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Lost Relationships

How many relationships with friends or family have you lost over the past few years? How many people have you had to unfollow on social media because of their unrelenting political posts?

Lost Hope

Many of us, looking at the hatred and spite we see all around us have lost hope that things will ever get better. We don't see any leaders or candidates working to bring unity to the country.

Loss of Common Ground

As a result of all the division and polarization in the past few years, we seem to have lost our common ground with our fellow humans.

Where Is The Hope?

We know that it's hard to have hope right now. We know that it's hard to believe things will ever get better. How many relationships have you lost over the past few years? How many friends have you had to unfollow? How many times have you found yourself looking for some kind of escape from the madness all around us? If you're like so many, we need some hope. We would like to offer some hope. Hope that there is a way forward. There is a way out of the mess. There is a way to find unity among diversity.

Join Us, Sundays at 5pm

Starting Sunday evening, January 23rd at 5pm, we would be honored to have you join us for a new series called purple faith. We share a meal from 5-5:30ish, and then we'll start looking at some actual solutions to the division we see all around us.

SixEight Food Pantry

6:8 Food Pantry

The SixEight Food Pantry is back to normal operation. Our normal hours of operation are every Tuesday from 4:30-6:30pm, or by appointment from 11am to noon. We serve the zip codes 98665, 98663, 98685 and 98686. Please bring a utility bill or evidence of address.

We do not have the ability to deliver food boxes at this time. We do not have any financial assistance available, please call 211 for assistance. 

We are located at 8802 NW 9th Ave. in Vancouver, 98665. From I-5, take exit 4, the 78th street exit and head west on 78th st for 7/10ths of a mile. At the light at the top of the hill, turn right onto nw 9th ave. SixEight church is half a mile down nw 9th ave on the left between Jason Lee Middle School and Eisenhower Elementary School

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Purple Faith

If I were to ask you to estimate how many people on "the other side" hold extreme political views, what would you guess? I mean, how many of the people in the political party opposite of you are radicals? Take a guess. If you're a "red," what percentage of the "blue" party do you think holds to extremely radical blue points of view? If you're a "blue," what percentage of the "red" party do you think believes crazy, absurd political points of view? Take a guess. According to a study by "More in Common," when people were asked to estimate this percentage, they got 55%. We, in general, estimate that 55% of people on "the other side" hold extreme political views. We jump to conclusions and assume that at least half of constituents of the opposing political party hold to the most radical views of that party. We're really good…

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Purple Faith
Who Am I Becoming By What I’m Doing

Who Am I Becoming By What I’m Doing

Sunday evening, I shared a little about Facebook, Frances Haugen's remarks on 60 Minutes and before Congress. I really wanted to get on the soapbox, but I tried not to. I'm still trying not to. But, I've been really intrigued by her perspective. She said "The result (of Facebook's Algorithm which prioritizes engagement) has been more division, more harm, more lies, more threats and more combat. In some cases, this dangerous online talk has led to actual violence that harms and even kills people." In the interview, she talked about those who participated in the January 6th riots on the capital. They've been able to look back and see what posts the people in those Facebook groups saw during the days between the election and Jan. 6. Because of the Algorithm, they were only seeing posts about how the election was stolen, and that something needed to be done about…

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Summer of Rest, Summer with Jesus: W4D2

Today's Bible reading comes from Luke 13:31-35 31 At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ 33 In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 35 Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’[a]”

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Summer of Rest, Summer with Jesus: W4D2
Summer with Jesus, Summer of Rest: W4D1

Summer with Jesus, Summer of Rest: W4D1

Today's Bible reading comes from Luke 13:18-20: 18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.” 20 Again he asked, “What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? 21 It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds[a] of flour until it worked all through the dough.” 22 Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. 23 Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” He said to them, 24 “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. 25 Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading,…

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