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Each year we collect a special offering (sometimes it’s a change offering collected over several weeks, this year it’s one Sunday) for the maintenance of our two orphanages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our annual conference built both of these orphanages more than a decade ago, now we raise money annually to support them. We are celebrating this Sunday, June 11, as “Jamaa Letu/Africa” Sunday, and singing African songs, etc. as well as taking the offering.
Our Annual Conference is at Hayden Island, in the middle of the Columbia River, neutral ground between the Oregon Idaho and Pacific Northwest Conferences, who are meeting jointly this year. For more information on what’s happening, worship times, etc. go to http://greaternw.org/ac2017/
Father’s Day this year is also the first Sunday of our 10:00 SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE. Though Pastor Karla will be here to lead worship, she’ll be just barely back from Annual Conference. Our guest preacher will be David McPete – Many have enjoyed his sermons as a sub in the past!
The Outreach Committee is sponsoring “indoor camping” again this year for the Seattle-to-Portland (STP) Riders in July. Here is a link to more on this! You can donate items needed, volunteer to help, or sign up for a sleeping space! We’ve added a few RV spaces this year, too.
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