June 2018


Active Prayer, Personal Ministry

One day, after a short absence from Jesus, the disciples found Him praying. Being totally absorbed in His communion with the Father, Jesus was unaware of their presence. He continued to pray aloud...



ASI Northwest Holds Annual Meeting

Under the direction of Fred Cornforth, president, members of the Northwest chapter of Adventist Laymen's Services and Industries (ASI) gathered at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center in Everett...



In the May 2018 Gleaner, the Montana Conference news article about Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) on page 16 included a statement regarding an MEA parent that was inadvertently edited to say...


Just Like Jesus

Takers and Givers

Yesterday’s mail brought my copy of our new Bank of America Cash Rewards Visa card. Solid metal. With a golden chip that identifies me, my age, my appearance, my passwords, the name of my dog, my...



Soul Winning

I like winning. I feel fairly confident that everyone does, since it is a rare thing to find someone who enjoys losing — at least in the general sense.

Losing money, losing our keys,...


Adventists and Abortion

EDITOR'S NOTE: Perspective articles are the views of each author and do not necessarily represent the official stance of the North Pacific Union Conference or the Gleaner. We...


You Said It

Which Church Would You Join?

Joe and Ann (not their real names) felt both hurt and shock as the words slammed into their hearing. Sadness fell upon them as they left the meeting that Sabbath morning, never to return. He had...



Las Clínicas Para el Alma llegan a Payette, Idaho

“Dígale al pastor que no se detenga de hacer lo que está haciendo para ayudarnos a sanar nuestras heridas emocionales con las enseñanzas de Jesucristo.” Éstas... More

Adventist Health Portland Inspires High School Students

High school students in Portland, Ore., are getting a firsthand look at health care careers thanks to the innovative Student Healthcare Leaders program developed by Terry Johnsson, Adventist Health... More

'I Want to Know More'

I met Toni and Buck at a sandwich shop, as we lamented being stranded in the Anchorage airport. They wore the tired, ragged air of people who had spent the last four days at the airport. I sat... More

Bethel Church Celebrates Ordination With Alaskan Style

As their love for the Lord grew fervently, some of the new members of the Bethel Church in Alaska pledged themselves to work in the Lord’s service by accepting church offices. It was unknown... More

Pocatello Church Members Learn to Connect With Native Americans

A small group of church members gathered at the Pocatello (Idaho) Church on Friday evening, Feb. 2, 2018, to participate in a cross-cultural training seminar, led by Monte Church, retired North... More

Ronan Opens New Glacier View Church

Having outgrown our former church and with much planning, hard work and fundraising, we were excited to welcome about 160 members and guests to the grand opening of the new Glacier View Church in... More

PAA Mentorship Club Provides Opportunity

Maria Bibb, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) international student program director, knows her students learn English best when they interact with American students in casual and fun ways. That... More

Gardening Workshop Proves a Big Success

The North Valley Church garden in Merlin, Ore., was bursting April 8–10, 2018, with gardeners ready to learn and absorb special gardening techniques from master gardener Lynn Hoag from Sun... More

Milo Robotics Team Attends Tournament

The Milo Adventist Academy robotics team traveled from Days Creek, Ore., to Sacramento, Calif., for a First Tech Challenge tournament April 12 and 13, 2018. The First Tech Challenge (FTC)... More

Beloved CAA Icon Rests

A beloved teacher passed away Feb. 27, 2018, after a second bout with cancer. During the 30-plus years Reavis Belin taught at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash., he became the... More

Schwinghammer Accepts Oregon Conference VP Invitation

David Schwinghammer accepted an invitation Thursday, April 26, 2018, to become the next vice president for administration for the Oregon Conference. His invitation came after a joint meeting of the... More

Members Join Together for UCC Camp Meeting

We want to extend a special invitation to you to join us at Upper Columbia Academy for our annual Upper Columbia Conference camp meeting, June 20–23, 2018.  As we gather together this... More

Moscow Brings Last Supper to New Life

What is Agape in Action? Well, here at the Moscow (Idaho) Church, it is a celebration of Christ’s example of love in action. Natashia McVay, Moscow Church associate pastor, coordinated an... More

UCA Steps Back to the Future With Agriculture

What is green on the inside, metal on the outside and high-tech all over? Why, a container full of microgreens, of course! Introducing the all-new agriculture program at Upper Columbia Academy (... More

UCC Camp Meeting Speakers

John McVay For the past 10 years, John McVay has served as president of Walla Walla University in College Place, Wash. Earlier, he served as professor of New Testament, associate dean and... More

WWVA Students Mentor Through Friends Program

“The friends program is awesome,” says Nate Treadway, a senior at Walla Walla Valley Academy in College Place, Wash. “I get to spend time with my buddy, and he always looks forward... More

WWU Athletes Exercise Mental, Physical Abilities

Men’s Golf Team Places Third in Conference Championship The Walla Walla University men’s golf team placed third in the Cascade Collegiate Conference Championship tournament at... More

AMEN Everett Builds Partnerships With Community

It was 8 p.m., Thursday night, on April 19, 2018, outside the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash., when the first woman camped out the night before the AMEN (Adventist Medical Evangelism... More

Chehalis Celebrates 100 Years of Ministry

Churches often celebrate special milestones in their history. Chehalis Church in Chehalis, Wash., just reached a monumental milestone: its 100th anniversary of ministry. The centennial... More

Big Picture of Ministry

#UrbanSDA Western Washington leaders explored and learned about the different ways a ministry can work within their community to serve the people around them at the Urban Ministry Conference.... More

Students Level-Up Through Spiritual Game Planning

Twelve years ago, as Cheri Fletcher watched her husband coach their daughter’s elementary basketball team, she noticed something. Fletcher observed the team run plays over and over,... More

Students Learn the Meaning of Service

It was early morning when 20 high school students from Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) in Burlington, Wash., and their sponsors met in the school parking lot on March 2, 2018. They loaded the bus that... More

Western Washington Students Learn Life Skills

“I don’t have that kind of money — I just spent $2!” one fifth-grade student proclaimed as he tried to balance a budget at City Hall. But this wasn’t just any City... More