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PAA Responds to Gen Z Research

May 11, 2018 / Liesl Vistaunet

Today’s teenagers are being called the first “post-Christian” generation in America.

That’s according to a new Barna Group research study, which reports the percentage of Generation Z (current 13- to 18-year-olds) that identify as atheists is higher than any other previous generation.

Llamados a Ser Como Jesus

May 10, 2018

Este retiro anual es para hermanos y hermanas en posición de liderazgo eclesiástico voluntario en nuestro territorio. Se realiza en Camp MiVoden el tercer fin de semana de marzo y tiene por objeto congregar líderes en servicio.

Los pastores motivan a sus líderes a apartarse para motivar el espíritu, unificar criterios bíblicos, orar y buscar sabiduría en la multitud de consejo a fin de planificar estratégicamente las diferentes formas en que llevaremos a cabo la misión en nuestro territorio.

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.

Big Picture of Ministry

May 08, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Hearts of Gold

Hearts of Gold Dinner Auction set a record-breaking attendance level and raised $201,185 for Auburn Adventist Academy student scholarships.

Fundraising Intensive

Twenty-five individuals with a vision of bigger and innovative ministry joined a growing cohort of leaders who are committed to funding innovative and effective ministries in the Washington Conference.

Three Grants Pass Teachers Receive EXSEED Grants

May 08, 2018 / Jennifer Burkes

The Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist School and the community of Grants Pass, Ore., are proud of the school's three EXSEED grant recipients. Amy Whitchurch, Bridget Cline and Sheryl Shewmake each received $2,000 for classroom improvements. Funds are for projects based on EXSEED principles.

Alaska Youth Feed Homeless

May 07, 2018 / Tupai Papaofo Loitoa

The youth of the Alaska Samoan Church in Anchorage, Alaska, have been active in past outreach programs such as visiting the sick, donating clothes and necessities for those in need, and frequently coming together to build up each other individually. But on Feb. 10, 2018, the youth ventured further into Jesus’ promise in Matt. 25:40 — “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" — when they came together for a community project. 

Oregon Conference Pathfinder Bible Experience

May 07, 2018

Eight Pathfinder clubs participated in the conference-level of Pathfinder Bible Experience at the Pleasant Hill Church in Pleasant Hill, Ore. on Feb. 24, 2018. These clubs included teams from Fort Vancouver in southwest Washington and Oregon teams from Hillsboro, Newberg, Pleasant Valley, South Santiam, Valley View, Whipple Creek and the White City Samoans churches.