Church Is a Verb
13-plus Food Relief Sites
At 13-plus food relief sites in western Washington, Adventist volunteers are meeting neighbors’ needs. Auburn City pastors Ofa Langi and Tommy Tamalea’a started promoting their first food sharing date by faith. Each Tuesday God still supplies what they need to share with 2,000 families in two months’ time. Auburn City is also a free COVID-19 host site for 1,105-plus patients.
68 Daily Vodcasts
Kirkland associate pastor Jordan Stephan hosted 68 daily video podcasts on the church’s YouTube channel (one for each book of the Bible plus two special episodes) over 16 weeks. Auburn Academy Church also is hosting RAWTalk, a weekly Facebook podcast with community leader interviews.
Continuing to Worship
Even in a pandemic, weekly worship continues with virtual or in-person services (depending on reopening phase) in 18 languages. As of the end of July, 70 churches offer online services (livestream or video call), 49 churches reopened with safety plans, 25 offer dual services, and four churches host outdoor drive-in services.