January 2014

Editorial

Answering the Call of a Sabbath Jubilee

The congregation uses a set of assigned Bible verses for each Sabbath service. So it is reverently that the assistant, the hazzan, places the correct scroll in the Guest’s arms. With...

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Intersections

World Church Divisions Weigh In on Ordination

Reports from the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) at each of the 13 worldwide divisions are being submitted to the General Conference TOSC as requested. As important...

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Let's Talk

Fear

Deep in the recesses of my memories I can recall serious conversations about “The End.” Bits and pieces of adult talk would float out to me as I and other children played in an...

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Perspective

Crossing the Generational Divide, Part 1

At the end of each week I enjoy tormenting my type-A, goal-oriented personality with the question: What did you accomplish? What makes this sick practice worse is when I can vouch for...

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News

Yakima REVIVE Ofrece una Experiencia Digna de Repetir

A tan sólo 60 millas al sur del Monte Rainier en el Estado de Washington, siendo la octava ciudad más grande del estado, se encuentra Yakima, ciudad que cuenta en la actualidad con una población de... More

Adventist Health Honors Physicians for Commendable Work

Changes in health care policy and increasing medical needs of individuals have the potential to make health care a more impersonal experience. However, Adventist Health physicians are working daily... More

Wrangell Hosts Winter VBS

Wrangell Church recently hosted a mini Vacation Bible School, themed "Hay Day for Jesus" and centered around harvest time. The church was transformed into a farm, complete with barn, pasture,... More

Anchorage Series Draws People to Christ

The ongoing Christ Our Hope evangelistic series being held at the Anchorage Community Church has triggered a buzz of interest across Anchorage. Don West, who recently assumed leadership of the... More

Idaho Holds First Elders' Retreat

Fifty-two local church elders from almost half of the churches and companies in the Idaho Conference, plus many of their spouses, met at Camp Ida-Haven in McCall for the inaugural Idaho Conference... More

MEA Alum Gives Gift of Exercise

Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman saw the installation of an exercise trail during the summer of 2013 that is quite literally making a lasting impact both on the campus and in the lives of... More

Cottage Grove Churches Distribute School Supplies

The Party in the Park, held Aug. 24, 2013, in Cottage Grove’s Coiner Park, brought together the local Adventist church and other area churches to distribute free school supplies and clothing to... More

Grants Pass Hosts CHIP Program

The first Sunday of most months, the Grants Pass CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) hosts an educational program. Classes have included everything from bread-making to the basics of gardening... More

Grants Pass Adventist School Enjoys Active Autumn

Everything accomplished by students and staff at the Grants Pass Adventist School this year is keeping to the theme of love. Students are focused on Bible verses on kindness, gentleness and respect... More

Roseburg Celebrates Spirit Week

Roseburg Junior Academy (RJA) has celebrated school spirit with a spirit week for the past 20 years. This year, however, the RJA staff were inspired to turn the fun into more than just dressing... More

Prineville Answers Call to Cowboy Church

“Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Doesn’t this sound familiar? The Prineville Church received a similar request from Phil and Lavern Moerschell, owners of the Post Ranch, in May 2012. Lavern had... More

Milo Student Chaplains Ignite Passion for Jesus

At Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., student chaplains are charged with igniting a passion for Jesus on campus, which is no small task. They are doing the work of God in and among the... More

RVAA Welcomes New Staff

Rogue Valley Adventist Academy (RVAA) in Medford has welcomed two new staff members to the RVAA campus this year.With a business marketing degree, a minor in communication and experience in small-... More

Long-term Relationships Result in Falls City Baptism

All heaven, along with the Falls City Church family and Darlene Strand’s children, grandchildren and extended family, rejoiced and celebrated her baptism into God’s family on Oct. 26, 2013. Strand... More

Portland Adventist Academy Holds Pink Out PE

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) girls’ physical education students joined the efforts of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by holding Pink Out PE.Every October, a bouncing crowd of PAA girls... More

Oregon Women's Retreat Streamed Live

It was new and it was daring, but this year’s Oregon Conference women’s ministries team was determined to try it. They wanted more women to have access to the blessings of the women’s retreats —... More

PAA Joins Community to Mourn Fallen Hero

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) staff and students joined the greater Portland community to mourn a local hero. “It was a sobering sight,” says Linda Neel, PAA teacher. “Flashing lights for as far... More

Derby Points Kids to Eternal Race

Five, four, three, two, one ... go! Four kid-carved, 5-ounce pine cars take off down a long wooden track. Speed of course is determined by the volume of the spectators' cheers, it seems. Kids are... More

Students Flock to UCA Technology Fair

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) welcomed more than 160 students to its annual Technology Fair. The Technology Fair is a chance for young students to experience elective classes offered by UCA and perk... More

Summit Northwest Opens in Post Falls

Summit Northwest Ministries recently made a transition from its rented church in Newman Lake, Wash., to its purchased and remodeled theater in Post Falls, Idaho. The congregation's opening service on... More

Othello Pathfinders Fill Food Baskets

The Othello (Wash.) Pathfinders began their annual food outreach program for the holiday season well in advance. The last Wednesday of October they walked through the neighborhood surrounding the... More

Filipino Church Celebrates Stories of Faith

Walter Dietz picked up the mail one day and found a flyer for an interesting Bible prophecy meeting. He came to every meeting at Greater Seattle Filipino-American Church, took comprehensive notes and... More

Cypress Serves the Community

Service to others is an integral part of growth and learning. Service projects at Cypress Adventist School in Lynnwood are planned both school-wide and within each classroom. The projects are... More

Lynnwood Lives God’s Mission

Lynnwood Church is a young, growing, vibrant church with a love for Jesus and a burden for service. Lynnwood is also the one of the newest churches in western Washington.“This church is dedicated to... More

Small Church, Mighty Blessings Construct New Facility

“You need a church building,” he said.It was a nice thought for Belfair Church, which rented from the local Lutheran church for 20 years and then rented a community center. However, the church only... More