Prayer in a Time of Transition
Beginning in August 2018, there will be a congregation of the Montana Region, congregation of the Northwest Region, or a related issue held up in prayer each week for seventeen months. Find this week's focus here, in your email inbox, Facebook, and Twitter. Help us pray together, for one another, in hope while we transition into becoming one.
Week 4 August 19-25
Central Christian Church, Billings, MT
1221 16th Street W
Billings, Montana 59102
Rev. Doug Garner, Pastor
Founded in 1955
Central Christian provides 3500 volunteer hours per year to various projects around the city of Billings. From providing food, to folding luminaries, to adopting the local elementary school, they provide food for back-pack meals, winter clothing for children in need and school supplies for back-to-school.
Central Christian delivers holiday meals to homebound seniors and provides home starter boxes to victims of domestic abuse that are making a new start in their lives. They also make meeting and learning space available, to non-profit organizations in their community. Central Christian functions far beyond its numerical size.
Please pray that they are able to grow our local mission.
Week 3: August 12-18
First Christian Church, Bellingham, WA
495 East Bakerview Rd
Bellingham, Washington 98226
Rev. Gary Shoemaker, Pastor
Rev. Tamalyn Kralman, Associate Pastor
Founded in 1985, Bellingham First Christian Church is in the upper northwest corner of Washington on the shores of the Salish Sea.
The congregation is very active in local outreach efforts. They house a Day Center for homeless children and their families. They have a community meal for homeless and working poor and host a garden and support program for the children of migrant workers through Community to Community and the Food Justice Program.
Currently, First Christian, Bellingham is working with a local non-profit to build a 54 unit apartment complex for extremely low income (including homeless folks).
Please pray that they might continue to find new ways to walk in the way of Jesus.
Week 2: August 5-11
First Christian Church, Anchorage, AK
3031 Latouche Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99580
Senior Pastor Paul Boling
Associate Pastor Dave Boling
First Christian Church of Anchorage serves their community in a variety of ways. The congregation has a strong relationship with Alaska Child and Family and also supports the Foot Wound Clinic at Anchorage Central Lutheran Church among other interests. Please continue to keep this congregation and especially its ministers, David and Paul Boling, as they grieve the recent loss of their father, Rev. Benny Boling.
Week 1: August 1-4
United Christian Church on Grays Harbor, Aberdeen, WA
300 W 1st St
Aberdeen, WA 98520
Pastor Jeff Johnson
United Christian on Grays Harbor serves the homeless in their area. Please pray for their mission to others and for an increase in church attendance so they may continue to serve.
(A PDF of the complete schedule is attached below, but it is subject to change without notice.)