Are YOU plugged in to a Family Circle? We have many to choose from so find the one closest to you and get plugged in today. For dates and locations of a family circle near you or for more information, contact the church office at 253-472-3600 or click on the Guest Info tab at the top of this page and click on Family Circle.
Family Circle Update
Family Circles are in full swing, if you are in a family circle, contact your family circle leader to find out the dates they will meet. This is a great time of Fellowship with your church family and hear the Word of God. If you are not in a Family circle you are missing out.
The next Iron Men Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, 11 June 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
July will be cancelled due to fireworks stand participation.
9 April 2016 Topic: Iron Sharpens Iron
MAN CAMP - Attention IRON MEN, June 2nd to June 4th will be MAN CAMP with Experience Church at The Firs in Bellingham. Tony Hooper will be the worship leader and guest speaker for this great event. If you are interested in attending this great event the cost is $225.00 - per person. Book your spot by clicking link: https://experiencechurch.ucareapp.com/events/37/booknow do it today...For more information please see Pastor Rick or call 253-472-3600.
Women of Wisdom
We will be having a Ladies Bible Study here at the church from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Titled: "Women -Who Are We?" based on the women of the Bible. Marilyn Buck will be teaching this class. Please see the Sign-Up Sheet in the foyer and get signed up.
MISSIONS (Local * Statewide * Worldwide)
For over twenty-five years New Beginnings Home has been available to help young mothers who have chosen life for their babies. New Beginnings is a safe haven where unconditional love and friendship are the norm and women can plan what is best for themselves and their babies while having their physical and emotional needs cared for. A women finding herself pregnant without a strong support base can be frightened, not knowing where to turn. There are unique challenges to be addressed and there are no easy answers. Single parenting, adoption, marriage- what is best? Yet when these options are considered and walked through in a loving Christian environment, each carries a hope and a future for both mom and child.
They are committed to:
* Being founded upon biblical principles.
* Connecting infants and needy children with families in a fair and equitable manner through adoption.
* Educating families to adopt children from other countries and/or children of color or children with physical or emotional needs.
* Serving as advocates to schools, churches, communities, and government.
* Providing support for the adoptive family and birth family through any challenges they may face.
Tacoma Rescue Mission
The Mission was founded in 1912 by the world-renowned evangelist Gipsy Smith. While his stay in Tacoma was short, he inspired key individuals to carry out this important work in the name of Christ. The Tacoma Rescue Mission helps all people; including clients, volunteers, donors and staff, to become their best. They provide emergency services such as shelter and food to the homeless or hurting; offer self-sufficiency programs to help lift a person from poverty and break the chains of addiction; support prevention programs and share their Christian faith.
For the second year in a row, Abundant Life Fellowship sent a team on a short term missions trip to the Philippines. During these three-weeks, our team members ministered through teaching, preaching and worship at numerous churches and a variety of other venues throughout the regions of Luzon and Samar. God has opened a great door for the Gospel here. Pray that God will continue to use Abundant Life Fellowship in this outreach, and that He will pour out the finances needed to make future trips fruitful.
Philippines: Steve McKinney
Pastor Steve McKinney is the son of veteran Asia Pacific A/G Missionaries Everett and Evelyn McKinney, and has been an evangelist since 1997. He serves as the Resident Pastor of a new branch of a multi-site Church within the Tabernacle of Faith International organization in Manila. Pastor Steve has been involved with a ministry team which offers counseling to Call Center workers, and through this approach, is able to lead these overwhelmed young people to Christ. he previously held credentials with Harvest Christian Center in Chicago and by the Assemblies of God of Indonesia. he is currently ordained by Tabernacle of Faith International in the Philippines.
Singapore: Everett and Evelyn McKinney (Assemblies of God Foreign Missions)
Veteran missionaries with the Assemblies of God for nearly 45 years, Everett and Evelyn have taught in Bible Colleges around the world, most recently in India, Singapore, Burma and Samoa, encouraging local pastors as they share the Gospel. Their multifaceted and exceptionally versatile ministry has enabled them to enter numerous countries and equip spiritual leaders worldwide.
Africa: David and Nadia Johansen
David and Nadia Johansen have invested many years serving the people of North Africa and the Middle East, acting as lights in great spiritual darkness. The Johansen's work with the Muslim people in these areas, sharing the love of Christ and helping to pioneer churches, with a special emphasis on touching and healing abused women through their "House of Tenderness". Continue to pray for this work that God will keep them safe in a very tumultuous region, and give them a great harvest for the Kingdom.
Orphanage- Latvia: Inga Karnishauska
The Gardene, Latvian orphanage is one of over 300 such facilities in Latvia. It's located 150 miles Northeast of Riga. Inga Karnishauska is our liaison for the Gardene Orphanage, where hundreds of children are being given an opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ, and receive Him as Savior. With the financial support from Abundant Life Fellowship, over 40 children received eye surgery, 16 computers were purchased to teach the children to type and 5 sewing machines were acquired to help them get jobs when they come of age. Abundant Life Fellowship has also provided a variety of clothing donations; which the Latvian children have desperately needed. Along with serving as liaison for the orphanage, Inga preaches in many Latvian churches and translates sermons from Pastors Rick and Dester for distribution to over 30 pastors monthly.
Russia / Latvia: Terrence and Jill Hall (Assemblies of God Foreign Missions)
Since 1993 the Hall's have served on the mission field, primarily in the former Soviet Union, but recently, they have expanded their teaching ministry to such places as Guyana and the Caribbean. They founded the Latvian Bible College Ministry Center and participated in the planting of many churches throughout this country. Their first years as missionaries were valuable in language acquisition, cultural understanding, powerful preaching, biblical teaching, and relationship building amongst the Russian church. Now, the Hall's are once again turning to Latvia, where they have committed to establishing four new churches a year over the next four years. The heart of their ministry is to serve in the hard-to-reach places where many don't want to go, but where the light of Christ is needed nonetheless. Read More