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Feb. 12, 2020
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Happy Valentine's Day!

May you share your happy heart for Jesus with others!
GROWING LEADERS BLOG
 

Your Part in the Tree of Life


In the last book of the Bible, we read about the tree of life in the earth made new. I have thought about that tree more than once.

It is intriguing to imagine that tree. Revelation 22 states that it is positioned on both sides of the river of life. I have wondered if it meets in the middle over the top and it is all interconnected. Sounds incredibly pretty.

I am most intrigued by the idea that it produces fruit every month of the year and that there are 12 different kinds of fruit being produced. Many friendly arguments have been had over which 12 will be there on the tree. I have my own favorite 12. Frankly I will be happy with whatever kind are there. Most of all, I will be happy to be there.

Proverbs also talks about the tree of life...with an important lesson!

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A Worthwhile Investment


This Valentine's we are praising God for 1,022 subscribing couples who completed 40 Days of Marriage Revival! These couples come from around the world and daily discovered how they could #LoveStrong.

Randy Maxwell writes: "Our 40 days is coming to an end in just a couple more days. I pray this has been an amazing experience with God and with your spouse. In fact, I hope you've experienced a true spiritual and marital revival. And you know that revivals, if they are to last, must be followed by reformation."

Maxwell continues: "So don't let the good habits of prayer, and what you've learned about cherishing, forgiveness, communication, intimacy, having fun together, and applying the Word of God to your marriage end after Friday. Keep the fire burning. Repeat the 40 days if you need to, but avoid lukewarmness in your marriage, and in your relationship with God at all costs."
Take Your Own #LoveStrong Journey!

Jesus is the Pain Breaker


A record number of Pathfinder teens engaged in learning about emotional and mental health at this year's Pathfinder Teen Retreat.

"It is a relevant topic for young people today...about the pain, anxiety and suffering they go through and how they can cope and help their peers," says David Salazar, Washington Conference youth director.

In one activity, Pathfinders used modeling clay to create representations of their addictions and challenges and later broke the clay figures at the cross to demonstrate how Jesus is the ultimate pain breaker.
Watch the Weekend Highlights [3:04]

A Second Attempt to Launch

Everything was set to launch Renton Church's "Hope for Today" radio program, and then there was a station glitch. 820 AM The Word (Seattle's Christian talk radio) is offering an introductory drive-time slot on Friday at 5:30 pm to a larger audience.

The following program times will resume on Sundays at 8 am with messages from author and pastor Randy Maxwell. The first series of messages will lead into the Easter season.

Thank you for your prayers and listening support for Renton Adventist Church and their venture into new-to-them ministry territory.
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for February 2020

February is the month for ordinations!

Feb 15 | Dustin Serns will be ordained at Port Orchard Church (3 pm)

Feb 22 | John Miller will be ordained at Winlock Church (3 pm)

You'll see our team at these ordinations and additional church engagements!

Diabetes Undone

Feb 16, 1 pm | Enumclaw

1 in 3 Americans has diabetes or prediabetes. That doesn't have to be your story. Come and join a hope filled 8 session video course to reverse diabetes and reclaim your health. $50.

Registration & intro class is Feb 16 at 1 pm with weekly classes beginning Feb 23.

Bookmobile
on the Move

Feb 16 | Call in your order at 253-833-6707

Sequim Church
- 9:45-10:30 am
Poulsbo Church
- 11:45 - 12:15 pm
Kitsap Adventist School (Bremerton)
- 1-1:30 pm
Shelton Church
- 2:30-3 pm
Olympia Transformation Life
- 3:30-4:15 pm
Centralia Church
(New location!)
- 5-5:30 pm       

Daddy & Daughter Banquet

Feb 16 | Tacoma Central

Dads! Bring your daughters to a memorable evening planned by Washington Conference Children's and Women's Ministries departments!

FINAL DAY TO REGISTER! tinyurl.com/banquet20

Trending Topic: Social Inequality

Feb 22, 5 pm | Seattle

Trending Topic is a quarterly event hosted by Refuge Church at the heart of U District to tackle current social issues from a Christian perspective. This session will talk about Social Inequality, from the racial & financial perspectives, with presenter Colette Newer. Q&A session included.

Parent Empowerment Weekend

February 28-29 | Tacoma Central

Parenting Program facilitator Donna Kelly will teach you how to have a peaceful, happy home. Four sessions: Friday night at 7 pm, Sabbath at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Free. See flyer for more info

VBS/Sabbath School Expo

Mar 1, 2:30 pm | Dower Chapel (Auburn)

Children's Ministry directors, VBS coordinators and volunteers: you are invited to preview the new Vacation Bible School program and see a showcase of Adventist Sabbath School curriculum options for your local church. Inquire for more!
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