November 2003

Did You Know?

Look for It on the Web

Have you ever expected to see a story published in the GLEANER, and it never was? Look for it on GLEANERonline, www.gleaneronline...

More

How Time Works

Time's Origins

Webster's New World College Dictionary (fourth ed.) defines time as “a period or interval, or the period between...

More

Editorial

Good News Is . . . No News!

We often say, “No news is good news,” and in some cases I suspect that is true. Recently, however, I have become increasingly disgusted by the news media and the seeming...

More

Fresh Start

A Trip that Changed the World

In 1999, Miami attorney O. Frank Valladares reluctantly consented to tag along with his wife on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. He figured the trip would be a...

More

North Pacific Union

Family Reunions

Editor's note: While family reunions are notable events to family members they are not usually of interest to the entire GLEANER readership. However, last summer,...

More

Music + Three Teens = 130 Baptisms

Dad and Mom Herr (pronounced “her”) married in 1915 and settled in McClusky, N.D, a community of about 800. By 1935, they had 10 strong, healthy children. They worked...

More

Libby Roundup

Only a few times in a family’s history do memories and reality interface and create a moment never forgotten. One of those times was Labor Day weekend, when more than 90...

More

News

Membership Votes Changes to Adventist Health’s Governance

Membership Votes Changes to Adventist Health’s Governance Adventist Health’s membership voted changes for the organization’s governance at its annual membership meeting on Sept. 15. A series of... More

Alaska to Oshkosh

"Pathfinders, atten-huh!” Following a summer of camporee and campouts, Alaska Pathfinders fall in for a new year of activities.First order of business for most is the induction service during which... More

Dillingham Enjoys New Classroom

Twenty-seven Dillingham Adventist School students were welcomed to the new school year on August 25 by three teachers and a new classroom. The 1500-square-foot addition to the school provides a new... More

Gem State Academy Welcomes New Faculty

Finding good help is a challenge in any industry. The bar is raised even higher for work in Christian education, so Gem State Adventist Academy staff was thrilled with the addition of two talented... More

Money Raised for Gymnasium

Who thinks of school in the summer? Three students at Boise Valley Adventist School—Kaili Moore, Sarah Wilder and Lisa Newby—raised money for their school’s gymnasium during summer vacation. Each... More

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Even before the Middleton (Idaho) Church was organized in February 2002, the members had a desire to be a presence in their community. In November 2001, some of the church members wanted to help a... More

Live Nativity at Meridian Church

Last year, more than 1,400 visitors enjoyed the Meridian (Idaho) Church sixth annual drive-through, live nativity from the warmth of their vehicles or by parking and walking.Church members spend... More

Great Falls Church Recognizes Five First Responders

The Great Falls (Mont.) Church used its church service on Sept.13 to recognize and appreciate those police officers, firefighters and emergency personnel who put their lives on the line for the... More

Lessons from Lighthouses

A group of local children learned about the sanctuary and its services at the Vacation Bible School in Whitehall, Mont., through a program called “Lessons from Lighthouses.” The lessons were... More

The Gathering of Men

The Gathering of Men men's retreat was held the first weekend of August at the Adventist school near Ronan, Mont., when forest fires forced a location change from the Glacier Park area.The Kalispell... More

Family Reunions

Editor's note: While family reunions are notable events to family members they are not usually of interest to the entire GLEANER readership. However, last summer, two large, Northwest-based Adventist... More

Music + Three Teens = 130 Baptisms

Dad and Mom Herr (pronounced “her”) married in 1915 and settled in McClusky, N.D, a community of about 800. By 1935, they had 10 strong, healthy children. They worked hard and worshipped together at... More

Libby Roundup

Only a few times in a family’s history do memories and reality interface and create a moment never forgotten. One of those times was Labor Day weekend, when more than 90 Libby family members gathered... More

Gladstone Park Church Goes Backpacking

Fourteen backpackers from the Gladstone Park Church went on the Timberline Trail 600 around Mt. Hood in August. The group included singles, families, youth and an eight-year-old boy, all of whom... More

