May 2010


Stewardship It's All About Talents

Life is made up of two components: time and talent. Stewardship is the management of our time and talent to the glory of God. Time is given equally to every individual....


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(Why) Not Now?

At an early age, I realized our family was frugal — not by choice, but by necessity. We had food, clothing and plenty of love. But there was little money for anything...


(Why) Not Now?

At an early age, I realized our family was frugal — not by choice, but by necessity. We had food, clothing and plenty of love. But there was little money for anything...



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Earth Friendly Faith a Hit

Dan Serns' article, "Earth Friendly Faith," in April's GLEANER, was a welcome and happy...



Oregon Governor Signs Religious Apparel Bill

In an affirmation of efforts by the Northwest Religious Liberty...


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The GLEANER Goes to Atlanta

Catch daily Northwest reports during this summer's GC session in Atlanta through the GleanerNOW! e-newsletter. Sign up for this FREE service by June 23 at ...



Dos nuevas congregaciones en Idaho

Walter acaba de cumplir veintiún años. A pesar de los diversos desafíos espirituales por los que ha pasado, Walter sigue asistiendo a la iglesia, empeñado en luchar por...


Relationship Suggestions for Guys*

Start your day right. Die first (to self) and enhance all of your relationships. Die to self (who you are by nature) by asking the Holy Spirit to make...



Surgery Robot 'Bob' Offers State-of-the-art Care

American society is fond of naming things. Pets, buildings, cars — everything gets a moniker it seems. And thanks to a group of Portland, Ore., fifth-grader students, the new da Vinci surgery robot... More

Truth 4 Youth in Gambell

Mel Matthews, pastor, and a team of eager young people and their mothers traveled from Nome, Alaska, to Gambell, Alaska, for children's and adult meetings in January. The team and many attendees (... More

Baptism Transforms Goth to GLOW

It's been a long and winding road home for Michelle Willis.Raised an Adventist, Willis was drawn as a teenager into the Goth subculture, a term most often associated with moods of morbidity and... More

Roundup Holds Sweethearts' Valentine Dinner

Every year for the last four years, the Roundup (Mont.) Adventist Church has sponsored a Valentine’s dinner. Though it is focused on couples, singles also enjoy good fellowship, food and a few laughs... More

Pathfinder Sabbath Delights Libby Members

What happens when you put Pathfinders in charge of church? A Pathfinder Sabbath, of course. On Feb. 20, the Libby (Mont.) Pathfinder club had the opportunity to implement their leadership skills by... More

Fundraising Dinner

Like many other schools across the North American Division, the students at Libby (Mont.) Adventist Christian School wanted to help with an Adventist education project — building a new facility for... More

Children Send Balloons Aloft

Woodland (Wash.) Church took on a festive appearance as Tommie Estes walked down the aisle holding large bunches of balloons. Children followed her eagerly, reaching for the color they wanted. Then... More

A New Name Rogue Valley Adventist Academy

It has evolved over the years. Rogue River Academy, a one-room, 12-grade school, opened in 1908. After dropping grades 11 and 12, it became Rogue River Junior Academy, then, to avoid confusion, Rogue... More

Butte Surpasses CAA Goal ... 'Bearly'

Students at Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., have seen God's blessings with the transformation of their campus. But in a "bear market," and desiring to "bear" the burden of... More

Rome Comes to Valley View

After a Vacation Bible School drought of almost seven years, Valley View Adventist Church in Medford, Ore., was ready for a Bible adventure. After much planning and preparation, June 21–26, 2009,... More

Gladstone Camp Meeting Cancelled for 2010

It is with deep regret we announce the cancellation of Gladstone Camp Meeting 2010. This has been an extremely hard decision to make considering the value and blessing camp meeting has been to so... More

Yoncalla Church Gives Back Bags of Love

In 2007 Pat Stacy was inspired by a program she watched on Three Angels Broadcasting Network about a guest's Bags of Love project.Stacy was impressed to start a branch in her church in Yoncalla, Ore... More

Women Grow in the Spirit

Women from the Veneta, Santa Clara and Junction City (Ore.) churches decided to combine resources. They coordinated a women’s ministries mini retreat, hosted by Junction City, called “Growing in the... More

RVAA Sponsors Sparrow Club Outreach Project

Rogue Valley Adventist Academy has chosen to partner with Sparrow Clubs for one of its community outreach projects. There are three parts to the project: 1) a qualified Sparrow (a child in medical... More

Pioneering Incentive Plan Discounts UCA Tuition

Upper Columbia Academy in Spangle, Wash., is announcing a new opportunity for financial assistance to all students and their families while saving on tuition.The pioneering program, Tuition Incentive... More

Spokane Churches Create North American First

Eight area Seventh-day Adventist churches joined to launch the first Adventist Russian-language television channel in North America.In addition to being the first channel, the Open Book Channel is... More

Musical Showcase at Upper Columbia Academy

One hundred and nine music students from around the Northwest and Canada visited Upper Columbia Academy in February for a three-day band clinic. Amidst the tumult of the 80-member UCA concert band,... More

UCC Info Box Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Help Line877-276-5597Get information about training and prevention at the WHE Network

Soup's On Ministry Born Out of Spiritual Gifts

Members boiled up a new ministry last fall in St. Maries, Idaho, after Sue Clark's spiritual gifts inventory got them thinking about outreach.Judy Sibert and Debbie Herra felt their spiritual gifts... More

Open House for New Healing Center

A house became a home on March 7 at an open house ceremony for Frieda's Healing Center in Spokane, Wash. The center serves women who need a place to heal, regroup and renew their emotional health... More

Shelter for Freedom Hollywood Comes to Walla Walla

It was one of the largest humanitarian collaborations Walla Walla, Wash., had ever seen. Months of planning, countless decisions, numerous meetings and e-mails, all came down to one critical weekend... More

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WWU Names Student Worker of the YearStudents Score Sweet Internship with SweetsHispanic Ministries at WWU

Auburn Adventist Academy Welcomes New Principal

After a year-long search, Auburn Adventist Academy and Washington Conference are pleased to welcome Samir Berbawy as AAA's new principal. Having recently returned from abroad as the president of the... More

Tacoma-area Churches Engaged in Community Outreach

Churches in the Tacoma, Wash., area are actively engaging in community outreach in preparation for bilingual Momentum evangelistic meetings in English and Spanish this fall with José Rojas, series... More

Labels for Education Community Member Shares Winnings with AAA

Auburn Adventist Academy was recently blessed by the generosity of Gayola Boyd, community member, who presented certificates for 50,000 Campbell's Soup Labels to the school.In early February, Boyd... More

Students Raise Funds for Haiti

With images and stories from Haiti dominating the news, Larry Arnott, Mountain View Christian School principal in Sequim, Wash., decided to use this tragedy as an exercise in compassion for the... More

Feeding on God’s Word and Losing Weight

A small group at the Bellevue (Wash.) Church is learning to "live it" instead of "die-t."Each Wednesday evening, eight to 10 women (with some participants from other denominations) meet for "First... More

Forest Park Church Fills Giant Prayer Book

The prayer list is hard to miss at Everett Forest Park (Wash.) Church: The 64- by 94-inch prayer book is prominently displayed in the front of the sanctuary.The giant book, symbolic of the Book of... More

BOX: The Big Picture of Ministry

Missionaries represented Washington Conference in five countries with six spring break mission trips to Fiji, Peru, the Philippines, Mexico and Nicaragua.