October 2012

Editorial

A Stronghold Through Change

"The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potentials implanted in us by God."...

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Let's Talk

Unity

I easily recall my initial effort at waterskiing when I inexplicably got up the first time — wind whipping by, folks on shore yelling approval. But, after a couple...

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Unity

I easily recall my initial effort at waterskiing when I inexplicably got up the first time — wind whipping by, folks on shore yelling approval. But, after a couple...

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Intersections

How You Give Online Matters

More than ever before, Northwest Adventists are skipping the paper tithe envelope and contributing through their church's online AdventistGiving portal. But those who...

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North Pacific Union

National Convention Informs and Inspires Teachers

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., was a buzz of activity Sunday, Aug. 5, as hundreds of Northwest teachers and 6,000 of their colleagues...

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Newbold College Hosts Alumni Reunion

"Do you remember?" was the oft-asked question for 115 Newbold College alumni who traveled from as far as Australia, Alaska and California to visit with friends and...

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News

ACCION Kennewick Organizacion

El día 9 de Junio del 2012, a las 4 p.m. fue organizada Kennewick (Wash.) Spanish Company como iglesia. La ocasión tuvo la concurrencia de más de doscientas personas. La iglesia se gozó de la... More

Alaska Campers Go Under Construction

Flat Lake, northwest of Anchorage, provided the perfect backdrop for the spiritual atmosphere at Camp Tukuskoya this year. Between games of capture the flag and worships around the campfire, 47... More

Jessie Clark Christian School Hosts Outreach Booth

Jessie Clark Christian School (JCCS) participated in the local Family Living Fun Day in Pocatello, Idaho, early this summer. Staff and volunteers told Bible stories, made crafts, and shared... More

Float Adds Refreshment to Fourth of July Parade

Montana's Highland View Christian School (HVCS) students and Butte Church members created a float for the local Fourth of July parade. During the parade, students sitting in the float handed bottles... More

Hamilton Hosts Fishing-themed VBS

The Hamilton Church Vacation Bible School was filled with excitement, Bible stories, games and activities as a total of 42 "fishermen," with a daily attendance of 32 to 35, learned how to go fishing... More

National Convention Informs and Inspires Teachers

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., was a buzz of activity Sunday, Aug. 5, as hundreds of Northwest teachers and 6,000 of their colleagues from 15 countries gathered... More

Newbold College Hosts Alumni Reunion

"Do you remember?" was the oft-asked question for 115 Newbold College alumni who traveled from as far as Australia, Alaska and California to visit with friends and reacquaint themselves with the... More

Sunnyside VBS Kids Dare to Be Daniels

Portland's Sunnyside Church was taken back to the time of Daniel during the week of June 25–29. Dozens of volunteers donated hours of their time to help plan, decorate, set up and provide an amazing... More

Madrone Students Set Sail

Madrone Adventist Elementary School in Cave Junction, Ore., had the unique privilege of accepting a ship captain's invitation to visit the Windjammers tall ships in the Crescent City, Calif., harbor... More

PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) welcomed two new staff members for the new school year.Mary Sperl is PAA's new part-time librarian. Sperl will help facilitate study hall and tutoring while... More

Principal's Partnership Promotes Professional Professors

His upbringing as a "Brit," with all of the traditions that carries, has not prevented Matthew Butte, principal of Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., from being an innovator... More

Southern Oregon Women Share Inspiration at Milo

More than 70 women from Ashland to Florence, Ore., and everywhere in between attended the Southern Oregon Women's Retreat at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore. The women enjoyed encouraging... More

Sharon Church Hosts Active Summer

The saying "the lazy days of summer" does not ring true at the Sharon Church in Portland, Ore. This summer proved to be anything but lazy, starting with Vacation Bible School in June.Sixty children,... More

Grants Pass Holds Church in Vineyard

Grants Pass Church members brought to life "I am the vine, ye are the branches …" (John 15:5) on July 28 during an all-day Sabbath event held 20 miles away at Draper Valley Vineyard, which produces... More

