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September 26, 2017
Welcome to Out & About!
 This is Out & About, a new weekly e-update that explores local ministry activities. We value you as a community member and desire to connect you with your local church community and conference in a relevant and convenient way.
Promise Square
:: This Week's Promise to Share
1 God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.
Psalms 46
 
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Out & About

October 27-29 | "Women's & Teens' Fall Retreat" in Ocean Shores
Life is full of adventure, and the Bible gives us a good road map for navigating the journey. Women and teen girls are invited to the annual Women's & Teens' Fall Retreat from October 27-29, 2017, in Ocean Shores, Washington. Pastor Lola Moore Johnston is a popular and well-loved speaker who will help women of all ages to make sure their life and spiritual growth suitcases are packed right! Register now by September 27 to get a $20 early bird discount!
Register for Women's & Tenns' Fall Retreat Now!
September 29 - 30 | "Creation Seminar" in Renton
Join Dr. Stan Hudson from the NPUC Creation Institute for a two-day seminar on origins called, "In the Beginning." This community event will be held at Renton Seventh-day Adventist Church on Friday, September 29, at 7 pm, and Saturday Sabbath, September 30, at 11 am and 2 pm. Topics such as "The Flood," and "Dragons and Dinosaurs" uncover scientific evidence that points to the authority of the creation narrative. Visit CreationNotChance.org/Renton or call (855) 289-5702 for more information!
October 5 - November 4 | "Unlocking Prophecy" Seminar in Renton
Join Randy Maxwell three nights a week for an amazing public seminar of “Unlocking the Mysteries of Prophecy.” Opening night is Thursday, October 5, at 7 pm at the Renton Seventh-day Adventist church auditorium.
Watch an Invitation!
October 6-8 | "Adventurer Family Camp" at Sunset Lake Camp
Enjoy a weekend in nature during the Adventurer Family Camp at Sunset Lake Camp October 6-8. An exciting variety of activities including horseback riding, biking, canoeing and more await you! For more information, check out the brochure! To register, contact Elizabeth Yeagley via email!
Check out the Adventurer Family Camp Brochure!

October 23 | "Local Communication Summit" in Federal Way
Here are 5 good things you will learn at the Local Communication Summit on Monday, October 23, in Federal Way!
 
1. Overview of Social Media Platforms
2. Writing for Social Media
3. Basics of Paid Ads & Audience Targeting
4. Best Practices for Social Media Managers
5. Managing an Event Campaign
 
You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and interact with keynote trainer Jamie Jean Schneider. Start learning and exploring at www.sdadata.org!
Register for the Communication Summit!
October 7 | "Benefit Concert" in Puyallup
Enjoy fine Gospel music with the Taito Family, Keepers of the Faith Quartet, Puyallup Praise Team and more! The concert will start at 6:30 pm in the Northwest Christian School. Proceeds will fund construction of the Performing Arts Center for Northwest Christian School and Puyallup Adventist Church. Bring your family and friends!
October 12-15 | "Children's Leadership Training" in Portland, OR
Everyone involved in some aspect of children's ministries (parents, pastors, educators and volunteers for Sabbath School, Adventurers, Vacation Bible School) are invited to the NPUC Children's Leadership Training Conference from October 12-15 in Portland, Oregon. Inspiration, resources, and networking will help you grow in your ability to nurture the faith of young people. Spanish breakout sessions available. Register now!
Sabbath School Leaders: Register Now!
October 18 | "Thrift Store Ministry Summit" in Federal Way
Have you ever felt a calling to be involved in running and operating a thrift store but didn't know how? Are you already involved in operating a thrift store but feel you need new ideas to give the store a boost? Now is your opportunity! Thrift Store Ministry is holding its annual Thrift Store Ministry Summit on Wednesday, October 18, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Washington Conference Office. Enjoy learning from speakers with vast experience and knowledge in the operation and running of a thrift store. Register now at ThriftStoreSummit.eventbrite.com! Attendance is free and lunch will be provided! For more information, contact Sue Johnson via email!

November 11-12 | "Meet Me in St. Louis" in Auburn
Come and enjoy an annual musical production at Auburn Adventist Academy November 11-12. Doors open at 6 pm Saturday Sabbath night for the 7 pm showing and 11:30 am for Sunday showing at noon. The play, “Meet Me in St. Louis,” is based on the story of a family experiencing the World’s Fair in St. Louis, MO. Tickets are $7.50 for adults and $5 for students. Questions? Get in touch with Melia Williams via email.
Totally Involved

Day of Prayer on October 7

Join members from across the Northwest for a day of prayer for the Adventist world church annual meetings, October 8-11, 2017. Pray for God's Spirit, words, wisdom, love, power, solutions, and unity! Important discussions will be held and critical decisions may be made that will impact the governance and unity of our church.

Community Services & Urban Ministry Certification Program by ACS

Join Adventist Community Services for free online leadership certification at any time! This community-based program equips you to be engaged with critical service learning to create a sustainable impact in your communities. Enjoy essentials of church disaster preparedness and response, fundraising fundamentals, volunteer engagement and much more! Get started on your certification!
Get Started on you Leadership Certification!

Donations Operations Class on October 15

In times of disaster, Adventist Community Services responds to people's needs in North America. We need you! Become certified with ACS on Sunday, October 15, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Washington Conference Office! Registration is $30 per person and includes a Certification of Completion, volunteer badge, lunch, and a t-shirt! Register online now! If you are unable to register online, please bring a check or credit card to pay at the door! No Cash! For more information, contact Sue Johnson via email!
Register Now!

Connect with Walla Walla University!

A new school year is underway at Walla Walla University! Throughout the year there will be musical performances, special lectures, sporting events, Family Weekend, alumni events, and more for parents and friends of the university! Discover more details about these events by reading the latest WWU news or digging into WWU's online calendar of events. Follow live updates of the school year via Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat!

Amen Tacoma to Serve in New Location!

Mark your calendars, dental professionals! Amen Tacoma is looking for volunteers! Amen Tacoma is offering a free clinic in Tacoma at the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound (New Service Location) this coming November 10 & 12. They are in need of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Not medically trained? You can still volunteer! Sign up to volunteer with Amen Tacoma!
Volunteer at Amen Tacoma!

Do you have a canoe?

We (the Langley Family) are excited to be a part of the FIRST ever Washington Conference Teen-Extreme Pathfinders fall canoeing event. And we need CANOES! If you have a canoe or know someone who has one (or more) canoes that they would be willing to let us borrow, please let the Langley Family know via Washington Conference Pathfinder department. Please email your contact info to Elizabeth Yeagley via email. We are willing to set up a pickup and drop off. Thanks for helping our Washington Conference Pathfinders get their canoeing honor!

What's happening in your neighborhood?
#AdventistLife
The NPUC Pathfinder Camporee in Idaho brought together clubs from the surrounding churches and conferences of the Pacific Northwest where kids enjoyed religious programming, community and fun activities! Pastor David Salazar encourages every church to have a Pathfinder club so that children have a chance to develop community and have the opportunity to make a decision for Christ! (Photos by David Salazar)

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