News for 2018

Molalla Church Gets Shipwrecked

September 15, 2018 / Cindy Hepler

Twenty-two children attended Molalla (Ore.) Church’s Vacation Bible School. The entire church was decorated with palm trees, a wrecked ship, a treehouse hut, a waterfall and lots of animals.

Each day the children experienced what it was like to be on a deserted island while learning God never deserts them. The children loved seeing Bible stories come to life.

Forest Grove Women Enjoy Retreat

September 11, 2018 / Linda Seeber

A group of ladies from Forest Grove (Ore.) Church, along with a few women from the Hillsboro and Gaston churches, headed up to the Mount Hood Village Resort May 18, 2018, for a weekend filled with blessings from the Lord. God gave pleasant weather, which helped the group enjoy eating outdoors and going on beautiful walks in nature through the woods and along the river. The spiritual talks by Debbie Cox directed thoughts deeper into how to live balanced lives of devotion and industry from lessons in the lives of Mary, Martha and the Proverbs 31 woman.

Cedar Creek Celebrates Baptism

September 05, 2018

The month of June was a special time for the Cedar Creek Church because of a baptism for Brittney Anderson.

C.J. Anderson, a member of Cedar Creek Church, and Brittney were married three years ago at Cedar Creek. Brittney came from a different religious background and had been attending Cedar Creek Church while they were dating and after they were married. During this time Brittney helped in the children’s division at Sabbath School and also VBS.

Sandy Church Joins the Sandy Mountain Parade, Festival

September 03, 2018 / Tami Beaty

On July 12, 2018, the Sandy (Ore.) Church continued its tradition of participating in the Sandy Mountain Parade. The church entered the parade with a float portraying the church's mission project to help the people of Haiti by constructing homes for families displaced by a massive earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The float constructed on a flatbed trailer showed church members building with cement blocks to replace a homemade lean-to. The members look forward each year to being a part of this parade that is an important part of their community.

Milo Launches Farm Stand

August 30, 2018 / Jeff Birth

There is a new landmark on the Milo Academy campus in Days Creek, Ore. When you cross our iconic covered bridge to spend time with us, you will see the new Milo Market farm stand sitting in the corner of the market gardens and orchard.

What Camp Meeting Is All About

August 27, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

Camp meeting. It was never really about camping.

Through the years, thousands of God’s children have Come to Meeting with pup-tents, family tents, funny little bicycle tents, trailers, campers, motor homes and even an occasional sleeping bag rolled out on an ancient army blanket.

But it’s never really been about camping.

This is where many of us make our finest lifelong friends.

Where we eat Pronto Pups and laugh with new friends.

Big Lake Opens PCT Welcome Center

August 24, 2018 / Dick Duerksen

It began with a simple request, “Could I have a drink of water?”

That progressed to, “Is there a chance I can wash my clothes here?” ... “Any chance for a shower?” ... “May I get a real camp meal here?” ... and, “Any coffee?”

The “askers” spoke many different languages, were dressed like vagabonds and carried backpacks sized for sasquatch. The one thing they all had in common was that they were hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Some had begun hiking in Mexico, others had started in Canada, and some were doing the 2,659-mile trail in segments.