ELDERBERRIES...

 

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                       At The Japanese Gardens in the Arboretum  

                                                         

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                            At Kenmore Air Harbor  

How we got started

     Back at the turn of the century, (the year 2000, that is) Epiphany was emphasizing the organization of small groups within the congregation, and some of our senior members desired to form a group. Darrell Kemper was the original organizer and first president.

     After a lengthy, but lively, discussion, and the rejection of several more traditional sounding names, the name “Epiphany Elderberries” emerged.  The Elderberries resolved to meet once a month for some type of activity, and initially all of the meetings were held at the church and tended to be repetitive.

     As a result, we now have an annual planning meeting and prepare a calendar of events which include many field trips to fun places in the central Puget Sound area, as well as offering hands-on work party support to organizations such as World Vision and Hope-Link, 

     Each monthly event has an individual coordinator who is responsible for the liaison (as needed), publicity, determining costs, transportation and arraigning for the Lunch, which is always included.  The coordinators are the key to making the events a success.     

Join Us

    Membership is open to all members age 55 and over.  Attendance at our events average 20 people, with as many as 42 at our annual Christmas Party and Summer Picnic at the beach.  We also take turns with the Youth Group in hosting lunch at Epiphany after church twice a year.

Clare Herman

Join Us

    Membership is open to all members age 55 and over.  Attendance at our events average 20 people, with as many as 42 at our annual Christmas Party and Summer Picnic at the beach.  We also take turns with the Youth Group in hosting lunch at Epiphany after church twice a year.

     Some of the fun events and field trips we have done recerntly include: 

The Japanese Gardens at the Arborutuim, The Scandinavian Museum in Ballard,  The Kenmore Air Harbor, The train ride out of North Bend, The Museum of Flight, The Museum of Glass, Trinity Lutheran Collage in Everett to view the Dead Sea Scrolls, The Arboretum, and Valley Camp by North Bend.

  We would like to encourage the younger Elderberries, (55 + yrs.) to become more involved.  Our events are entertaining and informative and always feature good fellowship.  If interested, please contact the church office to get in touch with an event coordinator or any Elderberry, or check the calendar and join us at our next meeting. 

 

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