November 2006

Did You Know?

A Potpourri of Fast Facts

There are an estimated 23 million shoplifters in the U.S. The cost to retailers is more than $27 million each day.

Two-thirds of...

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Editorial

Jesus Is Coming . . . in Three Days!

. . . in Three Days!

Ever since the gawking gang of guys from Galilee stood gazing up into heaven there has been a dilemma. They sincerely believed that...

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Let's Talk

NOV Let's Talk

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Respect What We All Need

The media is full of pundits, comedy, sex, violence... all the things our society loves. As Christians, how can we call our world back to the core value of respect:...

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NOV Let's Talk

Since Let’s Talk has a button link right on the front page of this site, it does not appear again here. Click on the Let’s Talk button in the left...

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Respect What We All Need

The media is full of pundits, comedy, sex, violence... all the things our society loves. As Christians, how can we call our world back to the core value of respect:...

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Fresh Start

Upside Down Greatness

Richard Daley, the eccentric mayor who served in Chicago for 21 years, had the reputation of being a bulldog boss. Once a speech writer approached him and requested a...

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North Pacific Union

Share the Light Northwest Adventist Leadership Convention

Almost all of the Northwest’s Adventist pastors were missing from their pulpits on Sabbath, Sept. 30. While they were not at their churches, they were in Portland,...

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North Pacific Union Conference Constituency Session Delegates Re-elect Officers

North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) delegates, meeting in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 1, re-elected officers Jere Patzer, president, Bryce Pascoe, secretary, and Norman...

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Sidebar for Constituency story

The following individuals were elected to serve on the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee for the next term of 2006–11. Their names are listed here...

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Northwest Pioneers of Faith

A Missionary Family for the Northwest Isaac and Adelia Van Horn

A small group of Seventh-day Adventists formed in the Walla Walla Valley in the late 1860s. Because they were nearly 1,000 miles from the nearest Adventist church or minister, they soon wrote the...

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News

A CHIPer Way of Life

Tillamook native Marie Hasbrouch is an engaging, talkative and healthy woman. To look at her, it’s hard to guess her true age of 76 or that she’s ever been unwell. Two years ago she had diabetes,... More

Fairbanks Hosts Multi-School Campout

Fairbanks Hosts Multi-School Campout Golden Heart Christian School and several members of the Fairbanks Adventist Church recently hosted students in grades 3–10 from Anchorage Junior Academy (AJA)... More

ACS Manages Hooper Bay Fire Donations

Explosions filled the air in early August, destroying more than a dozen homes in Hooper Bay, Alaska, as well as the public elementary and high schools and one village store. Hooper Bay is a small Yup... More

Eagle River Valley Church Prepares for Growth

The members of the Eagle River Valley Church recently had a work bee to prepare their church for new-member growth. They were pleased to work side by side with their active membership and several who... More

Joshua and Aaron Visit Pathfinders and Adventurers

Idaho Conference Pathfinders and Adventurers, 115 in all, had two unusual visitors come to their camporee, held Sept. 15–17 in Summerville, Ore., at Roy and Heather Way's farm. Friday evening, after... More

Idaho Women's Retreat Brings an Opportunity to Share God

More than 80 women attended the Idaho Conference Women's Retreat at Camp Ida-Haven to hear Ardis Stenbakken, General Conference women's ministries director. Each year, we pray that this conference... More

New Faces at Mt. Ellis Academy

Five new employees have joined the staff at Mt. Ellis Academy this fall. “Even though we’re a small school, we always look for the best we can find. I think from top to bottom it’s the best team we’... More

Share the Light Northwest Adventist Leadership Convention

Almost all of the Northwest’s Adventist pastors were missing from their pulpits on Sabbath, Sept. 30. While they were not at their churches, they were in Portland, listening to Jere Patzer, North... More

