Talents for Jesus

 

City On A Hill is hosting its 2nd “Talents for Jesus” event on June 2nd, 2012. 

Kids and teens are invited to participate and express their talents of singing, playing musical instruments, public speaking or other talents.  

 

During the event, judges score each performance, and at the end, kids are given prizes in several different categories.

 

If you would like more info or if you would like to participate, contact Vasiliy Spatarel, 253.334.6452. 

Ping Pong Tournament

1st Annual Ping Pong Tournament:

Prepare for a Ping-Pong tournament that will be held at CH North Campus on May 19th 1:00pm 


Get in on the game, or just come to hang out and check out the action when the one-day tournament will be comprised of four tiers, and all ages and abilities are invited to enter. Professionals will be on hand to give tips and show off in demonstration matches. There are three official size ping pong tables. 

The winner of the A (competitive) singles category will be awarded a ping pong trophy! 

Please register (attend) in advance if you want to be included in the match. See you at the game…

For additional info contact Vasiliy Klimenko: (425)354-8962 

Memorial Day events

 

City On A Hill Church is hosting several events during the Memorial Day weekend.

On Saturday, May 26th, the south campus will have a “Family Day” at Point Defiance Elementary School in Tacoma (4330 N Visscher St. Tacoma WA 98407). Everyone is invited. The event will feature games, crafts, pie eating contest, dunk tank (kids can dunk their favorite or least favorite teacher or pastor), prizes, worship and more. The event will start at 11 am.

On Monday, May 28th, the North Campus will have a similar “Family Day” at Brier Park, from 1 to 9pm. The address is Brier Park, 2903 228th Street SW Brier WA. Everyone is welcome to this event as well.

City Hill Youth (both campuses together) is also hosting a Memorial Day event. More info will be provided soon. 

"Love Is..." Event for Couples

Church City оn a Hill is organizing a romantic EVENING TEA in the GARDEN for couples that have been married 8 years or less.

~ Beautiful music will fill the atmosphere, great fellowship complete with Appetizers & Dessert, inspiring and very useful information on strong and healthy marriages and a Valuable Message from Pastor Vasiliy Botsyan. 

Price: $30 per Couple
Space is limited, register @ Info Booth

Dress Code: (Not required, use for Inspiration)
Men: Short/rolled up sleeved dress shirts, collared shirts or fashionable t-shirts are acceptable (suggested with a sport coat or trendy jacket/vest). Tailored pants, Newsboy/Fedora hats. 
Women: Short/A-line or fitted dresses, spring inspired, bold floral prints and/or vintage, soft silhouettes of silk, chiffon and lace. Fashionable hats and accessories.

Circle of Friends Ministry

"Circle of Friends for Orphans" is a new non-profit ministry here in Washington state that partners with «У колi друзiв» to reach out to and help orphans build their lives on Christian values. The newly formed group of volunteers, which consists of youth and adult members, has gone from church to church presenting the opportunity to participate in the summer hosting program.

 

Thanks to support from local churches including City on the Hill, we are excited to announce that 33 children from orphanages in Ukraine will spend half of their summer break staying with Slavic Christian families through a hosting program in collaboration with «У колi друзiв». The ministry has held several informational seminars for families who plan on hosting a child from Khmelnitsky, Rivne, and Lviv regional orphanages in Ukraine. "Circle of Friends for Orphans" is grateful for all of the generous contributions that allow this project to be a reality. Our goals are to expose as many orphans as possible to the Christian family lifestyle and to provide a loving and caring environment during their stay here in US, to help children form a proper Biblical understanding of family, to introduce them to Church, to help them study the Bible, to equip them with practical skills for family life, housekeeping, to establish close, trusting relationships, and of course recreation.

 

It is not a secret today that children - particularly young children - are being more readily adopted. As a result, many children of middle school age are left behind, unwanted. These children are forced to spend all of their holidays and vacations alone within the orphanage. But they too are in need of love, care, support, and the practical knowledge that comes with the opportunity to live within a family circle. We believe that for these children, the answer lies in the opportunity to temporarily stay with a host family. For families considering adoption, this might be the step needed before the decision to adopt is finalized. For the child, this form of assistance can help him or her go beyond the established system of educational institutions, especially if he or she is placed within the circle of a Christian family. Equipped with the love and support that such a family can bestow, the child is able to return back to the orphanage with a renewed sense of hope and practical experience for the future. "Circle of Friends for Orphans" plans to continue hosting projects in the future and depend on the support and contributions of friends and families who are not indifferent to less fortunate children.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact "Circle of Friends," email circlefriends4orphans@gmail.com.

 

Recap of SMBS at City on the Hill Church

Slavic Missionary Bible College of Jacksonville, FL visited and ministered at City On A Hill Church on May 13th, 2012. Over 80 students from all over the United States, Germany and other countries drove from the east coast to minister in churches on the West Coast, in Washington State. 

The service was amazing, and uplifting. Some of the students shared their testimony how they made the decision to attend Slavic Missionary Bible School. Other students shared where they are going on the mission trip, after the school. From the 2012 class, 8 groups are going to Ukraine, 2 groups to Russia, one group to Tajikistan, one group to Kenya Africa, and one group to Cuba. 

During the service, the students also performed many songs as a choir. Their passion and love for Jesus was evident in their singing, as God’s presence and anointing ministered to the church during the songs. 

