Jennifer Frymyer hosts the Spring 2022 DCC Pastors Panel. The pastors of DCC meet to discuss the current affairs and future plans of their ministries. Lance Lewis has recently joined the team as Adult Ministries Pastor. He shares what the transition to Sequim has been like, and what his hopes are for 2022. Britt Hemphill, our Pastor of Family Ministries, talks about what's been going on in the children and youth programs, that he oversees. Pastor Tim shares his thoughts on how DCC has handled the last couple years, and how we are doing entering 2022. He also shares his thankfulnes to be able to take his upcoming Sabbatical. You may read a letter from Pastor Tim to the congregation below the video. 
 
 

A Message From Pastor Tim 

Dear Church Family,
 
As many of you know, DCC has long had a program in place to give pastors a Sabbatical break every seventh year of service. This is simply a bit more extended time away for rest and study. It is an incredible gift and one I know all of us pastor deeply appreciate. Amazingly this is my seventh year as Lead Pastor here at DCC. Hard to believe how the time has flown by! The Elders and staff have given Branette & I the green light to take some time away and we are excited for the opportunity. 
 
A few days ago Pastor Lance, Pastor Britt and myself sat down with Jennifer Frymyer to record a discussion about DCC ministry plans while I am away.  I hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out the video linked below. 
 
This Sunday I’ll be talking about the whole concept of rest in the life of a Christian. I suspect many of us struggle to make a rest regular, healthy part of our walk with Jesus. I’m looking forward to thinking about this important topic with all of you. 
 
Hope to see you Sunday!
 
In Him,
Pastor Tim

Grand Ridge

Do the mountains beckon you? With 1000 miles of trail here on the Olympic Peninsula there are many adventures available.

The virtue of the Olympic Peninsula is the variety it offers. We have high mountains, lush forests and wild ocean beaches. The highest mountain, Mount Olympus is under 8000 feet so there is no shortage of oxygen. Most of the trails are dirt pathways so travel is more comfortable than rocky terrains.

We have no threatening wildlife. If respect is shown no animals will threaten you. And there are no poisonous snakes. The worst pests are mosquitoes and deer flies. These are pesky but not dangerous.

An interesting observation I have made is fellow hikers are very friendly once you get beyond a few miles from the nearest road. Distance seems to sort out people.

Distance also gives solitude. I have spent many enjoyable hours hiking. After a week of quiet solitude, the kinks of life seem to straighten out and life become much easier to deal with. God speaks to me more clearly when the world is less demanding. Many of my most happy memories have come from sitting on a log or rock listening to a distant waterfall or enjoying the peace in a mountain meadow. May you find similar rewards in your travels. As John Muir once said, “The mountains are calling and I must go.”

In December 2021, Dungenesss Community Church came together and donated a substantial amount to local and global charities through their Advent Conspiracy initiative. We have been a long term partner with Living Water International. This years gift was a record amount. Watch this video from Julie Hill  of LWI and read her update letter about where these funds are going in the world, to help spread Living Waters to those in need.

A Letter from Julie Hill of Living Water International

Friends at Dungeness, you have supported Living Water International for well over a decade now! And you have learned a lot about what safe water means for communities, for lives, for hope. 

You have seen happy children gathered around a completed well, splashing free flowing water. You have seen the pictures of the new water committees, proud local leaders with heads held high. Finally, they have been trained and empowered to manage and maintain their new water sources. You understand the link between clean water and important lessons of handwashing, latrine construction and usage. You know that the gospel can really take root and small churches can grow when their pastor has been empowered to meet physical needs so that the people believe when he tells them that this clean water is The Living Water. They really will never thirst again (John 4). 

You have heard and known and today I want to share a new story with you. We know that water changes everything, water affects everything. Lack of water affects everything. 

The depths of suffering without safe water are many and complex. To that end, I want to tell you the story about the Namoni Health Center, in our WASH (Water Access Sanitation Hygiene) Program Area (WPA) in Uganda. Namoni is a peninsula extended from Lake Victoria by a long stretch of road and roadside homes. Living Water Uganda began its work in this area in 2019. 

We recently brought five candidates before the congregation to be affirmed as new elders. All 5 of the nominated candidates were affirmed. Ric Yorke, Brian Omann, Phil Langston, Bob Torres and Forrest Miller officially joined the board this week. Please join us in welcoming these new elders!20220317 Elders small

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For a number of years, Dungeness Community Church has partnered with Living Water International to connect the world with life giving water. Martin Murray has been a key figure in this relationship. Martin is in the process of assembling a team to participate in the North Olympic Discovery Marathon to be held on June 4 & 5, 2022.  

All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome

Team members can run or walk the full marathon, the half marathon, a 10K or a 5K event. This can be an individual, a relay team or it can be done "virtually" at any time in 2022.  It is preferred, however, that we do the race live rather than a virtual event. Team Living Water at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon in 2018

The kids' race is Saturday, June 4. The adult events are on Sunday, June 5. The full marathon starts East of Sequim at the Seven Cedars Casino in Blyn. It ends at the pier in downtown Port Angeles. 

