The mission reach of Adventist Health Portland has been enhanced by a patient transfer center organized by Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) to more readily care for patients in need of immediate care.
Andre Wang has served as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) General Counsel since 2015.
Wang is an alumnus of Portland Adventist Elementary and Auburn Adventist Academy and is principal second violinist for the Sunnyside Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Oregon.
Washington Conference Adventist Community Services (ACS) aided and consulted in relief and donations management for the Oso Landslide.
Upper Columbia, Oregon and Washington conferences have been involved in donations management, chain saw crews and relief for the Carlton Complex Fires, raising more than $70,000 for building recovery.
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The Dorcas Society, consisting of groups of women, was established in 1879 as the official Adventist community outreach program.
At the North American Division level, the name “Dorcas Society” wasn’t changed to “Adventist Community Services” until 2010.
Fourteen Northwest academy students each were recipients of the $500 Caring Heart Award scholarship, made possible through three-way funding from the North Pacific Union Conference, local conferences and academies. Students were selected by their schools for exemplifying the spirit of the Caring Heart — a willingness to serve others.
For those of you more than 70 and a half years old, you have been given an opportunity to pay tithe, offerings or other types of charitable gifts with pretax dollars. During our working lives, we are encouraged to save pretax dollars in retirement accounts like individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The accounts have grown tax-free, and once we reach 70 and a half, we must take withdrawals call
“Thank you is truly not adequate.”
“You can’t possibly appreciate how much your gift means right now.”
“Your gift was an answer to prayer.”
Portland Adventist Community Services is one of the largest Adventist Community Services centers in North America yet continues to meet clients’ individual needs with warmth and caring — physically, mentally and spiritually, following Christ’s example of providing dignity to those He served.