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“One Church. Two Church. Old Church. New Church.” By Pastor Andrew Yoos

Pastors Drew and Sara Yoos. Photo credit: Drew Yoos.

What do you think of when you hear the word “church?” No really, take a minute and think about it. Now, try to put that stuff away as you hear what’s going on in the North Creek community (and maybe put it away for good). For too long, the “Church” has been in the business of not changing. And as a pastor, I will be the first to confess that even though we may think we are the most friendly bunch out there, open to all; when it comes down to it, we just want you for the numbers.

Eight men arrested in underage sex sting

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested eight adult males over the September 24, 2016, weekend in an underage sex sting operation, “Operation Anvil.”

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit, in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested eight adult males over the September 24th weekend in an underage sex sting operation, “Operation Anvil.”

The men, who range in age from 26 to 60 years-old, all responded to on-line ads placed by undercover detectives posing as a 15 year-old female.

"Where there’s Smoke there’s Fire," by the Whistling Gardener

This "Tiger Eyes" Staghorn Sumac is paving the way for the changing leaves of fall. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Keeping our landscapes changing is so critical to keeping our interest in gardening. With change, there’s the anticipation of something new and exciting. With change, our garden compositions take on whole new personalities. And with change, we find opportunities to experience our gardens in ways we may not have originally conceived.