December 2010


An Evangelistic Funeral

I was recently thinking about the most successful evangelistic effort I ever had. It wasn't really an evangelistic meeting in the ordinary sense of the word. It was a...


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The Rude Remnant

She didn't know me that Friday afternoon. I was just a college kid, stocking the shelves, doing my job. But I was the first one she lined up in her crosshairs, so I got...


The Rude Remnant

She didn't know me that Friday afternoon. I was just a college kid, stocking the shelves, doing my job. But I was the first one she lined up in her crosshairs, so I got...




Knowles Steps in as Montana President

The Montana Conference executive committee, met Monday, Oct. 18, in Bozeman,...


A Christmas Resolution

Another year is almost history. In one more month we'll be putting up new calendars — at least the few of us who still tack paper calendars on the wall. What sort of...



Sidebar: NW Schools Scored High in Kohl's Contest

Northwest Adventist schools placed high in the Kohl's Cares Contest compared to other schools in their respective states. Here's how they placed:

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The Mount Ellis Miracle

What would bring hundreds of people from around the country together for a Sabbath at Mount Ellis Academy in the middle of October? It wasn't camp meeting or alumni...




Este fue el tema del Retiro de Damas de la Conferencia de Oregón que se celebró el fin de semana de Septiembre 10 al 12. Asistieron hermanas de Idaho, California, Washington y Nevada. Las de Nevada... More

Northwest Regional Heart Center Expands to Tillamook County General Hospital

Imagine living in a small town and not having convenient access to health care — in this case cardiac care — that could save your life. This was the issue for residents in the rural, seaside... More


In the October Gleaner, on page 6, in the Facts about Adventist Health box, it should say that nearly $300 million in free and low-cost services to our communities were provided in 2009, not $3... More

New Bible Workers for Gambell

Mike and Fran Hansen spent more than 25 years in the Springfield, Mo., area serving as Pathfinder leaders, directors and area coordinators. They had been on mission trips to La Vida Mission and the... More

Ghetto Preacher Engages Youth with GPS

"God ... People ... Service ... GPS. Your journey as a youth will be more meaningful if you will allow God to make you more compassionate to your neighbors and serve your communities with enthusiasm... More

The Dayville Story Big Miracles for a Small Town

On the western edge of the Idaho Conference, the town of Dayville, Ore., enjoys a church plant valued at a replacement cost of more than $281,000. Average attendance is 12, with 15 members officially... More

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

In response to requests from women in Montana, Ruth Fish, Montana Conference women's ministry coordinator, arranged for a health seminar. She invited Michelle and Larry Lesher from the Black Hills... More

Montana Youth Hold Second Conference

Following a great conference last year in Kalispell, Mont., the second-annual Montana Youth Conference met this year in Missoula, Mont. Speakers included: Matt Parra from the ARISE institute, Wes and... More

A Year in Review for Bozeman Church

We thought you should know some of what the Bozeman (Mont.) Church has been up to for the past church year.This moderate-sized church family has been increasing fellowship outside of the regular... More

First MinistryFest Draws a Crowd

The concept of a MinistryFest generated a lot of questions, the most frequent one being: “What’s that?” And it’s a fair question, since we had never done anything like this before in the Oregon... More

Better Life Goes Live in Portland - SIDEBAR

What about the potential for additional channels?Better Life is planning on multicasting. Because the channel is digital, up to four channels can be fit on the bandwidth. The channel will start by... More

Better Life Goes Live in Portland

Portland, Ore.; Vancouver, Wash.; and Salem, Ore., tune your televisions to digital Channel 36 KEVE! As of 1:45 p.m. Wed., Oct. 20, Adventists now have a TV presence in the greater Portland and Salem... More

Messiah's Mansion Creates New Connections

In September, the Sunnyside Church in Portland, Ore., held a special and unique outreach event with a follow up in October. The presentation of Messiah's Mansion Tabernacle and a follow-up series... More

Milo's New Industry Keeps Growing

When Ed Wagner of Wagner Electronics from Rogue River, Ore., heard of the need for an industry at Milo Adventist Academy, in Days Creek, Ore., he thought of a possible answer. While waiting for... More

GPAS Welcomes New Team Members

Thomas C. Kennedy Jr. has accepted the position as principal for the Grants Pass (Ore.) Seventh-day Adventist School, and fifth- and sixth-grade teacher.Kennedy joins a creative and dedicated group... More

Rogue Valley's Living Stones Reveal Eternal Choices

You'll see the Rock Pile as soon as you drive onto the Rogue Valley Adventist Academy’s campus in Medford, Ore. Surrounded by a bench, it is much more than it appears. According to the engraved... More

