June 2016 Prospect Newsletter
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June 2016 Worship Schedule
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Social Justice Movie Night: Act of Faith: the Rev. Emery Andrews Story
Thursday, June 2 7:30 p.m.
Prospect’s Social Justice and Outreach team presents Act of Faith: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story, a documentary about the pastor of Seattle's Japanese Baptist Church who moved with his family to Idaho in order to continue ministering to his congregation when they were placed in an internment camp. The evening will include a speaker close to the subject. FREE! All are welcome.
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Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck
Sunday, June 12 at noon
Please plan to stay after worship for our annual meeting to elect officers, hear reports from boards and ministry teams, and approve a budget for 2016-17. If able, please bring a potluck dish to share. Leaders of boards and teams, please submit a brief report to the church office by Friday, June 3 to be included in the meeting booklet.
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Strengthen the Church Offering
Sunday, June 12
STC is one of five annual UCC   offerings. Your gifts will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches, and     develop spiritual life in our youth and young adults. These offerings are directed to the Pacific Northwest Conference, Local Church Ministries, and The Stillspeaking Ministry for these purposes.

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Concert of Poetry by Art Mampel
Sunday, June 26 2:00 p.m.
Kia and the choir are helping Art celebrate the publication of his new book of poetry, The Turn of the Mind to That Shaded Place, with this concert of musical settings of some the poems. All are welcome!
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Summer Vacation Schedule
Church staff will take well deserved breaks in the coming months.

Music Director Kia Sams will be away June 5-12, with guest director Ann Erickson filling in with the choir.
Pastor Meighan Pritchard will be on vacation June 29-July 9. She will be in worship but not preaching on Sunday, July 10, then away to Seabeck with University Congregational July 11-16. She will take another week off August 15-21 for a trip to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.
Office Manager Karen Eisenbrey will be on vacation July 19-22. The church office will be closed during this time. Voice mail will be checked for urgent messages; all other mail, email, and voice mail will be dealt with when Karen returns on Tuesday, July 26.
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Mary’s Place Overnight Shelter
Shelter Week: June 21-28
Prospect will host overnight shelter for Mary's Place women and children from the evening of Tuesday, June 21 through the morning of Tuesday, June 28. This is a new endeavor for us, and we will be delighted to have all the help we can get! 
If you were not able to attend the volunteer training on May 15 but are interested in being a volunteer, please call 206-322-6030 or email and we will schedule a make-up session to bring you up to speed. All volunteers are required to have a background check; this is a form that is run by the Washington State Patrol. 
Mary's Place provides mattresses and a van to transport the families to and fro each day. Here are a few ways volunteers can help:
  • provide hot dinners, grab-and-go breakfasts, and snacks;
  • do activities with the children (various ages);
  • sleep overnight at the church to be on hand in case any needs arise in the night (may be limited to women volunteers);
  • help set up the space at the beginning of the week and help take it down at the end;
  • do an initial supply run for breakfast foods and snacks;
  • wash sheets and towels at the end of the week;
  • possibly provide a fancier breakfast on Saturday and/or Sunday, e.g., pancakes, eggs, etc. 
This is a new way in which we will serve people in need in our community, and we are excited about making it a success. Please contact Pastor Meighan at if you have questions or concerns about this endeavor. We will be putting together sign-up sheets for volunteer shifts closer to the hosting dates. 
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Minister’s Greeting
Varieties of Gifts
This month, as usual, there are many opportunities to be the Church at Prospect UCC. Our intern, Abi Velasco, is preaching, as is the ever-insightful Jan Kinney. The Social Justice and Outreach Team is showing a documentary called Act of Faith. Various boards, teams, and other groups will meet, as usual.
Three events in particular stand out for me this month. On June 12 we have our annual congregational meeting, where we will conduct the business of the church. On June 26, we will enjoy a concert of Art Mampel’s poems, both spoken and set to music. And from June 21 to June 28, we will host Mary’s Place women and children.
I love the variety that these three events represent. All are absolutely key to being church, and yet they are very different. We will provide food and shelter for 14 people currently experiencing homelessness—straight out of Matthew 25, where Jesus says, in the parable of the sheep and the goats, that whenever we clothe the naked, feed the hungry, tend to the sick, visit those in prison, etc., we meet Christ. This is holy work that we are doing. It is something new, too, so we may make mistakes, but we will give it our best effort. And some of our neighbors are going to help us as well, which is a connection that we celebrate. We are excited to serve God and love our neighbor in this new way.
In our congregational meeting, we will discuss matters practical and mundane: election of officers, passing the budget, honoring ministries of the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. Doing this work is also what makes us church. Not very glamorous, perhaps, but still a joy worth celebrating.
And then we will lift up the artistry of one of our own, Art Mampel, and the composers in our midst who have made his poetry sing in a new way. We are blessed to have Art, Kia, Frank, and all of our vocal and instrumental musicians who will make our hearts sing. This, too, is a celebration of our many gifts. And if our hearts did not soar in our gathering together, then we would surely not be doing “church” quite right.
I give thanks throughout the year that I get to serve this congregation, where we can explore what it means to be followers of Christ, singing, meeting, and serving. What a blessing it is to be the church at Prospect!

