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:
- June 2021 – Lambert House
- July 2021 – Northwest African American Museum
- August 2021 – Launch
- October 2021 – Na’ah Illahee Fund
- April 2022 – Duwamish River Community Coalition/Technical Advisory Group
- May 2022 – International Convocation of UU Women
- July 2022 – Project Feast
- August 2022 – Northwest Abortion Access Fund
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