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The General Conference Session

The 58th General Conference Session will be held in St. Louis, Missouri, June 30 through July 9, 2005.

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Editorial

Adventists, Catholics, and Hewlett-Packard

The Hewlett-Packard Company has a slogan that not only makes their employees stop and think, but it should make us think as well. It is, “Do we know what we already know...

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Fresh Start

Conformed? Informed? Or Transformed?

How do you know an Adventist when you see one?

Often it’s not that difficult, because Adventists tend to conform to a certain lifestyle...

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North Pacific Union

A Renewed Sense of Urgency ASI Spring Fellowship

A renewed sense of urgency permeated the members of the Northwest Chapter of Adventist-Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) as they met at the Eagle Crest Resort near...

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Thirteenth Sabbath Offering to Benefit Northwest

Evangelistic outreach potential in the Northwest will receive a direct boost from the June 25 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering overflow.

This...

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The Costs of Building Churches in India

During a conversation at the ASI Spring Fellowship, Merlin Fjarli from Medford, Ore., said that when they first went to India in October 2001, they could finance a...

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NPUC Breaks Ground for New Office

North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) officers, staff and executive committee members along with Ridgefield city council and port officials broke ground for the new...

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A Prodigal Daughter Comes Home

Every missing and former member who returns to God has his or her own unique story of responding to a Savior who never gives up. Recently, at the Voice of Prophecy’s (...

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News

Adventist Health News Notes

Adventist Medical Center recently won a 2004 CAPE Award from the California Council for Excellence (CCE). The CAPE Award recognizes companies, government agencies, educational institutions, health-... More

Mat-Su Signing Choir Produces DVD

When the 31-member Mat-Su Signing Choir, directed by Dorothy Johnson and composed of students from Matanuska Valley Adventist School and homeschoolers, performed for camp meeting last June, the... More

Milestones Course Takes Members Beyond Baptism

Sixteen people graduated from The Second Mile’s discipleship course entitled Milestones. At a celebration banquet, Nathan Eastman, The Second Mile’s discipleship leader and course instructor, handed... More

Oasis Adventist Church Finally Has a Home!

It was a miracle that only God could have achieved! After 11 years of worshiping in rented facilities and moving nine times, it was a glorious day on Sabbath, Nov. 6, 2004, when the church family... More

Gem State Students Help Elderly Residents

Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) students left the classroom on Service Day to help Neighborhood Housing Services with senior neighborhood cleanup. Students went in groups to seniors' homes who... More

KEUR Airs in Eureka

At approximately 2 p.m. March 8, 2005, Eureka, Mont., area residents were able to tune into a local radio station, 107.7 LPFM. Eureka Christian Radio, KEUR. The "LP" in LPFM stands for low power, but... More

Learning Respect and Honor Helena Karate for Christ Club

Eight members of the Helena Church were awarded Senior Student of the Year recognition, and Jessica Lindsey received the Assistant Instructor of the Year award from the Independent Martial Arts... More

You Are What You Eat

You are what you eat was the theme of a two-part cooking class held at Five Falls Christian School in Great Falls, Mont. Dana Wallace, graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in New York City... More

MEA’s Outdoor Playground

MEA’s Outdoor Playground After a hard day of classes and tests, I need a place to unwind and release my stress. I find meditating in the wilderness surrounding Mount Ellis Academy the fastest way to... More

Faith in Action

For Glen and Rhonda Hanley of Eureka, Mont., it was an easy decision to leave the comfort of their mountain home to help the Adventist mission in Nicaragua. Their son and daughter-in-law, Clint and... More

A Renewed Sense of Urgency ASI Spring Fellowship

A renewed sense of urgency permeated the members of the Northwest Chapter of Adventist-Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) as they met at the Eagle Crest Resort near Redmond, Ore., for the annual... More

Thirteenth Sabbath Offering to Benefit Northwest

Evangelistic outreach potential in the Northwest will receive a direct boost from the June 25 Thirteenth Sabbath Offering overflow.This year's North American Division offering will in part benefit... More

The Costs of Building Churches in India

During a conversation at the ASI Spring Fellowship, Merlin Fjarli from Medford, Ore., said that when they first went to India in October 2001, they could finance a church, built with the help of... More

NPUC Breaks Ground for New Office

North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) officers, staff and executive committee members along with Ridgefield city council and port officials broke ground for the new Northwest Adventist headquarters... More

A Prodigal Daughter Comes Home

Every missing and former member who returns to God has his or her own unique story of responding to a Savior who never gives up. Recently, at the Voice of Prophecy’s (VOP) VisionBuilders weekend held... More

Jerusalem Marketplace

"Jerusalem Marketplace," a Holy Land Adventure by Group Publishing, Inc., (groupsvbs.com) was presented at the Gladstone Park Church March 28–April 1."We wanted to review the Easter weekend by... More

PJ's Place

QUESTION:Why do pastors move around?ANSWER:I'm not sure why others move; however, I can tell you why this youth pastor is moving.In April, I received a surprise invitation to become the Illinois... More

Leadership Conferences Change Lives

Every April the Oregon Conference presents two leadership conferences: one in Grants Pass and one in Gladstone. “This event is designed for leadership teams from each church to come and be inspired,... More

