Another Couples Retreat is in the books and all were encouraged by this special time at Cedar Springs as they studied What Did You Expect? by Paul Tripp. Please note that Atonement will be offering an opportunity for all couples to study this material on Wednesdays in May.
What an incredible gift life is! We believe God is the author and giver of life from every stage from conception to natural death. We encourage the support of a local ministry called Living Hope! This is an active ministry with the mission to be a visible presence in our community that offers "Living Hope" to parents and their children, by meeting their spiritual, physical, and relational need through the body of Christ. Because so many are without hope when they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, their goal is to have a presence to offer "Living Hope" every hour that Everett Planned Parenthood is open. You can help make this possible by signing up on their website at www.livinghope.me
Our youth ministry, River, has been involved in working together with other Arlington youth ministries. The collaborative event planning team has been named Arlington Student Ministries with the mission of reaching youth in Arlington with the Good News centered on the unity of the four G's (God, God's Son, God's Word, The Gospel). ASM has organized events such as Dare 2 Share LIVE, My Story 2017, Cinco De Mayo Dodgeball, Share The Love Race, Worship Night AHS, and more.
On February 21st, 2016 we our congregation joined with an estimated 1.1 million believers in 5,400 churches across 100 countries in numerous languages to sing the song Facing a Task Unfinished. The song urges the church to reach the world with the unfinished task of the Good News. The above video is a collage of a few of the churches from around the world. Read more for the story behind the song.
Dare 2 Share LIVE was amazing! Thousands of youth across the nation joining in a live event all about sharing the Good News of God's love. River joined the movement with several youth ministries for our own local event hosted by Jake's House Church. Many gospel conversations took place around our city and almost 500 lbs of can food was collected for our local food bank! Read more at Dare2sharelive.org!
Featured Article written by Greg Stier from Dare2Share: I just came from a Bible study full of leaders from around the Denver area. This gathering was not organized through a local church but through a Christian business leader. It was a great time of fellowship, learning and conversation.
The participants around the large conference table had an open and very robust discussion about the role of "going to church" in the life of a Christian. The consensus seemed to be building toward a "we don't need a church, we are the church" kind of mentality.