News for 2005

Spanish Convocation Celebrates Brotherhood Day

December 01, 2005 / Doug Bing

Spanish-speaking members from throughout the Washington Conference converged on the campus of Puget Sound Adventist Academy to hold their yearly Brotherhood Day on Oct. 1. On this occasion, members come together to see friends and family from other area churches and to celebrate what God has done throughout the Spanish-speaking community both here and abroad.

Homeless in Seattle Burien Youth Find a Way to Help

December 01, 2005 / Melanie Felton

Homeless at Christmas. What could be worse? To be homeless and a child at Christmas. The Burien Church youth group decided to help make a difference by participating in Holiday Stockings for Homeless Children, a strictly volunteer-operated organization, which since 1996 has been filling stockings for homeless youth, birth through age 17, throughout the Seattle area.

Finding God's Purpose Women's and Teens' Retreat 2005

December 01, 2005 / Wilma Bing

What is God’s purpose for each of us? This is a question that Washington Conference women explored at the Sept. 30 Women’s and Teens' Retreat. Featured speaker, Carla Gober, from the religion faculty at Loma Linda University, shared a powerful message that reached young and old alike. We only need to live our lives connected to God on a daily basis, and we will be living God’s purpose.

Serving on God's S.W.A.T. Team

December 01, 2005 / Rachele Deininger

Serving on God’s S.W.A.T. Team earlier this year, Rachele Deininger, a Bremerton (Wash.) Church member, stumbled across the book, 101 Ways to Reach Out to Your Community by Steve Sjogren. Deininger shared the book with the Friday Night Live (FNL) team who had already been actively involved in creating a Friday evening program at the Bremerton Church, which provides a comfortable environment to invite unchurched friends to learn about Christ.

Conference Office Breaks Ground for New Office in Federal Way

December 01, 2005 / Doug Bing

The Washington Conference Executive Committee along with officials from the North Pacific Union Conference and the city of Federal Way met May 12 on the new conference office property to break ground for the new office building. The new property, located on the corner of 323rd and Weyerhouser Way in Federal Way, will become the home of the conference office and provide an auditorium for meetings of conference pastors, teachers and general conference events.

Puget Sound Christian Youth Chorale European Cathedral Tour

December 01, 2005 / Sandra Clay

There were many teary eyes as the students from Puget Sound Christian Youth Chorale (PSCYC) sang their last concert in the Koln, Germany’s magnificent cathedral, on July 4. This was the last performance of a very busy 16-day European cathedral music tour, sponsored by Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA).

Adventurer Family Campout

November 01, 2005 / David Yeagley

Travelers from Athens, a reluctant disciple, and a jail-breaking cat kept children spellbound at the 10th annual Adventurer Family Campout. This year’s campout, held at Sunset Lake Sept. 23–25, was attended by 138 Adventurers and their parents from across the conference and as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.