Idaho Conference Moves Forward With Mission, Vision

May 03, 2017

How does an organization like a conference move forward in growing as good stewards of the resources God has gifted to us? One way Idaho Conference administration felt would be helpful was to provide employees with resources to be good stewards.

Idaho Camp Meeting Update

May 02, 2017

We have an inspiring lineup of speakers for camp meeting, June 13–17, 2017, at Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho! Alex Rodriguez, Richard and Jo Ann Davidson, César and Carolann De León, Jennifer LaMountain, and Stan Patterson are preparing their presentations to share with each of you.

Meridian Church Members Tackle Depression in Their Community

May 01, 2017 / Sandra Blackmer

To address the rising rate of depression and suicide not only in the nation but also in their community, members of the Meridian (Idaho) Church hosted a nine-part weekly Depression and Anxiety Recovery video seminar, featuring Neil Nedley, internal medicine physician, Jan. 19–March 16 at the church. Average weekly attendance held strong at about 50, half of whom were visitors.

Project-Minded Cambridge Church Supports Community, Missions

March 22, 2017 / Carolyn Wesner

Sometimes mission projects are difficult for small church congregations. How can only a few people make a difference? The Cambridge (Idaho) Church, with its average attendance of 15, has a heart for serving those in need, so they chose an ambitious project for 2016. The church family decided to raise $5,000 for an item in the ADRA Really Useful Gift Catalog: a water source to transform a village.

Nampa Women's Brunch Focuses on Gift of Giving

March 19, 2017 / Beth Peterson

With Christmas carols in the background and happy voices in the foreground, our Nampa Women’s Christmas Brunch in Star, Idaho, was happening! Earlier, before the festivities began, the women’s ministries team had arrived and transformed the Heron River Clubhouse into a festive event hall.

With a theme of “Gift of Giving,” attendees entered, placing their gifts of personal care items by the door. These gifts were designated for the Nampa Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Women’s ministries has a desire to minister to others, thus our gift to the shelter.

Nampa Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Concert

March 15, 2017 / Tim Larson

Idaho's Nampa Church choir celebrated 25 years of praise ministry on Dec. 10, 2016, with their annual concert, themed “Season of Hope."

In spite of the cold and icy conditions, the church was filled to capacity with expectant listeners from all over the valley. Thanks and appreciation were given to Wilker and Shirley Maxwell for their tireless efforts in making this 25th year a signature event. With heavy hearts the choir dedicated their concert to Cherié Richards, faithful choir member and beloved minister of music who passed away earlier in the year.

2017 Gem State Adventist Academy Homecoming

February 12, 2017

Alumni, former students, staff and faculty will converge on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) in Caldwell, Idaho, March 31–April 2, 2017, to celebrate homecoming. Make your plans to be there.

Help Needed for Advent Gulch History Project

February 08, 2017 /

The Cambridge Museum in Idaho has been researching and recording history of Advent Gulch and will be releasing a book about those homesteaders, their church and school, plus items of interest.

Eagle Church Brings Nativity to Life

January 08, 2017 / JoAnn McKey

Nearly 1,600 guests toured the town of “Bethlehem” when the Eagle (Idaho) Church portrayed a live nativity the first weekend in December 2016. Sixty-seven costumed actors told the Christmas story as visitors progressed through the guarded gate and on toward the tax collector’s tent, where many chose to pay "taxes” with canned goods, thereby contributing 369 pounds of food to the Idaho Food Bank.

Local School Honors Veterans

January 06, 2017 / Nicole Batten, MA

Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) honored 23 local veterans with a special program on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2016. The veterans represented all five branches of military service and included both past and current service men and woman.

Two hundred people from the local community attended the program. Each of the 23 veterans attending were recognized individually during the program and given the opportunity to state their rank, area of service and something about themselves.