March 2010

Editorial

Stewardship: It's All About Time

The basic equation of stewardship is TIME + TALENT = LIFE. These two elements are essential to life. Money is merely a convenient medium for storing and transporting...

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Let's Talk

Blessed are the Untidy

While parents have preached and kids have groaned, the message has not changed much through the decades: Cleanliness is next to godliness. With that mantra, parents...

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Blessed are the Untidy

While parents have preached and kids have groaned, the message has not changed much through the decades: Cleanliness is next to godliness. With that mantra, parents...

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Intersections

March FYI

NPUC 2010 General Conference Session Delegates

The following 21 individuals have been elected as voting delegates to represent the North Pacific Union at this summer's...

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Perspective

What Do They Really Hear? Beyond "Adventese"

Imagine this ... You're not a Christian, but have a sudden growing interest in spiritual matters, particularly Christianity.

On an...

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SEND US LETTERS, STORIES, PHOTOS!

Do you have a comment or question regarding something you've read in the GLEANER? Or, perhaps a brief...

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News

ACCION La Mejor Manera de Crecer su Iglesia

Cuál es la mejor manera de hacer crecer su iglesia? ¿Es la evangelización? Impacto a la Comunidad? ¿Testimonio personal? Programas de Salud o Profecía? Si bien todas estas cosas son importantes y... More

God’s Divine Appointments

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope," (Jeremiah 29:11).Loud crying was the first indication of Jillian's arrival... More

The Biggest Little Sabbath School Class in North America

"Just last Sabbath, a member of my Sabbath School class asked another, 'You live about a mile east of the center of the runway in Galena, Alaska, don't you?' When the second member responded 'Yes!'... More

Pacific Press Celebrates 25 Years in Idaho

On Dec. 7, 1984, the last truck left Pacific Press Publishing Association bound for its new home in Nampa, Idaho, and the doors of the Press in Mountain View, Calif., were officially closed. Twenty-... More

National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Mount Ellis Adventist Academy, in Bozeman, Mont., is proud to announce that Steffanie Robertus, senior, has been selected as a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Robertus achieved this distinction... More

McMinnville Church Hosts Series Filming

The McMinnville (Ore.) Adventist Church played host to a series held by Jac Colon, NPUC evangelist, Jan. 8 through Feb. 6, 2010. Colon's Revelation series was recorded in high definition by Light... More

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Read the Whole StoryWant to learn more about this group from Grants Pass, Ore.? Visit the Oregon Conference Web site to read the entire story and watch a video interview.Discover more:... More

Prayer Conference Invokes God's Presence

Eighty enthusiastic prayer warriors from all over the Northwest attended the first semi-annual Oregon Prayer Retreat on Nov. 6–8, 2009. The "Prayer Life of the Remnant" retreat held at a Christian... More

Columbia Strikes Oil Gains Class Gift

Most senior classes don't decide what they're going to leave behind as a class gift before their senior year. Even fewer senior classes give gifts worth thousands of dollars, invest "sweat equity,"... More

Grants Pass Group Returns from Haitian-Relief Trip

Flying home from Haiti, my mind replayed the events where God's hand had repeatedly provided, protected and guided. The many miracles brought smiles as I reflected on them — especially one.We arrived... More

"Kingdom Men" Attend Conference

“What does it mean to be a real man?” was the primary challenge that Dan Matthews presented to the men attending the 2009 Oregon Men’s Conference Nov. 14–15, 2009, in Gladstone, Ore. He shared from... More

Women Find Blessing in Retreat by the Sea

More than 300 women attended the Oregon Women's Retreat was Oct. 16–18, 2009.The main speaker this year was Gail McKenzie, Women's Ministries director from the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference. "She's a... More

Senior Project Leaves a Legacy

As Portland Adventist Academy prepares to graduate its 100th class, some of the school's seniors are preparing their senior projects with the hope of leaving a legacy that will last another 100 years... More

Milo Honors God Through Music

The church grew quiet as the bell players assembled up front, lit by glittering Christmas lights and colorful spotlights. As the congregation settled into their seats the bells began quietly playing... More

13th Annual Journey to Bethlehem

Over the course of four frigid December 2009, nights, with temperatures in the teens, more than 7,300 people came to the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Adventist Church to attend the 13th annual Journey to... More

News Box

Listen to Pastor Bob's podcast on the go.uccsda.org/intouchMore UCC news atuccsda.org/news.Get the latest on Share the Life atuccsda.org.

