Community Picnic Sponsored by LifeWay Church July 24

TwinlakespartnershipJoin us Sunday July 24 at 1 p.m., LifeWay Church is sponsoring a community picnic.  Great food, fun games, face  painting.
Location: Palisades Park   5039 Federal Way, WA.  98023

LifeWay Church and Twin Lakes Elementary are working together for a healthier community.

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LifeWay Walk for Water 2016





Join us Saturday May 21, 2016 at the Federal Way Community Center as we once again Walk to raise funds for the Uganda WASH program in Bulissa Uganda.

Walk kicks off at 10 a.m., you may also be interested in our 6k run.

Visit to register and begin your fundraising efforts.

You may also visit us at our facebook page, lifeway walk for water and see pictures from the

previous two years.

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Join us for Easter Service!


Join us for Easter Weekend! We’d love to see you.
LifeWay Church – 5015 SW Dash Point Road – Federal Way
Holler if you need a ride, have a prayer request or anything else we can do for you!

  • March 25 – Good Friday, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 26 – Saturday Easter Service 6:30 p.m., kids and middle school program available.
  • March 27 – Sunday Easter Service, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., kids and middle school programs available both services.
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LifeWay Youth Events Shaping Up for 2016!

Our LifeWay Youth have several fun events planned for January and February.  Please take a look at our youth website, for all the information.



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Global Focus Celebration

The GIC is a 5-day celebration…

…of the global impact of missions efforts from LifeWay and our missions partners over the last year
…with local, national, cross-cultural and international missionaries who will share their work and hearts
…of what God has done and continues to do in the world
Join us for the following GIC special events:
Wednesday, October 7

6-7 p.m. Missionary Open House
7 p.m. Worship service kick-off
           Dr. Rick Calenberg, Dallas Theological Seminary,
guest speaker
(Child care provided for 5 and younger)
8 p.m. Missionary Open House

Thursday, October 8

6 p.m. Missionaries meeting with small groups

Friday, October 9

12 p.m. Take a Missionary to Lunch
    Sign up to spend time over lunch with a
specific missionary
6 p.m. Missionaries meeting with small groups

Saturday, October 10

9-11 a.m. “Missions Speed Dating”

  Spend a short time with each missionary “speed-dating       style” as they share their work and experiences with you
5 p.m. International Missions Dinner
 Bring your favorite international dish to share
 Child care provided for 5 and younger

Sunday, October 11

9 & 10:45 a.m. Missions Commitment Service
Dr. Randy Adams, Northwest Baptist Convention Missions, guest speaker 






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Walk for Water




The Walk for Water has been a part of LifeWay’s “Famine Awareness Season” since 2012.  In 2011, LifeWay partnered with World Vision to bring change and restoration to the community of Buliisa, Uganda.  LifeWay partnered with World Vision because of their proven track record of success in sustainable, whole community development.  World Vision works on long term solutions to the challenges that face impoverished communities by working with local community leaders, training local citizens, and empowering children through sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring a child from Uganda please contact Rachel Teodoro    here!

Why Water?

To give water is to give life. More than one in six people worldwide – 894 million – don’t have access to sufficient clean water.  In Uganda, it is closer to one in every three people are without sufficient clean water.  Clean water can cut a community’s child mortality rate in half. It means food for families whose crops are failing due to drought. It saves livestock. It gives parents a powerful way to improve the health, hygiene, and well-being of their children, and enable them to reach their God-given potential.

How many lives can you change?

Just $50 can change a life forever. The Walk for Water is one tangible way that the people of LifeWay can provide for the needs of those in the community of Buliisa, and throughout Uganda.  For every $50 raised, we will be providing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for one person through World Vision’s Uganda WASH program.

What Does It Look Like to Walk for Water?

What is Walk for Water? Walk for Water is a stroller-friendly walk along the Tacoma waterfront.  We will walk out to a water-filling station, fill our buckets with water and return to the starting place in order to simulate the experience of villagers in Uganda, who often spend hours a day collecting water — water that can make them sick.  There is no registration fee for the Walk for Water. However, we encourage individuals, families, and groups to see how many lives they can change by inviting others or through personal fundraising. Any and all donations will be accepted.

  • There is also a 5k Fun Run for those who wish to run and then learn more about water issues.
  • We walk rain or shine.
  • BYOB – Bring Your Own Bucket!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of LifeWay’s registration fees, T-shirt and jewelry sales, and donations will benefit World Vision’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects in Uganda (UWASH).

Join us next year 2016 for what is sure to be another great walk.


Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors





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2015 Spring Events – Save These Dates

It’s going to be a great spring!

May 9, 2015

Water Walk for Uganda Wash Program

May 8 & 9, 2015

Kid Famine

May 15 & 16, 2015

Youth Famine

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SMITH STRONG Financial Beneficial Trust

As some of you may know, Sean Smith was the youth pastor for LifeWay Church many years ago. As a teacher and coach at Decatur High School, Sean is a large part of our Federal Way community. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last month. This beneficial trust was formed by his friends to help with mounting medical bills. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Buckholz.

The SMITH STRONG BENEFICIAL TRUST account is located at the Twin Lakes branch of Bank of America. Call Jennifer at (253)350-6294 if they are having a problem locating the trust information. Thank you to everyone who has made a donation for Sean Smith and Tami.

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TAG Groups starting soon!

First Steps

Thursdays in February at 6:30 p.m.
Led by Mike Freeman, Billy Arnold, and Heather Althoff

This group is for anyone who is new to the faith or new to LifeWay Church. The study begins with a review of what it means to be a Christian, followed by discussions of baptism, communion, and spiritual growth. The group will finish with sessions focusing specifically on what it means to be part of the LifeWay team. This group includes the opportunity to become a member of the church. There is no homework or registration fee for this class.

Boundaries with Kids

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Led by Denyce Sprecher

This group is for any parent or caregiver who wants to
help kids learn to take responsibility for their actions,
attitudes, and emotions. In this study, Drs. Henry Cloud and John
Townsend take you through the ins and outs of
instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them
lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to:
set limits and still be a loving parent
bring control to an out-of-control family life
define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids … and much more.
This group is appropriate for both men and women.
Homework will take about 15 minutes each day.

Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break

Mondays at 10 a.m. OR Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
Led by Pamela Golliet – Led By Mary Gibbs

This group is for ladies who love to study God’s Word
together and who are ready to be challenged to action.
Nehemiah’s heart was so broken for those in need
that he left the comfort of his Persian palace to help them.
This study will challenge you to let God break your heart for a hurting,
lost world and move you in compassion to lead people to Jesus.
This group is appropriate for any youth or adult woman.
Homework will take about 15 minutes each day.
We ask that anyone participating in a
TAG group donate $10 to cover the cost of materials if they are able.
Donations will be collected at the first meeting of each group.

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Reach Out 2015

LifeWay has joined several churches in Federal Way to serve the homeless in our own community. At least 25 homeless men will be served this month at the Reach Out men’s shelter.

We are scheduled for February 2 – 22, 2015, to serve hot meals each evening, prepare sack lunches for their next day, provide breakfast the next morning. That’s 21 nights, serving a total of 1,575 meals.

You can provide and serve a hot meal, donate lunch items, or donate cash for supplies. Visit the Connection Corner on Sunday morning for full details, and to sign up as a group or a family. If you have questions, contact Drew Campbell.

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