Butte VBS Serves Day-care Students

November 01, 2002 / Ruth Rosich

Members of the Butte, Mont., Church shared with their neighbors this summer through vacation Bible school ministry.

Betty Lalanne, director, reports that the regular attendees were joined by 11 day-care children sent to the Bible school by nearby Methodist Church members.

The visitors joined the other children and helped to make the entire project a success.

Kalispell Members Celebrate 75 Years of Education

November 01, 2002 / Joe White

Kalispell Church members recently celebrated 75 years of education, at a reunion and re-dedication service.

One hundred fifty persons came from as far away as Washington, D.C., and Washington State, with representation from Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska, California, and several areas of Montana.

Former teachers present included Anita Kaylor Roberts, Archie Harris, Autumn Evans Paskell, and Donna Lee Seright Gilder, as well as present teachers Jodie Watson and Marty Knapp.

Waiting on the Lord

November 01, 2002 / Joyce Gallentine

Valerie Chase, 9, was baptized this spring, after a two-year wait.

When her father was baptized and joined the Hood River, Ore., Church two years ago, Valerie, too wanted to be baptized, but then-local-pastor Steve McHan had a special dedicatory service for her, anticipating the day when she would be older.

Meanwhile, her desire to be baptized increased, and she expressed her persistent desire to current pastor, Pat Milligan.

Long Time Coming

November 01, 2002 / Richard Cook

“How long have you been coming to the Oregon Camp Meeting at Gladstone?” Marguerite Ringering was asked this summer.

“Well,” replied the 93-year-old Gladstone Park Adventist Church member, “we came from Brainard, Minn., in 1934 and started going to Camp Meeting in 1936.”

“Consecutive years?”

“Every year since then, including this year, 2002.”

“Can you recall some interesting things that have happened over the years?”

Adventists Well Represented At Clatsop County Fair

November 01, 2002 / Cathy Raymer

More than 175 fair-goers received free health screenings at the Adventist Community Health Van, during Clatsop County Fair this summer in Astoria, Ore.

Others visited Adventist-manned booths that featured Adventist education and the ministry of Adventist literature evangelists.

Health Testing

Three-pronged Evangelism Outreach Brings Estacada Response

November 01, 2002 / Lynda Durbin

“All I have to do, to start a positive conversation, is mention the Yellow House,” said Wes Clark when he returned from passing out “Hope for the Homeland” prophecy seminar flyers in Estacada, Ore.

“Everyone in town seems to know about the good work at our Community Service Center.”

The dedicated work of Arlea Stern, Arline McGuire, and team members, year after year, at the Yellow House has been good groundwork for sharing God’s love in other ways.

Silverton Community Honors Adventists

November 01, 2002 / Betty Nelson

Cathey Defehr and Ramona Resseger, co-directors of Silverton, Ore., Adventist Community Services, recently accepted an honorary plaque from Silverton Together, a volunteer organization.

The plaque commemorates the cooperation between the church and the city group in feeding, clothing, and assisting those in need.

Children Raise Money For Bibles in India

November 01, 2002 / Susan Hall

Children at the Medford, Ore., Adventist Church are mission-minded, and when they learned that Bibles were needed in India, they planned an event to raise money.

Hosting a “Family Night at the Movies,” the children and their dedicated teachers set up chairs, picked out the movie, and collected admission ($1.74, the cost of one Bible).