March/April 2020

About this issue:

Where are our young adults and how can we be a church that embraces and welcomes people of all ages? This issue of the Gleaner looks at our vanishing youth and the opportunities before us to change the demographic landscape of our faith community.

Editorial

February 25, 2020 | Church | John Freedman
Have you heard the story about the young father reading the morning news while his … read more

North Pacific Union

February 22, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Steve Huey, et al.
Native American and Native Canadian people are “visual” people. From childhood they … read more

Perspective

February 27, 2020 | Church | Kevin McGill
“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty.” — Anne Lamott Hospitals have a way … read more

Perspective

February 26, 2020 | Church | Natashia McVay
Did you ever play the alphabet game during long road trips in the car? I have fond … read more

News

Acción

March 01, 2020 | Church | Carolann De León
When logistical complications pushed the autumn evangelistic series at Washington's … read more

Acción

March 01, 2020 | Church | Carolann De León
¿A quien se le va a ocurrir tener una serie de cosecha en diciembre? Bueno, cuando unos … read more

Adventist Health

February 28, 2020 | Adventist Health | Laurel Rogers
The healing, hope and wholeness Adventist Health strives to inspire often touches the … read more

Alaska Conference

February 03, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Jim Kincaid
After spending nearly 40 years in the rural Arctic, I am more convinced every day that … read more

Idaho Conference

February 14, 2020 | Church | Eve Rusk
After nearly two years of planning, the Eagle Church's community services team launched … read more

Idaho Conference

November 27, 2019 | Church | Lynne Lent
Longtime lay minister Alvin Schnell of Caldwell, Idaho, retired Sabbath, Sept. 28, 2019 … read more

Montana Conference

February 15, 2020 | Missions and Outreach
Blood is one of the most precious gifts you give another person — the gift of life. A … read more

Montana Conference

February 13, 2020 | Church | Hugo Mendez, et al.
Don Ritterskamp, a lifelong minister of the gospel, was shown appreciation for his 40.2 … read more

Montana Conference

February 02, 2020 | Youth | Jeni Schmidt
Jim Jenkins was searching for a way to connect with his unique congregation. After … read more

Montana Conference

December 18, 2019 | Church | Joella Foust, et al.
During the summer of 2017, a Bozeman Church member toured the United Blood Services ( … read more

North Pacific Union

February 22, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Steve Huey, et al.
Native American and Native Canadian people are “visual” people. From childhood they … read more

Oregon Conference

February 20, 2020 | Education | Jeff Birth
It’s been a fabulous year for Milo Adventist Academy agriculture, a year filled with … read more

Oregon Conference

February 16, 2020 | Church | Geri Paley
Church choirs from throughout the United States made up a mass choir of 275 voices in … read more

Oregon Conference

February 13, 2020 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
Technology is giving Portland Adventist Academy students a way to enhance their … read more

Oregon Conference

February 04, 2020 | Education | Amanda Rich Nawara
Last school year my class had the pleasure of meeting a neighbor of the school (Central … read more

Oregon Conference

December 27, 2019 | Church | Cheryl Dondino
Members of Oregon's Beaverton Church are constantly looking for mentorship … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

Looking at the Spokane River and the snowcapped mountains in the distance, one might … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 24, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Lowell Mann
The day Blue Mountain Television went on the air — April 20, 1990 — began the journey … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 19, 2020 | Church | Jared Spano
Betty Phillips, an 86-year-old Pasco Riverview Church member, recently completed a … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 19, 2020 | Church | Jay Wintermeyer
Feel like your Bible study time needs a reboot? Here are eight ways to revitalize your … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 14, 2020 | Youth | Anita Lebold
If you're in Wapato, Washington, looking for something to do with your family on … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 14, 2020 | Church
Are you wishing there were more kids or ANY kids in your local church? Start a club! … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

February 10, 2020 | Church | Donna Casebolt
During the 2019 Christmas season, the Village Church Grace Notes Handbells ensemble … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 31, 2020 | Church | Paula Oltman
Hermiston Church has begun to rebuild after a fire in June 2018 gutted the 1960s-era … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

January 23, 2020 | Youth | Anita Lebold
Upper Columbia Conference (UCC) recently expanded its ministry to families with young … read more

Walla Walla University

Each Tuesday and Thursday, more than 100 Walla Walla University students visit the new … read more

Walla Walla University

February 26, 2020 | Education | Kiersten Ekkens
Spencer Glubay, Walla Walla University senior bioengineering major, finished 48th out … read more

Walla Walla University

February 18, 2020 | Education | Makena Horton
Cold, dim winter days can drive college students indoors more often than during fall … read more

Washington Conference

Two years ago, Washington's Lacey Church started a chapter of the God’s Closet ministry … read more

Washington Conference

February 23, 2020 | Church
Most of the Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) students and staff are involved and highly … read more

Washington Conference

February 21, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Every morning at 6 a.m. and every evening at 6 p.m., prayer partners from Hispanic … read more

Washington Conference

February 21, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Todas las mañanas a las 6 a.m. y todas las tardes a las 6 p.m., los compañeros de … read more

Washington Conference

February 17, 2020 | Education
What makes the character of a school? While academics are arguably the most important … read more

Washington Conference

February 15, 2020 | Youth | Heidi Baumgartner
Twenty-nine children with special needs were the stars of the second annual Christmas … read more

Washington Conference

February 01, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Ten years ago, the regional African American churches of western Washington started … read more