Grace Restores Everything





Elder & Deacon 


Each elder and deacon care for a division of
the Sonlight Community in both a proactive and responsive way. Contact your elder or deacon by selecting the reference list below.


District Reference List



Sonlight’s prayer warriors hold weekly prayer meetings, email prayer support chains and provide bulletin prayer items. Any need brought to their attention is held up in consistent, fervent prayer.


Contact June Ledford  Victoria Hague


Pastoral Care Network Team


Lay volunteers support elders and deacons across all districts.


Care Request Form  |  Contact Mike Slofstra


Providing short-term meal support most often for families who have had a new baby or those who are post-surgery or in grieving.


Contact Victoria Hague


Faith Community Nurses


Our nurses provide medical counsel,
hospital visits, home support, Sunday
morning consults, and social services 

resource knowledge.


Contact Norma Maarhuis  |  LeAna Osterman


This program provides trained care-providers to those who need committed, safe, long-term or short-term care relationships. People are paired with a provider to help them through time of crisis, friendship or a host of other needs.


Contact Joy Kok  |  Veryl Kooi

Stephen Ministries Organization



Wednesdays: 9:15-11 AM  September - April


Women of all stages of life are welcome to fellowship and study the bible together.


We meet to deepen our relationship with God by learning of the good news and what He says to us from the Bible, through prayer and by the life experiences of one another.

Contact Jessie Hendricks

Days & meet times vary


Smaller groups of 8-10 adults and their children meet in homes to worship, pray, learn and seek the welfare of the city together.


Groups meet to foster a sense of belonging, discipleship and to engage the community asa committed group.


Contact Mike Slofstra 

Meet monthlySept. - May

Adults, typically 55 years or older, who desire to enrich one another’s lives as we grow old together. We strive to use “retirement” to invest in heaven.


We gather for meals in the fellowship room, sing, seek fellowship, learn, play and serve with this prayer on our lips: "Thy Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven."  We also have summer events—contact Kay for additional information.

Contact Kay Koeman

Meet twice monthly

We are a group of young adults striving to cultivate a community that seeks to grow in our relationship with God and each other.  Our goal is to bring the Gospel to the young adults in Whatcom County through fellowship, worship, and discipleship.


We meet together twice a month by hosting a worship night on the third Thursday of the month and a Sunday lunch the last Sunday of the month.


Contact Jilanne German



Sundays: 9 & 10:30 AM  Wednesday: 7-8:30 PM


Wednesday evenings is an opportunity to share the Gospel so that middle school students will grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Through connecting in weekly worship and discipleship small groups, each student will develop a lifestyle attitude to love and serve God and our neighbors.

Contact Jessica Buys  | Volunteer


Sunday Evenings: 6:30-8 PM


Church Gatherings: First three Sundays of each month (Upper Room).

Discipleship Group: Fourth Sunday of each month (Venue TBD by group leader).


Sunday evenings is an opportunity to share the Gospel so that high school students will grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. By connecting in weekly worship and discipleship small groups, each student will develop a lifestyle attitude to love and serve God and our neighbors.


Contact Jilanne German   Volunteer



Sundays: 9 & 10:30 AM  Wednesday: 7-8:30 PM


Children birth through 2 years old are
welcome in the nursery to play, supervised
by background-checked volunteers.

Contact Alissa Underwood  |  Volunteer

PRESCHOOL (2 years-—Kndergarten age)

Sundays: 9 & 10:30 AM  Wednesday: 7-8:30 PM


At Sonlight we provide safe and loving gospel-centered care for little ones. We will update each week with take-home papers, activities you can do with your little one to remind them of God’s great love for them, and upcoming activities and news from Preschool Ministries.

Contact Shona Ten Pas  |  Volunteer


Sundays: 9 & 10:30 AM  Wednesday: 7-8:30 PM


Sonlight Children’s Ministry engages children
in the good news of the gospel by pointing to the beauty and wonder of Jesus. It is our hope to showcase His awesome deeds and how scripture centers on Him.

Contact Lynda Burke  |  Volunteer

KIDS CLUB  |  Wednesday Evening: 7-8:30 PM


This year in Kids Club we desire for kids 1st-4th grade to be Mad About Jesus! Through play, stories and hands on science experiments kids will learn more about what Jesus does in their hearts and lives. All this while having fun, being a little silly and becoming more and more interested in this beautiful world God gave us.


Contact Shona Ten Pas  |  Volunteer

GEMS  |  Wednesday Evening: 7-8:30 PM


This year in GEMS our focus is that Jesus is our biggest blessing and we can bless others by showing the love of Jesus throught our words, attitudes, and actions! And by staying true to our aim: To act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Contact Victoria Hague  |  Volunteer

CADETS  |  Wednesday Evening: 7-8:30 PM


The goal of the Christian Cadet Club, based upon verse Luke 2:52 is to help boys grow spiritually in all areas of life (devotional, mental, physical and social) by providing Christian men with a uniquely designed structure, program, and materials so that
they can mentor boys effectively.


Contact Lynda Burke  |  Volunteer





Sonlight Children’s Ministry gathers to celebrate the wonders of Jesus’ unending, never stopping love and Gospel rescue plan in a way children can taste and see. 

Sonlight’s vision for its youth is that every student comes to learn and know that they belong, body and soul in life and in death to their faithful savior Jesus Christ.





Sonlight’s Adult Ministries aim to connect one another in lasting community by sharing meals, laughing, learning and seeing how God and life constantly intersect.

Sonlight’s Care Ministries provide a safe, positive environment where connection with those who are struggling can come together in support, accountability, and love to find hope and healing.

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8800 Bender Road

Lynden, WA 98264



Office Hours

Closed Mondays

Tues.-Fri. 9am to 4pm

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