Marine View Christian Preschool

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The summer is coming to an end and we are looking forward to another year at Marine View Christian Preschool. We are excited that all of our staff from last year will be returning this year and we have expanded our program to include an afternoon class for three and four year olds.  We will have an enrollment of 70+ preschoolers joining us this fall! 

This past week has brought forth some exciting changes to the preschool playground and entrance area. We were selected to participate in a community partnership project through Lowe's Heroes to renovate our outdoor play space. We are hoping to encourage our students to engage in sensory play with more a more natural emphasis (playing with mud, dirt, sand, rocks, sticks). We are extremely thankful to have been selected for this opportunity to make our preschool space more aesthetically pleasing without the expense!

We are looking forward to the year ahead. The staff will be back in classrooms the first week of September, participating in training and getting classrooms ready. Our first day of preschool will be September 12th. We are always grateful for the partnership of the church community and hoping to see some new faces as volunteers this school year. 
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Sharon Christen
Director
Marine View Christian Preschool

Posted on August 17, 2017 .

Easter Weekend - Celebrating Together at Marine View

What a great weekend of celebration together at Marine View! Thanks to all those who helped make Easter weekend a successful time of reflection, fun, celebration, and thanksgiving by serving and participating in worship and activities. 

Here Is What We Did

Good Friday Service - A group of 125 gathered to remember and reflect on the meaning and significance of Jesus' death on a cross for the forgiveness of sin. We shared in communion together and 55 of you nailed confessions of sin and selfishness to the cross. Together we remembered that 'We Were There.' Though we left in silence, sitting in the shadow of the cross - we left with the hope of Easter Sunday to come.

Easter Eggstravaganza - Our 7th annual Easter Eggstravaganza was incredibly fun.  Energy and excitement were present throughout the East Campus building as folks from the across the generations at Marine View came together to serve our community.   Here are some of the highlights of what we accomplished together: 

  • We stuffed and hid over 4500 eggs for kids to find. 
  • We gave away 40 Golden Egg prizes. 
  • We welcomed over 140 kids and their families. 
  • We provided a fun experience for over 89 children, not from Marine View.
  • We made connections with 20 families who are seeking to learn more about Marine View's ministry.
  • We helped children discover the surprise ending of the Easter story through our 5 hands-on learning activities.  
  • We came together to serve families with a team consisting of 32 volunteers giving a total of over 80 hours

Easter Sunday - We worshipped together with nearly 500 in attendance - celebrating the heart of the Christian faith - the good news about Jesus' death and resurrection. We welcomed Marine View regulars, guests, and visiting family. The Marine View Children's Ministry Team hosted 83 children in our children's environments - celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus through songs, crafts, and the story of the first Easter. 

Thank you to all those who served and gave their time to help make Easter weekend a meaningful time or worship, fun, and celebration. We are grateful for a community like Marine View committed to sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ with each other and those around us. Thank you for your partnership in the gospel as we serve Christ together. 

Blessings in Christ, 

The Marine View Staff

 

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Celebrating Growing Faith

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We celebrated growing faith with Bob Boren (center above) on Sunday, November 20. Here are a few words from Bob about his experience at Marine View and his growing relationship with Jesus: 

For many years, I have been on a mission to be a better man, and by extension, a better Christian. With much reading, pondering and soul searching, I have decided to embrace the idea; the mission of Marine View Church, of going deeper in my relationship with Jesus, and reaching wider with God’s love.

Beginning in early 2013, I began attending Marine View Church, in an effort to make some sense of my life, and the tragedy of my impending divorce. I chose Marine View Church because of their outreach with their Jazz Live concerts. I have learned much, and have grown much, too.

I am not some starry eyed zealot, choosing some belief du jour. Rather, this has been nearly a lifetime journey of investigation, beginning before I could write cursively! I didn’t read just one Bible. I own many. My favorite is the Companion Bible, by Bullinger. And concordances and dictionaries. Strong’s is a favorite.  I looked at comparative religion books. Catholic catechism. Writings of Luther. This has been a calm, and measured, investigation, into my relationship with my Creator.

What can I tell you, of my development? I found a church, a group of leaders, a group of people, that welcomed me, and allowed me to develop as a Christian, at my pace. As I attended more and more services, I became aware of a presence, and messages, and coincidences I could not ignore. I listened to many sermons. Messages I felt were written and directed, solely for me, helping me evolve as a Christian, and as a man. Events, and circumstances, that aligned with this path, that would make me say, “Hmmm. Is that you, God, speaking to me?” 

Some 60 years ago, I was baptized, as an infant. I came to the conclusion, several weeks ago, that I wanted to make an adult affirmation, perhaps a rededication, of that event. This has been problematic, for I am an introvert at rest, and an extroverted introvert when needed. In talks with senior pastor Jesse Skiffington, I decided that total immersion in Puget Sound, in the midst of November, at Dash Point Dock was more immersion than I desired. Instead, a “dunking on the dais”; a definite moistening, though, and took place on Sunday, November 20, 2016, shortly after 9:00 am.

- Bob Boren

Posted on December 1, 2016 .