Cave Junction Members Witness Miracles

Pastor and evangelist Christian Martin held 18 evangelistic meetings in the Cave Junction Church. God's Spirit was poured out as six precious souls from the community indicated their interest in... More

Eugene and Springfield Hold 'Church in the Park'

More than 250 people gathered for Church in the Park on the Fall Creek Church acreage nestled in the woods along the river.Churches from the greater Eugene/Springfield, Ore., area meet there once a... More

Windows of Heaven Open for Faithful Cave Junction Deacon

Don Herr, a faithful deacon at the Cave Junction Church, lost his position as Cave Junction Golf Club manager when he refused to work in the bar and serve alcoholic drinks.Herr had been a faithful... More

Castle Rock Helps Community Become Healthier

Castle Rock Church members began to pray and prepare late last year for a health series, which included an extended series of vegan cooking classes.First they held a public showing of the Forks Over... More

Grants Pass Church Celebrates Seven Baptisms

Angels rejoiced on June 23 as the Grants Pass Church celebrated seven baptisms. This high Sabbath reminded the congregation to remember to "set your minds on things above, not on earthly things" (... More

SonBridge Community Center Receives Grant

SonBridge Community Center in College Place, Wash., received a $170,000 matching grant from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust to complete construction of new medical and dental clinics and to... More

Children Enjoy Newport VBS Gardening Adventure

Vacation Bible School 2012 in Newport, Wash., was an exciting time for 30 children, including 15 from the community, as they came together daily for breakfast and a variety of interesting gardening... More

Center Feeds the 5,000 in Spokane

It’s Thursday morning, and the lobby at the Better Living Center (BLC) in Spokane, Wash., is coming alive. Families in need of assistance have come to know the BLC as a refuge of care and compassion... More

Daniel VBS Braves Fiery Furnace Heat Wave

The week of July 9–13 found the outdoor VBS program at Moses Lake (Wash.) Church colliding with an unexpected heat wave, with temperatures soaring above 100 degrees. Prayers for clouds or breeze were... More

Better Living Center Opens in Goldendale

Sunday, July 8, was especially hot as the Goldendale (Wash.) Church family dedicated the new Better Living Center after more than a year of construction. The ribbon-cutting ceremony included Clint... More

Roofing Evangelism Pre-empts Kayak Trip

This summer Patty Marsh received an unusual request. Her phone rang, and a Marilyn from Maine was on the line. "In my four years as Adventist Community Services director, this is the first time I've... More

Camp Meeting Fosters Connections in North Idaho

Ah, Sabbath! A rest after a busy week. It was a double blessing that I could attend the North Idaho Regional Camp Meeting in Bonners Ferry on that Sabbath. The campus looked wonderful, with neatly... More

University Church Celebrates 50 Years of Worship

On Oct. 20, 1962, to the sounds of trumpets and with the choir leading the way, Walla Walla campus church members marched from Columbia Auditorium (now the location of Havstad Alumni Center) to the... More

VBS Fosters Spiritual Growth

Vacation Bible School offers an opportunity for churches to foster children's spiritual growth and meet new community families.New ConnectionsIt's been at least 20 years since Willapa Harbor Church... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

To "Reach Washington," 60 western Washington churches are presenting Bible prophecy seminars beginning Oct. 5. Thanks for your prayers!Discover more:washingtonconference.org

Celebrity Chef Tours Western Washington

Celebrity chef Mark Anthony toured the Pacific Northwest this summer to present free, live vegan cooking shows."His presentation was high energy, professional, with lots of laughter. The time went by... More

North Cascade Primary Class Focuses on Mission

Children in grades one through four who attend Sabbath School classes at North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., raised funds to provide chicken flocks for caregivers of orphaned children in... More

Youth Rush Knocks on 200,000 Western Washington Doors

Two Youth Rush participants knocked on a Bellevue, Wash., door this summer and began talking with a lady who wasn't initially interested in buying anything. When she found out they had Christian... More

Auburn Campus Ministries Team Plans Year

Campus ministries at Auburn Adventist Academy spent the summer planning, preparing and praying for a new school year, and rolled out new ideas while continuing to support spiritually successful... More