August 26, 2020
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The Gift of the Seed

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

I have a ceramic plant container that is sitting in a great location on my porch. Yet for months nothing has grown there.

Two times I have planted seeds according to the directions on the seed packet. When the first round didn’t come up, I went and purchased more seeds. They also have not come up.

So I have been having to purchase chives from the store instead of enjoying them from my herb garden. No new life has come out of the planted seeds.

In John 12 Jesus spoke of the grain of wheat that must go into the ground and die in order to produce life.

He was, of course, speaking of His soon coming death. More than that, however, He was also speaking about us.

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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
See Prayer Requests from Principals
Watch the Facebook Live Wrap-Up at 7 pm
Contact Your Local School for Enrollment
to participate in a collaborative Virtual Prayer Rally
for Northern California & Western Washington

Praying Together to Bring Back the Glory

In a partnership forged from adversity, the Prayer Ministries teams from Northern California and Western Washington are planning a virtual prayer  retreat for August 28-29. Covid closed Northern California's annual prayer retreat camp but opened a door to Renton Church's live stream.

"This collaboration with a sister conference widens the reach of prayer ministries to potentially impact thousands instead of hundreds," says Randy Maxwell, Washington Conference prayer ministries coordinator, Renton pastor, and virtual prayer retreat speaker. "What the enemy meant for harm God has turned into good."

Starts Friday!

See the Schedule
Watch on Renton's YouTube Channel

Campaña Evangelistica 2020

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Scanning with Purpose

This summer Washington Conference hired a team of young adults to help digitize and secure planned giving records.
“It’s important to create a secure and complete backup of files in case of a disaster or emergency. This is the first time that we will have a complete backup of all files,” says Jose Jerez, Washington Conference planned giving director. “The scanning team gave us a second level of safe keeping and archiving to better serve our clients.”
By the time this dynamic team (two recent high school graduates, two college students, and two office employees) completes their summer task, 100% of the needed files will have been scanned for secure digital archiving
Thank you Jasmine, Meriah, Cassie, Beverly, Kennedy and Chloe (not pictured) for your dedicated service this summer!
Set Up Your Planned Giving Documents!

Feel Whole Challenge

Begins Sept. 1

You have the power to change your life. Prove it by taking the Feel Whole Challenge, a 21-Day devotion to every part of you, made for all ages and stages of wellness.

Washington Conference Health Ministries is inviting our conference family to join the Feel Whole Challenge beginning Sept. 1 (or choose your own start date). This challenge is kindly provided to us by AdventHealth in Florida. We appreciate the opportunity to grow in our health and wellness. (The daily email prompts will come via AdventHealth.)

Review the daily challenges. Sign up for the daily e-mail prompts.
Get ready to feel whole!

Learn More

Episode 1 of the Just Us podcast was recorded this afternoon and will release on Sept. 1!

Listen to the pilot episode to learn how Bill, Hanz, John, and Mimi began their journey in racial reconciliaton.
Discover Your Listening Options!

Two New Executive Leaders for North America

The North American Division named two new executive leaders in July and August after the retirement of Dan Jackson.

G. Alexander Bryant was named president in July. He previously served as executive secretary. Bryant was confirmed in a vote of 153 to 5.

Kyoshin Ahn was named executive secretary in August. He previously served as an undersecretary. Ahn was confirmed in a vote of 118 to 2.

Both gentlemen visited western Washington when Bryant was a speaker for camp meeting in 2017 and when Ahn represented the NAD at our constituency session in 2019. Our ministry team joins in praying for these leaders and their families as they begin their new roles.
Learn more about Elder Bryant
Learn more about Elder Ahn

"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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