November 2007

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

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We're Coming to Your Church

Just a couple of years ago, when the president of the Hope Channel asked me to do another evangelistic series for satellite, I was reluctant to agree. But then came the...


Fresh Start

Think Thank

"Hey, Karl, can you park your car again in the Alumni Antique Car Show?" Linda asked.

"Sure," I said, "assuming I can crank the handle...



Bible Studies Lead to Alaska Baptism

Bible studies are the passion of Pastor Donavon Kack and Bible worker Jordan Peck. They believe that the power of God is in the cross of Jesus Christ and every truth...


North Pacific Union

Patzer Appointed Board Chairman-Elect for Adventist Health

Jere D. Patzer has been appointed board chairman-elect for Adventist Health's Board of Directors, according to outgoing chairman Thomas J. Mostert, who recently...


Cowboy Camp Meeting Celebrates 25 Years

Crackling campfires, rhythmic hoofbeats, the jingle of boots with spurs, the soft nickering of horses, and the braying of a mule are all uncommon sounds for an Adventist...



Where the Lord Leads New Leadership Comes to Tillamook County General Hospital

When Larry Davy was asked to consider the presidency of Tillamook County General Hospital, his initial reaction was one of surprise. As CEO of Wallowa County Health Care District in northeastern... More

Fairbanks Church Hires Taskforce Youth Pastor

David Glover has a special spot in his heart for Alaska missions. His training and his desire to be involved in missionary work led him and his wife Bozenka to accept a taskforce position helping... More

Fortuna Odell Native Alaskan Vital Part of Juneau Community

Fortuna Odell, a faithful member of the Juneau Church, celebrated her 91st birthday on August 6. She was born along the Yukon River at Fortuna Lodge, Alaska, in 1916 to her Yupik Eskimo mother, Annie... More

CERT to the Rescue

A siren screams. Then two. "Smoke" billows into the hallway of an abandoned school building. Groaning comes from a body crumpled against the wall, with obvious signs of a gunshot wound.The Lemhi... More

First Eastern Idaho Youth Retreat at Camp Tawakani

Against the backdrop of the Sawtooth National Forest, the Idaho Conference youth department held its first youth retreat in eastern Idaho. About 20 young people along with their youth leaders... More

A Recipe For Fun

Teaching more than 100 apron-clad children to cook may sound like a recipe for disaster, but organizer Katie Janetski insists, "Kids in the Kitchen was fun and educational, if not quite easy as pie."... More

Patzer Appointed Board Chairman-Elect for Adventist Health

Jere D. Patzer has been appointed board chairman-elect for Adventist Health's Board of Directors, according to outgoing chairman Thomas J. Mostert, who recently announced his retirement. Patzer, who... More

Cowboy Camp Meeting Celebrates 25 Years

Crackling campfires, rhythmic hoofbeats, the jingle of boots with spurs, the soft nickering of horses, and the braying of a mule are all uncommon sounds for an Adventist camp meeting. That is, unless... More

Estacada Church Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Previous pastors and friends, including pastors Wilton Breese, John Andrews, Eric Kreye, Monte Church, Bob Uhrig and Kevin Rogers, gathered on Sept. 18 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the... More

Fall Creek Outdoor Church and Baptisms

The members of the Adventist churches of Lane County gathered at the campus of the Fall Creek Church on the banks of Big Fall Creek for the annual Outdoor Church on Sabbath, Aug. 27. Some 400... More

Thank God I Was Wrong Milo Senior Survival Proves a Surprise

The majority of our class was excited about Senior Survival, but then there were those who were dreading it, and I'm sad to say that I was one of those students. I slowly packed my bag for the coming... More

Hood View Junior Academy Nurtures Character

Students at Hood View Junior Academy (HVJA) in Boring, Ore., will be focusing on their CHARACTER this year: Citizenship, trustwortHiness, leAdership, Respect, fAirness, Caring, honesTy,... More

Livingstone Greets New High School Faculty

Livingstone Adventist Academy is happy to welcome several new faculty members and to announce one significant change in administration for the 2007–08 school year. God has blessed the growing academy... More

