5/24/20

John 8

In today’s story from the Apostle John, Jesus is going to give us a commandment that is impossible. Nobody can follow that command of Jesus. So I want to tell you the story where this don’t commandment comes from, to help you understand the emotion of this encounter that takes place between Jesus and some people.

Join us on Facebook Live and YouTube on Sunday as we worship together and learn more about having 20/20 vision of Jesus.
OPEN to anyone with a need Please line up at 5 pm to pick up your meal to go during this shutdown time.
First Lutheran church
2483 Mitchell Rd SE
Port Orchard
Family Kitchen 5/22
Family Kitchen is an outreach ministry of Adventure of Faith church with several other local churches. On the last two Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays of every month a hot meal is prepared and served at First Lutheran Church.
Adventure's meal will be Friday 5/22 at 5:00 pm.
Sunday Sermon Notes for Kids
During this at-home time, do your kids miss taking their own "notes" during Sunday service?

HERE are some notes for service.

They are also available on the
BaseCamp News
Chopped Night might have been our favorite theme night yet! The creativity and joy we experienced Wednesday evening was contagious with over 50 families participating in their own homes and coming together on facebook! Fellowship looks a little different at the moment but we are thankful for these new ways to come together and invite friends in!

Join us this Wednesday, May 27 , for BaseCamp’s Summer Fun Night! It is our last theme night for the month of May and we are hoping we’ll be able to enjoy the transition into summer with some themed outdoor games. Don’t miss out! It's absolutely free! And you are welcome to invite friends! This is sure to be a fun night together!  If you’d like to participate and have a Summer Fun Night kit delivered, please message the BaseCamp Facebook page or email Sam . Packets will be delivered during the day on Wednesday.
We Are the Church
Our bi-annual church clean up day was cancelled this spring (for obvious reasons). But, there are many areas of our property just screaming for some extra love and attention...
If you enjoy digging in the dirt, we'd love to have you tackle some weeding in the front of the building and in the rear courtyard garden. Areas are marked; so come by any time that's convenient. If you have little helpers with you, the parking lot is a great area for riding bikes & using sidewalk chalk. Or maybe invite a friend to chat with while weeding. There's plenty of room for social distancing while you both get some vitamin D.
The Adventureland Preschool is taking this empty-building time to paint and make the classrooms ready for returning children. If painting or pressure-washing is one of your super-powers, email Colleen Fillingim to volunteer your time.
Worship Services
Most of you have been able to navigate either the Facebook Live Sunday worship service or the YouTube video of Sunday service. For now, that's the best way for us to worship together on Sunday mornings. However, if you have NOT been able to, or if you want to share it with someone else that's NOT able to, please send us a message and we'll send you a physical DVD copy.
Enrollment for Fall 2020
Adventureland Christian Preschool is a weekday preschool program for kids ages 2 1/2 through Pre-K.  
Please call (360-876-0061), or send us an EMAIL   to schedule a tour or request more info!

Registration is open NOW for 2020-2021! 
For an online registration form click   HERE.
Wednesday Night Worship
If your favorite part of worship together is the music, be sure to join us Wednesday, June 3rd at 6 pm in the parking lot. There will be a mix of music and readings from the balcony. Make a joyful noise!
Worship with Us!
Join us Sunday, June 7th as we come together for a Drive In Communion Service and Graduate Celebration. Service will begin at 10 am.
Focus on Adventure
Here at Adventure of Faith, I lead the Connection and Hospitality teams. I feel called to connect our church family to each other and the people and resources they need. I work alongside the rest of staff, Deacons & Elders as the "glue"to further these efforts.

Here is a challenge for you each week this month. Just email your answer to the week's question to Leslie and you'll be entered into a drawing for a special, personalized prize to be awarded on the first Sunday we have worship back in the Adventure building. This challenge is open to every single member of Adventure (kids, teens, adults, staff, leaders, etc.). Accept the challenge and work to earn all 4 weekly entries. The more people that respond, the better the prize will be! My hope is that these questions will encourage reflection, communication and action.

Week #3 Question:
In what specific ways have you seen God in action during this COVID19 crisis?
5 Ways the Sun Impacts Your Mental & Physical Health
When you give your skin access to a healthy dose of the sun’s rays, you are likely to experience some tangible benefits immediately. Here are five ways the sun can affect your mental and physical health.

1. Increased Vitamin D
Vitamin D has some important functions in the body. It promotes reduced inflammation and modulates cell growth. It’s also very hard to get enough from food sources alone. The sun is the best natural source of Vitamin D, and it only takes 5-15 minutes of sunlight a few times a week to notice a difference. Get outside and expose yourself to direct sun on your arms and face to soak up this necessary vitamin. Just remember to use sunscreen if you’ll be outside for more than 15 minutes.

2. Improved Mood
It turns out “sunny disposition” is more than just an expression: Researchers at BYU found more mental health distress in people during seasons with little sun exposure. On the contrary, days with plenty of sunshine were associated with better mental health — in fact, the availability of sunshine has more impact on mood than rainfall, temperature, or any other environmental factor. Getting some sun increases your serotonin and helps you stave off Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and sun exposure can also help people with anxiety and depression, especially in combination with other treatments.

3. Higher Quality Sleep
That serotonin you soak up from the sun’s rays does more than boost your mood – it might also help you get more restful sleep at night. Working in tandem with serotonin is melatonin, a chemical in your brain that lulls you into slumber and one that sun also helps your body produce. Suffering from insomnia? Try to stick to traditionally light and dark cycles, getting sunlight during the day so you can catch some zzz’s at night.

4. Stronger Bones
Remember how we mentioned Vitamin D does some pretty important stuff for your body? Low Vitamin D has been linked to diseases like osteoporosis and rickets, and one of the most specific benefits of Vitamin D is earning stronger bones and teeth. Move over, calcium! How much Vitamin D do you need? For adults, a daily intake of 4,000 international units (or IUs) is recommended . While calcium intake is also crucial for bone health, getting enough sun helps your body absorb the calcium.

5. Lower Blood Pressure
When sunlight hits your skin, your body releases something called nitric oxide into your blood. This compound brings down blood pressure and improves heart health. Maintaining healthy blood pressure can reduce your risks of cardiac disease and stroke. Feelings of relaxation may also naturally bring down blood pressure, so boosting your happiness by soaking up rays also aids in keeping your pressure down. The sun can be your body’s best friend. It not only boosts your mood and can be an effective part of treatment for depression and SAD, but its rays have tangible benefits for our physical well-being.
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