Posts with the category “serve”
Cold Weather Clothing Drive
by Noël Foulk on February 15th, 2024
Warm clothing and outdoor supplies wanted. See Urgent Request below. West Side will have a warm weather clothing drive - to collect items for The Welcome Table February 18-25. Please bring your clean clothing items or outdoor supplies to West Side and leave at our Welcome Center (Sunday mornings or Tu-Fri, 9am-1pm). They will be delivered to The Welcome Table for distribution. We are bereft. The l...
Update from Cooper
by Noël Foulk on February 7th, 2024
This week has been a great week! I arrived in Puerto Plata last Friday, January 5th. It was so fun to meet up and reunite with the workers at the Caraballo school. I was amazed with how the painting our West Side team did in 2020 still looks good!I am currently leading a father and son team from Chicago. We are working in Caraballo on a new site that was abandoned and donated to the school. This n...
Young Life Club Dates
by Noël Foulk on February 7th, 2024
Hello West Seattle Community!We have our club dates scheduled for the remainder of the school year! All meetings will be from 7:15-8:25 pm at Trinity West Seattle (7551 35th Ave SW, Seattle 98126).Themes/changes for these clubs will be sent in a reminder email before the club. For the quickest information look to our insta page @westseattleyounglifeWe hope to provide a meal, fun and games, and a m...
Adult DR Mission Trip Update
by Noël Foulk on January 26th, 2024
Hola West Side!We are having a wonderful time and are being treated well!Our Airbnb is a very nice house with great outdoor space, a cute friendly kitten and amazing food from the school cook who is also in chef training.Our host, Mariselys, is with us at the school until after dinner. She is gracious and a lovely Christian sister.The work has gone well and we will give more information on it with...
January Update on Tallulah
by Noël Foulk on January 11th, 2024
Hey West Side!I just wanted to give you an update from Western Washington University!On a personal note, I am doing well! I am learning a lot right now about administration, and what goes on behind the scenes to make sure that events run smoothly. We are doing a Rev. Dr. MLK celebration for students on Friday.Please keep praying for students in winter quarter - it’s the darkest (weather wise), and...
REFLECT: 7 Days of Prayer
by Noël Foulk on December 22nd, 2023
God's word in Micah 6:8 tells us, "He has shown you. O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” You’re invited to join in communal prayer beginning January 8 leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 15. Sign up to receive daily prayer prompts that will lead us to reflect on the themes of peace, justi...
2023 Christmas Eve Offering
by Noël Foulk on December 7th, 2023
This special offering on Christmas Eve is received each year for special projects or programs that our missionaries have requested, that would enhance or meet needs in their ministries.If you are unable to join us Christmas Eve, you can donate online or send a check with "Christmas Eve Offering" in the memo line. Vic and Leslie TrautweinDental care for 850 children. Kids Alive, Dominican Republic....
Catch Up with Tom and Debbie Wood
by Noël Foulk on December 6th, 2023
Merry Christmas to all our West Side family! Thank you for your continued prayers and support that has enabled us to have a productive year of ministry despite some down periods due to Debbie’s widespread cancer. We just completed a four-day workshop for iTEE staff and 27 NW church leaders in Long Beach, using new curriculum she developed to “multiply disciple makers.” We led the workshop in Asia...
Reverse Advent Calendar
by Noël Foulk on November 30th, 2023
Often an Advent calendar is used to count down the days until Christmas by opening a box and discovering an ornament or something that helps you focus on the Advent journey. A reverse Advent calendar focuses on giving something instead of receiving – a Christ centered idea indeed – since Christmas is all about God giving himself to us as a baby.The idea behind a reverse Advent calendar is simple. ...
Internship with Kids Alive International
by Noël Foulk on November 17th, 2023
Interns provide a critical boost to the ministry of Kids Alive International as they work with KAI missionaries and staff to multiply their efforts. Cooper will assist in team hosting roles in Caraballo, Constanza and Santo Domingo East when visiting work groups are present (like our adult DR team!). He will also assist with afterschool sports programs at the Constanza school helping with logistic...
Angel Tree Opportunities
by Noël Foulk on November 16th, 2023
The holidays are fast approaching. A child that is missing their parent due to incarceration needs YOU to help them feel loved and connected to that parent! Prison Fellowship offers inmates the opportunity to give their children a gift from them through volunteers like you.Here are different ways you can help:Choose a child or a family to buy a gift/gifts for the incarcerated parent to give to the...
