August 2017


Be Courageous

Uber, a ride-share company based in San Francisco, Calif., made the headlines recently because of allegations of systemic sexual harassment and gender bias. A study revealed a company culture that...




Veteran Worker Responds

I thought that the [June] issue of the Gleaner was outstanding. It seemed to cover the...


Northwest Early Childhood Educators Gather for Workshop

More than 30 Northwest-wide educators who specialize in early childhood education and care (ECEC) met together June 25–26 for a workshop at the North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) office in...


Just Like Jesus

No Frijoles?

“Really?” I responded in starving amazement.

“Yes. It is true. We are out of beans, but if you wait about 45 minutes, we’ll have some.”

I exited through the side door, my stomach...



A Church Bully Transformed

America is at war — not just with ISIS but with itself. Civility vaporized during last year’s presidential campaign, and since then our nation has become even nastier. Campuses are convulsed with...


The Only Lasting Legacy

The All Saints Church, in the perfectly named English village of Aldwincle, dates back to the 1300s and was the site of countless weddings, funeral, baptisms and baby dedications. By the 20th...



Viviendo Como Jesús: Con Amor y Compasión

“Creo que el Espíritu Santo me estaba llamando a la Iglesia Adventista.” Así dijo la hermana Rosa Elena, mientras conversábamos acerca de su experiencia con Cristo... More

More Than Marathons for One Adventist Health Operator

Vicki Classen, telephone operator for Adventist Health in Portland, Ore., just completed her 100th marathon. This 30-year quest has transformed her health and influenced her family, friends and co-... More

Last-Minute Evangelistic Series Proves to Be Right on Time

What does a church do when they are between pastors and the head elder is on a trip out of the country? Plan an evangelistic series of course. That’s what Alaska's Anchorage Northside... More

Alaska Youth Learn to Lead Like Jesus

Arnold Bennett was one of the most remarkable literary figures of his time. He is credited with coining this statement: “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The... More

Boise Hispanic Group Becomes a Company

A new Hispanic company was organized on Sabbath, May 13, 2017, at the Boise Valley Adventist School. This church plant was intentional; members of the area Hispanic churches began planning for it in... More

Miles City Hosts Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism

The Miles City Adventist Church hosted Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism (AFCOE) on the weekend of April 21–22. More than 80 people attended the program as Chuck Holtry, AFCOE director,... More

Montana Constituents Approve New Directions

Montana Conference delegates are a hardy bunch, with a faithful combination of independence and loyalty. They are also remarkably dedicated — so much so that nearly 250 of them celebrated... More

Milo Teams With Business Partners for Summer Work Program

Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was faced with a challenge. Students needed summer jobs in order to be able to return to school in the fall, but there was a... More

Meadow Glade Fifth- and Sixth-Graders Author Worship Book, Serve Community

The fifth- and sixth-graders at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., were busy this past school year, reaching out to their community in several ways... More

Sunnyside Church Welcomes New Youth, Children’s Ministry Pastor

On June 10, 2017, Juan Fresse was introduced as Sunnyside Church’s new associate pastor in Portland, Ore. Fresse joins lead pastor Jonathan Russell and assistant pastor Kara Johnsson. He will... More

Meadow Glade Student Invited to National Youth Leadership Forum

Noah Schmalenberger, a seventh-grade student at Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School (MGAES) in Battle Ground, Wash., was invited to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Explore STEM... More

Hockinson Heights Cooks Up Health Living Class

The Hockinson Heights Church kitchen and fellowship hall in Brush Prairie, Wash., were bustling with activity for the first three Fridays in May as Sharon Harlan and Debbie Morauske led out in... More

Klamath Falls Church Helps Gospel Mission

The Klamath Falls Church in Oregon has been involved with helping the local Gospel Mission in a variety ways through the years. Kent Berry, the pastor of Gospel Mission, was invited to speak on... More

Hockinson Explores the Gorge

God was gracious and gave the Adventurers from Hockinson Heights Adventist Church in Brush Prairie, Wash., a dry day for their trip up the Columbia River Gorge. On April 30, Kalvin Morauske led a... More

Oregon Pathfinders Focus on 'Trusting God'

A beautiful spring day outside — an exciting fun-filled celebration of Pathfinder ministry inside. The Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair was held May 21 at the Oregon State... More

PAA Students Experience Scripture Through Wisdom Journals

“This week has been stressful,” says Ally Anunciado, a Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) senior. “I have a test that is really worrying me. But I’ve been planning a hike with... More

30-Hour 'Famine' Raises Money and Awareness

Living in the Pacific Northwest is a special treat. We’re surrounded by beautiful countryside, have a strong economic environment and enjoy a relatively peaceful political climate. But for 30... More

Priest River Preparedness Expo Proves a Different Type of Evangelism

On Sunday, March 19, the Newport (Wash.) Church hosted its second Preparedness Expo in Priest River, Idaho. This free community outreach event teamed the Newport Church with 20 community vendors,... More

Post Falls Offers Health, Weight Management Class

Post Falls Church members wanted to serve their north Idaho community by providing a series of health events. So, early in January the movie Forks Over Knives was shown at the Jacklin Arts and... More

Spring Brings Week of Prayer to Cascade Christian Academy

Each spring the students at Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee, Wash., look forward to week of prayer, especially because the high school class and student association chaplains choose the theme... More

Santellano to Lead Alumni and Parent Relations

Claudia Santellano, the new Walla Walla University (WWU) alumni and parent relations director, is no stranger to the WWU campus. Santellano completed a bachelor’s degree in business... More

WWU Hosts NAD Ministerial Conference

Between June 5 and 7, more than 35 representatives from Seventh-day Adventist institutions of higher education, the North American Division (NAD) ministerial department and the North Pacific Union... More

Washington Conference Welcomes New Leaders

Washington Conference introduced two new vice presidents during camp meeting this year. Craig Carr will serve as vice president for administration, and Craig Mattson will serve as vice president for... More

Camp Meeting Promotes Living Generously

Just 10 minutes before the Rise Against Hunger and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) service project at Washington Adventist Camp Meeting, only 25 volunteers had shown up and signed in... More

Bellingham Grows a Church

When Washington's Bellingham Church family sold its facility last year to move onto the same property as Baker View Adventist Christian School, they knew one thing for sure: The members wanted to... More

Mobile Dental Clinic Serves Ferndale

Ferndale Adventist Church partnered with Mercy Missions of the Northwest to offer a two-day Mobile Dental Clinic in May. The church also used the fellowship hall for a triage and simple medical... More

Skagit Valley Launches Radio Ministry

North Cascade Adventist Church in Burlington, Wash., dedicated its church service on April 29 to celebrating the grand opening of  the new "Radio of Life" church ministry: Skagit... More