September 15 Bulletin Announcements

Weekly Events:

Westside Bible Study for Men

Meets Tuesdays at 6:30am at the Peachtree Restaurant: 6600 NE Hwy 99.   This group is now studying the New Testament. For information, contact  Bill Wheeler,or Bob Weller.


Eastside Bible Study for Men 

Tuesdays beginning September 10, at 6:15am at Black Bear Diner, 1505 SE 164th Ave. This is an inductive bible study of the Gospel of Mark, led by various members of the group. Contact Dick Petermann for more information.


GIFT Women’s Tuesday Bible Study

Our fall study will begin on September 10! We will meet on Tuesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am in the Chapel. Please join us for “Twelve Women of the Bible.” We will look at spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and how these apply to our lives today. Please  contact Sheri Borrevik with any questions. Childcare is available by reservation through Terry Hurley in church the office.


Wednesday Bible Study for Men

Meets at 9am in the church library. Contact Dave Cram for further information.


Holy Yoga for Men and Women 

Bring yoga into your fall routine with some gentle movement and meditation. Thursdays, through October 24, 5:45-6:45pm, usually in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare is available by reservation—please contact Terry Hurley in the church office. $5-10 suggested donation per session. Questions? Please see the Holy Yoga webpage at


Columbia Adult Choir

If you would like sing in the Adult Choir, you are invited to come to our first rehearsal on Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. We rehearse weekly on Thursdays from 7 – 8:45pm in the Sanctuary.  We welcome  new members! If you have any questions feel free to email or call Jeff Haagenson at the church office.


Learner’s Exchange 

Beginning September 15. One of the best kept secrets here at Columbia is the consistent offering of “The Learner’s Exchange” at 10:30am on Sundays in the Chapel.

  • 9/15 – Anna Lookingbill & Kelly Anderson – on the Corrections Re-entry Program (helping people released from prison re-acclimate to society.)
  • 9/22 – Pam Knepper – on the Free Clinic of Washington.

Wednesday Nights this Fall:

For all Wednesday activities, childcare is available by reservation. Whether you are a leader or a participant, please help us help our childcare staff. Kindly contact Terry Hurley in the office.


Columbia Children’s Choir 

All kids 2nd through 5th grade are welcome to join! We rehearse from 5:00- 5:30 and sing in worship about every 6 weeks.  K2 Live participants bring a sack dinner.  Questions? Call Anna Haagenson.


Wednesday Dinners 

Join others at Columbia for food and fellowship,  Wednesday evenings beginning September 11, from 5:30-6:15 in the Fellowship Hall.  Cost is $5 per adult, $3 per youth/child, $10 max per family.   Gluten free options are available. 


K2 Live 

What’s the POINT? 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders will discover that together!  Invite your friends… this is an adventure that no one should miss!  6:00–8:00, September – May.  Need more information?  Contact Anna Haagenson.


GIFT Lite@Night

Our purpose is to Grow In Faith Together through study, fellowship and friendship.  We will explore the Gospel of Mark. September 18–November 13, 6:30-8:00, in LL6 Questions – contact Rachel Grice. Participant book available for purchase at the first study.



Now through December 11, in the office conference room at 6:30pm.  This is a 13-session program. While it’s ideal to attend all 13 sessions, each week can stand alone.  Cost for the workbook is $20 (scholarships available). For information  contact one of the team members: Mary Lange, Terry Robertson, Fernando Alvarez, or Monica Fryer.



Beginning September 18 – 6:30 – 8:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  As we look at entering a life in Christ for the fall sermon series, we’ll talk about how this affects our relationships at work, being good friends, being in the world; we’ll discuss what the grace of God teaches us about managing our time, money, and family.  Facilitated by Pastor Fitz.


Upcoming Events:


Make and Take Card Gathering 

Katy Graham & Terry Hurley will offer a morning of fellowship and card making on Saturday, September 21, 9am-noon, in the Chapel. Everything you need is supplied. Suggested donation – $5. To reserve a spot at the table, please contact Terry or Katy. Space is limited to 24 stampers.


Spiritual Renewal Conference  

October 25-27.  This year we are privileged to welcome Cherith Fee Nordling. Registration for the conference is now open.  Cost is $21/person; $42 couple/family; $11/student.  This price includes dinner on Friday evening. You may sign up here  or at the table in the Gathering Area.  Pick up a brochure today with all the details.


All Youth Back to School Retreat 

September 27-29 at Camp Tadmor.  Cost is $95 or $115 (with paintball for High Schoolers only). Registration forms can be found in the youth center or downloaded here and are due no later than September 18.


Caring for Ourselves and Others 

October 20, after each service, the Health Ministry Team will offer blood pressure checks, flu shots, and medical information.  Contact Kathie Lasater for more information.



Ways to Serve and Give:

Annual Fall Sale

Volunteer sign-ups will continue each Sunday through September 29.  The sale runs October 3-5.  We are looking for volunteers to help make this the best sale ever. Donations of clean, gently used clothing and serviceable household items can be brought to the lower level of the church on Sunday, September 29, noon – 5pm and Monday, September 30, 8:30-5pm.  Contact Penny Van Ness or Kay Hansen  with questions.


The Media Ministry Team needs You – In addition to special events, volunteers are needed to help with the audio/video system during the 10:30am worship service.  Training is provided.  Contact Frank Brown for details.


Short Term Mission Opportunities:

Would you like to serve medical missionaries by working in a children’s program while the parents gain continuing education credits?  The conference is March 28-April 10, 2020 in Greece.  Contact Rebecca Armerding, for more information.


Clean Water for Haiti vision trip, March 14-21, 2020.  Contact Leslie Rolling,, for more information.