August 2012


He Put Them There

I had been in winter storms before, but this was a blizzard. It's not that I wasn't an experienced snow-machine driver. I had driven sleds since I was a boy; it's just...


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One Little Candle

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalms 119:105).

In Alaska Mission History, a scrapbook of...


One Little Candle

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalms 119:105).

In Alaska Mission History, a scrapbook of...



In Heartfelt Appreciation

Her sharp sense for the written word, passion for punctuation and gift for grammar have gilded GLEANER pages since our February 2008 issue. By the time you...



Prayers for Chaplains

The June 2012 GLEANER was exceptional from beginning to end. The report on Adventist...



Let His Mind Be in You 2012 Regional Convocation

There is nothing quite like the North Pacific Union Conference Regional Convocation. Nowhere is the multicultural blending of our church in the Northwest more evident....



ACCION La Comunidad Reconoce el Servicio de la Iglesia Hispana de Nampa

El viernes 6 de abril del año en curso, la rutina de los miembros del ministerio de servicios a la comunidad de la Iglesia Hispana de Nampa se vio alterada. Ese día tocaba distribuir alimentos, labor... More

Walla Walla General Joins Elite Circle

The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) has granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH), making it the eighth accredited Chest Pain Center in... More

Alaska Delegates Expand the Vision

A bold new plan to enhance Adventist work throughout the Alaskan arctic was tentatively set in motion by 131 Alaska Conference delegates during the conference constituency session held June 17 at... More

Women’s Ministries Partner with Copper Basin Pregnancy Center

Attendees of the third-annual Chistochina (Alaska) Women's Retreat made more than 50 mother/baby fleece blankets and put together bags of baby clothing, diapers and toiletry items donated by... More

Idaho Pathfinders Finish the Year

The Idaho Conference Pathfinders brought the Pathfinder year to a close at the fair on Sunday, May 6. With eight of the conference's nine clubs in attendance, the Gem State Academy (Caldwell, Idaho)... More

Small Church Hosts Public High School Graduation

The Cove (Ore.) Church is a small church in a small community. The membership of the church is 69, with the population of Cove at 637. This small church hosted the Cove High School graduation on... More

Montana Conference Hosts 24th-annual Educational Festival

If it wasn't bright-colored noodles to deal with, it was raptors. If it wasn't raptors, it was figuring out the correct ending to a proverb. Sixty-six students in grades 5–8 enjoyed this and more... More

Spring Brings New Beginnings in Stevensville

As spring brought about new beginnings in the lush Bitterroot Valley of Montana, two souls began their own new beginnings. Grace Thompson and James Bibee were lowered under the waters of baptism in... More

Klamath Falls Women's Ministries Holds Agape Supper

Decorated tables arranged in the shape of a cross set the scene for the women’s ministries agape supper at the Klamath Falls Church fellowship hall on Friday evening, March 30.The event was the... More

Grants Pass Holds 'Awesome Card-making Party'

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Church enjoyed a special Sabbath on May 5 as six baptisms were celebrated on Pathfinder Sabbath. Later that afternoon several Earliteens and youth, led by their pastor,... More

A Very Special Graduate Gets Diploma at Last

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) opened its doors as the Doremus Union School for the first time in the fall of 1910 in Portland, Ore. Two months later, a child was born to the young Blair family.... More

From Disaster to a Man of Purpose

As Lynn Bryson, a long-time McMinnville (Ore.) Church pastor, walked into the seminary building of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., this spring, his mind flashed back to March 26, 1986,... More

God Blesses Investment Project

Luther Behney shared one Sabbath that he had been discouraged with his investment project. He couldn't seem to raise any money for missions. He had a few cans in his house and decided to collect some... More

Graduations and Baptisms Combine to Create New Beginning

Graduation is a time of celebration of life accomplishments. At Milo Adventist Academy and Milo Adventist Elementary School, both in Days Creek, Ore., some students chose to combine graduation with a... More

Grants Pass Celebrates Baptisms

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrated six baptisms on May 5. Family and friends filled the sanctuary on a beautiful Sabbath morning to witness this blessing. Marvin Clark, pastor, performed the... More

Medford Connects With Community for Women’s Tea

What do butterfly kisses, Nana's family and nature's kaleidoscope have in common? Women decorated tables with these themes for the Raindrops on Roses Women's Tea hosted by the Medford (Ore.) Church... More

