On August 2, our rebuilt outdoor stage anchored IPC’s first congregational gathering since early March. It has the same footprint – shape and size – as the stage in our Sanctuary. This stage represents hundreds of hours of extraordinary commitment, exhaustion, dehydration, bruises, cuts, sunburns and sore muscles to facilitate a safer and more inclusive outdoor gathering space. We are greatly looking forward to having the opportunity to plan events that can be held indoors or outdoors depending on weather and audience size.
In less than two weeks, this corner of our field was transformed from reclaimed and reinstalled footings hand-dug and set into concrete to a (mostly) finished frame and deck. We'd like to recognize several key volunteers for stepping in to start, accelerate and complete this undertaking. First, Ed and Andrew Stephenson who assisted with setting the corner posts for the main deck. Andrew helped break hundreds of pounds of concrete from 30 posts using a hand sledge. Wow! Then Marcus Wright and Jim Salmon stepped in help set, assemble and bolt the structural beams for the main deck and apron. This involved moving 1½ tons of wood twice – first to cut and then to transport across the field. Mike Ellis helped Jim and Andrew during our Saturday work party move 6 tons of crushed rock to cover weedblock installed by Jim and Marcus. A week later the cedar arrived and two more tons of lumber was cut and assembled onto the deck. Jim wired the breaker box at the stage end and then installed the bulk of the 3500 screws securing the decking and worked a 12 hour day Saturday in the push to have the stage fully usable for Sunday. We'd also like to give a shoutout to Phil at Midway Plywood who went out of his way to track down, discount and deliver the materials needed to support our schedule at a time when shelves were bare at many stores due to supply challenges.
Without the dedication and extraordinary help each person, we would have gathered in a field of grass with a stack of wood partially assembled.
Below are a few pictures of the stage showing the transformation in recent weeks. Please take a minute to extend a word a thanks to those noted when you see them next. We are so grateful for their help and their families' generosity in supporting them in sharing their time in this undertaking!
...we partner with a growing number of friends, both on our campus and in our neighborhood. Our in-building partners include Inglemoor Co-Op Preschool, Cub Scout Pack 564, Logos Church, Bethany Eastside Church, Girl Scouts, two discrete Classical Conversations communities, CYT and a long list of other neighborhood organizations that make use of our meeting space. In the wider community, we have active partnerships with Community Serve Day every August, Attain Housing, Bridge Ministries, Hopelink, and others, and emergency response partnerships with the City of Kirkland, CERT, and ARES.
Partnerships with the City of Kirkland and others for Emergency Preparedness. There is a lot to share about this dynamic undertaking. Check out the City of Kirkland's page for more information and get involved!
Open to anyone in the community. Meets in Tindall Hall (downstairs) in the West end of the building.
Our food pantry is open to anyone in the community and is supported through generous donations from IPC and neighbors. All food not given away here is passed along to the Woodinville Storehouse – it all gets used! During stay home, stay safe our Food Pantry will be open on Fridays from 9-12 or by appointment. To make an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-823-9334.
The Lunch Buddy program brings students who need a little individual attention together with caring adults.. Lunch Buddy mentors commit to one lunch hour, once a week for the school year in Lake Washington School District. The Next trainings are: Dec 16 12:30-2:30 and Jan 8 1-3. Contact Victoria Goetze-Nelson email@example.com
Inglewood Presbyterian has partnered with King Conservation District in a wetland restoration project north of our facility. Work has already started, with invasive-species removed and native vegetation planted. The project was reviewed and approved by the City of Kirkland. For more information, please contact our office. And new this summer, we are extending the restoration along the eastern edge of our parking area.
Garden plots are available for just $50 for the year. Much of the space has already been planted - fencing, water and a pathway are already in place. Antje and Annette are planning Garden events. Sustainable gardening and organic practices are taught, with plans for guest speakers and a chance to learn from each other. If you love to garden and need a space - or have outgrown your own yard - we have a place for you. Beds are raised and filled and ready to plant. Spaces are roughly 72 square feet with some more square than others. It is situated in a field with a good mix of full and partial sun through the day.
Contact Annette at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information