March 2015

About this issue:

More than 60 percent of those who were in the church as kids have now disconnected in their 20s and 30s. We recognize the problem. We know we should do something. Find out how several Oregon churches are addressing this challenge in the March 2015 Gleaner.

More Features

February 24, 2015
While Adventists seem to place great importance on outward behavior, such behavior is a … read more
February 24, 2015
"For a long time, we’ve been talking about the need to minister better to young adults … read more

Editorial

February 18, 2015 | Max Torkelsen
The very air in the stadium feels electric with anticipation. Fans, 100,000 of them, … read more

Intersections

March 03, 2015
As churches around the Northwest turn an additional focus toward integrating young … read more

Let's Talk

February 26, 2015 | Steve Vistaunet
I remember it all so well: the smells, the sounds, the anticipation. Once upon a time, … read more

Perspective

February 26, 2015 | Seth Pierce
The ghosts of dead stories haunt everyone. I write this after the devastating loss of … read more

Perspective

February 23, 2015 | Martin Weber
“Would you mind if we had a little fun at your expense?” Paul, a Christian, teased his … read more

News

Acción

February 18, 2015 | Jay Wintermeyer
Los miembros adventistas desde Omak, Wasington, hasta Hermiston, Oregon, y de todas … read more

Adventist Health

February 15, 2015 | C.J. Anderson
The mission of Adventist Health is to share God’s love by providing physical, mental … read more

Alaska Conference

February 15, 2015 | Brooke Reynolds
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but … read more

Idaho Conference

February 10, 2015 | Leland Spencer
Sixty people met at the fellowship hall of the Long Creek (Ore.) Church Dec. 10, 2014, … read more

Idaho Conference

February 05, 2015 | Alina Rice
At 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the month when school is in session, two or three … read more

Montana Conference

February 18, 2015 | Mark Harris
Hamilton Pathfinders have usually collected can goods for charity from their own town. … read more

Montana Conference

February 10, 2015 | Virginia Davis
Stevensville Church members determined to do something special for their community. … read more

Oregon Conference

March 19, 2015 | Kathy Hernandez
Oregon Conference Educational Superintendent Gale Crosby contacted Randy Thornton, Milo … read more

Oregon Conference

February 26, 2015 | Kathy Hernandez
Milo Adventist Academy horses are no longer housed in greenhouses turned into makeshift … read more

Oregon Conference

February 18, 2015 | Malaika Childers
Abby Sauser, a sixth-grade student at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) … read more

Oregon Conference

February 15, 2015 | Larry Hiday
These things I command you that you love one another. — John 15:17 Ellen White said, “ … read more

Oregon Conference

February 10, 2015 | Larry Scofield
Thirteen-year-old Cody L. Rushing was baptized on Sabbath, Jan. 10, by Lary Brown, … read more

Oregon Conference

February 10, 2015 | Warren Rushold
Sunnyside’s 33rd annual Family Christmas Program was presented to a packed sanctuary on … read more

Oregon Conference

February 05, 2015 | Emmi McLarty
The Oasis Church in Vancouver, Wash., is helping the LaVida Mission in New Mexico. It … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

March 03, 2015 | Jay Wintermeyer
The savory smells of a bountiful dinner greeted visitors seeking to return books at the … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 18, 2015 | Patty Marsh
A speaker defined a shocking reality: “Imagine a burn the size of the state of … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 15, 2015 | Cathy Law
Jan. 23, 2015, marked the 100th Centennial Celebration of Benewah County. There was … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 10, 2015 | Lorraine Gabriel
“The highlight of my summer was the opportunity to be a medical missionary,” says Debby … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 21, 2015 | Jay Wintermeyer
Adventist members from Omak, Wash., to Hermiston, Ore., and all parts in between … read more

Walla Walla University

February 15, 2015 | Rachel Wood
The Walla Walla University School of Engineering is collaborating with local and … read more

Washington Conference

February 23, 2015
Students from the Auburn area lead out in worship at the 2015 Washington Conference … read more

Washington Conference

February 23, 2015 | John Freedman
The Israelites were emerging on the other side of their 40-year journey to through the … read more

Washington Conference

February 18, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
Northwest Christian School (NCS) in Puyallup finalized in January an international … read more

Washington Conference

February 18, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
What would you do if someone gave you $20 with instructions to invest in a cause that … read more

Washington Conference

February 05, 2015 | Heidi Baumgartner
The Adventist Book Center (ABC) based in Auburn, Wash., is moving into a new chapter of … read more