Husband Wife Baptize Each Other

Otis Orchards (Idaho) Adventist Church celebrated a special baptism recently, welcoming five individuals to the family of God. Susan Jolley and Dayle Fagan were baptized as new members, while Harold... More

Momentous Training Session Launches Program

Fifty-three people gathered Monday, Jan. 11 at the Spokane Valley (Wash.) Adventist Church for a momentous occasion — the first-ever Upper Columbia Conference Bible worker, coordinator training.The... More

St. Maries Parade Float Shows Real Christmas Spirit

The St. Maries Adventist Church and St. Maries Christian School worked together to make a float for the annual Christmas Parade held the first Saturday night of December 2009, in St. Maries, Idaho.... More

Intense Training Follows Boot Camp in Lewistion

More than 40 people attended the ShareHIM Boot Camp in Lewiston, Idaho, Jan. 29–30. It was the fifth boot camp held in the Upper Columbia Conference since they began in the fall of 2008.This event... More

Christmas Cheer for Elderly Sharing the Christmas Story

Under the direction of Aleida Quick, teacher at St. Maries Christian School, and Sue Clark, volunteer aide, along with the help of , Suzie Neveau, volunteer parent and art teacher, the students of... More

Camp Meeting Has New Location for 2011

The Upper Columbia Conference announced plans to move their annual camp meeting from College Place, Wash., to Spangle, Wash., in 2011.Following the vote of the conference executive committee, Bob... More

UCC Ordains Jeff Crain

The most recent in a series of direct calls from God was celebrated in the ordination of Jeff Crain, pastor, to the Gospel ministry Oct. 24, 2009. This high Sabbath in the Omak (Wash.) Church was... More

UCA Celebrates Heritage Weekend

In addition to quality academics, Upper Columbia Academy, in Spangle, Wash., has a reputation for spiritual excellence.A decade or so ago, a group of staff decided it was important to help students... More

Mattresses for Mwami Service Abroad Starts at Home

Shelly Bacon is a storyteller. She stands in front of a small microphone in the center of the room and opens her heart with thoughts on the time she spent in Africa, the people she has met across the... More

Pend Oreille Students Give The Gift

Thirteen Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School students plus guest performers, Kaleigh Bell and Alex Nichols, recently provided their constituents with an awesome Christmas program entitled "The Gift... More

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Change is on the Way New Master Plan Set in Motion

Things are changing at Walla Walla University.WWU's new campus master plan is the most comprehensive physical plan ever developed for the university. It will guide decisions about physical campus... More

Evangelism Finds Growing Momentum in Washington

When Gary Myers heard his wife's car in the driveway mid-day on Saturdays, he immediately switched the channel from the Hope Channel to a sports station. Myers, a retired police detective, didn't... More

Auburn Students Visit Tent City Homeless

The second weekend of January marked the first of several trips Auburn Adventist Academy students took to a homeless encampment in Seattle, Wash. In the self-proclaimed city of "Nickelsville," more... More

BOX: The Big Picture of Ministry

Washington Conference is investing in Bible instructor and prayer warrior training. Join the Impact Your World network: http://bit.ly/impact2010

Youth Unite to Worship, Learn and Serve

Youth from across western Washington united in Seattle, Wash., for a day of worship, learning and serving in mid-January."Soonago [pronounced sue-NAH-go] is a Greek word meaning to come together,"... More

Washington Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the 58th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists® will convene in Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Washington, on Sunday, April 18,... More