Men and Young Men, Fathers and Sons: Sign up for two upcoming events if you haven’t done so yet: (1) Courageous Breakfast, Saturday, June 4, 8am; and (2) Husbands, Fathers, Sons appreciation dinner, Saturday, June 11, 6pm. The Courageous Breakfast is a special breakfast event for fathers and sons with sneak previews and special encouragement from the new movie coming this September called "Courageous". The dinner the following weekend is a special event put on by the Women's Ministry to honor and encourage the men among us. Don't miss either of these special opportunities!
A powerful movie opened a few weeks ago and these next few days may be your last chance to support it in the theaters! It is called Courageous! Get ready to see a powerful film! It is excellently written and delivered, a film that challenges Christians fulfill the responsibilities God has given them and rise to the challenge! This is one to bring all your friends and family to! Produced by Sherwood Baptist Church, who also produced Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Flywheel, it is their best yet! Don't miss the powerful impact of this special presentation!
The couples at our recent annual couples’ retreat were tremendously blessed and encouraged through the materials used – the newly released video conference by Family Life Ministries entitled The Art of Marriage. All are so enthusiastic about the material and convinced of the blessing that it can be to others that we made special plans to set up a Friday evening and Saturday just at the church when we can have another conference for as many couples as possible, both from inside and outside the church.
May 20 and 21 has been identified as the weekend for this! We have begun taking registrations for this weekend from interested couples – both married and engaged. A $40 registration fee will enable us to cover the books, plus some food.
Don't miss it!
Don't miss this year's March For Life at our State Capitol, Olympia, on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011! It is a peaceful way to take a stand for the value of life at every stage!
Did you know...
• Washington State spends more than $7 million a year aborting it’s youngest citizens.
• In Washington, a 14 year-old cannot go to an R rated movie, get a tattoo, go to a sun bed, or get hear ears pierced without her parent’s permission. However, she can get an abortion without her parent’s awareness.
• The abortion industry in Washington is attempting to pass legislation to severely restrict the ability of pro-life pregnancy resource centers to exist. This is despite the fact that pregnancy resource centers receive no tax dollars and provide more than $15 million in free services to their communities every year.
• Last year, Planned Parenthood received $363 million in revenue from government grants and contracts nationwide.
• Between 2008 and 2010, Planned Parenthood and NARAL's (National Abortion Rights Action League) political action committies spent $1,263,554 electing candidates in Washington state.
• The Governor’s budget proposes to eliminate General Assistance Unemployable, a program that provides funds for the mentally and physically handicapped, but includes funds for Take Charge that provides millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood through contraceptives purchased with tax dollars.
Last year we made a goal to bring down the largest group ever from our church. It was awesome that there were over 50 in our group and not only was that the largest group that ever participated from our church for the March for Life but also the largest group in history in Washington State. They're guessing between 7,000-8,000 people flooded the steps and spilled on the street and the grass! Awesome! Let's make it even bigger this year!! Consider it a field trip to the State Capital on Tuesday, January 18th! Take a stand and make your voice heard for LIFE! We will be taking vans down and leaving at 8am.
Proverbs 24:11-12 says, "Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, 'Surely we did not know this,' Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?" The march is at noon. Maybe your whole family can come down! Plan ahead for this important day to stand for life!