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Church happenings :: updated February 16
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THE CHURCH THIS WEEK


Friday, Feb 16
 

Sabbath, Feb 17
  • Youth Garage Church Service, 11:30 a.m., Youth House Garage
  • Children’s Church, 11:45 p.m., Fireside Room
  • Town Hall Meeting,  2 p.m., Fellowship Hall 
Sunday, Feb 18
  • Children’s Ministries @ Trampoline Zone, 11 a.m., 4201 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
  • May Rowland Turns 100, 11-1 p.m., Fellowship Hall
  • Chas & Julie Edwards Baby Shower, POSTPONED UNTIL MARCH 18, 3 p.m.
Monday, Feb 19
  • Church Office closed for President’s Day
  • Monday Morning Bible Study Group, cancelled for President’s Day
Tuesday, Feb 20

 

  • Cascade Eagles Pathfinders, 6:30 to 8 p.m., SAA
  • Celebrate Recovery small group, 7 to 9 p.m., Fellowship Hall
  • Friends of 104.7 Prayer Time, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Primary Room
  • Prison Ministry Meeting, 7 p.m., Fireside Room
Wednesday, Feb 21
  • Bulletin information due, noon
  • Church Board Meeting, 7 p.m., NCSDA
Thursday, Feb 22
  • Eat with Pastor O, 5:30 p.m., Sakura’s
  • Celebrate Recovery main meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
  • "Where Two or Three Are Gathered" Prayer Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Marilyn Edwards' home
  • Women’s Bible Study, 7:30 p.m., Burlington Haggens 
Friday, Feb 23
  • Soup Supper, 6 p.m., various homes
 

THE CHURCH IN ACTION


 

Youth Garage Church Service
Sabbath, Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m., Garage
Youth, come to a fun alternative church service just for you! Bring a friend.

Children’s Church
Sabbath, Feb. 17, 11:45 p.m., Fireside Room
Kids, come and enjoy songs, stories, and crafts during your own church service. The program is geared toward early elementary ages, but anyone is welcome (toddlers need to bring a parent).

  

Town Hall Meeting
Sabbath, Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Fellowship Hall
You asked for it! Come to our second town hall and learn about what has happened since our last meeting in January and help plan the vision for our future church. Think about how you serve, how you would like to be supported, and how we can be there for our community. 
 
Children’s Ministries @ Trampoline Zone
Sunday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m., 4201 Guide Meridian, Bellingham
Meet there at 11 a.m. in your jumping clothes! $5 per jumper - the club is sponsoring a portion of the cost.  No RSVP needed.


May Rowland Turns 100
Sunday, Feb. 18, 11-1 p.m., Fellowship Hall
We will celebrate May with her family and friends at an open house party in her honor. Refreshments will be offered. No need to RSVP.
 

Chas & Julie Edwards Baby Shower

The date has been changed to next month, SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 3 p.m., Youth House
Men and women, you are invited to come and celebrate baby Arabella! Their theme is pink and chocolate brown butterflies. They are registered at Target, or you may contact Brooke Kisser or Tina Wall to participate in a group gift. Please bring a finger food to share. 

* The family is looking for volunteer babysitters to watch/hold/have fun with Arabella either at their home in Concrete or here in town so they can run errands or get some rest! Please contact them if you are available. Arabella was born prematurely – if you feel unwell, please respect her health and wait to see her until you are healthy.

Logo  Contest
NCSDA is looking for a simple and timeless new logo, and we invite all to participate in the logo design contest. Submissions are due March 4. A $100 prize will go to the winning designer. Please pick up an info sheet on the foyer table or in the Youth House.


Eat with Pastor O
Anyone is welcome to come join Pastor Ofa and his family for great food and lots of fun! Please let him know if you will attend so he can plan with the restaurant.  

    Eat with Pastor O -- Up next:
Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at Sakura
(please RSVP so we can
get a hibachi grill or
large table)

March 8, 5:30 p.m.              
Dinner at Lorenzo’s (Sedro-Woolley)
 
March 13, 11:30 a.m.
Senior Luncheon at
Royal Star Buffet

March 20, 5:30 p.m.
Dinner at Olive Garden

 

Celebrate Recovery Small Groups 
Tuesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., Fellowship Hall
The adult small group portion of our Celebrate Recovery meetings has started! Tuesday evening meetings are closed and private, so please respect the room during this time. Anyone is welcome to come to one of the open Thursday evening open groups to find out more about Celebrate Recovery, a place you can bring your hurts, habits and hang-ups.


 
Soup Supper
Friday, Feb 23, 6 p.m., various homes
Eat a delicious bowl of soup and build new friendships at one of our soup suppers. Sign up in the foyer to bring soup, salad, bread or dessert and sign up EACH MEMBER of your family individually on the lines provided so the hosts have enough chairs for everyone on the list.
 
Aila Jensen Memorial Service
Sabbath, Feb. 24, 3 p.m.
We will honor Aila’s life and pray with her family and friends.


40 Days of Prayer for “Revelation Speaks Hope” Series
Series runs Fridays thru Sundays, April 6 to May 5, we will pray from Feb. 25 to April 5.
Pastor Ofa invites everyone to lift up our evangelism effort in prayer for 40 days. Keep an eye out for ways to pray and help with the project. Attend as many meetings as you can and invite your friends!
 