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To join Team Living Water, contact Martin Murray or contact the church office at Dungeness Community Church.  

Purpose of the Team

The purpose of Team Living Water is to:

  1. Raise awareness of the world water crisis and what LWI is doing about it
  2. Raise funds for water projects
  3. Create community and have fun in the process.

On week 2 of our Series "Unexpected: When God Changess Our Plans," Pastor Tim asked DCC Elder George Crabb to share how we can see Jesus in the Life of Joseph. Watch and read George's insights into how the life of Joseph shows us a picture of Jesus.  



Why did God do This?

Because God purposefully wanted us to see His plan through the life of Joseph who was a portrait of the greater than Joseph, God the Son, Jesus. 

The Love & Respect Series is starting at 9am on February 6th in the Chapel at Dungeness Community Church in Sequim.  Feel free to stop in at any point in the series, and stick around afterward for our Sunday Morning Service at 10am. Workbooks will be provided free of charge, so please click here to register.

Created by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love & Respect focuses on insights and advice to help couples solve conflict biblically and refresh their marriage relationship. If you are married, or plan on getting married, please join this powerful series. Below are two married couples talking about how the Love & Respect Series changed their marriage. 

Dungeness Community Church has unlimited access to RightNow Media. Think of it as a church friendly version of Amazon Prime or Netflix, that you can access from your television at home, or mobile device when on the go.

Content For The Whole Family

Parents love having safe access to movies, bible studies and kids programs for their children. Adults love having access to the world’s largest streaming library of video Bible study resources (it’s been called the “Netflix of video Bible studies”).

This extensive library has more than 20,000 videos from leaders like Francis Chan, Jennie Allen, Matt Chandler, Dr. Tony Evans, and many more. These Bible study videos can be used as part of a group study or for personal devotions, and many series include free discussion guides and handouts.

Contact the church office or text "DCCHURCH" to 49775 to get started. Click here for contact info

A Wide Range of Subjects

Our church believes that RightNow Media is a tool that can help you live out your faith in every area of your life—at home, at work, and in your community. In addition to series on books of the Bible, RightNow Media has videos for everyone in your family on a variety of topics like marriage, parenting, personal finances, mental health, and more. There’s even a library just for kids with over 2,000 safe, entertaining videos.

RightNow Media has a free app that’s available on all major streaming devices so you and your family can access content anywhere, anytime.

Sign Up Today

To get started, simply contact the church office or text "DCCHURCH" to 49775. You will receive a link to create your free account, and start browsing more than 20,000 inspiring videos. We pray that RightNow Media will be a blessing to you and your family.

Advent Conspiracy 2021 Totals

Our final totals have come in for DCC's Advent Conspiracy Initiative in 2021.

Our five local community groups (who are featured farther down in this article) received a total of $25,000. Living Water International received $50,000, which will go toward at least three known wells. In additon, a donor in Texas asked Living Water International to match their own giving with a church and DCC was selected. So an addiional so $40,000 will go toward building wells. So that's $75,000 plus $40,000 which equals a total of $115,000 for Advent Conspiracy this year. Isn't that amazing!

Psalm 115:1 says "Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory,  for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!" 

Thank you to each one of you that were participants. We ask God to go ahead and mobilize these acts of faithfulnees for His glory. Amen 

The following is a list of our global and local community partners for Advent Conspiracy 2021.

Living Water International & Dungeness Community Church

Living Water International & Dungeness Commnity Church have teamed up to help the people of Parcelamiento El Socorro in Guatemala. The following is a report provided by Living Water International. 

Click here to Donate to Living Water Internation for this years Advent Conspiracy

About The Community

DCC 21 Guat pumping clean water

The 350 residents of Parcelamiento El Socorro suffered from the water crisis every day. They relied upon hand-dug wells and the local river for all of their needs. Because most of the men in the community worked during the day, the women and children were the ones primarily responsible for collecting the households' water and using it for chores. The fact that they were constantly worried about the amount of water available made their chores all the more burdensome. The water levels in both the wells and the river dwindled. Sometimes there was not enough.

The community members conserved as much water as they could for drinking and cooking. Sometimes, this meant foregoing hygiene and other household uses. Still, even after rationing their water strictly, they were often overcome with thirst. The thirst was not the residents' only concern, however. Because the water in the springs and river were exposed to the elements, it was full of surface contagions. After drinking or using the water, community members often suffered from water-related illnesses. The water also contained pesticides that had insidious, long- term effects on the community members' bodies. The only way to avoid these maladies was to avoid the water that was essential to life. It was a tragic dilemma. The community members knew that something needed to change.

