July 2010


Remote and Necessary

No one would ever have mistaken Harvey, North Dakota, for a great United States metropolis. Nor would they have imagined the corner room in the Jamestown Church basement...


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A Road Less Traveled

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood ... And I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

— Robert...


A Road Less Traveled

"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood ... And I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

— Robert...



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Project PATCH Dedicates Family Growth Center

Dozens of guests traveled from points throughout the Northwest on...



No Me Gustaba La Obra Misionera

"A mi no me gustaba la obra misionera," decía Sonia. "De hecho, cada vez que el director de obra misionera se paraba al frente para hablar de obra misionera yo tomaba a...


Gem State Homecoming Concert Headlined by Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus

The Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus was joined by students and alumni on April 3 at the Gem State Academy annual homecoming celebration. Lois Hall's magnificent...


Allise Grenberg Consumate Teacher, Lifelong Friend

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. Author Unknown

The few words I...



Adventist Health News Notes

Top-notch Pneumonia Care in Walla WallaWalla Walla General Hospital was recently named a top-performing hospital for pneumonia care according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The... More

White House Honors ACS of Alaska with Presidential Award

Joshua Dubois, special assistant to President Obama and White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships executive director, handed the prestigious award to Joe Watts, Adventist... More

17-year Old Publishes The Glitter Man

The Glitter Man is an allegory about how our everyday choices impact our own lives, and how we through a relationship with Jesus can recover from the damage caused by our past poor choices. Below... More

Idaho Media Ministries Announces New General Manager

In a decision publicly announced on May 24, the Idaho Conference executive committee named Brian Yeager the new general manager of radio stations KTSY and KTFY. Fondly known as Chaplain Brian for the... More

Gem State Adventist Academy Honors States Family

Adventist education is a treasure that needs to be cherished, nurtured and esteemed. The stories and the long-lasting positive impact need to be told and retold. To assure this happens, the alumni... More

More Info box

Read 17-year-old Suzie Leigh's journal about her newly published allegory The Glitter Man in the July issue's Idaho news at gleaneronline.org.

Mt. Ellis Students Go To Court

As part of their ongoing efforts to inform the public of the role of the judicial arm of state government, the Supreme Court for Montana left their normal courtroom to hear oral arguments for a case... More

Chinese Treasure Discovered at Mount Ellis Academy

It is a long way from urban China to rural Montana, literally and figuratively. Seventeen-year-old junior Jiyao Li made that journey this year and found a home at the heart of the Mount Ellis Academy... More

Montana Conference 2010 Educational Festival

Fifty-seven fifth- through eighth-grade students from around Montana descended upon Mount Ellis Academy in Bozeman, Mont., from May 10–12, for the 22nd-annual Education Festival. Monday afternoon... More

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Watch the Pathfinder event for yourself at http://orgcpathfinders.adventistnw.org/streaming.

Pathfinder Fair Streams Live in Oregon

The Oregon Conference chose to have the 2010 Pathfinder Fair as its first major event streamed live via the Internet. More than 350 cyber viewers from all over the country accumulated nearly 10,000... More

Three Sisters School Donates Baby Blankets

Mother’s Day was a special treat for students from the Three Sisters Adventist Christian School in Bend, Ore. Students in Mrs. Neil’s and Mrs. Joubert’s classes made baby blankets to give to Grandma’... More

Josiah's Journey

After a battery of tests at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland, Ore., Josiah Hill listened to the specialist. "Josiah doesn't have leukemia, MDS, or PNH. That's the good news." But the... More

Putting the 'Teeth' into Experiential Learning at CAA

Most schools pride themselves on classroom learning and on their great faculty and student body. Columbia Adventist Academy is no different. However, the education isn't always confined to the... More

Bean Auction Raises Money for Worthy Student Fund

The constituent churches of Junction City, Veneta and Santa Clara, Ore., held a soup supper and auction at the Junction City Family Life Center to support Countryside Christian School's worthy-... More

Pathfinder Shares Faith and Funds

When I heard about the work of International Children's Care, I decided I wanted to do something to help. I was impressed with how they place broken children in loving and caring families. Instead of... More

