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March 8, 2018
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My Favorite Verse

by Craig Carr, Washington Conference vice president for administration

For many years my favorite verses in scripture had been John 3:16, John 14:1-3, and Psalm 23. These familiar themes still thrill my heart: that God loves me and has saved me, that He’s coming back soon to take us home, and that His care for us is like a Shepherd.

Over the last several years there is a verse that has risen to the top of my favorites’ list. The most meaningful verse to me in the Bible has become Galatians 2:20.

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

This verse speaks of full surrender to God, just as Christ was crucified for us. It redefines my journey of faith as a “Christ in me” experience by which the Holy Spirit shapes and molds me into His image. And it reminds me that God’s love for me is so vast and deep that He “gave Himself for me.” Yes, “God so loved the world…that whosoever believes….” Yes, “In My Father’s house are many mansions….” But most of all, “The Lord is MY Shepherd.”

I’m very thankful that Jesus was crucified and lives again, and that He “gave Himself for me,” and you too!
What's Your Favorite Bible Verse?

Get Ready to Pitch Your Tent!

A festival of faith. A gathering of hope. A time of spiritual growth and renewal. This is #WACampMeeting 2018! Please join us in Auburn from Friday, June 15, to Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Lodging reservations are now open! Secure your RV or tent site now!

Plus: Let us know on Facebook if you are coming to camp meeting!
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The Basics of Mission

Recently a Pacific Press Publishing Association representative attended our staff worship at the office and shared a very short video about mission. Please take a few moments and view this video and reflect on it.

There are no doubt many things that take up our schedules each day, but one thing that should occupy our minds on a regular basis is the mission that God has called us to do.

I hope you find this helpful as you go about this day and you may even want to share it with your leadership teams or the church at large to help us be reminded of why we exist as a church.

Let us unite around the basic mission of the church and let’s make a difference in our portion of the world this year. It will also make a difference in the lives of those God places in our path.
Watch the "No Experience Necessary" Video!

Are You Ready to Spring Forward?

That time of year has finally come! It's daylight savings time and we are springing forward an hour. Getting a good nights sleep is key to overcoming the time adjustment!

Are you wondering how to get a good, quality nights sleep? Adventist Health has created a "Getting to Sleep Guide" to help you prepare for the time change and gain the extra health benefits to achieve your personal wellness goals!

Read About How To Get Quality Sleep!

There's a New Ride at Sunset Lake Camp!

Hit the trails this summer in our brand new Polaris RZRs! Every camper will have the opportunity to ride, but to get the full experience sign up for the brand new Top Gear Adventure class and learn to ride and care for small engines.

For even more excitement, check out the Top Gear Festival at the end of summer. Must be 10 years old to register. Spaces are limited, so sign up today at
Get Your Spot Now!

Start Your Preparations Today!

The International Pathfinder Camporee in Oshkosh, WI, will be here before you know it! Preparing for a big event can seem daunting, but planning ahead can help you to be better prepared for traveling across the country with your Pathfinder clubs!

Here are a few things to consider when planning:
  1. Fundraising
  2. Travel arrangements
  3. Insurance Coverage
  4. Lodging
  5. Equipment & Supplies
PLUS: read an article from Adventist Risk Management on Pathfinder Safety: Preparing Staff & Volunteers
Register Now for Oshkosh!
Learn More About Pre-Planning for Oshkosh!

Two Volunteer Opportunities

VegFest Seattle: April 7 & 8
VegFest, an annual vegetarian food festival in Seattle, is seeking volunteers to be involved in all aspects of the festival. Families may volunteer; some volunteer roles require ages 15-18 or older.

Explore all the volunteer information at!

AMEN Everett: April 20 & 22
AMEN Clinic is seeking Dental, Vision and Medical practitioners as well as general volunteers for a free clinic coming to the Xfinity Conference Center in Everett!

Sign up today at to volunteer! This is an opportunity you will not want to miss! Any questions? Email

Volunteer for AMEN Everett!
Volunteer for VegFest!

Practical Ministry to Reach Urban Communities

Registration is now open for the Biblical Justice & Urban Ministries Conference on April 13-15 in Kenmore, Wash. Bring 2-3 representatives from your church so your team can take better action on future urban ministry initiatives.

The Urban Ministries Conference from April 13-15 in Kenmore will highlight proven principles and practices that impact the holistic needs of diverse people groups in cities. It will spotlight innovative, successful and sustainable ministries operated by Adventist churches in the urban context. Attendees will be exposed to biblical principles that should influence and inform effective ministry in our current social climate.

Lodging is available for this ministry conference. Find lodging contact information when you click to register now.
Register Now to Attend Urban Ministries Conference!

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