Women’s Ministries Cooking Class
Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 am, Fellowship Hall
Create some freezer meals and make delicious meal prep easier. More details soon. Contact: LaVonne Long. Next class: Mar. 11.
 
Appreciation Spaghetti Lunch—free!
Sunday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m., SAA Gym
Thanks for Your Support! The high school students at Skagit Adventist Academy would like to show their appreciation for ALL who have helped establish and support our school. If you would like to join us for this celebration, please RSVP by Wed., Feb. 21, to 360-755-9261 or nhabenicht@skagitadventist.com.

Depression and Anxiety Recovery
Eight Mondays, starting March 12, Fellowship Hall
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Do not allow yourself to struggle from this curable disease. Join Dr. Nedley, a leading physician in mental health treatment and research, as he walks you through the Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program. Class size is limited, and there is a fee. Come to an Introductory/Information session on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to see if the program is right for you. If you have any questions, please call 360-848-7711.

International Sabbath
Sabbath, March 3
We celebrate the variety of cultures represented in our church family and beyond. There will be special music performances and features in another languages and ethnic styles. After second service there will be a potluck featuring food from countries around the world.


S.W.A.T. Team
Sabbath, March 3, 4 p.m., Youth House
Pray for our youth! Meet the first Sabbath of every month to pray over our facility, church, and youth program.
 
Cascade Eagles Pathfinders: Parent Meeting Regarding Oshkosh 2019
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from noon to 1 p.m. SAA Choir Room
We have scheduled a Parent Information Meeting regarding Oshkosh 2019 (August 12-17, 2019), “Chosen”, to discuss travel, costs, logistics, etc. This meeting is for all current Pathfinder parents and any who are potential Pathfinder parents this coming fall (Pathfinders/potential Pathfinders are welcome too). If you have a child who will be in fifth to twelfth grade in September 2018, and are considering enrolling them in Pathfinders, we encourage you to attend this meeting.  We have to start finalizing details in the next few months and are going to need a firm number of attendees this fall. Contact: Jeremy and Kristi Schmidt.


Save the date - Baby Shower for Stephanie Nelson and Sarah (Milchenko) Beane
Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m., Youth House


Rosario Campout Reservations
May 11-13, 2018
Don’t miss out on one of the most fun opportunities to fellowship with your church family! Contact the church office now at 360-757-7577 to reserve a cabin.

Lost and Found
Next time you visit the church, please check the lost and found for your items. Anything left after March 5 will be donated to the Spruced Up Thrift Store.


Spruced Up Thrift Store
A new shipment of vegetarian foods came in this week. They have Worthington Wham slices, Corned Beef slices, and Smoked Turkey slices. They also have Worthington Corn Dogs, Veggie-Select bacon and ham slices, along with all your favorites in stock. Yum!
 

Random Acts of Kindness Projects
Winter/Spring 2018
The Outreach Committee  is planning monthly projects to serve our community. 
  • Children’s Books: We are collecting new and gently used books for kids. Drop them off in the “Treasurer Chest” in the foyer.
  • Sedro-Woolley Food Bank Coins - through May: Bring all your loose change and drop it into the giant penny container in the foyer. Our goal is to fill it by May - funds benefit the food bank.

Skagit Valley Family Radio KTFJ 104.7 FM
Remember you can hear Your Story Hour daily at 8:05 a.m. every day at 104.7FM or www.radiooflife.org. Link online to any of your favorite programs for more information. Listen to “Science, Scripture and Salvation”, “Bible Answers Live” and more. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Daily Prayer Call
Join a daily prayer conference call. Beginning Jan. 2, from 7 to 7:30 a.m. we will pray together every day via phone. Access the call by dialing 1-669-900-6833 on the free zoom conference app, or go online at www.zoom.us. The meeting code is 491-363-262.

Julie Dawson Restaurant Cards
We are still collecting restaurant gift cards for Julie. The cards have made a huge difference for the family and they have really appreciated everyone's help. Julie doing better but is still limited on what she can do. She would love to have visitors to break up her long days. 

THE CHURCH ROSTER

Speaker
Feb 17 - Pastor Ofa Langi
Feb 24 - Pastor Tyler Long
 
A/V team member
Feb 17 - Timo & Sharon Wilson
Feb 24 - Ken Price
 
Elder
Feb 17 - Julio Romero
Feb 24 - Les Richards
 
Potluck 
Feb 17 - Katy Paise
Feb 24 - Maureen Parker
 
Deacon
Feb 17 - Les Haberly
Feb 24 - Shaun Kisser

 
Greeters
Feb 17 - Carol Atkins, Aubrey Fautheree, Joan Hilde, Dana Schafer
Feb 24 - Kelvin Beaton, Tressa Farnsworth, June Saxby, Tick Tolf
 
THE CHURCH COMMUNITY

Rosario Singles Retreat
April 5 to 8, Rosario Marine Station
Singles, come for a fun weekend with friends. There will be excursions and the guest speaker, Marin Wray, talks about salvation. $235. For information and registration, visit the link here.


Volunteer opportunity