DCC Bio Britt HemphillWe believe children deserve the very best DCC can offer – our best leaders, our best materials, our best facilities. 

About 85 percent of those who make decisions to follow Jesus do so between the ages of 4 and 14. We are keenly aware connections to the Gospel are made for children when we serve them with excellence as a local church.

That’s why Children’s Ministry is a sacred calling! Like so many areas of service in our church community, the normal rhythm of children’s ministry programs has been completely disrupted by COVID-19. But this extended pause has also created an opportunity to ask good, hard questions about what we do, and why.

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As fall gets underway, we are seeking creative ways to engage our kids from toddlers to grade 5. But we also sense an opportunity to support and encour- age parents as disciple-makers of their children.

Our desire in Fall 2020 is to offer online weekly Biblical teaching in a fun context to DCC Kids. But we also want to assist and equip parents to engage in simple discipleship practices at home with their children.

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Working together with our families, this can be a rich time of seeing faith, hope, love and wisdom built into the lives of our kids! It may seem odd in these unusual days, but we’re eagerly looking for parent volunteers who can help bring this dual mission about!

If you’re interested in learning more about serving our kids, parents, and families in the 2020-21 school year, please call the church office at (360) 683-7333 or email Pastor Britt (britt@dcchurch.org).

Your incredible generosity is responsible for this amazing pellet stove!

Doug and Roberta Moore from River Of Life Ministries are incredibly thankful for the pellet stove we helped purchase for ROL's Christian Care Home in Romania. What a change this means for them to care for their community this winter and beyond!

Please enjoy this brief note and video from the Moores.
 
 
"Please greet and thank everyone at DCC for us!!

It is such a huge blessing to have this stove! It’s been challenging for Doug to do everything that was needed - like prepare the building for it and get everything ready to hook into the system and put in the chimney. All the while trying to keep up with our normal maintenance, plus get everything updated for the [River of Life Care Home] accreditation and licensing renewal process.

We are challenged but very grateful to be able to do all this!!! And I know Doug will be so thankful every night he can sleep this winter and not have to get up to fill the wood stove!!!"

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DCC bioPic Linda BrisbinAt 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. 

As I began to ponder the word of the Lord, peace entered my heart and I felt His love. Hope comes from Him and that never changes.

 

        

"Fear not, for I am with you:

be not dismayed, for I am your God;

I will strengthen you, I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41:10

 

God uses suffering and difficult times to help us grow, grief teaches us valuable lessons about relationships with others and our hope and trust in God. He draws near to us and He is always willing to help during times of discouragement and loss.

 

“But I trust in your unfailing love.

I will rejoice because you have rescued me.”

- Psalm 13:5

 

What does God want us to learn through the losses in my life and your life? For me, it’s that I can run to his word, pray, and be obedient to follow him!

To that end we have decided to be obedient to follow God’s leading with GriefShare.  We can no longer wait for Covid-19 to be over.  We have decided that we are meetings online using Zoom this Fall.  This has enabled us to include people no matter where they are physically located and to open our hearts to comfort those who are grieving in isolation.

Help us spread the word to anyone that might need GriefShare. Register online at GriefShare.org or call the church office for details.

Blessings to you all and may the hope and love of our Savior Jesus Christ be with you and protect you!

 

Linda Brisbin

DCC GriefShare Program Director


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DCC Bio ShawnStantonFall Hopes

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. 

Unfortunately, COVID is not passing as willingly as the Seasons.

Our Fall “plans” are really our “Fall Hopes”. We must consider COVID requirements and all the uncertainties that accompany this pandemic. To “plan” anything during the last few months has felt like playing tag with a blindfold on. Not that the plans haven’t been good ones, it’s just that we’ve been on a run-away train that switches tracks with little warning or much reliable explanation.

Adult Ministries are all about groups. Whether it’s a Life Group, Men’s or Women’s Groups, a Home Church Group, Celebrate Recovery or Surf Ministry, they all happen in the context of a group. Although challenging, members of our DCC family have found a variety of ways to gather and connect. Whether it’s been a creative gathering of the Groups listed above or simple things like weekly walks, meeting a friend for coffee, using Zoom or other online platforms, or just a phone call, there are many opportunities to break through the barriers of isolation. Obstacles have turned into opportunities. Discouragement into growth. Independence into reliance.

Many of you have found new ways to serve and more time for study, prayer and growing intimacy with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Many are making new efforts to share the Gospel with family, friends and neighbors. There’s no doubt that God has been on the move in our personal lives and the corporate life of the Church.

I want to encourage all of you who are still feeling isolated, afraid and alone to seek the strength and peace of God. Pray for a safe way to  connect with others, especially your Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Contact the church of DCC or myself and we will explore options to build you up during these challenging days. Though these can be frightening and uncertain times, we can trust that our Father will protect and guide us.

Ps 91:1-4 says “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.”

The Lords Blessings,

Pastor Shawn

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