September 9, 2020
God Still ACTS in Washington and Beyond!
Scroll & Read | View In Browser | Update your Preferences

A Job Better Than Mowing the Lawn

by Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

Do you remember your first job where you were paid with real money that wasn’t from your parents?

For me, it was a lawn mowing job.

It is true that my parents helped me get the job with the neighbor lady. She was a retired lady who lived alone, and she asked my mother if she could hire me to mow her lawn.

I was 12 years old and my mother said that she could hire me and then told me that I had a job. I didn’t really have a choice in the matter as my mother just told me to go mow the lawn. But when those four dollars were placed in my hand back in the early 1970s, I thought I was pretty rich.

Soon other people around town found out that I was available to mow lawns and I was busy pretty much every day of the week. It was tiring, but I enjoyed watching the bank account grow. I purchased my first motorcycle with some of the money as well as a bicycle that was brand new and one built from spare parts.

This makes me think of another first job right after Jesus was resurrected that was so much better than my first job.

Keep Reading!

Available by Appointment

Washington Conference Office employees are transitioning from working at home to working in the office once again. The building is currently closed to the public. In-person and virtual visits with ministry leaders are available by appointment.

Call 253-681-6008 or Email a Leader

Support Fire Relief Efforts

In the wake of the fires that exploded onto the Northwest landscape, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching hundreds of structures, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the region announced it will collect a special relief offering Sept. 19 and 26. 

Donations received will enable Adventist Community Services Distaster Response volunteers to take action in the wake of these devastating and disrupting fires. Financial gifts will provide immediate relief to survivors and assist with long-term recovery efforts. Those wishing to donate may do so online or at their local Adventist church. 

The deadly fires have forced thousands from their homes and scorched hundreds of structures. While fire officials see reasons for optimism, they said recovery will take patience and leveraging resources.

In response to immediate needs and prior arrangements with county officials in case of emergency, Oregon Conference opened their camp meeting grounds for RV evacuees. Additional arrangements are in the works for operating up to three disaster goods warehouses (no additional in-kind gifts are needed at this time).

Thank you for giving to support the work of Adventist Disaster Response in immediate and long-term recovery efforts!

Give Now

You know what's most needed right now?

Personal Preparation

This applies to everyone - whether you live in a fire zone or not. Disaster are a matter of when, not if.

Please - Take time to assess your personal disaster response plan and kit.
Right now, this month of September, is National Preparedness Month. There are great resources available for you at Ready.Gov.
Take care of yourself. Check in with your neighbors.
Disasters Don't Wait. Make your plan(s) today!
The best gift of kindness to firefighters, first responders and volunteers is for you to be personally prepared.
Learn How to Be Prepared

Watch Mission: Maranatha This Sabbath

This year, join Maranatha Volunteer International's annual convention event, straight from your living room. On September 19, watch Mission: Maranatha, a two-hour broadcast special, featuring volunteer testimonies, stories of the work crews are doing in the mission field, and ways that you can stay involved in the mission, even from home.

This annual gathering inspires and informs all who attend, and Maranatha knows that you will be blessed to learn how the mission is being moved forward around the world–even during a pandemic–and how you can help.

See Where to Watch
Revive your faith by spending time focused on all about Jesus!
September 25 - October 3

Be Revived in Jesus

Lee Venden has never forgotten the joy he experienced when he discovered the difference between knowing about Jesus and actually knowing Jesus.

Pastor Lee will be presenting a special revival week for Kirkland Adventist Church and you are invited to attend virtually between September 25 and October 3.

Watch for viewing links on Facebook

Follow @washconf on Facebook for Revival Updates

Sept. 26: Discover How to Naturally Boost Your Immunity

Popular Pacific Northwest Adventist naturopath, Dr. Mark Kinjo, is now part of Weimar Institute in Northern California. He will be a virtual guest for Shoreline Adventist Church on September 26 from 3-4:30 pm to talk about how to strengthen your immune system ahead of flu season and to improve your changes for preventing or overcoming Covid-19 infection.

Zoom registration is required. Sign up now!
See Virtual Event Flyer
RSVP to Explore God's Tools for a Healthy Immunity

Auburn ABC NEW Store Hours

Sunday - 11 am - 3 pm  (closing 1 hr. sooner)
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday - 10 am - 5:30 pm (closing 30 min. sooner)
Wednesday & Friday - 10 am - 2:30 pm  (Wed. 3.5 hrs. early, Friday no change)

The Bookmobile is Coming to the Peninsula and Southwest Washington!

Auburn ABC will make deliveries to the following drop-off locations on Sunday, September 27 (please order by September 24):
  • Olympia Transformation Life Center | 10-10:45 am
  • Shelton Church | 11:30-12 noon
  • Kitsap Adventist School (Bremerton) | 1-1:45 pm
  • Poulsbo Church | 2:30-3 pm
  • Sequim Church | 4:15-5 pm
Plan ahead Southwest Washington for Sunday, October 4 (please order by October 1):
  • Tacoma Central Church | 10-10:30 am
  • Graham Church | 11:30-12 noon
  • Yelm Church | 12:30-12:45 pm
  • Lacey Church | 1:15-2 pm
  • Centralia Church | 2:45-3:30 pm
  • Grays Harbor Church | 5-5:30 pm
Call in your order: 253-833-6707
View Online Catalog

"Which churches are reopened?"

Washington Conference has TWO answers for you!
1) Browse a list of churches to see who has indoor, outdoor, or virtual worship services.

2) Check weekly plans with your local or neighboring churches. Service plans are typically shared on the church's website, Facebook, or e-newsletter by Thursday or Friday each week.
List of Church Reopenings


Ways to Connect
Washington ACTS highlights each week the activities of Adventist Education, Coaching Leaders, Totally Involved Members, and Spiritual Growth.

Copyright © 2020 Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, All rights reserved.