January 2006

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Presidents of the North Pacific Union Conference

Presidents of the North Pacific Union Conference There have been 16 presidents throughout the 100-year history of the North Pacific Union Conference. Can you match their... More

Let's Talk

Visit the new Let's Talk section on page 50 of this issue. Each month we'll feature a specific topic or issue and invite your comments. Hosted by Steve...

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Editorial

A Century of Service

This year we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the North Pacific Union. When the union was organized on February 19, 1906, comprised of Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii,...

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Fresh Start

My Flossophy on Habits

The electric chair. Sweat moistened my body as I trudged toward it.

"Sit here," the attendant barked.

I...

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Let's Talk

If You Could Ask the President ...

Let me make a not-so-wild guess. Many of us know precious little about the different levels of our Adventist Church structure. While we may go to church on Sabbath,...

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North Pacific Union

Two Congregations Enjoy Baptism Through Internet Connection

The Internet, so often used by Satan to destroy families, was used to unite two church families Sabbath, Oct. 29, 2005.

When Diana...

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Health Ministry Christ's Way NAD Health Summit West 2005

For the second consecutive year, Health Summit West has been held at Gladstone Park Conference Center, Gladstone, Ore. Sponsored by the North American Division (NAD)...

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R.R. Bietz One of God's Special Servants

R.R. Bietz One of God's Special Servants On Nov. 6, 2005, R.R. Bietz passed away peacefully of old age at his home in Vancouver, Wash. He was 99 years old and a member of the... More

Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Nineveh Ford No Ordinary Pioneer

Every day thousands of women are handed crying bundles and, along with their spouses, face the daunting job of giving their infants permanent names. Women in the 19th and early 20th centuries...

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News

Celebrating the Sabbath

Celebrating the Sabbath Whether you’re a patient, family member or on-duty employee, Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., strives to make the Sabbath hours a special and memorable time... More

Dillingham School Students Use Their Hands for Jesus

The students at Dillingham Adventist School have been looking for community-service projects. “Since Jesus is our example of a servant, the students at our school have been looking for ways to serve... More

Samoan Adventist Church Member Receives University Scholarship

Tafilisaunoa Toleafoa, a member of the Anchorage Samoan Adventist Church, has been granted a tuition scholarship from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. The 2005 Ahaina Men of Excellence... More

Auction Supports Christian Education

Four years ago a board member, John Kurlinski, decided to initiate an event that would raise much-needed funds for Gem State Academy. “Other private schools raise a lot of money through auctions,” he... More

Students Help Make Thanksgiving Meal

Wonderful smells had been filling the halls of Eagle Adventist Christian School in Eagle, Idaho, for two days as students and volunteers led by Debbie Messecar, our Home and School leader, prepared... More

New Church Planned for Growing Group in Eureka

New Church Planned for Growing Group in Eureka The Eureka (Mont.) Church family had about 20 members when it became a company in July 1996, and a church in July 2000. Our church family is growing,... More

Community Leaders MEA Students Inspire the Community to Action

It was unusual to see bright, young faces at a gathering with bank presidents, government officials and other local business leaders. Even more unusual was the fact that they were presenting the... More

Montana Welcomes New Vice President for Administration/Finance

The Montana Conference welcomes Ray Jimenez III as the new vice president for administration/finance. Jimenez brings a wealth of experience to the conference from the New Jersey Conference where he... More

Two Congregations Enjoy Baptism Through Internet Connection

The Internet, so often used by Satan to destroy families, was used to unite two church families Sabbath, Oct. 29, 2005.When Diana Aparico, a senior at Walla Walla College, made her decision to be... More

Health Ministry Christ's Way NAD Health Summit West 2005

For the second consecutive year, Health Summit West has been held at Gladstone Park Conference Center, Gladstone, Ore. Sponsored by the North American Division (NAD) health ministries department, the... More

R.R. Bietz One of God's Special Servants

R.R. Bietz One of God's Special Servants On Nov. 6, 2005, R.R. Bietz passed away peacefully of old age at his home in Vancouver, Wash. He was 99 years old and a member of the Sunnyside Church in... More

Meadow Glade Church Celebrates Completion of Renovation

The Meadow Glade Church in Battle Ground, Wash., held an open house on Sabbath, Nov. 19, to celebrate the completion of a four-year, $5.1 million renovation that added 19,000 square feet to the... More

Single, But Not Alone

A little more than 300 single adults gathered at Gladstone Park Conference Center for the Northwest Single Adult Ministries Conference held Nov. 4–5, 2005. With a full schedule of main sessions,... More

What a Fellowship

What a Fellowship The Dallas (Ore.) Church was recently blessed as evangelist Steve Cook presented Revelation Speaks Hope. This informative series of PowerPoint presentations, designed by Cook,... More

Revival Revitalizes Church

'05 REVIVE with Doug Batchelor of Amazing Facts and Danny Shelton of 3ABN revitalized the Cave Junction Church! A large clock with hands pointed two minutes to midnight filled the bulletin board in... More

Hood View Celebrates 40 Years

The Hood View Church (Boring, Ore.) celebrated its 40th anniversary in May 2005 with a special worship service, potluck and evening vespers. Former pastors Ron Smith and Tom Stafford preached for the... More

Healthy by Choice Not by Chance

In October, 25 people registered for the “Health & Cooking” class at the Cave Junction Church where they discovered with delight that healthy food can be delicious. Each evening the participants... More

