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June 7, 2018
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(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

Listening to Hear

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Have you noticed that there is a difference between listening to hear and listening to respond? Most of us are really good at listening to respond. We start formulating our response while the other person is talking and many times we don’t really hear what is being said. More importantly we don’t really hear the other person’s heart and the feelings that they may be trying to express. Yet if we stop to listen to really hear someone, our relationships with family, friends and coworkers will be enriched greatly.

In Mark 10, there is a great story that illustrates the difference between listening to hear and listening to respond. It starts in verse 46, where a blind man named Bartimaeus is pictured sitting beside the road begging for food and funds to help him in life. He hears that Jesus is passing by and starts to yell loudly, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me.”

Keep reading in the Growing Leaders Blog to learn from Jesus how important it is to listen to hear!
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Join us at #WACampMeeting, June 15-23!

Watch an invitation video from Craig Carr, Washington Conference vice president, who would like to personally invite you to #WACampMeeting at Auburn Adventist Academy this June 15-23!

Our first official program is Friday, June 15, at 7:15 pm, for all age groups! In Rainier Auditorium you'll hear messages from Ron Halvorsen Jr., Ohio Conference president! His overall theme for the sermons is "The Heart of the Matter." Friday night's message is "Making a Pigpen of Paradise."

Plus, enjoy an afternoon concert with Jennifer LaMountain on Sabbath, June 16, at 3 pm!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

Get to Know the #WACampMeeting Speakers!

Please join us in Auburn from Friday, June 15, through Sabbath, June 23, for a family-friendly week of spiritual growth and Christian community.

Get to know three of our featured speakers this year:

  • Doug Bing, Washington Conference president, will be leading Monday night. Bing is a pastor, leader, ministry coach and enabler, visionary, book reader, storyteller, family guy and our very own conference president.
    Listen to a Sermon from Doug Bing!
  • Harold Alomia, College View (Neb.) pastor, will be leading week nights. Alomia is one of the youngest pastors to lead College View Church in Nebraska (and their fist pastor from South America), is a respected speaker and a photographer with his wife.
    Listen to a Sermon from Pastor Harold Alomia!
  • Dr. Fredrick Russell, Atlant Berean (Ga.) pastor, will be leading the second weekend. Dr. Russell is a well-respected speaker, magazine author, church leader, and ministry and leadership coach.
    Listen to a Sermon from Dr. Fredrick Russell!
Click to Explore More #WACampMeeting Speakers!

Join #WACampMeeting Family Worship!

Rain or shine, this will be a great family evening worship of praising God before Camp Meeting officially starts! Bring a chair to the AAA Gazebo on Thursday, June 14, at 7:30 pm, for songs, worship, family time, and a campfire! If it rains, don't fret! The Family Worship will be held in the AAA Church Fireside Room in case the weather is gloomy!
Let Us Know You're Coming!

New #WACampMeeting Pre-paid Food Card!

We've made food purchases at Camp Meeting easier for you! We are introducing this year, a reusable, pre-paid gift card to use at any Camp Meeting food vendor, including AAA cafeteria, Garden of Eatin’, and Treats of Life. Purchase a pre-paid food card from Guest Services, located in Spady Hall! Plus, keep your gift card to reuse next year!

#WACampMeeting Lodging Still Open!

Don't be left out of the #WACampMeeting experience! There are already a record 530+ rented spaces already claimed out of 785 possible sites, and lodging requests are still coming in! We still have 150 first come, first served u-pitch tent there's room for you!

To make your final #WACampMeeting lodging arrangements, call/text Gayle Lasher at (253) 259-4219 or email!
Get the Full #WACampMeeting Experience Now!

#WACampMeeting Kids, Youth, and Young Adult Programming!

It's like having Sabbath School or Vacation Bible School all week long! We value discipling our children to faith in Jesus. Love for Jesus permeates all the division programs for children and youth of any age!
  • Young Adults: Get ready for "Some Assembly Required" with Pastor Bernard Deojee from Australia!
  • Youth: "Thrive" with Pastor Kyle Smith from Kansas!
  • Earliteens: Learn the "Power of Influence" with Markis Zarate from Florida!
  • Juniors: Learn about the "Science of Love" with Ryan Hayes, a 'mad chemist' from Michigan!
  • Primary: Learn "Life Streaming" with Andy Roy, a storyteller educator from Washington
  • Kindergarten: "Journeying with Jesus" is the theme this year!
  • Beginners 2: Explore "Noah's Ark"!
  • Beginners 1: "Forest" is the theme this year!

Explore more Age Appropriate Worship Experience happening at #WACampMeeting in the Digital Program Guide on pgs. 16-18!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

#WACampMeeting Camp Life

Camp Meeting is time for spiritual renewal, reconnecting, and fun! In order for everyone to have a good experience at #WACampMeeting, there is a list of rules and policies that need to be followed.

A couple reminders and updates:
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in your tent, RV, or trailer. The Auburn Fire Department recommends at least a 2-pound chemical type of fire extinguisher. You’ll see white barrels around campus. These are filled with water in case of emergency.
  • Pets are not allowed in the general campus area or ANY building. If you do bring your pet, any and all pets must be leashed, kept in personal areas and designated pet areas, and are subject to a $50 pet fee that is required at check-in. You will be given a hot pink ribbon for your pet.
  • Please register your service animal at the Security office, located in Spady Hall. If your pet is approved, you will be given a red ("do not touch") or yellow ("ask to touch") ribbon.

For a FULL list of safety guidelines and camp meeting rules, please explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide on pgs. 20-22!
Explore the #WACampMeeting Digital Program Guide!

Join a #WACampMeeting Potluck!

Potluck is a tradition that has been upheld for many years! At #WACampMeeting, there are many options to join a church or ministry for some good tasting food and a chance to reconnect with your church community or make new friends! Explore the official potluck list for this years Camp Meeting!
Click to See the Official #WACampMeeting Potluck List!

Meet & Greet

Washington Conference president, Doug Bing, would like to say hello to you at one (or more) of these upcoming events. When you see him, please mention this "hello invitation" from Washington ACTS!

June 8-9  | Spanish Camp Meeting (Campestre Hispano) in Auburn
June 15-23 | Washington Adventist Camp Meeting in Auburn

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
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