November 2008

Ask PJ

Ask PJ

Question: Does God even notice me?

You know it's easy for teenagers to feel like no one notices them. In addition,...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know November 2008

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 looking in the...

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Editorial

Reclaiming the Lord's Day

A few days ago someone shared an article with me from the Catholic newsletter, Our Sunday Visitor. The title captured my attention— "Reclaiming the Lord's Day...

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Let's Talk

Perils of the Piously Peeved

Every now and then I catch myself slipping into the role of curmudgeon, muttering about things I dislike:

Supermarket express-line...

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Perils of the Piously Peeved

Every now and then I catch myself slipping into the role of curmudgeon, muttering about things I dislike:

Supermarket express-line...

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Intersections

FYI November 2008

Inside Scoop

NPUC Welcomes Sundin

Robert Sundin is now serving...

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News

ACCION Nuestra Historia a la Misión de Oaxaca 2008

El 31 de Agosto del 2004 se reunió el club para planificar la primera campaña evangelística en Juxtlahuaca, México. El evangelista de la campaña fue el pastor Samuel Núñez. Esta campaña fue muy... More

i-STAT: Express emergency Care at AMC

Car accidents. Chest pain. Broken legs. Loss of blood. There are a myriad of reasons to visit the emergency department, but they all have one thing in common: the need for speed.With many medical... More

Rescue Helicopter Joins Alaska Outdoor School

As a rescue helicopter approached Camp Tukuskoya near Wasilla, Alaska, students, who were learning first aid techniques, ran to observe the unexpected landing. Chad Bigelow, first aid instructor of... More

Tribal Court Judge Ends Search for Bible-keeping Church

A trip to her local Fred Meyer store in Fairbanks, Alaska, two years ago, began a journey for Blanche Vest, a Tanana Chiefs Conference tribal court judge, that resulted in her baptism in Harding Lake... More

Gem State Students Bond at Camp Ida-Haven

As Gem State faculty and students loaded blankets, pillows and travel gear into the bus, some looked around discreetly to get a glimpse of the newcomers. Others greeted one another with hugs and high... More

Timberline School Raises a New Flag

When Nadine Messer, head teacher at Timberline Adventist Elementary School near Vale, Ore., noticed the school's outdoor flag was faded and worn, she presented the need to the Vale Church. The Thelma... More

Garden Valley Elder Prepares for Alaskan Mission

Along with family and friends, 54 Garden Valley Church members gathered at the Garden Valley airport on Sabbath, Sept. 13, to dedicate a 1959 Cessna-182 aircraft slated for a Togiak, Alaska, mission... More

Bozeman Church Hosts Quiet Hour Rally

The Bozeman Church hosted a Quiet Hour rally with Bill Tucker, president, and his wife Jackie Sept. 13. Mrs. Tucker began the Sabbath church service with an overview of the ministries of The Quiet... More

Montana Conference Holds Third Boot Camp

The Montana Conference sponsored their third evangelism boot camp in September. Two previous camps have been held in Bozeman, and another is planned for the fall in 2009. These camps use the ShareHim... More

Truck Run for Hurricane Ike

Early in September, the third major hurricane of the season tore through the Caribbean and Gulf Coast, leaving a pathway of destruction. Hurricane Ike has been blamed for more than 150 deaths,... More

Youth Follow Jesus at Big Lake

During Family Camp at Big Lake on Sabbath, Aug. 21, five young people from Hood River, Ore., were baptized by Pat Milligan, pastor. They are Madison and Josie Baird, Amanda and Tommy Marx, and Emma... More

Tabernacle Family Believes in Miracles

The youngest member of the Tsikirai (pronounced see-key-rye) family may not remember the following incident when he gets older. But his family will never let him forget how God performed a miracle... More

Hood View Junior Academy Puts Students in Family Groups

Hood View Junior Academy in Boring, Ore., began the school year with new family groups. Junior high students led the rest of the school in this special event. Each pair of leaders had 10 students in... More

PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

Portland Adventist Academy introduces six new staff members.Maria Bibb is PAA's new English as a Second Language director. She works with students from China, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Vietnam.... More

CAA Highlights September Week of Prayer

Week of Prayer is always a highlight for students at Columbia Adventist Academy, and this year was no exception. From Sept. 8–12, CAA students enjoyed a week full of inspiration and prayer, led by... More

Portland Adventist Elementary Celebrates New Bus

Wednesday morning during the first week of school Portland Adventist Elementary School students gathered outside to celebrate the arrival of a newer school bus for student field trips. It was a... More

UCA Students Participate in Dedication Weekend

The first Sabbath of the school year marked a special dedication weekend at Upper Columbia Academy. On Friday, students and staff participated in an Agape feast hosted by the Associated Student Body.... More

Conference Launches 'WhyIQuitChurch.com'

I used to love horseradish, but hated the heartburn, so I quit. I got a $200 ticket for speeding, so I quit. You know what I mean by quitting: We have quit diets, schools, teams, pastors, doctors,... More

Valley View and Cashmere Members Witness in Waterville and Mexico

Members of the East Wenatchee Valley View and Cashmere churches gathered together in the small community of Waterville to participate in a witnessing opportunity.Surrounded by what seems like endless... More

First Nursing Class Reunites After 57 Years

The first Walla Walla University nursing class met for their 57-year reunion at Hansen Hall on the Portland, Ore., campus in June.The original class had 12 students, and six were present at the... More

New Faculty Members Start Their First Term

Walla Walla University introduced nine new faculty members to the campus this year.Bob Cushman, biology department chair, completed his undergraduate work at WWU, and holds a doctorate degree in... More

Volunteers Build Bethlehem in Auburn

Volunteers hauled cement blocks and shoveled dirt in the bright September sun at the beginning of a 12-day block-laying mission in Auburn, Wash. The goal? To lay 14,000 blocks and build a permanent "... More

Women Collect Toys for Children

Western Washington women are turning “lemons into lemonade” as a result of the annual women's retreat at Ocean Shores this September.Sylvia Matiko, author of the book, Lemons to Lemonade, shared how... More

Auburn Adventist Academy Senior Survival Builds Team Spirit

The senior class of 2009 spent Sept. 26–28 on a weekend retreat bonding, camping, playing, working and worshipping together.In addition to traditions like selecting class officers and relaxing on the... More

Green Lake Launches Fine Arts Ministry

The Green Lake Church launched The Green Lake Academy of Fine Arts with a five-day music camp in August.More than 40 children, ages 5–15, participated in an array of classes including violin, cello,... More

Lacey Church Receives a Grant

The Lacey Church recently built a fellowship hall for $380,000 and named it Tuttle Hall after the family who donated the land where the church is located.The members borrowed about $110,000 to finish... More

PSAA Welcomes New Leaders

Puget Sound Adventist Academy, in Kirkland, Wash., began the academic year with new leadership.Rick Serns, principal, brings a rich background of experience in education and management. Most recently... More