September 2005

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General Conference

Besides the business of the 58th General Conference Session—elections of officers and departmental directors, discussions and voting—many sidebar moments took place....



Adventists, Labor Unions and Hewlett-Packard, Part III

We were young and naïve in those days. I was in graduate school; my wife, Sue, was teaching in the public school system. When her first encounter with the representative...


Fresh Start

What Kevin Costner Taught Me about Our Church Leaders

The theme of the Gleaner this month reminds me of Kevin Costner and a restroom.

I’d better explain that. Some years ago I...



Healthvan Takes Healing Ministry on the Road

Healthvan Takes Healing Ministry on the Road When Adventist Medical Center’s (AMC) Healthvan pulls up to O’Bryant Square in Portland, Ore., a crowd has already formed, waiting eagerly for the nearly... More

Summer Mission Extends Its Reach

For the sixth consecutive year, nine people sponsored by the Delta Junction/Tok District made the trek to Shungnak via Adventist World Aviation aircraft. This Eskimo village of 350 people, situated... More

Interior Camp Meeting Energizes Members

Interior Camp Meeting Energizes Members "I don’t have to protect what is mine because it is God’s,” said Byron Dulan, guest speaker for the Alaska interior camp meeting held July 14–16 at Harding... More

"Kingdom of the Son" Comes to Caldwell

Children from the Treasure Valley took a walk on the wild side at Kingdom of the Son Vacation Bible School held at the Caldwell Adventist Church July 18–22. During this spectacular prayer safari kids... More

Gem State Science Teacher Identifies and Names New Species of Shrimp

Who’d guess that the famous Scripps Institution of Oceanography, one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for marine science research, graduate training, and public service in the world... More

Special Guest Comes to Ronan

The Ronan Church was privileged to have Gary Swanson, from the GC Sabbath School/personal ministries department, as a guest speaker all day Sabbath May 14. Swanson is the editor of CQ, formerly known... More

The Gift of Life Mount Ellis Academy Hosts Blood Drive

Emily McFadden, a senior at Mount Ellis Academy, donated blood along with her schoolmates on Wednesday, March 30. MEA hosted a blood drive with the American Red Cross at the MEA gym. Faculty,... More

Kalispell Baby Dedication

During His ministry, Jesus took the little children, brought to Him by their mothers, in His arms and blessed them.Four Kalispell families brought their little children to be dedicated to Jesus on... More

Pathfinder Fair 2005

Pathfinder Fair 2005 Theme: Chains of Love May 15, 2005 Linn County Fair and Expo Center Albany, Oregon Pathfinder Fair 2005Theme: Chains of LoveMay 15, 2005Linn County Fair and Expo CenterAlbany,... More

Unusual Situation Brings Rejoicing to Sweet Home and Lebanon Churches

On Sabbath, July 9, a rare event occurred at the Sweet Home Church: a young pastor was installed in his first district after serving as interim pastor there for six months. “You don’t often see this... More

Are You In?

For more than 100 years, Adventists have accepted, adopted, and promoted healthful living as a lifestyle, and today the world recognizes us as a valuable resource.Adventists are a unique group for... More

Canyonville Women’s Ministries Hosts Community Women

Canyonville Women’s Ministries Hosts Community Women In honor of Mother’s Day, the Canyonville Church fellowship hall buzzed with excitement as ladies began to arrive, wearing hats and dressed in... More

Yellow House Float Enters in Estacada 4th of July Parade

On the morning of July 4, two years of planning, dreaming and just wishful thinking finally became reality.The crew from the Yellow House, which houses Estacada Adventist Community Services, started... More

Fall Creek Centennial

A centennial celebration was held at the former Unity Methodist Church in Fall Creek, Ore. The joint service was attended by more than 130 Methodists, Seventh-day Adventists and friends on Saturday,... More

A New Church Is Born

The congregations of both Hazel Dell and Ridge Dell churches met together in a joint business meeting on July 25 and voted to become one congregation under the name Whipple Creek Seventh-day... More

Christi Nelson-Oberg Ordained/Commissioned Portland Girl Now Senior Pastor of Calimesa Church

A former Portland area resident, Christi Nelson-Oberg, now of Grand Terrace, Calif., was ordained/commissioned as a minister of the gospel June 11, 2005, at the La Sierra University Church, Riverside... More

We Are the Pathfinders Strong

I came to church one Pathfinder Sabbath and noticed a deacon looking at my green uniform with red, gold, white, and blue patches; multicolored award ribbons; and honor patches with honors of... More

Upper Columbia Conference Celebrates 125 years

Upper Columbia Conference Celebrates 125 years The Upper Columbia Conference celebrated its 125th anniversary in the Walla Walla Valley the weekend of June 17–18, at Walla Walla College. The... More

UCA Gymnastics Team Emphasizes Outreach

UCA Gymnastics Team Emphasizes Outreach "The Bible says that whatever you do, do it for the glory of God,” says Faith Sparrow, student captain of the Upper Columbia Academy gymnastics team, “so when... More

Gary Evans Ordained in Republic

Gary Evans, pastor of the Republic and Grand Coulee churches, was ordained to the gospel ministry on June 11, 2005, in Republic, Wash. Early in life he was introduced to ministry by his father, who... More

Teen Pathfinders Discover “Rock-Solid Faith”

Teen Pathfinders Discover “Rock-Solid Faith” Teen Pathfinders in the Upper Columbia Conference learned all about rock climbing, what faith is, and how to step out in faith at the Teen Extreme rock-... More

International Children's Care Drilling Project

What is a 1942 GMC military truck drilling rig with an Oregon company's name on it doing at an Adventist school in rural Guatemala? It is drilling wells for International Children's Care. The... More

Living Water Servant Evangelism

It was a lovely Sabbath morning on May 14 when the members of the Zillah (Wash.) Community Church handed out free bottles of water to hot, thirsty people during the annual Zillah Days Parade.In the... More

Suzuki Institute Plays On at Walla Walla College

The sound of strings filled the air, and master teachers filled Walla Walla College buildings as the college hosted the Walla Walla Suzuki Institute.The WWSI is an opportunity for students, parents,... More

SIFE Teams Up with Local Red Cross Chapter

Walla Walla College’s Students in Free Enterprise team and the Blue Mountain Chapter of the American Red Cross teamed up to launch a new Web site for the chapter. “We’re very excited about the new... More

Spanish Women's Retreat, First Ever Held in Washington Conference, a Success

Washington Conference recently held it’s first women’s retreat for the rapidly growing Spanish membership. The retreat, held May 14 at the Holiday Inn in Renton, Wash., was planned to accommodate 140... More

New Places and Faces at AAA 2005-06 School Year

Auburn Adventist Academy opened its doors to the 2005–06 school year Aug. 21. As students arrived on campus, a variety of new places and faces greeted them. Over the summer, two buildings were... More

Camp Meeting 2005

After a year without camp meeting, it was wonderful to have a full 10-day camp meeting this year on the campus of Auburn Academy. While the dorm was still not finished and construction continued on... More

Bell Choir Jump-Starts Building Campaign

The Olympia Christian School Bell Choir kicked off a campaign to build a new school by presenting a concert titled, “Possibilities,” on April 23. “I had no idea what the response would be,” says... More