PARENTS OF TRANSGENDER CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES The Inclusion Committee at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church is hosting an online panel, featuring parents of transgender children sharing their experience. Join us on Thursday, January 27, at 7 p.m. as we listen to and learn from retired pastor Al Gephart and recently retired nurse, Betsy Gephart, in Tempe, AZ, and former pastor and active author, Mike Rumley-Wells, and his wife Kim, a fifth-grade teacher, in Wenatchee, WA. Everyone is welcome to join this Zoom event. A link will be sent out a week before the panel. A recording will be made and available after the event. For more information, contact Carol Morrison at email@example.com.
* Welcome Interim PastorMelissa Bortnick starting January 6. (Pastor Lee will be on renewal leave, learning and volunteering in Guatemala.) Pastor Melissa's first Sunday is January 9. She is a gifted candidate for ordained ministry and looks forward to serving with SUMC these next couple of months.
* Learning Circle, Tuesdays 6:30 - 8 pm. Soon finishing Underdogs and Outsiders: A Bible Study on the Untold Stories of Advent.Jacque Lindstrand is facilitating. Stay tuned for next title / theme. Meeting via Zoom with meeting ID #995 0869 3698. If dialing in by phone, call 253-215-8782 and offer the meeting ID when asked.
* Virtual Community Prayer Time, Wednesdays 11:30 am - 12:15 pm Connecting through a variety of prayer styles, including shared silence. Gather on Zoom with meeting ID # 934 5561 4321. If dialing in by phone, call 253-215-8782 and offer the meeting ID when asked.
* Virtual coffee breaks Fridays at 10 am. Join Tom Boord and friends for a time of socializing and casual conversation. Use Zoom meeting ID number 998 1162 6121. If dialing in by phone, call 253-215-8782 and offer the meeting ID when asked.
* Community Caroling at the Gazebo, Tuesday, December 21, 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
Sing vaccinated,outdoors and masked at the gazebo in downtown Snoqualmie (across from the bowling alley). Lyrics and cocoa provided. Dress warmly!
Christmas Eve, 8 & 11 pm
Friday December 24th
Sacred story, songs, and candle lighting.
Update: Due to escalating covid activity, these services are now only online. Connect via Zoom webinar here. (Click on "here", or use webinar # 981 7049 7232 . )
* Blessing of the Animals and joy in creation at Three Forks Dog Park (39912 SE Park St., Snoqualmie) Friday, Oct 15, 5 - 5:30 pm.
Bring your dog for some play time, and photos of your non-canine pets or other animal friends. We'll appreciate them all and bless them in turn.
Tuesday Night Learning Circleresumes October 5th 6:30 - 8 pm. Throughout October we'll be reading and responding to The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon. Jacque Lindstrand is facilitating. Bring your wisdom and wonderings on Zoom: Click here, or use meeting ID #995 0869 3698 after logging into Zoom.
Guatemala Mission Trip June 25 - July 3, 2022 Join us for adventures near Lake Atitlan, volunteering with Salud y Paz in Camanchaj, Guatemala. Travel dates have changed to late June 2022, in hopes of improved covid 19 risks and to accommodate school schedules. If interested in more information, touch base with Pastor Lee. We will have a preliminary info meeting sometime in November, and have until March to confirm our group participant list.
Estimated cost is $1,025 plus airfare. We'll be partnering in the construction of a new wing to the health clinic, and toy-making with Susanna Wesley school. To find out more about Salud y Paz, check out their website: https://www.saludypaz.org
Church Picnic September 5 at Centennial Field
Join us for outdoor worship with communion (10:30 am) followed by food and games.
Due to covid precautions, we will provide all the fixings this year - carefully grilled burgers and hotdogs, individually packaged chips and cookies and drinks, and a couple of sides. Alternatively, bring your own lunch if preferred! We will have fresh paper products on hand, but bring your own dishware and utensils if desired. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair if desired. We'll want to spread out!
Centennial Field is located at 39903 SE Park Street, Snoqualmie, next to Snoqualmie Elementary School.
In case of rain, we will have to cancel.Watch your email Sunday morning for possible cancellation.
Yes, you can also join on Zoom! Have some bread and drink ready for consecration, and use the usual worship link: https://greaternw.zoom.us/j/801896850 . Alma will be hosting with her 5G phone so folks can participate from home. ( If dialing in by phone, call 1 253 215 8782 and use meeting ID #: 801 896 850. One can also access the service through the home page of our church website, www.snoqualmieumc.org.)
