FYI - August 2009

August 01, 2009

WWU Offers Community College Partnership

Walla Walla University is introducing Homebase, a new residential life and discipleship program for students who wish to be part of WWU’s socially vibrant and spiritually rich campus community while pursuing selected areas of study at Walla Walla Community College.

While attending classes at WWCC, students can live in WWU’s residence halls, eat in WWU’s cafeteria, attend WWU’s social and spiritual events and participate in WWU’s clubs, student mission programs and intramural programs.

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Former division president, temperance leader, dies

Charles D. Watson, a Seventh-day Adventist youth and temperance leader in Britain who went on to serve as president of the church for the Middle East and East Africa, died at a hospice facility in Deltona, Fla., on May 26. He was 86. Throughout his 47-year career working for the church, Watson promoted healthful living in an effort to fight societal drug abuse. He also made member retention a personal goal.

Source: Adventist News Network

A Reference for Communication Leaders

The Communication Director Quick Start Guide is a manual written for local church communication volunteers. It describes communication with local members, the community and conference communication departments. It also provides information and tips on bulletin announcements, newsletters, bulletin boards, information packets, Web sites, newspapers, and radio and television announcements.

You can order Communication Director Quick Start Guide from, or by calling (800) 328-0525.

The Advent Movement

Steve Behrmann is serving as the interim pastor at the Sunnyside (Ore.) Church.

Gene Heinrich left his post as assistant pastor at the Vancouver (Wash.) Church to pastor the Rockwood (Ore.) Church in June.

Stephen Lundquist left his position as assistant pastor of the Sunnyside (Portland, Ore.) Church to become a staff member at Portland Adventist Academy.

Jim Osborne left the Bonanza/Chiloquin/Klamath Falls (Mont.) district to pastor the Albany (Ore.) Church in June.

David Smith is transitioning from pastor of the Tualatin (Ore.) Church to serve as assistant pastor of the Meadow Glade (Wash.) Church.

Charles Stout left the Coos Bay/Reedsport (Ore.) district in June to pastor the Astoria/Long Beach/Seaside (Ore.) district.

Edwin Vargas is leaving his pastoral position at The Rock/Hillsboro (Ore.) Spanish Church to enter the seminary.