March/April 2019

About this issue:

Conferences throughout the Northwest are collaborating on a new initiative with fresh resources for local church revitalization, community engagement and evangelism. Read all about Vision 2020 in the March/April issue of the Gleaner.

More Features

March 07, 2019 | Missions and Outreach
Committed Seventh-day Adventist members and organizations, many of them connected with … read more
March 07, 2019 | Missions and Outreach
The Northwest chapter for Adventist Laymen’s Services and Industries (ASI NW) is … read more

Editorial

It’s a common refrain in movie scripts: “I’ll come back for you,” says the hero. “I … read more

Intersections

February 08, 2019 | Church | Steve Vistaunet
When the Camp Fire swept through Paradise, Calif., and the surrounding area this past … read more

Just Like Jesus

March 14, 2019 | Health | Dick Duerksen
Marcy has cancer — at least that’s what the medical gurus say. It began, most likely, … read more

Perspective

March 13, 2019 | Church | Martin Weber
Earnest voices among us warn about a “social gospel” movement. With good reason. Some … read more

Perspective

March 12, 2019 | Church | Seth Pierce
In Ovid’s rendition of the tale of Narcissus, he writes of a talkative nymph, much … read more

News

Acción

March 11, 2019 | accion | César De León, et al.
It’s undeniable: The rapidly growing number of studies are providing the scientific … read more

Acción

March 11, 2019 | Hispanic | César De León
¡Es innegable! Los estudios siguen comprobando que como humanos fuimos programados para … read more

Adventist Health

February 09, 2019 | Health | Adventist Health
Adventist Health employees embrace their mission — living God’s love by inspiring … read more

Alaska Conference

February 06, 2019 | Church | Celesta Babb
Picture a two-story pink house with a small yellow house sitting right next door, right … read more

Alaska Conference

February 04, 2019 | Church | Tennille Shin
“Good afternoon, I found your email online and was hoping you might be able to help us … read more

Alaska Conference

February 02, 2019 | Church | Elouise Hawkes
Dec. 21, 2018, had arrived. As the time for our Christmas program drew closer and … read more

Idaho Conference

February 26, 2019 | Church dedication | Eve Rusk
A church has a dedication service when their building loan is paid off. For most, that … read more

Idaho Conference

February 19, 2019 | community service | Eve Rusk
What happens when ideas, church members and an unstoppable force get together? At the … read more

Montana Conference

March 07, 2019 | Church | Elden Ramirez
We would like to invite you to join us for a revival and transformation experience this … read more

Montana Conference

February 05, 2019 | Church | Norma Trent
In Montana, we know fishing: fly fishing, lure fishing, fishing from boats, fishing … read more

Montana Conference

January 28, 2019 | Education | Renae Young
The word “fundraiser” often conjures up a variety of reactions. However, whatever the … read more

Oregon Conference

February 26, 2019 | Education | Amanda Rich Nawara
It was an ordinary fall day for the students of Central Valley Christian School in … read more

Oregon Conference

February 25, 2019 | Church | Jonathan Russell
On a chilly January morning, 280 people gathered at Holden Convention Center in … read more

Oregon Conference

February 21, 2019 | LGBT
In January 2019, the entire pastoral and educational team of the Oregon Conference set … read more

Oregon Conference

February 19, 2019 | Church | Elizabeth Fresse
Anticipation and eagerness was in the air, and people greeted each other with an extra … read more

Oregon Conference

February 08, 2019 | Education | Larry Hiday
For Adventist academies, vespers programs and good connections (also known as … read more

Oregon Conference

February 06, 2019 | Church | Carol Specht
Lents Church and Lents Neighborhood Association (LNA) in Portland, Ore., teamed up to … read more

Oregon Conference

February 05, 2019 | Church | Cheryl Dondino
Thirteen youth, primarily from grades four through 12, provided piano or vocal … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 27, 2019 | Church Business | Kathy Marson
In advance of the Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) Constituency Session to be held Sept … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 20, 2019 | Missions and Outreach | Tim Rasmussen
The Lord has been doing great things through water for life for the people of Guatemala … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 10, 2019 | Christmas | Kathy Marson
For about 30 years a beautiful Nativity display has sat next to I-90 in the Spokane, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 07, 2019 | Church | Natashia McVay
The city of Moscow, Idaho, has a yearly Christmas parade down Main Street to welcome in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 31, 2019 | native american | Suellen Lines
All Nations Center (ANC) in Wapato, Wash., was blessed to welcome our new district … read more

Walla Walla University

February 25, 2019 | history
Greg Dodds, professor of history and chair of the Walla Walla University Department of … read more

Walla Walla University

February 21, 2019 | Education
The Walla Walla University Center for Educational Equity and Diversity (CEED) is … read more

Walla Walla University

February 21, 2019 | Education
Walla Walla University junior and seniors classes announce 2019 class officers. Senior … read more

Washington Conference

February 14, 2019 | young adults | Katie Fellows
It began with a dream from a young adult — a dream to bring this generation’s western … read more

Washington Conference

February 13, 2019 | Church | Shavonne Samuels
Have you ever come to a crossroad or felt stuck in your life and prayed, “God, what is … read more

Washington Conference

February 09, 2019 | Church | Katie Fellows
It was a quiet October day when the phone rang and interrupted the normal day-to-day … read more

Washington Conference

February 07, 2019 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
How do you facilitate a crucial conversation? You start small with one-on-one … read more

Washington Conference

February 03, 2019 | Church | Dustin Serns
“Come on this whirlwind tour of the Holy Land and the Bible! Learn from the past. Live … read more

Washington Conference

February 02, 2019 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
This is a God-sized story about three generations of church plants: one established, … read more