 
Dear Church Family,

As we move into Fall there are several changes happening within our staff. I sat down with everyone a few days ago to discuss and want to share that conversation with you. I hope you’ll take 15 minutes to hear what is going on.
 

In July of 2021, David Piper travelled to Guatemala to help distribute wheelchairs with DCC Global Partner, Bethel Ministries International. David sat down for an interview with Britt Hemphill, who is the Family Ministries Pastor for DCC as well as the chair for DCC's Global Outreach Committee. Watch that video here, along with excerpts from David's personal blog about the trip. 

If you would like to learn more about the Global Outreach Committee at DCC, reach out to Britt Hemphill. He can include you in our DCC on Mission newsletter. 

 

Honoring The Legacy & Testimony of Ted Sires

"Do you have any role models? Men or women who have had a significant impact on your life because of the way they've lived? Ted Sires is one of those men for me. Today I'm the pastor of Dungeness Community Church, but this church is here because Ted Sires and his wife Sandy, and a few other couples, over 40 years ag, decided that they wanted to start a church. But, Ted didn't just want to start a church. Ted wanted to follow Jesus. And he followed jesus well. And when Ted passed away at almost age 90 he left behind a rich legacy in his own family, his children, his grandchildren, and also in the life of this Church and this community. It was an unusual memorial service because Ted actually preached his own sermon. He had recorded it ahead of time, and it is a powerful testimony of his faith in God, and of God's faithfulness in Ted's life. We'd like to share that message with you now. Here's Ted."  - Pastor Tim

madisonFallsAs a part of Advent Conspiracy in late 2020, the Community Engagement Team at Dungeness Community Church was blessed to support Clallam Mosaic, a local non-profit that benefits individuals with special needs in our community. The following article, explains the history and the heart of Clallam Mosaic, from their humble roots in 1998 to their work in 2020 to help their community in the midst of a pandemic. 

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Clallam Mosaic – 22 Years of Service

In 1998, four families came together in a living room wondering what would happen to their child when he/she graduated from high school. All of these parents had one thing in common; their child was a student with special needs. As they looked around the community at adults with special needs, they saw a bleak future. Their children seemed destined to sit at home with no activities to engage in other than watching TV. They were worried that their children would lose all of the hard-fought learning they had acquired through their school years. The future was scary!

Summer Sunday Schedule and June Prayer Gathering

This Summer, starting June 6th, we're changing from two Sunday services to just one Sunday morning service at 10am. 

Also we are having an all-church prayer night on Sunday June 13th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. This will include some worship music and be a great opportunity for us to gather together as a congregation and pray. 

Watch the above video from Pastor Tim to learn more. 

PNW Christian Surfers Crescent Beach Surf Boards and RV Park

Join Us at The Beach!

Spring is here and the warm sun of summer is right around the corner. Just last Saturday I was surfing out at Crescent beach, and it was almost 75 degrees as the sun was sparkling on the turquoise, glassy, clear and cold water. The waves measured about chest high, and the swell was pumping with left and right-hand peelers going all the way to the beach.

Family Friendly Atmosphere at Crescent Beach

The PNW Christian Surfers are getting excited about what God has in store this Summer. Bruce, Blake and the rest of the ministry have been planning some special events for this summer. You may be able to meet us out at Crescent Beach in our RV Park camp site, for a day of surfing, great live music, sharing, and some great food and fellowship. We are also offering surfing classes for individuals and groups. Crescent beach is awesomely beautiful with views of the snow-capped mountains, a white sand beach, and sometimes seals and whales playing right off the surf. Crescent Beach and RV Park has great facilities with real restrooms, showers and Is family friendly. 

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Mothers Day Project for Obria Pregancy Resource Center - 2021

Mother's Day is just around the corner, on May 9th. As a staff we were discussing what to do this Mother's Day, as a congregation. Sometimes we do things specifically to recognize moms but not everybody is a mom, so we thought we would come up with a way that all of us could honor our moms, and bless some other moms, along with some important women in our lives.

We are taking a special offering this Mother's Day season as a tribute to honor motherhood. We're going to use that as a gift to Obria Pregnancy Medical Resource Center. Obria is right here in Sequim and they help moms, many who are going through a difficult time in their pregnancy.

So, if you donate to help with Obria, we're going to give you a flower and you can present that flower to a special lady of your choice. So, be planning ahead for mother's day and a special offering. For those of you who are joining us online and want to participate in this CLICK THIS LINK

IMG 1763Recently a team of 9 people from Dungeness Community Church -- equipped with chainsaws, gardening tools and cleaning supplies -- visited Shohrat and Maya of Gospel Wave Media near Gig Harbor for a day of clean up and relationship building. We cut down a dead tree, hauled away the wood, cleaned out flower beds, scrubbed windows and then sat down to a traditional lunch of delicious grilled meats, fresh salads, yogurts and lentil soup. Everyone had a good time, including the children and the dogs!