Racial Justice and Reconciliation Speaker Event at Bethany WS
by Noël Foulk on September 28th, 2023
Join this evening keynote and panel with Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra to gain tools for active engagement in God’s work of racial justice and reconciliation in our individual and shared lives.Rev. Dr. Alexia Salvatierra is co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World, Academic Dean of the Centro Latino at Fuller Theological Seminary, as well as the Assistant P...
Path From Poverty Presents Harambee
by Noël Foulk on September 20th, 2023
Registration is open for Harambee (Swahili for "pulling together")!You are invited to join us for a fun and inspiring evening. Enjoy a catered dinner and hear updates from our partners in Kenya. Try your luck in the raffle, sprint for delicious treats in the dessert dash, and shop at the Kenyan Marketplace.We look forward to celebrating with you. Your support will help us continue to bring life-ch...
Praying for Tallulah
by Noël Foulk on September 14th, 2023
Tallulah Reyes is doing an internship with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries at Western Washington University where she will be working with college students. Chi Alpha Campus Ministries exist to reconcile students to Christ – transforming the university, the marketplace, and the world. Please keep Tallulah in your prayers. Hello! I moved back to Bellingham on September 1st. It has taken me a little whi...
Adult DR Mission Trip
by Noël Foulk on September 8th, 2023
Is God calling you to serve more? Are you interested in learning about serving in a short term mission trip?This trip might be perfect for you! The amazing organization Kids Alive International serves kids living in impoverished conditions. These saints and school need us to come alongside them. Sunny weather, a little adventure and lots of fun are some of the perks.Any age (18 and older) and abil...
by Noël Foulk on September 7th, 2023
Lesley Is officially in “full teacher mode,” but she wanted to make sure she thanked everyone who helped make her teaching dreams a reality! Creating her first kindergarten classroom was made possible by each and every one of you! Thank you for loving Lesley, her sweet kids, and all of our YoungLives moms well!Hello, I want to thank everyone who has supported me with my dream classroom. It has bee...
by Noël Foulk on July 19th, 2023
One of the Young Lives moms, who was supported with rent grants from the YLCF and the WSPC Deacons, has just finished her education and will start a new job this fall teaching special education/integrated kindergarten. The best part is that her new job is at the school that she attended for K-3! Talk about coming full circle. Our contributions helped pay for rent so that she could focus on her edu...
Kenya Work Team 2023
by Noël Foulk on July 6th, 2023
"Nothing can touch the immense impact of the Kenya experience. If you want to make a real difference in someone’s life, if you want to have a cultural impact -become involved in PFP. It all starts with a water tank!"—Gretchen, Work Team 2023 volunteerThe Work Team 2023 trip to Makueni was incredible. The team worked hard building tank bases and learned about the challenges facing our partners in K...
Remember to Bless Big this Week!
by Noël Foulk on May 24th, 2023
I was 23 years old, sitting in the kitchen with Norwegian cousins from the same generation as my grandparents. These dear, distant family members shared their memories of care packages sent from family in the States during the war. The impact of these gifts was far greater than their modest contents. My cousins described, with tears in their eyes, the encouragement of knowing that they were not al...
Community Serve Opportunities
by Noël Foulk on April 21st, 2023
Have you and/or your Connect group been thinking about or looking for a to serve our West Seattle community? Each weekend in April, the West Seattle Nursery hosts "Doing Good in the Neighborhood." Local West Seattle organizations are at the nursery to share what they do and how people can volunteer. Find out more: https://www.westseattlenursery.com/classes-and-events/doing-good-in-the-neighborhood...
One Seattle Day of Service - May 20
by Noël Foulk on April 19th, 2023
Opportunities to serve our community are available for individuals, families, or groups through the One Seattle Day of Service. Opportunities are available throughout the city. Registration is required using the Register for Event button on the website. If you prefer a West Seattle related opportunity, click on the Register for Event button and then use the Search Events box in the upper right of ...
Kids Alive Prayer and Praise Guide
by Noël Foulk on February 9th, 2023
Keep Kid’s Alive (one of our mission partners) in your prayers. Click below to see the Dominican Republic’s February Prayer and Praise Guide....
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