Bible Worker Bootcamp Draws Many More Than Expected

"Don’t be disappointed if only 75 people show up,” he was told. But Joe Cirigliano, It Is Written evangelism coordinator, was feeling optimistic; he was expecting 180 laypeople at the all-day Bible... More

Vacation Bible Schools in the Oregon Conference Summer Adventures

Feel the sand between your toes; watch the fisherman mend his nets as the water laps at the shore; wind through the streets to the carpenter’s shop or the sandal maker. Add to that experience a visit... More

I Believe in Miracles The story of a changed life

As I was flipping through the TV channels, I thought I heard a voice say to me "stop." I laid down the remote and looked around to see who might have said stop, but saw no one. I then looked at the... More

Eugene Area Churches Hold Lecture Series

"I’m in love!” A lady stood before me almost jumping up and down. She was excited. She was in love—with Jesus!It was the nearly the last evening of the nine lectures that Ty Gibson, Light Bearers... More

Upper Columbia Conference Constituency Session

Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) delegates met Sunday, Sept. 30, at Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., and overwhelmingly elected Max C. Torkelsen II, president, Doug R. Johnson, vice president... More

Session Surveys Show a Snapshot of Member Trends Electronic Polling Opens the Door for Feedback

The use of electronic polling devices at the Upper Columbia Conference 75th constituency session did more than facilitate delegate voting on officer elections or issues related to the conference... More

LifeSource Holds Summer Splash

For the third summer in a row, LifeSource Community Church, a new Seventh-day Adventist church plant in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, held its "Summer Splash," a unique outdoor baptism. This event was part... More

Gugliotto Leads UCA Week of Prayer

Week of Prayer at Upper Columbia Academy has always been a time for spiritual revival and renewal. This year was no different. Pastor Lee Gugliotto, an energetic Italian-American who grew up in New... More

UCC Executive Committee 2007–11

Max C. Torkelsen II, chair (ex-officio, president)Doug R. Johnson (ex-officio, vice president for administration)Jon Corder (ex-officio, vice president for finance)UCC vice president for education (... More

An Inspiration to Me Still WWU Employees Share Stories From Their Lives

At the end of every summer, the staff and faculty of Walla Walla University (WWU) get together to prepare for another school year.At this year's retreat at Camp MiVoden near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho,... More

Washington Adventist Book Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Washington Adventist Book Center officially celebrated the opening of its new store in Auburn, Wash., in mid-September."A grand opening is a special time to get introduced to the Adventist Book... More

A Summer Ministry Vacation Bible Schools Evangelistically Focused

Summer months are defined by two ministries—summer camp and Vacation Bible School (VBS)—and both ministries are becoming more mission and evangelistically focused.Auburn City Church welcomed nearly... More

A Heart for Missions Peru Highlighted at Annual SAGE Convention

Peru has a special spot in the hearts of Washington's Seniors in Action for God with Excellence (SAGE).Two years ago, SAGE built a church in Lima, Peru, conducted four evangelistic meetings and... More

Celebrating History Tacoma South Side Remembers 100 years

Tacoma South Side Church celebrated 100 years of ministry this fall.“One hundred years ago men and women, led of the Lord, had a vision to see that a message of warning, hope and love be proclaimed... More

Destination: Shelton Car Show Ministry Popularity Grows

Classic cars, hot rods, and motorcycles knew exactly where to go in August: to the Shelton Valley Show ’n' Shine.Because of the success of the Shelton Church’s two previous car show events, this year... More

Look What’s Cooking AAA Hosts Adventist Food Service Association

Thirteen representatives from Adventist schools attended the annual Adventist Food Service Association Convention this summer at Auburn Adventist Academy.Food service directors from academies and... More

Washington Conference Hosts First Event in New Auditorium

In September, Washington Conference hosted its first event in the new conference office auditorium.The auditorium—which seats up to 180—offers a menu of features: natural light, comfortable chairs,... More