PAA Violinist Puts Sabbath Above Career

Ellen Cockerham, a Portland Adventist Academy senior, has been selected as the concertmistress of the Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) for the 2003-04 season. She was chosen for this prestigious... More

Oregon Youth Challenge Changing Lives, One Knock at a Time

"Hello!, my name is——. I am working my way through school, and I have something special to show you. Please take a look!"At the more than 26,000 doors Oregon Youth Challenge (OYC) particpants... More

Columbia Adventist Academy Student Nominated for Principal's Leadership Award

Chase Hendrickson, a Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) senior, has been nominated to compete in the national Principal’s Leadership Award (PLA) scholarship program, sponsored by the National... More

Creative Open House Trains New Church Officers

The Sweet Home (Ore.) Church held their first open house and orientation workshop on Sunday, June 29, to orient members to the church offices that they had accepted for the new year. It featured... More

Young People Needed to Boost Church Near Eugene

A few young people have come forward and volunteered to carry some of the load of the Everlasting Gospel Church near Eugene, Ore., and more are needed.Originally called the Veneta Church, this 350-... More

A Long Journey

Her father was from Spain, her mother from Caracas, Venezuela. When she was just a baby, they traveled by boat to Panama. My grandma, Gilberta, was the oldest of 15 living children.Grandma was raised... More

Livingstone Adventist Academy Setting Records

The Oregon Conference’s newest senior high school, Livingstone Adventist Academy (formerly Livingstone Junior Academy), began its 105th year with an all-time record enrollment of 262 students... More

A Beautiful Beginning at Milo

We're off to a great start this year at Milo Adventist Academy with an enrollment of 168 students, up from 138 last year. This includes 94 new students, and applications continue to arrive.Milo... More

Two Weddings

Jewell married Ronnie Thomas at a quiet ceremony in Prineville, Ore., on Aug. 15. Jewell entered into another relationship on Sept. 13 when she stepped into the cool water of the Prineville Reservoir... More

Davidsons Give New Meaning to Sabbath At Upper Columbia Academy

Davidsons Give New Meaning to Sabbath At Upper Columbia Academy After a year of planning, Upper Columbia Academy was delighted to be able to host Richard and Jo Ann Davidson, professors from the... More

Farewell to Ilya

Seldom is a photograph of an Adventist pastor found on the front page of a regional newspaper. Retired pastor George Rasmussen, his wife Roma Belle, and Ilya Suprun were pictured Aug. 15 on the front... More

Goodbye to Original Administration Building Hello to a New Era at Walla Walla College

After 111 years of service to the college, the original Administration Building, affectionately known as the Ad Building, will be completely removed by the end of November.Current students, faculty,... More

Designing With an Eye for Service Students Work Free for Non-profits

This past year, Helpline, a social service agency in Walla Walla, Wash., received a new promotional look thanks to a new graphic design club at Walla Walla College (WWC). Students organized the club... More

Mortgage Shredding at North Cascade Church

The North Cascade Church members joyfully shredded their mortgage during a special dedication service on Sabbath, Sept. 6.Construction began on the present church building in 1997 on five acres just... More

Auburn Adventist Academy Student Named National Merit Finalist

It’s not a small thing to be named a National Merit Scholarship finalist, so Auburn Adventist Academy is proud that it has turned out its share. Those who attain this title join an elite group, which... More

I Heard God's Voice at Sunset Lake Camp

Every once in a while, if you listen really carefully, you can hear the voice of God. It doesn’t happen often, but if you hear it, you’ll never forget it.This summer at Sunset Lake Camp, I just... More

Urban Youth Impact

Urban Youth Impact (UYI) is a student literature evangelism ministry dedicated to mobilizing young people to spread the gospel in the cities. This ministry, sponsored by the Washington Conference and... More

Nostalgia for the Future 150 Years of Sabbath School

Looking around at our small town Sabbath School in Ronan, Mont., I’ve often wondered, Where else do we have discussions about important spiritual topics like faith and salvation but in Sabbath School... More

3ABN Reaches into New Markets

Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) has partnered with the North American Division (NAD) ministerial department to reach the 83 million households subscribed to cable TV across the U.S. and... More