Come to Sunday School

I stepped into the dormitory meeting room, not sure what to expect. It was my first Bible study as a college student…actually…first real Bible study…ever. I’d been a Christian for three years, but honestly, I was not into the Bible enough to actually study it. As we all sat down in a circle, the small group leader began to pass out the passage we were studying. “The passage we passed out is printed double spaced, with no verse or chapter labels. When you get the passage, read it objectively and start looking for observations and questions, and we will start sharing in 15 minutes,” the small group leader said with a cheerful smile. They called it, inductive study. I began to realize the uncanny resemblance of this Bible study with the dreaded AP English class that I thought that I left behind for good.

But as the Bible study went on, I was astounded by the richness of the scripture. The small group discussed observations, interpretations, and applications of the passage. By the end, I understood the text and had ideas how to apply it in my life. For the first time, my Christian walk was no longer simply following or believing what I was told. Instead, I was living my faith as my own.

Knowing how to study the Bible to me has been one of the most important parts of my Christian walk. Today, God’s word is regularly misused by politics, culture, and just plain bad theology. However, a good Bible study reveals God’s true heart for humanity. This gives me hope during the good and bad times. It also solidifies my understanding of what God is trying to tell us and what He is calling us to do. As I apply in faith what I learn, it strengthens my theology and what I believe which influences my passion for Christ.

This April, I will be starting an Adult Sunday School. My hope is to have a space where everyone at SCAC can strive to deepen their understanding of the Bible and be challenged to apply what they learn from it. In addition, I hope this study can be a space where Christians of different backgrounds, ages, stages of life, and thought can come together to share their experience with each other. I would like to open up the invitation to all ages college and up. If you have any questions, please come and see me and I would love to talk to you.

Blessings in Christ,
Richard Huang


Easter Eggstravaganza

Dear SCAC family,

Easter is just around the corner! This is one of my favorite times of the year because we remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and we celebrate His life, death and resurrection!

Several years ago as a staff we made a conscience decision to move our yearly egg hunt, The Eggstravaganza, to Sunday instead of the usual Saturday morning. The purpose of this was twofold, one this makes it easier for our families that live on the Eastside to participate without having to make another trip back to Seattle. This also has given us the opportunity to share this important season with our families, friends and community. I ask that you think and pray about reaching out to those in your sphere of influence and bring them to Church and the Eggstravaganza, especially those with children.

We are offering a light brunch from 11:30 a.m. to around 2:00 p.m. This will allow those in the English congregation to eat and hang out. Once the Chinese service is over we will all go out for the egg hunt and the rest of the activities will begin. Then those in the Chinese congregation can head downstairs and have a light brunch.

If you don’t have family or friends, especially those with children, to invite than I would ask you to consider helping out on Sunday to make the Eggstravaganza work. I need lots of volunteers, probably between 40 and 50 people. The event runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. so you should have enough time to get home to your own Easter feast. If you are willing to help out please Register Here to Help.

Included below is some information that will impact all of us on Easter Sunday, 4/1/2018. Please read!

In Jesus,
Steve Stauffer
Children’s Pastor

Easter Sunday 4/1/2018
Important information
If you are only attending the 8:30 am service you can park anywhere that is open. If you are attending 8:30 am service and also attending a Bible Study at 10:00 am then please park only along the back of the parking lot (the spaces that look onto the Chief Sealth Trail) or along the street, or across the street at the school (either in the driveway or down in the lower playfield). If you are attending either the 10:00 am service or the 11:30 am service I am asking you to park along the street, or across the street at the school (either in the driveway or down in the lower playfield).
There will be inflatable toys set up in the parking lot for the Eggstravaganza so we need the parking lot clear of cars and open for the toys. The driveway will be kept clear for all three services so passengers may be dropped off and picked up at the church entrance.

A free lunch will be served following both the 10:00 am service and the 11:30 am service in the fellowship hall. Lunch will be served up til 2:00 pm.

The Eggstravaganza officially begins at 1:00 pm. We are doing something a little different this year. In an effort to avoid the mass chaos of the Egg Hunt being held at only one time we will be running the Egg Hunt, The inflatables, Cookie Decorating, and the Photo Booth all between 1 pm and 4 pm. In this way people can go to wherever they want whenever they want, between 1 pm and 4 pm. The Egg Hunt will be located on the grass hill, the Photo Booth will be located in the Narthex in front of the Library, The inflatables will be out in the parking lot, and the cookies will be located in the “A” classrooms. Instructions and a map for the event will be handed out in the parking lot and in the narthex. The instructions will be in English, Chinese and Spanish.

Egg Hunt
The Egg Hunt will be run a little differently this year. The entire grass hill will be fenced off with 1 entrance and 1 exit. Approximately 20 children will be allowed to hunt at a time. There will be a time limit. The children will be encouraged to get certain colored eggs. The eggs will be empty. When the time is up or they are done they will go to the exit where they will trade in their empty eggs for a bag of stuffed eggs.

Ji Soo’s Story

jisoostoryHi SCAC, my name is Ji Soo Kim. I am a recent graduate from the University of Washington and I have been a regular member of SCAC for several years. I first heard about SCAC though Priscilla Kwong during my sophomore year at the University of Washington and have been coming ever since. I have deeply appreciated the love and support from the SCAC community during my time here which is why I bring my story to you today.

My family came to the US from Korea when I was only 2 years old. My family wanted to escape poverty and decided the US had more opportunities for me and my sister. We entered on visitor visas but my parents were not eligible to obtain work visas. They made the decision to remain in the US and thus we became illegal immigrants. We faced many challenges due to our undocumented status, but despite many barriers my family was able to obtain green cards and are on their path to citizenship. I, however, did not qualify to obtain a green card with them so I relied on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to obtain legal status. With DACA, I was able to attend university and apply for work in the US.

While in college, I received Jesus Christ as my God and Savior and felt a strong call to help those who are vulnerable in this country. This led me to major in Public Health so I could influence systemic change to better the opportunities and outcomes for those on the margins. After graduation, I worked for TeenFeed, a nonprofit that provides food and case management for homeless communities; I hope to continue working in the nonprofit sector.

I am incredibly grateful for the DACA program. Before DACA I had to seriously consider whether I should give up on my dreams of going to college and being able to work in a field that I love. But this program allowed for me to attend University, find a job after graduation, and live free from fear due to my legal status.

However on September 5th, 2017, the Federal Government rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which gave me and 800,000 undocumented young people safety from deportation and a chance at living a normal life. Now that DACA is ending, I have only until October 13th, 2018 before I lose my ability to work and therefore cannot use my degree to help those in need. I would also be in constant fear of being detained and deported to a country I have no recollection of or connection. I want to continue doing the work that I love and believe Jesus has called me to do, but without a Dream Act I will never be able to. Not only are my dreams on the line, but almost a million young people are depending on this act to secure their futures.

Today I’m asking for your help as a sister in Christ, to pray for compassionate and sensible legislation that supports the ideas of the Dream Act. Positive action by the Federal Government would allow for me and many others like me to pursue our dreams in the only country we have ever known and loved, and serve as contributing members of the United States. I ask this because this church is my family and I have experienced firsthand how this body has been a strong catalyst for change on Beacon Hill and Seattle.

Please pray for our Federal government leaders, our President and DACA recipients. Would you also take a step further and advocate for a Dream Act so young people can have a chance at a future in this country? You can make your voice count by contacting…

• White House –
• United We Dream 478-488-8059

Blessings in Christ,
Ji Soo Kim