A Combined January/February Issue

December 19, 2017

The sharp-eyed among us have noticed this already, but just in case … we're issuing a bold prediction: Some will look in vain for their February Gleaner in the mail and miss a simple fact. What you hold in your hand is the January/February issue. The next issue — our annual Images of Creation issue — will come to your mailbox in March. There will be one more combined issue this year, for July/August.

Dulan Accepts Role as NPUC Regional Affairs VP

November 30, 2017

Byron Dulan has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee to become vice president for regional affairs. Dulan has served the Washington Conference in several capacities and is currently the conference’s director of Adventist Community Services, disaster response and personal ministries. He will begin his new role with the NPUC in January 2018.

NPUC Children's Leadership Conference Draws Hundreds

November 23, 2017

More than 300 children's ministries leaders from around the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) attended the NPUC Children's Leadership Conference (CLC) held Oct. 12–15, 2017, in Portland, Ore.

The event theme of "God's Construction Zone" promoted a vision of "building leaders for today's kids." Sherri Uhrig, North American Division children's ministries director, cut the "construction site" ribbon to open the session. Everyone was given a hard hat to complete the construction motif. The energy of the event was heightened throughout by well-known keynote speaker José Rojas.


November 06, 2017

English Translation Needed


October 09, 2017

Relational or Not?

AHA Holds 35th Annual Cowboy Camp Meeting

August 12, 2017 / Cherelyn Strickland

Every Fourth of July horse lovers and friends from the West Coast gather for camp meeting under a big tent out in God’s second book, nature. This year Cowboy Camp Meeting, hosted by the Adventist Horseman's Association (AHA), was held at Mount Adams Horse Camp in Washington, where there is a beautiful view of the mountain. Campers (and those who came just for Sabbath) enjoyed Eric Brown’s daily messages on the topic of salvation. Brown is the senior pastor of the Coeur d'Alene Church in Idaho.


August 04, 2017

Veteran Worker Responds

Northwest Early Childhood Educators Gather for Workshop

July 20, 2017

More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in Ridgefield, Wash. The workshop was coordinated by Golda Pflugrad, NPUC ECEC director.

Moving Forward With Mission and Priorities

July 11, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

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.

Fresh Direction for ASI Northwest

April 26, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

The melting pot of Adventist members and mission is nowhere more evident than at an Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI) convention. That diversity, coupled with a common passion for sharing Christ in the marketplace, was a centerpiece of the recent ASI Northwest (ASI NW) convention held April 21–23 in Boise, Idaho. Chapter leaders James Rafferty, Rick Westermeyer and Fred Cornforth put together a rich menu of speakers and topics germane to the ASI mission.