A huge new change with fresh vision, goals, name, décor, website, format, etc, etc, launched last month!  RIVER is the new name of the Wednesday night youth gatherings! 

Here’s why we are excited about this:  it presents an exciting two-fold picture.

Read more: RIVER: Wednesday Nights Have A Fresh Vision And A New Name

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.

Read more: Evidence for the Resurrection

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.

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“Being a Christian since I was only eight, I had no idea that the world was so hostile towards those who pledged faith in Christ. I also had no idea that so many people believed in evolution and called themselves ‘atheist’. When I entered high school, I was challenged everyday in every way imaginable.

Read more: Creation Ministries International - Teased No More!

There you are sitting in worship or Bible study. Your child, or toddler, is restless. Perhaps they’re even a little boisterous. You try to silence them, and nothing. You try to pacify them with food or toys, and nothing. Eventually, you resort to the last thing you wanted to do: you pick them up, and before a watching audience, you make the march out of the auditorium. All the while, you’re a little embarrassed. Maybe you’re a little frustrated too. You might even think to yourself, “There’s no point in coming to church. I get nothing out of it because I have to constantly care for my kid.”

I want you — you mothers and/or fathers — to know just how encouraging you are to so many.

Read more: To You Who Bring Small Children to Church

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The way you look at everything is about to change!
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Are you banking everything on evolution? Do you find that many of your life assumptions and decisions are built on the foundation of evolution as scientific fact?  Prepare to take a powerful second-look that may just change everything about how you have viewed life and the world around you.



We are delighted in having Eric Barger as a guest speaker on Sunday, January 5th at our 8:30 & 11:00AM Services. Also Make Sure to hear him speak on "Understanding the Postmodern Playbook" During our Sunday School Hour at 10:00AM

Read more: Eric Barger Speaking Jan 5th

There is a new option for filtering of DVD Movie content. In addition to ClearPlay, a new option is available for families that is completely customizable. It is called "enJoy".

Read more: Another Movie Filtering Option For Parents

With excitement and all glory to God, we dedicated the new building addition for God's use on Sunday, May 13th, 2012! Construction is completed! The building expansion Phase One and provided increased foyer/fellowship space, a larger kitchen, upper offices, additional restrooms and storage space! Atonement has a commitment to build debt-free. Praise God, He has provided for this huge undertaking! Come see what God is doing here at Atonement!
Child Evangelism Fellowship's Tel-A-Story ministry for the State of Washington is up and running! Children can call a toll free number 1-888-878-8660 and listen to a Bible story twenty-four hours a day! The story changes daily!

Read more: Childrens Story Phone Line is Up!

 

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast:

These breakfasts are great times for men to fellowship around an informal breakfast. After breakfast, a devotion is shared and discussed. These breakfasts happen the first and third Saturday of every month at 8-9:30am.

Read more: Men's Ministry

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