News for 2005

Healing Hands The Power of Touch

November 01, 2005 / Danny Parada

I had never really thought about the importance of my hands until recently. At Tillamook County General Hospital, where I work as a chaplain, each year we honor our nursing staff and ask God to bless their hands in conjunction with National Nurses Week.

As I thought about those who would participate in our Blessing of the Hands ceremony, I wondered what I could say that would make a lasting impact on their lives. What I didn’t realize was that the story I shared would change my way of thinking about my own hands.

Welcome Back Bash Kicks Off New Year at WWC

November 01, 2005 / Kristi Spurgeon

Walla Walla College recently welcomed its students back to campus for the new academic year.

Fall quarter at WWC begins with JumpStart, a week of orientation and activities for new students, but the year really kicks off with the Welcome Back Bash, a time for students to meet, mingle, and become acquainted with the various clubs and organizations on campus.

Adventurer Family Campout

November 01, 2005 / David Yeagley

Travelers from Athens, a reluctant disciple, and a jail-breaking cat kept children spellbound at the 10th annual Adventurer Family Campout. This year’s campout, held at Sunset Lake Sept. 23–25, was attended by 138 Adventurers and their parents from across the conference and as far away as Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Washington Conference Session

November 01, 2005 / John Freedman

In accordance with our constitution and bylaws, notice is hereby given that the Washington Conference will hold its regular quadrennial conference session on Sunday, April 9, 2006. We are inviting all churches to submit suggested session agenda items to the conference by Jan. 9, 2006. All recommendations should be processed through the local church board.

Giving the Gift of Life

November 01, 2005 / Jondelle McGhee

Give life. Give hope. Give blood. This is the motto of the Puget Sound Blood Center as it encourages community members to give blood. It is this same challenge that the students and faculty of Auburn Adventist Academy took on as they rolled up their sleeves to save lives. Sept. 22 marked the first school blood drive at AAA in almost seven years.

Puget Sound Moving Up Largest Freshmen Class in the History of PSAA

November 01, 2005 / Brian Burton

Puget Sound Adventist Academy started the year off strong with an enrollment of 93 high school students, 30 of whom are freshmen. During the first week of school, area pastors came to the campus to pray with the students and dedicate their year to God. Students and staff carried that spiritual energy into a Friday evening vespers program, held on Alki Beach along Seattle's Puget Sound.