We are excited to welcome Brandon O’Neal as our new principal at Portland Adventist Elementary School (PAES). He is joining our school family for the 2017–2018 school year all the way from Texas. Here is what he shared with us recently:
On April 22, 80 Pathfinder teams met in Chicago Ill., for the sixth annual North American Division (NAD) Pathfinder Bible Experience final testing event. Four Pathfinder club teams in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) placed first place at the final level of Pathfinder Bible Experience testing, with four more teams placing second.
Pathfinders from 11 clubs across the Pacific Northwest gathered in the Walla Walla University Church in College Place, Wash., on March 11 to test their knowledge of the Bible.
The regionwide gathering of Pathfinders was part of the Pathfinder Bible Experience, a team challenge that focuses on immersion in the Word of God. Four levels of play each year culminate in an official North American Pathfinder event held on the third Sabbath of April. This year’s division event was held in Chicago, Ill.
SOULS Northwest, the Bible worker training and literature ministries program sponsored by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) and local conferences within the union since 2012, will be phased out of operation this June with the completion of the current term.
You know you’ve arrived as an organization when everyone recognizes you by an acronym. Read NFL, CSI, FBI or NASA in a sentence, and you’re likely to know exactly what’s meant without any further ado. In Adventist circles, of course, we quickly recognize GC, EGW, ADRA and … ASI. But what does ASI really stand for, and what does it do?
John Freedman, North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president, has called for Northwest prayer teams to set aside Jan. 18 and 19 as days of fasting and prayer. The purpose: to ask for the Holy Spirit’s presence and guidance during an upcoming meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, of North American Division union conference presidents and General Conference leaders to seek progress and find understanding on the volatile issue of world church “unity in mission.”
Charles Simpson has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become NPUC planned giving and trust services director. Simpson has served as associate director for the planned giving and trust services department of the Seventh-day Adventist world church headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, since 2002.
John Freedman, recently elected North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president, presided over his first union executive committee meeting with aplomb, Sunday, Nov. 6, in Welches, Oregon. He quickly defined a leadership style governed by prayer.
More than 150 ASI (Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries) Northwest chapter members and guests gathered at Eagle Crest resort April 21–24 for their annual meeting, themed "In Christ Alone" this year. They enjoyed beautiful music, inspiring messages and great fellowship and food in a memorable high-desert spring setting.