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North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) leaders have adopted four priorities that undergird the Adventist mission in the Pacific Northwest: To reach our territory with the distinctive, Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist message of hope and wholeness. The four areas are: 1) Young Adult Engagement; 2) Unity in Christ; 3) Total Member Involvement; and 4) Leadership Development.

Throughout 2018, Gleaner readers will discover each month new and delightful images of God's second book from photographs submitted during the most recent Images of Creation contest.

February 26, 2018

Why do some people like cilantro and other people don’t? What are the elements of a potentially successful New Year’s resolution? Why are stop signs red and streets signs green?

January 04, 2018 / Kim Strobel

EDITOR'S NOTE: During this 500-year celebration of the beginnings of the Reformation, we’ve been reminded of the centrality of sola scriptura to our faith. Dependence upon God’s Word is a key element to both our personal spiritual journeys and in guiding our collective mission as the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

November 30, 2017 / Alden Thompson

More than 1,400 Pathfinders, Adventurers and volunteers from across the Northwest gathered near Twin Falls, Idaho, for the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) Pathfinder Camporee September 14–16, 2017. This was the first time the camporee, hosted by the union every five years, was the held in Idaho.

October 27, 2017 / Anthony White

Early one Saturday morning in June, several hundred underinsured people lined up around the perimeter of a church in east Portland, Oregon, hoping to obtain medical attention and secure one of just a few spots available for the mobile dental clinic. Many of these people represent the working poor in the community.

September 28, 2017

Seventh-day Adventists have been involved in health care for more than 150 years. The impetus for this was not only prophetic calling, but a clear understanding that we are supposed to grow the kingdom of God using Christ’s model of caring for "the least of these" and using healing and wholeness as an opportunity to live the gospel. 

September 28, 2017 / Scott Reiner

Everyone deserves access to health care that helps transform and improve their quality of life, but for people who live in rural Oregon coastal communities, access to specialty care can be challenging. 

September 28, 2017 / Mary Faith Bell