Walla Walla College recently welcomed its students back to campus for the new academic year.
Fall quarter at WWC begins with JumpStart, a week of orientation and activities for new students, but the year really kicks off with the Welcome Back Bash, a time for students to meet, mingle, and become acquainted with the various clubs and organizations on campus.
Jeff Lawson grew up in the foster-care system. Or perhaps more accurately, Jeff Lawson grew up despite the foster-care system. Now the Walla Walla College senior social work and religion major is determined to keep what happened to him from happening to other children.
Travelers from Athens, a reluctant disciple, and a jail-breaking cat kept children spellbound at the 10th annual Adventurer Family Campout. This year’s campout, held at Sunset Lake Sept. 23–25, was attended by 138 Adventurers and their parents from across the conference and as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Can a small church dream big? Open Door Fellowship in Lynden, Wash., thinks so. Three years ago, this small group set out to share the true meaning of Christmas with their community.
In accordance with our constitution and bylaws, notice is hereby given that the Washington Conference will hold its regular quadrennial conference session on Sunday, April 9, 2006. We are inviting all churches to submit suggested session agenda items to the conference by Jan. 9, 2006. All recommendations should be processed through the local church board.
Give life. Give hope. Give blood. This is the motto of the Puget Sound Blood Center as it encourages community members to give blood. It is this same challenge that the students and faculty of Auburn Adventist Academy took on as they rolled up their sleeves to save lives. Sept. 22 marked the first school blood drive at AAA in almost seven years.
Puget Sound Adventist Academy started the year off strong with an enrollment of 93 high school students, 30 of whom are freshmen. During the first week of school, area pastors came to the campus to pray with the students and dedicate their year to God. Students and staff carried that spiritual energy into a Friday evening vespers program, held on Alki Beach along Seattle's Puget Sound.
Fifty-five couples attended the one-day marriage retreat that was held Sept. 17 at the Bellevue Hyatt Regency. Sponsored by the North Pacific Union and the Washington Conference, and planned by the North American Division family life department, this special retreat featured Willie Oliver, North American Division family ministries director, as the event moderator. Allan and Deirdre Martin, Celebration (Fla.) Church pastoral couple, and Mike and Gayle Tucker, Arlington (Texas) Church pastors, were the session presenters.