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September 5, 2019

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

Rooted in Faith

By Heidi Baumgartner, Washington Conference communication director

When I walked into church on Sabbath morning, two of my nieces were singing “10,000 Reasons.” This was particularly fitting: Four generations of my family worshiped together last Sabbath in the same congregation where we have five generations of history.

For 121 years, my family watched the sun come up in our Central California valley. With the passing of generations, we saw new days dawning, saying good-byes and hellos, sometimes not knowing what may pass or what lies before us. And yet, God gives us resilience to keep singing, to keep praising, to keep claiming God’s promises and blessings.

This is the legacy I want to pass on: to be rooted in faith and to nurture the faith of the next generation.

Read This Week's Growing Leaders Blog!

ADRA Ready to Respond to Hurricane Dorian

ADRA’s team on the ground in the Bahamas are calling the now Category 4 storm “the worst hurricane we’ve ever experienced.” Entire towns have lost all of their homes, communication has been cut in much of the region, and most residents are taking shelter.

The full extent of Hurricane Dorian’s damage in the Bahamas has yet to be seen as access to many areas isn’t possible yet, but it’s clear that there is an urgent need for food, clean water, and other emergency supplies.

Follow Updates & Donate Now to Help ADRA Respond!

Religious Liberty at the Net

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Executive Board voted Tuesday to change its rules regarding religious observance when it comes to postseason competition.

The rule change was in response to a lawsuit by two tennis players from W.F. West High School in Chehalis. Joseph and Joelle Chung from Chehalis, Wash., are Seventh-day Adventists, which requires the observation of Sabbath from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. The state tennis tournaments wrap up on Saturdays.

Read Joelle's Story from The Daily Chronicle

Principals of Spiritual Leadership

Principals representing our 19 school campuses gathered for their first Principals' Council of the school year.

They participated in a leadership book discussion, reviewed education survey data, networked and shared ideas, welcome new principals to the group, discussed local school transportation solutions, and shared ideas.

We have phenomenal spiritual leaders for our Adventist Christian Schools who are dedicated to God, their families, and their schools! Please join us in praying for these leaders to be filled with God's wisdom as they serve Him day by day.
Share a Prayer or Word of Thanks with Principals!

Brimming with STEM Opportunities

Versacare, Inc., is offering $5,000 technology grants for small schools and $10,000 grants for larger schools for STEM funding up to $1 million for Adventist schools in North America. Talk with your local principal and teachers to dream about what your school could do with extra funding for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education!
View STEM Grant Application Information

Tonight's the Night!

You have the opportunity to your own Greater Things experience with Jesus! South Sound Adventist churches are organizing a Prayer Convocation on September 5-7 at Auburn Adventist Academy Church with Pastors Rome Ulia and Meshach Soli.

It's a free Thursday night (7 pm), Friday night (7 pm), and Sabbath afternoon experience (3-7 pm including a light supper). We highly encourage you to RSVP and attend!
RSVP for Greater Things!

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!

Sept 7 | Craig Carr preaching at Morton Adventist Church
Sept 7 | Doug Bing introducing Pastor Paul Smith at Mt Tahoma Adventist Church
Sept 9-10 | Jerry Russell participating in the NAD Education Team Assessment for the Amazing Grace Academy in Palmer, Alaska
Sept 14 | Craig Carr preaching at North Cascade SDA Church
Sept 14 | Doug Bing preaching at Anacortes Adventist Fellowship

Sept 21 | Doug Bing preaching at Marysville SDA Church
Sept 21 | Craig Carr preaching at Gig Harbor Adventist Fellowship
Sept 21 | Doug Bing & Craig Carr attending Chaplain Jose Monzon ordination at Bremerton Adventist Christian Church

Sept 27-30 | Jerry Russell attending Washington Pathfinder Camporee in Packwood
Sept 28 | Craig Carr preaching at Centralia SDA Church
Sept 28 | Doug Bing & Jerry Russell attending SAGE 25th Reunion Anniversary in Bellevue (new location)

Oct 5 | Doug Bing preaching at Yelm SDA Church

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President: Doug Bing. VP Administration: Craig Carr.
VP Finance: Jerry Russell. VP Education: Craig Mattson.
Managing Editor: Heidi Baumgartner

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