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TO DO:

1.  Sign up to attend ACT Sunday, September 27th:   DISPROPORTIONATE:  RACIAL INEQUITY AND COVID-19, Sept. 27 at 4 pm 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

2. Donate to Kiva.org and help fight systemic racism locally and globally:  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.

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.  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!
The updated directory has been emailed out to everyone listed in the current directory. Please check your junk mail or spam inbox if you didn't find it in your inbox today! You can email the office and request a PDF copy or paper copy if needed.  
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:
  • Everyone affected by wildfires burning unchecked:  those whose homes have disappeared, those whose lungs hurt, those working to contain the fires and those who love them, and everyone who feels fear on top of COVID-19 loneliness or unease.
  • Please pray for Black peoples, Indigenous peoples, and all 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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