Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church screens a “Meaningful Movie” on the third Friday of each month. On May 19, 2017, the film will be “The Long Night”. Set in Seattle, the feature documentary film gives voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American sex trade. The film weaves together the stories of seven people whose lives are forever changed by domestic minor sex trafficking. The showing starts at 7PM at NUUC. Admission is free; donations accepted. For more information, visit https://meaningfulmovies.org/neighborhoods/kirkland-meaningful-movies/ and https://meaningfulmovies.org/events/the-long-night-2/.
At the KIN Meeting in May, we learned that Imagine Housing is planning now for the grand opening of Athene, the new affordable senior housing project in Totem Lake. They expect to open at the end of November and be filled by the end of December. There will be 91 units, 20 of which are reserved for seniors who had been homeless.
Imagine Housing will be looking for in-kind donations such as welcome baskets (household items and gift cards), snacks during move-in time, kitchen equipment, and community meals at Athene. They will also have a Christmas gift program for new residents, which will need to ramp up soon after opening. And since many of their new residents will have been previously homeless, they will be looking for donations of gently-used furniture to help people get started in their new homes.
Individuals and congregations who are interested in helping can contact Amanda Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org. KIN will also be working on coordinated efforts!
United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is responding to the many migrants fleeing war-torn regions such as Syria. To support UMCOR in this cause, please donate to UMCOR Global Refugee/Migration Advance #3022144. More information about the United Methodist Committee on Relief and its many projects can be found at www.umcor.org.
Are you or someone you know struggling to pay the electric bill? Hopelink’s energy assistance program may be able to help. Call the appointment line at 1-800-348-7144. The best time to call the line is Monday through Thursday at 9AM.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer but were not sure where to get started? At JustServe.org you can find out about numerous ways to serve your community. JustServe.org matches volunteers with organizations who need them. They notify you of opportunities that match your interests. You show up to help when and where you wish and fits into your busy schedule. This is a service provided try The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to foster relationships in the community to get needs met. Visit them today! www.JustServe.org.