August 2010


Life Transitions

Editor's note: Bryce Pascoe, who has served as the North Pacific Union Conference executive secretary since 1994, is retiring as of August 1 this year. A short...


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Oil in Our Lamps

When just a lad, I was perplexed by phrases I often heard sung in church meetings, such as, "Make me a fisher of men, keep me sinking." At least that's how it sounded...


Oil in Our Lamps

When just a lad, I was perplexed by phrases I often heard sung in church meetings, such as, "Make me a fisher of men, keep me sinking." At least that's how it sounded...



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New World Church President Elected

Ted N. C. Wilson, a vice president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and the son of Neal C. Wilson, former church...


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The Best of the Best The 34th Annual Regional Convocation

Record crowds of more than 2,000 from throughout the Northwest and Canada defied a sluggish economy to attend the 34th Annual North Pacific Union Conference Regional...



ACCION De Bautista a Adventista

Cuando Dios dice, "mi palabra... no volverá a mí vacía, sino que hará lo que yo quiero, y será prosperada en aquello para que la envié" (Isaías 55:11), nos está diciendo principalmente que su palabra... More

TCGH Care Goes Beyond Hospital Walls

When you think of a hospital, you know you can expect it to be focused on physical and mental well-being. As an Adventist Health hospital, Tillamook County General Hospital aims to be just as... More

Alaska Couples Rekindle Intimacy

The North American Division Family Ministries, led by Willie and Elaine Oliver, conducted the first Journey Toward Intimacy Marriage Retreat in Alaska, held at the Palmer Church on June 5. The... More

Native Health Gospel Television Goes Digital in Alaska

On April 28, Ephraim Palmero, Alaska Conference communication director, signed an agreement with KACN-TV to broadcast a minimum of two hours of video programs from selected Adventist media sources... More

Randy Maxwell Ordination Recognizes Lifelong Ministry

Randy Maxwell, Kuna (Idaho) Church pastor, was ordained at Idaho Conference Camp Meeting on Sabbath afternoon, June 12. Maxwell's passion for ministry began long before he became a pastor. His gift... More

Treasure Valley Welcomes Messiah's Mansion

Messiah's Mansion, a full-size replica of the Mosaic Sanctuary, came to Caldwell, Idaho, in June, attracting more than 4,700 people.When they first considered bringing the exhibit to Idaho,... More

Montana Camp Meeting 2010

This year's Montana Camp Meeting was a spiritual blessing for all ages. The adults enjoyed Karl Haffner as the evening meeting speaker. His sense of humor engaged the audience in his thought-... More

The Youth Shall Lead Them

Landon Kimball had watched his mother, Linda, become more and more thrilled with her new-found quilting hobby. His desire was to get the ladies of the church together for a weekend quilting retreat.... More

Peace, Guidance and His Protection-Always

It started in Palmer, Alaska, when Marcia's daughter Mary Beth was born with Down Syndrome. Soon after her birth, a lady named Annette knocked on the door offering to babysit, run errands for Marcia... More

Gladstone Men of Action

It began as a typical men’s prayer breakfast on Sunday morning. Wally Christiansen began the devotional by quoting several verses from 1 Timothy 3. As the men discussed the requirements of bishops... More

Mission Trip Changes Lives

A group of Milo Adventist Academy students, led by Pastor Eugene Miller and John and Darlene Kelley, spent their spring vacation on a mission trip to El Seibo in the Dominican Republic. They went to... More

PAA Centennial Graduates Receive High Number of Artistic Scholarships

Portland Adventist Academy's 100th graduating class received an unusually high number of artistic scholarships and Vernon Nye Artistic Service Awards.Several years ago Vernon Nye, accomplished artist... More

Women At The Well Singing For The Lord

When filled with the Holy Spirit singing for the Lord, telling heartwarming stories and bringing others into a closer relationship with God, one feels the presence of the Lord in a powerful way.That... More

Milo Music goes on Midwest Tour

In April, 31 students representing the music department of Milo Adventist Academy traveled to Illinois, Michigan and Indiana for their annual spring music tour. The director, Dwight Morgan, was... More

Finding One Thing Milo Adventist Academy Students Choose Baptism

Milo Adventist Academy took its theme for the 2009–2010 school year from Psalm 27:4 — to seek one thing: a relationship with Jesus Christ that will last throughout eternity.The joy of that theme came... More

CHIP Program Blesses Coquille

From March 28–April 22, Coquille (Ore.) Church members Kathy Saunders, registered dietitian, and her husband, Greg, surgeon, conducted a Coronary Health Improvement Project seminar at the church. The... More

PAA Joins Forces During All-School Service Day

Portland Adventist Academy's recent all-school service day helped to demonstrate the tangible love of Jesus to its community.More than 275 students, teachers, parents and pastors joined forces for a... More

Circle of Friends Friendship Tea

Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church hosted a Friendship Tea to cap off a very active women's ministry's "Circle of Friends" year of activities.Over 50 members and guests entered the Koelsch Hall to find... More

