With Christmas carols in the background and happy voices in the foreground, our Nampa Women’s Christmas Brunch in Star, Idaho, was happening! Earlier, before the festivities began, the women’s ministries team had arrived and transformed the Heron River Clubhouse into a festive event hall.
With a theme of “Gift of Giving,” attendees entered, placing their gifts of personal care items by the door. These gifts were designated for the Nampa Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Women’s ministries has a desire to minister to others, thus our gift to the shelter.
Idaho's Nampa Church choir celebrated 25 years of praise ministry on Dec. 10, 2016, with their annual concert, themed “Season of Hope."
In spite of the cold and icy conditions, the church was filled to capacity with expectant listeners from all over the valley. Thanks and appreciation were given to Wilker and Shirley Maxwell for their tireless efforts in making this 25th year a signature event. With heavy hearts the choir dedicated their concert to Cherié Richards, faithful choir member and beloved minister of music who passed away earlier in the year.
Alumni, former students, staff and faculty will converge on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) in Caldwell, Idaho, March 31–April 2, 2017, to celebrate homecoming. Make your plans to be there.
The Cambridge Museum in Idaho has been researching and recording history of Advent Gulch and will be releasing a book about those homesteaders, their church and school, plus items of interest.
Nearly 1,600 guests toured the town of “Bethlehem” when the Eagle (Idaho) Church portrayed a live nativity the first weekend in December 2016. Sixty-seven costumed actors told the Christmas story as visitors progressed through the guarded gate and on toward the tax collector’s tent, where many chose to pay "taxes” with canned goods, thereby contributing 369 pounds of food to the Idaho Food Bank.
Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) honored 23 local veterans with a special program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016. The veterans represented all five branches of military service and included both past and current service men and woman.
Two hundred people from the local community attended the program. Each of the 23 veterans attending were recognized individually during the program and given the opportunity to state their rank, area of service and something about themselves.
It was not your usual group of men waiting in the lobby of Boise Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. It was 5:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon last spring. Those gathered in the circle of rearranged lobby furniture were all contemplating the same question: “When did I become a man?”
Children’s ministries leaders in the Idaho Conference came for a weekend of learning to “Empower Our Young Heroes” in early October. Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, played host to the group, providing meeting space, lodging and meals.
The conference covered the cost of the weekend, including lodging and meals. Providing this opportunity is part of our vision of creating “a cutting-edge, equipping, lay-driven conference that is growing in personal spirituality and soul-winning.”