St. Dunstan’s Church has received a lot of attention in the past few weeks with the Op-Ed piece two Sundays ago in the Seattle. The following week I was interviewed by KOMO News Radio. Next week, on September 19th, the mayor of Shoreline, will issue a proclamation at a city council meeting honoring St. Dunstan’s Church for our feeding program.
I have been approached by people in the supermarket, at social events, and at my rowing club with complements for our feeding program, both because we are feeding hungry people and because we are using good food that would otherwise have gone to waste. All of this attention presents an opportunity. This is your church. We are the church that puts on the Canterbury Faire every year, the church that has hosted Tent City 3 twice, the church in the trees with great music and a warm welcome. When you mention your congregation, chances are good that people will have heard something about us.
In a few weeks, on October 2nd, we will have our annual Blessing of the Animals service in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi. This is a great event to invite your neighbors, friends, coworkers, and family to attend. When you do, you can say, “Yes, I go to St. Dunstan’s Church, the one where they feed so many hungry people every week. We also have a wonderful worship and Blessing of the Animals service. Bring your pet right into church for a blessing and stay for some of our fabulous food after the service.”
Yours in Christ,