Rejoicing, Praise and Thanksgiving at SonRise Christian Fellowship

Sabbath, Aug. 21, was a day of Rejoicing, Praise and Thanksgiving as SonRise Christian Fellowship had a day of worship at Cantrall Buckley Park, just outside of Jacksonville, Ore.The day started off... More

Whipple Creek Missions Concert God Provides

Five youth from the Oregon Conference, ages fifteen to seventeen, were impressed to apply for the month-long Young Disciples Mission trip to the Negros, Philippines, in January 2011. They had various... More

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Ritzville Cooking School Attracts Community

Members of the Ritzville (Wash.) Church were excited to see a big turnout at their Healthy Helper cooking school. They've held cooking schools in the past, but have never seen the community come out... More

Pathfinders Endure Showers at Camp Fife

More than 700 Pathfinders from all parts of the Upper Columbia Conference attended the annual Pathfinder Camporee Sept. 17–19. During the event, hundreds of young people made commitments to follow... More

The Longest Table University Church Celebrates Community in a Biblical Way

At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, a team of 18 people set up folding tables on 4th St., covered them with plastic tablecloths, put up numbers and placed settings for more than 176 tables stretched... More

Colville Couple Puts Music on the Menu for a Worthy Cause

Where in the world can you enjoy a first-class meal with a dash of soprano and a side of a men's quartet?For two years now, Barry and Shelley Bacon have hosted in their Colville, Wash., home an event... More

Every Newly Baptized Member Has a Story

Four people convicted by the Holy Spirit to take a stand for their Lord were baptized on Sept. 18 at the Bonners Ferry Church. Each has a story. Susan Selbicky shared her story with me.Susan was... More

Bonners Ferry Couple Recognized For Years of Vietnamese Support

Eileen and Jay Lantry of Bonners Ferry (Idaho) recently received special recognition from the Vietnam Seventh-day Adventist Mission for their more than 30 years of dedicated support.The Lantrys first... More

Camp Chelan has a great year.

Someone has said, "The best ministries are the ones where God moves so quickly that you feel you’re running at full speed just to keep up with Him." This is how the Camp Chelan ministry has gone this... More

Week of Prayer Sets Students on Fire UCA has 13 Baptisms to begin the school year

Tears of joy and love flowed through out the final Friday meeting of Upper Columbia Academy’s Fall Week of Prayer. Many students huddled in a tight circle on the stage praying with each other for... More

Welcome to CCA! Cascade Christian Academy Welcomes New Teachers

Cascade Christian Academy welcomed three new members this year to our great team of teachers. Michelle Bechtel and John and Cristina Grys have joined our team for the 2010–2011 school year.Michelle... More

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Which alum was named "Air Personality of the Year" by a leading Christian media trade organization?Join us Dec. 10 for our annual Christmas concert, sponsored by the Music Department. University... More

All in Good Time The Story of a Single-Mother Student

Andrea Stanley is a single mom with a passion for piano. While attending Walla Walla University in 2002, she successfully auditioned for music major status, but ended up leaving shortly after.During... More

Big Picture of Ministry

The holidays offer a time to invite family and friends to special events hosted by your church or school. Share the Reason for the season!Discover

Ministry Retreats Foster Community and Leadership

The Washington Conference uses ministry retreats as a time for community building, spiritual development and training — for people of all ages. Here are a few highlights from those offered this fall.... More

Church Cheers 'Pink' Walkers

At 6 a.m. sharp on Sabbath morning in late September, a group of members from the Everett Forest Park (Wash.) Church set up refreshment tables, a prayer tent and a large pink balloon arch over... More

Former Smoker Helps Others Breathe Free

For several years, Lui Teulilo was a heavy smoker. Now smoke-free for 20 years, Teulilo shares his experience and encourages others with a tobacco addiction to break free.Recently, Teulilo, a member... More

AAA Students Select New Vision, Mission Statements

Auburn Adventist Academy students, faculty and parents, along with Washington Conference pastors and leaders, met in Auburn, Wash., for a vision and mission day in mid-October."Vision propels us and... More

Students Impact Orcas Island

More than two hundred and sixty junior high and high school students from six Adventist schools located across Western Washington arrived on Orcas Island in late September for the first-ever school... More

Winlock Hosts Mini Camp Meeting

The Winlock (Wash.) Church opens their vast property each August to host a mini camp meeting.This year, Lincoln Steed, Liberty Magazine editor; Stephanie Carter, attorney; and Eric Williams, pastor,... More