Bremerton Members Interact with the Community

November 01, 2009 | Amanda Gebhardt

Community outreach is part of the heartbeat of Bremerton (Wash.) Adventist Christian Church. In July, the church elders teamed up with the S.W.A.T. (Serving with All Talents) Team to create a community outreach Sabbath.

The S.W.A.T. Team is part of the community outreach team for the Bremerton Church. After an abbreviated church service, members chose from an array of outreach activities where they could show God's love in practical ways.

Nearly 25 individuals made a hearty breakfast at the local Salvation Army and passed out bags of toiletries to more than 60 needy individuals.

Another 25 church members distributed water bottles with church contact cards at a local street fair. When people asked about the "catch," church members shared, "We hope this simple gift brightens your day. We just enjoy showing God's love in practical ways."

Lastly, nearly a dozen people took church to the homes of some shut-in members. These members sang and fellowshipped with these members, bringing a smile to their faces and warmth to their hearts.

Bremerton members enjoyed the hands-on outreach Sabbath, and plan to repeat the outreach-oriented Sabbaths in the future.

To learn how to start your own S.W.A.T. Team, contact Rachele Deininger at