April 2007

Did You Know?

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"We Don’t Wear Wedding Rings in This Church"

"We Don’t Wear Wedding Rings in This Church" It happened a number of years ago in one of our Northwest Adventist churches. A young professional couple had slipped away from... More

Fresh Start

Hound Dogs in a Hurry

When I lived in Tacoma, Washington, an unlikely local hero emerged by the name of Tattoo. Now this basset hound never intended to go for an evening run, but had no...



Lay and Satellite Reaping

Lay and Satellite Reaping

Bring your friends to reaping meetings to help them make decisions they will be proud of for eternity. If... More


Home Care Nurse Finds That Faith and Service Bring Healing

It might happen on the way to a patient’s home, or on the way back. But sometime, somewhere, Nina Summers, R.N., will say a prayer. Not a long one, and maybe not even consciously or out loud. But she... More

Show Moved to Friday So AJA Students Could Participate

Anchorage Junior Academy’s principal/teacher Ruth Farnsworth is a philatelist (a postage stamp collector). For a number of years, Farnsworth has been introducing her students to the fun of collecting... More

Community Members Attend Cooking Class

On the icy evening of Thursday, Jan. 25, the Petersburg Church held a cooking class focusing on grains, led out by church member Deloris Herbrandson. Eleven people came; four were visitors from the... More

Legal Notice Idaho Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the 51st Regular Session of the Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Inc., will convene in the gymnasium of Gem State Adventist Academy, Caldwell, Idaho, on Sunday... More

Family-friendly New Year's Eve At The Experience

The Experience brought in the New Year with a focus on outreach, community, fun, and most important, commitment to God. More than 200 people came to this family-friendly New Year’s party, featuring a... More

New Faces In the Idaho Conference Office

Harold and Janelle Dixon joined our conference family in October. Harold is the new conference treasurer. Prior to coming to Idaho he was treasurer for the Alaska Conference. Dixon worked for many... More

Living Nativity Viewed By 500 Community Members

A simple request for a Living Nativity by the young adults of the La Grande Church soon turned into a full-scale production involving more than 80 volunteers from the La Grande, Cove and Elgin... More

Central Acres Christian School Math-a-thon to Benefit St. Jude's

The students of Central Acres Christian School in Billings, Mont., held their annual Math-a-thon fundraiser Jan. 8 through 19 to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn... More

New Year's Eve Lock-in Fun for Glacier View Students

"A huge success!” reports Donald McElvain, Home and School leader for Glacier View School in Ronan, Mont. This first-time community fundraiser—locking the kids in on New Year's Eve and providing a... More

Jeff and Amy Deming Accept Call To Milo Returning With Their Passion for Oregon Kids

The Oregon Conference will welcome back two of its own in the 2007–08 school year. Jeff and Amy Deming will be returning from their work in the Illinois Conference to work with the young people at... More

Come Meet the Family at Ohana Christian Fellowship!

"Where do you go to church?”“At Ohana Christian Fellowship in West Linn.”“Really, where do you meet?”“We meet at the West Linn Adult Community Center located at 1180 Rosemont Road."“Ohana? What does... More

PAA Constituency Meeting Results in a Study for Rebuilding School on Current Land

The Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) constituents met on Feb. 25 to make some exciting decisions about the future of PAA.By 2009, TriMet’s Max light rail system will be in full operation just 100... More

Prineville Church Sponsors Marathon Clinic

The Adventist Marathon Clinic, an inclusive community health and fitness program, is a new ministry at the Prineville Church. Divided into thee levels of 12-week training programs, March 10 marked... More

Crab Boat to Mission Boat

After nearly eight years, a retired crab boat from Tillamook, Ore., was transformed into a mission boat and is being used in Guyana, South America, to bring medical and dental care as well as the... More

Taylor Tells How to Thrive

"I’m a brain-function specialist,” says Arlene Taylor, “and I help people thrive!” Taylor, who holds doctoral degrees in health and human services and in clinical pastoral counseling, presented “... More

Sunset's Outreach Project Receives Award

At Sunset Christian Fellowship in Hillsboro, Ore., reaching out to those in need is a big part of the church's culture.The first Monday night of each month a group of eight to 12 members go to the... More

Jorge at McMinnville Church

The McMinnville Church recently hosted violinist Jaime Jorge in concert. Jorge opened the concert with the song Praise to the Lord, then led into his first story of how God had worked in his life.He... More

Joined by the Spirit and the Heart Couple Baptized Together on Wedding Day

Ryan Kennedy and Megan Stewart set off together on two very important paths of life on Dec. 16, 2006, when they joined Jim Berglund, Valley View Church pastor in Grants Pass, Ore., in the baptismal... More

