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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. 

WWVA Students Mentor Through Friends Program

June 05, 2018 / Elaine Blake Hinshaw

“The friends program is awesome,” says Nate Treadway, a senior at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Wash. “I get to spend time with my buddy, and he always looks forward to it. It’s made me a kinder person to all my fellow classmates and friends.” 

Treadway is not alone. Many of our upper-division students are currently volunteering in the Friends ABC Program in the Walla Walla Valley of southeast Washington.

Learn God’s Design at UCA

May 09, 2018

A new class was added to Upper Columbia Academy this year: anatomy and physiology dual credit (APDC), which is taught by Judy Castrejón. The course is offered with the coordination of Walla Walla University in such a way that students who take pass the course automatically receive a total of eight college quarter-hour credits.

Amen Chapter Opens in Upper Columbia Conference

May 04, 2018 / Kathy Marson

Health ministry in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) continues to be influenced by former health director and obstetrician Jay Sloop. His untimely death in Kiev, Ukraine, in May 2013 was a sad time for many in UCC. It was his plan that with every health seminar or ministry the question should be asked, “How does this connect the physical and the spiritual together?”

Harris Junior Academy Gives Back

May 03, 2018 / Dana Martin

The 2017–2018 school year has been a year of giving back at Harris Junior Academy (HJA) in Pendleton, Ore. In the fall, the students collected items and filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child providing shoebox gifts to children around the world. The students filled more than 20 boxes for this worthy cause.