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Chehalis Celebrates 100 Years of Ministry

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Churches often celebrate special milestones in their history. Chehalis Church in Chehalis, Wash., just reached a monumental milestone: its 100th anniversary of ministry.

The centennial celebration in April welcomed back three generations of Chehalis pastors and witnessed pews full of former and current members.

Chehalis church was founded on May 25, 1918, in a little white building built on land donated from an Adventist member, Fred Scheuber.

Big Picture of Ministry

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson

#UrbanSDA

Western Washington leaders explored and learned about the different ways a ministry can work within their community to serve the people around them at the Urban Ministry Conference. "With urban ministry, we don't have to change what we believe," says Derek Lane. "We need to minister to where people hurt most."

 

Ken Aiolupotea, New Human Resources Director

Washington Conference welcomes a new human resources director, Ken Aiolupotea, to the ministry family.

 

A Dessert Theatrical Approach to Relational Evangelism

Students Level-Up Through Spiritual Game Planning

June 06, 2018 / Cheri Fletcher

Twelve years ago, as Cheri Fletcher watched her husband coach their daughter’s elementary basketball team, she noticed something.

Fletcher observed the team run plays over and over, memorizing the name of the plays and what position they needed to be in while that play was being run. Knowing that their daughter would soon be in high school she thought to herself, “I wish we could send them off with a spiritual playbook.”

Students Learn the Meaning of Service

June 06, 2018 / Rachel Mountain

It was early morning when 20 high school students from Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., and their sponsors met in the school parking lot on March 2, 2018. They loaded the bus that would take them to Sea-Tac Airport, where they embarked on an adventure to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Once in Puerto Rico, students and sponsors crammed into a bus with their suitcases and set out for Campamento Adventista Elias Burgos, an Adventist summer camp near Utuado, arriving about 3 a.m. local time.

Western Washington Students Learn Life Skills

June 05, 2018 / Katie Henderson

“I don’t have that kind of money — I just spent $2!” one fifth-grade student proclaimed as he tried to balance a budget at City Hall. But this wasn’t just any City Hall.

As you walk into Auburn Junior Achievement (JA) BizTown in Auburn, Wash., you will find yourself transported to a small town clustered together in a courtyard with a City Hall and branded businesses. This small town built by Junior Achievement is a way for students to learn about the American enterprise system.

Big Picture of Ministry

May 08, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Hearts of Gold

Hearts of Gold Dinner Auction set a record-breaking attendance level and raised $201,185 for Auburn Adventist Academy student scholarships.

Fundraising Intensive

Twenty-five individuals with a vision of bigger and innovative ministry joined a growing cohort of leaders who are committed to funding innovative and effective ministries in the Washington Conference.

Forest Park Students Build to Learn

May 04, 2018 / Linda Taber

Intense concentration — interrupted by bouts of discussion, redesign and testing — took over the Forest Park Adventist Christian School (FPACS) gymnasium in Everett, Wash., on March 30 as students built projects for STEM Day.

STEM Day is an eagerly awaited day of fun and education for the students at FPACS. On the last Friday of the month, students in kindergarten through eighth grade gather together to utilize the STEM skills they’ve learned in their classrooms to build a working project.

Sky Valley Students Excited to Serve

May 03, 2018 / Crysti Wallace

The last Friday of every month, students at Sky Valley Adventist School in Monroe, Wash., come together to make 60 lunches for Take the Next Step, a local organization that offers assistance to low-income families by providing them with food, clothes, gas cards and other basic necessities.

Sky Valley Adventist School has been participating in this service project for two years, and it is one of the students' favorite activities. Food for the lunches has been graciously donated by school families and volunteers.