April 2009

Did You Know?

Did You Know--April 2009

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With Such an Army

The youth of our church are critical to the Adventist mission, a fact highlighted in Ellen G. White's familiar words. "With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly...


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"Almost" is the galvanizing moment in a compelling story as the words of Paul the apostle cut straight to the heart.

The one who...



"Almost" is the galvanizing moment in a compelling story as the words of Paul the apostle cut straight to the heart.

The one who...



FYI - April 2009

AdventSource Launches New Site

AdventSource is pleased to announce AdventSource v2.0, a...



Acción ¡Iglesia de Gresham se organiza como grupo!

Los miembros de la iglesia adventista de Gresham celebraron un día de fiesta espiritual el sábado 9 de enero del 2009. Después de algunos años como grupo, la conferencia...



Emergency Enthusiast Comes Home

Even as a young boy, Eric Swanson had emergency medicine in his blood.When his mom moved the family to Tillamook, Ore., in 1973, to be the nurse anesthetist at what is now Tillamook County General... More

Answering the Call

Bill and Elouise Hawkes were attending the Carolina Conference camp meeting at Lake Junaluska, N.C., and responded to an appeal to be missionaries. Every evening they listened to Ken Crawford, Alaska... More

ShareHIM Motivates 'Ordinary Guy'

Doug Blair, a member of the Anchorage Northside Church and a sheet metal worker, calls himself "just an ordinary guy." Blair caught the ShareHIM vision during a rally in Anchorage, Alaska, and has... More

Eagle Adventist Christian Center Receives National Accreditation

The Eagle Adventist Christian Center, located in Eagle, Idaho, has earned re-accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the nation's leading organization of... More

Fundraiser Profits School

Valley Adventist Christian School students, teachers and parents hosted a fall festival in November 2008, to raise funds. A variety of games and activities at the event brought in over $1,000.Food... More

New Church, New Pastor, New Member

On Friday evening, Feb. 6, her birthday, Vicky Campbell was baptized into the Havre (Mont.) Church. Campbell had been waiting patiently for the church to be ready. This was also the first baptism in... More

Glacier View Children Contribute to the Community

Community service is a regular part of school life for Glacier View students in Ronan, Mont.At Thanksgiving, they prepared and served nearly 100 church and community visitors a feast including... More

Waldport Woman Serves Community For 35 Years

Audra Wheeler received an award given in appreciation for 35 years of dedicated service as the Waldport Adventist Community Services director. The award was presented to her by Andy Whittenberg,... More

Winston Dedicates New Sanctuary

A dream 26 years in the making was realized on Dec. 13, 2008, when the Winston (Ore.) Church congregation dedicated their newly completed sanctuary.Through innumerable blessings and member dedication... More

Pastor Celebrates U.S. Citizenship From Behind the Iron Curtain

"Ever since I was confined to a playpen as a toddler I have experienced the urge toward more freedom,” Lutz Binus, Hockinson Heights pastor, commented with a twinkle in his eye, during his... More

A Donkey Goes To School

Students arriving at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School found two unexpected visitors one day. A prospector named Pete and his miniature donkey, Zach, arrived at school.Peter Hardy, school... More

A Veteran Has A Special Day

Third- and fourth-grade students from Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School went on a special field trip to the Veterans Administration Rehabilitation Center in Vancouver, Wash., in late January.... More

Church Makes Olympic Scarves for Jesus

If you like to knit and share the love of Jesus, you have an opportunity to do both of those while playing a small part in the 2010 Winter Olympics. The Orchards Church, in Vancouver, Wash., is... More

Cottage Grove Blossoms With Baptisms

The Cottage Grove (Ore.) Church is growing. Last year's sanctuary renovation included a new baptistery. A rededication ceremony was held on March 8, 2008, with Don Livesay, then Oregon Conference... More

CAA Knowledge Bowl Team Real Winners

Columbia Adventist Academy's Knowledge Bowl team ended the season on a victorious note by placing first in their division at the Southwest Washington Regional Meet Monday, Feb. 23.The team, which... More

Church Renews Wedding Vows on Valentine's Day

Bob Taylor, pastor, planned his sermon and church service around the strengthening of the home and for couples to renew the marriage vows on Sabbath, Feb. 14, 2009. Two couples led the song service—... More

Needy Family Adopted

In December 2008, the Yacolt Community Church adopted a needy family for Christmas.The church Christmas tree was adorned with paper Christmas tree ornaments containing the family's names and what... More

Prayer Lights the Path Reimche is Next Oregon Conference President

Al Reimche accepted the invitation to serve as Oregon Conference president on Monday, Feb. 23. Reimche succeeds Don Livesay.Reimche has served as Oregon Conference vice president for administration... More

Upper Columbia Academy Students Serve UCC Churches

Several times a year, groups of Upper Columbia Academy students travel to small churches or church plants in Washington, Oregon and Idaho to conduct Sabbath morning church services. Each group... More

A Roof for Lorraine

Do good things everywhere you go. "After a while the good you do will return to help you" Ecclesiastes 11:1 (The Everyday Bible).Over the years, Lorraine Enos, member of the Irrigon (Ore.) Church,... More

Pathfinder Retreat Filled With Learning and Fun

Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinders and staff gathered recently at Camp MiVoden for a weekend of learning, fellowship and fun. The theme of the retreat was God created each one of us to be a winner... More

Colville and Kettle Falls Host Amazing Facts Seminar

The Colville and Kettle Falls (Wash.) churches joined together in November 2008, to host the Amazing Facts seminar series called Cracking the Prophecy Code. The series ran for 22 nights, with more... More

God's Closet Doors Open Wide

A new ministry, God's Closet, opened in Spokane, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 13, and welcomed its first clients. The ministry was launched by Merryl Tschoepe who imagined a group who would gather children... More

Men of Power Camp MiVoden Hosts Men's Retreat

Jim Hohnberger, a popular author and speaker, found himself morally confronting a major airline CEO recently. He shared his story with more than 120 attendees at the Men of Power—Upper Columbia... More

Why Members Leave Church What Can We Do About It?

Why do some members leave church? And how do we bring them back?These are core questions for those who have a concern for their church family.A group of pastors and lay members contacted Dave... More

Forgiving Isn't Easy Professors Conclude Forgiveness Research

Jesus told us we are to forgive 70 times seven—in other words, a whole lot! But is it really that simple?Pastoral and counseling experiences with people who have trouble forgiving others indicate... More

Lacey Burns Promissory Note

The Lacey (Wash.) Church has paid off the debt on Tuttle Hall, the church's fellowship hall, and celebrated with a public burning of the promissory note during a recent church service.Members... More

Kent Renovation Whacked Into Action

The Kent (Wash.) Church raised money for their church renovation and kicked off the long-awaited project by selling the rights for the first whack at the wall. It was much like a groundbreaking, but... More

Young Adults Encounter God in Seattle

An Adventist-sponsored event called "Relentless," which is part of a larger movement called GODencounters, was held in late January at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wash. Attendance was... More

World News Briefs - April 2009

SudanOutreach for War-torn RegionSeventh-day Adventist Church members recently held outreach meetings in south Sudan, an area experiencing an influx of displaced persons returning home after 20 years... More