On September 20th the Seattle Presbytery met at the newly completed North Point Church in Poulsbo. Many of us enjoyed a delightful ferry ride across the water on what was a beautiful late-summer day.
The members and staff of North Point were gracious hosts and treated us to "Jesus Food"--a meal they regularly serve to the high schoolers across the street from the church.
Through our examinations for ordination we joined in celebration with those whom God has newly called into ministry.
- Kelle Brown has been ordained to serve in validated ministry as the Executive Director of the Daughters of Zelophehad, a Christian transitional program for the transformation, restoration and healing of women and children in crisis.
- Jennie Barber has received and accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, Tennessee. She will be ordained on October 7th, at UPC.
- Natasha Hicks has been called by our own Mt. View Presbyterian Church to serve as their new minister.
We also enjoyed hearing how God is at work in the lives of Dan Hutchinson and Michael Yonkers as they passed from inquiry to candidacy and as they continue to explore their own sense of call to ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Gerishon Kirika honored us with greetings from the Presbyterian University of East Africa in Kikuyu near Nairobi, Kenya.
In our pre-presbytery meeting members of the Presbyterian Fellowship reflected on the August Gathering of the Fellowship. Their slide presentation is available to download here.
May God bless you in your ministry until we gather again on Nov. 15th at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.