News for February 2018

Churches Work Together to Teach Vegetarian Lifestyle

February 14, 2018 / David Patrick

What if you could learn to add international flavors to your dinner plate? More than 60 people from the churches and community recently enjoyed learning to make vegetarian egg rolls and more types of Indonesian food with the Arlington and Everett (Wash.) Indonesian churches.

The Arlington Church has offered the Vegetarian Support Group (VSG) with lifestyle classes for several years.

Nome, St. Lawrence Island Churches Receive Practical Blessings

February 13, 2018 / Leon Ringering

Alaska's Nome Church was blessed during 2017 to have a volunteer construction crew from the Rivers Edge Church in McMinnville, Ore., come to install new windows and siding for the parsonage.

The crew was under the direction of Paul Knoblock and included his wife, Tami, plus Lloyd Smith, Carl Robert and Matt Weber. Within four days, the Nome project was completed.

Innovation Labs Encourage Listening

February 12, 2018 / Heidi Baumgartner

Lyapa Simuzoshya sat by herself at a table and watched as young adults filtered into the room, found friends, chose tables and prepared for the start of Innovation Lab.

“I was struggling with being at Innovation Lab because I was certain I’d be an outsider at the church gathering … again,” says Simuzoshya, who moved to the area a couple years ago. “I’ve struggled to find warm, inviting church people.”

Scholarship Redirects Milo Student

February 11, 2018 / Kathy Hernandez

Four-year senior Taleigha Schnoor, as a freshman, was among the first group of students at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., to receive the Every Child Deserves to Know Christ Scholarship from the Oregon Conference. The scholarship is provided by a group of generous donors who are deeply committed to Adventist education. 

Idaho Conference 2018 Camp Meeting

February 11, 2018 / Eve Rusk

This year's camp meeting is June 12–16, 2018, on the campus of Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho. We have chosen a theme of "Keeping God Real!"

As in past years, our evening and Sabbath morning meetings will be evangelistic in nature. John Bradshaw, It Is Written speaker/director, is our evening and Sabbath morning guest speaker. Weekday meeting and seminar speakers are Stan Hudson, North Pacific Union Conference Creation Study Center director; Charles White, great-grandson of James and Ellen White; and Bert Logan, from the It Is Written Spark program.

Schools Serve Through Local Love, Good Works

February 10, 2018 / Anika Zebron

Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School (KSDA) and Puget Sound Adventist Academy (PSAA) are only separated by a parking lot in Kirkland, Wash., and share school spaces like the gym and cafeteria, but there is something about coming together for a cause that creates a special sort of unity.

Jason Bibb Named PAA Principal

February 10, 2018 / Liesl Vistaunet

Just days before 2018 began, Jason Bibb accepted the offer to officially lead Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) in Portland, Ore., as principal.

Following a series of interviews with the PAA staff, students and local church pastors, the PAA board met and voted unanimously in support of Bibb's leadership as principal.

The leadership transition was smooth as Bibb had already been serving as interim principal since August and served as vice principal of finance for more than four years.

Dillingham Celebrates Happy Day

February 09, 2018 / George Dronen

Oct. 28, 2017, was a happy day in Alaska's Dillingham Church. Dan and Theresa Breeden and Vincent and Liza Henry became members of our church family.

The Breedens, along with their granddaughter, Sunny, moved to Dillingham, Alaska, in July just a little before Barbara and George Dronen became the interim pastoral team. Dan had grown up in a Seventh-day Adventist home but had never accepted this way of life. His wife, Theresa, was raised in the Catholic faith. When the Breedens relocated to Dillingham, they decided to enroll Sunny in Dillingham Adventist School.