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Jan. 22, 2020
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Reflections on Psalm 125 at Mowich Lake

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

David gives us great imagery of being surrounded in Psalm 125:2: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.”

I like being surrounded by the mountains at Mowich and Eunice Lake. It is a peaceful contemplative place. I like even more being surrounded by God on all sides. That will give us peace in whatever storm we are facing.

Each day as we grow in our spiritual walk with God is would do us well to remember who is surrounding us.

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NEW: 7 Advantages of Adventist Education

We'd like to introduce (or reintroduce!) you to Adventist Education and its 7 advantages for whole person growth via a brand new website and Facebook presence where we'll be sharing the stories of our 19 school campuses!

Our principals would love to meet with you to explore how your child could find his or her advantage at an Adventist school in western Washington. More importantly, our principals would love to pray with you about the decision your family will be making for educating your child for life and eternity.

Visit 7advantages.org
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FROM RANDY MAXWELL

The Love Continues!


We are still making local and global connections with our 40-Day Marriage Revival challenge with 874 couples subscribed! It's not too late: You can join in on any day whether you start on Day 1 or Day 17! The full archive of daily readings is now available at http://bit.ly/marriagerevival.

YOUR RSVP PLEASE! Washington members are invited to a Lovers' Banquet in Federal Way on February 15 with guest speakers Richie & Timari Brower. Please RSVP by Thursday, January 23.
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FROM COLETTE NEWER

Become a Disaster Response Chaplain


Adventists have traditionally provided warehousing services when a disaster strikes. An emerging need, however, is for disaster response chaplains: individuals who are trained and willing to provide emotional and spiritual support.

Disaster agencies have specific standards, qualifications, and requirements for chaplains. Derrick Lea, associate director for Disaster Response for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America, took the steps to become a certified instructor with International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) so he could train disaster response chaplains.

We have greatly subsidized this training to make it accessible for anyone who is willing to become a certified emotional care provider. The registration fee is $60 and the training is offered over two days on a holiday weekend so you don't have to take time off from work.

Register Now for the February 16-17 training in Federal Way! More Info
Become a Disaster Response Chaplain!
Jan. 25 - Religious Liberty Offering

Advocates for Tolerance


The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America advocates for religious tolerance and mutual respect toward other religious traditions through its magazine, Liberty, and its efforts in the public sphere. Liberty is sent free of charge to many lawmakers and public figures. Our church likewise advocates and defends the religious rights in employment disputes for our Seventh-day Adventist Church members.

Our generous offering for NAD: Religious Liberty this Sabbath will provide continued resources to expand this indispensable work in defending religious liberty across the North American Division.
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Opportunities to grow your faith, friendship & sense of community
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for January 25, 2020

Doug Bing, Jerry Russell, and Craig Mattson will be in Walla Walla for Friendship Tournament and ministry meetings

Craig Carr will preach at Ferndale Church

 
FUN FACT
This weekend is Jerry Russell's 45th anniversary of his baptism!

Final Empire

Jan 23-25 | See 20 western Washington locations

Final Empire (video teaching by Shawn Boonstra combined with local teaching by various presenters) will present a blend of U.S. history, religious freedom history and Bible prophecy

The Good News of Jesus

Weekends through Feb 8 | Kirkland

Learn more about how the "good news" of Jesus speaks to our world today! This 8-night enriching lecture series will be led by Pastor Jordan Stephan. More at www.betternewsinfo.com

Healthy Resolutions

Jan 26, 1:30-4:30 pm | Tacoma Central

Discover "How to Keep A New Year Resolution In A Realistic Fashion.” Questions? Call Andrea Moore at 253-752-6637

Understanding Revelation

Jan 24-25 | Tacoma Central

Learn the basic foundations for understanding Revelation with presenter Jorge E. Rico at Tacoma Central Church. More info

How Not to Marry a Jerk

Jan 24-26 | Bonney Lake

A Christian relationship weekend planned by youth for youth! $10 for book. RSVP by Email

Health Lecture Series

Jan 25, 2-4 pm | Seattle

Physical therapist doctor Ryan Edwin will present a lecture on “Wellness, Nutrition and Weight Management: Basics and Best Evidence” at Volunteer Park Church. Request more info

Diabetes Undone

Jan 27-Mar 16, 6:30 pm | Auburn City

1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. That doesn't have to be your story. Come and join a hope filled 8 session video course to reverse diabetes and reclaim your health. $50. Request more info

Sunset Lake Staff Alumni Gathering

Jan 31-Feb 2 | Wilkeson

If you ever worked at Sunset Lake, you are invited to a FREE weekend of worship, fellowship, food, and memories...including watching the big football game! Call 360-829-0311 to RSVP or fill out Eventbrite RSVP info

Men's Day

Feb 1 | Auburn

As men of God, we will look at several ways God is opening doors so we can know Him in a personal way and love and serve others. Free with lunch donations accepted. Facebook RSVP

Jaime Jorge in Concert

Feb 1, 6 pm | Olympia

Violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge will present an evening concert at Olympia Transformation Life Center. Invite a friend!
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