Steven Fonseca, youth pastor for the North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., attended the Seventh-day Adventist Global Youth Leaders Congress, held in Kassel, Germany, from July 31 to Aug. 4.
Under the direction of Fred Cornforth, president, members of the Northwest chapter of Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI) gathered at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett, Wash., April 20–22, 2018, for their annual meeting. They enjoyed inspiring messages from Dick Duerksen, Oregon Conference storycatcher; John McVay, Walla Walla University president; Doug Bing, Washington Conference president; and others.
We want to extend a special invitation to you to join us at Upper Columbia Academy for our annual Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting, June 20–23, 2018.
As we gather together this year, we’ll be focusing on Jesus and the bond we share in Him. It will be a time to share and learn as the family of God.
We’ve been planning all year to bring you enriching seminars, uplifting speakers and encouraging music. It’s our prayer you will be spiritually fed at this important yearly gathering for Upper Columbia Conference.
In the May 2018 Gleaner, the Montana Conference news article about Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) on page 16 included a statement regarding an MEA parent that was inadvertently edited to say, "I was given permission to share with you a letter from a UCA parent." The reference to UCA (Upper Columbia Academy) should instead have been to MEA.
High school students in Portland, Ore., are getting a firsthand look at health care careers thanks to the innovative Student Healthcare Leaders program developed by Terry Johnsson, Adventist Health’s Pacific Northwest Region executive director of mission integration, and funded by the Adventist Health Portland Foundation.
The program’s first 10 students began their health care journey in February 2018. They meet weekly to learn about a specific department of Adventist Health Portland.
Schools are getting out, graduations are happening, which means that camp meetings are soon to arrive. From Alaska to Oregon and everywhere in between, North Pacific Union conferences are preparing for spiritually rejuvenating camp meetings full of fellowship. Plan to attend a camp meeting near you this summer.
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.
I met Toni and Buck at a sandwich shop, as we lamented being stranded in the Anchorage airport. They wore the tired, ragged air of people who had spent the last four days at the airport.
I sat across from them as they finished the last of the soup they were sharing, the whiff of alcohol escaping with every bite. I had nothing to complain about with my two-hour delay compared to their long ordeal in getting back home to St. Mary’s Village in bush Alaska.
Maria Bibb, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) international student program director, knows her students learn English best when they interact with American students in casual and fun ways. That’s why she established an international student mentorship club. This year, the club is building friendships between 35 international students and 50 American students.