Church members of the San Juan Islands in Washington's Puget Sound have been busy sharing the love of Christ with their communities through warm drinks, hot meals and helpful hammers.
Milo Adventist Academy student chaplain and junior Kiana Brusett addressed the pastors and teachers of the Oregon Conference on Jan. 3 at Together as One, the second gathering of church ministers and ministers of education.
The North Pacific Union Conference hosts a retreat for student leaders every other year. This year’s conference, held Oct. 13–16, 2016, at Camp Mivoden in Hayden Lake, Idaho, featured presenters A.J. Grant, a pastor and a lieutenant serving as an Adventist chaplain in the U.S. Navy, and Jodi Wagner, Walla Walla University vice president for university relations and advancement.
Wednesday assembly time at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., is more than just announcements. It’s also a time to share life-changing information.
Friends and family of Lois Votaw Rowe gathered on Dec. 18, 2016, celebrating a life dedicated to Jesus and serving others. They filed into the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church sanctuary to remember a remarkable lady. Stories were shared, a message was relayed, and a life well-lived was remembered.
The pioneers in Washington's Spokane Valley began God’s work with the opening of a church school at Orchard Avenue in 1906. This group soon developed into the Orchard Avenue Church. A second group began meeting in 1910 in members’ homes in the Veradale area, and later a school was built for the children of these families.
God blessed abundantly in drawing people to each of the Unlock Revelation seminars in southern Oregon. Twelve Adventist churches participated simultaneously during October and early November 2016, and early reports show more than 60 baptisms havee resulted.
When building relationships with fellow church members and visitors, the best place to begin is on common ground. With that in mind, the Lebanon (Ore.) Church recently hosted a homemade ice cream and game show social focusing on building a sense of community in a casual, welcoming environment.