September/October 2020

About this issue:

Are we a "come and get clean" kind of church or a place only for the "already clean"? Do we know how to receive broken sinners in the midst of their pain, or does the culture of our church work against people admitting their hurts and faults until they are all better? This issue of the Gleaner looks at seven key ingredients to help foster a culture of evangelism that welcomes God’s children into our faith community.

Editorial

September 09, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | John Freedman
What is the most difficult mountain to climb — Everest or Calvary? For me, I’d have to … read more

Perspective

September 02, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Jay Wintermeyer
Since assuming the role of editor a year ago, I have received many encouraging letters … read more

Perspective

September 02, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Kevin McGill
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a … read more

Perspective

The church I co-pastor in Moscow, Idaho, has been involved in many different outreach … read more

News

Acción

August 23, 2020 | Church | Walter Pintos-Schmidt
The COVID-19 plague arrived, and it was recommended we cease congregating in our church … read more

Acción

August 23, 2020 | Church | Walter Pintos-Schmidt
(y algunos por conferencia telefónica) Llegó la plaga y nos recomendaron dejar de … read more

Adventist Health

September 08, 2020 | Health | Japhet De Oliveira
Adventist Health's more than 37,000 associates are on a mission to live God’s love by … read more

Alaska Conference

August 24, 2020 | Church | Petu Chris Koonooka
In mid-March, Arctic Mission Adventure volunteer Petu "Chris" Koonooka, elder of the … read more

Alaska Conference

August 21, 2020 | Missions and Outreach | Steve Huey
I am here in Nome, Alaska, for Arctic Camp Meeting on this last Feb. 21–23, 2020. Blue … read more

Alaska Conference

August 17, 2020 | Church | Denise Tank
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit with full force and mandates for church closures were … read more

Alaska Conference

August 04, 2020 | Church | Jim Kincaid
The diversity of traditions among indigenous people groups regarding care of the … read more

Alaska Conference

July 30, 2020 | Church | Jim John
The dark, unfamiliar SUV pulled into the line of cars getting positioned for the start … read more

Idaho Conference

The saying most of us have heard — “no money, no mission” — is turned upside down by … read more

Montana Conference

June 01, 2020 | Church | Mayra Lindberg
We are thankful for the various and creative ways our brothers and sisters in Montana … read more

Montana Conference

May 19, 2020 | Church | Michelle Rosen, et al.
"We had just moved to town, and he welcomed us warmly at church. He later invited us … read more

Oregon Conference

August 27, 2020 | Education | Liesl Vistaunet
Portland Adventist Academy students made PAA history as the first to attend in-person … read more

Oregon Conference

August 25, 2020 | Education | McKenzie Wallace
While the beginning of a new school year always brings a measure of excitement and … read more

Oregon Conference

August 20, 2020 | Church | Dick Duerksen, et al.
The words "camp meeting" have brought folks from Oregon, Washington and beyond to … read more

Oregon Conference

August 20, 2020 | Church | Kristin Brooks
Our family really enjoyed Rocky Railway! Each day we looked forward to seeing familiar … read more

Oregon Conference

August 13, 2020 | Church | Denise Williams
Sharon Church and Your Bible Speaks Community Church came together on Sabbath, July 11 … read more

Oregon Conference

July 11, 2020 | Education | McKenzie Wallace
Kimberly Clifton, fifth grade teacher at Tualatin Valley Academy in Hillsboro, Oregon, … read more

Oregon Conference

July 10, 2020 | Education | McKenzie Wallace
Milo Adventist Academy principal Randy Thornton went over the top in his fundraising … read more

Oregon Conference

July 07, 2020 | Education | McKenzie Wallace
When Oregon Conference schools had to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 21, 2020 | Health | Cindy Williams
Did you know that surveys have shown that only 25% of Americans take all of their paid … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 18, 2020 | Church | Dustin Jones
Alareece Collie, executive pastor of Walla Walla University Church, was commissioned to … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 13, 2020 | Church | Kathy Forbis
We live in unusual times, where a global pandemic is causing fear, illness, death and … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 05, 2020 | Church | Beth Duffey
Rain has been no stranger to Clark Fork, Idaho, this year. After a wet and cool spring … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

August 03, 2020 | Church | Kathy Marson, et al.
The new interim pastor preached his first sermon at the Valley View Adventist Church in … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

July 15, 2020 | Church | Kathy Marson
This year’s camp meeting was unusual but powerful. “Search and Rescue,” held virtually … read more

Upper Columbia Conference

April 30, 2020 | Youth | Richie Brower
Like millions of parents, I remember the day the governor of our state closed all the … read more

Walla Walla University

August 24, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
New high-tech features were installed in several classrooms on the Walla Walla … read more

Walla Walla University

August 05, 2020 | Education | Kim Strobel
As Walla Walla University begins the 2020–21 school year, the university affirms its … read more

Washington Conference

August 28, 2020 | Church
13-plus Food Relief Sites At 13-plus food relief sites in western Washington, Adventist … read more

Washington Conference

Retired Navy Commander Mike Judd is on a mission: to help and encourage veterans in … read more

Washington Conference

August 22, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Nine Pacific Islanders renegotiated their eternal contracts during a Sabbath afternoon … read more

Washington Conference

August 19, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
Washington Conference’s camp meeting planning team had two main choices early this … read more

Washington Conference

August 13, 2020 | Church | Heidi Baumgartner
How do you minister to a large group of hurting people during coronavirus and racial … read more

World Church

July 09, 2020 | Church | Kimberly Luste Maran
On July 9, 2020, the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s General Conference executive … read more