With gratitude, Meighan
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Updated Church Directory
An updated Prospect Church directory will be published in early July 2016. If you wish to be added or removed, or if your contact information has changed, please call or email the church office by Friday, July 1. The online directory is updated as changes occur. Please contact the church office if you need the password.
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From the Outgoing Moderator
As I come to the end of my tenure as Moderator, I find myself asking, "Was there ever a busier group of people?"  I am constantly amazed at what 50 to 60 people can do and accomplish.  I keep telling Tony that there is a lot going on right now and things will settle down next month or after Christmas and yet it never does because there is always a need.  Prospect's people see those needs and find a way to help, to enlighten, to hold close, to care and work for solutions.  We come together to work and to sing and oh, how we sing!  We come together to read and share poetry.  We learn about issues and ideas that effect our world.  We help feed and house those in want.  We gather to worship and at Tables of Eight.  It has been an honor to be Moderator of such a church.  
Pam Puglisi

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Church Board Minutes
Sunday, May 15
Present:  Meighan Pritchard, Louise Morehead, John Daugherty, Pam Puglisi, Suzanne Fry, Terri Dowling (visiting to consider joining)
Absent: Jim Miller, Barbara Force, Susan Reeb, Abi Velasco
We opened with a prayer and mentioned concerns for specific people.
Chancel Project Refund Results are unknown at this time. [Refunds totaling $4373 have been disbursed. – ed.]
Stewardship Campaign / Budget 2016-17 Several pledging units have not yet responded.  The Stewardship Committee will make follow-up phone calls.  If facility use and loose offerings follow this year’s pattern and if pledges are the same as last year, we will be short approximately $6,000.  The new proposed budget calls for 2% COLA increases for staff, funding another Justice Leadership Intern, and a required thorough furnace cleaning. We discussed 4 options to meet this budget deficit:
  1. Reduce expenses (although not much discretionary to cut)
  2. Increase pledges
  3. Increase facility use – perhaps promote more use for weddings and concerts.Pam will check to see if we are listed on various concert venue sites.
  4. Dip further into the endowment
The board agreed to focus on options 2 and 3.
Mary’s Place Shelter Planning and Training   Tonight (Sunday 5/15) there will be a training here for those interested in helping with hosting Mary’s Place families June 21 – 28.  Meighan will send out a reminder to the neighborhood and see if a “make-up” training can be scheduled if necessary. Abi will be in charge of coordinating and scheduling the volunteers.
May 21 Concert Update The concert has been advertised on Facebook, the Reader Board, the Prospect Web site.  Pam will try to get it onto the KUOW and KPLU Community pages.
Prospect Annual Meeting June 12 Reports are needed from Trustees, Worship & Music and Social Justice & Outreach. Suzanne will write SOJO. Meighan will do the W&M. This will be a potluck and Pam will contact prospective volunteers to head this up.
Godly Play Church School will continue monthly through December.
