August 25, 2009


IMPACT SEATTLE: More than 100 people are already signed up to participate in the Community Impact Service Event in Seattle this September 5. Impact Seattle will be an afternoon of service and witnessing events during Bumbershoot. >Haven’t signed up yet? Register at or contact Colette Newer at (253) 681-6008 by Monday, August 31, to receive a free meal.


SCHOOL IN SESSION: A new school year is underway with Washington Conference schools. Please pray for our teachers, students, and parents as they head into this new school year.


CONGRATULATIONS: Dennis Carlson, Washington Conference trust officer, recently completed his Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in personal financial management. >Send Dennis a note of congratulations.


FINANCIAL PEACE: Financial Peace University, a practical, 13-week financial training class, will be offered at eight Adventist churches this fall. The class at North Hill Adventist Fellowship begins Tuesday, August 25, at 6:30 pm. Port Orchard Adventist Church offers FPU starting Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm. Lacey Adventist Church begins FPU on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm. Join Startup Adventist Church for FPU on Thursday, August 27, at 6:30 pm. Puyallup Adventist Church will host FPU starting Thursday, August 27, at 7 pm. Marysville Adventist Church presents FPU beginning Monday, September 14, at 6:30 pm. Monroe Adventist Church starts FPU classes on Tuesday, September 15, at 6:30 pm. North Cascade Church begins FPU classes on Tuesday, September 15, at 6:30 pm. >Click here for more information about Financial Peace University and to register online.


HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE: Pastor Greg Howell will present a free one-day seminar at Puyallup Adventist Church (902 Shaw Rd in Puyallup) on August 29 about different ways to study the Bible. >For more information, contact Billie Dove at (253) 848-5548.


CHIP MEETING: Worship services at Kirkland Adventist Church on August 29 will focus on the CHIP ministry (Coronary Health Improvement Project). Dr. Eiji Minami will present the 10:45 am worship service. CHIP will provide a luncheon following the service. This special worship service leads up to the beginning of the annual CHIP program in Kirkland. Free information sessions are September 13 and 16 at 7 pm (note updated dates/time). The 30-day program runs September 27 to October 21 on Sundays through Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. Come participate in this lifestyle education program and learn how to substantially lower high levels of blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, heartburn, and angina. >For more information, visit or call (425) 952-4191.

CLASSIC CAR SHOW: Northwest Christian School, located at 904 Shaw Rd in Puyallup, will have a classic car show on August 30 from 9 am to 3 pm. This car show is free. >Questions? Contact Billie Dove at (253) 848-5548.


COOKING SCHOOL: Puyallup Adventist Church will present a vegetarian gourmet cooking school with instructor Marjie Noll at 902 Shaw Rd. in Puyallup on September 8, 10, 15 and 17 (Tuesday and Thursday nights) at 7 pm. Cost: $25 per person. >To register, contact Billie Dove at (253) 848-5548.


9/11 FAIR CONCERT: Come and honor military personnel, firefighters, and police officers at a patriotic concert at the Puyallup Fair Showplace Stage (by blue gate) on September 11 at 7 pm. Fair entrance fees charged.


GOSPEL BLUEGRASS: Hand Picked, a down-home Gospel bluegrass music group from Walla Walla, Washington, will present the 11 am worship service on September 12 at North Hill Adventist Fellowship in Edgewood. >Need more information? Contact the church office by email.


SPEAKING SERIES: Join Emerald City Community Adventist Church for “Dark Clouds…Clear Skies,” a speaking series on relationships presented by Dr. Keith Burton, president of Life Heritage, Inc., in Alabama, and other local presenters. Topics include challenges with love, divorce, separation, family division, crisis and additional subjects. The first presentation begins September 12 at 11 am; evening meetings start at 7 pm. In all, 11 presentations will be available this September 12-26. >For more information, visit or call (206) 322-0717.


ADVENTIST FORUM: Carl Cosaert from Walla Walla University School of Theology will speak about assessing the differences in New Testament manuscripts at the Pacific Northwest Adventist Forum on September 12 at 3 pm at Green Lake Adventist Church. >Need more information? Contact Paul Eun.


FAMILY HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC: Bring your family to the first-ever family horsemanship clinic at Sunset Lake on Sunday, September 13 from 10 am to 2 pm. As a family, you’ll get to enjoy the new herd of Sunset Lake horses. The clinic, which only costs $20 per person, includes ground school, trail ride and lunch and is taught by our certified horsemanship staff. >To register, call Sunset Lake Camp at (360) 829-0311. Register now—space is limited.


COOKING CLASS: Tacoma Central Church offers a monthly vegetarian cooking class with lots of samples and great recipes. The classes are free (donations are accepted). The next two sessions are September 20 and October 18 from 1-3:30 pm. >For more details, call (253) 752-6637.


FREE INDEED: The final deadline to register for the Free Indeed NAD Women’s Convention is September 1. At this September 24-27 convention in Dallas, Texas, you’ll enjoy inspiring music, thought-provoking seminars and presentations, and refreshing fellowship. >Register now through Plusline.


REBUILDING HOPE: Give hands-on help this October 4-12 to Gulf Coast residents still rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Ages 18 and older invited to volunteer. >Find registration details online at or contact Colette Newer at (253) 681-6008.


LOW POWER TV FILING: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has a new, open-ended regimen, beginning today, for the filing of new and major change low power television applications. >For qualifications and initial geographic restrictions, visit or contact Donald Martin, P.C., in Falls Church, VA, at (703) 642-2344 for assistance.


NEEDED RESOURCE: Everett Forest Park Church is planning a cooking school next spring and seeks to borrow or purchase a cooking school food demonstration table and mirror. >If your church has one for sale or for loan, please contact the Everett Forest Park Church Office at (425) 252-3438.


TREASURER NEEDED: Yelm Adventist Church seeks a treasurer for a paid position with flexible hours. Candidates must be able to use Excel, Word, and Outlook Express with knowledge of or experience in using Jewel. A background check is required. >If interested, contact Di Chappell at (360) 458-5144.


CLOSING THOUGHT: “Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble,” Psalm 119:165, NIV.


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