News for 2005

Backpacking on Mt. Adams

December 01, 2005 / Richard Cook

Ten backpackers from the Gladstone Park Church went from Potato Hill North to Cold Springs Camp South with side hikes at Crescent Glacier around Mt. Adams in August. The group included families, singles, and youth.

"It was safer to hike the 26 miles around the mountain by going west than on the east glacier area," said Jim Mattis, organizer of the backpackers. "I enjoyed the open meadows and saw where the animals slept. Everyone had a wonderful time, and we're coming back."

Dallas Children Study the Sanctuary

December 01, 2005 / Julie Segura

Primary and junior Sabbath School class members at Dallas, Ore., studied about the sanctuary and its services. The children in the primary room built a large model of the sanctuary in their classroom, while the junior class members made individual paper models. The children learned all about the furnishings and their uses and the symbols that foreshadowed Christ and his work here on earth and in heaven.

Victories Won in Cave Junction

December 01, 2005 / Patty Hyland

The Cave Junction Church traditionally enjoys outdoor church at the Grayback Forestry Campground. This year the women's ministries committee, under the direction of Darlene Varney and Mondie Johnson, planned a special Bible treasure hunt for children, a Sabbath School class in the rustic amphitheater for adults, and a church service with Donna Griffith as the speaker. Griffith led the church in an interesting Bible study on the power of the Holy Spirit.

"Con Pie Firme" Hispanic Women's Retreat 2005

December 01, 2005 / Amy Schrader

More than 150 women gathered at Camp Kuratli in Boring, Ore., for the eighth annual Hispanic Women’s Retreat held Sept. 9–11. Coordinated by Alina Careaga, this year’s event featured Gillen Molina as the main speaker. Seminars by Aurora Canals, Kathy Hernandez, and Dora Rodas were also presented. The purpose of the retreat, according to Careaga, is to help the women learn how to better fill their roles as church members, mothers and wives.

Small With Big Dreams

December 01, 2005 / Rhonda Reedy

The Columbia Gorge Church began in 1978 when the first Sabbath School and church services were held at the Corbett Fire Hall. There were 78 people, and all were excited to be planting a church in a new area. Because the fire hall was crowded and did not give us space for children’s classes, we moved to the Corbett Christian Church the following summer.

The School That Prays Together Stays Together

December 01, 2005 / Elizabeth Fish

At Livingstone Adventist Academy, prayer is very important. Prior to school starting, the entire staff and local pastors gather in each school room to dedicate it with prayer. Music and English teacher Katrina Koch says, “It starts the year off right when we pray in every room of the school. It’s powerful.” The staff meets early every morning for worship and to pray for students' individual needs. By the end of the year, the entire student body will have been lifted up in prayer.