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July/August 2016 Prospect Newsletter
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Summer Vacation Schedule
Church staff will take well deserved breaks in the coming months.

Pastor Meighan Pritchard will be on vacation June 29-July 9, 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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UCC mission statement survey
UCC General Minister John Dorhauer is asking all UCC members to take part in a survey on proposed UCC mission statement. You can find the 20-minute survey here. We will have discussion time after worship at Prospect on Sunday, August 7 for those who want more information or would prefer to complete the survey as part of a group.

 
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Outdoor worship & BBQ
Sunday, August 14
We’re taking it outside! This year’s summer outdoor worship will be at Prospect, making creative use of the porch, side yard, sidewalk, and planting strip. Will the neighbors get curious about what we’re up to? We hope so! After worship, we’ll welcome the neighborhood to a barbecue lunch, with food, games, crafts, and live music.
 

 
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Summer coffee hour
This summer we are once again using our remaining coffee hour fund to provide coffee hour treats.  As a result, our coffee hour selection will not be quite as large as when we have coffee hour hosts sponsoring a Sunday.  Thanks to everyone who contributes throughout the year!
 
In other coffee hour news, our serving bowls and platters have been slowly disappearing, making it harder to set out coffee hour and have food for special events. If you have extra serving bowls or large platters, please bring them to the kitchen the next time you come to church.  All donations will be much appreciated.
 
 
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Flûtes-en-Bois Concert
Sunday July 10 3:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation to benefit Prospect Church
Works by Bach, Byrd, Handel, Tallis, Biebl, and Loeillet.

Flûtes-en-Bois, directed by Janet See, is a truly unique ensemble, and possibly the only one of its kind in this country. The ensemble was established in 2010 as a result of a large and enthusiastic gathering of local baroque flutists at the renowned Baroque Flute Workshop, held each summer at Seattle Pacific University. The flutists perform on wooden, one-keyed baroque flutes, which is the type of instrument for which all 18th-century flute music was written. The sound is particularly sweet, warm, and expressive.
 
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Minister’s Greeting
Christ Has a Face
 
As I write this article in late June, the Orlando massacre in a gay bar on Latino Night is still fresh, our Muslim sisters and brothers are observing Ramadan, and we are hosting Mary’s Place in our building for a week. Legislators are being pushed harder than ever to come up with something that will keep guns out of the hands of disturbed individuals and/or those with terrorist leanings. The summer solstice included a full moon, and everything around us is green and blooming.
 
In all of this, Spirit is alive. LGBT communities and allies and Latino communities are coming together to grieve and comfort one another, but also to stand with renewed strength and love against acts of hate and violence. Several of our own members participated in Seattle vigils and services of remembrance, and we heard a powerful sermon from Jan Kinney that moved many of us deeply.
 
During Ramadan, I went to Mukilteo to attend an interfaith iftar, where Muslims pray and break their daylong fast after sundown. We heard from an imam, a rabbi, a Lutheran pastor, and lay people of multiple faiths. We greeted each other across faith boundaries, put faces and names and individual stories to the terms “Christian,” “Muslim,” and “Jew.” We sang together. When the microphone was opened for questions, one man came forward and shouted at all of us that Sharia Law was going to be imposed on us if we allowed these Muslims to build a mosque there in Mukilteo. He quoted the Bible and spewed great hatred and fear. And then the rest of us prayed in whatever way was faithful to us and shared a wonderful dinner. His presence pointed up to me the need for everything else that happened that evening to build connections across boundaries that some would use to divide us.
 
For a week in late June we hosted Mary’s Place families in our midst. These are women and children living through the crisis of homelessness and trying to get their lives back together. We understand in our heads and hearts that our faith calls us to reach out to those marginalized and in distress. And then we meet them in our own church basement, spend time helping the older children with homework, share dinner with them (serving the foods they prefer instead of our favorite lasagna), play in our side yard with young children who have more energy to burn than we can ever remember surging through our own bodies, read them stories or sing songs or introduce them to a puppy. In this new ministry, we reach across boundaries and discover that those experiencing homelessness have names, faces, and favorite foods. We experience the reality that hosting these families requires a lot of effort on the part of many people and includes challenges and frustrations. Things don’t all go as planned. And that doing this work is meaningful, loving, and worthwhile. We created new connections with these individuals, with each other, and with our neighbors in the community who stepped forward to help.
 
