September – October 2016 Newsletter

Wilshire United Methodist

Native American Fellowship



The Board of Trustees has welcomed new Board members, Laf Keaton and Karrie

Young. There are opened positions on the Board for anyone with an interest in

serving. In the past year the Board of Trustees has worked diligently to maintain

the building and property. The church has been painted, the roof cleaned and

moss removed, gutters cleaned and a new downspout added. Several projects

discussed for the future include upgrading the kitchen. If you would like to

participate in the planning please see Helen Stewart.


Wilshire is current on all bills, but we have only paid for guest speakers rather than

a pastor since June 30th. Resources for pastoral care in the future are being

explored. The Finance Committee will be working on the budget for 2017.

Stewardship pledge letters will be sent by the end of October. Please give

thoughtful consideration to your pledge to the church.

Financial Secretary, Helen Stewart


On July 5

th Helen Iles and Helen Stewart took 73lbs of clothing, 41lbs of food, 4

lbs of miscellaneous toys etc. and 2lbs of personal care items to Mainspring

Portland (formerly Fish Emergency Services).

Thank you to all who donated these items. Donations can be placed in the basket

at the altar or in the box at the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. The “need” is

great, especially with colder weather approaching.

School has started and so the BackPack Lunch Program will be requesting food to

include in the weekend BackPacks. See the basket on the table in the Fellowship

Hall for suggestions of items to be donated.

The Bottle & Can Lady (Helen I.)

Total for the last week August was $214.30. That makes the total for the year,

$1,573 (as of 08/31/2016)!!! Thanks to everyone who was and is able to

contribute!! Keep those containers coming as we continue to make our

commitment to ministries beyond the local church!!

Protecting Our Earth, Water and Air

Donations by our church and neighborhood are being transported to the Standing

Rock encampment in North Dakota. Approximately 2 coats, 3 hats, gloves,

scarves, 3 sweaters, 4 blankets, 1 sleeping bag, and a set of walkie-talkies as well

as some cash were delivered on Sept. 19 & 20th to the Jobs With Justice office in

NE Portland. A busload of people and donations from Portland is traveling to join

this epic fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Thanks to all for

your generosity!


The Wilshire Sewing Group will be meeting on Mondays starting on September

19th from 1:30PM to 3:30PM. Everyone is welcome to join. We will be working

on projects for the Annual UMW Bazaar and social service projects. Bring your

ideas, patterns, scissors, etc. We have two sewing machines available.


Get your recipe book out and cook the best or hottest chili ever! Enter the Chili

Cook-off to be held October 22nd 11am – 1pm Book Sale 10am -2pm Bring your

Crock pot to church by 10am. Set up for the Book sale will take place Thursday

and Friday. Lots of help will be needed, see the sign-up sheet to volunteer.


4 Eddie Gudino-Wermy 20 Betty Lou Finch

8 Siale Edmo Cook 24 Tami Gallegos

9 Eva Johnson 24 Skyler Morrison

10 Lois Wagner 27 John Edmo

16 Nathan Wagner 29 Eddie Rivera


4 Josh Marple 20 Stephanie Baldridge

5 August Chadborn 22 Loretta Milton

6 David Marple 24 Rosemary Huggins

9 Bobbie Edwards 27 Laf Keaton

13 Amber Gould 30 Roxanne Williams

16 Seahdom Edmo Baker 30 April Gudino-Wermy

Church Task Force News

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