August 2006

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August 01, 2006
The NPUC planned giving and trust services department annually administers an average … read more
August 01, 2006
In the Northwest there are about 13 million people and 90,000 Seventh-day Adventists, a … read more
August 01, 2006
Enrollment growth reached 1,968 in 2004–05, the second highest enrollment in WWC … read more
August 01, 2006
Hispanic membership has increased 31 percent over the last five years. Hispanic members … read more
August 01, 2006
The delegates on these pages represent those individuals or positions designated as of … read more
August 01, 2006
NPUC president Jere Patzer has held evangelistic meetings in nine different countries … read more
August 01, 2006
Membership Growth —We can do better than the typical North American 2 percent church … read more
August 01, 2006
The Institute for Mission and Ministry has sponsored 31 weekend Faith in Focus forums … read more
August 01, 2006
Donald Ammon* Wendell Hesseltine Ray Andreassen Doug Becker Dan Bergeron Brant Berglin … read more
August 01, 2006
The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive secretary wears several other hats … read more
August 01, 2006
More than $43 million in appropriations were passed on to local conferences through the … read more
August 01, 2006
The long process of acquiring land, the proper permits, building and then relocating … read more
August 01, 2006
More than 2 million pages are printed each month to provide the GLEANER to Northwest … read more
August 01, 2006
NPUC church members contributed more than $270,000 in offerings and donations, as well … read more
August 01, 2006
There are 588 certificated, full-time K–12 teachers in 122 schools within the NPUC, … read more
August 01, 2006
More than 600 gigabytes of data passed through the NPUC "firewall" last year—nearly two … read more
August 01, 2006
David Duncan received his law degree from Willamette University in 1971. Duncan works … read more
August 01, 2006
Monte Church travels more than 150,000 miles every year to visit far-flung native … read more
August 01, 2006
Labor union exemption requests have doubled since 2002, indicating increased … read more

Did You Know?

August 01, 2006
eAdventist , an online membership management system, was originally developed for the … read more

Did You Know?

August 01, 2006
Education funding amounts to 71 percent of all appropriations to local conferences and … read more

Did You Know?

August 01, 2006 | Steve Vistaunet
Do you know how the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) delegates are selected, how … read more

Editorial

August 01, 2006 | Steve Vistaunet
Dear fellow members: The North Pacific Union Conference was organized 100 years ago to … read more

Editorial

August 01, 2006
The North Pacific Union Conference Executive Committee A sincere “Thank you” on behalf … read more

Let's Talk

August 01, 2006 | Steve Vistaunet
With the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) constituency session coming up on Sunday … read more

Let's Talk

August 01, 2006
Is it preaching the simple gospel? Is it the Three Angels Message? Is it to tell the … read more

Fresh Start

August 01, 2006 | Karl Haffner
"Secret discipleship” is an oxymoron. In the words of William Barclay, “There can be no … read more

Let's Talk

August 01, 2006 | Steve Vistaunet
With the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) constituency session coming up on Sunday … read more

Let's Talk

August 01, 2006
Is it preaching the simple gospel? Is it the Three Angels Message? Is it to tell the … read more

North Pacific Union

August 01, 2006
More than 2,000 people gathered May 11–14 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., to … read more

Northwest Pioneers of Faith

August 01, 2006 | NPUC History | Doug Johnson
At the young age of 16, Caroline Maxson married James Franklin Wood and the newlyweds … read more

Perspective

August 01, 2006 | Ken Crawford
A mountaineer sits on an outcropping of rock on the peak of one of the mountains in the … read more

News

Adventist Health

August 01, 2006 | DeLona Bell
Your mission statement talks about restoring peace, hope and health like Christ did. … read more

Alaska Conference

August 01, 2006 | Jeanie Kriegelstein
About 70 students from three Adventist schools gathered in Anchorage May 19 for the … read more

Alaska Conference

August 01, 2006 | John Kriegelstein
Interior Alaska Campmeeting More than 130 people from Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta … read more

Idaho Conference

August 01, 2006 | Judi Thietten
"I liked the foot washing," said 7-year-old Patrick Dover, when he was asked what he … read more

Idaho Conference

August 01, 2006 | John Bryson
High school youth were encouraged to give God control of their dating and romance at … read more

Montana Conference

August 01, 2006 | Archie Harris
"The Church Triumphant” was the theme for this year's Montana Conference Camp Meeting. … read more

Montana Conference

August 01, 2006 | Richard Dower
One of the Sabbath blessings at the 2006 Montana Conference Camp Meeting was the … read more

North Pacific Union

August 01, 2006
More than 2,000 people gathered May 11–14 at Camp Berachah in Auburn, Wash., to … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Heather Fowler
Walking the halls of Portland Adventist Academy, one can’t help but notice friendly, … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Joyce Gallentine
The Hood River Church’s youth group planned and invited the entire church family to a " … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006
Work is underway to build a new church in Prineville because of some generous donors. … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Laurie Carlson
Larry Gibson, church pastor, baptized Ernie Estes, Laurena McCormick, Merry Dyson, and … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Miriam Kelly
When 70 volunteers from the Woodland/Cedar Creek area went to Junajui, Peru, in June … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Francine Delmore
Several mothers and their children from the Eugene Church presented a cooking school … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Steve Rae
Kevin Vernier had a dream. He got the dream from Kelly Kolstead, then Milo … read more

Oregon Conference

August 01, 2006 | Kristina Gabrys
Moving Mountains When Shawn Plafker, McMinnville principal, first started reading the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Kathy Marson
Upper Columbia Conference has named Garrett Caldwell as the new assistant to the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Earl Brockman
Mieczyslaw "Mike" and Mickie Babij were baptized on April 8 at the Newport Church. Mike … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Cheri Corder
Hanging in Upper Columbia Academy’s gymnasium are flags representing all of the states … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Juanita Prince
Art and Elizabeth Keeler, 79 and 83, were the oldest participants in the Coronary … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Billie Kouns
JoAnn and Ron Miller with their son, Colby, (center) took part with other Ritzville … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Cheri Corder
During their recent alumni weekend, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) honored four … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Cheri Corder
Representing Upper Columbia Academy's class of 2006 were, from left: (front row) Karlan … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Kathy Marson
In spite of many years in Adventist schools and growing up in an Adventist family, Gary … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Mark Witas
CCA’s Cinnamon Roll Teacher Every school has one of them, or at least they should. … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Steven Sargeant
Donald John Sargeant, M.D., died March 26, 2006, at 91 after a long career as a plastic … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Sharon Draggoo
The Kennewick Church family witnessed the first baptism in the new unfinished sanctuary … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 01, 2006 | Elaine Kubler
The Goldendale (Wash.) Church was privileged to have Stephanie Roberts, 15, give a … read more

Walla Walla University

August 01, 2006 | Kristi Spurgeon
More than 300 students graduated from Walla Walla College (WWC) in June. Now those … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006 | Ray Sample
It was a heart-and-soul moment when the Lewis County Adventist School fifth- and sixth- … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006 | Rachele Deininger
Christian recording artist Shawn McDonald performed this spring at a Serving With All … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006
Prayer ministry development was the central focus during a weekend seminar at the … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006 | Al Liske
The North Cascade Adventist Church in Burlington, Wash., has a special ministry: … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006 | Mike Maldonado
When you have a brand-new church facility, it's natural to want to show it off. Instead … read more

Washington Conference

August 01, 2006
Being more than 7,000 miles from my home in Thailand is not easy. I arrived at Auburn … read more