January 2007

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Let's Talk Check Out the New Weekly Blog

Check Out the New Weekly Blog

Throughout 2006, the GLEANER featured a monthly reader-response section called Let's Talk. Now that column has moved from a...

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North Pacific Union Conference Moves Into Its New Office Building

Moves Into Its New Office Building

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Editorial

C.S.... On My Resume!

In April when I was diagnosed with a very aggressive, stage 4, non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer called mantle cell, I said, "I never wanted to have 'cancer survivor' on my...

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Fresh Start

Fearless Faith

Peladophobia: fear of baldness and bald people.

Chaetophobia: fear of hairy people.

Levophobia: fear of...

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Momentum

Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer

Make a list of those you hope to reach with the Adventist message. Ask Jesus who you should...

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North Pacific Union

New Desire of Ages Edition Makes an Impact Northwest Members Encouraged to Read It in 2007

One of the best New Year’s resolutions I have ever made was to read through the book, The Desire of Ages. A new edition of this devotional classic was mailed to...

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Native New Day TV Series Receives Emmy Nomination

Native New Day TV Series Receives Emmy Nomination "The Great Spirit” segment from the Native New Day television series was recognized with an Emmy Award nomination... More

Perspective

Alive and Healing

New Year’s Day a year ago I was in the hospital, recovering from an emergency appendectomy.

I had abdominal pain the whole week between...

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News

Building on the Foundation of Whole Person Care

More than a century ago Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., launched a legacy from a tiny, six-patient sanitarium. With its Seventh-day Adventist mission, AMC laid the symbolic... More

Principal Gets a $1,000 Haircut In Hopes of a New Playground!

Community members and school supporters of all ages were shouting “Yee-haw” at Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006, as 230 people gathered to raise money at their... More

Encouragement and Bible Study Brings New Member to Delta Junction

Christiana Havel’s decision to be baptized into the Delta Junction Church was not made quickly. In fact, when she first came to Delta Junction a number of years ago, she was not even sure that God... More

Friendship Baskets for Nampa Church

"A ministry of the heart" is how Pam Day describes her efforts in making “friendship baskets” for newly baptized members or members transferring into the Nampa Church.When she first arrived, there... More

Martin Emslie Retires Pocatello and Idaho Falls Churches Say Goodbye

A farewell party was held at the Pocatello Church on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006, for Martin and Dianne Emslie. During vespers, members shared memories from the past seven years.After 30 years in the... More

Families Enjoy Fun and Fellowship at Children’s Church Cloverdale Church Brings Unity Through Family Ministries

Families Enjoy Fun and Fellowship at Children’s Church Cloverdale Church Brings Unity Through Family Ministries More than 400 people attended Cloverdale Church’s Harvest Party in Boise on Oct. 28,... More

Montana Christian Women’s Retreat Touches Lives, Changes Hearts

Montana Christian Women’s Retreat Touches Lives, Changes Hearts "Oh, are you going to Women’s Retreat?" That was the question that sped across Montana this fall—friend to friend, by e-mail and... More

Seniors Get Melodramatic For Their Class Gift

This year the Mt. Ellis Academy seniors presented two performances of Tim Kelly's melodrama No Opry at the Opera House Tonight? on Nov. 16 and 18, 2006. Traditionally, the senior class holds an... More

What Free Lunches Can Do

During the school year, the parking lot of the Bozeman Church is a busy place around lunchtime. Located next to the public high school, the church parking lot is like a rush-hour highway as students... More

New Desire of Ages Edition Makes an Impact Northwest Members Encouraged to Read It in 2007

One of the best New Year’s resolutions I have ever made was to read through the book, The Desire of Ages. A new edition of this devotional classic was mailed to every Northwest Adventist home in time... More

Native New Day TV Series Receives Emmy Nomination

Native New Day TV Series Receives Emmy Nomination "The Great Spirit” segment from the Native New Day television series was recognized with an Emmy Award nomination by the National Academy of... More

Cars for Kids

It was a cool but sunny autumn afternoon when Dan Patchin, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) development director, and Brian Gosney, vice principal of finance, made their way to Darrell Myers Auto... More

Tracy Wood Ordained

Tracy Wood, Oregon Conference youth ministries associate director, was ordained on Oct. 14, 2006, at Big Lake Youth Camp. He and his wife Angelina were surrounded by friends, family and the Oregon... More

Rivergate School Honors Veterans

Rivergate Elementary School in Gladstone, Ore., hosted a Veterans Day Program for the community and school on Nov. 10, 2006.The program started with the Rivergate Band playing "American Spirit March... More

Men of Faith Return to Milo Darold Bigger and Robert Folkenberg Make Alumni Weekend a Spiritual Feast

Several hundred alumni returned to Milo Adventist Academy at its newly-scheduled homecoming time in October.Darold Bigger, Class of '62 and currently a Walla Walla College Theology department... More

Emerald Christian Academy Students Reach Out to Community and Classmates

More than 35 Emerald Christian Academy (ECA) students, staff and family participated in the annual three-mile “Walk to D’Feet ALS,” on Sept.17, 2006. They raised more than $500 for the walk in a show... More

Got Hope?

