January 2008

Did You Know?

JAN Did You Know?

Because this section is primarily a graphic design in the print version, it is not available here. You can see the Did You Know? page for this month by...

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Editorial

Ellen G. White Would Have Said "Amen!"

Recently two of my favorite young adults stopped by my office. They shall remain anonymous as will the university they attend. As we talked about what was transpiring in...

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Let's Talk

A Nose-Worthy Issue

When the first note came, we chuckled. One of our loyal readers complained that her issue of the GLEANER smelled so bad she could hardly stand it. An isolated incident...

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A Nose-Worthy Issue

When the first note came, we chuckled. One of our loyal readers complained that her issue of the GLEANER smelled so bad she could hardly stand it. An isolated incident...

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Intersections

JAN FYI

Look for this page to develop over the next few months to include several items of interest to GLEANER readers, including the following:

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North Pacific Union

Venn Named NPUC Disaster Response Coordinator

Douglas Venn was recently elected as the North Pacific Union disaster response coordinator. As an unsalaried volunteer, Venn is accountable to the officers of the North...

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Waters Elected As NPUC Associate Director of Education

Keith Waters became the North Pacific Union associate director for secondary education on Sept. 1. He replaces Dennis Plubell, who accepted the position of North...

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News

NewsNotes

Portland Hospital Offers Elite Home Care ServicesAdventist Health Home Care Services is the recipient of the 2007 HomeCare Elite award. The Portland-based home care agency is the only home health... More

Anchorage Junior Academy Honors Military

Students of Anchorage Junior Academy (AJA) celebrated Veteran's Day in November, recognizing the heroism and commitment of the military in doing their best to provide a safe environment for all... More

Mat Valley Adventist School Hosts 'Science Guy' for Week of Prayer

Ben Roy is a man who likes to make things go bang. Mat Valley Adventist School students watched during the October 2007 week of prayer as balloons popped, paper disappeared with a flash, and a rocket... More

Student Winter Campout Benefits Fairbanks Food Bank

Golden Heart Christian School's (GHCS) annual campout has included preparing bags of dried soup mix for the Fairbanks Food Bank for the past five years. Teacher Barbara Quaile reports that when she... More

Gem State Students Find Neighborhood Bible Studies

Gem State Adventist Academy students learned firsthand that it's not so hard to share Jesus with those around them. Here's the viewpoint of junior Travis Wageman. — EditorThis year's first week of... More

New Faculty At Gem State Adventist Academy

London and Nikisha Lee are new to Gem State Academy this school year. London teaches freshman, junior and senior Bible and serves as academy pastor and outreach coordinator. Nikisha is teaching... More

Payette Church Members Put ShareHIM Training to Work

After a summer ShareHIM training event, led by Craig Bonson and Tim Ellis of the Vale (Ore.) Church, Payette (Idaho) Church members put their knowledge to work. Beginning on Sept. 6 and running... More

Finding Financial Peace Bozeman Area Churches Help Their Community Get Out of Debt

Nearly 70 percent of all consumers live from paycheck to paycheck, according to the Wall Street Journal, motivating Bozeman area churches to offer financial seminars to community members called... More

Allaway Dining Hall Opens At Mount Ellis Academy

Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) has always been about family. With about 80 students, the school emphasizes getting to know Jesus, learning in the great outdoors and forming friendships that will last a... More

Venn Named NPUC Disaster Response Coordinator

Douglas Venn was recently elected as the North Pacific Union disaster response coordinator. As an unsalaried volunteer, Venn is accountable to the officers of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC... More

Waters Elected As NPUC Associate Director of Education

Keith Waters became the North Pacific Union associate director for secondary education on Sept. 1. He replaces Dennis Plubell, who accepted the position of North American Division associate director... More

Walla Walla University Student Nurses Team with Vancouver Church

Virginia Oliver, Vancouver Church member, and Mary McClay, M.S.N., APRN, Walla Walla University School of Nursing mental health instructor, coordinated the "Foods for Thought" program for Vancouver... More

A Milo Baptism Rodney Smith Begins New Life in Christ

"I have decided to follow Jesus." These were the words you would have heard coming across the waters and under the covered bridge leading into Milo Adventist Academy the brisk, sunny Sabbath... More

Livingstone Gains 'Green School' Status Recycling Program Grows

People are often too busy to stop and think how much recycling can help our environment. But eighth graders at Livingstone Adventist Academy have, and their efforts to reduce waste and recycle have... More

