October 7, 2020
God Still ACTS in Washington and Beyond!
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A Special Melody in Our Hearts

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

You are likely well familiar with the story of the four friends who brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus and lowered him through the roof to bypass the crowds.

It’s a story told in all four of the gospels. It’s interested that in all four accounts, the Bible doesn’t record any request for healing.

Jesus immediately saw the situation and uttered what I think were then and continue to be some of the best words ever uttered to mankind. 

…Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.

Matthew 9:2

In my morning devotional time while reading this story, I was reminded of a song that we used to sing in Sabbath School. Let's take a closer look at that special melody!

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Available by Appointment

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.

Call 253-681-6008 or Email a Leader
Not sure who to contact? Meet the team!

From Sickness to Health Starts Tonight!

Have you ever watched a health program and found it to be just a bit one-sided? Typically, health experts address health concerns in a matter-of-fact way that certainly informs the audience, but rarely addresses the core issue: what the audience really thinks about food! Rico Hill is back to enlighten you - and it's all online and from the comfort of your home!
Learn More & Register Now!

Warehouse Management Training Class

Free one day class offered on October 4 and repeated on October 11
This training is open to any volunteer, but especially designed for those who will be serving to manage donated goods warehouses in Salem and Grants Pass, Oregon. Cathy Kissner, Rocky Mountain Conference ACS director, will share the ins and outs of managing a warehouse of donated goods. You will learn about protocols and best practices from her years of experience.
Free Registration
Download a Daily Bible Reading Plan

Already Printed Your BIble Reading Plan?

Please note: Day 4 should be Nehemiah 9:31 (not 8:31).

Register Now for Virtual SAC

The Society of Adventist Communicators convention is going virtual for 2020! Attend online on October 14-15 at 5 PM EDT / 2 PM PDT for engaging keynotes, breakout sessions, and digital networking opportunities.

Whether you’re a communication professional, freelancer, student, teacher, pastor, or volunteer, SAC 2020 will have something for you! Workshops will include "Viral Jesus: How to Share Our Faith Online" with Heather Thompson-Day, "Streaming for Pastors" with Anslem Paul and Kirk Nugent, "Emotional Intelligence Will Help You Reach 100% of Your Audience" with Jennifer Sanford, and much more. Check out the schedule and list of speakers. 

"Also, we've made it possible for everyone to attend SAC 2020!" says Cassie Martsching, SAC vice president of communication. "This year SAC is adopting a "pay-as-you-are-able" model. Whether or not you’re able to contribute financially, this event is our gift to you."
Sign Up Now!

Bonus Webinar this Sunday

THE CREATIVES: Ministry Through the Arts and Technology
Free Registration

A trial run of Wednesday deliveries!

Auburn ABC is trying out weekday deliveries starting on Wednesday, October 14, at the following locations. Let the team know what you think!
  • Bellevue Church | 10-10:30 am
  • Monroe Church | 11:15-11:45 am
  • Forest Park Church | 12:15-1 pm
  • Arlington Area (Smokey Point Costco) | 1:45-2:15 pm
  • Bellingham Church | 3:30-4:15 pm
  • Puget Sound Academy (Kirkland) | 6-6:30 pm
Call in your order: 253-833-6707
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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!
Register Now!

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.
Connect via Zoom to Pray!
Learn More All About Jesus!
Now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify & YouTube!
Listen Now to Episode 2!

"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.
List of Church Reopenings


Ways to Connect
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