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?

AMEN Everett Builds Partnerships With Community

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson

It was 8 p.m., Thursday night, on April 19, 2018, outside the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., when the first woman camped out the night before the AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism Network) Everett medical clinic opened its doors. By midnight, two people had joined her in waiting to receive free medical, dental and vision services. And then even more people showed up.

Chehalis Celebrates 100 Years of Ministry

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson

Churches often celebrate special milestones in their history. Chehalis Church in Chehalis, Wash., just reached a monumental milestone: its 100th anniversary of ministry.

The centennial celebration in April welcomed back three generations of Chehalis pastors and witnessed pews full of former and current members.

Chehalis church was founded on May 25, 1918, in a little white building built on land donated from an Adventist member, Fred Scheuber.

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. 

Big Picture of Ministry

June 06, 2018 / Katie Henderson


Western Washington leaders explored and learned about the different ways a ministry can work within their community to serve the people around them at the Urban Ministry Conference. "With urban ministry, we don't have to change what we believe," says Derek Lane. "We need to minister to where people hurt most."


Ken Aiolupotea, New Human Resources Director

Washington Conference welcomes a new human resources director, Ken Aiolupotea, to the ministry family.


A Dessert Theatrical Approach to Relational Evangelism

Students Level-Up Through Spiritual Game Planning

June 06, 2018 / Cheri Fletcher

Twelve years ago, as Cheri Fletcher watched her husband coach their daughter’s elementary basketball team, she noticed something.

Fletcher observed the team run plays over and over, memorizing the name of the plays and what position they needed to be in while that play was being run. Knowing that their daughter would soon be in high school she thought to herself, “I wish we could send them off with a spiritual playbook.”

Students Learn the Meaning of Service

June 06, 2018 / Rachel Mountain

It was early morning when 20 high school students from Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., and their sponsors met in the school parking lot on March 2, 2018. They loaded the bus that would take them to Sea-Tac Airport, where they embarked on an adventure to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Once in Puerto Rico, students and sponsors crammed into a bus with their suitcases and set out for Campamento Adventista Elias Burgos, an Adventist summer camp near Utuado, arriving about 3 a.m. local time.