Friday, June 10, 2011

Overseer's Insight: June 2011

Dear Saints,
Camp Focus
During the month of May we had our Camp Focus Meeting and Senior Retreat.  The Camp Focus Meeting was held at Millersylvania State Park.  It was directed by Camp Coordinators, Bob and Donella Gaines.  It was very informative with instruction given by the Camp Directors and Coordinators.  Pastor Rob presented a good class on “Your Part in the Altar Call.”  Bishop Knoblich presented some information on the policies and protocol of the proper reporting of child abuse.  On Saturday, the  team members worked on projects at the Campground in preparation for the upcoming Camping Season.  (By the way, this would be a great time to make sure that your children and grandchildren, and those youth in your Church have sent in their applications and deposit for Camp!) 
Senior Retreat
Senior Retreat was held at during the weekend of May 13-15 at the Washougal Salmon Falls Retreat Center.  Brother and Sister Riley from Kentucky were there for the second year as special guests.   They ministered wonderfully to all those that attended.  Brother Cabales and Pastor Smith and the New Horizons Church are to be commended for sponsoring this blessed annual gathering of our seniors. 
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
As of the writing of this newsletter, we just finished the Systematic Theology I class at the Kirkland Family Church.  We had 24 registered students with three from Oregon and one from Texas.  The four days of instruction from Dr. Hector Ortiz were anointed and inspired from the Lord.  There were many times during the teaching of the class that the Spirit manifested Himself as to confirm what was presented.  There was such a depth to the topics that were taught.  It is encouraging to see many of our ministers (young and senior) involved in this program of study.  It is making a noticeable difference in their ministry.  We are thankful to Pastor Kaye Cabales and Kirkland Family Church for allowing us to use their wonderful facilities.  (Our next class, Church and Community, will be October 27 -31, 2011 in Kirkland.  If you are not yet a student, but would like to enroll in the Seminary, please contact Bishop Knoblich at
Washington State Convention
It is not too early for you and your church to begin planning for State Convention. This year, Convention will be held at the Red Lion in Kennewick, Columbia Center. It will be on August 19-21, 2011.  Dr. Hector Ortiz, International Director, Center for Biblical Leadership, will be our special guest speaker from the International Offices.  Dr. Alvin Padilla, Dean of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will also be with us during our Graduation Ceremony for those graduating from the Diploma Program!
Please make plans now to attend a glorious and spirit-packed Convention. I would encourage you and those in your church to call the Red Lion and make reservations as soon as possible, to be assured of a room.   Remember, last year, the rooms went fast.  When you call the Red Lion (509-783-0611), please tell them that you are with the Church of God of Prophecy to get the special group rate. 
Events Calendar for 2011
June 19-24                  Senior Camp - Millersylvania (Shelly Symonds, Director)
June 24-26                   Young Adult Camp - Millersylvania (Bill & Cindy Davison, Directors)
June 26 - July 1           Junior Camp - Millersylvania
July 1-2                       PeeWee Camp - Millersylvania
July 8-10                     Alaska State Convention -  Anchorage 
August 19-21              Washington State Convention - Kennewick
Sept. 22-25                  Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boise, ID
                                    (Introduction to Pentecostalism - Dr. Hector Ortiz)
Oct. 27-30                   Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary - Kirkland Family Church
                                    (Church & Community - Dr. Eliana Runyon)
“Seek Ye The Peace Of The City
Bishop/Dr. Don Knoblich

State Leadership Directory

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