October / November 2012

Hate to admit it but I really don’t know too much about what goes on under the hood of my car. Don’t get me wrong, I have a cursory knowledge and understand the theory of combustion and electronic signaling but when it really comes down to it, I’m just happy when it works.  The same goes for Kim’s Blueberry crisp recipe… I don’t know what’s in it that makes it sooo good--- I’m just happy to eat a lot of it. 
Every so often I see a small tuft of smoke or hear a loud crash coming from the Community Life Center and I’m just sure something good is going on inside there. In fact, word on the street says all kinds of crazy improvements are happening in there. Rumor has it, we will have heat, running water and even electricity in that building! One day--- not too far away, you will be wandering to a life-changing class with people you love, feeling more blessed than ever and the realization will hit you, "Hey, I don’t care what’s in the walls. I'm just glad it works." 
Thank you to every one of you who are fueling this building with your sacrificial generosity to achieve the powerful objective of lives transformed by Jesus!

Pastor Todd Arrambide

Happening at Cascade this Fall
Current series:  Missing Pieces
September 30 - November 11

Missing Something?
Love.  Peace.  Community.  Good leadership.  Faith.  Hope.  Vision.  Jesus had a dream that his life and teaching would lead to world-change.  And that lives like ours would be complete.  What was his dream?  And what are you missing?

Upcoming Series:  Radical Gratitude
November 18 - 25

Some things in life are disturbing -- and God seems to allow them in our lives.  We can either become bitter or better, grumpy or grateful.  You get to choose.  Join us for this two week series just in time for Thanksgiving.

Fall Carnival
Wednesday, October 31  6-8PM

Each year we invite family, friends, and our community in for a fun night of games, fun, food, candy.  Activities for 3yrs. to 6th grade.  Bounce Houses, Games, Cloud Walk, and more. $1 Pizza slices for the family, Kettle Corn, and our Espresso stand is open for Mom & Dad too.  If you would like to participate as a volunteer, we'd love to have you.  Stop by the table in the lobby on Sundays to sign up.  We'll see you there!

Operation Christmas Child
Saturday, November 10, 3-7 PM

You are invited to join Cascade, Crosswater, and High Point churches for the OCC Shoebox Party.  Invite family, friends and neighbors to join in on this fun activity.  Soup and bread will be served for all volunteers.  Our goal this year is to pack 1,000 boes to send to children around the world. Stop by the table in the lobby to see what items are being collected to fill the boxes.
 Visit the website for details.

Abide is a retreat intended for a smaller group of women
to connect with God through music, reflection on His Word, and time for prayer, solitude, and fellowship.
November  16-18, at Rainbow Lodge in North Bend.
Register in the lobby beginning October 28th.  Visit cascadechurch.org/abide for information.

Community Life

Maybe you’ve seen a few of these around…

If so, then you are officially noticing our new emphasis on Community Groups!
Here at Cascade, we are passionate about people connecting with each other.  Having those around you who know your story, can encourage you and walk with you through life’s Ups & Downs is vital.  Our hope is that everyone at Cascade finds a group of people that will journey with them.  Are you ready to dive in?  If so, then know we have several groups in the area (check out our cool map!).  Each group meets and chooses their own discussion materials... sometimes it's a group study in the Word, some groups like a video series, some groups use follow-up questions from Sunday's message series.
It's a great chance to  be in smaller community while being a part of a big church.
We are also looking for leaders to start new groups!  Are you ready to step out and help connect people together at Cascade?  Then lead a group, we’d love to have you!
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or want to lead a group!
Pastor Nate Hettinga

Marriage Ministry Recap

Cascade’s Marriage Ministry is alive and vibrant!
September 28th and 29th Cascade hosted The Art of Marriage; a two day interactive video conference retreat that poured into the lives and hearts of married couples. 
Thirty two couples, ranging from “newlyweds”
to “married-too-long-to-quit-now,” attended the weekend event.  The Art of Marriage offered excellent, pertinent information in a very contemporary (NOT boring!) presentation that every couple could take home and apply no matter what your marriage looked like going in.
Over the course of the weekend, three people accepted Jesus Christ into their hearts and lives as their Savior and several more recommitted, praying for the Holy Spirit to work in their marriages!
It was a fabulous weekend of love, laughter, a few tears, and an impact that should last for some time. I encourage you to keep your eyes peeled for upcoming events offered through Cascade’s Marriage Ministry, because we are here and alive, and having a great time!

