October 2010


Adventist Health: It's Part of Our Mission

Do you know why Seventh-day Adventists are so focused on good health for themselves and others? Here are a few thoughts.

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Following the Crowd

Getting the mail can be one of life's best and worst experiences. It's sort of like reaching into a dark underwater hole — you might lay your hands on an exquisite...


Following the Crowd

Getting the mail can be one of life's best and worst experiences. It's sort of like reaching into a dark underwater hole — you might lay your hands on an exquisite...




New NPUC Executive Secretary Elected

John R. Loor Jr., has accepted the invitation of the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee to become the new NPUC...



National vs. Local

There were many nice photos of the GC Session in the GLEANER. However, I was disappointed to see...



Verano Activo Para El Ministerio Hispano De Upper Columbia

Normalmente el tiempo de verano se caracteriza por abundancia de sol, mucho calor y sobre todo, vacaciones. Tiempo para gozar de la naturaleza. La naturaleza que...


Educators Hold Origins Workshop at Rosario

More than 30 educators delved into faith and science issues at the 2010 NPUC Teachers' Workshop on Origins, held Aug. 13–16.

Seeds for...


Church Member Trades Nap for a GLOW experience

On Sabbath afternoon, July 10, what I wanted to do most was go home and take a nap since it was my first Sabbath home after spending two weeks working hard at the...


An Angel Held the Keys

Could the God of the universe be interested in something as lowly as keys?

My wife, Ginger, and I are once again convinced that God...



Alaska Men's Retreat 2010

This past July 23–25, more than 70 or 80 men traveled through a remote Alaskan goldmine for a spiritual feast. The 20-mile trip into the retreat is through "some of the most scenic, rugged country in... More

Truth for Youth Gains Siberian Yupik Teens in Alaska

Bill and Elouise Hawkes, a daring missionary couple serving St. Lawrence Island west of the Bering Sea, were deployed to the village of Savoonga. St. Lawrence is an island that lies closer to Siberia... More

Magabook It's More Than Literature

The Magabook program is doing much more than distributing good literature or helping Idaho students earn funds for school. It's training leaders.Lindsay Nelson, Gem State Adventist Academy senior,... More

Montanans Learn to Cope with Disaster

Earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, famine, pandemics, floods, fire and other disasters are just a part of life on this sinful planet. While we can't stop disasters, there are things we can do to... More

Havre District Annual Campout

The weekend of July 31 found folks in the Havre, Mont., district enjoying an annual campout in beautiful Beaver Creek Park in the spectacular Bears Paw Mountains. Attendance was the highest ever with... More

Feeding the Flathead

St. Matthews is where the dinner event happens the third Sabbath every other month at 5 p.m.Cynthia Greene and Leala Bowman are the coordinating members of the Kalispell (Mont.) Adventist Church... More

Sidewalk Kids Hour Wraps Up Sixth Season

Several rows of children scrunch together on the front edge of a tarp in Orchards Park in Vancouver, Wash., waiting for the weekly Sidewalk Kids Hour to begin.Greg and Shelly Hillman, "pied pipers"... More

Jaci Velasquez in Kelso-Longview

On Friday, July 24, Jaci Velasquez, multi-Grammy award nominee, was at the Kelso-Longview (Wash.) Church for a benefit concert for the local Community Service Center. The community-focused event... More

Shady Point Reaches Out through Food

During the month of May the Shady Point (Ore.) Church held a Vegetarian Tasting Affair for the residents of the local community of Lake Creek, a small rural farming district 10 miles east of Eagle... More

Baptisms at Mill City Church

On Aug. 7, Dale Cardwell, pastor, baptized three people at Mill City (Ore.) Church.Erin Elliott, Bob Fike and Ernie Wall dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ on this day. Church members gathered to... More

Changed Lives in Springfield

The first time Willie Kumle came to church he said, "The Bible says the seventh day is God's Sabbath. We're looking for a Sabbath-keeping church." After the service, Kumle met Lutz Binus, Springfield... More

CAA Leadership A Continuing Tradition

Leadership has played an important role at Columbia Adventist Academy, in Battle Ground, Wash.Greg Hurlbert, math instructor and CAA alum, has seen changes in leadership — first as a student and then... More

PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

Portland Adventist Academy welcomed eight new teachers and staff members for the new school year.Shawna Irvine is the new administrative assistant. Irvine was recently the administrative assistant to... More

'SunnyCity' Educational, Entertaining and Uplifting Community Outreach

On Sunday, Aug. 8, a crowd of more than 350 children plus adults came to the second-annual, highly visible "SunnyCity" Ventura Park in Portland, Ore., providing outreach to the Portland Metro area.... More

Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School visits D.C.

