Personal Invitation Leads to Baptism

July 22, 2017 / Larry Scofield

Jewel Miner was baptized into Oregon's Falls City Church on Sabbath, June 24, 2017, during the worship service.

Miner’s connection with the Adventist Church began about two years ago with her 91-year old neighbor, Ben Jackson, who visited her occasionally. He invited her to church.

At church Miner met Pat Biro, the part-time Bible Worker for Falls City. Biro asked if Miner would like to study the Bible, and so the Bible lessons began. At the completion of her bible lessons, Miner asked to be baptized.

Milo Teams With Business Partners for Summer Work Program

July 21, 2017 / Kathy Hernandez

Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was faced with a challenge. Students needed summer jobs in order to be able to return to school in the fall, but there was a smaller budget with which to pay them.

Meadow Glade Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Author Worship Book, Serve Community

July 20, 2017

The fifth- and sixth-graders at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., were busy this past school year, reaching out to their community in several ways.

One of the first things they did was create Family Groups. Each of the three classes split into groups of four or five students each. Students came up with ways they wanted to help their community.

Sunnyside Church Welcomes New Youth, Children’s Ministry Pastor

July 19, 2017 / Virlys Moller

On June 10, 2017, Juan Fresse was introduced as Sunnyside Church’s new associate pastor in Portland, Ore. Fresse joins lead pastor Jonathan Russell and assistant pastor Kara Johnsson. He will assume leadership of Sunnyside’s youth and children’s ministries, being actively involved in mentoring, organizing and leading out in the activities of the young people of Sunnyside Church.

MGAES's Kimitsuka Advances for Second Year to State Geographic Bee

July 18, 2017 / Malaika Childers

Sarah Kimitsuka, a seventh-grade student at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 20, 2017, and advanced to the state competition, which was held on March 31.

The National Geographic Bee is open to students across the nation in grades four through eight. At MGAES, all eligible students participated in a grade-level competition. From that competition, the top two scores at each grade level participated in the school bee.

Meadow Glade Student Invited to National Youth Leadership Forum

July 17, 2017 / Malaika Childers

Noah Schmalenberger, a seventh-grade student at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., was invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Explore STEM this summer. The NYLF Explore STEM program is designed to give high-achieving middle school students an introduction to careers in the innovative and highly competitive fields of medicine, technology and engineering.

Hockinson Heights Cooks Up Health Living Class

July 15, 2017 / Marty Jackson

The Hockinson Heights Church kitchen and fellowship hall in Brush Prairie, Wash., were bustling with activity for the first three Fridays in May as Sharon Harlan and Debbie Morauske led out in sharing "The Eight Laws of Health" and cooking demonstrations with eager participants.

TVA Teacher Participates in BirdSleuth Advisory Board

July 14, 2017 / Phil Kahler

TVA Teacher Participates in BirdSleuth Advisory Board

In early May Phil Kahler, Tualatin Valley Academy (TVA) science teacher for grades seven through 10, flew to Ithaca, N.Y., where he participated in the BirdSleuth Strategic Planning meetings held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The team was composed of Cornell Lab of Ornithology staff and an advisory board consisting of seven education professionals, including K–12 classroom teachers, a 4-H STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) coordinator and the Atlanta Audubon Society director of education.

Amazing Things Happening at Livingstone Adventist Academy

July 13, 2017 / Eddy Darisme

This has been an awesome year at Livingstone Adventist Academy (LAA) in Salem, Ore. So many things have happened, from weeks of prayer to chapels, weekend retreats and Bible studies. The list is long, and we would like to share a few highlights with you.

Klamath Falls Church Helps Gospel Mission

July 12, 2017 / Marilee Ager

The Klamath Falls Church in Oregon has been involved with helping the local Gospel Mission in a variety ways through the years.

Kent Berry, the pastor of Gospel Mission, was invited to speak on Sabbath, April 1, 2017.  He shared with the congregation how the mission provides important assistance to those in need in the Klamath Falls area. He highlighted the need for men’s clothing — especially jeans.