Ronda Murphy
Abounding Love meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month after 3rd service till 3 pm.  We bring a sack lunch and greet & eat then dive into our study/discussion at 1pm.  We try  have a few special outings during the year  We continue to strive to encourage friendships between the women who worship alone, and God is blessing our group in that!
Call Dianna at 425.220.7717 

Women's Bible Study

Join us for an exciting season of Bible Study.
Classes are be held on Monday nights, Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday Nights from September -June. Visit the website for current information or to register.
Contact Betsy Laster for info.

Changepoint Groups & Cascade Lay Counseling Ministry
Changepoint exists to...
provide individual lay counseling, marriage counseling and small groups to facilitate personal healing and change from a Biblical Worldview through the transforming power of Jesus Christ in a safe, confidential, accepting and loving environment. 
Feel free to contact Changepoint's director, Jerry Laster directly @ 360-794-5847 or by email jerryl@cascadechurch.org if you have questions or would like to speak to someone.

Jr High Ministry
Youth Room
Middle School is often one of the hardest times in our lives.  It is a formative time that shapes a lot of our future through struggles, pressure, and change.  We want to walk intentionally with these students in this important part of their lives.  It is our desire that we can love these students and provide a safe place for them to have fun, be accepted, and become deeply rooted in Christ.  We want to instill foundational concepts in their lives that will help them stand strong when they graduate into High School. Click here for the Student Ministry Calendar
College Age Ministry
Sundays at 7PM
Room 103

We are Battleground. A college age Bible study for young adults around the Sky Valley area. Battleground exists to impact our churches, each other, our community, and provide an environment that will allow young people to know God and make Him known.  
Join us Sunday nights at 7:00PM in room 103.  
Want more info?  Contact us by email.
Find us on Facebook at Battleground Bible Fellowship
the Sycamore Project
Sr. High Ministry
Worship Center
We want students to find healing in their brokenness, transformation in their life and community, and purpose for their passion all through Christ.  We want to be more than just a student ministry.  We want our students to grow in their faith, have fun in a worshipful environment, and become active in their faith using their passions to impact the world around them.
Click here for the Student Calendar
Cascade Prison Ministry
Cascade Prison Ministry's 4th Annual Fund Raising Banquet was very successful. It was a great evening with 180 people attending.Cascade's Youth did a great job of setting up and tearing down as well as serving the guests with humble servant hearts. This years auction had the greatest variety ever and nothing was left when all was said and done. I hope that next year we will see even a greater showing of supporters for this important outreach for God's Kingdom.
For more information on the Prison Ministry click here or contact Pastor John Burkholder.
Men's Group
Men are the key to reaching the family. At Cascade, we want to do everything possible to strengthen men's relationship with Jesus Christ, meet each others needs, and serve our church body and community.

Seahawks game night at Cascade
Thursday Oct. 18th @ 5:20 PM
Come on out for pizza and Thursday Night Football.

Watch for details about our upcoming series. Thursday nights, starting November 29th.
Contact Kirk Gendron for more information.
A New Sister!

Northshore Baptist Church in Bothell is the proud mother of a new daughter, Imprint Church of Woodinville.  The core team  of 60 adults, led by Pastor Darren Larson, were joined by family, friends and neighbors on Launch Sunday last weekend for a total attendance of 160!  Through your generosity, Cascade supports Imprint as part of our missional giving, in cooperation with the other 17 churches that make up the Northsound Church Planting Network.
Welcome to our new sister church!

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