North Pacific Union Conference Constituency Session Delegates Re-elect Officers

North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) delegates, meeting in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 1, re-elected officers Jere Patzer, president, Bryce Pascoe, secretary, and Norman Klam, treasurer, for the 2006... More

Sidebar for Constituency story

The following individuals were elected to serve on the North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee for the next term of 2006–11. Their names are listed here pending their final acceptance.... More

Bend Congregation Prepares Chapel In Memory of Former Pastor Sid and Holly Nelson

The Bend Church congregation is nearing completion of an eight-year long commitment to build a new place to worship God and evangelize souls for His Kingdom.They intend to dedicate their chapel/... More

Milo Welcomes New Faculty

Tim Floyd and his wife Teresa come from Lincoln, Neb., to join the Milo family. Floyd is the new Bible teacher and guidance counselor. In addition to teaching and interacting with the students, Floyd... More

Bob Uhrig Ordained

Bob Uhrig was ordained as a minister of the gospel at the Estacada Church on Sabbath afternoon Sept. 23. He has served for the past three years as an associate to senior pastor, Paul Johnson, at the... More

Thanksgiving Boxes A Bountiful Harvest

Giving out food boxes at Thanksgiving time has become a new tradition for the church beside the freeway in Woodland, Wash.After the church's Thanksgiving party, the whole church family stays at the... More

Adventist Booth at the Douglas County Fair Encourages Preparing for Heaven

Clowns, music, fast rides, animal competitions, excited children, weary babies, eager adults, and exhibits of many varieties—all were represented at this year’s Douglas County Fair from Aug. 8–12.... More

Hispanic Women Connect To the True Grapevine

Oregon's Spanish-speaking women celebrated their ninth Oregon Conference Hispanic Women's Retreat on Sept. 8–10. At Camp Kuratli in Boring, Ore., 156 women got together with the sole purpose of... More

Oregon Young Adult Retreat Blesses More than 100 Participants

Excitement was in the air as more than 100 young adults arrived at Big Lake Youth Camp for this year’s Oregon Conference Young Adult Retreat held Sept. 8–10. This year's retreat was organized by... More

BJ Christensen Memorial Golf Benefit for Big Lake Youth Camp

In 1962, Big Lake Youth Camp held its first summer of junior camps. For more than 30 years, an estimated 3,000 staff and volunteers have made summer camp an awesome experience for over 70,000 youth... More

July 4th Vegeburger Booth Raises Money to Help Community

Members and friends of the Kelso-Longview Church came July 2 to 5 to be at the vegeburger booth at Lake Sacajewea in Longview. The booth is one of many booths and attractions visited by people who... More

PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) is proud of their newest staff and faculty members for the 2006–07 school year.Greg Phillips brings his wife Sandi and his two daughters Keeley and McKenna from... More

Pathfinders on Wheels at Farragut Park

More than 700 Pathfinders and staff, and just as many bicycles, swarmed into Farragut State Park in North Idaho Sept.15 for the Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder Camporee. Farragut, on the shores... More

Volunteer Power Shows at Sharathon

Sharathon at Spokane's Positive Life Radio station KEEH 104.9 started off with a bang this year thanks, in part, to the help of a record number of volunteers. Each fall the nonprofit Christian radio... More

There's a Party in My Heart

"There’s a party in my heart!” was 7-year-old Matthew Kabush’s response after his baptism on a beautiful, sunny Sabbath afternoon in June—a fitting day for a young man to give his life to the Lord.... More

UCA Foundation Assists Students

The Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Foundation has given a total of $31,000 to 33 students for the 2006–07 school year. This foundation had its beginnings in 2004, with donors pledging more than $1... More

"Remember When" Booth at Benewah County Fair

St. Maries Christian School in St. Maries, Idaho, had an informational fair booth at the Benewah County Fair in August. The theme for this year was "Remember When." Old-time desks and black-and-white... More

New Adventist Retreat Center At Sheridan Meadows Golf Course

Great things are happening in Eastern Washington. When the idea was presented to the area churches at this summer's Fruitland Camp Meeting—formerly called the Lost Lake Camp Meeting—to purchase... More

