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September 6, 2018
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Six Ideas for Restoring the Family Altar

By Randy Maxwell, Washington Conference prayer ministry coordinator and Renton pastor

Because family worship has gone the way of the 8-track or VHS, our children don’t know who God is, who they are in relation to God, and how to respond to Him in love and life. God is often on the fringes of our lives instead of in the center.

Ancient Hebrew/Jewish families would recite the Schema every day. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength,” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). By repeating this daily, they affirmed who God was, who they were in relation to God (He is “ours”), and how they were to respond to God (“love” Him with everything they had and in all aspects of life).

Check out six ideas for restoring your family worship experience in the Growing Leaders Blog!
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Are You Ready for When They Share?

Many young people open up relationally and emotionally at youth events, and make life-changing decisions for themselves and for God. They share some of their deepest and darkest experiences with adults they trust — whether it's their youth pastor, their Pathfinder Club staff, their Bible camp chaperone, their summer camp counselor, or other supervising adult.

It’s mandatory that youth professionals and volunteers report any stories that are shared with them where a young person (minor) is being injured, abused, or molested. And the leaders have a civic, moral and ethical responsibility to protect young people in response to these stories. For youth professionals and volunteers, it is not a matter of "if" someone shares with them a situation where they need to take action, but "when."

The NAD Summit on Abuse on Sept. 25 will be an experience that will provide the resources and a network of professionals who will help you follow practices of care and protection for those who have been abused. It will strengthen your ministry and our church.

— Tracy Wood, director of NAD Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Register Now for the Online Summit!

Women's & Teens' Fall Retreat

Do you struggle with managing your life? Understanding trauma? Learning good stewardship practices to manage your household? Or finding creative ways to connect with God?

Learn spiritual boot camp tools to help you in your life with your sisters in Christ at the Women's & Teens' Retreat in Ocean Shores, Wash., on September 28-30!

Register by September 13 at!
Register NOW for Women's Fall Retreat!

Bridge Closure to Sunset Lake Camp!

If you're headed up to Sunset Lake Camp, you may need to find an alternate route! Spiketon Creek Bridge connecting Buckley to Wilkeson, Wash., has been permanently closed.

This closure will impact:

The detour route around the closed bridge uses Mundy Loss Road, SR 410 and SR 165, and it will be in place until further notice.
Find a Detour to Sunset Lake Camp!

Meet & Greet

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

Sept. 7 | Craig Carr at Hispanic Youth Camp in Poulsbo
Sept. 8 | Craig Carr at Bellingham Church
Sept. 8 | Doug Bing at Tacoma Central Church
Sept. 8 | Conference Leaders at Andreas Beccai Ordination at Volunteer Park
Sept. 15 | Doug Bing at North Cascade Church
Sept. 21 | Craig Carr at Prayer Service at Bellingham Church
Sept. 22 | Conference Leaders at Grand Opening for Bellingham Church
Sept. 29 | Craig Carr at Everett Indonesian Church
Sept. 29 | Doug Bing at True Vine SDA Group

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