:::News & Events from Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for May 21, 2013
Sailing with Jesus: Copyright ©2013 by Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 32229 Weyerhaeuser Way South, Federal Way, WA 98001. Tel: (253) 681-6008. Fax: (253) 681-6009. Please share this e-newsletter. Subscribe/Unsubscribe. Editor: Heidi Baumgartner, email@example.com.
|Evangelism Offering Surpasses Goal
||Washington Conference financial leaders announced today that gifts to the evangelism offering fund surpassed the goal set last year at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting.
Last June, the camp meeting audience gave or pledged $485,039.95 toward a goal of $500,000. This amount includes $204,816.94 contributed at camp meeting and a $100,000 matching challenge. From June 2012 to April 2013, the pledges have been more than fulfilled with contributions totaling $201,497.47.
Our total evangelism gifts in an 11-month period are $506,314.41 or 104.3 percent of the goal! "We praise God for His blessings and the faithfulness of His people," says John Freedman, Washington Conference president. "We look forward to sharing stories of changed lives with you at our next camp meeting on June 20-29."
|Adventists Assess and Address Needs in Oklahoma
|Our Adventist churches are assessing and addressing immediate and long-term needs after this week's tornadoes in Oklahoma.
Officials in Oklahoma are asking the nation to get ready, but to wait for the first responders to complete their job. While we are respectfully waiting, consider a financial contribution to Adventist Disaster Response or a response agency of your choice.
»Give a gift online at communityservices.org or call 1 (800) 381-7171.
»Pray for the community, first responders, and local churches/schools
|Give to Sunset Lake's Camper Scholarship Fund
||Every dollar given to the Conference Ministries offering on May 25 will help send children to summer camp. With a gift as small as $5 from each family in Washington Conference, we could raise $30,000 to send at least 150 kids to camp. Let's make a difference together!
:::Events in Detail
Celebrate Culture at Breath of Life's Multicultural Event
Breath of Life Church in Seattle is hosting a Multicultural Event on Sunday, May 26, from 2-6 pm. Wear cultural dress. Be prepared to share a song or something about your culture (let the organizers know in advance). Bring a food dish or two for a fundraiser. »Questions? Contact Sundria Burton at (206) 462-5866.
Bring Your Friends to North Hill Cafe
The next North Hill Cafe will be Friday, May 31, and will feature guitarist Ken Rosholt and his band "Shade Tree." North Hill Café is sponsored by the North Hill Adventist Fellowship and is located at 10106 36th Street East in Edgewood. The doors open at 6:30 pm for refreshments and the music starts at 7 pm. Admission is free and the program is open to anyone who wants to hear Jesus uplifted through music. »Questions? Email Jeff Keating.
Students Prepare for Pomp and Circumstance
Graduation season is here, and our students are ready to celebrate their education accomplishments. You are invited to join the graduation celebrations at our western Washington schools. »See a full schedule of graduation ceremonies!
Campestre Hispano / Spanish Camp Meeting
Spanish Camp Meeting will be held June 14-15 on the campus of Auburn Adventist Academy. The program will include a farewell for Omar Grieve and Nessy Pittau in addition to an ordination service on June 15 at 4 pm for Pastor Pedro Pozo. »Leave a message for the Hispanic Ministries department at (253) 681-6008 to find out more information.
Participate in the Day of Ministry Training
Our Day of Ministry Training was so popular last year that we are offering it again! Day of Ministry Training will be held on Sunday, June 23, during camp meeting. The day will start with a free pancake breakfast before you transition to ministry training sessions. There are extended certification sessions for Adventist Disaster Response. You can also select from two regular sessions for elders, deacons, deaconesses, treasurers, adult Sabbath School leaders, youth leaders, communicators, greeters, prayer leaders and more! »See class descriptions in the program guide at www.issuu.com/washconf.
Outreach Ministry Meetings Planned for Camp Meeting
Several outreach ministry meetings are planned during Washington Adventist Camp Meeting. Enter these meetings onto your calendar:
» June 22 at 1 pm - Prison Ministry Fellowship Lunch & Meeting
» June 22 at 5 pm - Financial Empowerment Meeting
» June 23 at 3 pm - Disaster Response Summit
» June 23 at 4 pm - ACS Federation Biennial Meeting
» June 29 at 4:30 pm - Active Thrift Store Ministry Meeting
» June 29 at 5:30 pm - Thrift Store Ministry General Meeting
The camp meeting program guide lists meeting descriptions and locations.
Activities for Children at Camp Meeting
Beyond age-appropriate meetings for children, teens and youth, fun activities are also available from June 24-28. Pathfinders is offering three classes on Bubbles, String Art and Sand. Adventurers are offering two awards for Bread of Life and Cooperation. The best part? You don't have to be part of a club to participate! »Questions? Email Angela Pierce or call (253) 681-6008.
:::From the Word
"For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you."
Isaiah 41:13, NIV