News for July 2017

Last-Minute Evangelistic Series Proves to Be Right on Time

July 22, 2017 / Nita Larson

What does a church do when they are between pastors and the head elder is on a trip out of the country? Plan an evangelistic series of course.

That’s what Alaska's Anchorage Northside Church did when the Brian McMahon series in Juneau was canceled unexpectedly and the elders of Northside Church decided to invite him to their church. With only three weeks before the series was to begin on Feb. 18, 2017, it was a very busy time for the members, but on opening night we were ready.

Personal Invitation Leads to Baptism

July 22, 2017 / Larry Scofield

Jewel Miner was baptized into Oregon's Falls City Church on Sabbath, June 24, 2017, during the worship service.

Miner’s connection with the Adventist Church began about two years ago with her 91-year old neighbor, Ben Jackson, who visited her occasionally. He invited her to church.

At church Miner met Pat Biro, the part-time Bible Worker for Falls City. Biro asked if Miner would like to study the Bible, and so the Bible lessons began. At the completion of her bible lessons, Miner asked to be baptized.

Viviendo Como Jesús: Con Amor y Compasión

July 20, 2017

“Creo que el Espíritu Santo me estaba llamando a la Iglesia Adventista.”

Así dijo la hermana Rosa Elena, mientras conversábamos acerca de su experiencia con Cristo; pero, en realidad su vida no siempre estuvo en orden y en paz como lo está actualmente. Ella nos relata que vino a los Estados Unidos varios años atrás; pero, su búsqueda de Dios no había terminado.

Northwest Early Childhood Educators Gather for Workshop

July 20, 2017

More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The workshop was coordinated by Golda Pflugrad, NPUC ECEC director.

Meadow Glade Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Author Worship Book, Serve Community

July 20, 2017

The fifth- and sixth-graders at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., were busy this past school year, reaching out to their community in several ways.

One of the first things they did was create Family Groups. Each of the three classes split into groups of four or five students each. Students came up with ways they wanted to help their community.