The Long Creek Church held their annual Christmas fellowship dinner on Dec. 16, 2017, for the Long Creek community in Oregon. The event was well-attended, and extra seats had to be tucked into the corners. According to the mathematical wizards and bean counters, 69 people came to enjoy the meal. If one subtracts the helpers who came from the Walla Walla, Wash., area to provide the inspirational Christmas music singalong and other valuable assistance, 55 eager Christmas celebrants from the local area came to fellowship together.
Community service has long been a priority of the Meridian (Idaho) Church, but to encourage members to initiate more projects, church pastor Michael Pearson said, “Let’s do acts of kindness.”
When Pearson offered to allocate $100 from a special church evangelistic fund for each act of kindness project undertaken, ideas began circulating.
Some members organized a Diabetes Undone clinic hosted at the church in September.
When Meridian Church pastor Michael Pearson encouraged his church members to prayerfully consider developing acts of kindness projects to reach people in their community, church treasurer Beverly Logan had an idea: Maybe we should organize a God’s Closet.
A local church community services initiative started by lay members in 2009 and supported by North American Division (NAD) Adventist Community Services (ACS), God’s Closet is gaining momentum and being embraced by local churches divisionwide.
Several months ago, I contacted Adventist World Radio (AWR), which for years has touched so many lives who may never have heard the Three Angels' Messages or the good news of the gospel in any other way.
As a follow-up to the Boise AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Clinic held in April, the Nampa (Idaho) Church hosted a Diabetes Undone Workshop for eight weeks. Of the 13 participants, five came from the community.
On the weekend of Aug. 18–19, 2017, the youth of the Idaho Conference Spanish churches participated in an event just for them: Youth Impact: Called to Be the Sermon.
This time the event was divided in two parts: one for the Treasure Valley Spanish District and one for the Southeastern Idaho Spanish District.
The upper grade students of Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) had the opportunity to dream big when the Dream House project was presented to their class.
The Dream House project is something teacher Simon Chung has incorporated into his curriculum and implements in every classroom.
The Dream House project is oriented toward STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and incorporates several subjects, including math for calculating area, technology for research, writing skills for creating fliers, and engineering and art for integrating design features.
Just before the final meeting of camp meeting with Alex Rodriguez from Voice of Prophecy, Ryan McCoy and the video support team began to go through routine video equipment checks. When McCoy didn't see the normal feed show up on his screen from the platform presentation-capture equipment, he reported the problem to Brian Yarbrough, an audiovisual team member, and he and Rodriguez began troubleshooting.