Meighan’s Report Lamb Day was well attended by 9 Prospectors.  Meighan, John Daugherty, and Caitlin Jones went to Anacortes for the “Break Free” Refinery Protests there.
We closed with a prayer offered by Louise.
Submitted by Suzanne Fry
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Benefit Concert Success!
65 people enjoyed a fun evening of music (and dessert!) on May 21, and raised $1210 to benefit the ministries of Prospect. Thanks to the concert organizers (John Daugherty, Frank Trujillo, and Dave Kidder), dessert committee (Kathy Mahan, Barbara Force, Nancy Daugherty, Pam Puglisi, Suzanne Fry, and Daulton Branch), and all the talented performers and dessert chefs for a great night of entertainment that went a long way to close our budget gap.
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Stewardship Report
We have received 36 pledges to our 2016-17 operating budget, totaling over $90,000. If you meant to pledge but have not yet done so, it is not too late! Please return your completed pledge form to the church office as soon as possible. If you lost your pledge form or did not receive one, blank forms are available upon request.
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Housing Needed in Seattle
Dave Kidder's assistant is looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom house or townhouse; duplex or fourplex is also acceptable.  The owner must be willing to accept a Section 8 voucher.  Rent is based on King County Housing Authority payment standards and ranges depending on the zip code between $1560 and $2000, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland are given even higher payment standards and rent in those neighborhoods could be as high as $2450.  She is hoping for a home with 2 bathrooms and a fenced back yard for her four young children to play safely in.  Hoping to find a place that is very accessible to public transportation. If you have a useful lead, please contact Dave at
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During the month of June, Prospect is participating in an interfaith social media event, #PresentPerfect, which has the following goals:
  1. Attract LGBTQ teens and their parents to our church;
  2. Let the world know that not all religious leaders and faith communities are anti-LGBTQ; and,
  3. Amplify our voices so that religious LGBTQ affirmation becomes a trending topic on social media.
We will be posting on our Facebook page with affirming messages and an invitation to church. We plan to offer a special welcome to any LGBTQ visitors (youth or adult) to our service on Pride Sunday, June 26. Individual members can participate, too! Go to to sign up. 
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Ongoing Groups
Adult Education
meets on Sundays at noon in the Parlor for a DVD study "The Greatest Controversies in Early Christian History," a lecture series by Professor Bart Ehrman. All are welcome. Contact Bill Van Pelt at 206-324-9476 for more information.
Beyond Fundamentalism Book Group meets monthly at the home of Jim & Mary Alice Power, 1107 22nd Ave E. All are welcome for soup supper and discussion.  June meeting will be Thursday, June 30 at 6:00 p.m. for discussion of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. "We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--'tribes.' This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival."