Michael has attended Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School for the past 10 years. MACS is a 10-grade school nestled in the small town of Hood River, Ore.Michael has many fond memories throughout... More

Sunnyside Church Vacation Bible School

July 25–29 was a big week at Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore. The entire church building (and many of its members) were transported halfway around the world and centuries back in time to the land... More

Milo Jumps Into a New School Year

Milo Adventist Academy has kicked off the new school year with the theme: "We Will Remember," based on Psalm 20:7. It says, “Some trust in chariots and horses, but we will remember the name of the... More

Remarkable VBS Attendance Surprises the Deer Park Church

Nearly half of the children's population in Deer Park, Wash., attended the Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School this summer at the Deer Park Church. The 63 children attending represented nearly half... More

Baptisms in Kettle Falls

candidates declared their faith by baptism on July 17 at the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church. Three sons of Larry and Bonny Page: Richard, Erick and David, studied the Bible with Ron Reeves, head elder,... More

New Name, Same Family A Spokane Church Moves

Aug. 14 marked a high Sabbath for the West Central Multi-Cultural Church. Members and visitors gathered for the official opening of their new building.The celebration featured music and special... More

Moses Lake Church Walks Like Egyptians

Every night during the week of July 12–16, costumed figures gathered in the Moses Lake (Wash.) Church yard to take children back in time to ancient Egypt. Together, in family groups, they became a... More

Under The Big Tent Republic's Outdoor Camp Meeting

More than 400 hardy people enjoyed camp meeting under a new big tent at Sheridan Meadows Adventist Retreat Center near Republic, Wash., July 27–Aug. 1. A new bathhouse with showers and restrooms was... More

Remarkable VBS Attendance Surprises the Deer Park Church

Nearly half of the children's population in Deer Park, Wash., attended the Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School this summer at the Deer Park Church. The 63 children who attended were estimated to be... More

Singles Gather at Camp MiVoden

More than 60 singles gathered from all over the Northwest on Memorial Day weekend for the annual Adventist Singles' Adult Ministries Retreat — a weekend, filled with opportunities to interact in... More

Meeting Them Where They’re At Students Know Outreach Begins at Home

Walla Walla University students are determined to make the world a better place — starting at home.High Five, launched in the mid-90s, is an outreach to junior high students in the Walla Walla Valley... More

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Olympia VBS Ignites Young Leaders

Vacation Bible School leaders at Transformation Life Center in Olympia, Wash., combined their imagination, talents and enthusiasm to bring "Paul and the Underground Church" to life for approximately... More

AAA Continues Spiritual Emphasis

Through competent, compassionate teaching, Auburn Adventist Academy in Auburn, Wash., endeavors to guide students that they may become of Christ convicted, to Christ committed, for Christ compelled.... More

Port Angeles Music Teacher Honored

Thelma (Johnson) McCoy, a Seventh-day Adventist from Port Angeles, Wash., was inducted into the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame in June.McCoy, 85, is a state- and nationally-certified piano... More

Students Develop Love of Literature

Puget Sound Adventist Academy in Kirkland, Wash., presented its first Student Art Exhibition in late May to highlight integrated art and literature projects of 76 students, from freshman to seniors.... More

New Radio Ministry Launches

Three years ago, the Federal Communication Commission opened a one-week window where nonprofit community groups in the United States could file for a noncommercial broadcast license.Glenn Gately, a... More

Churches Engage in Summertime Ministries

If you think summertime ministry is stagnant, think again!This summer, western Washington churches engaged in relational outreach and revival activities.Auburn City and North Hill Fellowship held... More

Auburn City Outdoor Church

Jack Sequeira was the guest speaker on July 24 for the Auburn (Wash.) City Church's Outdoor Church on the lawn at Inspiration Point at Auburn Adventist Academy. His subject was "The Two Adams," based... More