New class beginning March 9
If we believe that Jesus is the Son of God, and that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, what does that really mean? How does it fit with our understandings of human parent-child relationships, and are there problematic resonances that we should consider?
Join our adult Sunday school class this Lenten season to consider these and other questions around Jesus’ sacrifice.
We are reading Proverbs of Ashes, by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Parker.
All are welcome.
Classes led by our own Bobbi Dykema, PhD
Junior and Senior High Youth are invited to:
Youth Night at Olympic View
Every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
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!
This week, Thursday March 6: We’ll indulge in our ‘Shrove Tuesday’ pancakes before taking a trip to the Henry Art Gallery at UW. See you all at 6:00, appetites ready!
For more information, call the church office at: 206.525.8900
New Community Project:
‘If we build it…they will come!’
Help NCP build a boarding school for girls in Nimule, South Sudan! Why build a boarding school in this community? Here’s what our partner Agnes Amileto says:
“The objective of this project is to reduce the rate of school dropout, control early pregnancy, and create space for the orphan girls to be accommodated as well as girls with disability who cannot go for long distance to school. We find when there are mixed both boys and girls studying together, that has led to the high number of girls dropping out of school and getting pregnant at an early age. In addition, they are always loaded with work from home by their parents (or the families they are boarding with, if they’ve come from another village), and this has resulted to poor performance in exams.
Currently, there is not a single boarding school in Nimule. The community has asked me to ask NCP to fund the construction of this school. After it is built, it will be run by the community and staffed by teachers provided by the government. Our organization, Girl Child Education and Development Association, will also serve as advisors to the school.
Why us? We currently provide scholarships for 130 girls to attend school in this community, and provide sanitary materials to nearly 3000 girls. We’ve been doing this for six years now, and have a reputation as a reliable partner
What’s the cost? $10,000 for a facility that includes both classrooms and dormitories
When will the school be built? Agnes estimates that the construction will be finished 2-3 months after the funds are received. We’re hoping to send the full amount by early November 2013 so that the school will be finished by the beginning of the 2014 school year (February). If this happens on schedule, our February Learning Tour group will also be able to see the completed facility. Building schools is not normally what we do, but this seemed like an opportunity we should not pass up
Wanna help? Specify ‘School Project’ on your donation to NCP through your congregation. For more information, click here.
Welcome Robin’s Nest Pre-K
Olympic View Community Church is happy to announce our new non-profit tenant and community partner, Robin’s Nest Pre-K, offering a morning pre-k program and an afternoon pre-k / kindergarten enrichment program, housed right here at OVCC. Since June 1 they’ve been preparing their classroom, which is located downstairs in room 111. It’s a preschooler’s dream come true with warm colors, welcoming furnishings, an overall creative feel and something to do in every corner! Robin’s nest is a small, cozy program offering an inquiry-based classroom environment with an emphasis on science and cooking. An off-shoot from program director Anna Coble’s Little Nest Preschool, which is located in Lake City, Robin’s Nest Pre-K is a great addition to our community and the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Check out their website for more information on enrollment and teaching staff, including Robin’s Nest head teacher and program manager, Hilary Proctor, and co-teacher Caitlin Ewing.
As a community church we are committed to partnering with like-minded non-profit organizations to enrich the lives of those closest to us and enhance our combined impact on our community.
If your non-profit needs to rent office, meeting, or activity space, we welcome your inquiries.
Please contact our secretary, Jessica Quiroz at 206.525.8900 or ovsecretary [at] gmail [dot] com.
Library Catalog – now online!
Thanks especially to the hard work of Kathryn Smith-Derksen, our church library renovation is nearly 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.