Speaking Schedule:

August:
15th: Randy Salt
22nd: Melissa Baskett
29th: Joy Curtis

Happening This Week

Hospitality Training has been canceled for the rest of September and will be rescheduled after the holidays. Stay tuned for more details.
Dear Friends

I am happy to invite you to be aware that a new SS cell group has started.. I will be working with Mark Everett and others to coordinate this Bible study / fellowship group.

In 14 weeks we’ll cover some basic truths which bind the Seventh-day Adventist Family together. Our textbook will be the Bible supported by the classic work by Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy.

Please see me or Mark Everett with the list of topics. You can also email Shawn Latham at atstar65@me.com for a digital PDF version.

If you want to review some delightful truths, or you would like to bring someone who is inquisitive about what Seventh-day Adventists believe, this may be just what you are looking for.

Warmly,
Pastor John

Cup of Fellowship is back! Please see Melissa to sign up or for any questions.
The Auburn ABC bookmobile will be making its first fall visit to us on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2:00 – 2:45 pm. Special orders can be placed by calling 888.492.2522 or emailing to: Info@auburnabc.com. New Feature this fall – with the purchase of food, customers will receive “book bucks” which relates to a credit toward the purchase of any book(s) on the bookmobile

“Ladies Fellowship” Ladies Fellowship has moved its location to Anna Marie’s Bakery & Cafe, 919 W. Division Street in Mt. Vernon. every Tuesday at 7:00am. Join us for fellowship and discussion.
Wednesday Prayer Meetings at 6:00 pm: Please contact Mark for the location information at 360-840-7457. Come join our family for our weekly prayer time. The church that prays together, stays together!
All men are invited to meet at 7:00 AM each Thursday for Band of Brothers @ Billy’s Cafe in Burlington, 316 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233.
Love & Laundry – Our Love & Laundry project continues to thrive providing laundry services almost daily at the Friendship House. If you have any questions or are able to help, please contact Kadeem, Friendship House Volunteer Coordinator, (813) 412-8127 or Arlene (360) 840-3749.
FaceBook Page: We post sermon and service information, church events and more. https://www.facebook.com/mountvernonsda
Mailboxes: Please remember to check your box every time you come to church. Each week your bulletin will be in your mail box. Please let Darci know if you need a mailbox.

Other Church Announcements

Our next Church Picnic will be held September 22 immediately following worship service. Weather permitting, this potluck picnic will be held at Hillcrest Park, 1717 S 13th Street in Mt Vernon. If weather is not favorable, we will just have our fellowship meal here at the Church. Either way, we hope you can join us!
Ladies: the one-day women’s retreat on September 22 will be held at Ann’s home, 1103 278th Street NE in Arlington (not the Vaux Retreat Center) from 10:00am to 3:00pm. We’ll have a light breakfast, study, and lunch. It’s going to be fun, so we’ll see you there! we need to know if you can come so that we can plan accordingly. If you haven’t already let us know that you will be joining us, please do so by signing the sign-up sheet in the foyer this Sabbath, or you can contact Darci (360.416.0443), Rochelle (360.708.6735), or Ann (425.280.7212) to get signed up or if you have any questions.
Mental Health First Aid training on Friday, September 28; 8:00am-5:00pm. $25/pp (lunch included). Contact Darci FMI or to register.
Mark your calendars for our Annual Pie Contest on October 13! and our Christmas Brunch on December 8! Please see Melissa to volunteer or if you have any questions.
Calling all Grandmothers: We will be having a dinner for all of our grandmothers on November 5 in the Fireside Room. Stay tuned for more details
The greeter ministry schedule for September is as follows: Sept 15th Shelia Dodd, Sept 22nd Bob Walton and Shawn Latham, Sept 29th Bob Walton and Shelia Dodd. Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions.
The Deacon and Deaconess ministry schedule for September is as follows: Sept 15th Shelia Dodd Sept 22nd Bob Walton and Melissa Baskett, Sept 29th Bob Walton and Shelia Dodd Please contact Melissa Baskett if you have any questions.
Please let Darci Guise know if someone needs visitation at home or in the hospital. Also let her know if you want a mailbox at the Church to receive the weekly bulletins and other information. To contact Darci please call 360-416-0443 or email her at office@mountvernonsda.com
If you would like to learn more about Jesus Off the Street please contact Ann @ 425-280-7212.