Jesus says that whenever we reach out to serve those in need, we encounter Christ there. We can refuse to be afraid of the Other—the straight person (if we are LGBT), the LGBT person (if we are straight), the Latino/a, the Muslim, the person experiencing homelessness, the fill-in-the-blank person. We can go out to meet them or welcome them into our midst. And in doing so, we encounter Christ.
 
Summer is a great time to get outside in the yard, on the trail, on the beach. It is a time to step out of regular routines and try something new. May we be looking for Christ wherever summer takes us.
 
Blessings on that journey,
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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Prospect Caring Corner
Former Prospect member Edie Peckham passed away June 16, 2016. She and her husband Ken were members of Prospect from December 1974 to April 2001, when they moved to Port Orchard. Cards may be sent to:
Ken Peckham
8919 Jackie Lane SE
Port Orchard, WA  98367.
 
A celebration of Edie's life was held on Saturday, June 25th at Colby United Methodist Church in South Colby, WA. A program from the service is on display on the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall.
 
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Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, June 12
Prospect’s congregation met for our annual meeting after worship and a potluck lunch on June 12. The Annual Report booklet is available from the church office upon request. Jan Kinney submitted the following notes:
 
Addenda to slate of candidates for committees, boards and teams:
 
Add:
  • Rosemary Bell to Social Justice and Outreach
  • Terri Dowling to Church Board
  • Bill van Pelt to Trustees
  • Jonny Hansen to Worship and Music

Note: Cora Trujillo will be a Financial Secretary only until January 17. After that, Consi Javier will be the sole FS, unless another person volunteers to work with her.

Unanimous acceptance of slate as amended.

Cora's report shows about a 4% increase in Pledges for 2016-17

John Daugherty reviewed proposed budget (pp. 12+ of the Annual Report).

Budget unanimously approved as presented.
 
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Building use update
We have a beautiful, well-kept building with a variety of useful spaces. One benefit of membership at Prospect is free use of the building for members’ weddings, memorial services, and other worship services honoring a major life event. Members can also rent space at a significantly discounted rate for rehearsals, meetings, and other events. Keep that in mind the next time you are planning a big birthday party or family reunion!
 
When you hold a meeting or other event at Prospect, whether personal or church use, please remember to secure all entrances during and at the end of your event. Do not leave unlocked doors propped open or unattended, or we risk being invaded by raccoons, neighborhood cats, or even human intruders. If you use equipment belonging to the church or preschool, remember to return it to its proper place before you leave. The next user will thank you!
 
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Prospect Family Camping Trip
July 29-31 at
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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1960s Dance Party!
Save the Date!

Saturday, November 19, 4 PM to 9 PM at Prospect
To All Members and Friends of Prospect:
 Come help Cora Trujillo celebrate 2 major life transitions:
RETIREMENT and 60th BIRTHDAY
 with a 
 *********"1960s Dance Party"**********
The theme will be the 1960s so come dressed for the decade.  We hope to see lots of peace signs, go-go boots, bell bottoms, mini-skirts and afro's!
 
Food, music, dancing and prizes for best '60s getup!
 
and please NO GIFTS!! ... 
(but this will also be a fund raiser for Prospect so donations will be accepted)
 
If you want to help with decorating, set up, clean up etc. let Frank or Cora know.
 A formal E-vite with more details to come soon!  
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Karen Eisenbrey’s book launch
Wednesday, August 24 7:30 p.m.
Common Good Café at University Temple
1415 NE 43rd St, Seattle
Author (and Prospect’s office manager) Karen Eisenbrey launches her debut novel, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST RAGE. This event will include readings, Q&A, and acoustic arrangements of some of the songs from the book, performed live by Your Mother Should Know. The book releases on July 14, plenty of time to get your copy and bring it to the event for signing. There will also be a limited number of copies available that night; proceeds from books sold at the event will be donated to the University Temple Thrift Store.
Universal link: getbook.at/gospel
 
Meet Barbara Bernsen, Former Invisible Girl.

