New Items from the Executive Committee

November 09, 2017 / Steve Vistaunet

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive committee has formally voted to invite Byron Dulan to become the NPUC vice president for regional affairs, pending his response. He currently serves as the outreach director for the Washington Conference. If Dulan accepts the new role, he will fill an updated NPUC job description which also adds the responsibilities of directing human relations, community services, prison ministry, and disaster preparedness and response. A more in depth article will follow in the event of Dulan’s acceptance.

My Observations on an Annual Council Decision

October 12, 2017 / John Freedman

Delegates gathered during October at the General Conference (GC) headquarters in Silver Spring, Md., for the 2017 Annual Council meeting of the world church executive committee. On Monday, Oct. 9, the agenda included discussion on a document that proposed to lay out enforcement procedures for issues of church governance and policy compliance.

A Message from John Freedman Regarding Oct. 7 NPUC Day of Prayer

September 21, 2017

​John Freedman, North Pacific Union Conference president, has issued the following call to prayer for Sabbath, October 7.

Vallado Joins NPUC Communication Team

September 13, 2017

The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) communication department welcomes Nina Vallad to the team as a two-year North American Division communication intern. 

Northwest ACS DR Volunteers Join Relief Efforts

September 12, 2017

Update 9/13 — WWU Athletics Helps Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

In the wake of destruction, the University of Houston (UH) challenged each collegiate athletics program in America to donate apparel that UH could distribute to the victims of August’s category 4 hurricane. Paul Starkebaum, Walla Walla University (WWU) sports information director, and Jordan Stimmel, WWU interim athletic director, decided to participate. Within a few days, WWU had shipped a box of new athletic apparel that contained shorts, flip flops, and about 30 T-shirts.

How We Can Help the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

August 30, 2017

As the devastating effects from wind, rain and flooding grow in Texas, Louisiana, and beyond, Northwest Adventists have several ways they can help with relief efforts for the areas and people hit hardest. Adventist Community Services (ACS) is collaborating with ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), the Red Cross, the United Parcel Service and other organizations. They are on the ground serving in a mega-shelter in San Antonio, and negotiations are also underway for ACS to operate multiple warehouses/distribution centers in several places. 

Reflections on a Dark Day

August 24, 2017

The last total eclipse of the sun to cross the Northwest happened Feb. 26, 1979. Montana rancher Leroy Bieber was so impressed by the spiritual significance of the event that his written reflections were later printed in the Jan. 7, 1980, edition of the Gleaner. In the aftermath of this month’s most recent eclipse, step back nearly four decades to read Bieber’s comments.

Northwest Teens Engage with the Ultimate Workout

August 24, 2017 / Julie Lee

More than 120 volunteers and adult staff participated in the 2017 Maranatha Volunteers International Ultimate Workout, held July 19–30 in Panama. Maranatha sponsors the Ultimate Workout annually for high school students. 

Six volunteers from the North Pacific Union, participated in this year's mission project. They helped construct a school, church, and a community services building in western Panama. The teenagers also assisted with medical clinics and community outreach programs. 

Loor Announces NPUC Retirement

August 17, 2017

John Loor Jr., North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive secretary/vp for administration, has announced plans to retire on Jan. 1, 2018. His announcement was shared with the NPUC executive committee during its regularly-scheduled meeting on Aug. 17, in Ridgefield, Wash.

Adventist Church in North America Responds to Hate, Violence in Charlottesville

August 14, 2017

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) issued the following statement in response to the hate and violence in Charlottesville, Va. The North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists affirms these thoughts and encourages Northwest members to lift the character and values of Jesus up to a world that needs Him more than ever before.

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