The Klamath Falls Church in Oregon has been involved with helping the local Gospel Mission in a variety ways through the years.
Kent Berry, the pastor of Gospel Mission, was invited to speak on Sabbath, April 1, 2017. He shared with the congregation how the mission provides important assistance to those in need in the Klamath Falls area. He highlighted the need for men’s clothing — especially jeans.
On Sunday, March 19, the Newport (Wash.) Church hosted its second Preparedness Expo in Priest River, Idaho. This free community outreach event teamed the Newport Church with 20 community vendors, eight of whom were Adventist. It was held at the Priest River Junior High School, utilizing the gymnasium, library and 500-seat auditorium.
Let’s call him Isaac because that’s not his name. He lives in a sweatshirt, a hoodie that hides his eyes so he can feel invisible. But, he’s not invisible; he’s just hiding. It’s rather like putting on a mask and pretending to be blind, deaf, unable to speak and broke. All at once.
It keeps folks from talking to you.
All except one.
She’s a teacher, a Christ-following teacher who believes that compassion is God’s gift to be shared. Without limit.
This summer I have the burden of traveling to Oxford University for my doctoral residency to study the writings of C.S. Lewis. I realize that many of you will feel immediate sympathy for me as I wander the ancient streets of London, peruse ancient manuscripts at the Bodleian Library, and enjoy meals where Lewis and The Inklings (which included J.R.R. Tolkien) gathered.
Death is the only certainty of life in this world. Yet death is a defeated enemy. In almost taunting words, Scripture declares, “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” and “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:55, 57).
Let’s do an autopsy of death and see how it met its demise through the victorious death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
When I was a newly baptized Seventh-day Adventist young adult, I had family and friends who were not in the church. The Holy Spirit had poured the love of Christ into my heart, and my first impulse was to share with each of them the eternal good news I had found.
Much can be accomplished when Christ's followers collaborate on the common mission, when they embrace a set of shared priorities and values in answer to His call.
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) is taking steps toward a collaborative approach to mission, priorities, core values and strategy.
I will drive miles out of my way to avoid stop-and-go traffic. Life is too short, I reason, to spend valuable moments gazing up someone’s tailpipe. It’s exhausting.
But sometimes this blessed journey we call church can feel like bumper-to-bumper traffic. This is how the wheels turn in our representative process. Papers are written, committees are formed, motions are made, programs are launched. We lay claim to new horizons an inch at a time.