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Don't miss the Church Family Picnic & Softball on June 7th! Plan for things to get underway around 1pm at Church Creek Park in Stanwood after the Second Service. The picnic also marks the beginning of the new summer classes! Starting June 7th, we will continue to have the 9:45 time slot between the 8:30 and 11:00 services, but begin the Know What You Believe series and the What's In The Bible kids series during that time. The Know What You Believe series is not only a great opportunity to become more grounded in your faith, but also a way to know where the congregation stands if you are looking into becoming a member.
Kids! You won't want to miss Kids Bible Day Camp this summer at Atonement! It's a solid week of awesome stories from the Bible, as well as crafts, games, snacks, songs and more!
This fun week will be July 20th-24th! We get started everyday at 9:00am and wrap up at 11:30am! This year's theme is Camp Kilimanjaro! It's going to be lots of fun to have the songs, games, crafts and decorations revolve around that!
Parents, register your kids today for this exciting and educational week using the form below (click "Read More"). If you have questions, call the church office at 360.435.9191!
"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." - 1 Peter 3:15
"Why should I trust the Bible?" "Was Jesus really God?" "Why don't you believe in evolution?"
Have you ever been asked a question like that? It can be tough to "always be ready to give a defense" of our faith, but being prepared to answer tough questions like these has never been more important.
Atonement will be hosting a one-day Basic Creation Training Course on July 25, designed to prepare Christians to speak about and defend the biblical account of creation with confidence and be better equipped to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The course is sponsored by Creation Training Initiative, and the presenter will be Mike Riddle. Mike is an international speaker and teacher on biblical creation and apologetics. He has been teaching creation for over 30 years, and is an adjunct speaker for Answers in Genesis. CTI is a biblically-based education and apologetics ministry dedicated to equipping and training Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively.
Topics covered in the course include:
Click "Read More" to see the course outline and find out how to register!
Evidence for the Resurrection - by Josh McDowell
For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers have assaulted Christianity as being irrational, superstitious and absurd. Many have chosen simply to ignore the central issue of the resurrection. Others have tried to explain it away through various theories. But the historical evidence just can't be discounted.
A student at the University of Uruguay said to me. "Professor McDowell, why can't you refute Christianity?"
"For a very simple reason," I answered. "I am not able to explain away an event in history--the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
How can we explain the empty tomb? Can it possibly be accounted for by any natural cause?
A QUESTION OF HISTORY
After more than 700 hours of studying this subject, I have come to the conclusion that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is either one of the most wicked, vicious, heartless hoaxes ever foisted on the minds of human beings--or it is the most remarkable fact of history.
Here are some of the facts relevant to the resurrection: Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish prophet who claimed to be the Christ prophesied in the Jewish Scriptures, was arrested, was judged a political criminal, and was crucified. Three days after His death and burial, some women who went to His tomb found the body gone. In subsequent weeks, His disciples claimed that God had raised Him from the dead and that He appeared to them various times before ascending into heaven.
From that foundation, Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire and has continued to exert great influence down through the centuries.
Small group bible study is a great opportunity to grow in your faith and connect with other brothers and sisters in Christ! For our current life of bible studies or growth opportunities in your area, contact Pastor Long.
It's a great year to be a Seahawks fan
But what drives them? If you are a Seahawks fan check out this video of some of the players and staff sharing their Christian testimonies... Even if you are not a fan check it out! It's awesome!