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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Informational Missions Meeting – January 4

Join LifeWay Church on Sunday, January 4, immediately following second service in our Annex building. You will hear about the 2015 missions trip details and other important information. New York, Russia, Poland, Portugal are a few of the destinations this year.

Lunch will be provided.

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Thanksgiving Event with Refugees

Sterling Ridge Apartments, Kent, WA
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This Thanksgiving, we have another opportunity to reach out to the refugee community at Sterling Ridge Apartments in Kent. We have ongoing relationships with families in this community, and we want to reach out again to introduce them to the old American tradition of Thanksgiving in a fun and meaningful way.

There are several ways to get involved, from cooking and serving to greeting and mingling with the guests. For more information or to participate, please contact Andrew Balla.

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Are You and Your Family Prepared?

Come learn about the basics of Estate Planning with local attorney Michael T. Smith on Friday, November 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. At this FREE event, learn about the common myths and misunderstandings people often have about wills, trusts, community property, and probate. You will have the opportunity to learn about the simple steps to take to protect yourselves and your loved ones, and to make difficult times easier for your family. This event will also provide important information that all parents need to know about planning for their minor children. Time will be made available for questions. Walk away with a checklist to measure your level of protection.

Dinner and childcare will be provided, and we are asking a $5.00 donation per person if you are able to cover those costs. Please register with our main office here!

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