Chillin’ in the Neighborhood
If today’s weather is any indication, summer has finally arrived here in Seattle. Summer brings more free time, more daylight, and the chance to chill out with the University District. Tonight, our monthly Ramen Night is taking place at Lounjin from 7-9 pm. Stop by to hang out, learn more about our plans for the summer, or just to enjoy Joanie’s delicious noodles.
Later this month, we’ll be partnering with the U-District Food Bank on a special Thursday night where we’ll be asking everyone to join us. Summer is busy for the food bank, and also the time of year with the least amount of volunteers. If you haven’t joined us on Thursday night for awhile, or if you’d like to volunteer with us even if you don’t join us for Sundays, please let me know. We would love to volunteer with you.
If you are a Sinners & Saints regular, please consider making a donation to our Food Bank Partnership Night. While we are asking Trader Joe’s to donate food items, critical items such as feminine products, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soaps, shampoos, and baby wipes are always needed. To donate to this project, checks can be made out to ‘Sinners and Saints Church’, with ‘Food Bank Partnership’ in the subject line. Email us at email@example.com for our snail mail address, or info on how to set up an electronic transfer. Regular support and donations can also be sent to this address, and tax-deductible receipts are available from our finance team. Thank you for partnering with us!
Peace to you this week,
- FOOD BANK PARTNERSHIP CELEBRATION
Since March, all the Sinners & Saints folks have been volunteering at the University District Food Bank on a regular basis. Thursday nights have been a great time to connect with each other, and our local community. While most weeks we have had 3-5 people working together, we’re planning an all-church Thursday with as many folks as possible volunteering on the same date, to work together and donate some special items through a partnership with Trader Joe’s. Join us from 5-8 on Thursday, July 29th. To RSVP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UCC PARTNERSHIP POTENTIAL
Join us on July 18th as we invite the regional minister of the UCC to join us for an informational conversation. If you can make it, please let Pastor Leah know. We want to set this up when as many regulars can join us as possible. email@example.com
- THURSDAY NIGHT FOOD BANK ROTATION: U-District Food Bank, 5-8pm
Join us on Thursday nights as we hang out with our neighbors, sort food, laugh, bag groceries, and have a good time. Up to 5 volunteers per week, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more info!
- SINNERS & SAINTS CHURCHWIDE RETREAT
We’re setting the date for our first-ever churchwide retreat for August 13-15. Let me know if you can make those dates, and if you’d like to be part of the planning committee!
- S&S SUMMER FUN!
This summer, Ramen Night is transitioning from once-a-week Tuesday night event to once-a-month. The first Tuesday of the month still means a bowl of steaming ramen at Lounjin, but other Tuesdays will be devoted to fun activities planned by church folks. If you’d like to join in planning fun events, casual outings like picnics at Gasworks, kayaking on Lake Union, or dinner at Paseo’s near Golden Gardens, let me know! email: email@example.com
- SUNDAY DINNER POTLUCK: 5-7:30 pm
Join us for Sunday Dinner and Bible Study at Alan and Leah’s home from 5-7:30. The meal sign-up is below, email me if you’d like to bring something to share. firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more info!
- This Sunday, 7/11: Lasagna Night!
With great weather, what could be nicer than enjoying a plate of lasagna, garlic bread, and salad out on the back deck? Join us for Sunday dinner from 5-7:30 this week. Sign-up for the potluck by choosing an item and shooting an email to email@example.com
Meat Lasagna: ________________
Veggie Lasagna, Gluten Free would be best: _____________________
Garlic Bread: ______________________
See you Sunday!