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January 24, 2019

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

The Time is Now

By Doug Bing, Washington Conference president

How do you feel when someone mentions the end of the world? A Washington politician recently made the headlines as he announced that the world would end in 12 years. The focus of his statement wasn’t necessarily talking about the actual end of the world, but focusing on the impact of climate change and if nothing is being done about it, the world would end in 12 years. The politician was met with both praise and scorn, but it made me wonder how we feel about the end of time.

Theologians have made predictions, false christ’s have made predictions, and now politicians are making predictions…and the world, including the church, really has become immune to these claims.

The Adventist church was birthed from a renewed interest in the second coming of Jesus and the end of the world. We have been preaching this for a long time as well. We are very good at prophecy and we should be paying attention to fulfilled prophecy. No matter if Jesus comes in our lifetime or several lifetimes from now, we still need to be faithful in helping people prepare to see Jesus and to fall in love with Him.

Continue reading to see how Doug connects predictions and living for God today.

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In Memory

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of Elder Roscoe Howard III. Elder Howard, who served for a time as director of regional ministries for the North Pacific Union Conference, passed away this week after a long struggle with Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Elder Howard’s ministry began in the Pacific Northwest. Following graduation from Pacific Union College in Angwin, Calif., he served the Washington Conference as pastor and youth director. From 1993 until 1998, he directed the regional affairs program of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) as a special assistant to the NPUC president.

Throughout his service for the church, Howard also served as the executive secretary for the North American Division, and as president for the Mid-America Union centered in Lincoln, Neb. In more recent years, he was heavily involved as vice president of mission and ministries for Adventist Health System in Orlando, Fl.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church in Apopka, Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Oakwood University Alumni Association Greater Orlando Chapter at 3653 Rochelle Lane, Apopka, Florida 32712.

Please keep Elder Howard's wife, Osceola, and his family in your prayers as they mourn his loss.

Read More About Elder Howard

Lay Advisory Meets to Talk Constituency

This past Sunday, members of the lay advisors from western Washington churches met to talk about the upcoming Constituency Session happening on April 28. During this meeting, the lay advisors were able to review the proposed session agenda and provide valuable insight and feedback.

Participants were also given the opportunity to review Washington Conference 2019 Goals, hear about a new project called Vision 2020 and Church Revitalization, a membership statistics report, education report, and a financial report.

Meeting with church lay advisors is an important part of the church as conference administration is able to answer questions and dialogue directly with church members.
Click to Read the Constituency Notice

Here for Jesus Christ

"We are all here for only one reason, and that reason is Jesus Christ," says Peter Fackenthall, Auburn Adventist Academy principal. "We could all do school somewhere else, but Jesus Christ is the reason that Auburn Adventist Academy exists in the first place."

You will always have a home here at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA); you will always be family. We have a lot of things to offer but the number one thing we want to offer you is the love of Christ.

Watch the new video from AAA highlighting how the faculty, staff, and students see God working in their school!
Find Out More About Auburn Adventist Academy!

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!
Jan. 24-26 | Craig Mattson at WWU Friendship Tournament in College Place
Jan. 25 | Craig Carr visiting Young Adult Retreat at Sunset Lake Camp
Jan. 26 | Doug Bing speaking at Mt. Tahoma Church in Tacoma
Jan. 26 | Craig Carr speaking at Sequim Church in Sequim
Jan. 27-28 | Craig Mattson hosting WWU Education Interviews in Walla Walla
Jan. 29-30 | Craig Mattson meeting with NPUC K-12 Curriculum Committee in Walla Walla
Jan. 30-31 | Craig Mattson meeting with NPUC Education Council in Walla Walla
Feb. 2 | Craig Mattson visiting Living Vine Seattle Korean Church in Auburn
Feb. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at Cedarhome Church in Stanwood
Feb. 2 | Doug Bing speaking at Bellevue Church in Bellevue
Feb. 2 | Craig Carr giving devotional thought at Sunset Lake Alumni Retreat in Wilkeson
Feb. 16 | Craig Carr at Pathfinder Bible Experience in Auburn
Feb. 23 | Craig Carr speaking at Orcas Adventist Fellowship Church in Orcas
Mar. 2 | Craig Carr speaking at South Tacoma Adventist Fellowship in Tacoma
Mar. 2 | Craig Carr attending the AAA Music Festival 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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