Priest River Preparedness Expo Proves a Different Type of Evangelism

July 12, 2017 / Jennifer Munson

On Sunday, March 19, the Newport (Wash.) Church hosted its second Preparedness Expo in Priest River, Idaho. This free community outreach event teamed the Newport Church with 20 community vendors, eight of whom were Adventist. It was held at the Priest River Junior High School, utilizing the gymnasium, library and 500-seat auditorium.

Post Falls Offers Health, Weight Management Class

July 09, 2017 / Jeanne Barrett-Usher

Post Falls Church members wanted to serve their north Idaho community by providing a series of health events. So, early in January the movie Forks Over Knives was shown at the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, housed in a historic old church in the center of town. 

Members Alison and Jay Cover have held health classes elsewhere, as they have a passion for people changing lifestyles for better health and longevity. Their own life’s experiences and their occupations in health care made the Covers good fit to oversee this ministry to the community.

Spring Brings Week of Prayer to Cascade Christian Academy

July 06, 2017 / Julie Savino

Each spring the students at Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., look forward to week of prayer, especially because the high school class and student association chaplains choose the theme and are the speakers. This year’s theme, “God Is Our Lives,” used the first part of John 15:4 (“Live in Me, and I will live in you”) as the theme Scripture and Rend Collective’s “More Than Conquerors” as the theme song.  

Dorm Renovations, Schedule Changes Come to UCA

June 30, 2017 / Tamara Michalenko Terry

According to the “Hall of Memories” plaque hanging in the Campbell Administration Building at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., the original wing of the guys’ dorm was built in 1947, with the north wing added in 1963. The dorm has served the campus well but is definitely in need of some updating. Those improvements are happening this summer. Eric Johnson, UCA principal, shares that, thanks to some incredible donors, the entire building would be gutted and renovated to provide new rooms, bathrooms, chapel and lobby.

Tri-City Adventist School Students 'Do Something' in Community

June 28, 2017 / Heather Dietrich

This year the theme at Tri-City Adventist School (TCAS) in Pasco, Wash., has been "Do Something." It has been our goal to actively engage our students in service to our community. Throughout the year TCAS students have delivered bread to our neighbors and assisted the local diaper bank, and each week they have provided hands and feet for the Pasco Riverview Church food bank.

WWVA Donors Enable Accessible Spaces

June 27, 2017 / Elaine Blake Hinshaw

“I want to go to a real academy,” begged Abby Pontius from a spot near her mother‘s desk in the family’s furniture store. She had been taking online classes through a co-op for years and as she grew older, the experience of only meeting with teachers once or twice a week became increasingly isolating. Add the chaos of doing homework in the middle of a busy store during the day, and the stress was becoming intense.

Yakima Adventist Christian School Grows, Succeeds

June 26, 2017 / Kelly Kwon

The 2016–17 school year was a banner year in so many ways. Yakima Adventist Christian School (YACS) continues to make a positive impact on the lives of students from all over Washington's Yakima Valley. This year God blessed us with an increase in enrollment. We also welcomed two new teachers: Alyson Atwood, music, and Jennifer Leslie, fifth and sixth grade.

HJA Presents Agricultural, Industrial Arts Program

June 24, 2017

The students at Harris Junior Academy (HJA) in Pendleton, Ore., want to present our agricultural and industrial arts (IA) program. Over the past few years this program has been growing. It started with an IA class taught by Al Olson. In his class we start with simple projects like a birdhouse and increase to the point of building small livestock barns (advanced IA class). We are also introduced to welding, scorching and rebuilding small motors.

Music, Christ's Love Bloom at MSAS

June 23, 2017 / Barbara Lepiane

As you walk down the long hallway, there is a slight hum of Christian music emanating from the classrooms. Often there will be the joyful noise of students and teachers frolicking to a rhythmic “brain break” between study sessions. Perhaps you’ll see students out on the 10-acre field walking laps with their friends. Like the sister schools in the Upper Columbia Conference, Milton Stateline Adventist School (MSAS) in Milton-Freewater, Ore., keeps a fresh, positive, accelerated system for educating its youth.

CCA Performs 'Getting to Know the Sound of Music'

June 20, 2017 / Julie Savino

When Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) English teacher Vicki Downer and music teacher Cheryl Gabel collaborate there is no telling what they will put together, and this spring’s performance was no exception. Who would have dreamed that CCA in Wenatchee, Wash., with a kindergarten through 12th-grade student body of only 137 could take on such a grand piece of work as the small-school adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music?