December 2015

Editorial

Unto Us

This year marks the passing of a century since the death of Ellen G. White in 1915. As we draw this year to a close, we take note of her words describing the incarnation of our...

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Intersections

Northwest Projects Garner SAC Awards

Northwest projects reaped special awards at this year’s Society of Adventist Communicators convention, held Oct. 15–17 in Chantilly, Va.

The GleanerNow team of Steve Vistaunet, Anthony...

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Let's Talk

Covenant

When the Creator stepped over the edge of space into our little world, He initiated a rescue operation. In the clutches of fate, we needed a covenant of faith.

This divine Christmas...

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Perspective

Peace Child From Heaven

Home for Christmas is a cherished family tradition. Yet some Northwest Adventists find themselves far away from loved ones this holiday season. Servicemen and servicewomen of the armed forces are...

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Christmas in My Heart, Vol. 24, by Joe Wheeler

The name Joe Wheeler has become synonymous with stories. More specifically, with Christmas stories, lots of Christmas stories. And Kleenex. Lots of Kleenex.

Drawing from his extensive...

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The End of the Story, Part 1

It is beyond the power of the human mind to estimate the evil, which has been wrought by the heresy of eternal torment. The appalling views of God have made thousands, yes, millions, of...

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News

Nuevos Integrantes del Equipo Pastoral

En los últimos meses el equipo pastoral hispano de la Conferencia de Upper Columbia se ha renovado debido a la partida de tres pastores que aceptaron llamado a otros campos misioneros o se... More

Adventist Health Honors Physicians for Exceptional Care

Adventist Health physicians spend each day living our mission — to share God’s love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing. Out of more than 4,800 medical staff physicians,... More

Shungnak Hosts Family Evangelism

The Shungnak Adventist Mission hosted Tobin Dodge, Delta Junction and North Pole churches pastor, for a 10-day evangelistic series in September. With his wife, Virlyn, and their six children, Dodge... More

CAA Students Hold Week of Prayer for AGA

After weeks of preparation and prayer, 11 students from Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., arrived in Palmer, Alaska, on Oct. 18 to present a week of prayer program for the students... More

Classic Cars Raise Funds for Eagle School

The cars started pulling in early for the third annual Eagle Antique and Classic Car Show. The Oct. 4 event was presented by the Eagle Church and Eagle Adventist Christian School as a family-... More

Montana Men’s Summit Inspires

The 2015 Montana Men’s Summit was convened on the last weekend in September, as always, at Mount Ellis Academy just east of Bozeman. The message presented by Minner Labrador from the... More

Montana Conference Hosts Elders' Symposium

Some 50 elders from churches across the state of Montana convened in Missoula for a first-of-its-kind Elders' Symposium. VicLouis Arreola III, Pacific Institute of Christian Ministry (PICM)... More

God Provides for Stayton VBS

Stayton (Ore.) Church members gathered this year to start an expedition. The Everest-themed Vacation Bible School loomed over the group gathered one Sunday to get the church ready for a week that... More

PAA Hosts Professional Learning Community for Teachers Citywide

Every month, Portland Adventist Academy hosts language teachers in a Professional Learning Community (PLC), the only one of its kind in the Portland metro area. The PLC supports educators using an... More

Middle Schoolers Sharpen Athletic Skills at Milo’s Sports Camp

Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek recently welcomed 106 students middle school students and their 27 sponsors to Milo’s fourth annual Sports Camp. The young people represented nine... More

Members' Vision Becomes Reality

Many months ago, Ron and Silvy Ririhena proposed a health evangelism program, which became a reality for Lents Church in Portland with a Health Expo on Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The... More

CAA Is Fired Up and Celebrating

God's faithfulness was once again experienced at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., and it called for a celebration. This past spring, the community and alumni came... More

Longtime Pastor Passes Baton at Sunnyside

It is a long way from Beulah, N.D., to Portland, Ore. — 1,286 miles to be exact. It takes 20 hours and 29 minutes travel time by car with average traffic and weather. For Scott and Dorothy... More

Beacon Week of Prayer Brings Bible to Life

Making the Bible relevant to kids today isn’t always easy. However, with some creativity, David Crockett, Lewiston (Idaho) Church pastor, spent a week with local Beacon Christian School,... More

Spokane Central Gives an Old House New Purpose

A beehive of activity is taking place in a little house between Spokane Central Church and its fellowship hall. The church is fixing up the house as an after-school activity center. The house... More

UCA Dedicates Wallace Dining Commons

Alumni and friends were able to witness a miracle during Upper Columbia Academy’s 70th Alumni Homecoming on Sabbath, Oct. 3. The Wallace Dining Commons Dedication was scheduled on the program,... More

South Hill Members Glow for Jesus

The Spokane South Hill Church members lit a bonfire, opened their doors and invited their community inside this past Halloween. “Halloween is a holiday with no redeeming qualities and... More

Cascade Christian Academy Students Support Community Projects

Students from Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., divided and set out to conquer a number of projects on Friday, Oct. 23, that the Wenatchee Valley Make a Difference Day committee sent out... More

Bonners Ferry and Clark Fork Churches Welcome New Pastor

Gary Jon Gibson, who completed his Bachelor of Arts in theology this spring at Union College (Lincoln, Neb.), accepted God's call to pastor the Bonners Ferry and Clark Fork churches in... More

WWU Business Students Excel on National Exit Exam

Seniors in the Walla Walla University (WWU) School of Business scored in the 96th percentile on the Major Field Test in Business (MFT) in 2015. This year, approximately 69,000 senior business... More

New Member Challenges Congregation to Share Faith

Two recent baptisms have brought additional joy to the Sequim Church in Sequim, Wash. Joelle Nicholson professed her faith in Jesus and Adventist beliefs by being baptized in the cold waters of... More

Auburn Moves Forward, Looks Upward

Fall week of prayer energized Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students as they learned more about who God is from local pastor and guest speaker Robin Song. The week ended with Community Service... More

New Mission-Focused Leadership Policy Adopted

A new policy for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in western Washington seeks to help commissioned ministers more readily fulfill mission-focused leadership responsibilities — a decision that... More

Seattle Hosts First Public Campus Ministry Training

An email notification popped up on the screen: “I’m looking for an Adventist group on my public university campus. Can you help me?” Recent efforts for public college campus... More

Brody Learns About Giving

Brody impatiently waited while his mom typed school auction information into a computer document. At age 5, it is often hard to wait and equally hard when you’re feeling sick and just want... More