Wildcats Spring to Action
A recent Sabbath at the Newport (Wash.) Church found the Pend Oreille Valley Wildcat Pathfinder Club in charge of the church service.
The Pathfinders, Adventurers and the Eager Beavers were all in uniform as they marched up the aisle and posted the colors. Several of the young people provided special music, scripture reading, prayer, offering call and the responsive reading. Special guests from the conference Pathfinder department and North Lakes district, Cheryl Wallace, Darrell Janke and John Wenger, took part in the program too.
The 24 Pathfinder members and staff had a busy fall season handing out collection bags in the Newport and Diamond Lake communities and collecting nonperishable food items for Thanksgiving baskets. The response was great with more than 1,500 items collected along with $80 in cash to purchase potatoes and oranges. Local church members also donated canned foods, homemade bread and apples. Food baskets were delivered to 14 needy families and additional food items were donated to the local food bank.
Wildcat director Bev Mayfield reports that their club participates in other community events as well, such as the Newport Fair Parade, trail and park maintenance at the Pend Oreille County Park and providing cards for extended-care facility residents.
The club is fortunate to own a van which they use for field trips, campouts, share-your-faith activities and Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder events.
Candace Anderson, who is a new seventh-grade member of this active and enthusiastic club, says, “I just love being a part of these Pathfinders.”