January 2015

About this issue:

As a new year rolls around, join the Gleaner as we take a look at how Walla Walla University (WWU) and the University Church are partnering to equip, inspire, prepare and send out students with pracital ministry skills, to join churches in the North Pacific Union Conference and beyond.

More Features

December 22, 2014
Each week, more than 230 students spend a combined total of 672 hours practicing as … read more
December 22, 2014
“The University Church just begs to be sung in,” says Lindsay Armstrong, junior vocal … read more
December 22, 2014
A typical day in children’s and young adult Sabbath Schools at the University Church … read more
December 22, 2014
As a children’s Sabbath School assistant, Carol Zhu Min serves as a greeter and helps … read more
December 22, 2014
Hundreds of WWU students have been involved in LeadOut Ministries since it was launched … read more
December 22, 2014
“I never thought people would thank me personally for running a camera,” says Ryan … read more
December 22, 2014
Casey Bartlett was a High Five staff member and then director during three years … read more
December 22, 2014
“It’s a win-win,” says Kris Loewen about Walla Walla University student involvement … read more

Editorial

January 05, 2015 | John McVay
Friday afternoons can seem slow at Walla Walla University. After a week of rigorous … read more

Let's Talk

January 09, 2015 | Steve Vistaunet
“Religion operates on the principle that ‘I obey, therefore God accepts me.’ But the … read more

North Pacific Union

November 20, 2014
Andre Wang has been elected by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive … read more

Perspective

December 29, 2014 | Seth Pierce
This past November I attended a Dave Ramsey conference in Nashville, Tenn., that really … read more

Perspective

December 22, 2014 | Martin Weber
If the rate of change inside an organization is less than the rate of change outside, … read more

News

Acción

December 19, 2014
El evento de Revive 2014 Youth Retreat fue toda una experiencia. La expresión de WOW … read more

Adventist Health

December 22, 2014 | Jenni Glass
Rebok Retires as Senior Vice President of Adventist Health Doug Rebok retired as senior … read more

Alaska Conference

December 17, 2014 | Charlayne O'Brien
Sept. 20, 2014, was a day of celebration for the Midnight Son Adventist Church in Kenai … read more

Alaska Conference

November 13, 2014 | Doug Becker
For more than a decade, the Hillside Church in Anchorage has held weekend campouts in … read more

Idaho Conference

January 09, 2015 | Tim Larson
October was CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) walk time once again. … read more

Idaho Conference

January 05, 2015
He loved me before the first angel was brought forth. He created me to be the only one … read more

Idaho Conference

December 22, 2014 | Tim Larson
The distant but familiar sound of “Lift Up The Trumpet” greeted a near-capacity … read more

Idaho Conference

November 25, 2014 | Pam Sundean
Oct. 4 was a high Sabbath for the Baker City (Ore.) Church, as it welcomed five new … read more

Montana Conference

December 17, 2014 | Leo Beardsley
The 2014 Men’s Summit took place the weekend of Sept. 26–28 at Mount Ellis Academy in … read more

Montana Conference

October 20, 2014 | Neta Bare
Each Fourth of July, thousands of visitors gather with local residents to watch the … read more

North Pacific Union

November 20, 2014
Andre Wang has been elected by the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) executive … read more

Oregon Conference

January 09, 2015 | Louise Craig
The Oregon Adventist Men's Chorus and Corul Barbatesc din Romania completed an 11-city … read more

Oregon Conference

December 29, 2014 | Larry Hiday
With the prospects of winter storms and high winds, the morning of Nov. 13, 2014, … read more

Oregon Conference

December 29, 2014 | Liesl Vistaunet
Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) students excel in the Spanish language. Five PAA … read more

Oregon Conference

December 29, 2014 | Norma Brunson
The Woodland Community Center in Woodland, Wash., was filled with celebration as … read more

Oregon Conference

December 22, 2014 | Linda Seeber
Starting on Sept. 26, 2014, about 75 people packed into the upper room at the Pythias … read more

Oregon Conference

December 19, 2014 | Judy Blackwood
Members of the Lebanon Church in Sweet Home, Ore., were in for a real treat when they … read more

Oregon Conference

December 19, 2014 | Lisa Bradley
“Daddy, you have to tell them that Jesus is coming soon!” Six-year-old Meleah Bryson … read more

Oregon Conference

December 17, 2014 | Joyce Gallentine
School registration was July 27, 2014, at Mid-Columbia Adventist Christian School ( … read more

Oregon Conference

December 17, 2014 | Greg Middlestetter
Recently, Tawny Sportsman, an Oregon Prayer Conference team member, put out an … read more

Oregon Conference

December 11, 2014 | Kathy Hernandez
Eighty-four middle school students and 18 chaperones participated in Sports Camp at … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 05, 2015 | Jeremy Vetter
On the weekend of Oct. 31–Nov. 2, 2014, Pathfinder and Adventurer staff numbering 217 … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 05, 2015 | Amy Alderman
Surrounded by family, mentors and colleagues, Mario DeLise was ordained to ministry in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 29, 2014 | Cherelyn Strickland
Sunnyside Church members were happy to welcome Vioral Negoi as their new pastor on Nov … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 22, 2014 | Cindy Hudson
Eleven United States military veterans of the Moscow (Idaho) Church were presented … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 19, 2014 | Julie Savino
The students at Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) in Wenatchee, Wash., took time out of … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 19, 2014 | Marilyn Morgan
Thanks to 26 people, 10 days, about $40,000 and the Lord's blessing, the new building … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

December 11, 2014 | Linda Klinger
One dream – enhancing UCA One focus – UCA students One school – Upper Columbia Academy … read more

Washington Conference

January 09, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
When Valgene Tiller looked in the recycling bin, he found a mailer about Bible prophecy … read more

Washington Conference

January 09, 2015
Nearly 700 people attended the Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) production of the Annie … read more

Washington Conference

January 05, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
Pastor Robin Song excels in integrating youth into small groups. Perhaps this stems … read more

Washington Conference

December 22, 2014 | Ethan Fowler
Continually throughout Sunset Lake’s three-day fall Father Son Campout, a thought kept … read more

Washington Conference

December 19, 2014 | Ethan Fowler
Kitsap Adventist Christian School in Bremerton, Wash., received the first of its two … read more

Washington Conference

December 19, 2014 | Sharon Wilson
On national Make a Difference Day, Oct. 25, 2014, members of the North Cascade Church … read more

Washington Conference

December 17, 2014 | Heidi Baumgartner
Gayle Lasher’s gifts in pastoral ministry were recognized during a commissioning … read more

Washington Conference

December 11, 2014 | Heidi Baumgartner
When friends, family and colleagues affirmed the ministry and calling of Paul Vivier in … read more

Washington Conference

December 04, 2014 | Heidi Baumgartner
Washington Conference is pleased to introduce a new ministerial and evangelism team. … read more