Happenings, Faith & Ministries, Visions, Connections, Resources and more from the community of Blaine Memorial UMC
Fourth Sunday in Lent & UMCOR Sunday
Continue scrolling for the bulletin or view the printed version, here. Where do you need the gift of sight from the Spirit? WELCOME March 19, 2023 Hybrid Sunday Worship 10am in the Sanctuary Welcome to Blaine Memorial’s Worship Service! It is an honor and a privilege to have you with us in person and online on this Fourth Sunday in Lent. Today is also UMCOR Sunday in the United Methodist Church. We will take the time to learn more about the UMCOR ministries in our greater connectional church. Rev. Karen Yokota Love will provide today’s...read more
Blaine Cookbook 2024!
Let’s Dine: 120th Anniversary Edition! Your favorite recipes and stories are needed for our new cookbook! Send in your submissions by May 31, 2023! By Marina Furuta, photo by Ryan Kozu Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church will release a 120th Anniversary Edition of “Let’s Dine!”, the latest in a series of cookbooks produced by Blaine Memorial over the past 70 years. This cookbook will commemorate the 120th Anniversary of Blaine Memorial, with a scheduled release of January 2024. We are seeking submissions for the 2024 cookbook and are...read more
Preparing for Easter
As we prepare for Easter, what ways will you prepare your own heart this Lenten season? Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Learn more about this image at bit.ly/easter_egg_. Spiritual Formation Center Preparing for Easter By Anne Arakaki-Lock, photo courtesy of Wikipedia “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…” -Revelation 21:4 I have been praying and looking for inspiration regarding my Lenten practice this year. My radar has been up as I listen for God to tell me what I should do during...read more
The Ordination Journey
The Blaine Memorial UMC congregation raise hands and pray over Pastor Mia as she embarks on a week of interviews with the Oregon-Idaho Conference’s Board of Ordained Ministries – as they will determine if she will move forward with the ordination process. Associate Pastor’s Spiritual Reflection Reflecting on Ordination: a long and prayerful journey By Pastor Mia MiKyung Park, Associate Pastor Editor’s note: Pastor Mia MiKyung Park has passed the initial stages of the ordination process. Let’s continue praying as Pastor Mia enters the...read more
Innovation Hub: Empathy
The young people of Blaine Memorial UMC hosted a film screening bringing together many for cross-generational discussions on social and faith issues. Interested in supporting the Innovation hub? Contact Lynne Onishi! Innovation Hub Update Empathy is where innovation begins By Lynne Onishi, B.Y.G. Co-director Hi, Blaine Memorial family! It’s been awhile since this project took off, so I thought it would be a good time for a quick refresh on the Innovation Hub. Who are we? What are we doing? And why are we doing this work? In Fall of 2021, our...read more
B.Y.G. Hygiene Drive
Blaine collects hygiene products for Seattle Children’s By Kaylee Yokoyama Donations were collected at Blaine in the narthex outside of the sanctuary from December 2022 through January 2023. Thank you Blaine for supporting Seattle Children’s Food Security Program with your new, unused hygiene products. This collection of hand soap, dish soap, menstrual products, underwear, diapers, toothpaste, and more will be vital for supporting our local community – all thanks to you! Your participation has positively impacted the lives of our...read more
Blaine Memorial Educational Scholarships 2023 By Michelle Vaughan,Scholarship Chair Applications for Blaine’s Educational Scholarships is now open through May 17, 2023! The Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church Educational Scholarships are designed to support the mission of the church through supporting a multitude of educational opportunities. We are proud to have helped students in their pursuit of continuing education since 1968. We encourage all applicants; from those just entering their next phase of education to those returning to...read more
Photos: DOR 2023
The Day of Remembrance 2023 in Photos By Rev. Karen Yokota Love, Senior Pastor Photos by Ryan Kozu with Jesse N. Love Remembrance: Eugene Tagawa and Sharon Maeda attend the Day of Remembrance Ceremony at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Wash. Listening In: Blaine Memorial UMC church members critically listen to Kiku Hughes, a cartoonist. She reads her poetry and complements her readings with illustrations of her late grandmother, Ernestina, who was incarcerated in one of the 10 camps. Representation Matters: Members from Blaine...read more
Photos: Anniversary Sunday!
Celebrating 119 Years at Blaine! By Rev. Karen Yokota Love, Senior Pastor Anniversary Sunday: We honored our 88+ church members in worship on January 29. Real Influencers: The Revs. Karen and Ken Miyake (previous Blaine Memorial pastor) with his daughter, Washington State Representative Sharon Tomiko-Santos. Smiles all around: Rev. Dr. Jeney Park-Hearn addresses the congregation with a greeting. Saints: Ron Nobuyama rings a bell for each of our of our beloved 88+ saints who passed away in 2022. Newly-Minted: Mike Takahashi (L) and Tom...read more
B.Y.G. Bake Sale!
Cookies, baked mochi, and other delicious treats were offered during the Blaine Youth Group Bake Sale! B.Y.G. Update Bake Sale raises hopes, funds for young people By Lawrence Paltep, B.Y.G. Co-Director The Blaine Youth Group serves delicious snacks for sale after worship service, along with scented candles. They raised over $1000 to fund future camping experiences that will enrich their spiritual journeys. Camping is an important part of our youth ministry. Developing deep relationships with other youth is an opportunity for all attendees to...read more