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Gig Harbor Lives by God's Grace

Gig Harbor Adventist Fellowship (GHAF) began in 2009, sponsored by North Hill Adventist Fellowship in Edgewood. Since then, GHAF has been growing and maturing while pursuing its mission of “living God’s grace by knowing Him, building community and sharing His love.”

Each Sabbath, 65–75 members meet at the Gig Harbor Nazarene Church for worship, study and fellowship. Since GHAF’s inception there have been 10 baptisms and seven professions of faith. Several inactive members are returning to church. Also, several families in the community are in regular attendance and consider GHAF their church home.

In December 2014, in recognition of this growth and development, Washington Conference granted company status to GHAF.

"We welcome the Gig Harbor Company into the sisterhood of churches," says Doug Bing, Washington Conference vice president for administration. "We are happy they have taken this next step in church life. We are confident of God's blessings as they continue to serve Him in Gig Harbor."

Community outreach remains central for GHAF, with activities such as regular volunteering at Tacoma Rescue Mission, youth food drive/food bank support, volunteering at the city’s Gig Maritime Festival, and supporting and participating in mission trips to Cambodia and Mexico this spring.

GHAF members also enjoy many fellowship opportunities such as small groups, Friday Fellowship, walks and hikes, church game nights, campouts, and an annual “Lake Church.”

“We are blessed with opportunities to reach the Gig Harbor community and people looking for a church home," says Ron Schoepflin, leadership council chair. "We look forward to what God has in store as we serve Him in Gig Harbor."

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Featured in: April 2015