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April 18, 2019

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(T)otally involving members in ministry, & (S)piritually growing in Jesus. This is Washington ACTS!

Go to the Light

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

When I served as a pastor in a rural district in Kansas, I volunteered to serve with two different fire departments. One was for the small town where we lived and the other was for the surrounding countryside.

One moonless night our fire pagers sounded the alarm for a grass fire in the countryside. The fire chief and I arrived at the fire station first and took the truck. As we headed towards the fire with our red lights and siren blaring, the radio started to crackle with other fire units that were also responding. The fire chief was driving and trying to answer the radio calls that were coming in. One call came in asking for the location of the fire. The chief responded with the information.

The radio transmission must have been garbled. So, they asked again a second and then a third time! The fire chief finally responded with some exasperation as he looked towards the night sky fully glowing from the large fire and said, “Just go to the light!”

We are drawn to light. When we wake up at night, our eyes are drawn to whatever dim light may be in the room.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects his experience with the countryside fire with seeking God's light in our lives!
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A Celebration of Life for Carolyn Brown

Carolyn Brown was best known for her service in Adventist Community Services (ACS) at Maranatha Church, developing and leading programs such as the Search and Rescue Homeless Ministry, Christmas for You, opening a free legal clinic, and her leadership in the ACS Federation and Outreach Ministries.

Carolyn's ministry was a true calling of God and rose out of her own experiences with homelessness and addiction. She was unwilling to give up on the life of service God had called her to. We will miss her faithfulness to God, love for others, and care for family. Please keep those who loved her and served with her in your prayers.

Join friends and family for A Celebration of Life to remember Carolyn's memory:
  • Before she passed, Carolyn had planned a concert for Sabbath, April 20, at 5 pm in the Maranatha Church in Seattle.
  • An Evening of Tribute will be held on April 23, 6-9 pm.
  • A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 10 am, at the Edmonds Church, followed by a service beginning at 11 am.
Read a Story About Carolyn Brown's Life
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Reserve Your Campsite for #WACampMeeting TODAY!

#WACampMeeting is just two months away this June 14-22! Immerse yourself in a time of spiritual renewal, personal prayer time, and daily seminars from our fantastic Camp Meeting speakers:

  • Dan Jackson, NAD President
  • David Smith, Southern Adventist University President
  • Brant Berglin, Walla Walla University Religion Professor
  • Bill McClendon, NPUC Vice President for Administration
  • and Sung Kwon, NAD Adventist Community Services Executive Director

Reserve your Conference Tent, Dry/Partial/Full hook-up RV site, or join the active Dorm waitlist TODAY at

Reserve Your #WACampMeeting Lodging TODAY!

Last Chance to Grab Your J2C Tickets!

The Easter story is one of epic choices: for bad, for good, for better. Watch the story of Jesus unfold from his birth to the cross at Journey to the Cross, a dramatic Easter musical, starting TONIGHT, April 18, in Auburn.

Grab your tickets NOW and invite your neighbors and friends to come with you! Tickets are only $8 per person!
Grab Your Journey to the Cross Tickets NOW!

A Day of Prayer and Pause for His Presence

Church business needs to be surrounded in prayer. Ahead of our 60th Constituency Session on April 28, Washington Conference is inviting all churches to observe a moment of silent petition on Sabbath, April 27.

We ask that you take this time of agreement in prayer to ask for the Father’s presence, power, and provision for our delegates and leaders at this important meeting.
Share Your Prayer

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!
Apr. 19 | Craig Carr will attend Journey to the Cross at Auburn Academy Church
Apr. 19-20 | Doug Bing will attend ASI Northwest in College Place, Wash.

Apr. 21-24 | Craig Mattson will be at AAA's Accreditation Evaluation in Auburn
Apr. 26 | Craig Carr will attend Deaf Ministries Vespers at Puyallup Church
Apr. 27 | Doug Bing will preach at Monroe Adventist Church
Apr. 28 | Leaders at Constituency Session in Auburn
Apr. 29 | Craig Mattson & Educators at K-12 Teacher Inservice

May 1-2
| Craig Mattson & Educators at Whidbey School Accreditation
May 3 | Craig Carr & Craig Mattson at Auburn Adventist Academy Golf Tournament
May 4
| Craig Carr will preach at Monroe Adventist Church
May 4 | Craig Carr will attend Pastor Victor Rodriguez's Ordination at Olympia Spanish Church
May 5-8 | Craig Mattson & Educators at Gem State Academy Accreditation

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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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