Countryside Celebrates An Era of Service

For Barbara Clouse and the Spokane Countryside Church, the setting of the sun one Sabbath marked the end of a legacy of 51 years of ministry in children’s divisions.Clouse says her interest in... More

Bouquets Win at Fair

"Breathtaking!" and "Best in the whole division," were some of the comments made by the judges concerning Allison Kouns' floral arrangement entry. Kouns, 12, submitted a total of six entries in the... More

An Ending and a Beginning

On a beautiful September Sabbath a mother's prayers were answered. Danelle (Nellie) Hignight’s re-baptism is both an ending and a beginning.It is the ending of resistance and walking away from the... More

Goldendale Stages Fun Fair Booth

Brandon Robins stands ready to assist a young person who's preparing to throw a dart at a balloon at the Klickitat County Fair Booth for the Goldendale Church. Many young people lined up to try out... More

Walla Walla College to Change Name

Walla Walla College (WWC) has elected to change its name to Walla Walla University in order to better reflect the scope of its programs and the nature of its student body. The name change was... More

Music in Malaysia With a WWC Professor

Music is music, whether you’re in Walla Walla or Kuala Lumpur. The fact that music transcends culture recently allowed a Walla Walla College music professor to extend his many years of experience to... More

Family Ties at Auburn Adventist Academy

The doorbell rings. As the front door opens, the aroma of freshly baked cinnamon rolls fills the air. A few more students manage to find a place on the floor of the living room, and everyone begins... More

Children Contribute to Local Community

Children Contribute to Local Community Children in Grays Harbor, Wash., learned about people in Africa, Asia and India recently during a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program developed by the... More

Evangelism a Family Matter at Cedarhome

Evangelism a Family Matter at Cedarhome It’s been 30 years since the Cedarhome Church in Stanwood, Wash., held an evangelistic series. Last spring, that changed when evangelist Richard Halvorson... More

Ferndale Church Celebrates 100 Years

September marked the 100th birthday of the Ferndale Church. The festivities began Sept. 8 with Friday vespers, including a short sermon by Doug Bing, Washington Conference vice president for... More

Walk Through Bethlehem Church Produces Live, Interactive Pageant

Step back in time, and take a "Walk Through Bethlehem" this holiday season with a live interactive pageant, complete with actors, animals, a synagogue, soldiers, tax collectors and more.The program,... More

"Dear God, You're the Best" Pathfinder and Adventurer Clubs Begin Year with Retreats

A simple childish prayer scrawled in purple crayon and taped to a rough wooden cross during a Sabbath morning activity captured the heart of Pathfinder and Adventurer ministries.“Dear God, You’re the... More

Lindsay Lectures in Tacoma

Allan Lindsay, author and narrator of the Keepers of the Flame video series, presented a three-part lecture series at the Tacoma South Side Church this fall. The series focused on the ministry of... More

SAGE Volunteers Assist Habitat for Humanity

An Adventist family in Poulsbo is the recipient of a new home from Habitat for Humanity.Nearly 20 SAGE volunteers participated in the “Blitz Week,” which saw the house framed and roofed, exterior... More

Young Adult Ministry Re-launched in Washington Conference

A team of lay leaders and pastors is working to re-energize young adult ministries in Washington Conference to reach young adults ages 18–35 who have questions about the church and the role of the... More

“Joy in the Journey” Themes SAGE Convention

“Joy in the Journey” Themes SAGE Convention For the second year, SAGE members from around the Northwest enjoyed their annual convention in beautiful Hope, British Columbia, with a balanced program... More

What's Your Heart's Desire? Women Laugh, Learn and Listen at Annual Retreat

Women in Washington examined the question "What's Your Heart's Desire?" during the annual women's and teens' fall retreat in Ocean Shores, Wash.Featured speaker Jan Yakush combined humor,... More