Imagine this: you take the picturesque drive to Mount Rainier National Park. You leave all electronics behind and venture into the woods, listening only to the sounds of nature. As you make yourself comfortable on a rock overlooking a majestic landscape, you hear something else. Or maybe it’s not so much hearing as it is a feeling in your soul. The voice of God. Embrace the rest, the wilderness and rejuvenate your spirit on The Silent Wild.
There will be two opportunities to participate this summer. The first is Saturday, July 9th and for those who prefer a weekday option, the second takes place on Monday, August 22nd.
You are strongly encouraged to sign up for one (or both!) of these opportunities. A sample itinerary is below and carpools can be arranged. Encourage members of your home groups to sign up as well. RSVP by clicking your preferred date below.
To RSVP for July 9th, click here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=261889~sgr=y
To RSVP for August 22nd, click here: https://www.churchteams.com/m/Login.asp?oID=6397&secID=aTBkVXk1T295V1hwRjhFdjd5UlJVdnU1S1AvTEovem8%3D&page=Register.asp?GroupID=261890~sgr=y
Sample Itinerary for The Silent Wild
Hey everyone! I learned this last week over lunch with a friend of mine, Bill Bowers (a follower of Jesus and advocate of the poor in Puyallup) has found a house for three formerly homeless men. How exciting is that?! They will be moving into the home this weekend and are seeking donations of essential items to make their new home a little more comfortable. If you have any of the following items and would like to donate them, please contact Bill as soon as possible at (253) 606-9998 or firstname.lastname@example.org and he will arrange for pick-up.
- 3 twin beds
- 3 dressers
- End tables
- Kitchen table and chairs
- Couch and chairs
- Coffee table
- Pots and pans
- Coffee maker
- Bedding and pillows
- Dishes and silverware
- Cups and glasses
- 2 shower curtains
- 3 lamps
Puyallup Cares is an initiative of The One Another Foundation; promoting Caring, Serving, and Giving in the Puyallup community.
A FAITH IN ACTION STORY
Bruce and Lori Strand attend weekend services at Lighthouse, participate in the Harding Home Group and are members of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. Lori has noticed a need in the Christian Motorcycle Association and God has put it on her heart to help. Here’s her story:
Bruce and I volunteer with the Christian Motorcycle Association in organizing bike rallies and sharing the gospel with people we meet. Some of the rallies that we attend are very primitive and bikers only bring what they can fit on their bike. Many bikers, especially women, do not have money or access to personal hygiene items they forgot bring or didn’t have to bring in the first place.
God has laid it on my heart to put together hospitality baskets that I can place in the bathrooms at motorcycle rallies so that men and women can help themselves to what they need. I have been purchasing and collecting items for baskets, but feel it is time to ask for help. As many of you know, Bruce doesn’t work due to a severe stroke that disabled him, and I have a limited income.
During the next three weeks, there will be a box in the Welcome Center where you can drop off personal hygiene items you’d like to donate. Here’s an example of what’s needed (preferably travel size):
- men’s & women’s razors
- combs & brushes
- shaving cream
- dental floss
- alcohol-free mouthwash (most motorcycle rallies are AA rallies)
- shampoo & conditioner
- body wash
- nail files
- feminine products
- sample size perfume & cologne
Anything you can give is appreciated, and I’ll gladly accept items not on this list that you think would be helpful. If you have any questions feel free to contact me, Lori Strand, at (253) 381-3102 or email email@example.com.
Dear Home Group Leaders,
As this year comes to an end, you are being led to the still waters of summer where you will find a season of rest. As you bring your group to a break for the summer, think about ending with a BBQ, potluck, or a group outing (think bowling or baseball).
If your group would like to stay connected throughout the summer, participate in a Fun Group together such as Bridge, Cribbage, Outdoor Games, Golfing or Hiking.
Another option is The Silent Wild. There will be two opportunities to participate this summer on Saturday, July 30th and Monday, August 22. The link to register for one (or both!) will be posted in a couple of weeks, so please share it with your home groups and sign up together.
Lastly, as you prepare for the summer break, please take note of which group members will be returning in the Fall, how many openings you’ll have for new members, and if the meeting location/day/frequency/time will change or remain the same. Sarah Biggerstaff will be reaching out to you in the next few weeks to collect this information in order to better prepare for the annual Group Connect event in September.
Peace be with you and remember to wear sunscreen
This month weekend sermons will continue through Matthew chapter 5 and dig in to chapter 6. Discussion questions can be printed and passed out to your home group, or used as a reference to lead discussion. Click here for the document, or click on the documents tab for the download.
Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have any questions.