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Our new Justice & Spirituality Ministries Director, Heather Otieno, will be sharing the message this Sunday (October 13) at 9am and 10:40am service. We will continue to explore the connection between justice and spirituality-- you don't want to miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

Our new Justice & Spirituality Ministries Director, Heather Otieno, will be sharing the message this Sunday (October 13) at 9am and 10:40am service. We will continue to explore the connection between justice and spirituality-- you dont want to miss it!

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Heather’s gonna bring the word?! Can’t wait to hear you preach my friend! 😍

Membership Class will be on November 16 (Saturday), not the 19th. ... See MoreSee Less

Membership Class will be on November 16 (Saturday), not the 19th.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month! This is the time of year to go beyond saying, “Nice sermon,” or “Thanks for being there” and pour into them through thoughtful gifts and meaningful expressions.

Here are 10 ideas for how to appreciate your pastor and church staff, courtesy of the Free Methodist Foundation:

1. Dedicate time to pray for your pastor each week, and let them know that you are praying for them.
2. Show Appreciation with A Gift Card. A gift card to a local restaurant or your pastor's favorite store can be a huge encouragement.
3. Those Extra Tickets Do A Lot. Do you have season tickets to a sporting event, concert, or theater? Consider offering your tickets so your pastor and their family can enjoy the event.
4. Pass Along Your Airline Miles. If you’re a frequent flyer, consider giving the equivalent of a pair of tickets to your pastor and spouse for a getaway.
5. Make Your Family Cabin or Condo Available. If you have a family cabin or cottage, consider giving your pastor’s family a week to use it each year. This can provide a much-needed respite and time to be together.
6. Don’t Shy From Giving Cash. A meaningful note of thanks accompanied by some cash can be such an encouragement and provide much needed groceries or a fun family night.
7. Pre-Pay for a Handy Man Service. Several hours of pre-paid service can be a huge blessing.
8. Clean Your Pastor’s Ride. Take your pastor’s car to be detailed and while you’re at it, top off the gas tank.
9. Make a Pastor’s Kids Dreams Come True. Do something to care for your pastor’s kids. Maybe it’s a camp or concert they’ve always wanted to attend.
10. Give the Pastor a Date Night. Cover the cost of an upscale dinner. Provide childcare. Make it a getaway.

Remember to keep appreciating them throughout the year. While Pastor Appreciation Month concludes at the end of October, your pastors continues to work hard every month of the year.
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October is Pastor Appreciation Month!  This is the time of year to go beyond saying, “Nice sermon,” or “Thanks for being there” and pour into them through thoughtful gifts and meaningful expressions.

Here are 10 ideas for how to appreciate your pastor and church staff, courtesy of the Free Methodist Foundation:  

1. Dedicate time to pray for your pastor each week, and let them know that you are praying for them.
2. Show Appreciation with A Gift Card.  A gift card to a local restaurant or your pastors favorite store can be a huge encouragement.
3. Those Extra Tickets Do A Lot. Do you have season tickets to a sporting event, concert, or theater? Consider offering your tickets so your pastor and their family can enjoy the event.
4. Pass Along Your Airline Miles. If you’re a frequent flyer, consider giving the equivalent of a pair of tickets to your pastor and spouse for a getaway.
5. Make Your Family Cabin or Condo Available. If you have a family cabin or cottage, consider giving your pastor’s family a week to use it each year. This can provide a much-needed respite and time to be together.
6. Don’t Shy From Giving Cash. A meaningful note of thanks accompanied by some cash can be such an encouragement and provide much needed groceries or a fun family night.
7. Pre-Pay for a Handy Man Service. Several hours of pre-paid service can be a huge blessing.
8. Clean Your Pastor’s Ride. Take your pastor’s car to be detailed and while you’re at it, top off the gas tank.
9. Make a Pastor’s Kids Dreams Come True. Do something to care for your pastor’s kids. Maybe it’s a camp or concert they’ve always wanted to attend.
10. Give the Pastor a Date Night. Cover the cost of an upscale dinner. Provide childcare. Make it a getaway.

Remember to keep appreciating them throughout the year. While Pastor Appreciation Month concludes at the end of October, your pastors continues to work hard every month of the year.

