December 2016

About this issue:

Gene Heinrich walked away from the church for more than a decade. What brought him back? Now a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, Heinrich shares lessons from his experience in the December feature “Everyone Knows One.”

Editorial

December 14, 2016
Over the river and through the woods, the holiday rush is on. In the midst of shopping- … read more

Let's Talk

December 14, 2016 | Steve Vistaunet
Patience is not typically a childish virtue when Christmas presents are in sight. In my … read more

Perspective

December 14, 2016 | Seth Pierce
Recently I watched a sermon on YouTube in which the speaker made the grand … read more

Perspective

December 14, 2016 | Martin Weber
It’s been a brutal year. Terrorists mingling with refugees violated Europe’s welcome, … read more

News

Acción

November 23, 2016
La Iglesia Hispana de Eugene se plantó hace 30 años. Y aunque durante todo éste tiempo … read more

Adventist Health

November 18, 2016 | Sandra Meyers
Elizabeth McMurtry has a commitment to healing that extends beyond the care she … read more

Alaska Conference

November 22, 2016 | Jim Kincaid
Alaska Native Adventists gathered recently at the Alaska Conference headquarters in … read more

Alaska Conference

November 20, 2016 | Janice Enquist
David Shin, pastor of the Hillside O’Malley Church in Anchorage, Alaska, shared … read more

Alaska Conference

November 17, 2016 | Nafeesa Abdel-Aziz
The Hillside-O'Malley Church health ministry greatly appreciated Paul Volk's … read more

Idaho Conference

November 19, 2016 | Eve Rusk
Children’s ministries leaders in the Idaho Conference came for a weekend of learning to … read more

Montana Conference

November 25, 2016 | Angela Binder
So much excitement filled Blodgett View Christian School in Hamilton, Montana, when the … read more

Montana Conference

November 23, 2016 | Barry Taylor
Men’s Summit 2016 was a tremendous opportunity for men from all across Montana to get … read more

Montana Conference

November 19, 2016 | Barry Taylor
This year's annual Montana Conference Convocation was held on Sabbath, Oct. 1, 2016, at … read more

Montana Conference

November 16, 2016 | Leo Beardsley
It was party time again in Havre and heaven on Sept. 3, 2016, when Sara Damson made … read more

Oregon Conference

January 05, 2017
“I am very grateful to our community who provide so many donations, and our volunteers … read more

Oregon Conference

November 23, 2016 | Stacy Knight
Photography students at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., … read more

Oregon Conference

November 22, 2016 | Jennifer Burkes
Following months of preparation by multiple churches in Southern Oregon, the Unlock … read more

Oregon Conference

November 21, 2016 | Stacy Knight
Thirty girls sat in small groups around tables, laughing, talking and doodling. … read more

Oregon Conference

November 20, 2016 | Esther Doss
The annual Western Deaf Camp Meeting was held at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, … read more

Oregon Conference

November 18, 2016 | Kathy Hernandez
Having spent years as a business owner before entering the field of education, Randy … read more

Oregon Conference

November 16, 2016 | Lorene Ferguson
The first through fourth grades from Three Sisters Adventist Christian School (TSACS) … read more

Oregon Conference

November 15, 2016 | Liesl Vistaunet
“During the recession, we lost our home,” says Sharon,* mother of a Portland Adventist … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

November 25, 2016 | Justin Walker
Coming up spring break 2017, is our annual UCC Youth Mission Trip to San Luis, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

November 24, 2016 | Anita Lebold
The primary focus of Pathfinders is supporting youth as they develop a personal … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

November 21, 2016 | Tamara Michalenko Terry
The annual fall Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Christian Women’s and Young Women’s … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

November 19, 2016 | Timothy Kosaka
Alumni Homecoming Weekend 2016 welcomed Yakima Valley Academy and Upper Columbia … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

November 16, 2016 | Kathy Marson
All summer long Camp MiVoden in Hayden, Idaho, has an impact on staff and campers for … read more

Walla Walla University

November 21, 2016 | Caleb Riston
The Walla Walla University Church is partway through an innovate sermon series in which … read more

Walla Walla University

November 17, 2016 | Kim Strobel
John McVay became the 23rd president of Walla Walla College in College Place, Wash., in … read more

Washington Conference

December 01, 2016 | Richard Hammen
Alive and Active is a team-building physical event with a unique emphasis on … read more

Washington Conference

November 24, 2016 | David McClelland
The Emerald City Community Church in Seattle, Wash., was blessed to end the third … read more

Washington Conference

November 24, 2016 | Heidi Baumgartner
Spanish-speaking members in Kent, Wash., go out in their community every Sabbath … read more

Washington Conference

November 22, 2016 | Howard Brenton
With the threat of major destruction from hurricane-force windstorms predicted on the … read more

Washington Conference

November 20, 2016 | Heidi Baumgartner
It’s a high-traffic, east-west crossroad between South Hill and Spanaway, Washington, … read more

Washington Conference

November 18, 2016 | Nadia Diaz
Auburn Adventist Academy’s art classes have a new home for students to learn artistic … read more

Washington Conference

November 17, 2016 | Anika Zebron
A new Maker Space opened this school year for Washington's Kirkland Adventist School ( … read more

Washington Conference

November 15, 2016 | Carrol Grady
Bellevue Church observed Adventist Heritage Sabbath on Oct. 22 and paid tribute to the … read more