News for September 2007

A Stitch in Time Ministry Stitches Handiwork for Mission Field

October 01, 2007 / Nancy Ingersoll

Bellingham Church recently began Fancy Work Friends as a way for people with knitting, crocheting, embroidery, needlepoint and quilting interests to work on projects, learn a new skill and develop friendships.

When club leaders Donna Fuller and Nancy Ingersoll started brainstorming service projects for the club, they remembered Christian recording artists, Jim and Katie McDonald, and the images they presented, during a church concert, of orphans cuddling handmade blankets in Romania.

New Chapter, Same Purpose Northwest Christian School Prepares for New Facility

October 01, 2007 / Nicola McDonald

After serving the Puyallup community as Nelson Crane Christian School for more than 50 years, the eight-grade school recently changed its name to Northwest Christian School.

Along with the name change, the school is also getting a new building. On June 15, the groundbreaking ceremony was held, officially launching the school's "Cornerstone Campaign" to raise $10 million over the next two years.

Public Vs. Private School The Debate for Innocence

October 01, 2007 / William Hurtado

I visit public schools a lot to see my "church kids," and I’ve come to appreciate all the committed, hard-working educators. In fact, my wife works for the Anacortes public school system and my sister-in-law teaches at a public high school.

The public vs. private school debate is a hot topic not only in our Orcas Island community, but in other places too. Politics aside, allow me to give you one reason for Adventist Christian education: restored innocence.

Riding the Extra Mile AAA Freshman Makes a Difference

October 01, 2007 / Jondelle McGhee

It's not every day that you find someone willing to exchange leg cramps, sore muscles, and utter exhaustion for the benefit of complete strangers, but that is just the case for 15-year-old Zack Schulz, a freshman at Auburn Adventist Academy.

For the second consecutive year, Schulz participated in the Courage Classic, a three-day, 182-mile awareness fundraiser sponsored by the Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. This year, 400 people participated in the bike marathon from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass.

The Little School That Did! PAS Opens School Year in New Building

October 01, 2007 / Kerry Trethewey

A week before Poulsbo Adventist School (PAS) classes began, the school held a ribbon-cutting, recognition and dedication ceremony for the new facilities. In the 23-year history of the school, this will be the first school year where classes are not taught in the church basement. It’s a dream come true for students, teachers and church members. The more-than-5,700-square-foot facility offers two classrooms, an office, a teacher’s workroom, a commercial kitchen and a multipurpose room/gymnasium.

Youth Challenge Meets the Challenge

October 01, 2007

Washington Conference leaders offered a challenge to Youth Challenge, the summer literature evangelism program, a couple summers ago.

“The focus of Youth Challenge had been to distribute the maximum amount of literature,” said John Freedman, Washington Conference president. “Last summer, we challenged the Youth Challenge participants to see how many prayers they could share house-to-house. This summer, we challenged them to seek Bible study interests and continue the focus on prayer.”

A Church Plant Grows in Eastside

October 01, 2007

Over cornbread, beans and peach pie, a group of Korean Americans met together with a church planting coach to discuss how to plant a church. This accomplished group of young professionals no longer identified with traditional Korean American Seventh-day Adventist churches culturally or linguistically.