April 2010


World Class Stewardship

Hosea could just as well have had our modern society in mind when he wrote: "There is no faithfulness, no kindness, no knowledge of God in your land. You curse and lie...


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The Heavens Declare

Memories of summer camp are an indelibly imprinted milestone in my life. This never-before-been-a-Pathfinder became a member of the Camp Wawona staff for two summers....


The Heavens Declare

Memories of summer camp are an indelibly imprinted milestone in my life. This never-before-been-a-Pathfinder became a member of the Camp Wawona staff for two summers....



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Journey Films Release The Adventists Film

The new documentary from well-known filmmaker Martin Doblmeir is scheduled for public television station broadcast...


Letters on p. 5

Where's Dr. Hall?

I live on a remote island here in Southeast Alaska and am lucky to attend church three or four...



ACCION Dios Todavía Hace Milagros

Jesús Soto, recibió la trágica noticia de que le quedaban dos semanas de vida. Los médicos querían hacerle algunas operaciones, según él, para obtener fragmentos de los órganos dañados con fines... More

Adventist Health News Notes

Mission leadership changes at Adventist Health: Judd retires; Crampton succeedsA guiding voice and inspiration for mission, Wayne Judd retired from Adventist Health at the end of March."We are... More

Educating Children for Eternity

The first-annual Alaska Conference Education Summit, held Feb. 12–13 at Anchorage (Alaska) Junior Academy brought pastors and teachers together from around the conference to address two important... More

Evangelism Becomes a Habit at GSAA

Evangelism is becoming a habit at Gem State Adventist Academy, in Caldwell, Idaho. Last year, students held a three-week series with ASI Youth for Jesus at the academy. This year, they presented a... More

Montana Students Fund One-Day Church

Take one part Blodget View Christian School combined with Mission Projects, Inc. and add Maranatha International and it equals one new church for a small village in Belize Central America. The people... More

Deaf Ministry Pioneer Dies

Arthur W. Griffith, first ordained deaf pastor and pioneer leader, died Jan. 16 at a hospital in Stockton, Calif. He was 89.On Jan. 31, deaf members and ministry leaders from North America gathered... More

Pathfinder Teen Leadership Trainees Attend Annual Convention

The Oregon Pathfinder Teen Leadership Training took place Jan. 22–24 at the Milwaukie Evangelical Center in Milwaukie, Ore. Pathfinder teens, grades 9–12, came together to learn how to be leaders.... More

Experiment In Better Living in Springfield

Your Experiment in Better Living, a month-long community service project/seminar began Jan. 25 with nearly 80–90 people attending. Jim McHan, physician, and wife Carolyn, Springfield (Ore.) Church... More

PAA Student Starts Campus Bible Study

Every Thursday afternoon in the Portland Adventist Academy library, a group of students meet with their Bibles and their open hearts. Chantel Mote, senior, founder of this small-group Bible study, is... More

Cottage Grove Receives Community Service Award

The Cottage Grove Adventist Church's Community Services Center has been awarded a $1,000 check by the Oregon Conference Humanitarian Fund Grant Program. Rhonda Whitney, Oregon Conference Community... More

More UCC News Box

Read what God is doing through the Share the Life evangelism initiative. Be encouraged today.Visit www.uccsda.org.

Kettle Falls Seniors Honored

"I felt like a queen," says Muriel Tooley, one of Kettle Falls church senior members after the evening meal and program on Jan. 30, honoring those born before 1935.The oldest, Anne Davis, is 94 years... More

Moving Billboard Shares Bible Truth Across America

The next time you head out on a road trip, keep an eye out for the newly redecorated Upper Columbia Conference moving van.Last year, following the purchase of a new conference moving van, Bob... More

Goldendale Welcomes New Pastoral Couple

The Goldendale Adventist Church held a "Pound Party" to welcome their new pastoral family, Sunday, Jan. 31.Every attendee brought a non-perishable gift as a surprise for Tim and Lori (Atkins) Gray so... More

Rogers Students Help Haiti

As news of the Haiti earthquake reached homes in Walla Walla, Wash., teachers, parents and students of Rogers Adventist School began thinking about how they could help the hurting people there.Tonya... More

UCA Responds to Relief Efforts

At Upper Columbia Academy, in Spangle, Wash., stories and images from earthquake-ravaged Haiti sparked something in the hearts of the students.As Daniel Jenks, Associated Student Body president, says... More

Baptism at Sun Lakes State Park

The Othello (Wash.) Church Adventurer Club celebrated with two baptisms at their annual church campout to Sun Lakes State Park in Washington state.Wayne Hicks, Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder... More

Ethically Professional WWU prepares Christians for the business world

Since opening its doors over a century ago, the School of Business has grown to be one of the largest programs at Walla Walla University. Its Web page states they "are dedicated to helping students... More

WWU News Box

New Alumni Director: Introducing Nicole BattenSpring Break Here, There and EverywhereCome Home: Alumni Homecoming Weekend This Month

Students Speak from the Heart AAA Experiences the Blessings of Student Week of Prayer

The power of personal testimony was evident Feb. 15–20 at meetings held in the sanctuary of the Auburn Adventist Academy Church. During AAA's inspiring Student Week of Prayer, 21 students spoke to... More

Kent Church Revives Friday Vespers

The Kent (Wash.) Adventist Church is reviving Friday night vespers through a program called First Friday."The concept behind First Friday is to start guarding the edges of the Sabbath better," says... More

BOX: The Big Picture of Ministry

Twenty churches in Washington are managing 50 Signs news boxes, with one church celebrating a baptism from a Signs Bible study interest.Discover More:washingtonconference.org

Necco Goes to School

The ninth- and tenth-grade classroom at Lewis County Adventist School, in Chehalis, Wash., accommodates six students with five humans and one canine.Kelia Cook, a ninth-grade student, is raising and... More