Sharing the feast…
Fast approaching, whether we’re ready or not, is the Holiday season. One of our most meaningful and productive outreach projects each year is our Thanksgiving Basket project. We’re gearing up for it again, and will be accepting donations of these items to fill the orders:
- Turkeys (we’ve got a BIG freezer!)
- Frozen Pumpkin or Apple Pies
- Stuffing Mix
- Chicken Broth
- Gravy Mix
- Cranberry Sauce
- Cans of Green Beans and Corn
- Jello or Pudding Mix
- Hot Chocolate or Apple Cider Packets
- Holiday Napkins
With monetary donations, we also purchase fresh produce and grocery items for these gift baskets, including items such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, bread & butter, fresh fruit, juice, and more! Your generous giving ensures a plentiful basket for our neighbors in need.
We’re working again with Olympic View Elementary School, and hope to serve up to 70 families again this year: 30+ from the OV community, and 31 from the Broadview Women’s Shelter. Let’s share the feast and our hearts, and make Thanksgiving a bountiful blessing to our community!
The deadline for donations and contributions is Sunday, November 22—but the earlier the better so that we are able to coordinate our shopping trip with the Youth program to complete our baskets.
All funds and food donations that are not used for this project will be given to North Helpline, the food bank in Lake City. Last year we were able to give them over 100 lbs of food and a few hundred dollars to support the services they provide on a daily basis to our community. In giving towards this program, remember to include an extra gift with North Helpline in mind.
Questions can be directed to the office at 206.525.8900, or send me an email to: ovsecretary [at] gmail [dot] com
Thank you for the amazing support always given to this project!
—Jessica Quiroz, OVCC Secretary
Introducing Sunny Language Academy!
Olympic View Community Church is excited to welcome our new community partner, Lan Zhang and the Sunny Language Academy preschool program. Sunny Language Academy is a unique Mandarin Chinese immersion program that will be utilizing classroom 111 on the lower level, with access from our back parking area. We are happy to be able to share our space with such a vibrant new program! You can learn more about Sunny Language Academy on their website: www.sunnylanguageacademy.com
Junior and Senior High Youth are invited to:
Youth Night at Olympic View
Every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
This week: Thursday, November 19
Thanksgiving is coming, and some families in our community aren’t able to provide a Thanksgiving dinner, so we will be doing that for them! Join us as we assemble youth teams for shopping and preparing items for our church’s annual Thanksgiving basket outreach!
Experience spirit-filled gathering in community, art-making, games, movies, outings, and much more. Meet new friends, ask questions, share stories, eat great food, and have fun!
For more information, call the church office at: 206.525.8900
Library Catalog – now online!
Thanks especially to the hard work of Kathryn Smith-Derksen, our church library renovation is complete.
Members and friends can now browse our collection on-line.
Please take some time to check it out and see what’s there. You’ll still need to come to the library to sign the books out.