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A weekly update from Washington Conference encouraging you
to get "Out & About" in ministry
September 19, 2017
Welcome to Out & About!
 This is Out & About, a new weekly e-update that explores local ministry activities. We value you as a community member and desire to connect you with your local church community and conference in a relevant and convenient way.
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:: This Week's Promise to Share
So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41
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Out & About

October 12-15 | "Children's Leadership Training" in Portland, OR
Everyone involved in some aspect of children's ministries (parents, pastors, educators and volunteers for Sabbath School, Adventurers, Vacation Bible School) are invited to the NPUC Children's Leadership Training Conference from October 12-15 in Portland, Oregon. Inspiration, resources, and networking will help you grow in your ability to nurture the faith of young people. Spanish breakout sessions available. Register now!

September 20 | "Free Community Dinner" in Tacoma
Residents of Midland, Parkland, Lakewood or South Tacoma are invited to attend a monthly (every 3rd Wednesday) meal at the South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship. An Italian menu will be served on Wednesday, September 20, at 5:30 pm. Visit online or get in touch with Laurel Esselbach via email for more information!

September 24 | "Technology Hackathon" in Kirkland
Calling All Church IT People! You are invited to "Hackathon: Technology Accelerating Ministry" on Sunday, September 24, at 5 pm at the Kirkland SDA Church. Our goal will be to generate a set of ideas, build teams to explore these ideas, and build a plan. You don't need the answers, you need only show up. If you have any questions, email Tech@KSDA.ORG or

September 29 - 30 | "Creation Seminar" in Renton
Join Dr. Stan Hudson from the NPUC Creation Institute for a two-day seminar on origins called, "In the Beginning." This community event will be held at Renton Seventh-day Adventist Church on Friday, September 29, at 7 pm, and Saturday Sabbath, September 30, at 11 am and 2 pm. Topics such as "The Flood," and "Dragons and Dinosaurs" uncover scientific evidence that points to the authority of the creation narrative. Visit or call (855) 289-5702 for more information!

October 5 - November 4 | "Unlocking Prophecy" Seminar in Renton
Join Randy Maxwell three nights a week for an amazing public seminar of “Unlocking the Mysteries of Prophecy.” Opening night is Thursday, October 5, at 7 pm at the Renton Seventh-day Adventist church auditorium. Check out the promo video to see what it's all about!

October 7 | "Benefit Concert" in Puyallup
Enjoy fine Gospel music with family and friends featuring the Taito Family, Keepers of the Faith Quartet, Puyallup Praise Team and more! The concert will start at 6:30 pm in the Northwest Christian School. Proceeds will fund construction of the Performing Arts Center for Northwest Christian School and Puyallup Adventist Church.

November 11-12 | "Meet Me in St. Louis" in Auburn
Come and enjoy an annual musical production at Auburn Adventist Academy November 11-12. Doors open at 6 pm Saturday Sabbath night for the 7 pm showing and 11:30 am for Sunday showing at noon. The play, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” is based on the story of a family experiencing the World’s Fair in St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, get in touch with Melia Williams via email.
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"Amen Tacoma" on November 10 & 12

Mark your calendars dental professionals, Amen Tacoma is looking for volunteers! Amen Tacoma is offering a free clinic in Tacoma (new location to be announced soon!) this coming November. They are in need of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Not medically trained? You can still volunteer!

Sign up  to volunteer at Amen Tacoma!

Community Services & Urban Ministry Certification Program by ACS

Join Adventist Community Services for a free on-line certification at any time! This community-based program equips you to be engaged with critical service learning to create a sustainable impact in your  communities.Enjoy essentials of church disaster preparedness and response, fundraising fundamentals, volunteer engagement and much more! Get started on your certification!

Bookmobile by Auburn ABC

Skip the traffic and enjoy the rewards! The Auburn ABC bookmobile is coming to Southwest Washington locations near you on September 24. Pre-order your books and veggie foods by calling Ed Lindsay and the Auburn ABC team at (253) 833-6707!
What's happening in your neighborhood?
North Cascade Church recently enjoyed a block party with kids' balloon tying, classic cars, delicious food, and the opportunity to dunk the pastors in the dunk tank! (Photos: NCSDA Facebook)

Adventist Story Connections


Camp Kulaqua in Florida shows how much flood waters from Hurricane Irma have affected the youth camp.
See More Camp Kulaqua Photos
Relief efforts are still ongoing! Check out Adventist Community Services to donate and find out more. As the storms keep coming, let us continue to pray for the volunteers, those affected by fires or hurricanes, the fire and rescue teams that fight to keep us safe, and praise God for the recent PNW rain! God will not abandon you - Isaiah 43:2.
What's happening in your church, school or ministry? Share your best ministry photos, quotes, and #AdventistLife short stories (100 words or less) and you may be featured here!
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