202200622 ChristianCyclingSequimSequim is a home and destination for a wide variety of cyclists — from the weekend hobbyist to race and/or expedition minded enthusiasts. Recently a chapter of ChrstianCycling has opened up in the area! Read on to learn more about this ministry and cycling in Sequim. 

Sequim Offers a Perfect Location for Cyclists

The Reason Sequim has welcomed so many cyclists has to do with its relatively dry climate, along its diversity in cycling opportunities. A big draw for the community is the Olympic Discovery Trail, which offers 130 miles of paved riding, with views of the Olympic Mountains, the Straight of Juan de Fuca and the many farms, streams and forests along the trail. Beyond the Olympic Discovery trail, are the relatively flat roads of the Dungeness River Valley, and the backcountry logging roads, which offer picturesque landscapes for. 

ChristianCycling in Sequim Washington

ChristianCycling is an international ministry that exists "to share Christ and celebrate cycling through riding, service and fellowship. Bryan Nelson is the current Director of ChristianCycling in Washington State. Being a resident of Sequim, and member of Dungeness Community Church, he has naturally created a local “Spoke,” which is benefiting the local community. 

A Word from the Washington State ChristianCycling Director - Bryan Nelson

“I have been associated with ChristianCycling.org (formerly InternatIonal Christian Cycling Club) for over 35 years as a Category 3 racer with USA Cycling (formerly USCF-US Cycling Federation) racing both locally and nationally mostly in California and Washington and Utah. I just recently became involved as Director of WA state for ChristianCycling.

The Sequim Spoke's primary focus is to be an outreach to the state, sharing the Gospel, and serving cyclists, their families and friends who may never, otherwise, put their foot through the door of a local church. Secondary mission is to be a discipling ministry through fellowship with other Christians.

All of our bike donations we receive are repaired and donated to the homeless, or financially strapped families / individuals. All money donations go to our general fund which is used to buy bicycle parts or put on cycling events.”

 - Bryan Nelson - Director of ChristianCycling Washington State

Click to Learn more about ChristianCycling

Building Local Awareness of ChristianCycling

The Sequim Spoke of ChristianCycling is looking forward to just become more visible in the cycling community by pitching our canopy at certain organized riding events already on the calendar such as Tour de Lavender (Aug 6) and Hurricane Ridge ride (Aug 7).  There are many large cycling clubs on the Peninsula that we ride with to advance the message of the Gospel.  We also organize a local monthly or semi-monthly Saturday ride.

Interested in other ways to get out and enjoy the Peninsula?
Click for a List of Hiking Trails on the Olympic Peninsula

Bike TuneUp Project

Bikes, like cars, need tuneups. More often than not folks let their bikes go a long ways before getting a proper tuneup. One of the ways we build relationships and provide value is to offer complimentary tuneups throughout the year. 

We offer tuneups downtown at Sequim City Hall on Thursdays, and are beginning to offer tuneups in surrounding communities. Early this Summer we did a tuneup/repair event at DCC. We are planning to follow this up up with another Sequim tuneup event in August or September.

Join Us on The Trail!

If you are interested in going on a ride, making a donation or getting further involved with ChristianCycling, call the church office during business hours, or send us a message.

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.”

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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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.

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Hello Ladies! I am Marie Meyers, one of the leaders of Women’s Bible Studies here at Dungeness Community Church, in Sequim, WA. We are here to help you connect with each other whether in person or via zoom, and to help us all grow in our relationship with our Triune God. We welcome you to join us in our amazing Bible study adventure!

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Hello, my name is Greg Hustad and I teach a group at DCC called the Wordsmiths. Wordsmiths started at Dungeness Community Church in Sequim many years before my wife Sue and I ever became a part of the group and was given the name Wordsmiths because, as one of our long time members Janet Moore told me, “we search the scriptures and rely on them for truth to live by in everyday life with Christ.”

The Wordsmiths meet during the day, every Wednesday morning, 10:00 am – noon in the DCC Chapel.

At some point in our life we will all experience loss through the death of a loved one, friend, or someone we’ve known. But there are different kinds of losses, I think we’ve been a witness to that with the covid-19 virus. How could this happen so fast?

In the process of focusing on the deaths from this virus, I started having a conversation with God. How can we as followers of Jesus bring some hope to all the different people who are feeling the loss of joy, loss of hope, loss of jobs, and loss of life as we have known it here in America. 

Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! The fresh leaves of Spring are becoming discolored and dry. Cold sneaks in with the morning air. The sun bids goodnight to the moon a little earlier each evening. And Summer has started its migration to the other side of our planet. 

You might not think of the Pacific Northwest as being home to a surf community, but it is! The Pacific NW Christian Surfers started gathering over their love for Surfing and God. What started in a coffee shop in Sequim, has grown into a full fledged surf ministry. Their mission: “Bringing People to Christ through Living Water.” In this article, Pacifiic NNW Christian Surfers co-founder, George Crabb,  shares the story of how it all started and where they are headed from here. 

DCC's Men's Ministry has remained as active as possible during this time.  Our three studies took a little time off, but with the help of the Zoom platform and some other strategies we are moving forward.