News for 2005

Society of Adventist Communicators Holds Convention in the Northwest

December 01, 2005 / Steve Vistaunet

Beautiful weather, dynamic presentations and active fellowship characterized the 2005 Society of Adventist Communicators convention held Oct. 20–23 at the Gladstone Park Conference Center in Gladstone, Ore.

More than 130 registered attendees from North America, including students from several Adventist colleges and universities, had the opportunity to rub shoulders with veteran communication professionals and establish new connections during the weekend.

Leadership and Projects Emphasized at Maranatha's Convention

December 01, 2005 / Julie Lee

The annual Maranatha convention was held Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at the Gladstone Park Convention Center in Oregon. Adventists in the Pacific Northwest came out in full force, filling the Holden Conference Center's Mount Hood Auditorium to capacity.

In the wake of the recent hurricanes that ravaged the southern coast of the United States, the 2005 Maranatha convention organizers invited two representatives from the Gulf States region to discuss the storms’ impact on Adventist communities.

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation

August 01, 2005 / Denise Williams

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! 29th Regional Convocation JESUS CHRIST: Today, Tomorrow and Forever! That was the theme for the 29th Regional Convocation, held May 12–15, at Camp Berachah, Auburn, Wash. Churches from all over the North Pacific Union came to worship, praise, and give thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Pictured are some convocation highlights.

Jesus Christ: Today, Tomorrow and Forever!

29th Regional Convocation

Caring Heart Awards

August 01, 2005 / Kara McGhee

Seventh-day Adventist school teachers and administrators believe that teaching young people to be actively involved in witnessing and service activities is central to Adventist educational goals. The Caring Heart Award is presented to a junior or senior student who reflects such characteristics. The award is funded by a private foundation and the North American Division and provides a $500 scholarship which may be used to participate in a mission trip or for tuition at an Adventist school. The North Pacific Union Conference’s recipients for 2005 are:

Tamala Newsome Receives Miliken Award

August 01, 2005 / Miliken Foundation

Tamala Newsome, Ball Elementary School principal in Portland, Ore., and member of the University Park Adventist Church, was the latest outstanding educator to be surprised with a $25,000 Miliken National Educator Award.

The Milken Family Foundation, Santa Monica, Calif., presents its National Educator Awards each year to recognize and reward outstanding educators across the U.S. and to spotlight teaching as a rewarding career choice.

Honor Shown by Native American Tribe

August 01, 2005 / Monte Church

When Native American people take the initiative to conduct an honorary pow wow ceremony for a non-native person, you’ve got to know that person is very special. Thirty years ago, Verna Clay and her husband Lee (who later passed away) moved to the Umatilla Indian Reservation near Pendleton for the purpose of reaching these people with the gospel. Through the years, the Clays took into their home many native foster children and were instrumental in starting a mission school for Indian children.