Esther’s Place has moved across the street from Aquasox in Everett. Lots of conversation about the new location.
Max / Chloe are interested in taking a group from the stand to give Italian sodas to the ladies. Time is a difficulty with teen schedules. Kathy is meeting with Sandra on Tuesday to discuss dates outside of their office hours.
Safe Families is in need of prayer.
The senior center Kelly has connected with is looking for a church to come lead worship services. It’s in Lynnwood. Covid is slowing the process down.
Kathy would like to establish a prayer group for inmates. Marin is also writing to inmates.
Pat and Kathy will pursue 25 children for Angel Tree through Prison Fellowship. A date is still unknown. Plans are to deliver the gifts to make contact with the families.
Discussion was also around building up a mindset in the congregation to join these outreach ideas to get feet wet with the unknown life of homelessness. “Eyes to See” could be the name and bringing these upfront in the newsletter will be pursued. This is not a “Service Sunday”. It’s an ongoing invitation for people to get involved in a variety of ways serving homelessness. KK will work on getting this communication out to the congregation, possibly through the newsletter?
Making 40 meals for their weekly needs
Continued clothing donations
Help created small drawing / devotion journals for the ladies
Write letters of care/prayer for the ladies
Discussion was around a need to provide training in homeless ministry for new workers.
Meetings going forward will be on Sundays, during second service. Kathy has stepped forward to teach during first service 4th-6th grade. The support of this team is vital along with growth.
Marin R has stepped down as she needs to downsize commitments. She will continue writing letters to inmates.
MD meetings will be planned monthly opening to the congregation. Kathy created a Google calendar for the group.
McShanes are taking a resting for awhile.
John W. has expressed an interest in joining too.
Chloe W. said her teen group under Nicola A would be interested in serving at Esther’s or with children.
Jesus said ...
"For I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed Me,I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’" Matthew 25:35-36