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February 21, 2019

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

Disruptors

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Have you ever had something disrupt your life? There are many things that come to mind: phone calls in the middle of the night, cars honking at you while you are in a dream world at the traffic light, or the lights being turned on before you are fully awake.

This morning it was the sound of a running water fountain. I know that we have a water fountain in our master bathroom and I’m used to hearing it. However today while half asleep that sound was a major disruptor for some reason. In my subconscious it was like there was a huge water leak and we were all going to be flooded out of the house. When I was fully awake I realized that in fact it was just the small little fountain doing what it always does.

The gospel is also a disrupter of our lives. Jesus as He shared the good news of why He came disrupted many lives. He went against the norm and shared truths of scripture that went against what people had been taught. He called people to action to do things that they didn’t know they needed or should do. He woke people up and brought hope.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects the normal disruptions in our lives to the gospel!

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:: THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON

Anniversary of the Gutenberg Bible


This Sabbath, February 23, is the 563rd anniversary of the first Gutenberg Bible published! First published in 1455, the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed in Western Europe using movable metal type created by Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg's creation of this printing press enabled books and the information they contained to become more accessible to people beyond the wealthy and powerful.
Learn More About the Gutenberg Bible!

3 Pathfinder Groups Advance to Union Pathfinder Bible Experience


During the annual conference level Pathfinder Bible Experience, three Pathfinder clubs, including two groups from Bellevue/Kirkland, gathered at Auburn Adventist Academy Church to test their knowledge on the book of Luke.

"We're here to learn and study the Bible. To ingrain in you...Jesus!" says Kelvin Wallen at the Pathfinder Bible Experience.

This year the Bellevue/Kirkland Sojourners "Mustard Seeds" group, North Cascade Cascade Eagles, and Bellevue/Kirkland Soujourners "Pentateuch" group are headed to the Union level Pathfinder Bible Experience in Gladstone, Ore. on March 9!

#wapathfinders
Learn More About Pathfiner Bible Experience!

Vote for Oakwood University!


Every year, The Home Depot's Retool Your School Program awards a campus improvement grant to 10 winning participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)!

In celebration of the Retool Your School Program’s 10-year anniversary, The Home Depot has increased its support of the Program and HBCUs by offering ten $50,000 campus improvement grants.

Oakwood University is a participating HBCU! Let's support them by voting each day on every device to help them win a campus improvement grant!

Voting begins this coming Monday, February 25!

Learn More About Retool Your School!

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. 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 | Jerry Russell vising Volunteer Park Church in Seattle
Feb. 23 | Doug Bing speaking at Fil-AM Greater Seattle Church in Seattle
Feb. 24 | Leaders at Vision for Growth Congress Annual Meeting in Federal Way
Feb. 24 | Leaders 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
Mar. 11-13 | Doug Bing at NPUC Presidents Council
Mar. 16 | Doug Bing speaking at Arlington Adventist Church in Arlington

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Copyright © 2019 Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, All rights reserved.
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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