Youth Group will meet TONIGHT at Jim and Sammie Dameron’s (1419 W. Simpson) at 7:17p. If you need a ride, meet at the church at 7:10p.
Please make note that Jay has a new phone number. Please contact Jay at 360-964-0109
The Fall Jr/Sr High Youth Group schedule will be as follows:
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month will be Youth Group at 7:17p 2nd & 4th Sunday’s will be Bible Study during the Worship/Sunday School hour.
The Paradigm for effective ministry has changed in the last decade due, in large part, to the encroachment of social-secular demands on family’s schedules. Many churches have changed from the 1950’s model of separate times for Worship and Sunday School to a model in which Worship and Sunday School take place concurrently. The Elders and I feel that we are at that point also. So this Fall, beginning September 9, we are going to run Sunday School for grades Pre K – 6, during worship. As was the case with Children’s church, the kids will be in worship through the opening praise time and then be dismissed for Sunday School. At present worship is scheduled for 1:15 hours, this will not change. However, we are moving the Fall Worship Time to 10:30a instead of 10:45a. Starting on the half hour seems less confusing, especially to guests and new residents. I will still be teaching the adult class at 9:30a. If you have any questions, please talk with me. Pastor Steve
Monte Pres has launched a new ministry called S.A.F.E (Setting Addicts Free Eternally). The program will meet every Thursday evening, at 7:30p, here at the church. The hope is that anyone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction will take advantage of this Christ-centered, 12 step support group. The group will enjoy fellowship, a Bible study related to one of the 12 steps, share time and prayer time.
We have nursery care available for children Infant through Pre-K during worship
On Sunday Morning we offer Church School for children and youth of all ages, taught by a committed and enthusiastic team of teachers. Church School will be held during the 10:30a Worship service, a change from past years.
During Sunday morning Worship, we offer “Church for Kids” grades K-4th where children learn the Bible stories experientially through presentations, prayer, drama, readings, and crafts
On Tuesday nights from 6-8pm, we offer an AWANA Program for children ages Pre-K through 6th grade. The AWANA program is comprised of 4 components:
- Student Handbook time in which participants memorize/recite scripture
- Council time in which a Bible lesson is presented and applied to daily living
- Recreation time featuring team relays and physical activities
- Music time in which children learn songs and have a fun time of singing together