True Love Waits

Women’s ministries' first True Love Waits purity seminar for high school girls was a great success. Twenty young ladies from Livingstone Adventist Academy spent the afternoon of Nov.18 together... More

Alternative Learning Center Opens at CAA

In an effort to meet the needs of all the students at Columbia Adventist Academy, the school has employed Sharman Bowes as director of the Alternative Learning Center. The object of the center is to... More

Milo’s StEP Program Teaches Servant Leadership

Milo’s StEP Program Teaches Servant Leadership They are everywhere on campus—being role models at the elementary school, leading out in small groups, tutoring in the student center, and teaching the... More

Whipple Creek Hosts Revelation Now

The newly formed Whipple Creek Church recently hosted North Pacific Union Conference evangelist Jac Colón and his wife ‘dena for a Revelation Now seminar.During the seminar, Colón also conducted a... More

Northwest Men's Conference

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Upper Columbia Academy Hosts Technology Fair

More than 180 seventh- through 10th-graders from all over the Northwest recently attended Upper Columbia Academy’s second biennial Technology Fair. Following a general worship and orientation, each... More

Walla Walla Valley and Tri-Cities Residents Demonstrate Love for Local Christian Television Station

Blue Mountain Television (BMT) is so grateful to its local viewers who demonstrated their support during the Thanksgiving Sharathon, Nov. 13–16, 2005. Together, BMT and its viewers raised $40,510 and... More

Education Rally in Sandpoint

"Adventist teachers saved my life!” said Mark Witas, principal of Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash. Witas, speaking at the first Streams of Light education rally held at the Sandpoint... More

Thank You, Spokane Neighbors Donate Food for Needy

Students from Spokane Junior Academy (SJA) collected more than 4,000 food items from north-side residents for Spokane’s needy people. “Treats for the Needy” took place Oct. 19 and 20.SJA students... More

Jerry Dawes Wins the Brody Award

Jerry Dawes was this year's recipient of the Wenatchee Adventist annual Brody Award. The original Brody Award was given in 1982 to Elmer and Lila Brody. It was called the perpetual Brody Award... More

God Blesses St. Maries Christian School

St. Maries Christian School began in the year 2004–05 as an outreach school to the community. We stepped out in faith, even though we did not have enough students to meet our budget. Every month,... More

Hispanic Adventist Men Hold Spiritual Retreat

"A Man in Conformity with God’s Heart” was the theme of the first men’s retreat organized by the Yakima (Wash.) Hispanic Willow and Three Angels churches on April 30, 2005.Hector Vidales, an... More

¡Primer Retiro Espiritual de Hombres Adventistas Hispanos

"Un varón conforme al corazón de Dios” fue el titulo del primer retiro de hombres Adventistas hispanos en Yakima Wash.Dicho evento fue celebrado el día 30 de Abril del presente ano y organizado por... More

Volleyball Team Competes At National Tournament

The women’s volleyball team at Walla Walla College made history by qualifying for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, held in Fort Wayne, Ind.“We’re the first Seventh-day... More

Hollywood Accents Draw Korean Language School to Walla Walla

A group from the largest language school in Korea recently spent a week at the Positive Life Radio studio, recording songs and stories that will be used to teach English to South Korean children.Why... More

North Hill Christian Fellowship Breaks Ground for New Church

Shovels flashed and dirt flew Oct. 15, 2005, as members of North Hill Christian Fellowship broke ground on their long-anticipated church building project in Edgewood, Wash.Just weeks before, the city... More

New Classroom Complex Dedicated Auburn Adventist Academy Gives Thanks

Mist engulfed Auburn Adventist Academy’s new classroom complex, Nov. 19, 2005. As students, parents, faculty and staff huddled together to brace against the chill of autumn winds, hearts were warm as... More

Winlock Holds Revelation Unfolded Series

The Winlock Church sponsored a Revelation Unfolded prophecy lecture series for surrounding communities over a six-week period.David Wolkwitz, Washington Conference trust services director, presented... More

Leaders Trained in Outreach Through Bicycle-building Exercise

Leaders Trained in Outreach Through Bicycle-building Exercise A dozen children received 20-inch bicycles after Pathfinder leaders, during the annual Pathfinder Leadership Retreat at Sunset Lake Camp... More

Shooting Victim Continues Recovery

Friends and family are continuing to surround Brendan “Dan” McKown, 38, with prayer and financial support. McKown was critically wounded during a shooting spree on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, when... More

Evidence for Creation Explored in Arlington

The creation/evolution debate was explored in early November at the Arlington (Wash.) Church. The Trinity Creation Studies team, along with Douglas and Georgia Newton, presented an extensive and... More

Connecting, Inspiring, Encouraging Singles in the Northwest

Emerald City Community Church singles presented their first annual Fellowship Day celebration in October. Singles' leader Zhalena Slaughter wants to see all singles in the Northwest get connected,... More

Bonney Lake Pathfinders Gather Food for Thanksgiving Baskets

The Bonney Lakes Ocelots Pathfinder Club serves the community through a yearly collection of food. Working in conjunction with the church's Adventist Community Services leaders, the Pathfinders... More

Students Volunteer in Hurricane-Devastated Areas

The definition of “mission trip” found a meaning closer to home for four schools who sent a delegation of students and chaperones in November to help clean up hurricane-devastated areas.In Waveland,... More