May 19, 2019


Sunday School

Today, May 19, will be the last day of children’s Sunday school until fall. 


Baby Bottle Boomerang

The annual Baby Bottle Boomerang in support of Possibilities Women’s Center begins today!  

Pick up a bottle, fill it with coins, currency or checks, and return it to the church by Father’s Day, June 16.  Thanks so much for your support of this ministry to help women and their families.


Celebrating Cousins

Saturday, June 1st, 1:30 till 3:30 will be a baby shower to honor Emmett Laurence Simons and Belle Evangeline Foss. 

All ladies and young ladies are invited. 



This year’s Baccalaureate service will be hosted by the Community Presbyterian Church of Onalaska on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 pm. 

The Presbyterian Church has asked if members of Shoestring would be willing to help provide cookies for this community event.  If you are able to bring cookies, please drop them off on the day of the Baccalaureate between 1 and 3 pm or at 6 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Onalaska.



Bible Study Fellowship

Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) will be teaching Acts of the Apostles this fall in three locations in Lewis County:

  • Wednesday,   Day Women’s Class

    9:30 to 11am; St. John’s Lutheran Church, Chehalis.  Includes FREE preschool program infant to age 6, and a new program for school-aged children, as well!

  • Thursday,   Day Women’s Class

    9:30 to 11am; Shoestring Valley Community Church, Onalaska.  No childcare provided. 

  • Thursday,   Condensed Evening Women’s Class

    6:30 to 7:30pm; Centralia Christian School, Centralia.  No childcare provided.

BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that offers classes around the world to people of all ages and backgrounds.  There is no cost to participate.  Make plans TODAY to join us this September!  You can register by visiting .

Click on Find a Group; Chehalis, WA; and Join!  If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Schwarz at (360) 789-1962 or Judy Parks at (360) 623-0194.


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.




Teaching English in Morocco

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”       Acts 1:8

The GO Team is pleased to announce the support of Shoestring Valley Community Church for the pioneering ministry of the Scott Family with the unreached Berber people of Morocco. This is an amazing opportunity for Shoestring to directly support the Gospel of Jesus Christ going to an unreached people group. Please join GO in praying for the Scotts, for the English School and for the Berber people and praise God for this opportunity to be a part of His kingdom work!

If you would like to support the school, you can do so by:

  • praying (check out the prayer guides in the lobby)
  • Making a financial contribution
  • Or even serving alongside the Scotts in Morocco!

Want to learn more? Contact Summer Phillips at 360-978-4866. Thanks for your prayers!  


To Know Him and to Make Him Known

If we are going to know the Lord and make him known, we must be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). 

Central to that renewing is regular time in God's word.  You’ll find two different Bible reading plans in the wall rack in the lobby.  Pick up one today and enjoy a year of being encouraged, challenged and equipped by God's inspired word.

Also available online at our website. Download from our reference documents page under Resources. Or click here to go to the reference documents page.

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.