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Church happenings :: updated July 20


Friday, July 20
  • Family Promise, July 15-22, Youth House
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141 
Sabbath, July 21
  • Family Promise, July 15-22, Youth House
  • Church Picnic, 1 p.m., Riverfront Park in Sedro-Woolley. Directions are on the foyer table.  
‚ÄčSunday, July 22
  • Family Promise, July 15-22, Youth House

Monday, July 23
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Monday Morning Bible Study Group, 10 a.m., NCSDA
Tuesday, July 24
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Youth Lake Night, 6 p.m., 551 Cedar Acres St., Bellingham (Lake Samish)
Wednesday, July 25
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Bulletin information due, noon
  • Joyce Huisman Memorial, 1 p.m., NCSDA
  • Friends of 104.7 Prayer, 7 p.m., classroom #3, NCSDA (TIME CHANGE)
  • SAA Board meeting, 7 p.m., SAA
Thursday, July 26
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Celebrate Recovery main meeting, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
Friday, July 27
  • Spruced Up Thrift Store, open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 328 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, 360-755-1141
  • Live For 1 Concert Event, 7:30 p.m., NCSDA

We have a great summer series going on! Come find out what it's all about.


Thank You

We want to give a heartfelt thank you, full of gratitude, for this church family’s expression of love to us and our daughter Jodi Pfeiffer, and for the wonderful meals, gifts, sweet get well wishes and prayers. I feel God’s miraculous works over us. I am grateful for His love every day. You are all part of His earth angels. Thank you all.
Karen & Dennis Brown and Jodi Pfeiffer & family

Monte Saxby is on his way to Chicago
Monte Saxby and his son, Craig, are raising money for Skagit Adventist Academy's Worthy Student Fund during their "big" bike ride to the 2018 Teachers Convention in Chicago. The whole trip will be about 2,300 miles! Please make a tax-deductible pledge to support SAA’s Worthy Student Fund.

Check out the Skagit Valley Herald's article at: GoSkagit
Follow along on Monte's Instagram: @MonteSaxby

Church Picnic
Sabbath, July 21, 1 p.m., Riverfront Park, 901 River Rd, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
Come have fun and food with your church family. Bring camp chairs and ready-to-eat potluck dishes. Directions to the park are available in the foyer.

Lake Nights
Tuesdays, 6 p.m., 551 Cedar Acres St., Bellingham (Lake Samish)
Come and bring your friends! The sun will be out and the boats will be fun! Contact Pastor Steven Fonseca Ortiz for more info.

Be sure you have completed a liability form - available on our website HERE (go to the bottom of the page).

Joyce Huisman
Wednesday, July 25, 1 p.m., NCSDA
Please join us in supporting the family and celebrating the life of Joyce Huisman, Beth Price’s sister. Light refreshments to follow.
Click here to view her obituary.

Live For 1 Concert
Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., NCSDA
Enjoy a free concert inspired by refugees persecuted for their faith. Invite your friends! Info at:

Where there were once over 2 million Christians, there are now less than 200,000 due to the extremist regimes such as ISIS, who have made it part of their mission to eradicate those who follow Jesus Christ.Their stories of imprisonment, persecution and even sacrificing their lives for the cause of Christ have inspired us to give them a voice and to let them know that they have been heard.  

LiveFor1 is working in Jordan where many of these Christians have been able to escape, but where living conditions are dire with no hope for a life or a future.

Outdoor church 

Sabbath, July 28
Due to vacations, illness, and other maladies, we will be cancelling outdoor Sabbath and holding the regular schedule of 9/10:15/11:30 a.m. services here in our facility instead. We still plan to try for a fun outdoor Sabbath on Sept. 22.

FREE Recovery Coach Academy

July 30-Aug. 3, 9 -4 p.m., Fellowship Hall
The Recovery Coach Academy (RCA) is provided by Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) trained trainers. This five day event is a nationally recognized best practice model designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach. A recovery coach is anyone interested in promoting health and wellness of people with substance use disorders by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery, and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery.

This class is normally $800. Contact Darci Ridenhour to register.

Calendar Planning 2018/19
Monday, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall
We challenge our church leaders to meet with your groups and make a general plan for the year, then come to the church calendar meeting so we can schedule a great year of events.

Directory Update
Going on now - please complete an updated contact form and be ready to take a directory picture in the foyer. You may send in your own picture if you prefer (taken within the last five years please—none of the old LifeTouch photos). Deadline is Aug. 11.

Save the date: NCSDA 20th Anniversary Celebration 

Sabbath, Aug. 11, 11:30 a.m. (no first service)
Please plan to join us for a fun celebration of NCSDA’s church presence in Burlington! 

Paul and John Schafer Baptisms

Sabbath, Aug. 11, 5 p.m., Rosario
All are invited to come rejoice with Paul and John as they give their lives to God. 

Rommel Baby Shower
Sunday, Aug. 12, 4:30 p.m., Pastor Ofa’s new home (Connie Carman’s old home)
Marshal and Cassandra Rommel are having a girl! They are registered at under her name. Bring food for a light picnic potluck. Contact Michelle Garcia  or Joan Smith to participate in a group gift, or Jackie Langi with other questions.  

Seeing Jesus Through Muslim Eyes
Sabbath, August 18, 9 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 2:30 p.m.
We welcome Pastor Gerald Babanezhad, speaker for A Sure Harvest Ministries and a concert pianist, as he presents a seminar to equip believers in Jesus (Issa). Do you want to establish meaningful and sustainable relations with our Muslim brothers and sisters for the kingdom of God? Invite your friends for a morning of inspiration (both services contain the same content), followed by a potluck, mini-concert at 2 p.m. and a seminar at 2:30 p.m.

Random Acts of Kindness Projects
Project Homeless Connect booth
Friday, August 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Skagit Valley College
We are serving our local homeless at Project Homeless Connect again this year. Please consider donating hats and socks for all ages as well as feminine hygiene products (collection boxes are in the foyer.) We will hand them out that day from our booth.

To volunteer at our PHC booth, you need to sign up online: 
1 - go to
2 - on the tool bar click "Get Involved"
3 - fill in your name, t-shirt size, etc.
4 - choose option #3 to volunteer with your church, then finish the form.

Holiday Food Basket Ministry
July Food of the Month

Now is an excellent time to take advantage of the many great summer grocery specials to stock up for the rapidly approaching Food Basket Ministry. Our inventory is low and any donated food items are always welcome.

The featured items for July are: Mayonnaise - Peanut Butter & Jelly - Breakfast Cereals (Hot or Cold)


July 21 - Pastor Steven Fonseca
July 28 - Pastor Ofa Langi
A/V team member
July 21 - Timo Wilson
July 28 - Todd Caswell
July 21 - Julio Romero
July 28 - Andrew Rice
July 21 - Lydia Apt
July 28 - Wanda Kinemoa
July 21 - tbd
July 28 - tbd

July 21 - Carol Atkins, Sam & Andrea Collins, Aubrey Fautheree, Joan Hilde, Dick Tolf
July 28 - Kelvin Beaton, Tressa Farnsworth, Amy Haffner, Donn Leiske, Sandra Nelson, Renan Serrano


Walla Walla University Alumni Sabbath
August 25, 2018, Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory
You’re invited to join WWU for Sabbath or the full weekend. Meals (catered by Sodexo) and accommodations require registration. Guest speaker for the weekend will be Carl Cosaert, WWU professor of biblical studies. For information, registration, and a complete schedule, call WWU Alumni and Advancement Services at (800) 377-2586 or visit