Barbara isn’t your typical high school junior. She’s been invisible since the third grade. But when a magic hat brings her back into the light, Barbara is ready to take on the world. First priority? Start an all-girl garage band. Miraculous super powers were never in her plan, but sometimes you get what you need. Bullies and school shooters don’t stand a chance.

Yes, we all love Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Jessica Jones, but Barbara is the hero her high school deserves.

Truth. Justice. Rock & Roll.
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Ongoing Groups
Adult Education
will take a break over the summer and resume classes in September. 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. 

Bible Study meets most Mondays in the Office to study the lectionary texts for the coming Sunday. Will not meet July 4 or 11, August 15 or 29. 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 July, this will be July 10. Godly Play will not meet in August. Please plan to bring children to our outdoor worship and BBQ on August 14! Please contact Cora Trujillo with questions: trujcs1@gmail.com or 206-330-4201.
 
Women’s Book Group will take a break over the summer and resume meetings in September. All Prospect ladies and their friends are invited to attend.  For more information, contact Susan Reeb at 206-504-4511 or susan.s0925@gmail.com.
 

 
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Girl Scout Update
The Stevens Girl Scout troop has just completed their second year meeting at Prospect and will return for a third year in the fall. On their recent campout, Troop leader Sarah Parsons reports: “They learned how to get along with other Scouts, mice, slugs, deer, canoes, saws & knives, mosquitoes, bows & arrows and most importantly, with each other!
Here are 2 photos of the troop after they received their badges and danced arm in arm with each other while singing:
Love the earth,
Love the sky,
Heat of fire,
Drop of water,
I can feel it in my body,
In my spirit, in my soul.
Hey-ah, Hey-ah, Hey-ah, Hey-ah,
Hey-ah, Hey-ah, Hey-ah, Ho!”
 
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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 pepseattle@gmail.com.


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 brenda_n2010@yahoo.com.

 
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PNW Conference News

The latest Pacific Northwest Conference News is online at http://www.pncuccnews.org. This issue includes stories on Annual Meeting, churches showing solidarity with Muslims during Ramadan (including Prospect), church leadership, 2016 Peace Pilgrimage to Korea, Justice Leadership Jubilee, 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
Schedule:
N-Sid-Sen
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
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 www.n-sid-sen.org or www.pilgrim-firs.org, request a pdf brochure from the Prospect church office, or pick up a printed brochure in the office or narthex.
 
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Plymouth Music and Arts Camp
August 8-11
Plymouth Music and Arts Camp returns to Plymouth this summer with a new theme, “We are One,” and enthusiastic new leaders, Jennifer (Palmason) Kaiton and Rachel (Teigen) Brackett. Mark your calendars for August 8 – 11 and register children and grandchildren (going into 2nd grade through 8th grade) for four fun days of drumming, singing, art, ukulele, leadership and interfaith/cultural friendship. Lunch and snacks are included in the 9 am to 3 pm day camp and volunteers, from teens to seniors, share their skills and talents. Tuition is $150/per camper ($100/student if more than one camper in the family attends)Register online at http://plymouthchurchseattle.org/ click the link - "MUSIC & ARTS CAMP: We Are One!" Pay online here (scroll to Summer Music & Arts Camp) - http://plymouthchurchseattle.org/donate/ Scholarships are available. For more information, please contact JenniferKaiton@yahoo.com or 
RachelTeigen@gmail.com.
 
 
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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 justiceleadershipjubilee@gmail.com or 206.265.2834 for more information.
 
