Edmonds UMC News

Time for more than thoughts and prayers

Dear Edmonds UMC community ~

We can only imagine the overwhelming grief of the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas, as they sort through the loss of twenty-six lives to an angry and unhinged gunman. How can a community deal with the shooting of an 18-month old child, or a 14-year old girl, a pregnant mother, or eight members of an extended family? In a time like this there really is no alternative other than to trust in God's healing power to knit broken hearts back together again and to heal deep wounds and scars. With time and care and prayer we know there will one day be healing for this stricken community.

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Build an Organ & Trunk-Or-Treat

Orgelkids U Build Pipe Organ Kit Event & Trunk or Treat
This Sunday, October 29, 5:30-7:00p.m.

All ages are invited to see a hand crafted wooden pipe organ that children can assemble in under an hour. Organist Hyun-Ja Choi will play spooky music and invite kids to play along once the small organ is complete. Adults are invited to decorate their vehicle trunks and fill them with candy. Kids can come in costume and trick or treat after the organ event! Want to offer trick or treating from your trunk? Contact Erin Arguelles at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free to Love, Free to Live, Free to Give

Our Stewardship theme this year focuses on the generous ways that we are Free to Live, Free Love and Free to Give. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up your packet, look for a mailing soon about our stewardship program and learn how you can become involved. On Sunday, November 12th, everyone will have an opportunity to bring back their pledge form and we will all enjoy a chili lunch and cornbread after the second service. Bring your favorite pie for dessert, and share in fellowship time with your church family.

Our Homeless Program Needs a New Coordinator - Is It You?

When the weather is cold outside our church's homeless shelter program kicks into gear. In collaboration with other churches (we take our turn on Thursday nights) over 40 volunteers from our church pull together a complete homeless shelter at the Edmonds Senior Center. For years this effort has been coordinated by Coralie Shepherd who, at 80 years young, is now looking for a successor. Would you like to make a huge impact against homelessness? This may be the role for you. Please let us know by contacting the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks!

Sing Your Soul Alive - Circle Singing

Join us on Sunday, November 5, at 12:00p.m. in the Sanctuary to do circle singing with Debby Boland Watt, who studied with famed Bobby McFerrin. In this workshop she will train us to use our voices in community as we build "our group's sound options." After learning many vocal instruments, we will compose spontaneously and enjoy fun abandon with our choir. $10 suggested donation.

Taming Bigfoot: Edmonds

Taming Bigfoot Edmonds, the fun, community, team-based competition aimed at lowering our collective carbon footprint announces its first Community Event on October 24th, at EUMC, 7:00p.m.

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