Category Archives: Northwest

Pray for our Police!

We need to pray for the men & women who protect us.  Our Police & Fire Fighters.

This Sunday we’re taking time in our services to remember & pray for Police Officers, Fire Fighters & their families.

In the wake of the recent tragedies in Seattle & Tacoma where we’ve seen such a terrible loss of life with our frontline public servants, we at New Life Church want to take a moment this Sunday to honor & pray for our Police Officers, Fire Fighters & their families.

Renton, WA  December 3, 2009: Sunday, December 6th we will be honoring and praying for the Police Officers and Fire Fighters in our region during our three morning services.  All Police & Fire Fighters who are available on Sunday, December 6th are invited to attend any of our morning services in uniform so we can recognize them and pray a blessing on them and their families.

  • Sunday services are at 9:00 AM , 10:30 AM, & 12:00 Noon.
  • We have fun & exciting childcare for infants, pre-school & elementary kids.

Additionally…Renton Christian School will be keeping their flag at half mast & praying for our Police & Fire Fighters in their classes this week.

We’ll be showing the memorial services live in our chapel on Tuesday, December 8th at 1 PM.

How to participate if you’re a Police Officer or Fire Fighter:

  • Attend one of our 3 Sunday morning services and we will recognize all of our local Police & Fire Fighters at the end of the service.  Feel free to wear your uniform.
  • Go to our website: www.newliferenton.com and click on the Prayer button on our home page.  Let us know your needs and we will be praying for you and anything else we can do to help.
  • Call our office: 425.226.0880 and leave your prayer request with our receptionist or on our voicemail.

For Questions about our Sunday services and our prayer emphasis for our local Police & Fire Fighters, contact Pastor Loran Lichty – loran.lichty@newliferenton.com or 425.226.0880.

Click here to go to the New Life website.  You can download the press release and request prayer.

Let’s never stop praying for those who protect us.

Calibrate…November 15-16, 2009….Seattle!

16on16Calibrate, an event to help leaders realign their picture of the Church with Jesus’ picture of the Church, is coming November 15-16. We are hearing about countless leaders who are horribly depressed because they missed the early registration rate on Calibrate. In our tireless efforts to empower leaders we have come up with the perfect solution…a sale.

For one day only, October 16th, save $16 on Calibrate registrations. On October 16, go to www.calibratenw.com to register and you will pay $69 instead of the current price of $85.

This is for one day only – don’t miss it!

More on Calibrate 09?  I could type a bunch of stuff about it….just go to the site!

It’s cool to live in Seattle….

It’s cool to live in Seattle because at any given time you might stumble upon one of the coolest coffee shops in the world. Let me introduce you to Fuel Coffee.  It’s on 19th about 2 blocks from Republican on Capital Hill. Very cool little shop with really cool people hanging out both inside and outside. Free wi/fi and good coffee. You can’t ask for a much better Wednesday afternoon find.  Also, on the same block is the Kingfish Cafe.  I’ll blog on that place after I eat there.

What do you love about the city you live in?

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Let it snow

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Yea, it’s snowing in Seattle.  This is about what happens during this season in the Seattle area.  We get a few inches of snow and the commute goes crazy.  Brenda has been doing a great job navigating the snow.  This shot is of Maple Valley Highway on my way into the office today.  Not too bad, although right after I shot this picture….it started snowing pretty heavy and covering the road.  So I had to put down the iPhone and be more careful.  Kids out of school another day?  Whatever.  As much as I don’t like having to drive around people in the snow (I’m fine with my driving….just don’t like theirs) I do think it’s beautiful.

Did a bunch of doughnuts in the church parking lot on arrival.  Now that was fun.

What’s it look like in your neck of the woods?

Shopping crazytown at Westfield Southcenter

I took the kids to the mall last night.  This wasn’t just another little visit to the “mall”.  It was exploring the new Westfield Southcenter mall in Tukwilla.  This is a mall that I’ve been to many times from as far back as the early 70’s.  Back when they actually had a grocery store inside and a Payless.  They actually had a full size furniture store in that mall.  I actually worked there for about a year in a Mexican Restaurant.

The new renovations are amazing.  Cool stores, food court, & theater.  The mall is so busy that you can hardly find a parking spot.  I can only imagine what that place is going to be like at Christmas?  Very cool environment.  Worth the visit.  Funny thing is this, all I’ve got to do to be a cool dad is load up my kids and their friends and take them to the mall for the night.  Had lots of fun.

When was the last time you had fun going to the mall?

It’s cool to live in Seattle…

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Clay Bennett is a liar and a theif

It’s cool to live in Seattle because we didn’t let the NBA and Clay Bennett hold us hostage for another stadium tax.  Here’s the way I see it.  The Sonics didn’t leave….some greedy greasy business guy came in…bought a franchise (with full intent to move it) and moved it to OKC.  The Sonics that I loved will alwasy be in Seattle and if they never resurrect…the RIP.  I was not a season ticket holder so I’m just as much to blame for them leaving as everyone else.  Here’s my opinion.  I think the NBA is a JOKE!  I’m not sure we should raid another city of their team…nor should we put anything into an expansion team.  Again…Stern is sitting back and saying, ” pay up and build a new stadium and then we’ll consider giving you another team”.  Give me a break.  We can not stand for any more taxes.  Side note….my buddy Howard Schultz, “Mr. Starbucks” doesn’t get off the hook that easy.  He should have never sold to Clay.  Please tell me he’s not the only person in Seattle that didn’t see this coming?  Yet…because I love my Starbucks….I’m quick to forgive uncle Howard.  Stop the bleeding.  Besides…with the Sounders(MLS) coming back…and playing at QWest…..I think we have a new sport in town that will take place of basketball.  I love the fact that QWest will be getting more playing time.

So, good riddens to the group of people and ownership who just moved to OKC.  The are not and never will be the Sonics.  Welcome back Sounders.  I think I might just get season tickets for the MLS.

Makes me proud to live in Seattle.

Why are you proud of your city?