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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
This November retreat will be a chance for women to find inspiration, relaxation, fellowship, education, stimulation, and yes, good fun!  There is indeed something for everyone. For more information about registration and workshops, please visit the website at www.nrwr.us.
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Music under the Stars
Wednesday, July 6, 7:15 p.m.
Volunteer Park Amphitheater
(across from the Asian Art Museum)
Join your friends and neighbors for a night of great classical music, performed in the open air… for free! Each summer, the Seattle Chamber Music Society brings top musicians from around the world to perform at Benaroya Hall. The concerts are streamed live into Volunteer Park by KING-FM.  It’s called MUSIC UNDER THE STARS, and it’s been one of Seattle’s best-loved summer traditions for over 20 years. Each evening begins at 7:15pm with a live performance by an outstanding ensemble of student musicians.  At 8:00pm, the evening continues with the live KING-FM broadcast, direct from Benaroya Hall. It’s a very casual and sociable atmosphere, with people chatting, eating and coming-and-going as they please. So pack a picnic, grab a blanket (and the kids and the dog) and join your friends and neighbors for an evening of great Music Under the Stars in Volunteer Park. This is the first of three concerts; the others will be July 13 and 20.

Want to attend as a Prospect group? Call or email the church office and we’ll add you to the list!
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The organizers of Gender Odyssey, an international conference for transgender and gender-nonconforming persons, are reaching out to inclusive and affirming churches for their help with this year’s conference. Assistance is needed with transportation and/or housing of their participants, along with numerous other volunteer opportunities associated with organizing an event of this size.
 
The conference runs August 4th-7th with most events at the Silver Cloud Inn located in Capitol Hill next to Seattle University. More information on Gender Odyssey is available at www.genderodyssey.org/events.
 
If you have any questions and/or want to participate please don’t hesitate to contact Nancy Speer, nancyspeer@comcast.net
hm: 206.328.4804, text: 206.850.4804
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Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project

Clean out your jewelry box! Anything you are not wearing can be donated to the project. They will take anything and everything. If you have better jewelry - they are happy to take that also; they sell it and the money goes to a fund for the shelters (a long list including Mary’s Place, Jubilee Women’s Shelter, YWCA shelters, DAWN, and Compass Housing Alliance). They are in the process of giving out $15,000 in grants to the shelters -- money generated from the sale of better jewelry that was donated. They clean, sort (and fix if needed) the jewelry and give it to women in shelters and similar organizations, redistributing literally thousands of pieces of jewelry over the years.

Drop off Location:
Istina
2804 E Madison St.
Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 322-6527
Monday - Sunday 11-5

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Ignatian Spirituality Center Summer Events
 
A SUMMER IGNATIAN RETREAT
 
"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 www.ignatiancenter.org.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  For info contact CAROLYN 206.329.4824  carolyn@ignatiancenter.org.  Sponsored by Ignatian Spirituality Center, Seattle.
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July Volunteers

Ushers
 
3 Roland Holloway
10 Roland Holloway
17 Roland Holloway
24 Roland Holloway
31 Roland Holloway

Coffee Hour
No host in July

Liturgist
  3 TBD
10 Abi Velasco
17 TBD
27 TBD
31 TBD


August Volunteers
Ushers
 
7 Roland Holloway
14 Roland Holloway
21 Roland Holloway
28 Roland Holloway

Coffee Hour
No host in August; August 14 BBQ

Liturgist
  7 TBD
14 TBD
21 TBD
28 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: www.prospectseattle.org
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Summer Birthdays
July
Natalie Westberg............................... 7/09
Pam Puglisi....................................... 7/13
Dave Kidder...................................... 7/18
Jane Braziunas................................... 7/20
Nancy Daugherty............................... 7/20
Lise Brown........................................ 7/24
Terry Knorpp..................................... 7/26
Karen Eisenbrey................................ 7/30

August
John Kovach...................................... 8/01
Jim Miller.......................................... 8/01
Garry Vandekieft............................... 8/02
Beret Kischner................................... 8/05
Ana Raab........................................... 8/08
Beatye Adrian Mitchell..................... 8/15
David Knight..................................... 8/17
Roger Sale......................................... 8/19
Meighan Pritchard ............................ 8/20
James Puglisi..................................... 8/28
Steve Alfred...................................... 8/29
 
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