to provide that) 
  • Opting out to receive reminder texts on Sundays starting mid-September
  • To let us know you have not received any information about our new Kaleidoscope Sunday Rhythms
5.  Enjoy the long weekend!  Listen to Pastor Phil's sermon here on our web page. Get outside and enjoy the weather, have an appropriately socially distanced chat with a friend or family member in person, see something you haven't seen for a while, and enjoy yourself!
STAFF:  We're here for you!
  • To sign up for a time to meet with Pastor Phil, click here. 
  • To sign up for a visit with Laurie, click here
  • To leave a message for any of us, call the church office!  We check messages remotely.
  • For other needs email Aya in our office!
For Your Prayers
Consider spending some time this week in a moment of quiet reflection or prayer. Here are daily prayers, emailed to you Monday through Friday, from the UMC, focussing on racism and the need for change. 


Consider praying for the following:
  • The Seventh Day Adventist congregation which meets at our church.  Several of their single moms are struggling to make ends meet during this time of unemployment and uncertainty.
  • Please pray for Black peoples, Indigenous peoples, and people of color.
  • Please pray for the protestors.
  • Please pray for our country to be less divided
  • Please pray for the health of our community and those affected by COVID-19.
  • Please pray for Pastor Joe and his LGBTQ+ friendly medical clinic and church in Kenya
  • Please pray for Pastor Phil for wisdom, strength, and vision
  • The mission and vision of our Church 
  • Our church family and friends
  • The local community and our neighbors 
  • The United Methodist Church
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