News for 2018

'Loma Linda Comes to You' at Valley View Church

June 28, 2018 / Shannon Fisher

It was with high anticipation the Valley View Church awaited the Sabbath services on May 5, 2018, in East Wenatchee, Wash. "Loma Linda Comes to You" was the promise. Through the invitation of Cheryl Smith (East Wenatchee Church member), Loma Linda University (LLU) sent Richard Hart, LLU president, and his visiting team to the Wenatchee Valley as part of the Loma Linda Comes to You outreach.

CCA Returns to Belize

June 28, 2018 / Julie Savino

During spring break, 24 Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) students and adults headed back to the King’s Children’s Home (KCH) in Belize to finish a job they started in 2016.

Beacon Turns 100

June 27, 2018 / Ruthie Gage

On Sabbath, April 21, 2018, Beacon Christian School in Lewiston, Idaho, celebrated 100 years of Christian education, a huge accomplishment for a small private school. After the celebration, the school’s three ninth-graders were given a journalism assignment in which they reported on the event. The following are excerpts of their articles.

Teen Pathfinders Offer Helping Hands

June 26, 2018 / Kathy Marson

In Matt. 25:40, Jesus says, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” This year during spring break, almost 100 teen Pathfinders and their staff put this verse into action as they gave of their time and talents to help those in the greater Spokane, Wash., community.

Teen Pathfinder Mission Adventure (TPMA) is a mission opportunity for teens to make a difference locally. Instead of traveling overseas to participate in a foreign mission trip, teens have the opportunity to work serving others in their own community.

Members Join Together for UCC Camp Meeting

June 08, 2018

We want to extend a special invitation to you to join us at Upper Columbia Academy for our annual Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting, June 20–23, 2018. 

As we gather together this year, we’ll be focusing on Jesus and the bond we share in Him. It will be a time to share and learn as the family of God.

We’ve been planning all year to bring you enriching seminars, uplifting speakers and encouraging music. It’s our prayer you will be spiritually fed at this important yearly gathering for Upper Columbia Conference.

Moscow Brings Last Supper to New Life

June 07, 2018 / Karri Walde

What is Agape in Action?

Well, here at the Moscow (Idaho) Church, it is a celebration of Christ’s example of love in action. Natashia McVay, Moscow Church associate pastor, coordinated an amazing replica feast complete with fresh and dried fruit and nuts, challah bread, hummus, and soup brought by members. Each table was richly decorated with reminders of Christ’s crucifixion: thorn crowns, spike nails, clay jars and Mediterranean-themed decorations. One church member had even made a life-size cross.

UCA Steps Back to the Future With Agriculture

June 06, 2018 / Shelley Bacon

What is green on the inside, metal on the outside and high-tech all over? Why, a container full of microgreens, of course!

Introducing the all-new agriculture program at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash. The era of farms at our Adventist schools was thought to be long past, but in this day of modern agriculture UCA is taking a bold step back into this exciting and growing field. But how does one go about establishing a viable agriculture program in today’s market?

UCC Camp Meeting Speakers

June 06, 2018 / Jay Wintermeyer

John McVay

For the past 10 years, John McVay has served as president of Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash. Earlier, he served as professor of New Testament, associate dean and dean of the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., from 1998 to 2006. 

He taught at Pacific Union College (PUC) in Angwin, Calif., for 13 years in the religion department and ministered, for a time, as senior pastor of the campus church. Prior to his ministry at PUC, he served as a pastor in Iowa and Georgia.