Bible Study meets most Mondays in the Office to study the lectionary texts for the coming Sunday. All are welcome; weekly attendance is not required!
Godly Play Sunday school is offered for children ages 3-10 during the worship service one Sunday per month on the 2nd Sunday.  In June, this will be June 12. Please contact Cora Trujillo with questions: or 206-330-4201.
Women’s Book Group meets Tuesday, June 14 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. All Prospect ladies and their friends are invited to attend. June's book is The Valkyries by Paul Coehlo. For more information, contact Susan Reeb at 206-504-4511 or
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Save the Dates: Prospect Family Camping Trip July 29-31
Scenic Beach
This is always an enjoyable event in a beautiful location with plenty of time for lying in the sun, conversation, exploring and just getting away from it all. We will be in the group campsite and, unlike other group camp areas, there are separate sites, which will accommodate either tents or RVs. We will not be coordinating meals or camping/cooking equipment so we all need to be “self contained” although we will eat together at least Saturday evening. There are stoves with grills (for wood or charcoal), a pit toilet, a water source, and a shelter. Flush toilets and showers are a short walk away. Call Alice or Bill Van Pelt if you have further questions at (206) 324-9476.
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Preschool News
Precognition – Super Power
With God’s grace, we can walk through this world holding onto his plan for us with intent, dignity, and intention.
A Reflection of a Child’s Day:
I walked into the classroom and a 3 year old girl started twirling and dancing around, she pointed at me and said, you, Marianne, are our super hero.  As I hugged her, I started to ponder that statement.  What is it about me that made her feel that way?
Then, I received a call from a Kindercare recruiter who asked if I would like to interview for a center director position in Bothell.  I did, and since have accepted the position effective 06.15.16.  Writing this brings tears to my eyes, I will miss everyone so much.  This community is like a family to me… so, my super hero power…
I have worked in the field of early education & family support for nearly 40 years… one experience building on the other helping me to perceive future events before they happen.
I knew I would meet you, why?  OUR values, mission, goals are alike supporting the underserved and helping create social change.  I can perceive me taking those qualities and infusing them into my new environment.  Prospect will always be in my heart and soul.
I love you all SO much!!!
I have offered my services to the board which will extend beyond my official last day of course.
All my best to the school, church members, and amazing community!!!
 Marianne Habersetzer, Director for the Children
(206) 324-5230, (360) 402-0188
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Job Openings/Job Sought

Job Openings

Prospect Enrichment Preschool is currently seeking a mini-bus driver or driver/janitor/classroom aide. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume, including 3 references, to

Work Needed
Brenda Neth is looking for work. She is happy to help you with phone advocacy, telemarketing, organizing, filing, writing and editing. Rates negotiable. Please contact her for details: 206-985-0034 (leave a message), 206-739-6783, or

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PNW Conference News

The latest Pacific Northwest Conference News is online at This issue includes stories on forest and mine issues affecting the environment at N-Sid-Sen, the fire at St. Paul’s, United Churches of Olympia’s 100th anniversary, PNC’s new Minister of Church Vitality, and more. Hard copies are available in the Prospect office and Narthex.
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2016 Outdoor Ministries Program
Fearless Faith – Courage in Community
Kid’s Camp (entering grades 2, 3, & 4):............................. July 3-6
Intermediate (entering grades 5 & 6):.............................. July 3-9
Sr. High Aqua Camp (entering grades 10, 11, & 12):....... July 10-16
Family Camp #1:........................................................ July 24-30
Jr. High Aqua Camp (entering grades 7, 8, & 9):.... July 31-August 6
LGBTQ Retreat......................................................... August 5-7
Family Camp # 2:..................................................... August 7-13
Pilgrim Firs
LGBTQ Spiritual Retreat:................................................ June 3-5
Young Adult Retreat (age 19-35)................................. June 17-19
Sr. Hi (entering grade 10 to grad.):......................... June 26-July 2
Jr Hi (entering grades 7, 8 & 9):....................................... July 3-9
Kids Camp (entering grades 2, 3 & 4):........................... July 10-13
Intermediate (entering grades 5 & 6):........................... July 10-16
Counselor in Training (CIT) Camp.................................. July 10-1
Family Camp:........................................................ August 16-20
For details, go to or, request a pdf brochure from the Prospect church office, or pick up a printed brochure in the office or narthex.
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Justice Leadership Program Openings
The Justice Leadership Program has openings for YOUNG ADULTS in an eleven-month INTERNSHIP in Seattle. Please share this information with anyone you know who may have contacts with young adults who care about social justice and faith.

The Justice Leadership Program invites young adults (ages 21-35) to make social change by working at the intersection of social justice and spirituality. This full-time internship features political advocacy and
community organizing, faith-based service, and leadership development. It is affiliated with the United Church of Christ Young Adult Service
Communities Network.

