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Jan. 15, 2020
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Assault of the Senses

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Have you ever noticed that when you are with a bunch of people and you open a jar and it smells bad that the first thing you do is say to your friends this smells bad? "Here, you smell it."

If we know it smells bad, why do want others to smell it? We do the same with food. We say this tastes bad and then turn to someone and say here you try it.

In fact, our senses are assaulted from all sides with all sorts of smells, sights, and sounds. The Psalmist David had something to say about this...
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FROM RANDY MAXWELL

Love & Prayers Around the World


Our 40-Day Marriage Revival challenge is now global thanks to being featured on the Revival & Reformation website! As of January 14, we have 577 couples (231 international couples, 347 domestic couples) participating in this daily challenge!

A sampling of countries (not exhaustive): New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Grenada, United Arab Emirates, Botswana, Papua New Guinea, Denmark, Jamaica, Australia, Philippines, Canada, United Kingdom, and Kenya. Can somebody say, "Praise the Lord!" This is amazing.

We want to make sure our Washington members are tagged into this marriage revival opportunity. You can join in on any day!

As a bonus: Washington members are invited to a Lovers' Banquet in Federal Way on February 15 with guest speakers Richie & Timari Brower. (Please RSVP by January 20)
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A Weekend of Learning


Invite your friends plus get involved in evangelism ministry! Final Empire (video teaching by Shawn Boonstra combined with local teaching by various presenters) will present a blend of U.S. history, religious freedom history and Bible prophecy on Thursday-Saturday, January 23-25.

Session 1 | Thursday, January 23 - "Republic Rising"
Session 2 | Friday, January 24 - "Christianity Corrupted"
Session 3 | Sabbath, January 25 - morning - "The Earth Opens Up"
Session 4 | Sabbath, January 25 - evening - "America's Last Stand"

Check times with your local host site! RSVP for your seat & receive a free book! Volunteers appreciated!

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FROM COLETTE NEWER

Providing Emotional Care in a Time of Disaster


While Washington Conference has been active in Disaster Response for many years, a class to be a certified emotional care provider hasn’t been offered here before. This unique role takes special care so the qualifications and training are more stringent than for others.

Instructor, Derrick Lea, is the associate director for Disaster Response at the North American Division and a certified instructor with International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). He also has operations experience as Deputy Chief for the Prince George’s Country Fire/EMS Department. I think you’ll appreciate the depth of experience and knowledge Derrick brings to the classroom.

You may also notice that the $60 registration fee is extremely low compared to when these classes are offered through other venues. That’s a one of the benefits of being part of a denomination that subsidizes ministry!
 
Register Now for the February 16-17 training in Federal Way! More Info
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Back-to-Back Tragedy in Federal Way

A week before Christmas, Angela Atieno (age 34) and Janet Oyuga (age 32), dedicated caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients, returned home from their respective jobs. They had recently entered a rent-to-own agreement for their home in Federal Way, Washington – a symbolic event that they had finally ‘made it’ in the U.S. Soon after moving in, their 85-year-old tenant shot Janet five times and killed her, and then shot Angela in the back. Angela barely survived.

A week after Christmas, a fire completely destroyed their home and all of their belongings. Angela is now suffering extraordinary loss and heartbreak while needing to heal. The True Vine SDA Fellowship church family is coming together to raise funds to help Angela and her family.

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Jan. 18 - Local Church Budget

Faithfulness

Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; for I have always been mindful of your unfailing love and have lived in reliance on your faithfulness.  Lord, I love the house where you live, the place where your glory dwells.

Psalm 26:2-3, 8
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Opportunities to grow your faith, friendship & sense of community
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for January 18, 2020

Doug Bing will worship at the Kenyan church.

Craig Carr will preach at Puyallup Church


Craig Mattson will be attending the Korean church

Academic Showcase

Jan 15, 6-9 pm | Auburn

Be inspired, be impressed, be blown away by AAA students! Demonstrations, presentations and projects will be displayed in math, science, art, film production, Spanish I, II, III & IV, music, welding, woodworking, auto mechanics, Industrial Arts, English and Bible. See Facebook Event Profile

The Good News of Jesus

Jan 17-Feb 8 | Kirkland

Learn more about how the "good news" of Jesus speaks to our world today! This 8-night enriching lecture series will be led by Pastor Jordan Stephan. More at www.betternewsinfo.com

Rolling Under the Lights

Jan 18 | Federal Way

Tacoma Central invites all church friends to a night of roller skating!

Healthy Resolutions

Jan 19 & Jan 26, 1:30-4:30 pm | Tacoma Central

Lynn Tucker will share about exercise habits and Dr Diane Bai will share about health and wellbeing on January 19. Then on January 26, discover "How to Keep A New Year Resolution In A Realistic Fashion.” Questions? Call  Andrea Moore at 253-752-6637

Understanding Revelation

Jan 24-25 | Tacoma Central

Learn the basic foundations for understanding Revelation with presenter Jorge E. Rico at Tacoma Central Church. More info

How Not to Marry a Jerk

Jan 24-26 | Bonney Lake

A Christian relationship weekend planned by youth for youth! $10 for book. RSVP by Email

Revelation Study Class

2nd & 4th Saturdays of Each Month | South Tacoma

Dive into the fascinating study of Daniel & Revelation prophecies with instructor Ranko Stefanovic on designated Saturday afternoons at 2 pm! See a Facebook Event Profile

Health Lecture Series

Jan 25, 2-4 pm | Seattle

Physical therapist doctor Ryan Edwin will present a lecture on “Wellness, Nutrition and Weight Management: Basics and Best Evidence” at Volunteer Park Church. Request more info

Diabetes Undone

Jan 27-Mar 16, 6:30 pm | Auburn City

1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. That doesn't have to be your story. Come and join a hope filled 8 session video course to reverse diabetes and reclaim your health. $50. Request more info

Sunset Lake Staff Alumni Gathering

Jan 31-Feb 2 | Wilkeson

If you ever worked at Sunset Lake, you are invited to a FREE weekend of worship, fellowship, food, and memories...including watching the big football game! Call 360-829-0311 to RSVP or fill out Eventbrite RSVP info

Jaime Jorge in Concert

Feb 1, 6 pm | Olympia

Violin virtuoso Jaime Jorge will present an evening concert at Olympia Transformation Life Center. Invite a friend!
 

Disaster Chaplaincy Training

Feb 16-17 | Federal Way

This emotional/spiritual responders training will give you certification to respond as a chaplain during a time a disaster and crisis. $60 subsidized registration

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