For the past nine years, Adventist Medical Center (AMC) in Portland, Ore., and the Northwest Regional Heart and Vascular have participated in the Greater Portland Heart and Stroke Walk as a way to raise awareness about cardiac health in the communities while supporting the American Heart Association.
The weekend of June 6 was filled with activities culminating the high school careers of 31 students at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA) in Battle Ground, Wash.
Ted N.C. Wilson, world church president, and his wife, Nancy, recently paid a visit to Alaska. Williams Costa, world church vice president for communication, arranged the brief visit to the last frontier, in conjunction with a video production sequence they are doing.
Northwest Christian School (NCS) in Puyallup formed an international partnership in March with South Korea's Wonju Sahmyook Adventist School.
As part of a larger delegation, Craig Mattson, NCS principal, and Chrystal Clemens, NCS office manager, joined a delegation of Adventist school representatives from western Washington during spring break to do business in South Korea. After spending a few days in Seoul meeting with parents, students and educational agents, the delegation traveled to Wonju, about two hours east of Seoul.
Luka Pasi is one of the people in his church most faithful in sharing his faith with his community — and he is blind.
When his church — Port Orchard Church — began preparing for a 90-day evangelism blitz this spring, Pasi showed up for every training and outreach activity. Even on days off, Pasi showed up at church to pick up more resources and supplies so he could invite his 16 neighbors and people at his doctor’s office to the meetings.
Adventist education is a core value of the Seventh-day-Adventist Church. From our very beginnings, we have recognized that education must be key in our strategy to minister to the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This understanding has led us to develop a seamless system from preschool on through graduate levels of higher education. Our relatively small denomination supports the largest Protestant parochial school system in the world.
Why do children grow up Seventh-day Adventists and then leave the church? Last month we talked about how parents shouldn’t automatically blame themselves if they lose their kids to the world, basically because everybody gets to choose God for themselves (which is basically why the Bible doesn’t teach infant baptism). This month we’ll focus on reasons for attrition, the focus of my academic studies.
We are all partial.
Partial to chocolate over vanilla, partial to football over baseball, partial to Big Franks over Little Links … you get the idea. We’re also partial to certain understandings of biblical text.