March 2014


Hurlbert Retires, Plubell Steps In

With the recent retirement of Alan “Lanny” Hurlbert as North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) vice president for education, Dennis Plubell has been selected to fill this important role...


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I sit here in moribund misery. The valiant efforts of my body to repel an unwelcome viral intruder are greatly appreciated. Yet I am flopped unceremoniously in a chair. A pile of...



The Adventist Advantage

“Don’t curse the darkness; light a candle.”

End-time Adventists can find value in that time-honored advice. As the world’s moral midnight deepens around us — greed, lust, war,...


How to Judge People

“Judge not lest ye be judged” is perhaps the most popular quote among people who haven’t read the Bible.

The phrase usually appears in the heat of an argument over any number of...



Verdaderamente Libre en Jesús

¿Te gustaría entregar tu vida a Jesús? — fue la pregunta que le hice a Eric, al visitarlo cierto día en la cárcel. Sus ojos se llenaron de lágrimas y detrás del vidrio que separan a los que están en... More

Adventist Health News Notes

Adventist Medical Center Named Among America’s Healthiest EmployerAdventist Medical Center is the only health system in Portland, Ore., to be named among the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. The... More

Palmer’s Vision Is Good for All of Alaska

Alaskans have been praying for a 12-grade academy in their own state for more than 50 years. Long ago Adventists Alaskans understood the need to educate their youth at home instead of sending them... More

Anchorage Celebrates the Advent

Ellen White notes, “We are living in an important and eventful age. We are almost home. Soon the many mansions that our Saviour has gone to prepare, will burst upon our sight. Let us shake off the... More

Radio, Community and Church Help KTSY Listener

Someone — I will call her Mandy — recently responded by email concerning a recorded spot I aired about not tolerating domestic abuse of any type. Mandy shared how encouraged she was by my words and... More

Helena Screens Hell and Mr. Fudge

In December 2013, the movie Hell and Mr. Fudge was presented for public viewing in Helena, Mont. The movie is about evangelical pastor Edward Fudge and his quest to understand the biblical teaching... More

Choteau Makes Halloween 'GLOW'

The idea started when a Choteau Church member was perusing the GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) Facebook page. Someone had posted an idea that he and his friends were going to dress up like glow... More

CAA Plus ELL Equals Outreach

As globalization and technology perpetually shrink our planet, parents whose native language is not English desire for their children to learn the language of the global market in hope that their... More

Prineville's Sunshine Band Gets Big Boost

Grace Hedlund, a longtime member of the Graham (Wash.) Church, gave her time and hard work to enhance the ministry of the Prineville Church’s Sunshine Band led by her daughter, Lennie Warren. Hedlund... More

Eugene Korean Holds New Year Baptism

The first Sabbath of the new year was an especially joyous day for the Eugene Korean Church because it began with a baptism. Chansoo Oh’s decision for baptism came late Friday afternoon. However,... More

Churches Join Trucker Light Parade

The Canyonville and Myrtle Creek (Ore.) churches were participants in the 20th Annual Timber Truckers Light Parade, held in the Riddle, Tri-City and Myrtle Creek, Ore., areas on Saturday evening, Dec... More

Rivergate Students Deliver Half Ton of Food

Kids from families of Rivergate Adventist Elementary School in Gladstone, Ore., delivered 1,000 pounds of food to the Gladstone Park Community Services (GPCS) on Nov. 22, 2013. Chris Binder, local... More

PAA’s Land Development Begins

A property lease and development means visible progress toward a new school building for Portland Adventist Academy (PAA).A busy construction site is leaving a mark on the east side of PAA’s 25-acre... More

Fall Creek Opens Event Center

The Event Center at Fall Creek, operated by the Fall Creek Church, opened on Sabbath, Nov. 30, 2013, to serve East Lane County communities in rural Oregon.Sponsored, built and operated by the 85-... More

Pioneer Pathfinders Club Collects Food

The Salem Central Church Pioneer Pathfinder Club collected more than 450 pounds of food at a recent food drive. The food was given to the Salem Adventist Community Center to give to needy and low-... More

Pathfinders Study God's Word

Several Upper Columbia Conference Pathfinder clubs arrived at the Coeur d’Alene Church on Sabbath, Jan. 18, for the first level of the four level Pathfinder Bible Experience North American... More

God and God Alone Helps Grandview Adventist Junior Academy

During the summer of 2013, leaders from Washington's Lower Yakima Valley churches and the Upper Columbia Conference met to discuss the fate of the Grandview Adventist Junior Academy (GAJA). The... More

UCA Week of Prayer Yields Baptisms

This past October, Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) in Spangle, Wash., hosted its annual fall week of prayer. Deon Chatman, Pasco (Wash.) Ephesus Church outreach coordinator, spoke. During his week... More

First Knock Program in UCC: Students Knock Where God Directs

One of the many ministries the Lord has called His servants to do in these last days is the colporteur work. Just recently, the Upper Columbia Conference held its first adult training program called... More

Hermiston Members Make 2,000 Gift Bags for Prisoners

Members of the Hermiston (Ore.) Church took Jesus’ words seriously when they decided to make gifts for prisoners. Jesus said, “For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and... More

Music Program Provides Avenue for Beauty and Expression

Northwest academy students experienced the joy and satisfaction of performing with a large musical group during January’s Choir/Orchestra Music Festival. Every year, the Walla Walla University (WWU)... More

Big Picture of Ministry

Ten Washington Conference ministry leaders are still talking about their experience at the 14th Adventist Ministries Convention held in Monterey, Calif. The North American Division-sponsored event... More

Prayer Conference Gives Pastors Renewed Revival

Stories of renewed relationships with Jesus are common among more than 700 Adventist pastors, leaders and members who attended the North American Division’s Prayer Conference in January.Within this... More

Donors Give Auburn Greener Oil Paints

Inside the art classroom of Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) is the smell of paint and the sound of happy chatter as students hunch over their respective paintings and mix their colors to just the... More

Adventist Leader Calls Youth to Be a Part of God’s House

Inside a semi-dark auditorium, a few hundred chairs form a semi-circle around a stage where square light boxes form the shape of the cross. It’s the first time Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson has hosted... More

Washington Conference Session

Notice is hereby given that the 59th Regular Session of the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists will convene at Auburn Adventist Academy Church, Auburn, Washington, on Sunday, April 6,... More