70's Party Raises $1,200 for Vietnam Orphanage

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70's Party Raises $1,200 for Vietnam Orphanage

On Saturday night, August 13th, the Livingston SDA church put on an event to remember. Organized by women's ministry leader Sonya Goltz and hosted by Mike Warchol, Carl Johns, and Graeme Harders the night featured performances, costumes, and vibes that took the attendants all the way back to the era of fashion - the 1970's.

The goal of the program was to raise money for an orphanage in Vietnam which Livingston church has chosen to support both financially and personally through a mission trip in September that will take registered church members to the land of the ascending dragon. The project has been organized by the Livingston Missions team with the leadership of church members like Stephen Jones and Sue Bylund (among many others) and supported by the church at large.

An estimated $1,200 was raised during the event known as "Soul Train". The night was jam packed with performances from poems, songs, skits and even a stand-up comedy. And of course, who can forget the food? All in all, it looks like Livingston is on its way to making a big difference in the life of many children. Keep us in your prayers!

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The Alive Bible Classes Have Ended!

What an awesome journey this has been! During Alive we were able to explore the basic story of scripture and its relevance to our lives. We began with the nature of God before creation and from there the story moved into creation, the rebellion in heaven, the fall of man, and God's plan of healing and redemption for the human race. We explored questions related to suffering, pain, and the presence of evil in our world. We explored Gods remedy to the virus of sin and caught a glimpse of his unending love through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Then, we finished the class by exploring how God forgives our sin, changes our lives, and how in him we find freedom from shame and regret. Those who have embraced this free gift are now a part of his family (the church) and together we work to bring others into his family until Jesus returns. Along the way we explored lots of questions and came to see the beauty of God in a whole new way.

  • But its not over yet! This Friday at 7pm we begin a whole new class called God Who? where we will explore questions such as:
  • If God is so good why has the church done so many evil things in the past?
  • Does organized religion lead to injustice and genocide?
  • Is God a cruel monster?
  • Who is Satan and why did he rebel against God?
  • Why is Christianity divided into so many different groups, ideas, and sub-cultures?
  • If God is so loving, why does he burn people in hell forever?
  • How can Christians preach peace and love when their history is filled with human right violations such as the Crusades and the Inquisitions?
  • Why do Christians say Jesus is coming soon? They have been saying that for centuries and still nothing. Is he really coming back? 
  • Don't all religions teach a "returning savior"? If so, what makes Christianity different?

These and many other profound questions will be explored primarily through the books of Daniel and Revelation so don't miss out! This class will meet 7pm on the following Fridays: June 3, 24, July 29 and August 5. If you have any questions visit our God Who? page here and feel free to contact us. 

Note: The entire Alive series is available in audio! Just click the link below to start listening.

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Bible Classes begin at Livingston SDA Church

Pastor Marcos Torres at Livingston Church

Pastor Marcos Torres at Livingston Church

This year the Livingston SDA Church has decided to take its spiritual journey to the next level - through a series of Bible classes taught by associate pastor Marcos Torres. Beginning in April and working though set dates the classes aim to teach the basic story of scripture, Adventist distinctives, practical spirituality (such as how to read your Bible, pray etc.), and relevant outreach/ evangelism. 

The aim of the classes is simple: To nurture spiritual growth through the knowledge of Jesus Christ. However, pastor Marcos is not simply aiming at increasing head knowledge. "I want these classes to not only ground people in sound doctrine" he says, "but also to lead them to be agents of change in our world and - to borrow pastor Paul's words - to be restorers of love in our communities."

When asked what one can expect from each class, Marcos replies "The classes are intense but enjoyable. Unfortunately, due to time limitations I had to select a 2 hour slot for each class which can be a bit tough especially since one of the aims of these classes is to ground people in good, sound theology. Another aim to is equip them to build truth-seeking relationships with people of other faiths so at times we delve into other worldviews such as atheism, Buddhism etc. As a result each class is relatively deep and one really needs to use the mind and be alert to get the most out of them. But so far people seem to be enjoying it and many of those who came the first time are returning again. So I would say, come prepared to think, ask, and think some more. But also be prepared to be inspired and challenged to take the truth and make a positive difference with it in our world."

The classes are free and are held Friday nights at 7pm. However, due to scheduling limitations the classes are not offered each Friday so make sure to check the dates of each class as they come in the poster below. In addition, click here for more in formation on each class and follow us on Facebook to stay updated with event invites.

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Livingston News Update

Anchor Worship, Releases Album and More!

Anchor Worships Album is Available on iTunes! To preview and purchase it click here.