Getting Involved in Ministries

How can you be involved in ministries at Bothell United Methodist Church? Contact any of the following ministries that interest you!

In April :

As a member of the Kenmore\Bothell Interfaith Group, you can participate in events, and educational opportunities that engage in the community with people of other faiths. Find out more on the KBIG Facebook Page.  The Spring Community Park Clean up is Saturday, April 23, 2016 9am – noon for all ages. Details on the Facebook Event page.

Join in the Focus On Homelessness discussions, usually once per month – watch for details in the E-news or Witness. We are working to discern our call towards solutions on this issue. Next Meeting: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:45 am in the Lounge.

Giving blood saves lives. Find our schedule and hours on the BUMC FB Events page, and donate when you can! Next blood drive, Monday, April 25, 2016 1pm – 7pm

Care Day is an annual event that allows people to access human services providers in one location, on one day. This year, the date is Friday, June 24, 2016. Sign up to help at http://careday.net/volunteer-care-day/  Language interpreters are much needed, if you are multi-lingual please consider this opportunity.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Threads & Treads has a regular sorting party every Wednesday morning from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and always welcomes new people to help! T&T is a clothing bank for families of the Northshore School District and is located at Canyon Park Jr. High School.Contact Cheryl Dineen @ missions@bothellumc.org

Eastside Baby Corner fills clothing orders for families on the Eastside.Contact Vicki Jacobsen at missions@bothellumc.org

Bothell Community Kitchen needs volunteers for preparing and serving dinner every Sunday night at 5pm. Sign up at http://www.bothellumc.org/index.php/bothell-community-kitchen-info

We are a part of the Northshore Community Schools program which partners the schools with community groups for the success of all NSD students. If you would like to help students as a mentor or at a Junior High after school program, contact Eileen Jowell at ejowell@nsd.org

Join in the Focus On Homelessness discussions, usually once per month – watch for details in the E-news or Witness. We are working to discern our call towards solutions on this issue.

Care Day is an annual event that allows people to access human services providers in one location, on one day. This year, the date is Friday, June 24, 2016. Sign up to help at http://careday.net/volunteer-care-day/  Language interpreters are much needed, if you are multi-lingual please consider this opportunity.

Giving blood saves lives. Find our schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/bothellumc/ on the events page, and donate when you can!

As a member of the Kenmore\Bothell Interfaith Group, you can participate in events, and educational opportunities that engage in the community with people of other faiths. Find out more here. https://www.facebook.com/KenmoreBothellInterfaithGroup/

If you have gifts and passion in a particular area of service, and would like to begin a new ministry, please contact missions@bothellumc.org. New Ministry Consideration forms are located on the Missions bulletin board in the lobby, as well as online here.

 

 

Opportunities for you in February!

How can you live out your faith this month? Take a look at these opportunities:

Food Bank Full Meal

Service to the community

Bring your family’s favorite meal for a family at Hopelink! Food must be nonperishable.  We suggest a protein, side, fruit or vegetable, grain or bread mix, dessert and beverage.  Donations are always accepted in the Narthex.  Look for the box in front of the Sanctuary on Feb 15th and Feb. 22nd

 

 

The next Blood Drive at Bothell UMC is scheduled for Monday, February 23, from 1-7 pm (closed between 3-4 pm) in the Lounge.  A sign-up sheet is available on the information counter.  If you are not online or aren’t in church to sign up, please contact Jeanne Lowman at lowman.family@frontier.com and she’ll help you sign up.

 

Easter basket

 

Service to the Church

We are so excited to start the preparation process for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on April 4.  Please contact jemmie@bothellumc.org if you are interested in helping with this exciting event.  Specific volunteer opportunities will be posted near the children’s ministry table in the next few weeks.

 

Place flowers on the communion table on a Sunday in February or March to honor or remember someone. The chart which has many empty spaces is located in the narthex by the information booth.  There is a small card to fill out on the chart.  Leave the card on Barb’s desk.  Have the flowers at church by noon on Fri. or early Sunday morning.  If you prefer write a check for $40 and the flowers will be bought for you.

 

Youth Council’s big painting day in the youth room will be Saturday, February 7, from 8 am – 4 pm. All youth, their families, and interested members of the BUMC community are encouraged to sign up for one time slot (or more!) to come by to work on the room. Food will be provided! To sign up for a painting shift, please go to tinyurl.com/youthroom.

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Do you love roses and would you like to help with our church’s Memorial Rose Garden? The Rose Garden Team would love to have your help…whatever time you can give.   It’s getting close to time to prune and do a little early spring care…. If you would like to sign up or get  some more information, stop by the Rose Garden on Feb. 22 after the 8 and 9 services or call Nancy Field or Noreen Forck.

 

– submitted by Kristin Joyner