Bogdan Bondarenko, the director of SMBS, shared the closing message during the service and spoke on why God reacts differently to similar situations.

YP Coffee with the Pastor

On May 12, Young Professionals held a special meeting called "Coffee with the Pastor." Members of "YP'' were excited to help out in any way and the event "Coffee with the Pastor" morphed into more of a dinner. The setting was formal with linen covered tables adorned with fresh spring flowers. To begin the event, the leader of YP, Oleg Manchik, welcomed the group and shared some info about the vision and structure of YP. After that, Oleg invited the youth to the front and Pastor Yuriy Letvinchuk along with the worship group led everyone in prayer and worship. It was a welcome sight to see so many young people earnestly worshiping God in song and prayer.

 

At that point Andrey Sereda prayed for the food and dismissed the group to enjoy the amazing treats the YP ladies prepared. At this time it was pleasant to see young people from various backgrounds conversing and mingling. We were glad to have so many friends in attendance from the north because starting June 2nd there will officially be a YP group based at the north campus.

 

The final part of the evening was an open discussion between Pastor Vasily Botsyan and the audience. Pastor Vasily spoke about God's will in a persons life and the role it plays in the decisions we make. He also offered practical advice for single people who are considering starting romantic relationships. He shared other interesting ideas and offered helpful advice. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that volunteered their time and energy before and during the event that made it memorable. May God bless you all.

SMBS Choir at City On A Hill

 

This Sunday, May 13th, the students of Slavic Missionary Bible School (Jacksonville, FL) will be ministering at City On A Hill Church’s South Campus at 2:30 pm.

 

Slavic Missionary Bible School is the largest and most influential Slavic bible school in the United States, with students coming from all over the states and several countries.  After a 5 month school, most students leave on a 6 mission trip to Russia, Ukraine, Africa, Cuba and other countries.

 

For more information about SMBS, visit www.slavicmissionary.org.

 

Here is the full schedule of SMBS bus trip to WA State from Florida:

SMBS Choir Trip Schedule- to WA 2012 (May 8-25, 2012)

May 8th, 2012 Tuesday Cleveland, Tennessee Boris Balan

May 9th, 2012 Wednesday 16474 140 Ave Indianola, Iowa 50125 Ivan Pilat 7:00 pm

May 10th, 2012 Thursday 200 S 1st Ave. Brandon, SD 57005 Victor Pugach 7:00 pm

May 11th, 2012 Friday 10275 Mullan Road Missoula, Montana 59808 Michael Lemeza 7:00 pm

May 12th, 2012 Saturday 2014 S 15th St. Tacoma, WA 98405 Peter Saenko 7:00 pm

May 13th, 2012 Sunday 5904 12th St NE Tacoma, WA 98422 Vasiliy Galanesiy 10:00 am

May 13th, 2012 Sunday 33415 Military Rd. Auburn, WA Vasiliy Botsyan 2:30 pm

May 13th, 2012 Sunday 221 Hardie Ave NW Renton, WA 98007 Stepan Kasanyuk 6:00 pm

May 15th, 2012 Tuesday 3405 S 336th St. Federal Way, WA 98001 Serge Mironyuk 7:00 pm

May 16th, 2012 Wednesday 5312 29th St. NE Tacoma, WA 98422 Viktor Prohkor 7:00 pm

May 17th, 2012 Thursday 1430 S 330th St. Federal Way, WA 98003 Vasiliy Kuksyuk 7:00 pm

May 18th, 2012 Friday 3811 North East 21 street Renton, WA 98056 Fedor Kozak 7: 00 pm

May 19th, 2012 Saturday Washington Vasiliy Papirnyk

May 20th, 2012 Sunday 12420 Evergreen Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275 Vladimir Monich 11:00 am

May 20th, 2012 Sunday 9506 7th Ave SE Everett, WA 98208 Alex Kravchenko 1:30 pm

May 20th, 2012 Sunday 7505 Hardeson Rd. Everett, WA 98203 Vladimir Stasyk 6:00 pm

May 21st, 2012 Monday 13328 East Wellesley Ave Spoken Valley, WA 99216 Michael Vasikhnevitch 7:00 pm

May 22, 2012 Tuesday 12000 Fairview Ave Boise, ID 83713 Andrey Rezanovich 7:00 pm

May 23, 2012 Wednesday 6550 Tennyson St. Arvada, CO 80003 VasiliyMaksimov 7:00 pm

Water Baptism Class

Biblically and historically, water baptism has been seen by the Church as the decisive point of becoming a part of God’s family, a member of the community of God’s covenant people. City On A Hill Church celebrates baptism twice a year with a preparation class preceding each baptism. Another group of almost forty young people just started this class, where the majority of the time is spent surveying the foundational Christian doctrines. The purpose of this class is to prepare people for water baptism doctrinally and pastorally, so upon baptism, they will be better equipped to be a part of and serve the Body of Christ. 

Summer Camp

Summer Camp for Kids and Teens will be on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012—Saturday, September 1st, 2012.

Age for camp: 8-14. Child must be going to 2nd Grade in September 2012.

Registrations will begin on Sunday, May 6th. To register, please come to the Info Desk at City on a Hill before or after church or contact Zhanna Tsvor: 253.334.5310. The earlier you register, the cheaper it will be!

 

Location: Lake Retreat

27850 Retreat Kanaskat Rd SE

Ravensdale, WA 98051

 

For all other camp questions, contact: Alex Bozhko: 206.778.6810