Mill City Church Sheds a Brighter Light

Nestled in the Santiam Canyon about 25 miles east of Salem, among towering firs and mountains, lies the Mill City Church. For years, this reconverted building, once belonging to a local lumber... More

Sunset Christian Fellowship Volunteers With a Purpose

Billie Anne, a wife, mother of four, elementary school teacher and Sabbath School leader was only 43 when breast cancer took her life. On that same day her sister-in-law Judy Leach was giving birth.... More

Three Sisters School Hosts Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

The Three Sisters School provided a spot, complete with electrical and water hookups, for eight motor-home owners to park for two weeks in August 2007 while they volunteered with the Bend Area... More

Oregon Youth Challenge Help Share God With the Salem Community

Every year, Youth Challenge student workers walk Northwest streets looking for hearts open to God's truth. Jesse Ellingson is one such youth. His experiences journaled below may encourage someone... More

Former Woman of the Year Attends Association of Adventist Women Meeting

When the Association of Adventist Women held their 25th annual conference in Silver Spring, Md., Oct. 24–28, 2007, they took special care to honor their past award winners for Woman of the Year. One... More

Lakeview Church Holds Evangelistic Series

The Lakeview Church decided during a summer church business meeting to hold an evangelistic series in October 2007. The church has been rebroadcasting 3ABN television and FM radio, and they know that... More

Kids Make Noise in Church

The Springfield Church was no doubt the happiest place in all of Springfield as the children and youth used their voices and musical talents to praise God. They presented the church service—... More

Pasco Riverview Celebrates 100 Years of Service

The Pasco Church celebrated two major anniversaries the weekend of Oct. 19–20, 2007—100 years of ministry in Pasco and the 50th year at the present location.In 1907, Brother John Luther and W. W.... More

A Shared Easter Celebration Builds Bridges

For some time now the Anchor Point Church plant in Stanfield, Ore., has shared space with the Living Water Four Square Church in what many years ago was the Stanfield High School. Anchor Point... More

Yakima Adventist School Features Fundraising Fiesta

A cooperative effort between Wapato Spanish and Central Valley Spanish churches resulted in an extraordinary event on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2007, to help Hispanic worthy students at Yakima Adventist... More

Principal's Head Is Shaved To Help Teacher

"Mr. Witas, if we raise enough money to send Mrs. McLin to Germany, can we shave your head?""Why would you want to send your teacher to Germany?" I asked. "What could she have possibly done to you to... More

Winning Souls One at a Time In Omak's Native American Community

Omak (Wash.) Church members have been active in reaching Native Americans in their area. Since April 2006, members have been involved in giving Native New Day Bible studies and showing the Native New... More

Fairfield Bikers Rally for Jesus

Several years ago, a number of Fairfield Church members were semi-truck drivers, inspiring member and driver Doug Minett to hold a truck rally. One sunny Sabbath morning, a small fleet of gleaming... More

Learning for a Lifetime WWU Enlightens All Ages With Upcoming Events

The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system is to prepare young people for success in the 21st century and beyond. Walla Walla University's (WWU) goals are even higher—striving not... More

Chasing a Dream Filipino-American Church Debt-free in West Seattle

For a church group that began in the early 1980s as a branch Sabbath School and later organized as a group of 38 associated with the Volunteer Park Church, it was a step of faith 15 years ago to... More

Bible Worker Conferences Provide Training and Networking

Last fall, a delegation of Bible workers from Washington Conference attended the first Bible worker conference held in Colorado.Presentations focused on preparing a personal testimony, realizing God'... More

Puget Sound Students Find Language No Barrier to God

Exchange students add an interesting dynamic to the Puget Sound Adventist Academy family. The culture, belief system and language barrier is different than what is typically found in North America.... More

The Power of Pink Auburn Adventist Academy Shows Its True Colors

Magenta, cherry, bubble-gum, and rose were just a few of the many shades of pink proudly worn on Oct. 25, 2007, at Auburn Adventist Academy. The sea of several hundred students made quite a spectacle... More

A Small World When God's Involved

Evangelists come into a church, present a series, and leave soon after, rarely having the opportunity to baptize all the people they worked with.However, David Wolkwitz, Washington Conference trust... More

Friday Harbor Embarks on Creation Outreach

Friday Harbor Church is starting a creation-nature center as an outreach ministry in the San Juan Islands."We want to expose the truth of God's loving creative power to people through an... More

World News Briefs

Because this section lacks a great deal without its page design, it is not available here. You can see the World News Briefs page for this month by looking in the print edition of the GLEANER or by... More