Join the Share the Plate Team

Sep 23, 2022 | Beacon, Justice, News

Share the Plate Team is welcoming new members!  Who are we?  Well, nine or ten times a year, we collaborate with the Worship Team and other Ministry Teams to feature the work of non-profits and service organizations during worship.  Our selections connect to stories and themes presented during the service and encourage contributions to organizations during the following month or so.  We invite a representative to speak during worship about an organization’s work and members have a chance to hear and ask questions after the service.  We also try to organize events during the month so members can learn more about the organizations we choose.

The Team takes a close look at the work of an organization and talks with its leaders in the process of making a selection.  Share the Plate recipients may provide direct services or focus on systemic concerns, addressing needs at the local, national, or international level.

Recent organizations selected include:

In October we will lift up the Lhaq’temish Foundation. The Foundation’s purpose is to build a healthy community “by strengthening our people through cultural, social and economic abundance.” Their work supports Lummi students and artists, the work of the House of Tears Carvers (featured in recent totem pole blessings at East Shore), and other needs that are community driven.

Please contact any member of the Team with questions or if you would like to join us. Current members are Trevor Hall (chair), Marty Wilhelm, Cathy Barich, Marilyn Mayers, and Carrie Bowman. We meet on the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.  Our meetings generally last one hour.

by Carrie Bowman