In Montana, we know fishing: fly fishing, lure fishing, fishing from boats, fishing from shore. We enjoy fishing in rivers or in lakes. Fishing is part of our heritage in Big Sky Country, something for which we are famous. Why can't we be famous for another type of fishing?
Thirteen youth, primarily from grades four through 12, provided piano or vocal selections to offer their talents praises to God in the first “youth only” worship service at Beaverton (Ore.) Church to close the Sabbath the evening of Nov. 10, 2018. Other youth provided additional supporting roles as master of ceremonies, as well as hospitality greeters handing out programs.
“Good afternoon, I found your email online and was hoping you might be able to help us concerning getting baptized. My husband and I live in remote Alaska and are hoping to find a Sabbath church to be baptized in. Thank you for your time and help with our request.”
These were the words the Hillside O’Malley Church secretary read on the screen when she opened her email one Tuesday afternoon. They were penned by Eric and Denny Weathers, from a remote island in the Prince William Sound.
Hayden Lake (Idaho) Church hosted their annual community Thanksgiving meal on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2018, with a scrumptious array of holiday dishes. With the fellowship hall packed with guests, Hayden Church members gathered to greet community guests.
Organizing a health-education outreach program takes weeks of planning, publicity and recruiting of volunteers. The event may be well-attended, but too soon it is over and those new friends are gone. What if we could keep them coming back?
“Come on this whirlwind tour of the Holy Land and the Bible! Learn from the past. Live with hope for the future.” We were excited to invite our community to the Secrets of Hope evangelistic seminar at Port Orchard (Wash.) Church in October 2018.
This is a God-sized story about three generations of church plants: one established, one growing, and one just getting started.
Kent (Wash.) Spanish Church was one of six new church plants between 2012 and 2016. In four years, it grew from 37 members to 150 members using a small group and door-to-door neighborhood church growth model.
Dec. 21, 2018, had arrived. As the time for our Christmas program drew closer and closer, we realized Alaska's Savoonga Church was going to be filled to capacity. We were right.
The church was packed with about 100 people. There was standing room, only with folks spilling out into the foyer and the Sabbath School room. As the narrator began the Christmas story, 20 kids participated by acting out the story as told in Luke 2:1–20 and Matt. 2:1–12.