Upcoming Events

Sept 16th ABC Bookmobile
Sept 22nd Church Picnic/fellowship meal
Sept 22nd Ladies Retreat
Sept 28th Mental Health First Aid Training
Oct 13th Annual Pie Contest
Nov 5th Grandmother’s Dinner
Dec 8th Christmas Brunch

Community Announcements

Women’s Fall Retreat Canceled From Jodi Iwankiw :: We hear you! September 28-30 isn’t a good weekend for Women’s Fall Retreat and we unfortunately must cancel. We’re prayerfully considering the right date for next year and look forward to seeing you at Women’s Spring Day in April and our fall retreat next year. If you have ideas or suggestions to share for next year, please send me a message at washingtonconference.org/women!
Addiction Symposium. Wednesday, September 26, 3:30pm-8:00pm. Swinomish Casino and Lodge. $10/pp if registered by August 31; then $20/pp (includes dinner). Register at my360tix.com/events/solution-to-addictions.
Sept 28-30 :: Adventurer Family Campout

Bring the family for an exciting weekend at Adventurer Family Campout at Sunset Lake Camp on September 28-30! Whether your child is a part of an Adventurer Club or not, all are welcome to join the activities:

  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
  • Biking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip lining ($10 extra)
  • 3 Adventurer awards classes!

To register, visit the Pathfinders & Adventurers webpage and register online or print the registration form! For questions, email Angela Pierce.

Out and About: The Washington Conference has a new weekly newsletter called “Out and About” To view it or to subscribe to the newsletter please visit http://www.washingtonconference.org/
Navigating The Skagit Volunteer Center Website

www.skagitvolunteercenter.org

The Skagit Volunteer Center Website is a great way to respond to the needs of our community. The first step is to create an account, personalize it to what interests you. This flyer will help you get started! It is fast and easy. After you set up your user account, you are free to roam the site and respond to the needs of the community.

Community Action of Skagit County
Ongoing | Skagit County

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes Skagit County a better place to live. They care about the entire community, and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Skagit Food Distribution Center
Volunteers are needed to help increase nutrition and food security for residents of Skagit County. The Skagit Food Distribution Center serves as a food hub for 14 local food banks.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Food Delivery Driver
  • Office Assistant
  • Warehouse Assistant
  • Volunteer Services Program

For more information about volunteering contact Tracy at tracym@communityactionskagit.org or 360 588-5753.

Volunteer Services Program
Community Action’s Volunteer Services program supports safe and independent living for elderly and disabled adults in Skagit County. They need volunteers to help out in a variety of different roles:

  • Handyman
  • Housekeeping
  • Moving
  • Transportation
  • Wood provision- splitting & stacking wood
  • Yardwork

For more information about volunteering contact Robert at robertm@communityactionskagit.org

Skagit Valley Family Radio KTFJ 104.7 FM
Encourage others to listen on air or online. Keep the station in your prayers as they begin producing local programming. Listen for the Health Minute with Dr. Barry Bacon, Dinner with the Doctor, and an upcoming preparedness seminar. Remember, podcasts are always available. www.radiooflife.org.
Help Seniors & Adults with Disabilities Remain in their Homes
Ongoing | Various locations in Skagit County
Community Action’s Volunteer services program recruits and coordinates community volunteers to provide direct services for elderly and disabled adults.

Among the services we provide are housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation, yard work, transportation, moving assistance, firewood stacking in the winter, minor home repair, and more as we strive to help clients remain living independently in their own homes.

Right now they have a big need for volunteers to help out with, driving seniors to appointments, housework, moving, and small home repairs.

For more information visit: www.skagitvolunteercenter.org.

Friday Night Sundown: 7:25 PM
Sabbath Evening Sundown 7:23 PM