News for January 2003

Adventist Medical Center Shares Mission With Church

January 01, 2003 / Heather Wheeler

Adventist Medical Center (AMC) is passionate about sharing its mission of health and healing with the people of Portland, Ore.

And the facility is equally committed to ensuring that area Adventist pastors and church constituents are kept apprised of the hospital’s commitment to Christ-centered service.

AMC Welcomes Vice President

January 01, 2003 / Heather Wheeler

Carol Kunau, R.N., was recently appointed vice president of Patient Care Services for AMC, according to Deryl Jones, president and CEO of the hospital. In her new role, Kunau oversees all patient care areas of the facility.

“Sweet Honey in the Rock” To Appear Feb. 1

January 01, 2003 / Bradley Nelson

Grammy Award-winning a cappella group “Sweet Honey in the Rock” will perform Feb. 1, for the semiannual Walla Walla College Gala Concert to benefit the Thomas Hampson Humanities Merit Endowed Scholarship.

Since 1973, the group has combined contemporary rhythms and narratives with a musical style rooted in the spirituals and hymns of the black church.

PSAA Students “Connect” at Camp

January 01, 2003 / Kathy Fridlund

Students never know what to expect when they take part in the annual Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) “Connect” retreat.

Designed to help students develop a deeper connection with God, it also builds student friendships, aids in developing student/faculty trust, and provides opportunities for community service.

Math Enthusiasm Hits PSAA

January 01, 2003 / Becky Dewey

More than 174 students from several Adventist elementary schools packed into the Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) gymnasium to attend a recent “Mr. Math” presentation, “Getting Kids and Adults Excited About Mathematics.”

Host Willie L. Walker, “Mr. Math” himself, said students need to be able to do two things well in math: 1) Fluently multiply in their head, and (2) Focus, focus, focus.

Adventurer Camp-out Brings Solid Turnout

January 01, 2003 / Elizabeth Lake

About 200 campers recently came to Sunset Lake Youth Camp, near Wilkeson, Wash., to attend the annual Washington Conference Adventurer Club Camp-out.

Adventurer clubs are active in many areas of the world and enroll Christian students in grades one through four. Activities feature the Bible, health and fitness, nature, and people skills through club meetings, field trips, nature activities, crafts, games, and events.

Megabucks for Megahertz

January 01, 2003 / Barry Draggoo

Southwest Washington’s Christian radio station, 90.5 KACS, raised a record $91,000 in faith promises during its recent Sharathon. Hosts Loren Olson, left, broadcast director for LifeTalk Radio and original KACS general manager; Steven Vistaunet, North Pacific Union Conference communication director; and Lee McIntyre, lay pastor for Outreach at Riverside Community Church in southern California, praised God for bountiful blessings, with KACS general manager Chris Carey.