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Hello ACC Members – Here’s What’s Happening:
Wednesday the 5th      
6:00-8:00 pm: Adventurer & Pathfinder Registration
7:00 pm:  Hour of Power tonight

Thursday the 6th      
6:30 pm:  Buena Vista Elementary - Open House

Friday the 31st     
9:00 am:  Buena Vista Elementary - Track & Field
7:37 pm:  Sundown ~ Beginning of Sabbath

Sabbath the 8th       
All Church Potluck
3:00 pm: Sing-a-long at Parkside East Nursing Home
4:30 pm: Full Plate Diet Class
7:35 pm:  Sundown ~ End of Sabbath

Sunday the 9th     
10:00-12:00 pm:  Women’s Ministry Brunch
6:00 pm: Baby Shower for Krystal “Ford” Robbins and daughter Malia

Monday the 10th   
7:00 pm:  Finance Committee Meeting

Tuesday the 11th   - AAA & BV Fair Day
10:00 am – 2:00 pm:  Community Services

Wednesday the 12th   
6:30-8:00 pm: Adventurers & Pathfinders
7:00 pm: Hour of Power

COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER ITEM OF THE MONTH:  September we will be collecting boxed dinners and canned fruit.  Thank you for your help in collecting foods that we can give out to the low income families that come to our Community Service Center.
PATHFINDERS & ADVENTURERS:  We will be having registration for this new year on Wednesday, September 5th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.  Come check out what fun and exciting things that are planned for our Pathfinders (starting age 10) and Adventurers (ages 6-9).
STREET MISSION: We will be doing Street Mission this Friday, September 7th at 4:00 pm.  We’ll meet in the kitchen to make sandwiches and then load our vehicles.  Anyone who is available to help is welcome to join us.
SINGLES EVENT UPDATE:  The event scheduled for September 8th at the Auburn City SDA church has been cancelled.  There was not enough response with interest in coming.  The next event will be the Harvest Party on October 20, please contact Wanda for more information.
BABY SHOWER:  There will be a baby shower for Krystal (Ford) Robbins on Sunday, September 9th, 6:00 pm. We invite you to come help welcome Krystal’s daughter Malia into our church family.
WOMEN’S MINISTRY:  Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 9th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm for a Women’s Ministry Brunch.
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST:  Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 16th at 9:00 am, for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast. 
FULL PLATE DIET CLASS: Our new “Full Plate Diet” class will be starting on September 8, at 4:30 pm.  We still have a few openings for the class but we need to know by this Sabbath if you are interested.  The full program guide is $40.  For more information contact the church office (253) 833-2560.
CONFERENCE WOMEN’S MINISTRY: Women’s & Teen’s Fall Retreat Features Jennifer Jill Schwirzer, author and professional counselor, will help women and teen girls discover how to move hindrances out of the way and realize God’s purpose in their lives.  The Women’s and Teen’s Fall Retreat will be held September 28-30 at Sunset Lake Camp. Take action and register online at www.washingtonconference.org/women or call Marcela Figueroa at (253) 681-6008.
BIGGEST LOSER CLASS:  We are looking at starting a new class this fall but we are looking for a few more people to help run the program.  Without the extra help we will not be able to start up this fall.  Please contact the church office if you are available to help in any way.
SPIRITUAL GIFTS: If you would like to take the Spiritual Gifts assessment online, you can go to the link http://www.churchgrowth.org/analysis/  for this is a free assessment.  We also have the pdf file through            I-Follow Discipleship series that you can print and go through the full spiritual seminar. 

ADVENTURERs’: One of the Adventurers’ favorite activity is the “store!” During the year, Adventurers earn points for various activities such as coming in uniform and being on time.  They can use the points earned to redeem items from the store.   We would like to increase the quality of items in the store so the items they choose have more of a life-changing effect.  You may help by purchasing Bible story books, children’s Bibles, appropriate nature or animal books, or providing crafts that the children can redeem, at the store.   In this way, you can add a great big smile to a child’s face while helping them learn about God’s love through his word or through nature.  Donated items may be given to:  Pastor Berg, Lisa Berg, or Shawna Jones-Marsh.
ELECTRONIC READER BOARD SIGN:  We have an opportunity to reach out to the community without leaving the church.  Someone has generously offered to donate up to $15,ooo to help purchase a new electronic reader board sign for our church.  Every dollar that you contribute will be matched up the first $15,000.  We have had consistent response from the community when we are able to use our portable reader board sign to advertize the different programs that our church offers.  The current sign does not have the ability to give very much information about what we are offering, and is also difficult to change in a timely manner.  The new sign has been researched by a church appointed committee, and you will be seeing a picture of that sign in the near future.  It will replace the existing sign with a lighted electronic message board on a newly designed monument, and will be an attractive addition to our church facility that will give us the ability to interact with the community 24/7.  There will be more information in the coming months.  Let’s take advantage of this opportunity to double our offering dollars. So far we have received $1,713 towards the matching, as of 8/25/12.
DONATIONS FOR DISASTER BOX: We are looking to put our Disaster Boxes together and are in need of the following items to put in them, any help would be very much appreciated.  Thank you for your donations for the A.E.D we have received enough money to purchase one.

Emergency Supplies                                                                                                         
Radio, small AM/FM battery operated weather-band  (2)                                                                            
Caution tape (1 rolls)                                                                                                
Hatchets (2)                                                                                                              
Flashlights (4)                                                                                                                          
Dust masks (1 box)                                                                                                
Plastic Sheeting, 5 ML thickness (2 small rolls)                                    
Medical Supplies
*All medical supplies must be new and unopened.                            
Sterile Water (2.5 gallons)
2-way radios (4)    
Gloves, leather work (8 pair)   
Space blankets (6)
Small scissors (1)
Tweezers (2)
Small tool chest, yellow or red (2)

Money to purchase remaining supplies $________
If you are able to help supply any of these products, please call the Church office so we can keep track of what is still needed.