On the Road to Eternity

'On the Road to Eternity" was presented by Pastor Bob Uhrig, Gladstone Park (Ore.) Church pastor, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from April 2–May 2.Anticipation was high when 27 non-members out... More

Forest Grove Celebrates 100 years

On March 13, the Forest Grove Church celebrated 100 years as an organized church in Forest Grove, Ore.The Forest Grove Church was organized Feb. 5, 1910, with 14 members in a newly built facility at... More

Give Me That Old-Time Religion

Evangelism is alive and well at the Vancouver (Wash.) Adventist Community Church. Throughout the course of his first year at the Vancouver Church, Roger Walter, senior pastor, has presented three... More

Oregon Youth Serve in Kenya

March found Oregon students, two home school students and five students from Laurelwood Academy, serving Jesus in Kenya, Africa. They held children's meetings, visiting and presenting programs for... More

Evangelism Flourishes in Central Point

Central Point (Ore.) Church members began their plans for this year's evangelistic series early in 2009. They started with the most important element: Prayer, asking God to help them be a light in... More

Ping-Pong Evangelism A Share the Life Story

Every Sabbath afternoon, Joel and Nicole Haywood, Bible worker coordinators in Deer Park, Wash., hold a fundamental belief study for anyone interested. The meeting wraps up at sundown, and people... More

Chewelah Hispanic Group Gains Visitors

A group of Hispanic Adventist families have united with the Gospel Commission to initiate a new gathering of believers: Grupo Adventista del Séptimo Dia de Chewelah.When several families came to... More

Farmington Hosts Area Day of Prayer Service

On May 6, the Farmington (Wash.) Adventist Church opened its doors to five surrounding communities for a National Day of Prayer service. Area pastors and community members gathered to pray for the... More

What's New at UCA

Upper Columbia Academy will start its 2010–2011 school year with some exciting innovations and great new staff.TIP — UCA leadership has voted a landmark decision in hopes of making Adventist... More

Pathfinder Fair Attracts Record Attendance

Pathfinders, 829 strong, set up camp on the campus of Walla Walla Valley Academy, in College Place, Wash., May 14–16, for a weekend of fun activities, community service and spiritual growth. The... More

Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School Spring Program

Recently the Pend Oreille Valley Adventist School put on a Sabbath afternoon Spring Program involving the whole student body. There were a variety of musical presentations, including a vocal trio, a... More

Project PATCH Dedicates New Family Growth Center

Capping a project that has taken years of big plans and fervent prayers, Project PATCH celebrated the grand opening of its newest resource center with a dedication service on Sunday, May 16. Their... More

UCC Camp Meeting Calls Members to His Service

Adventists gathered on the Walla Walla University campus from across the Northwest for a two-day convocation, June 18–19. The Share the Life Camp Meeting, put on by Upper Columbia Conference, is over... More

Single Mom's Oil Change in Goldendale

Business was brisk for People Helping People in Goldendale, Wash. It was the Single Mom's Oil Change day. The Pathfinders were busy washing the cars. Some other church members were vacuuming out the... More

Pasco Teen Leaders Help Kick Off New Adventurer Club

Twenty-five energized kids, awesome teen leaders and God's prompting describe the kick-off event for the new Adventurer Club at Pasco (Wash.) Riverview Church on Sabbath, April 17.After Pathfinder... More

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Hybrid Training in Auto Tech Hands-on with the Latest Technology

The Walla Walla University automotive program has three years to learn as much as they can about a Toyota Camry Hybrid currently in their possession. The prototype car was given to the department on... More

Chandler Ordained to Gospel Ministry

With offers of full architecture scholarships, Damian Chandler had a choice to make: to follow in his father's footsteps or to follow after his Heavenly Father.As he prayerfully made his decision,... More

The Big Picture of Ministry

Auburn Adventist Academy exists to nurture students in the ways of Christ by opening avenues of knowledge, skills, values and service.Discover

Winlock Women Cultivate Community Relationships

Women’s ministry in Winlock, Wash., recently hosted a Tea and Praise luncheon for the surrounding community.Sue Patzer, North Pacific Union Conference women’s ministries director, provided the... More

Lacey Hosts Depression Recovery Program

Lacey (Wash.) Church recently completed a Depression Recovery Program led by Edward P. Case, a psychiatrist, and his father, Ronald L. Case, a retired allergist. In all, 32 people completed the... More

Skagit Students Bike to School

May 21 dawned cloudy and cold as Skagit Adventist School and Academy students prepared to ride their bikes to school in celebration of National Bike to Work Day. Students as close as across the... More

Kent Church Celebrates Unity and Diversity

Kent (Wash.) Church is a multicultural congregation. Guests often ask: “How do you pull this diversity thing off?”“It wasn’t something we were trying to pull off,” says Greg Schaller, pastor. “We are... More

Joint Campuses Engage in Community Outreach Students Inspired to Make a Difference

Kirkland Adventist School and Puget Sound Adventist Academy in Kirkland, Wash., share a campus and a passion for helping others locally and abroad.Throughout the school year, students learned how to... More