December 2018


An Appeal for Unity in Christ

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following statement represents the majority view of the North Pacific Union Conference executive committee, which voted 34-2 for approval at its regular meeting on November...


Just Like Jesus

What If

Yesterday Herod’s troops murdered my son. “He might be the Fake King,” they said, “so Herod, the Real King, says all pretenders must die. Tough deal.”

They tore him from my...



He Came, He Loved, He Conquered

Who’s afraid of a nursing infant? Herod, one of two despots in the Christmas story. The infamous ruler recognized in baby Jesus a genuine threat to his kingdom of coercion.




Wrangell Stays Faithful to God's Calling Through VBS

Each year Alaska's Wrangell Church members conduct Vacation Bible School throughout Alaska as part of their church outreach. The summer of 2018 was full of mountaintop experiences and low valleys... More

Alaska Celebrates Yupik Bible Recording

Wycliffe Bible Translators sent two young linguists, David and Mitzi Shinen, to Gambell in 1959. There, they learned the language for a few years and started to translate the New Testament of the... More

Billings Gets 'Shot in the Arm'

Visitors and members of the Adventist church in Billings, Mont., received a proverbial evangelistic "shot in the arm" from Jim Howard, on Sabbath, Oct. 6, 2018. A convocation entitled... More

Riverside Christian School Hosts 28th Annual Apple Festival

The 28th annual Riverside Christian School Apple Festival was held in Washougal, Wash., on Oct. 14, 2018. As in the years past, church and school volunteers spent two Sundays making apple pies and... More

Milo Creates Project Blessed Hope

Tragedy struck the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Nov. 5, 2017. Twenty-six people were killed and 20 injured in a church shooting. The news spread like wildfire and soon reached a... More

Hundreds of Small Groups Form in UCC

A recipe for a successful weekend conference is to make it convenient for the attendees. But God’s recipe was different in Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) recently. This is a busy season... More

Spokane Develops Free Dental/Medical Clinic

Spokane’s Better Living Center in eastern Washington has been part of the local Adventist church’s outreach to the community since 1976, when an auto parts store was purchased and... More

Goldendale Church Burns a Mortgage

The Goldendale (Wash.) Church members voted  in 2012 to build a multipurpose building. Our fellowship hall was much too crowded. We also needed a place where we could hold outreach programs such... More

Kettle Falls Holds VBS

Vacation Bible School, held from June 25–29 at the Kettle Falls (Wash.) Church, had 28–36 children attending. With adult/teen/parent helpers, attendance reached a total of 56. Says... More

Monique Finds God through Hardship

When Monique was 5 years old, her family moved from Corvallis, Ore., to the Pacific Coast resort town of Ixtapa, Mexico, where her dad got a job driving a tour bus. The family moved in with her... More

Bellingham Celebrates 125 Years of Serving Well

This year, Adventists are marking 125 years of ministry in Bellingham, Wash., with the completion of a new church facility on the sister ministry campus of Baker View Christian School. When... More

Auburn Donors Continue Generous Legacy

When Nadia Diaz was a freshman at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA), she heard about the Committee of 100 that funds special academic projects. “I saw joining as an opportunity for me to learn... More

Deaf Adventists Encouraged to Share Gospel

The lights flicker for attention. Conversation continues. Leaders motion for attention repeatedly. Forty people in the room finally settle down. Church begins with a familiar ebb and flow. And yet... More

Outdoor School Partners With Pathfinders and Adventurers

What is your favorite thing about outdoor school? If you were to ask a student, many of them would say they loved fishing, the lake, interacting with the horses, or even getting to touch an alligator... More

Public High School Students Find Spiritual Retreat

Fifty-five public high school students spent a late October weekend at the first public high school retreat in several years at Sunset Lake Camp in Wilkeson, Wash. Between retreat activities, Will... More