Scripture Readers Needed
Serve Team Sponsored Charities
Help us serve dinner Saturday May 22nd
We are providing dinner on Saturday May 22nd. Dinner is at 6 for 30 people. The theme will be bbq ribs and chicken with all the sides. Lorena Saxton is the contact person for this event (email@example.com). If you can help provide any of the parts of the meal please contact Lorena. People can contact her for any questions. Food can be delivered to her condo before 5:00 PM that day.
Kent Hope also has a list of other important needs to help the ladies and children: underwear size 5 -8, paper towels and plates, disinfectant wipes, masks, gloves, individually wrapped treats for kids, laundry soap, tp and general hygiene products. A bin will be put by the front doors of the church to receive the non perishables until Friday May 21st. Lorena will also be at the church the Sundays of drive in church to collect any donations you may have.
Grateful to our Serve Team that continues to prepare meals for the ladies at KentHOPE.
We need help making and delivering lunches to KentHope. Look for upcoming dates soon! Or you may contact Jolaine Elliott at Jolaineelliott@comcast.net or text her at 253-861-6740.
Hospitality is in Need of Volunteers
Habitat For Humanity
“Dear Cornerstone Family,
On June 3, 2021, from 12-1pm, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County (SKC) is hosting their annual Beyond the Build Event virtually, providing the unique opportunity for more folks to login and engage in this event. While it is a fundraiser, it is free, unless you wish to donate. Our hope is that you will join us on June 3rd and learn more from award winning Author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” Matthew Desmond, on the importance of affordable housing. Please consider registering – www.habitatskc.org/lunch. Habitat for Humanity has reached out to Connie (Serve Chair) and Bob Allen to ask if we could spread the word. When you sign up, please list Connie and Bob Allen as your Table Captains so they know you’re from Cornerstone.
The Cornerstone community began working with Habitat for Humanity years ago when Daniel Foster was pastor. They introduced themselves to the congregation and provided an overview of their activities and opportunities to volunteer. Various members of the congregation have been involved with them over the years to build affordable housing.”
Connie and Bob Allen
Cornerstone has a long-standing history supporting Habitat for Humanity and their builds around South King County. Cornerstone has been given the opportunity to participate in upcoming builds happening in our area. If you would like to find out more about this click here. You can speak with Bob or Connie Allen firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 253-951-1268 (prefer text) for more information or the church office.
For anyone looking to get involved as an individual here is the link for more information. https://habitatskc.org
Other ways to Serve All Year at Cornerstone or in the Community
Our Blessing Box
During these difficult times we are seeing more and more activity at the Blessing Box in our parking lot. On a daily basis people are donating to the box and taking items as needed. If you would like to donate you can add things directly to the box or make financial donations to the church and memo them “Blessing Box? We are SO grateful for your continued generosity.
Provide meals, childcare and rides and visits and help to church members in need who have had new babies, illness, a death in the family, helping people move, etc.
Cornerstone Supports Missionaries
Dear Church Family,
We’ve been place back into a state of emergency here in Japan after 4 weeks of everything being open. The cafe is still able to be open, but our church service has returned to online. I was pleased to at least get to meet some of our congregation in person the few precious Sundays we were able to be together. I continue to enjoy time with Mahoko at the cafe. We make desserts together every week! I am getting to know our regulars and even some of the people who frequent the strip mall the cafe is located on! If you’d like to know more, please read this month’s newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/71d86471bcad/postcards-from-japan-okashi-day
~ Prayers for Mahoko and I as we will soon be the only ones staffing the café.
~ Prayers for good conversations with my Vietnamese friend.
Search for Missionary:
Other Ways to Give:
Matthew Culp Mission Trip to San Diego
This summer I will be participating in a 5-week spiritual leadership program in San Diego called Elevate. Elevate is about preparing me to be an effective disciple maker and church leader for the rest of my life. I have spent the last semester learning to lead a village, our small group structure, and discipling one of my friends who has since decided to follow Jesus. This year has been challenging spiritually, making clear that I still have many things to learn about leading others toward Christ. I think Elevate will help me become a more effective leader within the church and help me lead more people towards Christ. I would greatly appreciate prayers for the success of the trip and for the safety of the 64 participants. Please reach out with any questions you have! Yours in Christ,
Here’s a link with more details on the project and my personal link with more on why I want to go on the trip:
Molly Bartlett Mission Trip to New York
Molly Bartlett, our former Children’s Ministries Summer Intern is preparing for a summer missions trip to New York. https://resonate.gomethod.app/!/#/19219/elevate-international-quarter-schools/participants/199018/donate
Other ways to serve and give in our church and community
Personal Shopper for a Shut In Senior Citizen
Would you like to adopt another Merrill Garden’s resident? They have two new residents who need shopping help. The residents are still not allowed to go shopping for themselves because the facility is afraid they will be exposed to too many Covid germs! If you would like to help out, please reply to this email and let me know and I will give you their name and contact info. If you aren’t sure, but you have some questions about this outreach please contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions. Merrill Garden’s is in Auburn. If you have questions you can contact Carol Nohavec.
Sew N Serve making masks for church and community. For more information email here
- Connie Allen is working with Catholic Community Services to serve sack lunches to the people served at the Day Use facilities. These will not just be the men whom we have hosted through HOME, but all the people who visit the Day Use Facilities. The number of people being served is much larger than our normal HOME dinners for 20-25, so working with a group of friends, your small group, etc. is recommended. Please follow the links below or contact Connie Allen email@example.com or text/call 253-951-1268 (prefer text) for more information.
Community Engagement Center Link (Kent)
The Community Engagement Center is located at 31225 W Smith St Kent, WA 98032; right behind CCS’s Kent Family Center Offices. We are seeking help to provide lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Meals should be delivered between 11am and 12pm and should be for 35-70 people. Individually wrapped meals like sandwiches or burritos are preferred but family-style meals are appreciated too. · https://signup.com/go/RckdGLd
Facebook Link here
Erin Maguire, MSW
Catholic Community Services of King County
Regional Network Builder
firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-327-2474
3. Looking for a new & simple Serve opportunity to support the homeless? HOME is needing help picking up milk at Smith Brother’s Dairy & delivering to the CCS office in Kent on Friday mornings. Connect with Peggy Kessel or Connie Allen to learn how.
4. Looking for men’s smaller (s-m) sized warm clothes, underwear and socks for women as well as men for homeless men. Contact Peggy Kessel for pick up. KesselCrib@comcast.net