|Festival Of The Laity Offers FREE Virtual Conference
||Get equipped for effective ministry with no registration, travel, or hotel expenses! The North American Division Adult Ministries Department is offering FREE online training for Sabbath School, Personal Ministries, and Prison Ministries leaders through the Virtual Festival Of The Laity on September 11-14, 2013. Attend from the comfort of your home, church, or office — all you need is a computer with internet access. All of your church’s leaders can benefit these live broadcasts presented by globally respected facilitators. »Visit www.festivalofthelaity.com to sign up.
|Trained Disaster Response Volunteers Needed
|When disasters happen, the Seventh-day Adventist Church and other response organizations need trained volunteers to participate in response plans in the community.
The best way you can help your community in a time of disaster is to participate in training and certification classes now. We have four specific classes on Sunday, June 23: Disaster Warehouse Operations Training; Forklift Operation Certification; First Aid & CPR Training; and Chainsaw Certification.
Register for training sessions at www.washingtonconference.org/disaster. (Register soon: these classes have limited seating and people are already registering!)
|Application Window Open for GC Session Musicians
||The North American Division Music Committee for the 2015 General Conference Session (July 2-11 in San Antonio, Tex.) is now accepting applications from musicians/groups desiring to perform at the 2015 General Conference Session. Applications can be downloaded at the 2015 General Conference website at www.gcsession.org. Click the “Music Application Packet” tab and follow all directions. Applications will be processed through December 31, 2013.
:::Events in Detail
Learn More about Healthy Living
Regional Convocation: Preparing to Reap Your Harvest
Lynnwood Adventist Company is hosting a Healthy Living Seminar with Dr. Mark Kinjo on Thursdays in May from 6:30-8 pm. Invite your friends to discover how to naturally treat the major diseases afflicting our country today: heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmune disease. »Questions? Contact Mandy Francis at (206) 200-6065.
The 37th annual NPUC Regional Convocation will be held May 16-19 at Camp Berachah in Auburn. Pastor Michael B. Kelly, II, from Riverside, Calif., Pastor Charles Drake, from Central States Conference, and Carmel Monk Crawford, Message Magazine editor, will be the keynote speakers. »Download the registration form from www.npuc.org.
Sign up Now for Children's Sabbath School Workshop
Brand new and experienced children's Sabbath School leaders are invited to a training workshop on May 17-19 in Federal Way. Experts Sherri Uhrig, Patty Marsh and Phyllis Washington will share ministry resources and inspiration to help you in your journey to "Tell a Child, Tell the World" about Jesus. Registration is $10 per person. Find more details online at washingtonconference.org/tellachild. »For last minute registration, please call (253) 681-6008.
Bremerton Hosts Love & Respect Marriage Conference
Bremerton Adventist Christian Church is hosting a Love & Respect Marriage Conference on May 17-19 featuring the video curriculum by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. Register online for the Bremerton Video Conference and find more information and the weekend schedule. Fee: $20 per person. »Questions? Contact Carol Erickson at (360) 830-9254.
Northwest Adventist Singles Organizes Weekend Activities
Northwest Adventist Singles have two events scheduled for May 18 and 19. May 18 features Singles Sabbath in Anacortes with church service, potluck, an afternoon hike and supper around a bonfire. May 19 starts with breakfast bowling at Strawberry Lanes in Marysville. Doors open at 9 am, and $12 gives you three games of bowling, shoes and breakfast. »For more information, please email Val Buma at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare Your Family for Disasters
New Life Adventist Ministry in Fife is hosting an individual/family disaster preparedness class on May 18 at 2:30 pm. This course at Fife Public Library (6622 20th St E in Fife) will help you understand potential emergency situations and what you need to do to prepare yourself and your family. »Questions? Call Pastor Gayle Lasher at (253) 208-7991.
Sunset Lake Offers First-Ever Open House
Sunset Lake Camp is preparing for its first-ever open house and invites you to come on Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 5:30 pm. You will be a part of the ribbon cutting for the new gymnasium and participate in family-fun activities. You can join a camp tour, meet staff members, try the climbing wall, enjoy a horse ride, sample tasty camp food, take a boat ride, and so much more. And it is all FREE! »Questions? Call Sunset Lake Camp at (360) 829-0311
:::From the Word
"Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them — he remains faithful forever."
Psalm 146:5-6, NIV