May 2006

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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To Praise or Not to Praise Part II Music: The War Department of the Church

Music: The War Department of the Church

Last month we looked at the historical battle over music century by century as each new style was brought into the...


Fresh Start

Lessons from Dave Letterman and an Ice Cream Bar

from Dave Letterman and an Ice Cream Bar

Ellen White reminds us that “God's faithful people have always been aggressive missionaries, consecrating their...


Let's Talk

Let's Talk

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North Pacific Union

The Secret Behind the Longevity Story

The Secret Behind the Longevity Story Did you see the marvelous story of Adventist faith, Sabbath and “The Secrets of Living Longer” in the National Geographic and... More

Desmond Doss Dies

Desmond T. Doss, Sr., 87, passed away March 23, 2006, at his residence in Piedmont, Ala. He was the only conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of...


Not Too Late to Join

We need many more members from our churches to join the Adventist Health Study–2 (AHS–2) conducted by Loma Linda University.

Another 15,...


Northwest Pioneers of Faith

Thomas H. Starbuck Early Willamette Valley Leader

The spread of the Adventist message throughout the Pacific Northwest can be traced back to the blessings of God and the dedication and hard work of individuals like Thomas H. Starbuck. Through his...



Let Us Never Forget

Some things we just never forget because we learned them from Mom. “I’ll always be your mother,” she used to say and still does. Hearing this was at times the last thing...



Angels in Nurses’ Clothing

Angels in Nurses’ Clothing James Harding was a typical, active 12-year-old boy when he was diagnosed with type-one diabetes. While the disease did present its challenges, Harding managed to stay in... More

Flood Destroys Palmer School Basement Church and Community Rally

Builder Rob Carleson discovered a flood in the basement of the newly completed Mat Valley Adventist School (Palmer, Alaska) one Sunday morning in February. Overflow water from a nearby culvert came... More

Ross Prevo Ordained

Ross Prevo was ordained as a minister of the gospel on Sabbath, March 4, in Dillingham, Alaska.Prevo first felt the call to ministry as a student at Oak Park Academy in Iowa, where he preached his... More

Legal Notice Idaho Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that a Special Session of the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc. will convene in the gymnasium of Gem State Adventist Academy, Caldwell, Idaho, on Sunday, May 21... More

New Plymouth Brings Light to Ontario Prison

The words of Hebrews 13:3 (NIV), “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering,” are being put into action by... More

Gem State Business Club Wins Regional Competition Will Represent Idaho at National Competition in May

Gem State Adventist Academy business club, known as “NETWORTH,” came in first at the regional SAGE (Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship) competition held at Northwest Nazarene... More

ADRA's Adventure for Kids Miles City Tries Different VBS Program

Want to try something new for Vacation Bible School? The Miles City (Mont.) Church used a VBS program called ADRA’s Adventure for Kids, which emphasizes the needs of people around the world.Each... More

Small, Yet Powerful Central Acres Celebrates Fund-raiser Success

The students of Central Acres Christian School in Billings, Mont., participated in a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. The fundraiser was a Math-a-thon, where the children asked... More

Fort Belknap Wins Award at Mid-winter Fair

The Fort Belknap (Mont.) Adventist School received a third-place ribbon for their booth in the 39th annual Mid-winter Fair held Feb. 6–10 at Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.The school's display... More

Montana Hosts Prayer Conference

The 2006 Montana Prayer Conference was held in Bozeman Feb. 17–18 and featured speaker Steve Chinn, Adventist Medical Center (Portland) head chaplain. He and his wife, Claudia, shared insight and... More

The Secret Behind the Longevity Story

The Secret Behind the Longevity Story Did you see the marvelous story of Adventist faith, Sabbath and “The Secrets of Living Longer” in the National Geographic and on CNN and ABC television? The... More

Desmond Doss Dies

Desmond T. Doss, Sr., 87, passed away March 23, 2006, at his residence in Piedmont, Ala. He was the only conscientious objector to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor during World War II.Raised... More

Not Too Late to Join

We need many more members from our churches to join the Adventist Health Study–2 (AHS–2) conducted by Loma Linda University.Another 15,000 Seventh-day Adventists, aged 30 years and older, are needed... More

PAA Student Donates Handcrafted Mosaic Cross

A Portland Adventist Academy student presented a handcrafted mosaic cross during chapel as a gift to the school.When faced with the task of a senior project, a project each senior at PAA must imagine... More

PAA Board Chairman Gets Firsthand Experience

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) had a different kind of student walk through the halls recently. Donning jeans, a T-shirt and a backpack, Andre Wang, PAA's new school board chair, visited several... More

PAA Welcomes New Development Team

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) welcomed a new development department to the school. Directed by Dan Patchin, the department members are excited to provide opportunities for the school’s growth and... More

