News for November 2015

The End of the Story, Part 1

November 21, 2015 / Seth Pierce

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 skeptics and infidels.[1]

The teaching of hell has the potential to scare people away from God; it’s a dangerous substance to handle, and people can burn themselves or the ones to whom God wants to reveal His love.

Coquille Members Pack Boxes for Operation Christmas Child

November 16, 2015 / Sally McSherry

The Coquille Church packed 64 boxes for Operation Christmas Child during its first children's packing party for the year.

A generous church member gave Sally McSherry $2,000 to be his personal shopper and purchase supplies for the boxes. Everything was available at the Dollar Store, so that generosity supplied 200 boxes.

Singles Enjoy Spiritual Retreat

November 16, 2015 / Caryl Tallon

McMinnville Chuch sponsored a spiritual retreat for Adventist singles at Camp Magruder on the Oregon Coast in August.

Caryl Tallon, McMinnville SDA Singles president, organized the event, with George Clarno assisting. The 45 people attandance, with a speaker, leaders and music performers. Bill Liversidge presented on victory in Jesus. This was a spiritual blessing for all who came for the weekend. Many people requested another retreat next year. 

Cloverdale Hosts Prayer Concert

November 09, 2015 / Eve Rusk

Randy Maxwell, Kuna Church pastor and Idaho Conference prayer ministries coordinator, led a concert of prayer at the Cloverdale Church in Boise on Sept. 23, the eve of Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress. The focus of the evening wasn’t about the pope’s visit, but on our need to be in communication with our Father in heaven.

Gateway Church Offers County Fair Pit Stop

November 09, 2015 / Bill Zilverberg

The Pee Wee Pit Stop booth was a huge hit with families at the Josephine County Fair this year. Volunteers from Gateway Church in Grants Pass, Ore., set up and staffed the booth, which provided a clean, private place for families to change their little ones' diapers while at the fair. More than 100 people took advantage of the offered services. Two rooms, with curtains for privacy, were available and furnished with a changing table, wipes and hand sanitizer.

Students Learn Leadership Skills

November 09, 2015 / Matthew Bryant

During the second week of September, students from Milton Stateline Adventist School departed for their annual leadership trip in what for many was a “new” form of transportation: covered wagons. Under the direction of Bill Vixie, a local contractor and owner of Oregon State Wagon Train, students participated in many aspects of pioneer travel. They were responsible for harnessing the horses, cooking their own meals, setting up shelters and even driving the teams pulling the wagons. 

Youth Rush Produces E-Book

November 08, 2015 / Heidi Baumgartner

Participants in Washington Youth Rush produced a 32-page e-book about their answers to prayer and divine appointments while ministering door to door in western Washington.

“We wrote it with the goal of having something to remind us how God led us throughout this year and give us something to share with others,” explains Caleb Maccarone, Washington Conference literature ministries coordinator. “These stories not only demonstrate to the reader God’s leading and collaboration with us in our ministry, but also give a realistic picture of the personal experiences of each student.”