News for July 2012

Pathfinder Fair 2012 Held in Albany

August 01, 2012 / Jennifer Burkes

The 2012 Oregon Conference Pathfinder Fair, held May 20 at the Linn County Expo Center in Albany, Ore., began with the Pathfinder parade. Pathfinders marched in front of a large audience, which included Tracy Wood, Oregon Conference Pathfinders director. Wood welcomed them and said, "Good morning! Looking sharp."

Next was the posting of colors (flags) by the Pleasant Valley (Happy Valley, Ore.) Pathfinders color guard, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and opening prayer.

Pathfinder Sabbath Held in Grants Pass

August 01, 2012 / Jennifer Burkes

Not only did the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrate six baptisms on May 5, it also hosted Pathfinder Sabbath. Under the leadership of Steve King, these boys and girls spent many weeks preparing for this event. The Pathfinders used songs and skits to emphasize their theme, "Send Me."

Prineville Presents 'An Evening at Cafe Grace'

August 01, 2012 / April McNeil

The Prineville (Ore.) Church recently hosted "An Evening at Cafe Grace," a one-act play written and directed by a local member as a low-key outreach. The fellowship hall was turned into Cafe Grace, where guests were greeted at the door by one of the waitresses in the play. The menus they were given featured the "On the House" Special for the evening, an overflowing homemade desert and snack bar.

Grants Pass Mexican Fiesta Features CHIP Plant Food Cuisine

August 01, 2012 / Robin Martin

"The meal could be served in a restaurant with no apologies," reports one of the participants in the "Mexican Fiesta" cooking class held May 6 at the Grants Pass (Ore.) Church.

The first Sunday of every month, the CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program) Delicious Plant Food Cuisine cooking team presents an event in the Grants Pass, Ore., area, ranging from cooking demonstrations with hearty samples and recipes to restaurant experiences with guest speakers and vegetable garden tours.

Vancouver Hosts 'Hands On' Gardening Workshop

August 01, 2012 / Marilyn Puccinelli

Master gardener and agriculturist Lynn Hoag, who operates suncountrygardens.com and has made a lifelong study and practice of Ellen White's planting methods, held a "Hands On" Gardening Workshop at the request of the Vancouver (Wash.) Adventist Community Church, May 20–23.

Despite a rainy day, more than 70 attended this outreach ministry, including church members, community members and children.

Grants Pass Celebrates Baptisms

August 01, 2012 / Jennifer Burkes

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrated six baptisms on May 5. Family and friends filled the sanctuary on a beautiful Sabbath morning to witness this blessing. Marvin Clark, pastor, performed the baptisms, providing a brief story about each baptismal candidate.

Peter Cousland was invited by a friend to church one Sabbath. He quickly saw the love and truth for which he had been searching and now thanks Jesus for never leaving or forsaking him.