Vancouver Hosts 'Hands On' Gardening Workshop

Master gardener and agriculturist Lynn Hoag, who operates and has made a lifelong study and practice of Ellen White's planting methods, held a "Hands On" Gardening Workshop at... More

Grants Pass Mexican Fiesta Features CHIP Plant Food Cuisine

"The meal could be served in a restaurant with no apologies," reports one of the participants in the "Mexican Fiesta" cooking class held May 6 at the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church.The first Sunday of... More

Prineville Presents 'An Evening at Cafe Grace'

The Prineville (Ore.) Church recently hosted "An Evening at Cafe Grace," a one-act play written and directed by a local member as a low-key outreach. The fellowship hall was turned into Cafe Grace,... More

Pathfinder Sabbath Held in Grants Pass

Not only did the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrate six baptisms on May 5, it also hosted Pathfinder Sabbath. Under the leadership of Steve King, these boys and girls spent many weeks preparing for... More

Pathfinder Fair 2012 Held in Albany

The 2012 Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair, held May 20 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Ore., began with the Pathfinder parade. Pathfinders marched in front of a large audience, which... More

Missionaries Visit Grants Pass Church

Mission pilots Dwayne and Wendy Harris visited the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church on May 12 to tell of a trial they recently faced in the Philippines. While assisting neighbors during a robbery in March,... More

UCC Teacher Receives National Award

Anita Roberts, third- and fourth-grade teacher at Lake City Junior Academy (LCJA) in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was presented with a national award at the close of the 2011–2012 school year. The award... More

Republic Church Sports New Sign

A new sign welcomes visitors and members to the Republic (Wash.) Church. Thanks to the construction and rock work of Bob Charbonneau, Bob Nehler, Jack Knight, Al Fleck and Leonard Klein, the sign is... More

Pathfinders and Pastors Attend 2012 Fair

The first thing I noticed upon arriving at Upper Columbia Academy (Spangle, Wash.) was the Pathfinders. They were all over the place! Thirty-four clubs, 850 Pathfinders and staff, and 44 pastors... More

He's Alive Broadcasting Reaches Listeners Through Sale

He's Alive Broadcasting served the greater Spokane, Wash., neighborhood by holding its first-ever yard sale.When volunteer Doug Cameron offered to plan a huge yard sale for the TV station, the board... More

Fond Farewells and Welcome Greetings Extended to UCC Administrators

Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) announces the departure of Dave Livermore, personal ministries and discipleship director. He has served with distinction in this post. His contagious energy and... More

First Tent Meeting in 70 Years Shelters UCC Camp Meeting

The second Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Camp Meeting on the campus of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., has come and gone. Judging from positive comments from the more than 2,200... More

Ritzville Church Welcomes New Member

It isn’t every day you wake up and decide to join a Bible study, especially if you haven’t attended a church for 30 years. But that’s what Vivian Seaton did this past year.It wasn’t long before she... More

WWU Supports Next Generation of Evangelists

Students who grew up hearing stories of their grandparents sharing the gospel door to door now have an opportunity to follow in their footsteps and become evangelists and Bible workers in their own... More

BV Students Decorate Pillowcases for Young Patients

Sixth-graders at Buena Vista Adventist Elementary School in Auburn, Wash., turned plain white pillowcases into brightly decorated pillowcases for young patients at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and... More

BOX: Big Picture of Ministry

Washington Conference churches are preparing once again for a united Reach Washington fall evangelism outreach scheduled to begin Oct. 5.Discover

Baker View and Poulsbo Students Visit Washington, D.C.

It wasn't that first glimpse of the Capitol dome in the distance that got students jabbering; no, it was that first long journey down the gigantic escalator into the depths of the Metro transit... More

Southcenter Celebrates a New Church and a New Building

Washington Conference welcomed a new church into their sisterhood of churches in May. The Southcenter Church, now located in Des Moines, Wash., began as a dream with 10 charter members in the fall of... More

Cascade Eagles Soar at Pathfinder Bible Achievement

The Cascade Eagles Pathfinder Bible Achievement Team from Burlington, Wash., received first place at the final division event held at Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Mich., on April 21.The... More

Canoe Project Turns Into Service Project

Trei Decker, Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) senior, wanted to do something impossible.At least that was one of his three personal requirements for his senior research physics project. The project... More