She was sad, lonely and cold. But for Sherry Sullivan of Liberty, Ky., hope knocked on her front door with ambitious hands and open hearts. Armed with tools and energy, 34 Meadow Glade Church members... More

Laurelwood Academy’s T Dub Club

Laurelwood Academy’s T Dub Club This is the 14th year the T Dub Club has held a weekend for old and new friendships. Our former principal T.W. Walters has now passed away, but the Laurelwood... More

Powerful Dreams Bring Victories In Canyonville Church Welcomes Six New Members

A strange dream startled Lenette Buchanan awake on Saturday morning, April 2, 2005. A powerful message gripped her mind with undeniable urgency: Get up! You must go to the Canyonville Seventh-day... More

Columbia Adventist Academy Presents Annie Warbucks Play Raises Nearly $5,000 for Spring Music Tour

At the end of the movie Annie, little orphan Annie was adopted by Daddy Warbucks and the curtain drops while they celebrate Christmas morning in 1933. They are going to live happily ever after.That... More

Portland Russian Seventh-day Adventists Organize as a Company

The Portland Russian group became an official company on Oct. 7, 2006—the second step toward being organized as a church body.In the early 1990s, a Russian group of about nine people began to meet in... More

Upper Columbia Academy's "New Ride"

The long-awaited day arrived Nov. 9, 2006, as Upper Columbia Academy's (UCA) new bus rolled onto campus, surrounded by excited students, faculty and board members.Many generous donations from around... More

Pathfinder Leadership Retreat A Time to Learn and Recharge

Pathfinder Leadership Retreat A Time to Learn and Recharge Leadership Retreat in the Upper Columbia Conference is a time when Pathfinder and Adventurer leaders learn and recharge. This year’s... More

ADRA Honors Churches In Upper Columbia Conference

ADRA Honors Churches In Upper Columbia Conference Twenty-seven churches in the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) were recently honored for their faithfulness in sorting and packing clothing for... More

Ritzville Company Takes a Look Into the Past To Celebrate Heritage Sabbath

Ritzville Company Takes a Look Into the Past To Celebrate Heritage Sabbath Members of the Ritzville Company recently celebrated Heritage Sabbath as a remembrance of when and how the Seventh-day... More

Native Americans Request Health Expo

"Could your church do some kind of health-educating program at our Inchelium Pow Wow?” Juanita asked Eugene Panasuk, the personal ministries leader. The Inchelium Church had longed to somehow reach... More

Six Young People Baptized

Six Young People Baptized Bonners Ferry Church welcomed six young people into the church last summer. Preston Rogers was baptized at Smith Lake on July 1, 2006, by Jim Kack, Bonners Ferry Church... More

Spokane Students Celebrate Japanese Culture SJA Shares with Japanese Students

"Join us for Bunka no Hi,” Fumihiko Mori, Japanese Cultural Center director at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute (MFWI) in Spokane invited Spokane Junior Academy (SJA).Bunka no Hi is a Japanese national... More

The Hidden Disability Undetected Vision Problems

"Eight-year-old Brooke passed the 20/20 eye chart test with flying colors—yet she saw letters move around on the page, words and letters disappear, and the print go in and out of focus. When asked if... More

Making Connections Students Meet Alumni Through Annual Phonathon

Nearly every afternoon and evening, students filled the basement of the Havstad Alumni Center last quarter, hoping to connect with Walla Walla College (WWC) alumni.Those 25 students were part of the... More

AAA Students Return to Mississippi To Aid Hurricane Victims

For the second consecutive year, Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students and sponsors traveled nearly 3,000 miles by bus to bring aid to hurricane victims.Despite the 52-hour drive from Auburn, Wash... More

Shredded and Burned Churches Eliminate Debt

It's a proud moment in a church's history when a mortgage is paid in full.Two churches in Washington Conference recently celebrated this milestone: Auburn Academy Church and Tacoma South Side Church.... More

SAS Auction School Involves Students, Parents and Community in Fundraiser

What’s the most you have ever spent for a tray of cookies? How about salsa? Would you give $50 for a dish full? How about $550 for a Brazilian dinner?At the end of October, Skagit Adventist School (... More

Empowering the Laity School of Evangelism Teaches Tools for Soul Winning

People across Washington Conference are accepting the challenge of evangelism, not just abroad, but here at home too. And when the Bible says to preach the gospel to all the world, this is exactly... More

North Creek Invites Community To Hear Mansfield Testimony

North Creek Christian Fellowship (NCCF) northeast of Seattle invited Ken Mansfield in early November to share his testimony with members of the community.Mansfield is a born-again Christian, former... More

Cascade Eagle Pathfinders Collect Food Donations For Thanksgiving and Christmas

The North Cascade Eagles Pathfinder Club, of Burlington, Wash., dropped off empty grocery bags in mid-November to nearby neighborhoods asking for food donations.The Pathfinders returned to pick up... More

International Food Fair Raises Funds to Help Complete School Building

The Poulsbo Adventist School combined food and fun during their annual International Food Fair on Oct. 15, 2006. With foods from India, the Philippines, Italy, Honduras and beyond, the hungry guests... More