Church Hosts Search and Rescue Operation

On Wednesday, April 13, nine-year-old Melvin got into trouble at school and the trouble followed him home. Angry at everybody, he took off. When he did not return home, the Clark County, Wash.,... More

Nicaragua 2005

Thirty-six people went to Nicaragua on the Oregon Conference teen Pathfinder mission trip, March 17, to help the International Children’s Care Orphanage with preparations for their new building site... More

God's Love Flows Through Pipeline

Hey high schoolers, what are you doing this summer? You could have an entire week of fun, by getting to know God better and doing community service projects with friends. Pipeline is a youth-... More

Milo in Nicaragua A Student's Afterglow

As the plane descended over the Columbia River and Portland, Ore., I stared out the window, excited about being home again. After spending two weeks on a mission trip in tropical Nicaragua with 33... More

A Year of Missions

The Springfield Church does not lack missionary spirit. In October 2004, two groups left for Maranatha mission trips in India. In January 2005, Jim and Carolyn McHan flew to Lima, Peru, to hold... More

Heaven Parties over Four New Members in Falls City

Members of the Falls City (Ore.) Church had the privilege of seeing four new members born into God's kingdom at a baptism on Sabbath, Feb. 19. Mary Kidd, Roger Buttrum, Jerry Dhooghe, and Sam De... More

Grants Pass Celebrates Three Baptisms

March 19 was a high Sabbath for the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church. On that day, three people committed their lives to Jesus Christ through baptism. But this was no ordinary baptism. Bob Werner, better... More

Lents Church Holds Youth Festival

Youth and youth leaders from Lents Church, in the Portland area, offered a community outreach program Nov. 12 and 13. The youth festival, held in the newly completed Lents Activity Center, was... More

Oregon Conference Regular Session

Notice is hereby given that the 55th regular session of Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will be held September 18, 2005, at the Portland Adventist Academy auditorium, S.E. 96th Avenue and... More

When Religion, Competition Clash

BATTLE GROUND — For seven of the past eight years, a Knowledge Bowl team from Columbia Adventist Academy has qualified for the state championship tournament.Each time, though, the students have... More

Trash Your Cash SJA Classes Surpass Goal

"It’s empty!” said Spokane Junior Academy (SJA) first-grader Morgan Stanyer, peering into her little purse. She poured out change and a dollar bill on the office counter. Counting $2.71, Kathy Craft... More

Seniors Take Missionary Adventure

The Fjarli mission team welcomed old and new missionaries from northern Idaho as they made their ninth trip to India, Feb. 9–28. Jay and Eileen Lantry, both 81; Georgia DeHart and Bernita Miller... More

St. Maries Christian School

The St. Maries (Idaho) Church members began seriously working on a school as an outreach to their community in July 2004. They opened for school in September 2004 with two teachers. Financially, the... More

Vamos a Guatemala A Short-term Medical and Dental Mission Trip

Through God’s Helping Hands, Inc., a Christian non-profit organization, a group of more than 40 students, doctors, dentists, interpreters and missionaries, led by coordinator David Lopez, traveled to... More

WWVA Breaks for Service

Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) students scattered abroad on various mission trips during spring break. Destinations included Pasco, Pohnpei and El Salvador. The mission projects were varied:... More

Student Projects Benefit Children with Special Needs

Katie Aguilar is a 10-year-old with a neurological disorder called Rett Syndrome, or RS. RS affects girls almost exclusively and causes developmental problems. Katie has limited use of her left hand... More

Education Professor Honored with National Advising Award

Tamara Randolph, assistant professor of education, was selected as an Outstanding New Adviser Certificate of Merit recipient in the Faculty Academic Advising category from the National Academic... More

Adventist Soloist Performs with the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

When Denice Dameron walked onto the Meany Hall stage on the campus of the University of Washington, there was enthusiastic applause. The house was nicely filled, and Adventists from a number of... More

A Heavenly Adventure

The Washington Conference Adventurer program has been steadily growing. More and more churches have started their own clubs as they recognize the value of a family-centered children's ministry. To... More

Renton Spanish Church Is Organized

Spanish church members from throughout the conference gathered Sabbath, April 23, in the Puget Sound Adventist Academy gymnasium to welcome the Renton Spanish Church officially into the sisterhood of... More

Christian Values Shown Through Community Service

Each year Lewis County Adventist School chooses to emphasize one aspect of Christian values for its students. This year the focus is on community service. To that end, our associate pastor, Jonathan... More

Spring Break Mission Trip

Ten students and four adults from the Skagit Adventist School in Burlington, Wash., spent their spring break in southern Mexico, near Guatemala. Their goal was to construct an elementary school at... More

Women's Spring Day Event

Ladies from around the Washington Conference converged in Auburn, Wash., to attend the annual Women’s Spring Day retreat April 16. This retreat began many years ago and continues to grow in size.... More

Sign Language Sabbath School at Ferndale Church

At 10:00 a.m. on Sabbath mornings at Ferndale Church, you will find one particular Sabbath School class where there is a lot of discussion but no one is talking. No one talks because the class,... More