News for November 2016

Coming Soon: Guatemala Mission Trip

November 25, 2016 / Justin Walker

Coming up spring break 2017, is our annual UCC Youth Mission Trip to San Luis, Guatemala. We will be traveling down for about two weeks to witness to the people of a small village nearby by building a church, spending time with the children by putting on a Vacation Bible School program and visiting the other churches built on previous mission trips.

McMinnville's Pastor Appreciation Month

November 25, 2016 / Michelle McMillen

This year, for Pastor’s Appreciation Month, members of the McMinnville (Ore.) Church pulled on their overalls and straw hats, tuned up their guitars and fiddles, and laid out a huge spread of their best vittles to celebrate Jerry and Beverly Joubert with a farmer’s breakfast.

It was a different way to celebrate Pastor Appreciation Month, but everyone agreed that it provided a fun (and delicious) opportunity to thank our pastoral couple for their service to our church and community and fellowship with one another.

It is Fall So Let’s Get Lost.

November 25, 2016 / Angela Binder

So much excitement filled Blodgett View Christian School in Hamilton, Montana, when the students suddenly realized that fall had come to the valley. That meant it was time to visit the Missoula Corn Maze.

Grace Tour Visits Emerald City

November 24, 2016 / David McClelland

The Emerald City Community Church in Seattle, Wash., was blessed to end the third quarter of 2016 with a visit from the Grace Tour on Sabbath, Sept. 24. Formed by young Adventists with unique, redeeming life experiences, the tour brings a thrilling message on the power of God's grace to cities throughout the United States and to foreign countries.

Pathfinder Camporee Asks 'Where's the Beef?'

November 24, 2016 / Anita Lebold

The primary focus of Pathfinders is supporting youth as they develop a personal relationship with Jesus. Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Pathfinders and staff, numbering 679, joined together for that purpose as they gathered at Farragut State Park in Idaho for the UCC Pathfinder Camporee.

The camporee is the big kickoff for the Pathfinder year and sets the stage for the activities to come. It included spiritual refreshment, recognition of accomplishment, acts of service and outdoor adventure.

Kent Spanish Builds Kingdom Relationships

November 24, 2016 / Heidi Baumgartner

Spanish-speaking members in Kent, Wash., go out in their community every Sabbath afternoon in groups of four to six people for neighborhood visits.

The first visit establishes a friendship, the second visit introduces a prayer partner, the third visit offers a small gift (typically fruit, flowers or cookies), and the fourth visit includes a survey and an invitation to a lunch where the neighbor will meet even more new friends from church.

Un Sueño Hecho Realidad

November 23, 2016

La Iglesia Hispana de Eugene se plantó hace 30 años. Y aunque durante todo éste tiempo el Señor ha dirigido y sostenido su iglesia en la obra de testificar y proclamar el evangelio en éste lugar, los hermanos se encontraron con el desafío de que durante estos largos años, la iglesia tuvo que ser cambiada de un lugar a otro, lo que trajo como consecuencia pérdida de miembros en cada movimiento debido a la inestabilidad y falta de residencia permanente.

Montana Men Gather for Fellowship, Renewal

November 23, 2016 / Barry Taylor

Men’s Summit 2016 was a tremendous opportunity for men from all across Montana to get together for fellowship, prayer and spiritual renewal. Featured speaker Lincoln Steed, Liberty magazine editor, shared many stories and experiences from around the world about what religious freedom really means and how it has impacted and continues to impact thousands of lives every day.

Throughout the three-day event, a group of talented musicians led inspirational music, some of which they wrote and composed.