May 2012


Finishing Strong

I generally don't spend much time following professional sports. But in the last few months it would be difficult for anyone not to have heard something about Tim Tebow...


Let's Talk


Note to Readers: Click on the Let's Talk button in the left panel on the home page to see Steve Vistaunet's message and follow the discussion it sparks.

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Note to Readers: Click on the Let's Talk button in the left panel on the home page to see Steve Vistaunet's message and follow the discussion it sparks.

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Mission Institute is Ready for Action ... and Students

The Northwest Mission Institute (NMI) is seeking individuals, college-age or above, who are interested in becoming Bible-worker trainers. It is currently accepting...



Witness to Tithe Blessings

I have been receiving the GLEANER for years and this is actually the first time...



ACCION Organización de la Iglesia Hispana Adventista de Olympia

La congregación hispana de Olympia, Wash., se regocijo en anunciar la organización de su iglesia el 18 de Febrero del 2012. Con la presencia de John Freedman, presidente de la Conferencia de... More

Adventist Health News Notes

Building for the Future at Walla Walla General HospitalConstruction on the new Walla Walla (Wash.) General Hospital is well underway. As the spring weather gets better, the project is beginning to... More

Alaska Youth Active in Pathfinders, School and Music

Alaska is a great place to grow up, and this state has been blessed with so many young people. Google it and you will see that with a population of 626,931, the median age is 32.4. The Alaska... More

Anchorage Spanish Holds Women's Ministries Meeting

The Anchorage (Alaska) Spanish Church members gathered at the Eagle River campground for a special women's ministries meeting and potluck. Members and even a few nearby campers listened attentively... More

Spiritual Gifts of Leta Bertleson

"Leta is the Gooding church!" the conference leader stated. Over the years Leta Daniels held about every job needed to keep a church operating. Leta admits that she even preached from time to time.... More

Women's Retreats Bring Well-being

Women's retreats ... why do people go? Usually people have a strong opinion regarding the value of such events. After all, women cry at them and sometimes they even act silly and "frou-frou" —... More

Kalispell Students Enjoy Fun in the Snow

Valley Adventist Christian School (Kalispell, Mont.) students enjoyed four ski days in January and February at nearby Whitefish Resort on Big Mountain. (The slopes can be seen from the school.)... More

Capital Contest Held in Grants Pass

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Adventist School recently held its third-annual contest between all six kindergarteners and six students randomly selected from the fifth- and sixth-grade class. This year's... More

Gladstone Park Supports the Blind in India

By helping to support Jim Reynolds, Gladstone (Ore.) Park Church personal ministries director, on his journey to India, church members for the second time in as many years have reached halfway around... More

Burrill Preaches the Priesthood of All Believers

The Oregon Conference invited Russell Burrill to speak about the priesthood of all believers at eight locations throughout the conference during one whirlwind week in March. Burrill has authored 19... More

PAA Celebrates Successful Ski Program

Portland (Ore.) Adventist Academy (PAA) successfully reintroduced an optional skiing and snowboarding program aimed at encouraging friendship and physical activity among students less interested in... More

Molalla Women's Ministries Visits Alaska Through Photography

Molalla (Ore.) Church's women's ministries enjoyed an informal tea on Feb. 5. The event included food, fellowship and a slide show about Alaska presented by Bev Itschner, a Molalla Church member who... More

Former Laurelwood Elementary School Re-opens as LACE Center

The old Laurelwood (Ore.) Elementary School has received a facelift with cleaning, remodeling and a new purpose: to build a bridge of friendship in the local community. It was also renamed the LACE (... More

Ohana Kids Serve Through Purposeful Mentoring

It was a special day at the Ohana Christian Fellowship (West Linn, Ore.) when 19 young people said yes to serving Jesus as junior deacons and deaconesses.One of Ohana's core values is to develop... More

MGAES Students Become Pen Pals With Belize School

Nineteen pairs of eyes stare in amazement at a world map as Caryn Earl, Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) second-grade teacher, shows the distance between Battle Ground, Wash., and... More

Kids Do the Work of Angels at County Food Bank

"Our kids are amazing," says Barc Seibly, Clarkston (Wash.) Good News Fellowship member, whenever he speaks of the help provided by Beacon Christian School (Lewiston, Idaho) students to the Asotin... More

Sunnyside Celebrates Two Baptisms

Maggie Ramirez came to the Sunnyside (Wash.) Church for a cooking class more than two years ago. Then more recently she took Bible studies from the church's Bible-worker, Dale Cordes. With Cordes'... More

Palisades Seventh Graders on Secret Mission Showing God's Love

The seventh-grade Bible class of Palisades Christian Academy (Spokane, Wash.) went on a secret mission for God during Valentine's week in February. After studying about getting to know who God is and... More

Youth Mission Adventure to Guatemala

The Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) youth mission trip to Guatemala was about more than just building a church and holding some meetings for the people of Poptun. Mission trips are about people and... More

Students Lead Sabbath Services at Hispanic Churches

"Bien venidos! Feliz Sabado!" A warm greeting welcomes anyone who steps into a Hispanic church in the Pacific Northwest.This school year, three Hispanic churches in Washington and Oregon are... More

BOX: The Big Picture of Ministry

Northwest church and school financial leaders are creating Blessings Teams to share holistic stewardship principles of time, talent and treasure.Discover

Highline Health Fair Reaches Community Women

Highline Church (Des Moines, Wash.) held a free women's health screening fair and seminar in mid-February.The free health event included presentations for women about healthy foods and diet,... More

Artist Visits Olympia Christian School

Students at Olympia (Wash.) Christian School recently experienced a week of Art Encounter. Projects included making paper-mache masks, painting undersea pictures and building clay tiles with relief... More

Auburn Students Fast for Hunger Awareness

Sixteen Auburn (Wash.) Adventist Academy students wanted to raise awareness about heart-wrenching worldwide hunger statistics by taking part in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine program for high school-... More

Outreach Leaders Share Best Practices

One hundred Adventist Community Services (ACS) leaders from Washington, Oregon, Upper Columbia and Northern California conferences came together in early March for an outreach leadership conference... More

LCAS Showcases New Facility During a Community Open House

Lewis County Adventist School recently welcomed families, church constituency and the community to attend an open house and tour the new facility in Chehalis, Wash.The event on Feb. 26 was well-... More