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February 14, 2019

We value (A)dventist education, (C)oaching leaders,
(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

Observing Intently

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

There are some things in life that we really like to observe. One thing I enjoy observing is the pileated woodpecker that comes by my bird feeders at home. The colors and the mannerisms of the woodpecker as well as all the other birds are just fun to watch and observe.

There’s no doubt that there are things that you also like to observe and study as well. In today’s 28 for 1,000 Bible reading of Acts 14 I read an interesting text about observation. Acts 14:9,10 (NKJV) “This man heard Paul speaking, Paul observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, Stand up straight on your feet! And he leaped and walked.”

What a great story of a Christian who was observant of those around them! This man according to the Bible had never walked. He had been crippled from birth. Somehow, he found himself around Paul when he was speaking. Paul was watching and realized through careful Holy Spirit inspired observation that the man wanted to be healed and that he had the faith to be healed. Without hesitation Paul acted on the observation and the man was healed that very day.

Continue reading to see two takeaways from the observance of Paul in Acts 14!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

You are loved and cherished by God.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16, NIV

As shared by Your Story Hour

Growing Spiritually, Praying Continually

Are you ready for an exciting week of #WACampMeeting? We are! Join us on June 14-22 on the campus of Auburn Adventist Academy for worship services, Day of Ministry Training, fun activities for families and kids, and all the traditional Camp Meeting activities!

Our featured speakers this year are:
  • Opening Weekend :: David Smith, Southern Adventist University president
  • Mornings :: Brant Berglin, Walla Walla University religion professor
  • Mid-Morning :: Bill McClendon, North Pacific Union Conference VP for Administration
  • Evenings :: Sung Kwon, North American Division Adventist Community Services Executive Director
  • Closing Weekend :: Dan Jackson, North American Division president


Lodging reservations will be open Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for: RV Sites, Dorm Rooms (waitlist available), and Conference Tents.

Watch for more camp meeting program details!

Watch for More #WACampMeeting Updates!

March 23 :: Safety Sabbath

As we start this new year, many take the time to plan and set goals for the new year. Perhaps your church is planning a week of prayer, or specific days for community service and involvement. But has your church registered and planned for Safety Sabbath?

Safety Sabbath is an annual safety event sponsored by Adventist Risk Management, Inc. (ARM) for churches in the North American Division. This year Safety Sabbath will take place on March 23, 2019 and is an opportunity for churches across North America to take part in running an emergency drill on your chosen Sabbath. By participating in Safety Sabbath and holding a drill, your church can practice and improve your emergency response plans while demonstrating that the safety of your members is a church priority.

Still wondering why your church should participate in Safety Sabbath? Consider three reasons as outline in the article "Why Should My Church Participate in Safety Sabbath?"

Read An Article About the Importance of Safety Sabbath!

Join SAGE for a Reformation Tour

Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE) would like to personally invite you to join them on a European Reformation with Oberammergau Tour in Germany on August 6-17, 2020! On this tour, you’ll see amazing sites with others who also desire an inspirational, faith-based journey. It’s a vacation that will leave you with many memories of a once-in-a-decade and a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience.

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Angela Pierce, Washington Conference SAGE administrative assistant, at (253) 681.6008 or by email at
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Meet & Greet

Washington Conference leaders would like to say hello to you at one (or more) of these upcoming events. When you see them, please mention this "hello invitation" from Washington ACTS!
Feb. 9 | Doug Bing speaking at Monroe Church in Monroe
Feb. 16 | Craig Carr & Doug Bing at Pathfinder Bible Experience in Auburn
Feb. 22 | Doug Bing speaking at Chapel at Buena Vista Adventist School in Auburn
Feb. 23 | Craig Carr speaking at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church in Orcas
Feb. 23 | Doug Bing speaking at Fil-AM Greater Seattle Church in Seattle
Feb. 24 | Craig Carr at Vision & Growth Congress Annual Meeting in Federal Way
Feb. 24 | Craig Carr at Skagit Adventist Academy Auction in Burlington
Mar. 1 | Craig Carr at Welcome Vespers at Washington Conference Music Festival in Auburn
Mar. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship in Tacoma
Mar. 2 | Leaders attending the Washington Conference Music Festival in Auburn
Mar. 9 | Doug Bing speaking at Poulsbo Adventist Church in Poulsbo
Mar. 10 | Leaders at Hearts of Gold Dinner & Auction in Auburn

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
Managing Editor: Heidi Baumgartner  Contributing Editor: Katie Henderson

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