ARLINGTON The Point Church of Arlington has moved into a new church office and ministry center in town, and Pastor Mike Zachman is eager to expand their services to the community, in proportion to the floor space theyve gained.
Weve gone from 600 to 8,000 square feet, said Zachman, who touted the most immediate benefit of the extra area as the privacy that it affords to those who take advantage of the ministrys individual and group counseling services.
Such enclosed spaces also come in handy when the ministry puts together its Life Point Radio program, which airs every Sunday at 11 a.m. on KGNW 820 AM, which Zachman notes can be heard from Vancouver to Centralia, and even Oregon on good days.
Through Life Point Radio, which is recorded and edited on a computer, the ministry presents listeners with religious music and My Story, a segment during which a different parishioner each week talks about their life experiences.
The Point Church also reaches the community through its Messenger newspaper, which Zachman explained is distributed throughout the Snohomish and Island counties and beyond, to more than 50 businesses and more than 100 churches, with a page count thats gradually going from 16 to 20 pages per issue.
The ministrys new offices, located in the former home of Weston High School, also offer band and choir rehearsal rooms for their youth groups, as well as rooms for their drug and alcohol addiction recovery groups, their mens and womens study groups, and even a pantry for food items, that Zachman hopes to fill up for charity and emergency purposes.
In the meantime, The Point Church plans to partner with the Arlington Rotary for their annual holiday food drive and distribution Dec. 21, for residents of Arlington, Darrington, Oso and possible North Marysville, depending on the need.
While the new building for the ministry has allowed its staff to spread out in their offices, Zachman wants to use the new center to make the presence of The Point Church felt more strongly in the community as a whole.
Were a two-year-old church with about 300-400 members, Zachman said. We still meet at Pioneer Elementary every Sunday, at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Were there every Saturday, at the Lords Little Cooker in Everett, and weve been active with the Rotary and in supporting sports like little league and soccer. We really want to cross-pollinate with, and give back to, the community.
The new church office and ministry center for The Point Church in Arlington is located at 18722 59th Ave. NE, Arlington, Wash., and may be contacted by phone at 360-435-1616. Their Web site is located at www.thepointchurch.net.
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