March 2012

About this issue:

How does a church reach out beyond its own four walls to effectively touch the community? In the March Gleaner, discover how the Orchards Church in Vancouver, Wash., has sponsored a successful summertime youth-led ministry to area parks for the past seven years. Learn how it could work for your church too.

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Editorial

March 01, 2012 | Al Reimche
The service is almost over and already the smells from the kitchen are drifting through … read more

Let's Talk

March 01, 2012
The hard truth hit in fourth grade. Within my little school, I had heretofore owned the … read more

Intersections

March 01, 2012
McVay Announces Return to Teaching John McVay, Walla Walla University (WWU) president, … read more

Intersections

March 01, 2012
Still Misses Nature Cover Every day our mailbox brims with personal bills, business … read more

Let's Talk

March 01, 2012
The hard truth hit in fourth grade. Within my little school, I had heretofore owned the … read more

Perspective

March 01, 2012 | Walter Pintos-Schmidt
Nueva Congregación en Richland La Iglesia Hispana de Kennewick situada en Tri-Cities, … read more

Perspective

March 01, 2012 | Richard Dower
Editors' Note: Richard Dower, retired GLEANER editor, writes here of his perspectives … read more

Perspective

March 01, 2012
Transcribed from a conversation with Melvin West and Loren Dickinson and recorded by … read more

News

Adventist Health

March 01, 2012 | Brittany Dobbs
To promote a healthy lifestyle and team spirit, Adventist Health recently sponsored the … read more

Alaska Conference

March 01, 2012 | Steve Evenson
Anticipation had been running high as the Juneau (Alaska) Church set out to build a … read more

Idaho Conference

March 01, 2012 | Alita Henslee
After years of caroling and distributing holiday treats to various groups in the … read more

Idaho Conference

March 01, 2012 | Leona Garrett
The Cove (Ore.) Church members welcomed the entire community to their 27th-annual … read more

Montana Conference

March 01, 2012 | Geri Brusett
As a result of several individuals indicating they would like to learn more about the … read more

Montana Conference

March 01, 2012 | Darren Wilkins
There are many ways to measure a school. For an Adventist school, there is no more … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Harold Premdas
On Sabbath, Oct. 8, 2011, while the Cave Junction, Ore., congregation looked on, … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Carolyn Karlstrom
The long, hard walk that brought DeziRae Mendoza to the baptismal fount has taken many … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Cheryel Whitsell
The Springfield (Ore.) Church celebrated God's love in special ways during the … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Laura Mancia
First- and second-grade students at Rogue Valley Adventist Academy in Medford, Ore., … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Heather Tourville
Delectable scents waft throughout the classroom as children prepare Chinese fried rice … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Nancy Starr
Milo Adventist Academy (MAA) in Days Creek, Ore., lost the basketball game. As students … read more

Oregon Conference

March 01, 2012 | Larry Hiday
Contemporary Moral Issues is a Bible class that students take during their senior year … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 01, 2012 | Jay Wintermeyer
Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., announced the selection of John Winslow … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 01, 2012 | Cindy Chamberlin
John Deming, longtime Northwest Adventist educator and principal of Walla Walla Valley … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 01, 2012 | Shirley Canfield
The Kennewick (Wash.) Nighthawk Pathfinders and Adventurers held their induction … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 01, 2012 | Barbara Loss
The smell of homemade hot apple pies once again permeates the hallways of Sandpoint ( … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 01, 2012 | Hector Torres
"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth," III John 4. It … read more

Walla Walla University

March 01, 2012
If you live in the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) region, it's likely that you … read more

Walla Walla University

March 01, 2012 | Rosa Jimenez
For many former and current students it's the sense of community that defines their … read more

Washington Conference

March 01, 2012
Three small schools in the Washington Conference teamed up earlier in the school year … read more

Washington Conference

March 01, 2012 | Adria Hay
Students at Grays Harbor Adventist Christian School (GHACS) are learning to use their … read more

Washington Conference

March 01, 2012 | Carol Atkins
The North Cascade Church in Burlington, Wash., recently marked its 10th anniversary for … read more

Washington Conference

March 01, 2012
Teenagers stood at the entrance of a classroom building and called out to their peers … read more

Washington Conference

March 01, 2012 | Judy de Chantal
The Port Angeles (Wash.) Church purchased a vacant church in September 2011 from the … read more