Feb. 26, 2020
God Still ACTS in Washington and Beyond!
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Consider the Ant

For most of my childhood life, we lived either in the country or in a very small town. I loved being outside and was always into something it seemed.

One place we lived had an abundance of fairly large and busy ant hills. Being young and curious, I would poke around the ant hills to see the increased activity that took place when you disrupted the ant hill.

One afternoon I was exploring and found a really big ant hill....and my mother still laughs today about this ant hill and me!
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Deaf Camp an Answer to Prayer

A father and daughter walked up to the Sunset Lake Camp booth at the Parentmap South Sound Camp Fair this weekend. The pair were signing to each other. Camp director David Yeagley quickly jotted them a note that Sunset Lake Camp is offering a deaf camp this year.

"The look on his daughter's face confirmed that God had answered a prayer," Yeagley says.

Who do you know that needs to attend Deaf Camp in August?
Register Now for Deaf Camp!

School Registration Opening Soon

It's nearly school registration season! Our 19 schools in western Washington have a variety of open house events on or around March 8!

Check out your local Adventist school, tour the classrooms, meet the teachers, and find out more about investing in your child's whole person education!
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Attend a School Open House!

Advice for a #GirlDad

1) Be nice to mom (whatever your relationship with her)
2) Date your daughter (ice cream, pedicures, shopping, hobbies)
3) Prepare her for the future (by helping her navigate the world of boys)
4) Gracefully learn to take second place
5) Be willing to say sorry and ask for forgiveness
5) When you walk her down the aisle someday, she will still be your little girl. Enjoy every moment.

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Be a Friendly Voice on the Phone

Washington Conference is accepting applications for a part-time receptionist position that supports the Washington Conference Office. The receptionist answers calls and route them appropriately, and performs various clerical tasks.

If interested in this position, please fill out an application form at and submit the application, cover letter, and resume to

Preventing the Spread of Illness

We all want good health for us and for our family. The current risk of coronavirus to the general public is low except for those who travel to and from certain areas of the world who may have an increased risk of exposure. Yet the current risk of the flu and the common cold is more widespread. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends these general good habits for preventing the spread of illness (the flu, the common cold, and coronavirus):

1. Wash hands often with soap and water
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid contact with people who are sick
4. Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others
5. Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
See the CDC's Coronavirus Infosheet

A Legacy to Remember

Charles Marshall Kinny was the first African-American ordained minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kinny organized the first African-American Adventist churches in the United States.

He was born a slave in Virginia and after the Civil War ended Kinny accepted the Advent message and became a Seventh-day Adventist in 1878. Considered by many as the "founder of Black Adventism," Kinny worked as a pastor, evangelist, and lecturer in several states.

February is Black History month. We celebrate the achievements of our brothers and sisters in faith. This Sabbath our offerings for NAD Evangelism go to support new church plants across the North American Division. Let us cherish the legacy of our spiritual forefathers, such as Charles Marshall Kinny, and give generously.
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for February 29

Our leadership team will be attending the Arts Festival this weekend held at Auburn Adventist Academy. Please come!

Parent Empowerment Weekend

Feb. 28-29 | Tacoma Central

Parenting Program facilitator Donna Kelly will teach you how to have a peaceful, happy home. Four sessions: Friday night at 7 pm, Sabbath at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Free. See flyer for more info

North Hill Café

Feb. 28 | Edgewood

Doc Lewis and his R&B/blues-flavored Gospel band are the featured artists along with JLM Worshipers featuring Sherril Mitchel. Doors open at 6:30 pm for a light meal followed by music at 7 pm. Free. Questions? Call Jeff at 253-880-4646.

Take Back Your Health

Feb. 28-Mar. 1  | Burlington

Ophthalmologist Dr Joyce Choe and Mercy Ballard, a nurse and director of the Years Restored Lifestyle Program, will present a free community health seminar focused on autoimmune and gut health and well-being. Sessions at various times. Free. Please email RSVP to Andrew Rice.

VBS/Sabbath School Expo

Mar 1, 2:30 pm | Dower Chapel (Auburn)

Children's Ministry directors, VBS coordinators and volunteers: you are invited to preview the new Vacation Bible School program and see a showcase of Adventist Sabbath School curriculum options for your local church. Inquire for more!

Diabetes Undone

Mar 1 | Tacoma Central

Jeannette Witzel, RN MSN, will guide you through a hope-filled 8-session video course from Dr. Wes Youngberg and dietician Brenda Davis to reverse diabetes and reclaim your health. Class begins March 1 at 6 pm, continues Sunday evenings until April 19. Kits are on special right now for $60. RSVP: Mark Witzel (253) 293-5862.

Marriage and Family Seminar

March 6-7 | Tacoma Central

It's a family focused weekend at Tacoma Central Church with Pastor and Marriage & Family Therapist Dr. César De León. Invite a friend!

Youth Rally

March 7 | Cedar Springs Camp (Lake Stevens)

A day for youth and youth leaders that you won't want to miss! Worship, friends, and fun activities! $25 per person. Register now!

Ellen White: Woman of Faith

March 14 | Anacortes

History professor Terrie Dopp Aamodt from Walla Walla University will present a three-part lectureship about Ellen White and the second coming, talking with the next generation, and talking with the public. Sessions at 10 am. 11:30 am and 2 pm.

Tongan Youth & Young Adult Revival Camp

March 19-22 | Sunset Lake Camp

All invited! More details on Instagram!
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