January 2004

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Logo Resources

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The Adventist Logo

The official logo of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is a recognizable anchor for both church members and the public. It assures the viewer that a church (as in a...



I am Not Ashamed Adventist Branding Through New Eyes

Adventist Branding Through New Eyes

As a boy, I quickly learned that "Seventh-day Adventist" was generally not a household expression in this country. If...


Fresh Start

Calling the Blind and Armless

Several years ago, two students graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The top student in the class was a blind man named Overton and, after receiving his honor...


North Pacific Union

NPUC Strategic Plan Mid-Term Report

When Jere Patzer was reelected as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president in 2001, he publicly introduced a 10-part strategic plan for the five year term. At...



Our Place of Hope, Heaven and Him

"I go to prepare a place for you.” Jesus’ words have sparked hope ever since He spoke them to His disciples. I have spent hours with others, envisioning the place that...



A Brand to Remember

A Brand to Remember As you cruise up to the stoplight, a van pulls up beside you. Adventist Health is written across the side along with photos of smiling employees. The light turns green and as you... More

Teacher’s Assignment Leads to Reporter’s Job Dillingham Student’s Career Launched

Teacher’s Assignment Leads to Reporter’s Job Dillingham Student’s Career Launched Megan O’Conner, 14, wants to become a photojournalist. After a class field trip last spring to Catalina Island off... More

James Challenges Alaskan Youth

"The highest form of praise is obedience,” stated Gary James at Alaska’s Youth Rally. While most of America was concentrating on the sweet and the scary of Halloween, a number of Adventist young... More

Gem State Hosts Grandparents' Day

New voices and laughter mixed with the everyday school sounds at Gem State Adventist Academy (GSAA) on Nov. 7 as grandparents traveled from near and far to spend a special day with their students.... More

Long Creek Finds Unique Rural Outreach

How does a church conduct evangelistic outreach to a broad, rural area? How do you reach a community with only a few hundred people? Church members are spread out and live far from each other and... More

Student Baptized in Unique Setting

Brandi Drager was baptized at Mt. Ellis Adventist Academy (Bozeman, Mont.) on a cold Sabbath evening in the girls' dorm hot tub. Her home pastor, Tom Glatts, came from Kalispell to help with the... More

Montana Prayer Conference

At the Montana Prayer Conference, "Faith & Prayer," Buffy and Ron Halvorsen Jr. helped participants focus by studying each phrase of the Lord's Prayer and applying it through prayer partnership.... More

Montana Women Give and Get Blessing

Montana's 13th Christian Women's Retreat brought 170 ladies from around and outside the Northwest to Glacier Bible Camp in September for an opportunity to commune with God in nature through singing,... More

Mt. Ellis Elementary Students Get Excited About Reading Ellen White

When Susan Loor, Mt. Ellis Elementary School (Bozeman, Mont.) teacher, chose a new fifth- through eighth-grade Bible textbook, she had no idea the fervor it would generate among her students.This “... More

NPUC Strategic Plan Mid-Term Report

When Jere Patzer was reelected as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) president in 2001, he publicly introduced a 10-part strategic plan for the five year term. At the recent NPUC executive... More

Coquille Church Starts Radio Station

"This is K-Life radio. Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life.’ KLYF low-power, Coquille.”At 2:19 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, a nearly four-year project for the Coquille (Ore.) Church came to... More

Milo Takes to the Air Waves

Two years ago Ron Myers, European Broadcasting Services manager, offered Milo Adventist Academy the opportunity to have an on-campus radio station by providing the technology and equipment for... More

Oregon Women Experience God's Love

"I came to this retreat feeling like I was in a dark hole. Now I have been lifted out. This is exactly what I needed!” exclaimed one lady after the 2003 Oregon Conference Christian Women's Retreat,... More

PAA Receives WWII Newspaper Collection

Linda Usher, a recent Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) board member, donated a newspaper collection to Marc Patchin, PAA history, global studies and German teacher, for student use. The collection is... More

Sandy Breaks Ground on New Church

When Adventist congregations outgrow buildings, they build larger ones. When old churches fall apart, they get replaced.But Sandy, Ore., members have chosen to replace a church building that is... More

Echos of Praise Church Reaches Out

Kittitas Echoes of Praise Church (Ellensburg, Wash.) has been reaching out this year, both to the community and to its members, with service projects.On the first Sabbath of each month, the church... More

Kennewick Church Celebrates 25 Years

Kennewick Church Celebrates 25 Years Imagine buying an organ before having a church to put it in! Would that be a ridiculous presumption or an act of faith? To the members of the Kennewick (Wash.)... More

Maxson Presents Stewardship Seminar in Spokane

Ben Maxson, General Conference (GC) stewardship director, held a weekend seminar, "A Look at Discipleship," for the Spokane (Wash.) Valley Church in October as a conclusion to the church's Lordship... More

The Ordination of AJ Grant

When Ronda and Bob Backman invited 17-year-old Aman Joseph "AJ" Grant to attend camp meeting with them, they didn't know God's plan for him, and neither did AJ. Now the Milton (Ore.) Church associate... More

UCA's Technology Fair Reaches Full Capacity

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., launched its first Technology Fair under the guidance of Chuck Paulson, UCA technology instructor. Registration quickly filled to capacity with nearly... More

Upper Columbia Hosts New Member Open House

More than 100 new Adventist members attended the annual New Member Day open house at the Upper Columbia Conference office on Nov. 9. This event gives new members a better understanding of the church... More

2004 Senior Class Officers Elected

The elected senior class officers for the Walla Walla College Class of 2004 are from left: (front row) religious vice president Jacquie Gifford, religion major, from Galt, Calif., a graduate of Lodi... More

Physics Student Participates in National Science Foundation Research Program

Walla Walla College junior Stephanie Hatten, physics major, spent the summer of 2003 doing research at North Carolina State University through a National Science Foundation program called Research... More

Auburn Brass Featured at College Church

The members of the Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) Brass are well on their way to fitting in at college. Directors Bradon Beck (formerly at AAA) and Wes Bradford (current AAA director) shared the... More

Auburn Rebuilds, Restores and Revitalizes

Much has happened at Auburn Adventist Academy (Auburn, Wash.) since fire destroyed Nelson Hall, the former girls' dormitory, on Nov. 17. The old dorm has come down. Plans for the new one are being... More

Courage and Commitment Mark Korean Work

Our thanks to Roger Sohn, from whose historical sketch most of the following information was taken.As the Korean Central Church (Auburn, Wash.) prepares to occupy the first phase of its new sanctuary... More

Day of Prayer

Featured Speaker Morris VendenConcert Artist Charles HaugabrooksJanuary 3, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.Rainier Auditorium, Auburn Adventist Academy

Filipino-American Church Celebrates 10 Years

The Greater Seattle Filipino-American Church recently celebrated 10 years of serving the Lord.The dream of a new church for the Filipino Americans of the greater Seattle area came closer to reality... More

North Cascade Celebrates Spanish Brotherhood Day

More than 500 Spanish members and guests gathered on October 11 at the Skagit Adventist School in Burlington, Wash., to celebrate Spanish Brotherhood Day. This special celebration featured Louis... More

Offer Accepted for Conference Office Complex

The Washington Conference executive committee voted recently to accept a $6.65 million offer to sell the current office building complex. This proposed sale is in line with the vote of the most... More

Port Angeles Presents Moses Chronicles

To the strident cadence of a slave march, six Hebrew slaves struggled up the sanctuary aisle with their burdensome, massive rope to open the Port Angeles (Wash.) Church's presentation of "Moses... More