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October 14, 2020
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A Story of Floating Faith

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

The schools of the prophets were places where students went to be trained for all manner of life. These were set up by prophets to help train people and also to help keep the word of God alive in the people.

It was at one of these schools that we see the story of floating faith.

The school was growing, and people were crowded in their space. They set up a plan to build a new space, planned a work bee and then invited the main prophet Elisha to come with them. He agreed and they started working.

One of the students had borrowed an axe and over the course of the day the axe head started to work loose and then in mid-swing the axe head came off, flew through the air and fell with a splash into the river.

The axe head did what all axe heads would do in that situation.

It sank.


Felt like you were sinking this year? Read on for some encouragement
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Washington Conference Office employees are transitioning from working at home to working in the office once again. The building is currently closed to the public. In-person and virtual visits with ministry leaders are available by appointment.

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Don't you know it's time to praise the Lord?


Keep gathering your family together each day in worship, prayer and praise!

The Washington Conference ministry team is pulling together an extra special virtual worship time on October 31. And - there's an extra feature! We'll be hosting a concert of praise at 6 pm leading into the 6:30 pm prayer time. Sundown is at 5:51 pm, so you'll want to have your family praise and worship session first.
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Please note: Day 4 should be Nehemiah 9:31 (not 8:31).
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A Gratitude & Giving Challenge


Meet my new friend Jessie Jones from the Maranatha Church in Seattle. She recently celebrated a birthday. Jessie felt impressed to tell people that for every Happy Birthday wish she received on social media, text, and phone calls, she would donate $1 to her local church. On Sabbath she gave $151 to her local church.

Anyone else willing to take on this challenge?
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First Ever Mother-Daughter Home Retreat!


Two evening sessions (Friday and Saturday at 7 pm). One morning session (Sunday at 10 am). Lots of fun memories in between. Your FREE registration will give you extra ideas for mother-daughter bonding!

Streaming via Facebook and YouTube!
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Virtually Connected in Worship


Auburn Adventist Academy alumni will have a virtual time of worship this Sabbath at 11:30 am. Various honor classes will share in this online experience while everyone looks forward to and anticipates future alumni gatherings in person.

Also featured this weekend: a golf tournament and a virtual Committee of Excellence!
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Remembering Pastor Keith O. Boyd


We have sad news to share. Many in our conference will remember Pastor Keith O. Boyd. Pastor Boyd served in Washington Conference as pastor of the Mt. Tahoma SDA Church for 10 years beginning in 1978. He then served as Associate Trust Director until his retirement in 1997. We look forward to a grand reunion in heaven.
 
The Boyd family invites you to watch a virtual memorial service on October 23 at 2 pm via YouTube.
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A Continued Invitation to Pray


You are invited to 40 Days of United Prayer with the North America Adventist Filipino Churches Association. Daily prayer sessions from Sept. 15 to Oct. 24, 2020 at 6 pm (Pacific) via Zoom.
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"Which churches are reopened?"

Washington Conference has TWO answers for you!
 
1) Browse a list of churches to see who has indoor, outdoor, or virtual worship services.

2) Check weekly plans with your local or neighboring churches. Service plans are typically shared on the church's website, Facebook, or e-newsletter by Thursday or Friday each week.
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