SASS is a support group for women who have experienced sexual abuse to be seen, heard, and prayed for. The group is open for anyone who might be interested and could benefit from this community of women. Meeting is every first and third Tuesdays of each month starting from 6-8pm, at Rainier Avenue Church's Quiet Room. Contact Boo Bakke or Ada Tse for more details.

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"It's been really fun to be a part of this cohort. I like that I get to serve my community. I've learned things like how to work at different paces, customer service, and of course how to make coffee. This has been beneficial because these are jobs I can take with me in my future." --Brandon

This Friday, from 7pm-9pm, let's celebrate Rangkham's Place Café's first year in operation! Come get drinks from the café, recognize the program graduates, and enjoy music from Devon Dodgson and Miki Kaneshiro, and art by Melanie van Gend.
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Its been really fun to be a part of this cohort. I like that I get to serve my community. Ive learned things like how to work at different paces, customer service, and of course how to make coffee. This has been beneficial because these are jobs I can take with me in my future. --Brandon

This Friday, from 7pm-9pm, lets celebrate Rangkhams Place Cafés first year in operation! Come get drinks from the café, recognize the program graduates, and enjoy music from Devon Dodgson and Miki Kaneshiro, and art by Melanie van Gend.

RAC welcomed 10 new members this Sunday! Welcome new members, we are so thankful that you have made this commitment to our church community! ... See MoreSee Less

RAC welcomed 10 new members this Sunday! Welcome new members, we are so thankful that you have made this commitment to our church community!Image attachment

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Welcome to RAC, 10 new members! God bless your lives.

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Powerful art to convey the powerful message preached by Pastor Peter

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Rainier Avenue Church

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday's Reunion meeting! As was shared, we are still fully committed to the work of Justice and Reconciliation as a reflection of God's heart and Kingdom. And we are ready to pursue this calling using our own vision, and our own resources!

But we also see this as a moment not just to commit to the work of Justice, but also to the work of raising leaders within our church. To that end, we are proud to announce that the RAC Board has unanimously voted to appoint Heather Otieno as our new Justice & Spirituality Ministries Director! Heather is our longest serving staff member, and prior to her role as church administrator, worked at World Vision, World Relief, and Urban Impact. Heather also understands the culture of our church, having volunteered and coordinated our student mentoring programs, and lives in the neighborhood with her family. Congratulations Heather!

This is also an opportunity for us to split Heather's broad administrator role (communications, records, policy & building use) into more manageable parts, while also providing opportunities to other staff:

Communications (email, website, videos) will be coordinated by Laurence Idos in addition to his role as Young Adult Ministry coordinator; Darlene Ndirangu will continue to serve as our bookkeeper, but will also have responsibility over administrative records like budgets and staff hours; and Pastor Rob Daniels will continue to be our Family Life and Executive Pastor while also having responsibility over our policy and church building use.

Lastly, we are looking to hire one new position: a part time Office Receptionist. This is a 15-18 hour a week role for someone to be a friendly face at the office for guests and congregants, as well as someone to help manage the day to day details of the church office space.

Thank you to all the leaders who prayerfully discerned this decision, and to our congregation who supports and encourages our staff so generously. And of course, thanks be to God for making this all possible - may all glory return to You!
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Congratulations on your great plans. I will remember to pray for you. You may not know that my husband and I ministered and built the present building in the early fifties. In the 1960 my husband served on the World Relief Board under the direction of Dr. Toms of Boston. Then my daughter and husband in the NW our of Seattle became friends of the Seiple family and still have contact with Bob Seiple. I have met them as well.

Congratulations Heather Otieno, Justice & Spirituality Ministries Director! God bless your new working at RAC.

So cool. God have your way.

It's time to celebrate Rangkham's Place Cafe's first year in operation! Come drink coffee, recognize the program graduates, and enjoy music from Devon Dodgson and Miki Kaneshiro and art by Melanie and Justin van Gend. Friday, October 4, 7-9pm in the cafe space. Contact Michael Chew (mchew@rainieravenuechurch.org) for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

Its time to celebrate Rangkhams Place Cafes first year in operation! Come drink coffee, recognize the program graduates, and enjoy music from Devon Dodgson and Miki Kaneshiro and art by Melanie and Justin van Gend. Friday, October 4, 7-9pm in the cafe space. Contact Michael Chew (mchew@rainieravenuechurch.org) for more details.
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