Four positions remain open for 2016-17. These are with, the Meaningful Movies Project, Unite Here Local 8, and the Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League.

Social Justice Interns:
§ WORK with a nonprofit dedicated to social, economic, and/or environmental justice
§ SERVE within a United Church of Christ congregation
§ LIVE in simple intentional community with other young adult JLP interns
§ GROW through mentoring, vocational exploration, education and reflection on faith and justice

§ RECEIVE a monthly living stipend of $445, health insurance, housing, and bus pass

Those interested can learn more at:, or contact Elizabeth Dickinson at:
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Coming this Fall: Justice Leadership Jubilee
Justice Leadership Jubilee is a program for adults who want to integrate faith and justice work into their lives in a meaningful way.
Are you looking for the path to re-ignite your faith?
Do you long to deepen your spiritual self through social justice work?
Do you wonder…how do we create sustainable systemic change?
We are looking for adults who are in a transition point in their lives who are seeking an            experience of  transformation -- maybe you're retiring, maybe children have recently moved out of the house, maybe you're experiencing a lot of change in your work/life balance. That is the time to make intentional choices for your future, and the future of generations to come. Pick up a flyer in the Prospect Narthex or request one from the church office; if interested, contact Jenn Hagedorn at or 206.265.2834 for more information.
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Save the Date:
Electronics Recycling Event to Benefit St. Paul’s UCC
Saturday, July 9
Magnolia UCC 3555 W McGraw
Recycle your unwanted computers, electronics, appliances, bicycles, barbecues, lawn mowers, etc. This is a free event but donations are welcome. All donations will benefit St. Paul’s UCC fire recovery.
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Save the Date:
Northwest Regional Women’s Retreat
“Let Your Spirit Bloom”
November 4-6 Kah-Nee-Ta Resort
Keynote Speaker: Jane Kirkpatrick
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Women of Color Speak Out: Climate Change and Systems of Oppression
Friday June 10 6:00pm-8:30pm
Duwamish Longhouse
4705 W. Marginal Way SW Seattle, WA 98106

This discussion highlights how systems of oppression have led to worldwide ecological disaster, exploring capitalism, colonialism, racism, the prison industrial complex, and how these systems have lead into climate change that impacts people of color most. Speakers include Sarra Tekola, Afrin Sopariwala, Yin Yu, and Zarna Joshi. The event is co-sponsored by 350 Seattle and Race and Climate Justice. Admission is free and snacks are provided. Donations Welcome. More info here. Email Lisa Marcus if you can help with the event.

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Bellevue Chamber Chorus presents Bridges of Song
Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m.
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
 3030 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue
Sunday, June 5, 3:00 p.m.
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church
10005 32nd Avenue NE, Seattle
Bellevue Chamber Chorus closes its 32nd season with a festive program of folk music from around the world! Experience the human connections we all share with delightful songs both familiar and less well known from Europe, the Americas, and Asia. Music includes Laulusild ("Bridge of Song") by Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, “I Love My Love” by Gustav Holst, “Red River Valley” arranged by local composer Bern Herbolsheimer, and songs from Latvia, China, Korea, Israel, Iraq, and Haiti. Also thrill to the invigorating sounds of our guest artists, Dunava, a Seattle-based women's ensemble specializing in the a cappella folk music of Eastern Europe.
            Single ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Group rates are available.  To order tickets, or for more information, call 425-881-0445, or visit the Chorus website at
Single tickets are also available through Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 or

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The Last Salmon- A Must See Musical
Saturday, June 18, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts
905 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
The Last Salmon, a chamber musical for kids of all ages and the people who love them, uses contemporary music to tell a story that begins with the Native American First Salmon ceremony. Told in a creative and fun-filled manner, this made-in-the-Methow show is based on the book The Last Salmon by Phil Davis. Written and directed by Ki Gottberg with music composed by Casey James, the musical is hopping with tuneful live music and charming characters played by a local Methow Valley cast of performers. More info here.

