(This is a message to our neighbors – it will be handed out as a flyer)
We are JCC (Japanese Congregational Church) and we’re your neighbor on the corner of Main St. and 17th Ave. S.
Like many of you, we have had to postpone our regular gatherings and get-togethers with friends and family over much of this past year because of the COVID pandemic. But on Sunday, July 4th, we will once again begin our in-person worship times.
On that day, we want to have a special time of remembering those in our community who have experienced loss as a result of this pandemic – whether that’s loss of life, loss of employment, loss of a home, or other difficulties during this past year. We won’t be doing anything fancy – just remembering these friends by saying their names, lighting a candle, and praying for them.
We’re inviting you to join us in this special service. You can participate in any of the following ways:
- Write to us, or send us an email with the name of the person that you want remembered. If possible, share with us the loss that was experienced.
- If it’s easier, you can call us with the same information.
- Or, come and join us at 10:00 a.m. on July 4th. We anticipate concluding our time of “worshiping and remembering” by 11:00 a.m. The service will include some simple music, a short meditation, and a time of prayer. (facemasks will be required)
Finally, even if you can’t join us on July 4th, please come and visit us any Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. If you prefer to connect with us online, we offer a zoom link that can be used to join in worship from your own home. (Meeting ID: 299 607 7841 – call me with any questions)
We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for being a good neighbor!
Your friends at JCC
Tim Johnson / Pastor (360) 503-9196
(Some of you may not be part of any faith family, or maybe a different church family. If so, please know that this is not meant as a solicitation, but simply a warm welcome if you wish to participate on July 4th.)