Livingstone Students Volunteer at All Nations Center

Livingstone Students Volunteer at All Nations Center With all the school and church groups going around the world for mission trips, it’s important to remember that mission activity can also happen... More

Columbia Gorge Church Moves to Larger Facility

When Columbia Gorge Church (Troutdale, Ore.) members had to scurry to place more chairs in a sanctuary where 50 people are a crowd, it was time to evaluate their options and seek God's guidance.A... More

CAA Students Spend Spring Break on Mexico Mission Trip

After an early morning flight and four-hour drive, eight adults and 25 Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) students reached Vallé de la Trinidad, Mexico, and El Oasis, an International Children's Care (... More

Riverside Moms' Group Reaches Out

Riverside Moms' Group Reaches Out Outreach. Witness. Fellowship. Ministry. Often these words are used in conjunction with evangelistic campaigns or church-growth plans. But after four years,... More

Candles Show Appreciation at Gladstone Park

At Gladstone Park (Ore.) Church, even little things mean a lot, so members are invited to nominate fellow members to receive a candle of appreciation for acts of kindness and helpfulness."Individuals... More

Milo Mission Trip Succeeds Despite Rough Start

"We aren’t going to make it to the airport on time!” That thought returned over and over to the 24 Milo Adventist Academy students sitting in their bus at milepost 130, miles and miles from Portland... More

Prineville Uses Socials as Church Outreach

Beginning with the 2005 term of service, the Prineville (Ore.) Church social committee set out to plan monthly social events.During these social activities, new members are welcomed with gifts, and... More

UCA Borneo Trip Brings Unusual Results

Borneo students are becoming missionaries in their own country, thanks to the efforts of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) student missions."This was a result of our mission trips that we hadn’t... More

Pendleton Leaders Experience Sunday Churches

It was Sunday morning, and I was getting ready for church. The problem was, the local church was not listed in the Yellow Pages. Frustrated, I did a search on the Internet and found a general listing... More

Ten Men Bless Seventy

Members of the men's ministry at the Spokane Central Church were inspired to invite their church neighbors to a fellowship dinner last December.The outreach provided an opportunity for a core group... More

Four Winds Celebrates Baptism

Tom Cusick was raised in a large Catholic family as the middle child of seven. He attended Catholic school in Auburn, Wash., through the eighth grade. After he moved away from home, he stopped... More

White Swan Yuúmaash Provides Safe Place for Kids

More than two years ago, the All Nations Center (ANC) staff embarked on a dream of beginning a new work in White Swan, a town with many needs located 20 miles west of the ANC. In the words of a White... More

Education Rallies Help Families Build Sense of Community

Education rallies have been held this year in Lewiston, Idaho, as well as in Yakima, Wash., Pendleton, Ore., and Sandpoint, Idaho. Building a sense of community, each rally celebrates the talents and... More

Prospective Students Join Downtown Scavenger Hunt

Ready. Set. Search! Attempting to beat the clock, 95 prospective students left the Walla Walla College (WWC) College Place campus to scour downtown Walla Walla for clues while playing a scavenger... More

First Health-focused Mission Trip Leads to Online Nursing Class

The Walla Walla College School of Nursing is offered an online nursing class last quarter, a first for the college. Professors Trudy Klein and Sallieann Brewer taught the elective missions nursing... More

Center Court Ministry Choir Performs at Sonics Game

A combined church choir took their music ministry to court recently—a basketball court, that is.Members from two Seattle-area churches, Emerald City and Breath of Life, joined the Northwest... More

Adventist-operated Radio Station Leads Bible Drive to Benefit Lighthouse Ministry

When Lighthouse Christian Resource Center, a non-denominational street and prison ministry in Chehalis, Wash., ran out of funds to give Bibles to prison inmates and street youth, the center turned to... More

Adventists Participate in VegFest

Adventists Participate in VegFest Vegetarian food was the spotlight of VegFest 2006 in the Seattle Center on March 11 and 12. Although Adventists are the pioneers of vegetarianism in North America,... More

Students Honored for Academic Achievement at Auburn Adventist Academy

Two Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) seniors have been recognized recently by the National Merit Scholarship Program for outstanding academic accomplishment.After first being named a semifinalist,... More

Parousia Company Forms in Auburn

Washington Conference welcomed the Russian-Ukrainian Parousia group in Auburn, Wash., as a recognized company on March 18.“There are many people in this Auburn community of every nation, tongue and... More

Summit Examines Evangelistic Value of Sabbath School

Pastors and Sabbath School superintendents from Oregon, Washington and Upper Columbia Conferences rediscovered the evangelistic potential of Sabbath School during the Sabbath School Leadership Summit... More

Sowing Seeds Lay Leader Organizes Mission Opportunities

Elbert James is passionate about involving people in mission work.A former member of the Emerald City Church in Seattle, James now lives in Florida and serves as a lay mission leader in the Gulf... More