Milo Changes a Student's Life

If you ask me how Milo Adventist Academy has changed my life, the story that you would get wouldn’t start out to be a happy one.When I came to Milo, I didn’t want anything to do with responsibility,... More

An Extraordinary Volunteer at LAA

All Seventh-day Adventist schools rely heavily on volunteers to make the operation of the school possible. Livingstone Adventist Academy, a K–12 school in Salem, Ore., is no exception. Few volunteers... More

PAA Celebrates Century of Christ-Centered Education

This school year, Portland Adventist Academy in Portland, Ore., celebrated its 100th anniversary and a century long mission to lead young people to Christ.HistoryFounded in the 1909–1910 school year... More

A Season of Harvest at Springfield

The first time Willie White came to church he was dressed in a T-shirt and shorts even though it was a cold January morning. "I live in the neighborhood and would like to check out your church", he... More

Silverton Celebrates Earth Day

April 17 was earth Day at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Ore. — a big community event, and an opportunity to share our emphasis on the benefits of a vegetarian diet. Fitting in with the day's... More

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Read these stories and more online:uccsda.org/news

Lake City Junior Academy Celebrates Centennial

Lake City Junior Academy celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 1, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The centennial celebration weekend featured a Sabbath worship service conducted by eight former principals... More

It's How You Play the Game

During Walla Walla University’s annual Friendship Tournament, the Upper Columbia Academy men’s and women’s basketball teams demonstrated that it’s not just about the final score.Along with teams from... More

Children Ditch Classrooms for Outdoor Learning

Every year, hundreds of children ditch classrooms in Upper Columbia Conference schools to get a different kind of education at Camp MiVoden. Their teachers are happy for them to attend this unique,... More

WWVA Mission Trip to Peru

This past March, more than 20 Walla Walla Valley Academy students traveled to Iquitos, Peru, the largest city in the world with no roads leading to it. The trip focused on evangelism, health... More

Students Lead Cheney Reaping Event

Upper Columbia Academy students proved Ellen G. White correct when she wrote, “We have an army of youth today who can do much if they are properly directed and encouraged."1 UCA students participated... More

Teaching Service

At Upper Columbia Academy, we believe God is waiting for "the spirit of service to take possession of the whole church ... everyone working for Him according to his own ability ... If a missionary... More

Locals Serving Locals Missions in the Yakama Nation

This spring break was a major mission emphasis. The Walla Walla City Church and Upper Columbia Academy joined forces totaling approximately 65 people who traveled to the Yakama Nation for a mission... More

Coeur d'Alene Church Presents "The CHOICE" An Easter Community Outreach

When you read a Bible story, it is interesting and meaningful, but when you actually experience it played out it takes on an entirely new dimension of value and significance. In response to Upper... More

Journey by Design Engineering Student Sees Real-life Application

At 12 years old, Amber Mitchell already knew how to use complex engineering software and had drawn designs for the renovation of her family's home. Now a senior civil engineering major at Walla Walla... More

Growing Great Schools Washington Conference Schools Committed to Adventist Christian Education

Enrollment trends in Seventh-day Adventist schools across the nation caused the Washington Conference to specifically focus on how to grow great schools in a multi-year effort to increase enrollment... More

Cedarbrook Students Help a Neighbor

When students participate in community service, they learn to recognize different ways to serve people in their community.In late April, students at Cedarbrook Adventist Christian School in Port... More

BOX: The Big Picture of Ministry

Washington Conference Spanish ministries continues to grow a scholarship fund to help Hispanic students attend Adventist schools.

Kinder School Demonstrates Giving Spirit

Enthusiasm, energy and joy — these are some of the youthful qualities that the Kinder School class of Skagit Adventist Academy in Burlington, Wash., have been sharing with the residents of Country... More

AAA Students Serve God Abroad

Each year, a large contingent of Auburn Adventist Academy students and staff depart for a spring-break mission trip to serve God abroad.This year, 105 students and staff headed to Fiji to build a... More