April 22, 2018

Fragments of Truth

Many skeptics claim that we cannot trust the Bible.  But in a new documentary film, Fragments of Truth, Dr. Craig Evans tracks down the most ancient New Testament manuscripts and highlights new evidence for the reliability of the scriptures. 

The film will be in theaters for one night only, April 24 at 7pm.  The nearest showing will be in Olympia at the Capital Mall Theatre, 625 Black Lake Blvd SW.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at



Kid's Camp 2018


The Onalaska Community Kids Camp 2018 will be happening in June!  A meeting to plan and prep for kids camp will be held at Jackson Prairie Church at       

6:30 pm on Thursday, April 19th.

  If you are able to lead an area like crafts, Bible tent, field games, bounce house, decorations/set prep, security, or registration, please come to the meeting and share your ideas.





First Aid - CPR Class

A first aid/CPR class will be offered at the church on Saturday, May 5. The cost is $20 per person, payable by cash or check to the instructor. Those needing a refresher course/renewing their certification will meet from 10 am to noon.

The newbie class will start at 12:30pm. 

Space is limited to 20 students per class, so please sign-up early. If you have questions, please call Amie Smith at (360)669-3933.

Plants, Arts and Crafts Sale

On Sunday, May 6, the ladies will have a plants and arts and crafts sale to help cover the cost of their retreat.  You can buy gifts for Mother’s Day, or plants for your garden.  May is a great time to plant!  If you would like to donate plants, arts or crafts to be sold, it would be very much appreciated. 

Please contact Sarah Crow at 360-523-0901 with any questions.



New Women's Bible Study


Beginning Wednesday, April 11th, a new 10 week Women's Bible Study will begin at the church at 9:00 a.m.

We will be watching the DVD Series "A Tour Through Prophecy" by Dr. David Jeremiah.

Join us as we explore this very pertinent topic by one of the nation's foremost Christian voices. For questions please call 360-748-4689.



Women's Bible Study Fellowship



The women's BSF classes are registering now for the next study starting mid-Sept., People of the Promised Land Part 1, which covers the nation of Israel from Joshua to Solomon. The major themes are provision, holiness, faithfulness, and leadership.

The Wednesday class with a preschool program is at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2190 Jackson Highway, in Chehalis.

The Thursday class is at Shoestring. 

Both classes and preschool are from 9:30-11 am and are provided at no charge.

When we study and apply Scripture, we find ourselves in accord with God, we are a light in our families, and we love serving our communities.

Contact Judy Parks with any questions or to register at 360-623-0194 or   .



Home Groups



Shoestring is a place to belong and a place to grow.   A great way to build friendships and grow in Christ is to join one of our Home Groups.  These are small groups that get together during the week to discuss God’s word, pray, encourage one another, and reach out to friends and neighbors.

We have a number of groups meeting in homes around Lewis County on various nights of the week.  Check out the information on the opposite page to find a group that’s a good fit for you.


Annual Church Calendar

The 2018 SVCC annual calendar is available in the literature rack in the lobby.


Is a book hiding at your house?

Good news! Many books are being checked out of the church library!!

Not so good news. Some of those books have been missing for months even though the last person who signed the check-out card has returned them. That most likely means some people have forgotten to sign the check-out card when borrowing the books. Some of those books are listed here. Please check to see if they’re hiding at your home!

  • A Hole in Our Holiness, by Kevin De Young
  • Just Do Something (both copies), by DeYoung
  • King James Only Controversy, by James White
  • Connecting, by Larry Crabb
  • Jewish Holy Days by Coulson Shepherd
  • Fascinating Facts about the Holy Land, by Wagner
  • Be Perfect, by Andrew Murray
  • Bringing Up Boys, by James Dobson
  • Ten Girls Who Changed the World, by Irene Howat



Greeters and Ushers

 Our greeters and ushers welcome visitors and regular attenders to SVCC each Sunday.  Would you like to serve in this way?  We have a few openings for ushers and greeters right now.  Please contact Leon Gattis, (360) 978-4745.



The Morton Community Bible Church, 150 Division Ave in Morton, is offering a GriefShare session on Sundays from 2 to 3:30 pm.

Contact Lisa Hargrove at:

360-497-0565  or .


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Hallmarks of SVCC

Our Church Motto

Teaching and living the truth of God’s grace.


Our Church Purpose Statement

SVCC has a vision to minister three realities near and far.  We aim to be a place:

  • where sin-prone, sin-bound people regularly experience God’s grace, so that they might be saved and eagerly grow in Christ.
  • where grace-loved people are trained to apply relevant biblical truth, so that grace rebuilds lost foundations of spiritual, personal, family, and community life.
  • where grace-loved and truth-trained people gratefully pass along the good things in Christ that they’ve received so that the chain of grace continues unbroken.


Our Church Covenant

  • We commit ourselves, by the grace of God
  • to build up our fellow Christians.
  • to be active participants in congregational life.
  • to guard the unity and purity of the church.
  • to advance the mission of the church.


Our Church Mission Statement

Our mission is Christ’s mission – extending his kingdom by sending out his people to reach the world with his gospel.  This will be done:

  • by equipping our members to become effective disciple-makers in their personal sphere of influence.
  • by planting disciple-making churches in Lewis County, and
  • by adopting an unreached people group and laboring to see them won to Christ.


Adult Discipleship Development

ADD Life

Jesus said “I came that you might have life, and have it abundantly.” Jn 10:10

Look for updates coming soon  

When -


Why - to help us:

  •  Grow in our knowledge and understanding of who God is –
  • Hear from God as He reveals Himself through His word, the Bible –
  • Encourage one another by attending and contributing to the class discussions –
  • Become more comfortable sharing the truth of God’s love with others –
  • Live in the richness of the abundant life Jesus has given us –

 Where – Fellowship hall and Parsonage classrooms: