Arktoberfest: Halloween carnival
Bring your family and friends to the Arktoberfest carnival here on Halloween night, October 31st! There will be lots of fun for the family. Sanctuary doors will be open from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Come join us for carnival games, a bounce house, petting zoo, cake walk, and costume contest. There will also be burgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water, coffee, hot chocolate, cotton candy, and caramel apples available. Punch cards are just $2 for 23 games, available to purchase at the door. If you have any questions please contact Erin Gahan at 360-757-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Christmas Child volunteers
His Place is the Northwest Washington collection center for all the Operation Christmas Child boxes once again this year and we need your help! From folding shoeboxes to loading the semi-truck with shoebox-filled cartons, there are lots of opportunities for you to serve. Contact Curt Chester (email@example.com or 425-232-3809) for more information about how to get involved or sign up in person on Sunday.
Kids’ Night In coming next month
Calling all kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade! On Friday, November 19th, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm we are having a Kids’ Night in the Ark! Your children will be served dinner and dessert, make amazing Christmas crafts, play some crazy games, and then finish the night off with popcorn and a movie. All this fun for $12, and parents get a night out. Visit the table in the back this Sunday reserve a spot for your kids or to sign up to help. For more information, contact Erin Gahan at 360-757-8961.
Pray for One Another
We are a church that prays for one another! To help with this, a “Pray for One Another” handout is provided each Sunday to report about health situations in our church family. They are now available online too! Click here to view and/or download this week's and previous weeks' handouts.
RightNow Media free subscription
His Place is providing everyone in the church with free access to an extensive new video library called RightNow Media! Like a Netflix of faith-based videos, it has more than 14,000 Bible studies, topical teachings, and children’s shows that you can access anytime on your phone, iPad, computer, or TV. It provides videos for everyone – kids, youth, parents, men, women, married couples, college students, single adults – all aimed at helping you grow and live out your faith.
If you didn’t receive an e-mail invitation, click here to sign up. Check out the outstanding resources at www.rightnowmedia.org.
Office hours: Wednesday - Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Adult services: Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 am in the sanctuary
Live stream: Sundays at 11:00 am at hisplacetv.com and on Facebook
Children's Church: Sundays at 9:00 & 11:00 am in the Ark
Youth group: Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8:00 pm in the Youth House and sanctuary
Spanish service: Saturdays at 7:00 pm in the Ark
Read this week’s bulletin
Want to find out what’s happening this week? Click here to check out this week’s bulletin, along with an archive of past bulletins.
MPG: Men Pursuing God
Men, click here to visit our MPG Facebook page.
Online Membership Manual
The His Place Membership Manual is now available to read, search, browse, or print online. Click here to open a new window with the manual in a friendly, newfangled, electronic form.
Whether you’re new to His Place, plan to become a member, or just want to know more about who we are, what we believe, and why we do what we do, check it out!
His Place phone app
His Place now has a free app for Android phones! Install it, and you’re only a tap away from church information and sermons. You can: Listen to the latest sermon or find more in the audio archive, search through sermon titles and descriptions, view complete sermon transcripts from Pastor Bruce, and see what events are coming, add them to your calendar, get directions, or contact leaders for more information. Just open the Google Play store on your phone and search for “His Place Church” to download and install the app, or click here for the direct link.
His Place podcast and sermon audio
Each week, the Sunday message will be available to podcast subscribers or to listen to here on the website.
In addition, an archive of sermon audio files (currently going back to May 18, 2008) is available. Links to sermon transcripts and direct mp3 file downloads are also available. Click here to find out more about the His Place podcast and to access the sermon audio archive.
Route 66: A Road Trip Through the Bible
We traveled down the historic “Route 66” to cover all 66 books of the Bible in 66 practical, life-applicable messages. Video, audio, sermon transcripts, and reading plans from Pastor Bruce’s series, “Route 66: A Road Trip Through the Bible” are available online. Visit route66bible.com
(The free Adobe Reader is required to view sermon transcripts, and the free Flash Player is required to listen to sermons and view video.)
“Big Picture” mosaic viewer
View the sanctuary’s “Big Picture” online! Click here for a zoom-and-pan version of our mosaic of Jesus, featuring His Place photos from 1999 to 2005. Use the controls at the bottom of the picture to zoom in and out, and to move left, right, up, and down; click and drag the picture to move it any direction. A red rectangle within the thumbnail in the upper left corner shows where you are located in the mosaic.
Where’s the chair?
Video and audio from the series “Jesus’ Greatest Hits” are still available online. Visit wheres-the-chair.com to find links for each Sunday from the series:
- Video introductions
- Sermon transcripts
- Click-to-play sermon audio
Check out the site today! And as a bonus, see if you can find the “hidden” scriptures. (The free Adobe Reader is required to view sermon transcripts, and the free Flash Player is required to listen to sermons and view video.)
Hi, I’m Pastor Bruce.
Welcome to His Place, where the worship is heartfelt, the message is straightforward, and the children are given high priority. And please, just call me Bruce (after all, I don’t refer to you as Plumber Bill).
At His Place we appreciate authenticity, and treasure transparency. We’re real people, in a real world, serving a real God. That means we aim for a balanced mixture of lighthearted self-awareness and thoughtful God-awareness.
Have you ever felt “out of place” when faced with outmoded musical instruments, arcane religious jargon, and inexplicable rituals? I have, too. We’ve replaced those would-be barriers with culturally-relevant music, language, and traditions.
Oh, and visitors are always welcome to investigate our beliefs, patterns, and practices, in the pursuit of truth. So, whether you’re a spiritual seeker or a committed Christian, you’ve come to the right place … a fun place to get serious about God!
Please look around and get to know us … I’ll stay here and greet our next guest. And by the way, I’m glad you stopped by!
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