February 2016


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The North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) recognizes that great projects don’t all begin in conference committees. Members all across the Northwest have skills and ideas that can help advance the...


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An old story tells of a lighthouse overlooking the foggy Atlantic. This lighthouse had a gun that sounded a warning every hour. The keeper who tended the beacon kept enough shells in the gun so it...



In Review

About the Author

Jennifer Jill Schwirzer has authored or co-authored 10 books and has published many articles that have featured in several magazines, including the Adventist Review...


The End of the Story, Part III

As a child of the 80s I saw a lot of weird things — I mean really strange. Hair took unnatural shapes, music was doused in synthesizers, and fashion that seemed like a good idea at the time now...


Adventists: Sheep or Goats?

Seventh-day Adventism parachuted onto the public square through the presidential campaign of Benjamin Carson. But in connecting with his political constituency, Carson felt it necessary to...



Bendiciones Continuas de Dios

Dios no ha dejado de bendecir los esfuerzos de los miembros de La Iglesia Hispana en Anchorage, Alaska, como se refleja en las bendiciones manifestadas a dos de los nuevos miembros que fueron... More

First Friday Program Provides Spiritual Home at AMC

When Steve* was discharged from Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., in early December, he had no idea how soon he would return to the hospital — in good health. “I can... More

Remote-Access Sabbath School Unites Distant Members

In a land where roads are nearly nonexistent and air travel is the rule, radio and telephone close the gap. Richard Dennis and Paul Kildal lead out in the Alaska Conference’s distant-... More

The Big Three

I’m sure this title caught your attention.  What in the world is “The Big Three” ― Ford, GM or Chrysler? Being from Michigan, I grew up where everyone knew what The Big... More

Women's Retreat Offers Glimpse of 'A Healthier You'

“A Healthier You,” the theme of Bristol Bay’s recent women’s retreat on Dec. 6, 2015, in Dillingham, provided a unique opportunity to meet the needs of women in southwest... More

Garnet Members Renew Commitment

Reconsecration is a time to remember what drives you, what your purpose is. Like renewing a marriage vow, reconsecrating is recommitting yourself, or in this case, your church, to that which you... More

Long Creek Holds Annual Christmas Outreach Dinner

The Long Creek Church congregation held its third annual Christmas Outreach Dinner on Dec. 9, 2015. The goal was to get each member in Long Creek, Ore., and surrounding areas... More

Salmon Church Has New Look

Members of the Salmon Church in Salmon, Idaho, have, over the last couple years, given their 65-year-old church building a face-lift. The old windows over the entry doors were first replaced with... More

Children Break Ground for New Kalispell Church

Armed with uniquely decorated shovels, more than 30 children kicked off the groundbreaking ceremony for Kalispell Church. They were among the more than 100 people who were on hand for the dedication... More

Milo Joins Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus for Benefit Concert

Nine young men and four staff members from Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek joined the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus (OAMC) on Nov. 14, 2015, for the worship service at the Milo Academy... More

Fountainview Academy Spreads Christmas Cheer in Grants Pass

Blessings were many at the Grants Pass Church with the return of the Fountainview Orchestra and Singers from Fountainview Academy in Lillooet, British Columbia, Canada. This community event was part... More

PAA Student Rallies Community to Support Lifelong Friend

Sarah Halversen and Brogan Baker wobbled together as toddlers while their siblings and parents grew in friendship as well. Baker and Halversen followed in their sibling's footsteps. They attended... More

Lents Presents 'Story of Jesus' Christmas Program

“Before He came to the earth, Jesus was the Commander of the angel hosts” began the Christmas pageant at the Lents Church in Portland on Dec. 19, 2015. Maria Frias and Joe Maier compiled... More

Central Oregon Shares the Word Via Television

Christ Loves You Broadcasting was started when a dedicated group of church members got together to pray for the Lord to help bring 3ABN (Three Angels Broadcasting Network) television programming... More

Inchelium Launches Kids' Club

It began with tent meetings the little Inchelium (Wash.) Church held in the community in 2014. Along with the large tent for adults, Inchelium Church members put up a smaller tent for the... More

Haystacks Prove to Be a Favorite for Homeless Teens

“We love haystacks” is a common strain heard at Crosswalk youth shelter in Spokane, Wash., the first Tuesday of every month. For the past 25 years, staff members of the Upper... More

Spokane Central Christmas Program Reaches Native Americans

Reaching Native Americans for Jesus is what All Nations Warriors for Christ at Spokane Central Adventist Church does in a variety of ways and most recently through their Christmas program. They... More

Irrigon Celebrates Six Generations of Members

Irrigon Church members are proud to announce an unusual celebration. With the birth of Senna Rose Stone, one member family has six living generations. Bertha “Bertie”... More

Walla Walla University: Meet the Faculty

By the time winter quarter classes began last month, Walla Walla University faculty had logged countless hours preparing lab experiments, syllabi and lectures — not to mention a few quizzes and... More

Regional Ministry Clarifies Purpose, Recommends Leader

After months of meetings and hours of discussion interspersed with moments of prayer, the Regional Advisory Committee fulfilled a multilevel mission and visioning process by selecting a leader to... More

Chehalis Members Sing Along to Messiah

The first Chehalis Church Messiah Sing Along was in 1996, but it really began years earlier and far away. Helgi Heidar, born and raised in Iceland, was introduced to music at an early age by... More

Eastside Fellowship Assembles Care Packages

Eastside Adventist Fellowship members pooled their resources to provide care packages for the homeless men served by Congregations for the Homeless (CFH). The congregation from Kirkland, Wash... More

Guests Join Experiential Journey to Bethlehem

For the last 10 years, Peter Vukshich is the first face guests see each year at Journey to Bethlehem after meeting their guides. Depending on the script, he is either King Herod in his court or... More