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Orca and Salmon: An Evening of Storytelling
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00pm
Town Hall Seattle, downstairs
1119 Eighth Ave. (enter on Seneca St)

The Center for Whale Research, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Save Our Wild Salmon have partnered for this evening of fine food and drink, and tales and talk about two of the Northwest’s most iconic creatures: Southern Resident Killer Whales and wild salmon. Our featured speakers include: David Neiwert (Of Orcas and Men: What Killer Whales can teach us), Brenda Peterson who has written about orcas and other marine mammals for two decades, and Roger Fernandes, a storytelling member of the Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from Port Angeles. A reception will be held from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, with excellent food provided by Kevin Davis/Blueacre Seafood. Wine and beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors. This is an event for people of all ages. More info and tickets here.

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Ignatian Spirituality Center Summer Events

Saturday, June 4*, 2016  (*note new date!)
Mary Hartrich, facilitator 
Register by May 27th for an Early Bird rate!
Join us in the middle of the year for a quiet guided personal retreat, a Summer Day of Reflection to look back on the first half of the year and look forward to the rest of the year in the light of God's perspective.   Facilitator Mary Hartrich (Executive Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Center) will help you "gather up the fragments" of your life by leading you through four movements of an Examen, each movement followed by abundant time for prayer, reflection and journaling.
COST:  Early registration fee - $45 (through Friday, May 27)  Final week registration fee- $55 (May 28-June 4).   Light breakfast, lunch and materials included.  Partial work scholarships available. FOR MORE INFO/TO REGISTER:  visit, or contact Theresa at (206) 329-4824 or  Sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Center, Seattle.
"A Pilgrimage of the Heart"
2:00 pm Friday, July 22-2:00 pm - Sunday, July 24, 2016
Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades, Federal Way  
Retreat Presenters:  Marilyn Nash and Paul Cochrans(with Peter Ely, S.J. and Pat Kelly, S.J., assisting)
Please register by July 5th for the Early Bird rate!
Take the time this summer to rest, renew your soul, and soak in silence on the shores of Puget Sound with this silent 3-day Ignatian retreat at the beautiful Archbishop Brunett Retreat Center at the Palisades in Federal Way.  This silent retreat will offer stirring and relevant presentations based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, followed by abundant time for silent reflection and prayer; opportunities for individual spiritual direction; evening prayer and sharing in the Eucharist.
COST:   Single Room, Resident-$295 (early bird rate through July 5) | Shared Room, Resident -$250 (through 7/5) |   Commuter (meals only)-$195 (through 7/5).  Partial work scholarships available.
REGISTER:  By July 12 at  SPACE IS LIMITED!  For info contact CAROLYN 206.329.4824  Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center, Seattle.
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June Volunteers

5 Roland Holloway
12 Roland Holloway
19 Roland Holloway
26 Roland Holloway

Coffee Hour
  5 Sue & Ralph Cobb
12 Potluck; no coffee hour
19 Carolyn Urban & Jim Gow
26 May Pendergrass

  5 Phillip Maxwell
12 TBD
19 TBD
26 TBD

If you would like to be a liturgist or host coffee hour, please sign up on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
If you are interested in membership at Prospect, please speak to Pastor Meighan Pritchard.
Food Bank: We are all encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishables for St. Mary’s Food Bank.  See website for a list of suggested non-perishable items:
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June Birthdays
Bill VanPelt....................................... 6/04
Andy Blyth........................................ 6/07
Alice Saddlemyer.............................. 6/08
Dylan Hooper.................................... 6/17
Pauline Anderson.............................. 6/18
Max Rennebohm............................... 6/20
Robert Raab....................................... 6/21
Peter Henry........................................ 6/24


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