News for April 2011

ACCION Transformación en Washington

April 01, 2011 / Omar Grieve

Después de 10 meses de espera y preparación tuvimos una bendecida campaña evangelística con el Pastor José Rojas, en el auditorio de Clover Park Technical College, en la ciudad de Lakewood. Este proyecto, donde participaron todas las iglesias Hispanas de la Conferencia de Washington, comenzó al principio del año con la Convocación de la Hermandad. Todo el año, por consiguiente, preparamos el terreno inmediato con el trabajo de dos Obreros Bíblicos - los hermanos Víctor Infante y Rogelio Reynoso - y el cuerpo pastoral.

Technology and the Christian Church

April 01, 2011

Does your church use a large-screen system in the sanctuary during worship?

Churches with less than 100 in weekly attendance: 53 percent.

Churches with 100 to 250 in weekly attendance: 76 percent.

Churches with more than 250 in weekly attendance: 88 percent.

Does your church send e-mail blasts or e-newsletters to members?

Fifty-six percent of Protestant churches do so.

New Online Columns Begin Next Month

April 01, 2011

Mike Jones — Practical Ideas of Faith in Action

Veteran minister and author, Mike Jones "quit church" for more than a decade, but returned with a desire to make a difference in his church and his community. His winsome approach to practical faith will make you smile and think.

Cheri Corder — Christianity at Church


April 01, 2011

New NPUC Trust Services Director

Kimberley Schroeder is the new North Pacific Union Conference trust services director, replacing Gary Dodge who now fills a similar role for the General Conference. Schroeder, who has held trust services certification from the GC since 1990, has served as the NPUC Association assistant treasurer since 2002. She has also held various positions connected with treasury and trust departments for the Oregon and Alaska conferences.


April 01, 2011

More Background on Yakima Valley Academy

The photo ("From the GLEANER Archives," February 2011) was taken diagonally across Sunnyside Ave. from the "Assembly Hall" known today as the Granger Church.


April 01, 2011

Oh, the shame and embarrassment of the GLEANER editors! We credited the wrong individual for March's beautiful Images of Creation photo entitled "Candle in the Wind" reprised here. It was taken in Woodland, Washington, by Renae Smith of Brush Prairie, Washington. We are so sorry, Renae. Thanks for sharing your expertise and artistry with us all.

From the GLEANER Archives

April 01, 2011

If you can tell us anything about this photo, including who, when and where, let us know. Go to the GLEANER blog site at and add your comments to the discussion under the April photo in the Monthly Archival Photo section or e-mail us at

Slow Down: Fast Students lead 40-day challenge

April 01, 2011

Last year, Walla Walla University's student association encouraged students to spend 20 minutes each day with God. This year they decided to try something different and challenged students to "Slow Down: Fast."