Prineville Church Holiday Dinners a Success

The Prineville Church hosted two holiday dinners, one at Thanksgiving on Nov. 18, 2006, and a Christmas party on Dec. 9, 2006.The Thanksgiving dinner potluck was held after the church service at the... More

PAA Heroes The Committee of 100

When Terrance and Dawn Baltazar started the breakfast and lunch program at Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) this year, the kitchen was in some need of help.When Bob Johnson, chair of the PAA... More

Prineville Church Welcomes New Pastor

Pastor Jose Galvez and his wife, Sherry, were happily welcomed by the growing congregation at a well-attended party on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006. The new pastoral team came to Prineville, Ore., in... More

PAA Genesis Study Results

Earlier in the school year, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) took part in The Cognitive Genesis Academic Study (CoGat) of Seventh-day Adventist Schools across the nation. The PAA freshman and juniors... More

Out of the Box Evangelism Evangelist Baptized at His Meetings

When Jeremy Moore came from Michigan to Spokane to visit his grandpa, Stan Moore, he did not know where it would lead. His two-week stay turned into three months and during this time Jeremy, 19,... More

From the Pulpit to the Pool Service Leads to Baptism for Inchelium Youth

Last January, Nathan Wehr, 15, traveled with a group from the Young Disciple Ministries to conduct an evangelistic series in the Philippines. One night before he got up to speak, his throat was sore... More

UCC SkiFest Youth Find Fun, Fellowship and Faith in Chewelah

If you enjoy skiing/snowboarding with Christian friends, and like to experience the fun side of being a follower of Jesus, then the annual UCC SkiFest is where you want to be. The Chewelah (Wash.)... More

UCC Men's Retreat A Time for Prayer, Study and Fellowship

If you’ve ever attended a men’s conference, you’ll understand why I decided to make the five-hour drive from northwest Montana over to Camp MiVoden in Northern Idaho for the Upper Columbia Conference... More

Sewing for the Lord

Ginger Brockman, retired teacher and member of the Newport Church, is “sewing for the Lord.” Her love of sewing started as a youngster when she sewed clothes for her dolls on her mother’s treadle... More

Dedication of Production Studio He’s Alive Television, KHBA Channel 39

Sitting behind a camera, I was excited to witness and videotape the dedication for the new production studio for He’s Alive Television, Sabbath, Feb. 3. I was looking at a mission field—the set of... More

John Deming Receives Award

John Deming, principal of Walla Walla Valley Academy (WWVA) for the past 14 years, received the Excellence in Leadership Award at the Alumni Awards Celebration, Feb. 24, in Scottsdale, Arizona. He... More

Musical Horizons Expand at UCA Students Share Talents With Others

Curtis Anderson, music department chairman, and Dean Kravig, band instructor, together with the administration, have added a strings program through the Spokane Youth Orchestra to Upper Columbia... More

Project Red Light WWC Students Aid Children in Calcutta's Red Light District

The Walla Walla College (WWC) chapter of Amnesty International knows what can happen when a small group has a big idea to share.It started last year when Rachel Davies, a senior theology major,... More

A Page in History Parousia Congregation Officially Organized as a Church

The Russian-Ukrainian Parousia congregation in Auburn, Wash., officially became an organized church of Washington Conference in February.The historical impact is significant for both the congregation... More

“Count Me In” Volunteers Count Homeless in Greater Seattle

“Count Me In” Volunteers Count Homeless in Greater Seattle Seven people from the Highline Church in Burien, Wash., joined the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness for One Night Count to... More

Jerry S. Russell Is New Vice President for Finance

Washington Conference welcomed Jerry S. Russell as vice president for finance in March.Russell is coming to Western Washington from the Kentucky-Tennessee Conference where he served for more than 20... More

Under New Management Everett Indonesian Purchases a Church Home

Everett Indonesian Church members understand the admonition to “seek and you will find."Within days of seeking and praying last October, church leaders found a possible church location just off... More

Teen Heroes Honored for Leadership

Washington Conference recently recognized eight teens for their leadership at "Heart of a Hero" Pathfinder teen retreat.Bremerton Bulldog leaders like the quiet, perceptive leadership of Katie... More

Journey of Service SAGE Volunteers Aid National and International Construction Projects

Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE) in Washington has a reputation for giving back to the community through various local and international service projects.Right after Christmas 2006, a... More

Students Challenge Mediocrity During Spiritual Emphasis Week at AAA

On fire for God or settling for mediocrity?Twenty-four student presenters at Auburn Adventist Academy challenged their peers with this theme during a spiritual emphasis week. Through honest,... More