News for April 2016

Redmond Church Serves the Community

April 07, 2016 / Lorene Ferguson

The community service program at the Redmond Church was established in approximately 1985. The program served 2,382 families in 2015 and gave out more than $4,000 of food. Volunteers also gave out more than 5,300 pieces of clothing.

The current services are directed from a facility located at Ninth and Glacier on the grounds of the Redmond Church. Its hours of operation are Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The primary mission of the facility is to offer assistance with food, clothing and household items.

Beloved Principal Retires From Rogers

April 07, 2016 / Audrey Campbell

Clare Thompson has been an educator for most of her life, with the vast majority of it spent at Rogers Adventist School in College Place, Wash. At the end of this year, she will be stepping away from a career that has been full of rewards and surprises.

Thompson began her teaching career by holding school for her dollies and deep down knew that she would be a teacher when she grew up.  However, she took a side trip into nursing for a few years until she had children.

Belgrade Shares CREATION Health With Local Lutheran Church

April 07, 2016 / Phil Hudema

Chris Barr was holding a seminar for the Belgrade Church in the Lutheran church the Adventists rent. The Lutheran pastor came in one evening while Barr was setting up for the CREATION (Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal Relationships, Outlook and Nutrition) Health Seminar. The other pastor started asking questions about what Barr was presenting, and Barr  explained to him about the seminars.

Coastal Students Head Inland for Snow Camp

April 07, 2016 / Ruthie Gage

In January, Lincoln City Adventist School students in grades seven through 12 enjoyed two days of fun in the snow while studying high-mountain science topics ranging from glaciers to varying precipitation amounts within a given snowpack. Snow Camp took place at Big Lake Youth Camp in central Oregon, under the direction of Arthur Ordelheide, who specializes in outdoor education. The students enjoyed themselves immensely, and all felt like they came away with increased awareness of practical science principles.

2016 NW Prison Ministry Retreat

April 06, 2016

This year’s Northwest Prison Ministry Retreat brought ministry teams to Gladstone, Ore., during the first weekend of April. Nearly 100 volunteers from churches around the Northwest welcomed this opportunity for fellowship and inspiration.

Wintley Phipps, renowned speaker and musical artist, brought keynote moments, including plenary sessions on Friday evening, Sabbath morning worship and a well-received concert that evening. Phipps is integrally involved with prison ministry as CEO of the U.S. Dream Academy, which provides mentoring and support for children of the incarcerated.

Dos en Una: Pastora y Pastor

April 06, 2016 / David Paczka

Recientemente, la Conferencia de Oregon hizo un llamado al ministerio pastoral a un nuevo elemento. Si bien es cierto, que los pastores llegan y se van … en esta ocasión no se trata solamente de un nuevo pastor asignado a un distrito … Se trata del primer llamado a una mujer hispana al Ministerio en la Conferencia de Oregon.

Su nombre: Belinda Rodriguez Castrejón. Pero, ¿quién es ella? ¿Porqué de este llamado? Conozcámosla un poco más a fondo, a través de esta entrevista.