Harley Brumbaugh's memorial celebration is planned for 3 pmSaturday (August 21), at Snoqualmie Valley Alliance Church (36017 SE Fish Hatchery Road, Fall City). Doors open at 2 pm for visiting time before the service, and an outdoor reception will also follow afterward. Plan to wear a mask.
The service will also belive-streamed. Covid concerns make streaming a preferred option for many. Click the button below to join the event online. Online participants can write remembrances in the chat function for family members to appreciate later. Later a recording will be available as well.
Summer Bible Study Explore Acts together, Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am, starting July 7. Connect on Zoomby clicking HEREor come in person (covid precautions in place at the church buildling). Have a Bible handy. Free Bibles available upon request.
Snoqualmie's Got Talent
Saturday February 20th, 4 pm
Inviting all comedy, music, magic, dance, drama, pet tricks, art...you name it!
Acts can be pre-recorded or shared live as we gather on Zoom. Toddie Downs will emcee!
RSVP your act to Toddie (firstname.lastname@example.org), Snoqualmie UMC office (425-888-1697) or Pastor Lee (email@example.com).
Let your light shine!
Come show time, use Zoom meeting ID #946 5908 4609 or click button below to enter.
Labyrinths are symbolic of life’s journey. Monks used them as a form of pilgrimage when travel to Jerusalem was not possible.
The parking lot labyrinth is drawn with approximately 360 yards of painter’s tape, which is affordable and easy to work with, but also vulnerable to truck tires and rain.
Check it out while it lasts!
Interfaith Prayer Flags for Social Justice
* Write or draw your prayer/intention on these banners. * Post them in the wind at home or around the valley. * Be encouraged in the work when you see them. Let them remind us of Spirit power in community, and our part(s) in the healing of the world.
Free prayer flags are available in the big black box outside our church parking lot door, on the corner of Railroad Ave. and SE River Street. (Street address is 38701 SE River St., Snoqualmie 98065)
Love Letters From God -Support incarcerated youth at Echo Glen with hand-made Valentines cards. Inspiring scripture, uplifting quotes, encouraging notes, humor - all recommended. Get your craft on at the designated table in the social hall - full of valentine supplies - Sundays January 25, February 2, and February 9. Cards can also be made at home at your convenience. The valentines will be delivered to Echo Glen by February 11. More details about this ecumenical project are available online at: http://www.echoglen.org/love-letters-from-god/
Snoqualmie Valley Interfaith Gathering Sunday, January 19th, 3 - 5 pm
From Mujeeb: "Greetings and Happy new year dear friends, Lets gather on Sunday Jan 19th 2020 at our place to honor this great leader and his influence around social justice. We will follow usual program format, please feel free to bring and share your thoughts and beliefs on this topic. We will also watch together a five min video of his I have a dream speech" that inspires many around the world even today." Please see our Sunday bulletin or contact Pastor Lee (425-444-5556) for Mujeeb's family address.
Snoqualmie Valley Interfaith aims to offer interfaith gatherings on 3rd Sundays of most months, 3 - 5 pm, locations vary. InterfaithVolunteering with Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank is on 5th Wednesday of the month, 3:25 - 6:45 pm.
We are blessed to get to know each other as neighbors and people of faith. These gatherings connect local Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Baha'i, and agnostic neighbors. Newcomers and additional faith representations welcome.
The purpose of these get-togethers is to foster relationships across faith-lines that enrich our understanding of each other's faith traditions and strengthen community around the valley.
There is so much good to learn from and with each other.
The Snoqualmie Valley Winter Shelterovernight season concluded in March. Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services is working to keep their Resource Center open daily during the COVID-19 crises. Visit www.svshelterservices.org for service and volunteer information. In need of support? Call or text 425-773-2874.
Saturday June 1, 4 pm
@ Three Forks Off-Leash Dog Park in Snoqualmie, across from Centennial Fields
Red Rover Red Rover - bring your pooch over!
Bring your dog, or your neighbor's dog, or whoever wants to meet, greet, and play. Dog treats and trophies will be on hand.
Phone: (425) 888-1697 Address: 38701 SE River Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 (map) Mail: PO Box 458, Snoqualmie, WA 98065